Funny Charleston Headlines (Though Not True, Certainly Could Be)

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One of the joys of the Lowcountry is our light-hearted sense of humor as we deal with some of the annoying nuances of life down here.

Based on just everyday observations, we compiled some silly headlines, that in an alternative universe could very well be true.

Funny Charleston Headlines:

  • George Sink Sued for Advertising Pollution
  • National Diabetes Outbreak Linked to Charleston Tourism
  • Charleston Mayor Challenges New York City Mayor to Instagram Competition
  • Shortage of Line Cooks Due to Restaurant Explosion in the Lowcountry Forces Local Government to Offer Free Culinary Training to the Homeless
  • Guinness World Records Recognizes Charleston for Having the Most Cranes in a City Metro for the Longest Amount of Time
  • Lowcountry Breweries Band Together to Influence Legislation Banning PBR, Coors and Budweiser from the Area
  • Civil War Re-enactments Postponed Until All Actors Go Through Sensitivity Training
  • Darius Rucker and Blowfish Producing Broadway Show in the Lowcountry – Remembering 1999: 90’s Mellow Rock Revival
  • Charleston County Introduces New Shuttle Plane Service to Alleviate Traffic Pressures by Flying Commuters to Work
  • Seasonal Retractable Bubble Across the Peninsula to Be Built and Used During Hot Humid Days and Hurricane Season
  • Mosquito named official bird of the Lowcountry
  • Charleston County Governments Halts all Tax and Rent Increases for Two Years Citing that Area has Exceeded National Inflationary Growth
  • Toll Booths to Be Installed on 526 and Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to Fund Road Construction Projects
  • Drones Funded to Evaluate Traffic Issues and Deliver Drinks/Food to Drivers Stuck in Rush Hour
  • Charleston Named #1 Location in the United States for Festivals Per Capita
  • Population of Dogs exceeds Humans for the First Time in the Lowcountry

Have a great Friday and Weekend

 

Charleston, SC Media Release: City Launches Boards, Committees and Commissions Online Platform

Media Release:
City of Charleston, South Carolina
50 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Telephone (843) 724-3746

FAX (843) 724-3734
John J. Tecklenburg – Mayor
Office of Communications

City Launches Boards, Committees and Commissions Online Platform

Charleston, S.C. – With more than 40 boards and commissions, the city of Charleston has long encouraged independent citizen oversight and participation in local government—at least in theory. But with today’s debut of Boards+, a new city website that allows citizens to view the members, duties and actions of city boards, committees and commissions and to apply for open positions as they become available, that theory is now becoming a reality for residents throughout the Charleston area.
―This new system is a huge step forward for transparency, accountability and citizen action here in the city of Charleston,‖ said Mayor John Tecklenburg, who’s expected to formally unveil the platform at tonight’s meeting of City Council. ―By reinventing and demystifying the boards and commissions process, it opens up a whole area of city government that’s been locked away in musty folders and file cabinets for too long, and ensures that more of our citizens will be able to have a real say in their own future, and in the future life of our city.

Boards+ can be accessed on the City website homepage under the ―Government‖ tab or at www.charleston-sc.gov/boards. Residents who do not have access to the internet can call 843-724-3739 for assistance.

The cloud-based tools will improve the city’s efficiency by simplifying the process of managing appointments, advertising opportunities to serve and the application process for boards, committees and commissions.

The platform will remain in beta for the first several months, as improvements continue to be made. The public is encouraged to make recommendations and suggest improvements to the platform.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Jack O’Toole, Director of Communications
Media Relations/Public Information
(843) 518-3228
otoolej@charleston-sc.gov