DI News History - August 15, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the August 12, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold features revolved around back to school topics, such as school bus safety and an article written by island Chiropractor Dr. Jimmy Smith about how to avoid back problems from backpacks.
The issue also included a commentary entitled “Time to Preserve Eroding Gullah/Geechee Cultural” by U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn.
In top news, it was reported that two 10-year-old boys were approached by a stranger at Bellinger Island, prompting a police investigation. Readers of the issue also learned that a traffic signal had been approved for the intersection of Seven Farms and Island Park Drive, and that police were going to begin ticketing golf cart drivers if they did not have a valid driver’s license.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the August 13, 2009 edition of the paper, it was reported that former City of Charleston Fire Chief Thomas Carr, speaking at a Daniel Island Neighborhood Association meeting, projected that ultimately there could be up to five fire stations (at the time, there were two) serving the Daniel Island/Cainhoy/ Clements Ferry area. Carr said that given the population growth both on Daniel Island and the Clements Ferry Road corridor, they were looking to expand, as finances permit.
Also in top news, it was reported that more than 60 people packed into the community hall at the Church of the Holy Cross to learn more about a proposed 42-unit affordable housing complex for seniors, a Humanities Foundation project to be located adjacent to the organization’s other Daniel Island complex, 305 Seven Farms Apartments.
The centerfold feature spotlighted the new Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Dr. Anthony Parker, who left a position as superintendent of Johnston County Schools in North Carolina to accept the Berkeley County job. Also featured were back to school preparation photos taken at the Daniel Island School.
FIVE YEARS AGO
Topping the news in the August 14, 2014 edition of the paper was an update on the plan to construct a bike and pedestrian path connecting Thomas Island, from the intersection of Daniel Island Drive and Clements Ferry Road, to Daniel Island’s existing trail system. At the time, the initiative was still in the works. But as of yet, no ground has been broken on the project.
The centerspread article featured back-to-school activities, including a Q&A with former Hanahan High School Principal Richard Raycroft and Bishop England Principal Patrick Finneran.
The paper also showcased a photo spread from the Hootie & The Blowfish concert on Daniel Island.