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Category: Council and Civic News

News reports on island Council meetings, as well as updates on Civic and Municipal decisions and events.

Mar 23 2018

Bach Society Hosts Annual Festival

Staff Report for The Island Connection Photos by Joel Bateman The Bach Society of Charleston hosted its annual festival March 1-4. Selections featured the Charleston Baroque Orchestra and Charleston Baroque Voices performing St. John Passion, sung in German. The festival concluded with a performance at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church on John’s Island, sponsored by …

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Feb 27 2018

Duneside Drive Proposal Meets Opposition

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer iKiawah, (, a privately run group email platform serving Kiawah residents, erupted with objections to news the Architectural Review Board (ARB) plans a major change of direction. The ARB, an adjunct of developer Kiawah Partners (KP) and the Kiawah Island Community Association (KICA), has filed paperwork …

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Feb 14 2018

Kiawah Island Discusses Drilling In Executive Session

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor Kiawah Town Council convened on Feb. 6 for its monthly meeting, which proved to be an efficient and brief endeavor. With all Councilmembers in attendance, the minutes of the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously without changes or comments. Mayor Weaver had just one item to discuss in …

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Jan 17 2018

Kiawah Island Finishes Beach Projects

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for Island Connection The first Kiawah Town Council meeting of 2018 was held on Jan. 9 with a full council in attendance, including the Town’s attorney Dwayne Green and Town Administrator, Stephanie Tillerson, all seated at the bench. December’s meeting minutes were approved unanimously without changes or comments. The Mayor’s …

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Nov 23 2017

Beachfront Scraping Underway, Numerous Ordinances Approved On Kiawah Island

By Katy Calloway, Managing Editor for The Island Connection The November meeting of the Kiawah Town Council got underway without delay. Councilmember John Koach was pronounced absent and on vacation. The minutes from the previous month’s meeting were approved unanimously and Mayor Weaver began with his comments. He updated the audience on the beach scraping …

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Nov 22 2017

Indictment Issued To Former Town Of Kiawah Island Employees

By Gregg Bragg, Senior Staff Writer for The Island Connection The announcement from the United States Attorney’s Office on Tuesday Nov. 14 was straightforward and simple. “Former Town of Kiawah Officials Indicted for Wire Fraud,” read the banner, followed by, “Tumiko Rucker, age 42, of Johns Island, S.C., and Harrison Kenneth Gunnells, age 59, of …

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Nov 18 2017

Letter To The Editor: Charleston Deserves National Cemetery

Dear Editor, We are blessed to have three National Cemeteries in South Carolina: Beaufort (est.1863), Florence (est. 1865) and Fort Jackson (Columbia area, est. 2008). It disappoints me that the Charleston area, with its strong military heritage and significant military presence today, does not host a final resting place dedicated to our departed military heroes …

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Nov 11 2017

DHEC Holds Public Hearing Over Jurisdictional Lines

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Blair Williams, Manager of Wetland Permitting with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control division of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management opened the public hearing on SC’s new shoreline development regulations in the usual manner. He called for a four-minute time limit on comments …

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Oct 26 2017

New Ordinances Proposed For Kiawah Island

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Editor The Oct. 3 meeting of the Town of Kiawah opened with an air of anticipation as it was announced that the meeting was live and in color for the test of the new broadcast system. Subsequent meetings will be streamed on-line and archived on the TOKI website. After …

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Oct 25 2017

Meet Your Seabrook Island Candidates

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer The Town of Seabrook Island will hold elections on Nov. 7 with polling to take place in the comfort of Seabrook’s Lake House from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. “Odd” year elections tend to have lower turnouts but there are some advantages to the scheduling; it …

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