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2 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Newer isn't always better

Lincoln High School in a Dec. 8, 2008 file photo as the Charleston County School District considered consolidating schools.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., McClellanville, SC, Sullivan's Island, SC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

94.3 WSC

Several fire departments fighting mulch fire in Ladson

All of the lanes on Highway 78 were closed for part of the afternoon, but westbound lanes reopened about 4:45 p.m. The North Charleston Fire Department asks motorists to use caution when traveling in the area of Hwy 78 before College Park Road.

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Related Topix: Fire, Ladson, SC, North Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Charleston County deputies investigating death of woman found on sidewalk early Thursday

Deputies responded to the area of Ashley Crossing and Sunnyvale about 1:50 a.m. and found her body on the sidewalk, Maj.

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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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Related Topix: Dorchester, SC

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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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Education Etc., Dorchester, SC, Charleston, SC

ABC News 4 Charleston

Deputies say Florida trucker shot at other driver during road rage incident

A truck driver from Florida was arrested Wednesday on assault charges after deputies say he was involved in a road rage incident in Ravenel.

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Related Topix: Truckers, Ravenel, SC

Rock Hill Herald

Would conduct grades really benefit students?

Teachers have enough to do without requiring them to grade students on conduct. There are better ways to instill attributes such as self-discipline, punctuality, neatness and perseverance.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Post and Courier

Neighbors question city landscaping work at home owned by N. Charleston mayor's son

North Charleston has spent $37,000 on extensive landscaping and other improvements by city work crews at a house owned by Elliott Summey, the mayor's son and vice chairman of Charleston County Council.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC

Post and Courier

Summerville student arrested; typical bus delays reported at Dorchester, Charleston schools

The start of the school year at Summerville High got off to a rocky start after a teacher said a student wrote that he brought a gun to school.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Summerville, SC

Post and Courier

Drug busts in West Ashley, Johns Island net nearly 300 marijuana plants, two stolen pistols

Kenneth Stephen Adcock , John Alan Jackson and Justin Cole Leboeuf were arrested Saturday by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office on charges related to a marijuana growing operation.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Johns Island, SC, Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Voters can expect new faces in Charleston County School Board races

Charleston County voters can expect some new faces on the school board this fall with several members not seeking re-election.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC, Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Moultrie News

Fun facts about C of C class of 2018

Remember the guy who caught Lee Westwood's flying golf ball at the U.S. Open and made ESPN's Top 10 Plays of the Day? He's now a Cougar.

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Related Topix: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, Wade Hampton, SC

Post and Courier

Embattled Charleston industry-recruiting alliance looks at spending cuts

The embattled Charleston region's chief industry-recruiting agency doesn't plan to fold up its tent, but it is looking at contingency plans if full funding doesn't come through from its three main government donors.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Dorchester County, SC, Berkeley County, SC

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Deputies Search for Missing 69-Year-Old Hollywood Woman

Charleston County Sheriff officials are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 69-year-old Hollywood woman.

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Related Topix: Hollywood, SC

WIS-TV Columbia

SLED agents cleared in fatal July murder suspect shooting

A pair of SLED agents who fatally wounded a murder suspect outside a St. George hotel in June have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

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Related Topix: St. George, SC, Dorchester County, SC

Post and Courier

Charleston man, 20, charged with felony DUI in 17-year-old's death

Charleston County sheriff's deputies have charged a man with felony driving under the influence in connection with a wreck that killed a Johns Island teen Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Johns Island, SC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Post and Courier

Families flock to annual Charleston First Day Festival

Laughter and excitement filled the air at Liberty Square on Sunday as parents and children gathered to mark the last hurrah before the start of another school year, which for most Lowcountry students begins on Monday.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

US History course framework called 'leftist, anti-American'

Parents are raising concerns over a new framework released by the College Board for the Advanced Placement US History class that teachers will use this year.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Education Etc.

Post and Courier

Charleston airport board retreat meant to avoid past pitfalls

Last year at this time, the Charleston County Aviation Authority was in the midst of upheaval after its longtime director abruptly resigned in July.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Home Listing, Home

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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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Dorchester, SC, North Charleston, SC

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