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Dorchester, South Carolina is located in Dorchester County. Zip codes in Dorchester, SC include 29437. The median home price in Dorchester is $100,000.

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Yesterday | Post and Courier

Reconciling with the CRDA

Charleston County Council took a needed reality check last week, deciding not to bail out on the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, as council chairman Teddie Pryor had previously announced.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Summerville Journal-Scene

TriCounty Link seeking public input for possible changes

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Corrine Donahue discusses TriCounty Link with Lincolnville Firefighter William Bohannon, Mayor Charles Duberry, and Town Clerk Sophia James during a meeting in Lincolnville Town Hall Aug. 26. The public transportation provider has been working to gather public input on existing bus routes and proposed changes aimed at ... (more)

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Post and Courier

New Dorchester parks director being given a blank canvas

Eric Davis was recently hired as Dorchester County's first Parks and Recreation Director.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Post and Courier

Prosecutor has several options on S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell case

The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby Harrell has several options for the case that's been handed to him from the attorney general.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Post and Courier

Public debate required on RDA

Charleston County Council today is expected to discuss the dicey situation created by Chairman Teddie Pryor last week when he declared that the county had severed its 19-year relationship with the Charleston Regional Development Alliance.

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Post and Courier

South Carolina makes small gains in ACT college entrance exam scores

South Carolina public school students continue to make small gains in scores on the ACT college entrance exam, but still fell short of the national average, according to figures released Wednesday.

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The Star

Other views: Harrell case back on track

It would have been reasonable to conclude that S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell's ethics case had fallen down a rabbit hole in view of the extended period of judicial silence since the state Supreme Court sent it back to Circuit Court on July 9. But it won't be Attorney General Alan Wilson handling the complaint by Ashley Landess of the S.C. Policy ... (more)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post and Courier

Save CRDA from counties' myopia

I was pleased to see in your Aug. 17 editorial the call for prudence in the face of a rush by selected critics to dismantle the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and replace it with fragmented efforts at the county level.

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The Summerville Journal-Scene

County's first parks director ready for challenge

As director of a department of exactly one - himself - Eric Davis will set the course for the county's parks, and that's part of what attracted him to the job.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Post and Courier

Solicitor: Fatal shooting of murder suspect in St. George justified

Norwalk Police Dept. Vamond Elmore was shot in St. George by SLED, Dorchester deputies and U.S. Marshals.

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The Moultrie News

SC gets $2 million to help homeless veterans

The Veterans Affairs Administration is awarding $2 million to seven counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry to assist homeless veterans.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Post and Courier

Conservation, business partnerships evolve

Public or private conservation efforts have now protected more than three quarters of a million acres around Charleston - nearly one-third of the land mass of Charleston, Berkeley Dorchester and Colleton counties.

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Post and Courier

Almost 20 years in, has Charleston Regional Development Alliance run its course?

The approach was basically every municipality for itself, as the three counties in the region competed fiercely for new jobs.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Fort Mill Times

Harrell: State grand jury investigation has ended

Harrell said in a release Saturday that Attorney General Alan Wilson removed himself from the case and passed responsibility to David Pascoe, the chief prosecutor for Calhoun, Dorchester and Orangeburg counties.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

Post and Courier

South Carolina gets $2 million to help homeless veterans

The Veterans Affairs Administration is awarding $2 million to seven counties in the South Carolina Lowcountry to assist homeless veterans.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Moultrie News

Public workshop announced for Riverland Drive Study

The Berkeley Charleston Dorchester Council of Governments announced that it will be holding a public workshop to gather input on a Corridor Management Plan for the Riverland Drive Scenic Byway on James Island.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston County pulls out of Regional Development Alliance

Charleston County will no longer provide funding or be a part of the main industry-recruiting agency in the Lowcountry and wants to create a new job-seeking alliance with Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

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Post and Courier

Dorchester County Council approves grant for Sawmill Branch project

Leadership Dorchester's Class of 2014 recently unveiled its plan to add a number of amenities to the Sawbranch Mill Trail, a hiker/biker path that runs along Sawbranch Creek in Summerville from East Richardson Road to the Oakbrook YMCA.

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The Summerville Journal-Scene

Dorchester man reports encounter with suspicious character

According to a Dorchester County Sheriff's Office incident report, the man said he was asleep in a chair in his living room about 10:38 p.m. Aug. 1 when he was awakened by a loud banging sound from outside the house.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Post and Courier

Rift between Charleston industry recruiter, counties widens

On Monday, Charleston Regional Development Alliance Chairman Lonnie Carter told The Post and Courier that Charleston County had informed the group it will no longer provide funding to support its $3.1 million operating budget.

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