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New county park is open for business

The new 745-acre Laurel Hill County Park that opened last month offers more places in East Cooper for county residents to run, walk and bike. Laurel Hill County Park is located between U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 41 in Mount Pleasant, but is accessible to the public from its trail head, located at the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department’s Park West Recreation Complex.

by · 02/02/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news
From the State of the City to a new county park

From the State of the City to a new county park

Charleston Mayor Joe Riley will offer his last State of the City address at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27 from City Hall’s Council Chamber, 80 Broad Street, Charleston. Click to see more good news.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

Sabine: Looking for a summer camp

JAN. 26, 2015 | As we settle into the new year, popular demand for the best summer camps has resulted in early planning. January and February are now the months to begin looking at your summer calendar and bookmark the websites you will watch for upcoming camp schedules and registrations.
To help get your game plan organized, we offer a breakdown of some of our favorite camps, what they specialize in and a timeline of when those 2015 online schedules will appear on your screen.

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Kids
Coretta Scott King (center) with strikers, Charleston, South Carolina, 1969, courtesy of the Avery Research Center. Left to right: Julia Davis, Mary Moultrie, Coretta Scott King, Rosetta Simmons, Juanita Abernathy, and Doris Turner. Photo from 1969 via the Avery Research Center at the  
Lowcountry Digital History Initiative.

45 years ago: Charleston hospital workers’ strike

By George Hopkins | In Charleston in 1969, issues of race, class, and gender coalesced in a strike of more than 400 African American hospital workers, mostly female, against the all-white administrations of the Medical College Hospital (MCH) and Charleston County Hospital (CCH). The strike against MCH lasted 100 days during spring and summer; the one at CCH went on for an additional three weeks.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news, S.C. Encyclopedia
County now offers Smart911 service for free

County now offers Smart911 service for free

The Charleston County Consolidated 9-1-1 Center has launched “Smart911,” an innovative tool to enhance emergency 9-1-1 responses. It allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information that they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. The service is free.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

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 …”

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, History
Lots of events ahead to remember King

Lots of events ahead to remember King

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.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Good news, News briefs
Ruff: Charleston County protects more greenspace in 2014

Ruff: Charleston County protects more greenspace in 2014

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.

by · 01/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, Good news