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

James Island Messenger — District 115 Candidate Forum

JIM seeking reader questions to be featured at Oct. 25 Candidate Forum By Charlie Morrison JIM Community Editor The James Island Messenger (JIM) is sponsoring a candidate forum featuring the two candidates vying for the S.C. House of Representatives District 115 seat, which represents James Island, Folly Beach, and Kiawah/Seabrook. The seat is currently occupied … Continue reading James Island Messenger — District 115 Candidate Forum

Role Reversal

South Carolina State House District 115 representative Peter McCoy has had a busy first-term representing James Island in Columbia. Having defeated incumbent Anne Peterson Hutto in 2010, McCoy entered the state legislature full of ideas and enthusiasm. McCoy is experiencing a role reversal this Fall, however, as he plays the role of incumbent in a November race against petition candidate Carol Tempel. And while McCoy’s efforts to sponsor bills that would help James Island typically met the stonewall that is doing business as a first-term representative in Columbia, McCoy stands by his voting record. What else is clear is trekking the hundred miles back and forth up I-26 to Columbia haven’t dampened the youthful enthusiasm that carried him to victory two years ago.