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Election Day is just weeks away and local counties are seeing a brisk turnout with early in-person absentee voting. In Berkeley County they are reporting that since in-person absentee voting started on Oct. 5, there have been 4,807 votes an average of about 600 per day. More still, thousands of requested ballots are starting to arrive in voter’s mailboxes.

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Rotary members in Summerville are taking action on World Polio Day, recognized this year on Oct. 24, to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.

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USS Paul Hamilton, named after Paul Hamilton, the third U.S. Secretary of the Navy, born in St. Paul, South Carolina, returned to its home port on Oct. 13.

Teams from across the state competed in North Charleston Oct. 10-11 during the South Carolina High School League Swimming Championships.

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In an emailed statement sent of Oct. 13, Berkeley County Coroner George Oliver identified the victims as 49-year-old Chad Freeman, 48-year-old Andrea Freeman and 74-year-old Meredith Freeman. All three are from Summerville.

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Charleston GI has added another facility to its ranks with the opening of Lowcountry Endoscopy Center, located in Carnes Crossroads. Super convenient and state-of-the-art facility for Summerville and surrounding area patients.

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The Pinopolis Navigational Lock on Lake Moultrie at Jefferies Hydroelectric Station will be out of service from Monday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Nov. 8, for planned maintenance. Winter hours begin on Monday, Nov. 9, and the lock will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or 30 minutes before sunset, whichever is earlier).

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Charleston County Elections Commissioner Joe Debney demonstrates how to use the new paper-based voting machines.

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After requests were received, Dorchester County is reporting that more than 10,000 absentee ballots are scheduled to go out by mail on Monday Oct. 5, they should begin showing up in mailboxes …

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At Bottles Beverage Superstore in Summerville the focus is about more than meeting the bottom line and making the next sale. Owners and staff at one of Flowertown’s newest beer, wine and liquo…

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With two months remaining in the 2020 hurricane season, Lowcountry residents have remained largely unaffected by serious storms generated in the Atlantic.

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One private school and five public schools across the Palmetto State were recognized in the “Exemplary High Performing Schools" category, meaning they are among the state’s highest-performing schools as measured by state and national assessments. 

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From low level offenders trying to get back on track to those who simply can’t afford to a pay a traffic ticket, fines and court fees sometimes have to be put on hold just to keep the lights on. It’s a decision that sometimes will only make things worse. But more and more people continue to get stuck deeper in the criminal justice system because they just don’t have enough money to pay a fine.

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The already overcrowded, Dorchester Paws, in Summerville recently received four new abandoned tenants, but the four terrier pups will probably not be homeless for long, after being dropped over the fence at the facility in Summerville.

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DO bring your shell to the nearest shell recycling center. Drop-off locations are available online. If a center is not shown near you, please call 843-953-9397.DO separate shell from trash. Sh…

Oyster lovers take note: The 2020-2021 season for recreational harvest of shellfish (clams and oysters) in coastal waters of South Carolina is set to open one-half hour before official sunrise…

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The Air Force Sergeants Association hosted an event in honor of prisoners of war and missing in action service members on Sept. 18 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

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

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