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Cory Booker Energizes Burke High

By Professor Damon L. Fordham, MA New Jersey Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker made a campaign stop in Charleston on March 2, 2019. He visited Mother Emanuel AME, Burke High School, and later attended an oyster roast in Summerville. Sen. Booker held a brief private meeting in Burke High’s Media Center prior to…

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Precedent-Setting Charleston Lawman Fred Stroble Dies At 80

By Barney Blakeney Veteran Charleston lawman, retired U.S. Marshal and former Charleston police and Charleston County detective Fred Stroble died February 2. He was 80. Stroble, who grew up on North Nassau Street in the upper-peninsula community of Charleston’s Eastside, was the youngest of seven children born to the late Reverend Marion and Ruth Stroble. He…

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Seven Charleston Area Voices Strengthen Community Dedication To Local Criminal Justice Improvement

The Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) has announced community representatives for the 2019-2021 term following the open call for applications. Community representatives are a key part of the CJCC’s efforts to improve public safety and community well-being. Each selectee represents a segment of the Charleston County population with unique interests and concerns. The…

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Education Likely The Hot Topic For 2019 Legislative Session

By Barney Blakeney After a 2018 S.C. State legislative session that left much undone, some local legislators say the upcoming 2019 legislative session promises more. The SCANA/Santee-Cooper abandoned nuclear plant construction debacle took most of the time legislators gave to the business of the state in the 2018 session, said House Dist. 116 Rep. Robert…

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SC State Rep. JA Moore’s Legislative Agenda for 2019

By South Carolina State Representative JA Moore, District 15 Less than a year ago, I was a restaurant general manager who decided to take the leap of faith and focus full-time as owner and chef of my catering company. That within itself was an arduous undertaking.  Fast-forward a few weeks later after some soul-searching. I realized…

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Lowcountry Food Bank Announces Food Distributions for Federal Employees Affected by the Partial Government Shutdown

The Lowcountry Food Bank, whose mission is to fight hunger in coastal South Carolina, announced yesterday that it will conduct food distributions for federal employees who are furloughed or who are working as essential employees but not getting currently paid and in need of food. The Food Bank has worked closely with the Federal Executive Association…

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