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10:36 pm on Thursday December 13, 2012

Charleston County Council votes to build I-526

Instead of passing the road project to the City of Charleston, on Thursday night Charleston County Council voted to build the much-debated I-526 section through Johns and James islands. The vote was 5-4. Many reports abound, but I'll point you to...
6:36 am on Thursday December 13, 2012

City of Charleston votes for control of stalled I-526 project (Update: Dead in the water?)

Update: Instead of passing the road project to the City of Charleston, county council has voted to build the road. In the face of an organized public resistance to the road project Charleston County Council has previously tried handing off...
5:41 am on Tuesday June 26, 2012

With $1.8 million for iPads, Beaufort School District budget earns approval

Flickr user flickingerbrad The much-debated purchase of 7,600 iPads for use by the Beaufort County School District earned approval at the Beaufort County Council meeting on Monday, along with mandatory 2% raises and a slight property tax hike.
3:22 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

Northern Beaufort County's council influence to shrink (update: representation concerns)

Flickr user jimmothy05 Update May 25: Add it to the "no shocker" file, a brief update from The Island Packet reports that a number of residents from areas surrounding Beaufort voiced their concerns about the new plans. According to the article,...
9:29 am on Saturday May 14, 2011

With I-526 plan killed, state banking agency demands $11.6 million returned

Image by Flickr user *MarS Update May 14: Charleston's own state Senator Glen McConnell is taking the line that Charleston County needs to pony up the millions in cash. Head on over to The Post and Courier for the story on the latest volley in...
6:02 am on Saturday March 19, 2011

A Bluffton Olive Garden, masonry, and a bureaucratic ring match

Flickr user truds09 The salad and breadsticks aren't the only endless thing. While the Beaufort Olive Garden marches on, the one proposed for South of the Broad has become ensnarled in battle of bureaucratic prowess.  At the heart of the battle is...
3:50 am on Friday March 18, 2011

Hoping to save some trees and time, Charleston County Council opts for iPad 2s over info packets

Image by Flickr user k jwpriebe Digital representations: Better than the real thing?Eyeing nearly $30,000 a year in labor and materials savings, Charleston County dropped half that amount to buy 15 iPad 2s so that county council's meeting packets...
3:23 pm on Monday January 3, 2011

Beaufort County Council swearing in returning members (update: Newton re-elected)

Update, evening: Bluffton Today is reporting that Weston Newton has been re-elected as chair and Paul Sommerville as vice chair. Read the paper's report on the meeting and talk of preparation for redistricting over here. First reporting: The seven...
2:10 am on Sunday January 31, 2010

Keith Summey accused of making too many political ties, but how do they hold up comparatively?

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey is taking a bit of flak in The Post and Courier for making his ties to County Council too strong. But in a region with old blood lines and mayors that have served for 36-year terms, you have to wonder if this...
5:53 am on Wednesday November 18, 2009

Charleston County taking first steps to counter influx of Boeing car traffic

Image by Flickr user roujo Image by 20091118-cone.jpg Thousands of local jobs are great for everyone, but not so much for traffic. Read more stories on this subject in our Boeing topic page.Charleston County is taking the first steps to counter...