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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Wednesday
Jul302014

Lifeguard Stand, Sign Go Missing in Charleston County

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Authorities in Charleston County are investigating the disappearance of a lifeguard stand and sign from Isle of Palms County Park.

According to the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, the 300-pound lifeguard stand and sign has gone missing after last being seen at the park on Saturday.

The commission has posted a flyer online stating, "If a stray lifeguard stand chained to a no swimming sign showed up at your house early Sunday morning, please let us know. No questions asked. If a stray lifeguard stand chained to a no swimming sign showed up at your house early Sunday morning, please let us know."

Anyone with information on the missing items is asked to call 843-886-3863.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

City to Hold Public Meeting on Developing Morrison Drive Corridor

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Charleston residents are getting a chance to sound off on developments along Morrison Drive.

On Thursday, city officials will host a public meeting to discuss recommendations for urban development along the Morrison Drive corridor.

The meeting will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1422, located at 1142 Morrison Drive.


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Wednesday
Jul302014

Concrete Company SpecChem to Open Facility in Dorchester County 

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Concrete supplier SpecChem is expected to bring 50 new jobs to Dorchester County with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Harleyville.

Officials announced the $5.5 million investment on Tuesday. The company plans to be operational by the fall, producing its complete line of cement products by the end of the year.

"This gives our partners shorter lead times and much better freight options. We are delighted to open our first manufacturing plant in South Carolina and our fifth manufacturing plant in the United States in eight years.” said, Mike Shull, president of SpecChem.

Individuals interested in applying for a position can send resumes to flichtenauer@specchemllc.com.


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Tuesday
Jul292014

South Carolina Lottery Announces Panthers-Themed Instant Tickets

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The South Carolina Education Lottery announced on Tuesday it would once again sell Carolina Panthers instant tickets ahead of the start of the National Football League season.

"For the third straight year we are thrilled to be marking the start of the football season with the Panthers," said Paula Harper Bethea, Executive Director of the state lottery.

The tickets go on sale Tuesday, will cost $5 and will feature a higher top prize than previous Panthers-themed tickets, offering jackpots of up to $150,000.

Sales of the game will go to benefit education in South Carolina, the lottery said.

The odds of winning the $150,000 top prize are one in 540,000.


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Tuesday
Jul292014

State Tax-Free Weekend Begins Aug. 1 

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- State revenue officials are reminding residents that South Carolina's tax-free weekend is coming up this weekend.

Beginning 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 1, sales of clothing, footwear, school supplies, computers and select home accessories will be exempt from the six percent state sales tax.

The exemption does not apply to jewelry, cosmetics, furniture, or clothing and footwear rentals, according to state officials.

The holiday ends midnight Aug. 3.


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