Tuesday Headlines: Early Voting Begins Today in South Carolina

Early voting begins today after new legislation was passed to open county election offices two weeks before political primaries. The South Carolina primaries take place on June 14, and early voting is available every day except Sunday.

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The free CARTA shuttle returns for the summer. A free shuttle from Mount Pleasant to Isle of Palms returned on May 28, providing safe and easy travel for locals and tourists. The Beach Reach shuttle runs weekends until September 4th. The special CARTA bus aims to make traveling to the beach easier for those without a car and to ease the pressure on parking.

CofC study reveals tuberculosis and other pathogens in Charleston waterways. A DNA study conducted last fall by the College of Charleston found potential traces of tuberculosis, staph, E. coli cholera and other pathogens in Charleston’s waterways. When bacteria levels are high, people are at a higher risk of coming into contact with one of these pathogens. Charleston Waterkeeper reports bacteria levels weekly.

Shipping company bringing business to the Port of Charleston. A Chinese shipping company with ships named after The Lion King songs and characters bring more business to the Leatherman Terminal at the Port of Charleston. Singapore-based Sea Lead has Leatherman Terminal on its list of east coast stops for the new AEC service which will carry cargo through the Panama Canal.

The Johns Island farm must be protected from development. Ravenswood Farm properties along Chisolm Road on Johns Island could be protected from development using more than $2.16 million in state and county conservation funding. The property has 631 acres of elevated land and almost 81 acres of wetlands, with extensive frontage on the Stono River.

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