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Mar 15 2012

Notes From Seabrook Town Council – February 28, 2012

Provided Before moving into the full meeting, Mayor Bill Holtz took a moment to honor a very special guest to the council meeting: Mrs. Angela Leccese, known on the island as Miss Lil, celebrated her 103rd birthday this past February 19, and the Council voted unanimously to declare Tuesday, February 28, as “Miss Lil” Day …

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Mar 15 2012

Notes From Kiawah Town Council – March 6, 2012

Provided American Red Cross Proclamation Before reading the proclamation declaring March 2012 as American Red Cross Month on Kiawah Island, Red Cross representatives Candy Oliver, Bruce Newton, and Judy Sperling stood before the council and thanked them for all of the great support the organization has received from the island. In just the past week, …

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Mar 14 2012

Letter To The Editor – Sam Reed: “Decision Time”

Dear Editor, Most every road that has been built has adversely affected some people. The true test is whether or not the overall “public good” outweighs the unfortunate “bad” that some individuals must endure. Our laws are designed to attempt to adequately compensate those who are personally adversely affected. When the “public wins,” there may …

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Mar 14 2012

An apology

We at the Island Connection would like to apologize for the wording of a recent police report concerning a resident of Bald Pate Court. While we do try to keep to the language of the original police reports, the headlines given to the reports were not in the best of taste and the manner in …

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Mar 13 2012

What’s Hot!: Fire Safety Advice from a Founding Father

By Captain James T. Ghi In October of last year I provided a bit of history on why Fire Prevention Week is held in October. The point was that it took a tragedy to bring national awareness to fire prevention. Many of today’s fire codes are based on past tragedies and the fire problem in …

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Mar 13 2012

Johns Island Conservancy Educates Island Residents On Their Unique Environment

Provided Downtown Charleston as we know it today could not exist without Johns Island. Thanks to the rapid rise of the locally grown movement, most of the finest restaurants in downtown Charleston rely in part on the vast array of crops grown on Johns Island. While this might seem like a relatively new movement, however, …

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Mar 12 2012

Senator Chip Campsen to Host Town Hall Cruise of the Lowcountry with Congressman Tim Scott

Provided State Senator Chip Campsen will host a two day Town Hall Cruise aboard his 100′ charter vessel, Spirit of the Lowcountry. The Cruise is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 – 14. Senator Campsen will be joined by Congressman Tim Scott as they conduct floating town hall meetings at various marinas in Beaufort, …

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Mar 12 2012

Sunrise Bistro signature “Fire Chief’s Panini” sales to benefit Carolina Children’s Charity

 by Captain James Ghi You can fill the needs of children all across the Lowcounty and fill up your belly all in one sitting. From March 13 to March 24 the Sunrise Bistro, 1797 Main Road, Johns Island, will be featuring a sandwich for a limited time to benefit the Carolina Children’s Charity. The sandwich, …

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Mar 08 2012

New Business and Career Center Offices Serve St. Paul’s Parish and Sea Islands

Provided Charleston County Government reminds citizens in St. Paul’s Parish and the Sea Islands about new services available at the George W. Tumbleston, Jr. Ravenel Service Center. The center opened its doors on Friday, Jan. 20, as the new satellite office for the Charleston Area USC Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SC Works Trident. …

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Mar 02 2012

Bees Ferry Road Reduces Speed Limit to 35 mph

Provided  Drivers should be aware that the speed limit has been reduced on Bees Ferry Road to 35 mph due to ongoing construction to widen the road.  The reduced speed limit applies to the entire corridor of Bees Ferry Road, from the intersection of Savannah Highway (U.S. 17) to the intersection of Ashley …

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