Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Charleston Police Preliminary Audit Not Egregious, But Department Has Work To Do

By Barney Blakeney Preliminary results of the Charleston Police CNA race bias audit were released last week. The preliminary report consists of some 135 pages that include five sections: Traffic Stops and Field Contacts; Use of force; Complaints; Community Oriented Policing Practices; Recruitment, Hiring, Promotions and Personnel Practices; and Appendixes. Here are some highlights from…

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Volunteers Helping To Make A Difference At North Charleston High

By Barney Blakeney Bernard Chisolm and Kevin Williams are among more than a dozen volunteers at North Charleston High School who applaud Principal Henry Darby for incorporating some positive enhancements that appear to push forward progress at the school. Darby has been principal at North Charleston High since 2017. Under Darby’s administration,the school’s graduation rate…

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The Great Otto B. German

By John Smalls Someone said that all good things would soon come to an end. Otto B. German can attest to those words. The summer of 2019 saw his retirement after 46 years of service at the College of Charleston. The Otto B. German story goes back a long way. Otto came out of a…

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16 Years In The Making, SCSU Charleston Research Center To Become A Reality

By Barney Blakeney Some 16 years after first being proposed groundbreaking the construction of South Carolina State University’s new 1890 Research and Extension building in Charleston was held August 28 at 35 Lee St. The two-story approximately 13,000 square foot building will provide programmatic and administrative space for comprehensive and structured research-based programs designed to…

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