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The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on local employment, according to data from a major economic indicator released last week.

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The Greater Summerville Chamber of Commerce along with Dorchester Economic Development held a virtual, Industry Appreciation event. The virtual gathering, presented by TD Bank, took on the challenging subject of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).

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TOWN OF SUMMERVILLE FARMER'S MARKET: The Summerville Farmers Market will not be back in its normal form for the rest of 2020, but it will take place as a scaled-down Mini Summerville Farmers Market in an effort to support local farmers. The market operates between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday behind Town Hall.

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Soon we will here the sound of school buses as school will begin on Tuesday, Sept 8. (Which is very different because for the past fifty plus years school has started in Aug). Bonner Elem. welcomes new staff members, Ms. Beauford; Mrs. Glenn; Mrs. Green; Mrs.Edens; Mrs. Tindal; Mrs. Stratton; and Ms. Wallace. HB1 will provide all school supplies for the new school year. Students will not need to share any supplies his year. Please plan to provide a book bag. Macedonia Middle School will provide the following supplies for each student: Binder, Package of binder dividers, college ruled lined paper, composition notebook, pencils, pencil pouch ( traditional Pathway students only). Students will need to provide colored pencils, hand held pencil sharpener 9traditional Pathway students only), and a box of pens (blue or black).

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The Summerville Town Council has ruled to extend the emergency ordinance requiring masks. The ordinance states the public must wear face coverings inside businesses where face-to-face interaction occurs and outside where social distancing is not possible through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 10, 2020.

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According to the Property Tax Reform Act of 2006, most real estate transfers are considered Assessable Transfers of Interest or ATI’s. Properties that are classified as ATI’s are required to be reappraised at current market value as of December 31st of the year in which the sale occurred.

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The State Ports Authority’s plan to broaden its business horizons picked up a big head of steam last week, fueled by a mad scramble real estate deal and some old-fashioned relationship building.

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REV Federal Credit Union is proud to welcome Shawn Kaup as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Kaup brings more than twenty years of Marketing and Management experience. He will be responsible for advancing the new REV brand, data analytics, business intelligence, internal culture, business dev…

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Walmart has announced plans to build a $220 million distribution center in Dorchester County, near Ridgeville, South Carolina. The announcement was the culmination of an effort, supported by state, county and local officials, to strengthen Walmart’s supply chain network while creating more than 1,000 local full-time jobs.

“We are tickled to welcome Walmart’s newest distribution center to western Dorchester County,” said Dorchester County Council Chairman George Bailey. “A project such as this would not have been possible without the county’s long-term commitment to infrastructure improvements and our strong relationship with the S.C. Ports Authority. We are grateful for Walmart’s faith in the county and excited for the new jobs this project will bring to our community.”

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Unemployment rates across the state showed a sharp recovery in June as more people went back to work in the wake of the coronavirus, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce.

The most recent survey by DEW was released early Friday, July 17 included data collected by its monthly Household Survey.

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The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber Board of Directors has endorsed the concept of a boutique hotel in downtown Summerville.

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The Dorchester Soil and Water Conservation District Awarded three people with its 2020 scholarship winners, and congratulated them on their “hard work and determination to obtain such excellent scholastic achievements,” according to a press release sent to the Journal Scene.

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The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of SpokeWorks Bicycle Workshop in Collins Square. SpokeWorks Bicycle Workshop aims to develop a culture of cycling-centered fitness and enjoyment that serves Summervill…

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Recent numbers from the State Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) shows that in the past five weeks there have been 341,790 claims for unemployment.

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Thrift stores like Goodwill are visited by those looking for a quick flip on an auction site, the hobbyist wanting to refinish some furniture or those who will depend on the used discounted items, now more than ever, to tame a dwindling cash-flow.

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Bee City recently opened a forestry exhibit at the Nature Center. Members of the Edisto Chapter of the Society of American Foresters and the dedicated staff members of Bee City have been working on an expansion project for the Nature Center for nearly four years.

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The State Ports Authority plans to build a dozen warehouses in the Ridgeville area for e-commerce retail businesses that ship goods through the Port of Charleston, according to a permit application filed with the Army Corps of Engineers. 

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Baby boomers, some 76 million strong, have always had an outsized impact on the U.S. economy, culture and lifestyle as they bubbled through the decades. Now, all 55 and over, they are still affecting housing trends. Unlike their parents, they aren't staying in the home where they raised a family.

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The Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of State Farm Insurance in Knightsville.

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Jeff Baxter's real estate development group has put much of its focus on the Park Circle area of North Charleston, so he was a little surprised that every time he stopped in at one of that neighborhood's restaurants he ran into a Goose Creek resident.

Many of the events on this calendar may have been reschedule due to recent health concerns. Please call before attending.

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