By Doug Bostick | JAN. 12, 2015 — Major General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864. In a telegram to President Lincoln, he offered, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah …”
There are several events over the next few days to celebrate and commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be observed Jan. 19. Here is a list of events ahead for Charleston’s observance, considered the state’s largest tribute to the slain civil rights leader.
During 2014, the Charleston County Greenbelt Program helped facilitate the protection of 200 acres of rural landscapes through the purchase of conservation easements and the purchase of 250 acres that will be open to the public for recreation, farming and desired water-related activities. The program made strides toward meeting the public’s wishes through the approval of 16 projects totaling $6.5 million.