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South Carolina’s 2020 Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend. Beginning at midnight on Friday, August 7 and continuing through Sunday, August 9, a variety of school year essentials are exempt from State and Local Sales Tax online and at retailers statewide. What’s exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday?...
Berkeley County filed a civil suit against former County Supervisor William W. Peagler III and Timothy Callanan, former deputy supervisor and CFO, on July 27, for allegedly issuing thousands of dollars in severance pay illegally.   The civil suit filed in state court claims that the county is...
The Rotary Club of Daniel Island conducted new community support projects and gathered for strategic planning throughout July.   The club held a membership meeting virtually which allowed it to host breakout sessions of four to five members in small chat rooms. Members enjoyed the opportunity...
In 2016, the Daniel Island Neighborhood Association (DINA) established a Transition Committee whose mission is:   • To assess the governing documents and the administrative, operational and financial procedures of the three associations that make up the community of Daniel Island: Daniel...
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is taking a closer look at the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor East in Charleston and Berkeley counties, which has been identified as one of the state’s most congested highways.   SCDOT is seeking public opinions on its plans, opening an...
Residents’ feedback wanted for parks and rec study    The city of Charleston is seeking community input for its Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will include a comprehensive study of the city’s existing parks, facilities and programs, and an assessment of future needs.   The...
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions regarding the strength of the traditional educational system in South Carolina, but an alternative option has long existed for area students.   South Carolina Connections Academy is an 100% online, tuition-free public school that is accessible to all...
As the start of the school year looms, Lowcountry parents are eager to find a balance between school and safety amid the COVID crisis. The uncertainty of the upcoming school year prompted Daniel Island mom, Stephanie Swackhamer, to do some proactive parenting.     The mother of two boys...
The Daniel Island News asked readers to answer some questions about their back to school plans for their families, and about their biggest concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our daily lives.   Can you share your biggest concern about your children going back to the...
A new survey from Junior Achievement (JA) by research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of teens (66%) are concerned about attending school in-person this fall, with a significant percentage (39%) responding that they are “extremely” or “very” concerned.    Nearly three-in-four teens...

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