The Duel over Duel-Track

CCSD Board votes full transition to Montessori for Murray-LaSaine Elementary for second, perhaps final time By Charlie Morrison I Editor The recent debate over the future of education at Murray-LaSaine Elementary School (MLES) was finally brought to a hard-fought, emotional conclusion. On Monday night, the Charleston County School District (CCSD) Board of Directors voted to … Continue reading The Duel over Duel-Track

A Beacon for the Future

James Island Elementary Celebrates 10 years By Charlie Morrison │ Community Editor Students at James Island Elementary School (JIES) are figuratively, and now literally “a Beacon to the Future.” The school recently celebrated it 10th graduating class, and the faculty, staff, and student body seized upon the opporutunity to show a little school spirit. The … Continue reading A Beacon for the Future

A Montessori Migration

Parents, teachers, and members of the Charleston County School Board talked about the future of Murray LaSaine at a public meeting last week A Montessori Migration            Murray LaSaine Elementary slated as next to make Montessori move        By Charlie Morrison Community Editor Murray LaSaine Elementary on James Island hasn’t performed to the level of other James … Continue reading A Montessori Migration

Where the Sidewalk Ends

  Where the Sidewalk Ends County bids out new sidewalk, drainage improvements on South Grimball Road By Charlie Morrison Contributing Writer In 2004, Charleston County dubbed the push for the Half-Cent Sales Tax referendum "Small Change for Big Change." The idea being the half-cent Charleston's residents and tourist fork over can lead to major improvements … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends

A Strong Wind Blowing

In the nine successful campaigns Charleston mayor Joe Riley, Jr. has waged here in the Holy City, countless challengers to his seat atop City Hall have come, only to be summarily dispatched, proving for what seems like time immemorial that those of little faith need not apply for the position of mayor. It takes a … Continue reading A Strong Wind Blowing