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3 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Could Bobby Harrell's departure impact Charleston's road money?

The controversial plan to extend Interstate 526 across Johns and James islands already was wavering when House Speaker Bobby Harrell announced last week that he was suspending himself after being indicted on nine ethics and misconduct charges, some local leaders say. Now they worry that if Harrell is unable to retain his spot, the loss of the highway's most powerful champion will bring the $558 million transportation project to a halt or slow its progress even more.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Fallen Charleston County deputy laid to rest

The 43-year-old Charleston County deputy killed in the line of duty on Sept. 8 has been laid to rest in West Ashley.

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Post and Courier

Charleston County high schools still waiting to receive new A.P. U.S. history books

Nearly a month into the school year, some Charleston County students studying U.S. history don't have their own textbooks for the course as a result of a delay in state funding for certain textbooks earlier this year. Solange Brewer, textbook coordinator for the Charleston County School District, said the Legislature didn't approve funding for the state's high school history books until late July, which left the district scrambling to order books for its college prep, honors and advanced placement history classes just three weeks before the start of school.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Charleston County Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Charleston County launched a new website redesign Monday, giving a new look for its information services and online visitors. While the website's host URL remains the same, its layout has changed to become more topic-driven rather than sorted by departments.

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Post and Courier

30-year-old man shot to death in parking lot of Charleston County nightclub Saturday night

A 30-year-old man died after he was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a Charleston County nightclub Saturday night. Charleston County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Big Rock Club at 2282 Kimbell Road near North Charleston at about 10:35 p.m., Maj.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

ABC News 4 Charleston

Hundreds attend funeral for fallen Charleston County deputy

The funeral was held Monday for a Charleston County sheriff's deputy who was shot to death in the line of duty last week. Officials expected several hundred, if not a thousand or more, law enforcement officers for the Monday funeral of 43-year-old Deputy Joseph Matuskovic in Charleston.

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The Indianapolis Star

Hoosier killed after allegedly shooting South Carolina deputies

Hoosier killed after allegedly shooting South Carolina deputies Michael D. Oswald, 38, was armed with an assault rifle, police say. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s3iIaO This picture released on Tuesday, Sept.

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FOX Carolina

Judge: Sanfords to mediate over parenting issues

A judge says U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife have agreed to mediate issues concerning parenting of their four sons. Family Court Judge Daniel E. Martin, Jr. said Monday a request to seal the entire proceeding is still pending.

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Related Topix: Parenting, Family, US Governors, Mark Sanford

The Indianapolis Star

Hoosier killed after allegedly shooting South Carolina deputies

Hoosier killed after allegedly shooting South Carolina deputies Michael D. Oswald, 38, was armed with an assault rifle, police say. Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1s3iIaO This picture released on Tuesday, Sept.

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WMBF

Funeral being held for Charleston County deputy

The funeral is being held for a Charleston County sheriff's deputy who was shot to death in the line of duty last week. Hundreds of law enforcement officers are expected for the Monday funeral of 43-yeare-old Deputy Joseph Matuskovic in Charleston.

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Post and Courier

Charleston County pays treasurer, former auditor Moseley thousands in back pay

Charleston County's former longtime auditor Peggy Moseley and Treasurer Andrew Smith recently got a total of nearly $60,000 that had wrongly been withheld, officials said, because of a misinterpretation of a law regarding their state compensation. Moseley, who was auditor for 20 years before withdrawing from the race in 2012, and Smith each got checks for $29,640 in back pay for three years, going back to March 2011, county Chief Financial Officer Keith Bustraan said last week.

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Related Topix: Johns Island, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Deputy's fiancee: 'We want him to be remembered as a hero'

At a private candlelight service Saturday night made up of Deputy Joseph Matuskovic's closest friends and family, his fiancee says she wakes up every day hoping the last week was just a dream. It's a quote written on large piece of paper that hangs in the front of Deputy Joe Matuskovic's two story Summerville house.

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The Star

S.C. Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

The Democrat challenging Secretary of State Mark Hammond is generating interest in the down-ballot race by criticizing his 183-mile round-trip commute to Columbia that's funded by taxpayers. There's nothing illegal about Hammond's commute from Spartanburg.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Spartanburg, SC, Hybrid, SUV, Dodge Durango, Dodge, Orangeburg County, SC

The Star

S.C. firefighter recalls breaking race barriers

Charles Middleton stirs from slumber, seemingly troubled by the thoughts racing through his mind. A gentle touch from his wife sets him back at ease.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC, Fire, Claflin University

Post and Courier

Man shot to death in parking lot of Charleston County nightclub Saturday night

A man is dead after he was shot multiple times in the parking lot of a Charleston County nightclub Saturday night. Charleston County Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Big Rock Club at 2282 Kimbell Road near North Charleston at about 10:35 p.m., Maj.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Post and Courier

Stereotyping school needs reinforces GOP stereotypes

So no one is too surprised the Charleston County GOP is considering a resolution to oppose the school district's 1 percent sales tax referendum on the November ballot. The funny thing is, the party concedes there are some definite district needs.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Mount Pleasant, SC, McClellanville, SC

Courier News

Engagement: Caitlin Gray & David Kratz

Kathleen Reilly are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Caitlin Elizabeth to David Jerrold Kratz, son of Dr. and Mrs John Kratz of Charleston, SC.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, University of South Carolina

Post and Courier

Good plan needs buy-in

No one should be surprised that some advocates of Lowcountry Tech Academy are alarmed by a plan to move it from the former Rivers High School campus and re-establish the program in three high schools. They have been worried about the school's future since the Charleston County School Board decided to renovate the King Street building for use by both LTA and the Charleston Charter School for Math and Science.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Education Etc.

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Post and Courier

Charleston district looking at reasons for neighborhood school exodus

Nearly one in three children in some areas of Charleston County are attending schools outside their neighborhoods, raising questions for district officials who want to find out why so many parents are looking for alternatives. In a memo sent to the school board last month, the Charleston County School District said enrollment and census data revealed a "disconcerting" countywide trend.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Education Etc., North Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

West Ashley bracing for impacts of mega-developments

When Linda Meggett Brown moved into the Shadowmoss subdivision in outer West Ashley more than 20 years ago, the surrounding area was largely rural with a subdivision here and there. Now, S.C. Highway 61 and Bees Ferry Road are lined with entrances to housing developments.

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Related Topix: Meggett, SC, Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC, Summerville, SC

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