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Mar 18 2010

Parris Williams: candidate for County Council district 8

There’s a picture of Parris Williams shaking hands with President George H.W. Bush on his living room wall. He’s very proud of it as it reminds him of the time he ran for the South Carolina State Senate for District 44 in 1984. “I was interested in bringing the community together and preserving our heritage,” …

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Mar 18 2010

April Arts events on Kiawah

It’s springtime and Kiawah is ready to celebrate! All of the following events are open to the public and tickets are available at Kiawah Town Hall. Please refer to individual events to find out when tickets will become available. For more information, call Kiawah Town Hall at 768-9166 or visit www.kiawahisland.org. All events are sponsored …

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Mar 18 2010

Johns Island Council meeting – March 4, 2010

Treasurer’s report Treasurer Sam Brownlee reported that the Council’s balance is $670.31, and as there were no expenses for the month, the total is the same. As the Council representative to CHATS, Brownlee stated that there was nothing new to report from the organization. Changes to County zoning Chairman Chris Cannon reported on a couple …

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Mar 18 2010

Gauging irrigation: It saves water and your wallet

By Nick Strehle When I was ten years-old my mom, sister, and I were driving to the mall when I noticed something odd. It was a rainy afternoon, and we passed an apartment complex irrigating their turf. Even back then this did not make any sense to me and my sister quickly became annoyed with …

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Mar 18 2010

Native Plant Spring Symposium

The South Carolina Native Plant Society will be hosting their 2010 Symposium May 7 – 9. It will be held at the beautiful, historic Magnolia Plantation and the Quality Suites Convention Center in North Charleston. Doug Tallamy author of, Bringing Nature Home- How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, will be the keynote speaker. …

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Mar 18 2010

Op – Ed: The Island Curmudgeon: The Massachusetts Witch Hunts

By William J. Duggan The date is January 19, 2010. The senatorial race for Massachusetts has been won by a Republican, Scott Brown. The looser was the Democratic Attorney General, Martha Coakley. Every American, Republican or Democrat, should thank the people of Massachusetts for their choice of Senator. They should also thank Dorothy Rabinowitz, a …

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Mar 10 2010

Help make Johns Island roads safer

Provided by the Concerned Citizens for the Sea Islands Poor driving habits including inattention, speeding, cell phone use, and driving while impaired (drugs and/or alcohol) are the major cause of accidents on Johns Island roads and elsewhere. There is no question that intensive law enforcement is very effective in reducing these causes and the resulting …

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Mar 05 2010

Preserving Palmetto Point

Special to the Island Connection As part of its continuing effort to preserve the unique natural environment of South Carolina’s Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Open Land Trust recently celebrated the conservation of Palmetto Point, a 150 acre tract of land located on Legareville Road in the traditionally rural and agricultural setting of Johns Island. Palmetto Point …

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Mar 05 2010

Seabrook Town Council – February 23, 2010

Town financials “Let me precede this by saying that the beginning of the year report is not a very good indication of the coming year,” said Mayor Bill Holtz, noting that budgets usually need about 2 to 3 months to adjust to the new year. For the month of January 2010, revenues for the Town …

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Mar 05 2010

Councilman Qualey looks to join County Council

By Kristin Hackler Joseph Qualey is a man determined to do what’s right. Whether it’s fighting to protect the conserved acres of Dill Plantation on James Island or cutting cumbersome studies down to simple solutions, Qualey has spent most of his working career as a practicing lawyer in downtown Charleston, dealing with tangled political knots …

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