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Clay Middleton: Charleston’s New Business Services Director Takes Work Personally

By Barney Blakeney Charleston’s Clay Middleton is a homegrown product symbolic of what’s best about the community – from humble beginnings springs the most fruitful results. Since late March, Middleton has served on Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s administration as Director of Business Services. His job is to assist small businesses to grow, develop and play…

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For Charleston Voters, Housing Referendum As Important As Council Elections

By Barney Blakeney Charleston voters will go to the polls November 7 to elect six councilmembers. They also will decide whether to approve a $20 million bond referendum to facilitate the creation of 800 units of affordable housing. While electing councilmembers to serve in the city’s even-numbered districts is important, equally important is approving the…

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Gamma Xi Omega Hosts Political Empowerment Forum, Holds A.S.C.E.N.D. Graduation and Closing Program

Gamma Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. AKA Connections committee executed a political empowerment forum to discuss pertinent issues directly impacting the community. This event was held Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at 689 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.  The President of the chapter, Mrs. Marguerite Middleton, greeted the…

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Marvin Pendarvis Wins House 113 Democratic Nomination

By Barney Blakeney Barely an hour after the polls closed September 5 on the Democratic primary elections to field a candidate to fill the unexpired term in S.C. House Dist. 113, North Charleston attorney Marvin Pendarvis was declared the winner. Pendarvis handily beat rivals Angela Hanyak and Charleston County School Board member, Rev. Chris Collins. Pendarvis…

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Three Blacks In November Races To Regain Chas. Council Seats

By Barney Blakeney The ballots are set for Charleston City Council elections November 7. Twelve candidates are confirmed running for the six council seats to be elected. They will compete for seats in the even numbered districts – districts two, four, six, eight, 10 and 12. All six incumbents in those districts are seeking re-election.…

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State Senator Marlon Kimpson Endorses Marvin Pendarvis in House District 113 Race

State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-42) publicly offered his support for rising political star and current House District 113 Democratic Candidate Marvin Pendarvis. “Marvin has the background, training, and intellectual appreciation of the issues and would be an excellent choice to succeed Seth Whipper, as House District 113 Representative,” Kimpson noted. “He’s been working with me…

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House 113 Candidates Offer A Few Surprises

By Barney Blakeney The field of candidates running to fill the S.C. House Dist. 113 seat vacated by 23-year veteran Rep. J. Seth Whipper may not be as crowded as initially expected. But as expected, North Charleston lawyer Marvin Pendarvis threw his name in the hat. Surprisingly, North Charleston’s representative to Charleston County School Board,…

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