Mum’s the Word

JIPSD votes on extra security for future meetings; mum on attorney BY CHARLIE MORRISON - SENIOR STAFF REPORTER ON AUGUST 6, 2015 GOVERNMENT, NEWS James Island Public Service District Commissioner Kay Kernodle resigned her position over criticism that the District’s continued use of her husband Trent Kernodle’s law firm for outside legal services constituted nepotism. … Continue reading Mum’s the Word

PUNCH DRUNK

Personality, passion, pride perverting PSD performance; Commission Attorney resigns BY CHARLIE MORRISON - SENIOR STAFF REPORTER ON JANUARY 21, 2015 GOVERNMENT The sudden resignation of James Island Public Service District attorney Trent Kernodle sent waves throughout the Commission (2014 Commission pictured). Pictured to the far right is former Commissioner Rod Welch, who last week lost … Continue reading PUNCH DRUNK

A Square Peg for a Round Hole

“My desire is to allow the people that were formerly in the Town of James Island to be able to be annex into the Town. How do you do that without contiguity? That’s what this bill addresses.” — Paul Thurmond, S.C. State Senator “When I prepared the early drafts, I had assumed that the JIPSD Commissioners … Continue reading A Square Peg for a Round Hole

The Fortnight Flip-flop

The Fortnight Flip-flop JIPSD Commission passes 2013-14 budget amended for tax hike By Charlie Morrison | Community Editor Oh, what a difference a couple of weeks makes … even when it comes to long-term municipal budgeting, a task typically measured in months, not weeks. On Monday, April 22, the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) … Continue reading The Fortnight Flip-flop

New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind NYPD Detective-turned-Safety Director continues attention to detail in improving safety at the JIPSD By Charlie Morrison Community Editor An organization’s dedication to workplace safety often begins and ends with the efforts of human resources department. At the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) however, a body that task manages James … Continue reading New York State of Mind

A Cry to Consider Context

A Cry to Consider Context Local, state leaders lambast SCDOT for Grimball Ext./Folly traffic signal report, lack of flexibility on signalizing intersection By Charlie Morrison Community Editor In September, following requests made from the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD), the City of Charleston, and the Town of James Island, the South Carolina Department of … Continue reading A Cry to Consider Context

The Funds, the Firefighter and the Feathers

The Funds, the Firefighter and the Feathers Community rallies to aid widow of longtime public servant By Charlie Morrison Community Editor Nearly two years have come and gone since former James Island Fire Department Battalion Chief-turned-James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) Commissioner Gene Woodall passed away of lung cancer. However, the longtime public servant is … Continue reading The Funds, the Firefighter and the Feathers

A Beginning to a Beginning

A Beginning to a Beginning James Island Intergovernmental Council wraps up inaugural meeting to sound of applause By Charlie Morrison Community Editor   It was an evening unlike any other in the history of James Island. Representatives from the across the uniquely wide spectrum of municipalities and political entities that govern the island and provides … Continue reading A Beginning to a Beginning

PSD Pressure

By Charlie Morrison Community Editor The Commissioners of the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) met last Monday evening for what was supposed to be a typically innocuous meeting of the organization's elected body. But a sizable, vocal group of Battery Island Drive and Ashburn Lane-area residents changed all that. More than three dozen residents … Continue reading PSD Pressure

The Quiet Commission

The Quiet Commission    Challenger Owens joins first-term candidate McMillan, veterans Platt, Waring on JIPSD ballot By Charlie Morrison Community Editor  For the past half-century, the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) has gone about the business managing James Island’s fire departments, as well as its wastewater and solid waste removal programs with little fanfare. … Continue reading The Quiet Commission

Sealed With A Kiss

CUTLINE: James Island PSD Commissioner Eugene Platt made his final commemorative pilgrimage to the post office for the purchase of Breast Cancer Awareness stamps on Monday.   Sealed With A Kiss Eugene Platt eclipses 25,000 commemorative stamps purchased By Charlie Morrison Community Editor   To those stricken by the disease, cancer is very personal. Just … Continue reading Sealed With A Kiss

The Commission’s New Man

The Commission’s New Man Engelman brings fresh face, agenda to Chair of JIPSD By Charlie Morrison Staff Writer The Town of James Island’s fourth incorporation and this week’s elections have stolen headlines around the island of late, but the other commission exclusively serving James Island, the James Island Public Service District (JIPSD) has also undergone … Continue reading The Commission’s New Man

Continuing Public Service

CUTLINE Former James Island Town Councilman Carter McMillan was recently appointed to the James Island Public Service District. He filled the seat vacated by the late Gene Woodall. Continuing Public Service Continuing Public Service  Former Town Councilman Carter McMillan appointed to the JIPSD By Charlie Morrison Contributing Writer As years go, 2011 was a tough … Continue reading Continuing Public Service