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WHEN LIFE WAS SLOWER. People could easily watch trains go by from the front of the old Moseley store in unincorporated Salters in Williamsburg County. Former Kingstree newspaper editor Linda W. Brown, who snapped the photo, writes that residents like to call themselves "Saltines." The store was open until the mid-1940s when the family moved operations to another building across the tracks. More: SouthernCrescent.org.

Issue 5.42 | Monday, Aug. 19, 2013
Contest below: Name that river

FOCUS Kids can give back too
BRACK Legislators pulling wool over eyes
GOOD NEWS Civil rights marker, grants, more
HISTORY James Louis Petigru
SPOTLIGHT Charleston Green Commercial
FEEDBACK Send us your thoughts
READ THIS Behind God's Back
BROADUS Name that river!
THE LIST Big ice cream eaters
QUOTE On exits
CALENDAR This week ... and next

Great ways for kids to give back in our community
By LEIGH SABINE, contributing editor
Special to Charleston Currents

"When I approach a child, he inspires me in two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become."

-- Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist

AUG. 19, 2013 -- I started my blog, Pluff Mud Kids, in September 2012 as a means of sharing information relevant to places and activities that foster a healthy and educational childhood for our children. It is a privilege to investigate each and every place we highlight and my children and I never take these experiences for granted. We are aware that not all children have access to such a childhood.

On more than one occasion, PMK readers have reached out to me with questions regarding ways our children can help within our community -- most especially ways our children can volunteer their time to help those less fortunate. Often our children are still too young to meet the guidelines of the age requirement of a given organization's volunteer status.

There are ways to work around that so your child can still be a big force as a volunteer in our community. Here are a few of my favorite ways for local kids to reach out and help others:


    • Scissors
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Book bags
    • Composition notebooks
    • Pronged/non-pronged folders
    • Pencil boxes
    • Binders
    • Glue
    • Index Cards
    • Notebooks
    • Filler Paper
    • Crayons
    • Children snacks and drinks
    • Gift cards for those unexpected needs
    • Young male hygiene products (clippers, shaving cream)
    • Size 4, 5, and 6 disposable diapers, pull-ups
    • Infant/toddler cold medicine

    Learn more

    My Sister's House: "The Children's Program at My Sister's House was developed to better assist the children who are victims of domestic violence," according to the organization's Web site.

    "The program provides educational and therapeutic activities for children ages 4 to 17. Education, time and space are given to the children as they begin the healing from their emotional wounds. They learn to nurture themselves and one another, and to recognize that their emotions and feelings are normal for what they have gone through."

    You can help this amazing organization by giving supplies it needs, as outlined in the list at right. Your donations can be dropped at designated sites or you can get a few friends together to accumulate resources and then call to arrange a local pickup. You may also want to contact My Sister's House to ask for any immediate children's birthday needs and your child can choose a special gift for an anonymous friend in need. Making a birthday card for another child who otherwise might not receive one can create a powerful life-long lesson in helping others.

  • Keys For Hope is run by kids who are helping Crisis Ministries to raise funds and build a new homeless shelter in downtown Charleston. Check out their cool website to get involved.

  • Run or walk for a cause. This is my all time favorite way to link kids with their community and a specific cause while getting outdoors and some family exercise too. Pick one or two to participate in this year! Visit this great page on SCIWAY for all the links to running clubs and organized fun runs fun runs for kids .

  • The Charleston Parks Conservancy and the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy. Get involved in the Charleston area with protecting and preserving our land. Watch these websites for community events that offer your children a chance to get involved or contact them directly to volunteer.

  • Beach Sweep/ River Sweep Charleston: Grab a bag and join others to canvass the beach for debris. It's a great way to connect with our local beaches -- perfect for kids of all ages! More information.

    Writer Leigh Sabine of Mount Pleasant offers a monthly look at fun activities for Lowcountry kids. It's based on her great blog, PluffMudKids. Check it out.


Legislators need to stop pulling wool over our eyes
By ANDY BRACK, editor and publisher

AUG. 19, 2013 -- At best, what South Carolina legislators are doing to state government borders on irresponsible. At worst, it's almost criminal.

Lawmakers last week touted a Tax Foundation study that showed South Carolina government spending in real dollars grew 16.8 percent over the 10 years from 2001 to 2011 -- the third lowest rate in the country.

"South Carolina isn't just leading the nation in restraining government growth but is helping to set a new national standard for how fiscally conservative states should handle taxpayers' money," House Speaker Bobby Harrell said in a press release.

But what legislative leaders are doing to the state isn't fiscal conservativism or being frugal. They're playing fast and loose with numbers. They pass all sorts of tax cuts -- $28.8 billion since 1995, according to Harrell -- without really sharing the true long-term impact on state government.

In the short term, tax cuts sound good and get legislators re-elected. But this approach to government is irresponsible because it is gutting the foundations of the everyday, meaningful services that people rely on.

Just look at state government's real spending numbers, as outlined in a historical analysis by the State Budget and Control Board. From 2001 to 2012 in dollars not adjusted for inflation, the state's spending in 2012 was $5.5 billion -- only 1.7 percent more than in 2001. If these numbers were adjusted for inflation, they'd show that state government actually spent less last year than at the turn of the new century.

Now look what happens if you factor in public education and Medicaid, the two largest parts of the state budget:

  • K-12 education spending of state tax dollars grew from $1.87 billion to $2.05 billion (9.4 percent) -- an average increase of just $15 million -- from 2001 to 2012 as the state's population jumped about 700,000 to 4.7 million (17.5 percent). [See a customized spreadsheet]

  • State spending on Medicaid increased 59.7 percent in unadjusted dollars from $936 million a year in 2001 to $1.6 billion in 2012.

What's mind boggling is that because overall state spending has been virtually flat as education rose some and Medicaid rose a lot, the result to the rest of state government has been cataclysmic. All of the other agencies in state government suffered an overall cut in state spending of more than 27 percent -- from $2.6 billion in 2001 to $1.89 billion in 2012.

Those kind of cuts have impacts. They're why the bridges and roads are crumbling. They're why regulatory oversight of our special places is slipping. They're why tuberculosis outbreaks happen. They're why prisons are full and our crime rate is high.

"It's penny wise and pound foolish," said Clemson economist Holley Ulbrich, a recognized expert on state government funding. "They are seriously neglecting the responsibilities of state government for basic state services, public education, public safety, higher education and infrastructure."

University of South Carolina political scientist Mark Tompkins echoed the short-sightedness of trying to have state government for nothing. Not keeping up our government infrastructure and programs hurts us in the long run, he said.

"We're giving up our long-term advantage, to some degree, by not taking care of the many resources we have here -- the human resources and our natural resources," he said. "In the long term, there's a bill to be paid and if we don't take care of these resources, we're going to be uncompetitive."

Ulbrich and Tompkins are being mostly nice in their criticisms.

The truth of the matter, however, is much darker. State legislators simply are starving government without talking about or ignoring the long-term implications to the general welfare of people who live here. To score points, they cut taxes. To avoid scrutiny, they avoid debates on the real problems and impacts of what they do.

What's really sad is that these folks are proud about how they've undercut South Carolina's future. Perhaps they figure, "I've got mine and the hell with everybody else."

Why do we have this fiscal negligence? Because South Carolina has no real plan for the future. It's time to get one and stop letting legislators pull the wool of the state's fiscal picture over our eyes.

Andy Brack is publisher of Charleston Currents and Statehouse Report, where part of this commentary first appeared. He can be reached at: publisher@charlestoncurrents.com.


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Society to unveil civil rights marker Sept. 8 on Johns Island

If you want to really learn in person how the civil rights era got a foothold in the Charleston area, you might want to attend the unveiling of a marker at the Progressive Club at 2 p.m. Sept. 8 on Johns Island. It's free and historic.

The Progressive Club today

The Preservation Society of Charleston will honor the club's importance with a civil rights marker at its building on 3383 River Road, Johns Island. While the club is on the National Register of Historic Places, the building has suffered major damage and requires a lot of reconstruction work, according to the society.

Civil rights leader Esau Jenkins (1910 - 1972) started the club to provide civic education for area residents. Following the unveiling will be tours of the nearby Moving Star Hall, a rural praise house built around 1917.

Speakers at the Sept. 8 event include Jenkins' eldest son Abraham Jenkins, civil rights leader Bill Saunders, society Executive Director Evan Thompson and more.

Installation of the marker is part of the society's 2011 Seven to Save listing of civil rights era sites.

Symposium to recall landmark case on right to counsel

The Charleston School of Law and S.C. Commission on Indigent Defense will host a major symposium Sept. 20 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that led to the creation of the nation's public defender system.

In the case, Gideon v. Wainwright, the high court overturned existing case law involving the conviction of a Florida man who accused of a break-in who was too poor to hire one. He was tried without representation, found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail. After the high court's decision in the case, the man, whose case was portrayed in the award-winning book and movie "Gideon's Trumpet," got a new trial with representation. A jury acquitted him in 10 minutes.

On September 20 at the Charleston Museum, some 28 jurists, scholars and practitioners from across the country, including keynote speaker Abe Crash who worked on the case, American Bar Association President-elect William Hubbard of Columbia and S.C. Supreme Court Justice Jean Toal, will participate in the all-day symposium. The event is $75, but free to law school students and S.C. public defenders.

Great market for minor league sports

As many people in Charleston have known for a longtime, minor league baseball is at its best in Charleston with the local RiverDogs, where you can get great food that's recognized nationally and a great time during any game.

SportsBusiness Journal, one of the nation's top authorities on the business side of sports, says the Holy City is the nation's 11th best minor league market in the country.

"We know we live in a great sports area and this SportsBusiness Journal article confirms it," RiverDogs General Manager Dave Echols said in a press release."While the City of Charleston and our facility (Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park) rank high in a multitude of polls, we, as the RiverDogs, take pride in that we listen intently to our fans and try to provide them with a wholesome, family atmosphere.

According to SBJ, the ranking is determined by fan base, tenured clubs and the economy. This year, researchers analyzed 235 markets, 47 leagues, 408 teams, 249.8 million in total minor league attendance, and 2.64 billion in construction at 50 new or extensively renovated venues.

The listing includes the Lowcountry's minor league teams that include the Charleston RiverDogs, the South Carolina Stingrays and the Charleston Battery.

"This project measures what market best supports its minor league teams through thick and thin," said SportsBusiness Journal research director David Broughton, who has spearheaded this study since creating it in 2005.

SC Bar Foundation awards more than $125,000 in local grants

The South Carolina Bar Foundation has awarded $129,000 in grants to three local groups supporting civil legal aid and other projects. Among the recipients:

  • Crisis Ministries: A grant of $69,000 will help provide direct legal services to the homeless through the organization's on-site attorney.

  • Center for Heirs' Property Preservation: A grant of $40,000 to protect and preserve heirs' property through legal services and education.

  • Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services: a $20,000 grant to connect the low-income community with volunteer lawyers.

The Foundation awarded a total of $1.88 million in grants across the state this year, according to a press release.


Behind God's Back: Gullah Memories
By Herb Frazier
REVIEW BY MICHAEL KAYNARD, contributing photographer

AUG. 19, 2013 -- I was born in Augusta, Ga., and lived there during the 1950s and most of the 1960s. When I started reading "Behind God's Back," it brought back a lot of memories of quickly changing times.

When I began the book, I wasn't sure if it was just going to be just another dry history. I was pleasantly surprised how well all of the information came together to give me a better understanding of the Cainhoy Peninsula's development. The parts I enjoyed the most were the interviews. They provided me with a level of information that could only come from people who lived there and by telling stories they heard from parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles.

It took me a while to fully grasp the monumental task it must have been to research for this book. It is my understanding that a lot of that research took place in the Carolina Room of the Main Library (Charleston County) on Calhoun Street.

Some people are great researchers and others are great writers. The difficult part is putting it all together in a book that is informative and interesting. This book gave me a greater understanding of what many families had to do to survive. It tells of the hard times and the strength of family and faith. It tells about country life and the awe of coming to the big city. It tells about how many served their community to bring health care to country life. It tells of people walking for many miles just to get a vaccination for a child. It tells about the cruelty of some and the generosity of others. It tells about the lengths to which many went to get an education.

If you are truly interested in the history of Charleston your education will not be complete until you read "Behind God's Back." I find myself thinking about the people and retelling humorous stories from it. It truly brought the history of the Cainhoy Peninsula to life for me. I give it two thumbs up.

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James Louis Petigru

James Louis Petigru was born near Abbeville on May 10, 1789, the eldest child of William Pettigrew, a farmer, and his wife, Louise Gibert, a well-educated Huguenot. He attended Moses Waddel's Willington Academy, graduated from South Carolina College in 1809, and taught at Beaufort College while he read law. Admitted to the bar in 1812 shortly after changing the spelling of his name, he served as Beaufort District's solicitor from 1816 to 1822. In 1816 he married Jane Amelia Postell, with whom he had four children: Alfred, Caroline, Daniel, and Susan.


In 1819 Petigru moved to Charleston, where he became James Hamilton's law partner. Appointed South Carolina attorney general in 1822, he prosecuted all Charleston District civil and criminal cases, represented the state in appeals courts and federal courts, and advised the legislature. Upholding state authority, even as he strove to curtail the excesses of public officials, he also appealed to federal over state law when defending an army officer on slave-related charges. In addition, after a federal judge refused to rule on the state law that required free black sailors aboard vessels in Charleston harbor to be jailed, Petigru made no effort to enforce it.

In 1830 Petigru, a leader of the Unionist faction, resigned as attorney general and was elected to the state House of Representatives. Despite defeat in 1832, he remained a major spokesmen for his party until the repeal of nullification in 1833. In 1834, arguing for the plaintiff in McCready v. Hunt, he won a state appeals court decision that the nullifier-imposed test oath for all state officials violated South Carolina's constitutional ban on such oaths. Months later he framed the legislative compromise subordinating state to national allegiance. Despite a second term (1836-1837) in the legislature, Petigru's political career was destroyed by his loyalty to the checks and balances in the United States Constitution that restrained legislative power by judicial power and state government by federal government.

It was his preeminence as a lawyer that made Petigru a public man after 1840. Although he believed that common law must change in response to new social and economic conditions, his state's limited industrialization restricted his contribution to such change to a few transportation and banking cases. In Pell v. Ball (1845), however, he argued successfully that plantation property did not differ from other forms and must be distributed among heirs by the same principles.

In the 1850s Petigru's most distinctive equity practice relied heavily on arbitration and mediation to avoid erratic decisions from judges he considered inept. In court he appeared twice as often for the defendant as for the plaintiff. In cases involving abusive husbands, he served both rich and poor women, but his most visible representation of the legally disadvantaged served free people of color. As adviser to the British consul's campaign to thwart the incarceration of black seamen and when he rescued the free children of George Broad from slavery, he acted both behind the scenes and in court. And though he never challenged the institution of slavery, he defied public opinion when he successfully represented Reuben Smalle, an itinerant Yankee believed to be an abolitionist.

In recognition of his legal expertise rather than political conformity, in 1859 the legislature appointed Petigru to codify South Carolina civil law, a task he finished in 1862. His code, whose only significant substantive changes benefited free blacks, was not adopted until 1872, and then only in a reorganized form. Torn between conflicting allegiances to federal constitution and to southern culture, Petigru had an unchanging commitment to justice and order through law. His loyalty to a constitutionally defined balance of power never wavered, whether it was defending minority rights from majority incursions, checking legislative excess by judicial action, or contending that knowledgeable judges shape juries' findings within the confines of the law.

Never backtracking in his condemnation of South Carolina's April 1861 attack on Fort Sumter for having set "a blazing torch to the temple of constitutional liberty," Petigru went to court to block the Confederacy's confiscation of absentee Carolinians' property and its requirement that lawyers, like other citizens, inform against such owners. Although he scorned the Richmond government and deplored war-time civilian dislocation, Petigru mourned Southern battlefield disasters, especially those injuring or killing his young kinsmen. He died in Charleston on March 9, 1863. In an impressive tribute, city and state officials as well as Charleston's Confederate officer corps followed his coffin to St. Michael's cemetery.

-- Excerpted from the entry by William H. Pease and Jane H. Pease. To read more about this or 2,000 other entries about South Carolina, check out The South Carolina Encyclopedia by USC Press. (Information used by permission.)


Contest: Name that river!

With all of the rain in Charleston, there was a new river recently in front of the main branch of the Charleston County Public Library. Whoever gives us the best name for this new river that appears when the rain comes down too hard for a long enough time will win some RiverDogs' tickets. Send your guess and hometown to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com. Photo by Michael Kaynard, Kaynard Photography.

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World's top 10 ice cream eaters

Only Australia outpaces the United States when it comes to per capital consumption of ice cream, according to this Web site (Liters per person in 2000):

1. Australia (17.7)
2. United States (13.7)
3. New Zealand (13.3)
4. Sweden (11.7)
5. Ireland (10.2)
6. Denmark (9.3)
6. Israel (9.3)
8. Canada (9.1)
9. Finland (8.5)
10. Norway (8.4)


On exits

"It is easier to stay out than get out."

-- Mark Twain



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Stomp some grapes: Noon to 5 p.m., Aug. 24, Irvin-House Vineyards, Wadmalaw Island. You can celebrate the annual grape harvest and get some purple feet at the 10th Annual Grape Stomping Festival. Admission is $10 per car, with part of the proceeds going to Frierson Elementary School. On hand will be music, family fun, great food -- and adult beverages. More.

Be Brave Bash: 6 p.m., Aug. 26, Alhambra Hall, Mount Pleasant. The Center for Women will have its second celebration of Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the day in 1920 (Aug. 26) when voting rights for women officially became a part of the U.S. Constitution. At this fundraiser, the Center will offer great food and an open wine bar, as well as an interactive art collage, photo booth, live music and more. Tickets start at $25. More.

(NEW) 9 to 5: Aug. 30 to Sept. 21, Dock Street Theatre, Charleston. Charleston Stage kicks off its 36th season with "9 to 5: The Musical," one of Broadway's most outrageous comedies. For tickets, prices and times, click here.

Cookbook signing: 5 p.m., Aug. 30, Le Creuset store, 241 King St., Charleston. Acclaimed Chef Edward Lee, a Louisville, Ky., resident who won Iron Chef America, will sign his new book "Smoke & Pickles"). The day before, he will conduct a 6 p.m. cooking demonstration at Le Creuset Atelier at Ripley Point. Tickets are limited. More.

Moonlight Mixers: 7 p.m., Aug. 30, and Sept. 20, Folly Beach Fishing Pier. DJ Jim Bowers will keep your feet moving with oldies and beach music during the summer's last two mixer events. Costs are $8 for Charleston County residents. More.

Shagging on the Cooper: 7 p.m., Sept. 7, Mount Pleasant Pier. You can tell summer is coming to a close when there are only two chances to enjoy live music on Mount Pleasant Pier. Palmetto Soul will play on Aug. 17; Coastal Breeze Band will perform at the last event. Costs are $8 for Charleston County residents. More.

OPEN Arts Expo: Noon to 4 p.m., Sept. 8, Cistern Yard, College of Charleston, Charleston. The Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts and College of Charleston School of the Arts will host this fourth-annual event that's a sneak peak of what's to come from more than 35 local arts organizations. More.

(NEW) Boldorini concert: 4:30 p.m., Sept. 9, Bishop Gadsden Chapel, James Island. Raquel Boldorini, one of South America's most renowned pianists, will perform a free concert including music by Clementi, Schumann, Dubussy and Villa-Lobos. Earlier in the day, she will offer a master class at Charleston Academy of Music. More.

(NEW) Tees & Turtles: 11 a.m. shotgun start, Sept. 10, Daniel Island Country Club. This second annual golf tournament will benefit the S.C. Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program, which aids threatened and endangered turtles. More.

Great watercolors: Through Sept 15, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston. In conjunction with Spoleto Festival USA, the Gibbes will present watercolors created in Charleston in the early 1990s by celebrated contemporary artists Stephen Mueller and Carl Palazzolo, who will give an opening day gallery talk at 2:30 p.m. at the museum. Art is from the collection David and Carol Rawle. More: GibbesMuseum.org

(NEW) Carolina Green Fair: Noon to 6 p.m., Sept. 22, James Island County Park. The fair will highlight conservation education through fun and inventive demonstrations, interactive play, music and experts. Enjoy beer, food and music. No coolers, outside food or beverages. More.

Coastal Living's 2013 Showhouse: Open at various times now through Oct. 20. The magazine's newly-constructed home along the Wando River on Daniel Island is open for tours with a portion of the $15 ticket proceeds to charity. More info and times here.

Bird walks: 8:30 a.m. to noon, every Wednesday and Saturday. This is the time of year that a great variety of migrating birds fly through the Lowcountry so what better time to take part in one of the regular early morning bird walks at Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Pre-registration is suggested. Cost is $5. Walks also are conducted on James Island and Folly Beach.Learn more online.


9/30: McCarter: Safe water
Diebolt: One Book program
Mercer: Civil War photos
30th MOJA Festival soon
Scharstein: Free autism forum

8/26: Ringler: Chasing after a cure
Sabine: Kids giving back
Frazier: Bat lab
Hathorne: Kudzu bugs

7/29: Sheahen: Poverty grows
Ferguson: Plate at the table
Kaynard: Mepkin Abbey
McCandless: At-risk youths
McGee: Monroe's new book

Williams: Avoiding foreclosure
Dewey: Preventing suicide
Hoover: Clean kitchens
Kulp: On breathalyzers


9/3: Assault on Fort Sumter
The Angel of Death
Assault on Battery Wagner
"A furious barbarian"
Recovery of Keokuk guns
"Turrets are coming!"
Preparing to attack
Blockade is broken
Stono Rebellion


9/30: On Henry Martyn Robert
New American inspire
10 years later: Letter
Welfare today
End legislative delegations

8/26: What would Dr. King say?
Wool over our eyes
Essays on ordinary summer
Ford needs to get out of the way

7/29: New poverty study
Engage in trade war
Give brand to government
S.C. keeps treading water
Brad Taylor's new thriller

Brookgreen Gardens
New fee bring us closer?
Great new library service
On Robert Ford


8/5: More on estates, wills
Estate planning myths
Pensions for wartime vets
Revocable Living Trusts
Resources to help seniors cope
On life estates
Next step in health care


7/29: B Corps
GoodBiz Summit
Getting ready to evacuate
Tax policies
On good policy
Heirs' property
1/28: Two conferences


7/15: Childrens' museums
Interactive adventures
Birds, bees, butterflies
Signs of spring abound
Great local parks
What's new in Charleston is old
1/21: Blaze a trail in 2013
12/10: Great holiday adventure


9/9: Fall allergy tips
Best new restaurants

8/26: Citadel records
Tops in ice cream
Free computer classes
Hall of Famers

Beer shakes
Tall buildings
Keep pets safe
List recalibration
Mosquito facts

Curbing mosquitoes
Twitter tips
Help for job applicants
Summer projects

5/27: Hurricane tips
Cleaning up rooms
Traveling with friends
5 on melanoma

4/29: 5 on Cinco de Mayo
Best in Charleston
Generous cities
Spring cleaning tips
Vacation ID tips

3/25: Park and play
On the menu
Still no response
No response

2/25: Five on storytelling
Earth Day duties
For the heart
Home energy tips

Cold water boating
On Ted Stern
SMART goals
Dealing with email



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