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James Island Victory - Again!

Posted By Samantha Havens @ May 22nd 2012 9:29am In: Around Town

Anyone who lives on James Island - a quaint little community conveniently located near Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, knows all too well the struggle this area has been fighting for several years - winning, then losing again to the backlash of the City of Charleston who inevitably swoops in to "reclaim" the territory.  Sounds like something you might have read in your history books years ago, doesn't it? Well as of yesterday they are winners again!  James Island is no longer (as of the end of July 2012) under the governing control of the City of Charleston but rather will come to be known as the Town of James Island.   Many in favor of this change have argued that being separated from the City of Charleston provides greater opportunity for increased revenue for the area and allows them to dedicate funds directly toward improvements on James Island rather than diverting all the cash to the needs of the higher profile peninsula.  Like everything, I imagine there are pros and cons either way.  In any case, a sweet victory for James Islanders who have been working so hard to make this happen. Congrats.  Read more about it here:

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