Charleston Chronicle Exclusives

Tom Hartnett Wants To Make ROD Office More User Friendly

By Barney Blakeney Tom Hartnett Jr. wants to be Charleston County’s next Register of Deeds. He’s seeking election to the office in the November 6 general election. Hartnett’s name is one familiar to many local residents, his father Thomas ‘Tommy’ Hartnett Sr., represented Charleston County in various elected offices from 1965 when he was elected…

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Black Professionals to Mix and Mingle Around Downtown Charleston During the Entrepreneurs Who Eat Restaurant Crawl

By Damion Smalls Amongst various other professional ventures, Kimberly Bowman helms Exquisite Enterprises, which is hosting its latest Entrepreneurs Who Eat event Monday, October 29. The intrepid 2010 Burke High valedictorian created the networking series to give business professionals and owners the opportunity to take time away from the everyday grind for some much needed…

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Naturally Geechee

By Patrice Smith Abenaa Moore, a Johns Island native, is so proud of her Gullah Geechee heritage that she named her skin care company Naturally Geechee. “Naturally Geechee pays homage to who we are as a people and it says who I am,” says Moore whose product line was developed because of a medical condition…

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4th Annual Afrikan Konciousness Koalition Festival to be held October 27 in Moncks Corner

By Damion Smalls Launched in 2015, the Afrikan Konciousness Koalition was created in the aftermath of the Mother Emanuel AME Church shootings. “A light bulb went off in my head,” says Candace Pringle, the group’s manager. Promoting unity, ownership and prosperity within the Black community, the Afrikan Konciousness Koalition fosters support through partnerships, workshops, lectures,…

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S.C. NAACP to Hold 77th Annual Conference in North Charleston

By Barney Blakeney The South Carolina State NAACP Conference of Branches will hold its 77th annual Convention at the Marriott Hotel, 4770 Goer Dr. in North Charleston October 11-14. Keynote speaker for the Friday, October 12 Membership and Faith Awards Luncheon will be National NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. S.C. NAACP State Conference President…

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Veteran-owned Essential Medical Supplies, LLC Keeps Wallets and Wellness in Mind

By Damion Smalls Essential Medical Supplies, LLC (EMS) was established in September 2017 by Samuel Brown CW3, U.S. Army veteran and information technology entrepreneur. The Mississippi native who now calls the Lowcountry home has found another way to serve the public with morality and goodwill: providing durable medical equipment options for those suffering from diabetes.…

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