Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

Small Business Administration Holds Workshops on Applying for Women’s Business Center Grant in South Carolina

The U.S. Small Business Administration will hold roundtable training sessions in Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina on best practices regarding the Women’s Business Center grant application opportunity. Information for the upcoming roundtables: Columbia: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. EST Benedict College Business Development Center 2601 Read St, Columbia, S.C. 29204 Register Charleston: Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. EST Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce – Catalyst Center 4500 Leeds…

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CCSD’s School Choice Application Process for 2020-2021 School Year Starts January 28

Charleston County School District will open its School Choice application process for the 2020-2021 school year Tuesday, January 28, 2020; it will end Friday, February 28, 2020. The following calendar includes the dates, deadlines, and events associated with this year’s application process. Paper application pick-up and drop-off locations for this year’s cycle are: Baptist Hill…

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Bowen’s Corner Elementary prepares students with job skills through the use of robotics programs with a $25K grant from Google

One of Berkeley County’s STEAM schools, Bowen’s Corner Elementary School, received a $25,000 grant from Google to fund its robotics program to help students learn needed technological skills to prepare them for careers in the future workforce. The robotics program teaches students the design, construction, operation and use of robots, as well as coding for…

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Charleston County Opens Application Process for Local Accommodations Tax Funding

Charleston County Government is now accepting applications for distribution of approximately $250,000 to non-profit, 501(c) organizations that provide support and increase tourism in the Charleston County area through advertising/ promotion and/or through the maintenance or construction of tourist-related buildings.   The applications are reviewed by the Charleston Area Visitors Bureau and College of Charleston’s Office of…

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Allen University permanently memorializes the Emanuel Nine

On January 21, Allen University held a ground-breaking ceremony for the Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital that will include a permanent memorial for the Emanuel Nine. The Good Samaritan-Waverly Hospital was one of only a few hospitals to serve Columbia’s African-American community during the segregation era operating from 1952-1973. Listed on the National, State, and City Register…

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Charleston Acceleration Academy Graduates Achieve Their Dream: A High School Diploma

In an auditorium packed with cheering family members and friends, Charleston Acceleration Academy recently celebrated its largest-ever graduating class — 18 young women and men heading off to careers as varied as nurse, Army officer, TV reporter, electrician and school counselor. “Eighteen may not seem like a large number, until you consider that every one…

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The Health Education Act Sponsored by Rep. JA Moore Passes the S.C. House of Representatives

The Health Education Act (H.3257), sponsored by State Representative JA Moore (D-Berkeley), passed the South Carolina House of Representatives this week with unanimous, bipartisan support. The act improves access to mental health resources in public schools in South Carolina by making a change to curriculum standards in health science. It was passed unanimously by the House after…

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