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12 min ago | Summerville Journal Scene

Area residents concerned about Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene Residents of neighborhoods such as Crestwood are concerned about more traffic problems that might come with a new Wal-Mart Neighborhood market to be built on Dorchester Road near Bacons Bridge Road.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Post and Courier

Dorchester County corner rules Conn. fugitive's slaying 'Suicide by Cop'

A Connecticut murder suspect who was fatally shot after showing a gun to officers trying to arrest him outside a St. George motel Tuesday morning died by "suicide by cop," according to the coroner's ruling.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, St. George, SC

94.3 WSC

Dorchester deputies exchange gunfire with home invasion suspects

Four suspects are in custody following a home invasion, chase, and shootout with Dorchester County deputies early Wednesday morning.

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Related Topix: Dorchester, SC, Harleyville, SC

Post and Courier

Death row inmate in Dorchester County murder to get new sentencing hearing

A death row inmate who was convicted of murder for killing his girlfriend in the 1990s in Dorchester County will get a new sentencing hearing, according to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Moncks Corner, SC, Death Penalty

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Fugitive shot during arrest, Charleston County investigating

According to Maj. Eric Watson with the sheriff's office, State Law Enforcement Division agents were at the Southern Inn hotel on Winningham Road to apprehend a fugitive wanted in Connecticut for murder and probation violation.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC

Summerville Journal Scene

Man charged with DUI after fatal wreck

A Summerville man has been charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death following a July 11 wreck.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Dorchester County Council takes first step to address agenda change

The action comes in the wake of a recent S.C. Supreme Court ruling that public bodies do not have to give public notice before changing meeting agendas - a move that has raised concerns over open government.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, SC

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Sports Boats Manufacturing to Expand Summerville Facility [From ABC News]

Sports Boats Manufacturing has announced plans to expand its facility in Dorchester County, and create about 150 new jobs in the process.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Sports Boats Manufacturing to Expand Summerville Facility [From ABC News]

Sports Boats Manufacturing has announced plans to expand its facility in Dorchester County, and create about 150 new jobs in the process.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Residents worried new Wal-Mart will create traffic headaches

Dorchester County leaders say a new kind of Wal-Mart store will soon be built at a busy intersection near Summerville.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Post and Courier

Data-mining firm to probe Charleston County home ownership, looking for improper tax breaks

In South Carolina, people who live in a home they own pay about one-third of the property tax that would be owed if the same home were a rental, or a vacation home.

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

Post and Courier

Wal-Mart Market coming to congested Dorchester-Bacons Bridge intersection

The area's first Wal-Mart Market is planned for the only vacant corner at Dorchester and Bacons Bridge roads, where three years of road construction will soon stretch into four.

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Charleston Business Journal

Helping Out for July 16, 2014

Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Summerville, SC, North Charleston, SC, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Summerville Journal Scene

Severe thunderstorm causes damage

Jim Tatum/Journal Scene A fire started in the front yard of a property on Beaufort Street when a thunderstorm knocked down a powerline and blew a transformer.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Weather, Moncks Corner, SC

Goose Creek Gazette

Goose Creek 'rife with opportunity' for breweries

'Goose Creek, for example, is rife with opportunity for someone who wants to open,' S.C. Brewers' Association attorney Brook Bristow told the Gazette.

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Related Topix: Goose Creek, SC, Charleston, SC, Charleston County, SC, Berkeley County, SC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

94.3 WSC

No end in sight for Dorchester Rd. project

Monday night, officials got an update on the project from engineers constructing the road.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Aiken company submits low bid to build Dorchester County detention center

The Aiken-based company came in at $18.73 million dollars, slightly higher than the $15 to 16 million the county has currently budgeted toward the project, according to Dorchester County officials.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Harbor Entrepreneur Center expanding to Summerville

Monica Kreber/Journal Scene John Osbourne, co-founder and director of Harbor, speaks at the Chamber's Power Hour on July 9. Riley Csernica studied bio-engineering at Clemson University and finished her undergraduate degree in August 2013.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Clemson University, Mount Pleasant, SC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Post and Courier

Three officers injured during disturbance at Lieber prison

Three corrections officers were assaulted during what state officials called a "disturbance" overnight Tuesay at a prison in Dorchester County housing some of South Carolina's most dangerous criminals where a riot erupted less than three years ago.

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Related Topix: Prison, Riot, Maximum Security, State Prisons, Ridgeville, SC

Post and Courier

Business incubator to open location in downtown Summerville

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center is planning to open a location in downtown Summerville, the first expansion from the nonprofit's location in Mount Pleasant.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC

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