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SC Works Trident To Host Free WIOA Special Information Session

SC Works Trident is hosting a Special Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Orientation session for community members interested in advancing their careers in the areas of Manufacturing, Logistics/CDL and welding at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m on Jan. 11 at 1930 Hanahan Road, North Charleston. The free WIOA session does not require registration beforehand…

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Naval Health Clinic Charleston Names Top Enlisted Sailors

Naval Health Clinic Charleston has named its top enlisted Sailors for 2017. Petty Officer 1st Class Shamace Sigler Phillips, of Sumter, South Carolina, was named the 2017 Senior Sailor of the Year for NHCC, where she has been stationed since 2015. Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Pereda, of Escondido, California, was named the 2017 Junior…

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January 2018 events and programs at Charleston County Parks

January Special Events Off-Road Duathlon Saturday, Jan. 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Laurel Hill County Park Traverse the scenic trails of Mount Pleasant’s Laurel Hill County Park during our inaugural Off-Road Duathlon, presented in partnership with Anne Moore Endurance Coaching and Mount Pleasant Velo. This three-part, beginner-friendly course begins with a 2-mile run, includes…

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Stand Up, Speak Out: Advocacy for the 2018 General Assembly

The work of South Carolina’s 2018 General Assembly and community-wide advocacy will be the focus of “Stand Up, Speak Out,” Tuesday, January 9, 6 p.m., Charleston County Main Library, 68 Calhoun Street, 29401. Presented by the League of Women Voters, the program is open to the community and free of charge. The League of Women…

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SC African American History Calendar January 2018 Honoree: J. Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown was born in Charleston, S.C. After graduating from the Avery Institute, he continued his education at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, S.C. When he returned to Charleston, he worked as a real estate and insurance broker. Outside of work, however, he connected with the local chapter of the NAACP. Brown eventually became…

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Charleston County Parks’ Executive Director honored as Professional of the Year by the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association

On December 13, the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) executive director was honored with a statewide award. At their annual conference, the South Carolina Recreation and Park Association (SCRPA) presented their Professional of the Year award to David Bennett. The SCRPA Professional of the Year nominee must be in the parks and recreation…

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Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission Lays Plans For New Year’s Eve, Emancipation Proclamation Celebration

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission is partnering with Gullah Geechee communities in Charleston and across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in a celebration that is 155 years old: the New Year’s Eve “Watch Night” service commemorating the date of January 1, 1863 when enslaved people in the Low Country, the Sea…

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Keynote Speakers Revealed For 46th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Charleston’s ten-day Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, the largest and longest running event of its kind in South Carolina, will be headlined in January by Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Michael Boulware Moore, president and CEO of the International African American Museum.…

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CJCC set on improving local criminal justice system with the help of study, grant

  As part of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s (CJCC) six-part transformation plan to improve the local criminal justice system and make it more effective, efficient and equitable, the CJCC has been looking deeply into bond-setting practices. In bond setting, judges have limited time and information to make extremely important bond decisions that determine if, or…

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