Magnolia in Miniature

Magnolia in Miniature

A glimpse of Magnolia Gardens finds a home in nation’s capital from Staff Reports A landscape designer in Arlington, Vir., and a carpenter from Charleston, have built a miniature version of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on display at the nation’s capital. Jeff...

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Thinking Outside the Box

Local lawmakers searching for solution to the ‘Suicide Merge’ by Bill Davis | News Editor Everyone on Orange Grove Road can relax, for now, because there will be no traffic circle built next to the old Masonic Center. County and city planners heard you loud and clear:...

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A Long and Mighty Table

West Ashley’s Longest Table will focus on discussing community action by Bill Davis | News Editor Have you seen that television commercial where disconnected residents of a big city apartment building of various ages and backgrounds come together after one of their...

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Worth their Weight in Gold

Winners from the 10th annual Westie Awards receive their golden cows at awards reception at Gala Desserts by Lorne Chambers | Editor In last month’s issue of West Of Free Press, 10 individuals were named as the 2019 Westie Award class. It marked the 10th year the...

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2019 WESTIE AWARDS

To The Future and Beyond ... Honoring 10 members of our community who are helping make tomorrow better   Every year for more than a decade, the West Of Free Press has recognized people within the community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help...

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Tearing Down or Building Up?

West Ashley now home to yet another peninsular challenge by Bill Davis | News Editor Another pesky peninsula dweller has found a home in West Ashley: add knockdowns to the list of traffic, gentrification, vibrancy, density and others that have jumped the Ashley River....

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A Long and Winding Road

State agrees to fund its portion of I-526, but there’s still a long way to go by Bill Davis | News Editor A journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step, but there’s been so many faltering starts in building the remaining eight-mile section of I-526 some...

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First Responders Welcome Newest West Ashleyians

West Ashley mom gives birth to twins with a little help from local fireman, EMS workers by Bill Davis | News Editor As a nurse, Jordan Prosser is no rookie when it comes to blood, birth, and the many mysteries of the human body. But early last month, she was surprised...

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Looking Back at 2018 … And Looking Ahead to 2019

by Bill Davis | News Editor This past year in West Ashley was supposed to be the moment when a shooter releases the basketball and it begins to take flight, after years of study, planning, and meetings. And while there were definite successes, like the construction of...

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Local Landmark Honored in Nation’s Capital

Magnolia Gardens placing exhibit at the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. from Staff Reports More than 200 years ago, George Washington had a vision for the capital city of the United States that included a botanic garden that would demonstrate and promote the...

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West Ashley Goes to Washington

Congressman-elect Joe Cunningham wades into deeper waters by Bill Davis | News Editor If you thought 2018 was West Ashley’s “time” because of its growing political power on City Council and the mayor hailing from here, don’t forget newly-elected U.S. Congressman Joe...

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