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Graham on the Path Forward in Afghanistan

 

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made these statements on the path forward in Afghanistan.  “American service members are not acting as policemen in Afghanistan.  They are the front-line defense for America against the reemergence of radical Islamist groups who wish to attack the American homeland.   “To trust the Taliban to control al-Qaeda, ISIS-K, and…

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The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education

 

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs presents two concurrent exhibits, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color by Andrew Feiler and HBCUs: Creating Power Through Education by Synthia SAINT JAMES, on view at City Gallery August 23 through October 6. The two distinct shows examine race, privilege, and the power of education through…

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City reports on progress of Eastside initiatives

 

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Police Chief Luther Reynolds and other city officials attended a neighborhood meeting organized by the Eastside Community Development Corporation to give an update on city initiatives in the Eastside neighborhood. Mayor John Tecklenburg said, “Together, we’ve made real progress here on the Eastside in recent years, but as last week’s tragedy…

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Coroner’s Office Re-dedicates County Cemetery

 

The Coroner’s Office unveiled the first round of improvements made at the Richland County Cemetery during a re-dedication ceremony Tuesday morning. A new fence surrounds the cemetery, which serves as a final resting place for those whose remains are either unidentified or unclaimed or whose families cannot afford a burial. County Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson…

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City of Columbia hires new Assistant City Manager for Operations

 

The City of Columbia has announced a new member to its executive management team. Henry M. Simons has been named the new Assistant City Manager for Operations effective today, August 12, 2019. In his role, Simons will oversee operations for four major City departments including the Parks and Recreation Department, Support Services, Fleet Services and…

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Street resurfacing projects scheduled to begin next week

 

The neighborhood streets below are scheduled for resurfacing as part of the City’s ongoing pavement management program, which includes street resurfacing, restriping and maintenance treatments. The program is funded through a combination of the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and the Greenville Legislative Delegation Transportation Committee’s (GLDTC) Municipal Match Resurfacing Program (MMRP). Street resurfacing projects…

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Applications being accepted for 2019 Citizens Fire Academy

 

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is now accepting applications for its annual Citizens Fire Academy. The free seven-week program is open to anyone age 18 and older. The Citizens Fire Academy offers a unique opportunity for citizens who live and work in Greenville to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. In…

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City of Cayce announces James Crosland as new Assistant City Manager

 

The City of Cayce is pleased to announce that a new Assistant City Manager has been selected and that he will dive into his new role with the City beginning tomorrow morning. “We had so many qualified and dynamic people apply for this position,” stated Cayce City Manager, Tracy Hegler. “In his role as the Deputy Chief of…

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South Carolina’s unique approach to battling disastrous flooding

 

By Tom Mullikin With hurricane season upon us, the entire east coast of the United States is again holding its breath, particularly southeastern states like those of us in S.C., N.C., Georgia and Florida. States with coastlines along the Gulf of Mexico are facing similar angst and anticipation. Here in South Carolina we might expect…

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BCDCOG expands staff with several key hires

 

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments expanded its team with the addition of several key recent hires. Mike Hemmer will serve as a Senior Planner, Jon Dodson as Planner II, Diane Riedle as Staff Accountant, and John Lambert as Mobility Coordinator. “It’s an exciting time for BCDCOG as we continue to build out an outstanding team…

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