Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Mount Pleasant man advocates for a more "transparent" system for voting with a paper trail. What do you think? Tell us in the comments!
A Lowcountry man is seeking to rewind technology for voting and return to paper ballots, the Charleston City Paper reported. Frank Heindel of Mount Pleasant spoke to Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration May 15 about his concerns. "I believe every citizen in Charleston County deserves an election process that is transparent, conforms to existing laws, and can produce an audit paper trail," Heindel said. City Paper reported: Heindel's full proposal was that the county conduct some, if not all, local elections this November without using its iVotronic touchscreen voting machines, which the election-integrity hellraiser says are flawed due to problems like vulnerability to virus attacks and a lack of hard-copy …
A Hollywood couple have been charged in connection with hit and run that killed a horse in Adams Run in March
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a Hollywood couple is responsible for a March 30 hit and run that left a horse dead and its rider injured. Caroline Muckenfuss and Steven Muckenfuss, of 8026 Highway 164, Hollywood, were taken into custody May 17 after CCSO investigators linked the couple to the 1990 Ford F250 pickup allegedly involved in the collision, according to a CCSO statement. Caroline Muckenfuss is charged with hit and run resulting in great bodily injury, malicious injury to animals, and failure to report an accident with personal injuries. Steven Muckenfuss is charged with misprision of a felony. Both were released on bond May 18.
Boeing's 787 Dreamliners began flying again Monday
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is flying once again. The first 787 to fly in months made a short flight from Houston to Chicago Monday, CNN reports. The planes had been grounded by the FAA since January when lithium ion batteries on a couple of Japanese planes caught fire. Boeing also found problems with fuel leaks in other planes. The Dreamliner had been cleared for a crew only flight back in February to test battery and fuel line fixes, but Monday is the first time passengers have been allowed back on the planes.
Charleston Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect
Charleston Police are asking for help identifying a suspect from an April 9, car break-in. Police released images of the man captured on closed circuit cameras at Costco, where he allegedly used credit or debit cards stolen from an employee's car. The victim, a cashier at Costco, left her car in the parking lot around 1 p.m. Her bank called her several hours later about several large anomalous charges at Costco, Wal-mart and the Food Lion on Ashley Crossing Drive, according to a CPD incident report. Also stolen from the car were a laptop computer, a wallet containing the victim's credit cards and a digital camera.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Links to new job listings posted on May 20, 2013
The following job listings were posted on Indeed.com on May 20, 2013. They are all listed as being within 15 miles of Charleston. See a full list of Who's Hiring in the Charleston area. Just click on a link below to learn more. NOAA Coastal Services Center Job — SAIC 444 reviews - Charleston, SC Wine/Beer Team Member — Whole Foods Market 405 reviews - Mount Pleasant, SC Center Consultant — FedEx Office 2,549 reviews - Charleston, SC 29407 CH Pet Care Assistant — Banfield Pet Hospital - Mount Pleasant, SC Student Account Representative — Strayer University 73 reviews - Charleston, SC Administrative Specialist (Science and Mathematics) — State of South Carolina 7 reviews - Charleston County, SC LTL Stocker — Lowe's 2,850 reviews - …
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Annual event for those who made the ultimate sacrifice
The seven soldiers who died in combat from South Carolina were honored in Columbia on Monday at the Fallen Soldiers Ceremony. The annual event, held at the Palmetto Club in Columbia, recognizes those South Carolina service members who made the ultimate sacrifice in the past year. The seven South Carolina soldiers who lost their lives: Families of those who died were presented a framed certificate from both Houses of the General Assembly, the South Carolina Palmetto State Hero Commendation, and a South Carolina State Flag. The event was hosted by Sen. Katrina Shealy (R – Lexington) and attended by numerous state officials including State Adjutant General Robert Livingston, State Attorney General Alan Wilson and State Superintendent of …
Gov. Haley's husband Michael was deployed in January.
Governor Nikki Haley's husband Michael has returned home for two weeks of leave from his deployment in Afghanistan, the governor's office said on Monday. The First Gentleman was deployed on January 10 for a tour of 11 months and his leave was granted by his commanding officers. Two weeks is a customary amount of time for leave for a soldier in Haley's position. As a result of her husband's return, the governor cleared her public schedule for the week, including a scheduled speech in Mount Pleasant on Monday morning.
Latest controversy has legislators split.
Last week the state airplane became a source of controversy yet again. Democrats accused Gov. Nikki Haley of misusing the state plane and the governor's staff provided documentation that she had not. The Democrats countered by saying that even if the governor had not violated the letter of the law, she had violated it in spirit. The state senate then spent much of an afternoon debating whether or not the Budget Control Board should look into simply selling the planes. As has been noted before, just about any part of the state can be reached in a few hours by car and the state could always charter a plane when it was absolutely necessary. Selling the two planes the state owns would probably net the state a significant windfall. The two …
Claudio Custodio homers twice to lead Charleston to victory
— By Derek Diesner GREENVILLE, SC — Claudio Custodio homered in the eighth and ninth innings to propel the RiverDogs to a 9-7 victory Sunday afternoon over the Greenville Drive. It was another back-and-forth battle between the Southern Division leaders Charleston RiverDogs and the Southern Division cellar dwellers Greenville Drive at Fluor Field at The West End in South Atlantic League action. With the win, the RiverDogs improve to 24-16 overall and claim first place all to themselves in the Southern Division standings for the first time this season. With the loss, the Drive fall to 13-30 and remain in last place in the Southern Division standings. Charleston’s offense was able to strike for an early first inning run thanks to and RBI …