Feb 19 2010

Dive in to the 3rd annual Make a Splash Bash

Tickets are on sale now for the 3rd annual SCBT Make a Splash Bash, a benefit for Sullivan’s Island Elementary School. On Saturday, February 27, drive down to the Windjammer on front beach, Isle of Palms, for an exciting evening of fun, food and music. Starting at 6pm, the Bash will kick off with music …

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Feb 19 2010

Writing by the sea

by Kerry Hood Congratulations to Sullivan’s Island Elementary School SAIL students McMillan Covington, Grace Ingram, Vivek Pandey and Sarah Woodberry. Each of these fifth grade students has written an award-winning poem that has been selected for publication in an anthology of student poetry entitled A Celebration of Poets, a hardcover book which will be available …

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Feb 19 2010

Short-term property owners protest license fee increases on Sullivan’s Island

By Jeff Evans “Is it fair to ask such a small group to make up the town’s budget shortfall? Why not ask all 1,000 of the island’s property owners to share the burden?” asked David Odle, one of several short-term rental property owners who attended the Sullivan’s Island Committees of Council meeting on Monday, February …

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Feb 19 2010

“Triumph in Tough Times” with The Reverend Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie

No one needs to tell us that we are living in tough times. What we do need is courage to live through them. Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, pastor for 50 years, television preacher, former Chaplain of the U.S. Senate and author of over 50 books, believes that tough times don’t last, but tough people do. …

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Feb 19 2010

Ben Sawyer bridge is open

by Julie Hussey At 1:50 am, Friday, February 19, 2010, PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. notified the South Carolina Department of Transportation that the Ben Sawyer Bridge was open for traffic! Returning traffic onto a brand new bridge in such a short period of time wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication of the bridge construction …

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Feb 17 2010

Ben Sawyer bridge will NOT open tonight

Despite construction and South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) crews working 24/7 over the past 10 days, due to the cold and unseasonable weather experienced over the past week and the desire of both the SCDOT and PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. (PCL) to deliver a complete and quality assured product to the public, the Ben …

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Feb 16 2010

Functional testing of the Ben Sawyer begins

By Julie Hussey With asphalt and most of the concrete in place, the approaches in alignment, and the swing span in place, the bridge’s structural work is almost complete. Now the detail work kicks into high gear as functional testing and mechanical alignment begin. For those wondering about the bridge’s opening date and time, the …

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Feb 16 2010

Schweers announces re-election bid, emphasizes quality of life and job creation

Councilman Dickie Schweers announced today his intention to seek a second term on Charleston County Council. Schweers stated, “It has been an honor to represent the people of Charleston County for the past few years. By running for a second term I hope to build upon the success we have had directing a fiscally responsible …

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Feb 15 2010

Dogs: don’t forget your license

Provided by the City of Isle of Palms The Isle of Palms City Council has approved a new dog license policy. Effective March 1, 2010, all dogs on the island must have and wear a City-issued license and a City-issued collar for the current calendar year. Mayor Dick Cronin said, “We are lucky that dog …

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Feb 15 2010

Ben Sawyer waterway safety zone is no longer in effect

The previously announced safety zone surrounding the replacement of the Ben Sawyer Bridge will no longer be in effect beginning Sunday February 14, 2010 at 1600. The waterway will be open to all vessels that meet the vertical clearance of the bridge; however vessels are reminded to use caution while transiting under the bridge as …

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