In the Jan. 12, 2006, issue, the feature story was about Charleston entrepreneurs Chip Deaton and Scott Connelly who hoped to start a commuter ferry service for Daniel Island residents. Their business, Charleston Water Taxi, crossed between Mount Pleasant’s Charleston Harbor Marina and the downtown Charleston Maritime Center and they hoped to add Daniel Island to the route.
In other news, South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) power transmission lines connecting the St. Thomas Island substation with the Mount Pleasant Longpoint substation were to be buried underground. The cost of the underground lines were offset by land donations, SCE&G officials said.
TEN YEARS AGO
On Jan. 13, 2011, the centerfold featured an article about fire prevention and safety tips. Mike Julazadeh, the fire marshal and battalion chief for the Charleston Fire Department at the time, said basic preparedness, including having working fire extinguishers and smoke alarms in the home, as well as an emergency plan, can mean the difference between life and death. According to the American Red Cross, approximately 65 percent of house fire fatalities occur in homes with no functional smoke alarms.
Other island news, the Daniel Island Company’s Employee Advised Fund (EAF) reported that it distributed more than $40,000 to 17 mostly local charitable initiatives in 2010.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The cover and centerfold of the Jan. 14, 2016, issue featured local businesses that took part in The Daniel Island News’ Build a Better Business 2016 campaign. Local business owners shared details about their first jobs and what they learned from those jobs that still applied to their current work.
Also in the news, John Tecklenburg, who once called Daniel Island home, took the oath of office as mayor of the city of Charleston. The inauguration event also included the swearing-in of several newly elected or re-elected city council members, including Daniel Island resident Gary White, who at the time represented District 1 for eight years.
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