Daily Archives: November 19, 2015

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In anticipated runoff, John Tecklenburg elected mayor

On Tuesday, John Tecklenburg was elected Charleston’s next mayor. Tecklenburg trumped opponent Leon Stravrinakis in the runoff election with 57.5 percent of votes to Stravrinakis’ 42.5 percent. The once small lead over S.C. House of Representatives member, Stravrinakis, expanded dramatically over the two weeks between elections. Tecklenburg’s campaign focused on the well-being of the city…

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Berkeley County Council says no to Syrian refugees

On Monday, the Berkeley County Council officially refused to admit Syrian refugees into their county under the Refugee Resettlement Program, joining Spartanburg County, the County Council of which issued a similar positioning in September. The Refugee Resettlement Program is a federally implemented program designed to ease transitioning refugees from their lives in the Middle East…

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