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Message From The Mayor: January 2021

Dear Island Neighbors,  I hope you all had warm and joyful holidays and are on your way to a healthy and happy new year. I started to say “a better year” but figured that’s a depressingly low bar. Let’s all hope that 2021 will develop into a fine year for everyone! But, of course, we …

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COVID Vaccinations Underway At Bishop Gadsden

By Kimberly M. Borts for The Island Eye News Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community has welcomed two vaccine clinics from CVS Pharmacy to administer its first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The first clinic was held on Dec. 29, where nearly 200 vaccines were distributed to Bishop Gadsden’s skilled care and assisted living communities and …

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Opposed To Paid Parking

Staff Report for Island Eye News Sullivan’s Island registered voters who wish to sign a petition aimed at killing a proposal to charge for parking on the island should do so at Dunleavy’s Pub no later than Jan. 31. Myra Jones, director of the Charleston Beach Foundation, said the group needs the signatures of 253 …

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Looks Forward To 40th Year

By Arielle Alpino for The Island Eye News The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has announced it will not move forward with hosting its 2021 event in February. The 39th annual SEWE was originally scheduled for Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. The SEWE staff met with its board of directors the week of Jan. 4 to assess …

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Larry Grooms Parking Bill

By Brian Sherman, The Island Eye News Editor Efforts by local governments to raise the cost and limit the availability of parking on South Carolina’s barrier islands might hit a roadblock this year. State Sen. Larry Grooms, chair of the Senate’s Transportation Committee, prefiled a bill in December that would keep the Councils on the …

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Polar Plunge

By Meghan Daniel for The Island Eye News “It came without ribbons; it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags,” says the narrator in Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” of a Christmas Day without all the usual frills and thrills.  For many locals, without traditions like Dunleavy’s Polar Plunge, the …

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South Carolinians Aged 70 And Older Can Schedule COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Beginning January 13

By SCDHEC for Island Eye News Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Wednesday, Jan. 13, any South Carolina resident aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Based on COVID-19 vaccine data — …

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Senate Bill 40

South Carolina General Assembly 124th Session, 2021-2022 S. 40 STATUS INFORMATION General Bill Sponsors: Senator Grooms Document Path: l:\s-res\lkg\010beac.kmm.lkg.docx Prefiled in the Senate on December 9, 2020 Currently residing in the Senate Committee on Transportation Summary: State highways HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS      Date     Body  Action Description with journal page number                                    12/9/2020          Senate                                                                                                             Prefiled 12/9/2020          …

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Conservation Group

By John Tynan for The Island Eye News Conservation Voters of South Carolina has announced the appointment of three new members of its board of directors. Joining the CVSC board are Bruce Cole, Willie Morgan and Mark Robertson. “Our three newest board members recognize the value of fighting to protect the South Carolina we love …

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Christmas Eve Eve

Photo courtesy of DeepWater Church DeepWater Church on the Isle of Palms held its Christmas Eve Eve Service Dec. 23. The service, which included children singing, a comedic video from the DeepWater Boyz, scripture reading, carols, a sermon about hope and hot cocoa and cider, was held on the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church campus. More …

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