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France's far-right fails to win a council in local voting

MOUNT PLEASANT — Over the past decade ...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Someday, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will eventually rename a play after star guard Tiffany Mitchell.

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COLUMN: South Carolina needs a major music festival

South Carolina is the only state in the Southeast that doesn’t have some sort of multiday outdoor music festival featuring at least a few major artists. It’s true we have a few one-day fests, like Spring Jam this year at the Grove in Mount Pleasant.

Bank of South Carolina Corporation Declares Dividend

The Bank of South Carolina, a De Novo Charter, which opened in 1987 at 256 Meeting Street, has offices in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community. Our website is Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its ...

Charleston, South Carolina is Lowcountry golf at its best, from RiverTowne C.C. to Patriots Point

Awash in the glow of flickering gas lanterns, mellow patina of lacy and pillared mansions, and the clip-clop of horses pulling fancy carriages, Charleston, South Carolina is a ...
oaks to Dunes West Golf Club in Mt. Pleasant northeast of Charleston ...

Mt. Pleasant officer terminated after being charged with harassment

A Mount Pleasant police officer has been fired following his ...
Thomas Seastrunk of the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina explains how a game of golf is helping those in our state with a traumatic brain injury or TBI. Thomas Seastrunk of the ...

Rand Paul, Of All People, Will Make His White House Pitch In Front Of An Aircraft Carrier

In the case of Sen. Rand Paul, perhaps even more. When the Kentucky Republican makes one of the first stops in his official run for the presidency in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, next month, he will do so with his back to thousands of tons of American ...

Police respond to armed robbery in Mount Pleasant

Pleasant Police responded to reports of an armed robbery near Coleman Blvd. and McGrath Darby. Inspector Chip Googe reports that a person was robbed in the area. Stay with News 2 for the latest information as it is made available. South ...

SCUMP unveils United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant rebranding

South Carolina United Mount Pleasant soccer club officially announced the transition to United Soccer Academy Mount Pleasant Thursday at Mount Pleasant Town Hall. The rebranding to USA-MP is part of the club’s mutually agreed-upon departure from the ...

Deep impact: Environmental concerns clash with business opportunity

About a half-dozen members of South Carolina environmental groups came to have their voices heard last week in Mount Pleasant, where a public forum was held to gather opinions on drilling off the South Carolina coast. Several pro-drilling groups were also ...

Great News for the Mount Pleasant Macker!

Week ten was filled with awesome visitors who brought the finch fanatics great news regarding the 2015 Mount Pleasant Gus Macker Festival.  Our professor, Tim Otteman, announced there will be an episo…

Mount Pleasant Village Administrator Kurt Whalen Speaks About the Highway V Sewer/Water Project

The Belle City Reporter interviews Mount Pleasant Village Administrator Kurt Whalen about the Highway V Sewer/Water Project. A very interesting and revealing interview – Mr. Whalen clearly explains th…

Republican Mount Pleasant Village President and Tax Deadbeat Mark Gleason Is Now Now 54 Days in Arrears!

The Republican Village of Mount Pleasant President Mark Gleason, to whom Mount Pleasant’s  Republican State Representative Robin Vos was a major campaign contributor in the last election – continues t…

Gale Ives Speaks on The Perverse Values of Republican Mount Pleasant Village President Mark Gleason and His Band of Toadies

Highway V Resident Gale Ives speaks to the Belle City Reporter about the Highway V Sewer/Water project and how Village President Mark Gleason has silenced the voice of Residents and  delayed timely in…

BUSTED: Man accused of stealing vehicle from Kwik Trip in Mount Pleasant arrested in Chicago

MOUNT PLEASANT/CHICAGO (WITI) — Eleven days after a vehicle was stolen from the Kwik Trip gas station on SE Frontage Road in Mount Pleasant, the suspect believed to be responsible has been arrested. …

10 Places to be Active in Mt. Pleasant

Are you looking for a fresh start this spring? Wanting to find a new gym to join? Or do you just want a place to play your favorite sport? If so, take a look at our 10 places to be active and see how …

Charged: 49-year-old Racine man accused of striking vehicle that then struck garage in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — A 49-year-old Racine man is facing several charges — accused of driving drunk, hitting a car, and sending that car into a garage in Mount Pleasant. It happened on Saturday, Ma…

Chick fil A looking to add second Racine-area restaurant in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — Chick fil A is looking to expand in southeastern Wisconsin. Although they already have a location inside Racine’s Regency Mall, Chick fil A has applied for a stand-alone resta…

Racine man arrested for his third OWI after crashing his pickup truck into a garage in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT (WITI) — A 49-year-old Racine man faces multiple charges after allegedly driving drunk through Mount Pleasant on Saturday evening, March 14th. Officials say just before 7:30 p.m., the …

CHARGED: 26-year-old Racine man in connection with shots fired incident on Mead Street in Mount Pleasant

RACINE COUNTY (WITI) — A 26-year-old Racine man has been formally charged in connection with a shots fired incident that occurred in Mount Pleasant on February 19th. Brandon Lee faces the following c…


Get a Homeland Security Job in MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in MOUNT PLEASANT SOUTH CAROLINA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status



Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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