Tri-County News (Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester)

Charleston County Council Announces Vacancies on Boards and Commissions

  Charleston County Council announces the following vacancies on boards and commissions:   Applications for the following boards and commissions are accepted through Tuesday, June 9, 2020.        •        Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District Advisory Board           o    5 vacancies for residents serviced by the Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District      •        Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority           o    1 vacancy for a person receiving…

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Michael White Named Principal at Morningside Middle

Charleston County School District (CCSD) has announced Michael J. White as principal at Morningside Middle School. White joins the district from Dorchester County School District 4 where he has served as principal at Woodland High School for the past three years. White began his career as a science teacher at South Florence High School in…

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Lowcountry Food Bank Partners with Summer Food Service Program to Offer Summer Meals for Children

The Lowcountry Food Bank (LCFB) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to children 18 years old and younger without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination…

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Know Your Options for Voting in the June 9 Primaries

As Election Day approaches, the S.C. Election Commission wants voters to be aware of their options for voting in- the June 9th Statewide Primaries.   If you have a mail-in absentee ballot: Return your ballot now. For your ballot to count, it must be received by the voter registration office no later than 7:00 p.m. on June…

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ACLU SC Calls on Charleston Area Law Enforcement Leaders to Apologize for Using Excessive Force Against Non-Violent Protestors

The ACLU of South Carolina (ACLU SC) June 2 sent a letter to the leaders of law enforcement agencies whose officers participated in violent actions against non-violent protestors in Charleston on Sunday. The letter summarizes violent actions taken by law enforcement and witnessed firsthand by ACLU SC and calls for a public apology for officers’…

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New Toll-Free Number Provides Hope for South Carolinians Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Agencies Launch Statewide Support Line

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), June 2 launched a statewide support line for individuals in need of mental health or substance use services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The support line, which can be reached 24/7, statewide,…

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SC Law Firms, Charleston Legal Access Launch Pro Bono Legal Clinic to Help Lowcountry Small Businesses and Nonprofits Survive COVID Pandemic

June 2, Charleston Legal Access, along with law firms Nelson Mullins and Jackson Lewis, launched a South Carolina Virtual Legal Clinic, offering pro bono legal consultations for Lowcountry small business owners and nonprofits to help them navigate the COVID-19 economic crisis and ensuing relief programs. The clinic is part of a nationwide program developed by…

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