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Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson’s August 28 Special Round Table Workshop: Expungements, Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

Charleston County Councilwoman Anna B. Johnson of District 8 will hold her monthly round table discussion on Wednesday, August 28. The meetings normally are held at 12:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the John’s Island Regional Library located at 3531 Maybank Highway on Johns Island. Based on the topics being presented, this workshop will be held from 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.…

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Local Police Agencies Working To Address Race Bias, Equity

By Barney Blakeney In recent weeks Charleston and North Charleston police departments have continued efforts to address concerns about racial bias and discrimination. Charleston Police Department this month announced the assessment phase of its racial bias audit, and in May North Charleston police announced it will send all its officers through the Racial Equity Institute…

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‘This Fight Against McDonald’s is For the American Dream’: Booker, Buttigieg, O’Rourke Join Striking Charleston McDonald’s Workers, As 2020 Candidates Back Workers’ Bold Demand for Union Rights

McDonald’s workers’ demand for union rights took center stage in South Carolina Saturday as Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke stood with workers on strike for the right to a union. It was the latest display in a rising chorus in support of union rights at McDonald’s among leading 2020 hopefuls, just weeks after…

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South Carolina Announces New Paper-Based Voting System

The state of South Carolina this week announced the award of a contract for a new statewide voting system. After a lengthy evaluation of numerous proposals, an evaluation panel unanimously selected the Election Systems and Software (ES&S) ExpressVote voting system. The new paper-based system will replace the state’s aging paperless system that has been in…

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S.C. Legislature: “Stick A Pin In It Til Next Session”

By Barney Blakeney Despite some efforts to make a positive assessment of the 2019 legislative session in South Carolina, at least two local legislators agree very little was accomplished. “It’s true nothing much happened,” said Hollywood Rep. Robert Brown. And Dist. 42 Sen. Marlon Kimpson said not much was achieved beyond raising teacher salaries and…

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Chardale Murray Runs for Town Council of Hollywood

Chardale Murray-Kornickey was born November 29, 1975 in Hollywood, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Lorraine and Charlie Murray, Sr. and the mother of Bryce Murray-Kornickey. The election will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019. She graduated from Baptist Hill High School in 1994 and attended the University of South Carolina’s Social Work Master’s…

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