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Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

Hi everybody
My suggestion is that you all move to the safe state of Ohio. Although give them time and they will be saying Ohio will soon have monsoons.

Oh' I fogot we do have killer tornados. I am 65 and I did see one once but it really didn't come close enough to scare. We did recieve a few high winds here in Columbus and lost a few hundred trees but that just help our jobless rate for a day. Untill all the local government's promised to remove all trees for free.

Flee to the heart of it all state. Where nothing is imposdible with God our state motto which I do believe although I have found thst he decides when and where miricles happen. We can only ask and hope but God is still the boss. Wether you like it or not.

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Posted by jaybird3412 on October 6, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Re: “What's next at North Charleston's Garco site

A couple items. I grew up on Walker St. In the late 50s and early 60s. I believe an entrance to the apartments is crazy. I would think the city planners would not approve it. What did y'all do with all the Asbestos that's buried in the ground behind the plant back toward Dewy Hill. How are you going to get ride of the asbestos in the building. Please don't try telling me there was no asbestos buried on that property because I know better.

Posted by AJDOG on October 6, 2016 at 1:37 AM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

wow we will miss you Ima

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Posted by bigideal0904 on October 5, 2016 at 10:05 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

So, where are you heading, Ima?

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Posted by Cid95 1 on October 5, 2016 at 9:12 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

I have said that if Trump is elected I would leave the country - not because I fear his Presidency, he would be ineffective, but because I don't want to live in a country where more than half the voters would want him.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on October 5, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

Thanks for the support, bigdeal, but I wouldn't want to represent anyone that would want to elect me.

Posted by Ima Oldman on October 5, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

Actually, there are many cities in the south where the number of black and Hispanic city council members exceeds the number of white city council members. The same is true of local school boards and county boards of supervisors. Excessive minority representation on city councils does not necessarily mean there is good governance; the same is true of local school boards. Examples: Washington DC . . Baltimore . . Atlanta . . New Orleans . . Detroit . .

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Posted by Gunnar on October 5, 2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

This is very interesting information. Is there any way you could publish the information for each of the largest cities? Thank you.

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Posted by Gunnar on October 5, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

IMA OLDMAN FOR PRESIDENT

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Posted by bigideal0904 on October 5, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Re: “How well do South Carolina city councils reflect their local populations?

Interesting column, but the real problem seems to be voter apathy and not representative responsibilities. "Communities with higher levels of voter turnout have much greater minority representation on councils, especially as it concerns Latinos and Asian Americans." So, it would follow that in communities where council diversity does not match community diversity, the cause is probably that minorities don't bother participating in the election process. And my feeling is that if you don't participate in determining who your elected representative is, you relinquish your right to complain about him(or her).

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Posted by Ima Oldman on October 5, 2016 at 6:45 AM

Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

DUDE! If the sea rises 4.5 feet, I'll be creek front with a deep water dock!! I'm selling my Toyota and buying an SUV. This weekend, I'm going to bust open cans of freon!! This can't happen fast enough. Unfortunately, the creek hasn't risen a bit in the ten years that I've lived in my house, so I doesn't look like it's going to happen :(

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Posted by Fredi Shahid on September 29, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Re: “White nationalist group member joins Dorchester County GOP leadership

His group has ties to Dylan Roof. We should host an intervention for him regarding his oxygen habit.

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Posted by Trevor Evans on September 26, 2016 at 12:47 AM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

The bottom line is that the store was unprofitable, whether due to high rent, high labor costs, poor local management (the least likely as such is the most easily fixed), theft, or just insufficient demand. What are the possible fixes? The most likely is gentrification, as unpalatable as that may be to some. Socialist fixes such as "peoples stores" may sound good to some, but are nothing more than "pipe dreams."

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Posted by Mark Romness on September 17, 2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

on the heels of your stories addressing the fact that there are restaurants not opening (the Asian woman who was on your cover who had won some TV cooking show) and those who are closing because of a lack of staff (Two Boroughs) it may be time for simple economics. people who work in the hotels and restaurants can no longer afford to live downtown. go a step forward. no workers living in the area means no people to shop at grocery stores. visitors in hotels and air bnb's don't shop at grocery stores. the only thing that will slow this is when there are not enough people to staff the hotels and THEY have to close. maybe we can all move into the hotels. Then the market drives someone to open a new grocery store to satisfy the demand.

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Posted by ncspartan on September 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Escaping to Charleston's mother colony, Barbados

Great article. I do want to point out that BRIDGETOWN is the capital of Barbados, NOT Bridgeport. Also, the Saharan dust makes the view on the EAST Coast hazy NOT the West Coast.

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Posted by Jeannette Carrington on September 14, 2016 at 5:26 PM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

BiLo killed that store. Prices almost as high as Harris-Teeter, food not as good. Pathetic bread selection, non-existent cheese & deli items, and they threw out the fried chicken recipe. Along with most of the great people who worked there at the Pig.
BiLo spent months refusing to ticket non-shoppers cars. The lot was full (construction workers and students), but the store was empty (no place for shoppers to park). In the time it took to park, it was easier to drive to Food Lion or Doschers.

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Posted by ImFromHere on September 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Buskers and peddlers are running afoul of Charleston’s new solicitation rules

Wow, how very sad.
_ Abby the Spoon Lady

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Posted by Abby Roach on September 14, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

There is also a grocery delivery service that delivers to the downtown area and their prices are comparing with BiLo.
www.BerryD.Com is how they can access groceries and meal kits.

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Posted by TJBowers on September 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM

Re: “What can be done to fill the Eastside's grocery gap?

Good luck with that. BiLo's closest competitor was a higher priced Harris Teeter and they still couldn't generate enough sales in their neighborhood to make it worth staying open, so how can you expect another retailer to want to take over the space? these are businesses not charities. The neighborhood has spoken, BiLo listened, simple as that. The column speaks directly of a few local customers and I realize this will create hardship for some, but it takes a whole lot more than a few to keep the doors open. The last few times I was in the store it seemed like there were more employees than customers. You don't survive as a retailer like that.

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Posted by Ima Oldman on September 14, 2016 at 6:37 AM

Re: “How unsecured vehicles contribute to Charleston's gun thefts

I'm confused. What does negligent behavior on the part of gun owners have to do with dictatorships and civil liberties? Are you saying gun owners should be allowed to be careless with their weapons? Please elaborate.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on September 8, 2016 at 1:08 PM
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