DI News History - September 12, 2019
FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
In the Sept. 9, 2004 edition of the paper, the cover and centerfold features revolved around the services provided by Berkeley County as well as infrastructure projects for the county. The report included plans to renovate the old Kmart building located at the corner of U.S. Highway 52 and U.S. Highway 52 Bypass into the new Berkeley County Government building, a new library for Daniel Island, plus other Daniel Island services and infrastructure, including a new EMS station and a new school.
In school news it was reported that Hanahan schools scored above the state average under statewide testing standards. Also, Senator Larry K. Grooms presented a select group of girls from the BEHS track team with award certificate in honor and recognition for winning the 2004 AA State Track and Field Championship and for achieving the state title for the fourth consecutive year.
TEN YEARS AGO
In the Sept. 10, 2009 edition of the paper, the centerfold featured the winning photographs from the “Fading Scenes of Summer” contest. The first place winner, Idyllic Fishing, was submitted by Don Tudor. Second and third place honors went to Kate Karle and Linda McBride.
In other top news, the City of Charleston was in the process of stepping up enforcement of leash laws; with the H1N1 virus a concern, schools and healthcare workers were urging everyone to get a flu shot, with many cases already being recorded in September.
Also in business news, the City and the Daniel Island Business Association sponsored the third of a series of business workshops titled “Weathering the Economic Storm.” The workshop series aimed to provide members of the local business community with information, resources, and strategies to address some of the problems caused by the economic downturn.
FIVE YEARS AGO
The centerfold and cover of the Sept. 11, 2014 edition of the paper featured a celebration of East Cooper Community Outreach’s (ECCO ) 25th anniversary. An event was planned at Awendaw Green to include joining countless past and present ECCO clients together with volunteers and other members of the community to help ECCO celebrate 25 years of serving the community.
In other top news, it was reported that an officer had to draw his weapon in front of Daniel Island School. After following a driver who failed to stop at a four-way intersection, the officer activated his blue lights. The driver reportedly did not stop until he got to the parking loop. He then exited the vehicle and turned to face the officer. “The officer gave several instructions for the driver to return to his vehicle and the driver did not comply,” wrote Lt. Rivers of Team 5 at the time. “The officer then pointed his firearm at the driver for a very short period of time and the driver then complied with his instructions,” Rivers stated. “The officer re-holstered his weapon immediately following the driver’s compliance.”