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GOOSE CREEK | A successful trip down the coast earned the surging Carolina Forest football team another outing in Charleston’s Lowcountry in six days.Scoring on all of their first six drives, the visiting Panthers built up all the momentum they needed to cruise past Goose Creek 55-28 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Saturday at John Fulmer Field. The win was the fourth straight for the Panthers (8-4), who knocked the Gators out of the postseason for the third time in four seasons.Carolina Fore...
GOOSE CREEK | A successful trip down the coast earned the surging Carolina Forest football team another outing in Charleston’s Lowcountry in six days.
Scoring on all of their first six drives, the visiting Panthers built up all the momentum they needed to cruise past Goose Creek 55-28 in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs Saturday at John Fulmer Field. The win was the fourth straight for the Panthers (8-4), who knocked the Gators out of the postseason for the third time in four seasons.
Carolina Forest quarterback Scott Saylor torched the home team for four touchdown passes and two touchdown runs. Just the scoring plays Saylor was involved in totaled 215 yards as the Panthers rolled up and down the field all night. The Panthers have scored 41 or better in every game during the win streak, and they had that by the end of the first half on Saturday.
“We’ve been in Charleston a bunch,” Carolina Forest coach Marc Morris said. “I think we just need to get a home here and set up. The kids came out and had a really good week of practice. I thought they were focused all week and understood what we wanted them to do. We played pretty well.”
Carolina Forest travels to Fort Dorchester Friday for the third round of the playoffs, with the winner advancing to the state semifinal round the day after Thanksgiving. The Patriots (9-3) won their second-round game 46-0 over visiting Berkeley Wednesday in North Charleston, two days before the anticipated impact from Hurricane Nicole.
Like Carolina Forest, the Patriots have hit their stride at the right time. They’ve won seven in a row.
According to MaxPreps, Fort Dorchester is 6-0 all-time against Carolina Forest going back to 2012 and won last year 58-26 in an early-season game in North Charleston. The Patriots also defeated the Panthers all but one year from 2012-2017.
“I don’t know a lot about them this year but you know Coach (Steve) LaPrad has one of the top football programs in the state every year,” Morris said. “We think a lot of him and their program. Our kids have been there before. I just hope we have the right mindset and get off the bus ready to go like we were tonight.”
Goose Creek (5-6) landed the first blow Saturday, going 68 yards to score on quarterback Drew Moore’s 5-yard pass to receiver Evan Daniels with 9:18 remaining in the first quarter.
Carolina Forest’s 66-yard response was swift, with Saylor distributing passes to Owen Hall and Nathan Schuessler to move the chains and eventually racing up middle for a 13-yard touchdown run to even it at 6-6 with just over six minutes remaining in the first quarter.
The Panthers missed the extra point but nothing else went wrong in the first half for Coach Morris’s bunch. After forcing a Goose Creek punt on the Gators’ second possession, Saylor connected with Schuessler for touchdown strikes of 45 and 70 yards on the next two possessions as the Panthers opened up a 20-6 advantage with just over two minutes left in the first period.
The Panthers defense then forced a Gators punt and the snap got away from Moore, who was flagged for intentional grounding inside the Goose Creek 10. Three plays later on the first play of the second quarter, Saylor raced in from the 4 on third and goal to extend the lead to 27-6 with 11:51 left in the first half.
Whatever hope Goose Creek had for a comeback was snuffed out by the Carolina Forest defense over the remainder of the second quarter. Manning Hitt recovered a fumble the Panthers turned into running back’s Kalil Johnson’s 7-yard touchdown run with 4:54 remaining before the half. Earlier on the drive, Johnson got loose for a 40-yard scamper on third and long.
Moments later, linebacker Reynardo Parks broke through to sack Moore and knocked the ball loose, recovering the fumble at the Carolina Forest 49. Saylor then hit Hall for 36 yards to crack the red zone and running back Zion Gilbert finished the drive from there on a 19-yard burst with 1:58 remaining in the first half for a 41-6 Carolina Forest lead.
Moore’s 34-yard strike to Evan Daniels with 11 seconds in the half cut Carolina Forest’s lead to 41-12.
Saylor added a 35-yard touchdown pass to Hall in the third quarter to make it a handful of touchdowns, then made it a cool half dozen on a 48-yard scoring strike to receiver Anthony Aponte in the fourth quarter. The latter was the final tally of the clash after Goose Creek had closed within 48-28.
Moore finished with two touchdown passes and a scoring run for Goose Creek. The Gators’ other touchdown was a 1-yard plunge by running back Meliq McGowan.
“To beat phenomenal football teams like Goose Creek, you’ve got to be multiple,” Morris said. “You can’t just run. You can’t just throw it. I think our kids did everything they needed to do to win.”
Acquisition Will Add 232 Franchises Focused on Executive Search and Professional Staffing ServicesGOOSE CREEK, SC / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2022 / HireQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq:HQI), a national franchisor of direct dispatch, executive search, and commercial staffing services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of MRINetwork, ("MRI") (mrinetwork.com), the third-largest executive recruiting network in the world, headquartered in Delray ...
Acquisition Will Add 232 Franchises Focused on Executive Search and Professional Staffing Services
GOOSE CREEK, SC / ACCESSWIRE / November 16, 2022 / HireQuest, Inc. (Nasdaq:HQI), a national franchisor of direct dispatch, executive search, and commercial staffing services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of MRINetwork, ("MRI") (mrinetwork.com), the third-largest executive recruiting network in the world, headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, for approximately $13.5 million before working capital adjustments. The assets include MRI's 232 franchise offices in the U.S. and internationally, which generated approximately $283 million in systemwide sales and standalone adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 million for the trailing 12-month period ended September 30, 2022.
Rick Hermanns, HireQuest's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "MRI is recognized as one of the top permanent placement executive search and professional staffing networks in the U.S. The addition of MRI as a franchise offering for executive search provides HQI with immediate scale in the segment and is highly complementary with our existing HireQuest Direct and Snelling offerings. For more than 50 years, MRI's franchisees have provided their clients with exemplary service, we are looking forward to providing them with additional tools and support they need to grow that success in the future."
Bert Miller, President and Chief Executive Officer of MRI, commented "I've spent over 27 years as an MRI franchisee and became its CEO three years ago with a goal of carrying on the innovation established by our original founder, Alan Schonberg. Through this time, we've successfully guided the organization through a digital transformation to prepare the business for the future and help our franchisees build real businesses that also happen to be search firms. I'm extremely proud of what we've built at MRI, and believe HQI will be a perfect partner to further develop our corporate and leadership teams and, most importantly, provide our franchisees with more resources, broader scope, and the ability to strategically scale. We believe that becoming part of the HQI family is the right pathway to grow MRINetwork and give our franchisees every opportunity to further their success."
HireQuest will fund this acquisition with cash on hand and its existing line of credit. Completion of this transaction is subject to a number of closing conditions. Subject to such conditions, the transaction is expected to close December 12, 2022. During the interim, both HireQuest and MRINetwork offices will remain open for business without interruption.
Richmond, Virginia-based Transact Capital Securities, LLC served as financial advisor to MRINetwork.
HireQuest, Inc. is a nationwide franchisor of direct dispatch, executive search, and commercial staffing solutions for HireQuest Direct, HireQuest, Snelling, Link, and Northbound Executive Search franchised offices across the United States. Through its national network of over 225 franchisee-owned offices in more than 38 states and the District of Columbia, HireQuest provides employment for approximately 75,000 individuals annually that work for thousands of customers in numerous industries including construction, light industrial, manufacturing, hospitality, clerical, medical, travel, financial services, and event services. For more information, visit www.hirequest.com.
In 1965, Management Recruiters International innovated the search industry by launching the first franchise model that helped thousands of professionals to achieve successful recruitment careers. MRINetwork has maintained its position at the forefront of the talent access field ever since, continuing to push the bounds of the industry to help organizations and individuals build successful companies and careers. From the transition to a digital-first workforce to the shifting parameters of contract staffing, MRINetwork has helped hundreds of firms build the infrastructure they need to succeed. Today, MRINetwork is ranked 3rd by revenues in the U.S. among professional staffing and executive recruitment firms. Headquartered in Delray Beach, Fl., the company has over 232 affiliate offices in the U.S. and internationally.
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Two weeks of no-excuse-needed early voting kicks off Oct. 24 at more than 100 locations statewide, giving South Carolinians more options than ever for casting a ballot with hopefully little to no wait.It’s South Carolina’s first general election under a Statehouse law signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in May which directed each county to open up to seven early voting sites for 12 days through the Saturday before Election Day.All locations must open to voters from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in all 46 counties from the coast to ...
Two weeks of no-excuse-needed early voting kicks off Oct. 24 at more than 100 locations statewide, giving South Carolinians more options than ever for casting a ballot with hopefully little to no wait.
It’s South Carolina’s first general election under a Statehouse law signed by Gov. Henry McMaster in May which directed each county to open up to seven early voting sites for 12 days through the Saturday before Election Day.
All locations must open to voters from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in all 46 counties from the coast to the mountains.
The exception is Oct. 30, as the law forbids Sunday voting.
Early voters can choose whatever site is most convenient for them within the county where they’re registered, whether that’s close to home, work or shopping. They aren’t limited by their home address.
“Early voting is a big deal for South Carolina,” state Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said. “It gives a lot more access, more options for busy people to go vote. That’s the biggest benefit.”
It also should reduce stress on poll workers and give them more time to fix problems as they arise, which in turn also benefits voters, he said.
“Whatever line you’ve had before will be better,” Whitmire said.
The 111 early voting sites statewide represent a 35 percent increase from the total that opened before the June primaries, when election officers had less than three weeks to put the new rules into practice.
Nineteen of South Carolina’s rural counties are still offering a single location, usually at their main election office.
Some of the most-populous counties are providing several additional options. For example, Lexington went from one to five. Charleston County, which also offered a single site in June, is among three counties opening the maximum seven.
Greenville and Horry counties are the other two with seven.
Voting sites for every county can be found on the S.C. Election Commission website at scvotes.gov/voters/early-voting. By law, each county election office must also post local locations on its own website.
Voting absentee by mail is also underway. Those who qualify include people who are 65 and older, have physical disabilities, or work a job that doesn’t allow them to vote in person during the two-week early voting window. Applications must be in by Oct. 28. People returning a mailed ballot in person must show identification.
Charleston County, which has opened satellite offices since 2016 under prior law that required an excuse for voting early, has planned since January to open seven once the legislation passed. But when the final version didn’t allow for mobile sites as intended, the county reverted to one, but only for the primaries, said Isaac Cramer, director of the Charleston County Board of Elections.
Local sites for this election include four libraries and two churches spread out from Hollywood to Mount Pleasant, with the largest site being the North Charleston Convention Center. That was a popular spot for voters in November 2020, Cramer said.
Amid the pandemic, legislators passed a temporary law allowing no-excuse-needed in-person absentee voting for that election only. One problem was that access varied widely across the state. Even so, it marked the first time that more South Carolinians voted early than on Election Day.
Two years later under the new law requiring options with standardized hours, Charleston County has added sites on James Island, Johns Island and Hollywood.
“We wanted to expand to areas with population growth and rural areas so people across the county would have shorter distances to travel,” Cramer said.
The more than 150 additional workers hired specifically for early voting began weeklong training sessions Oct. 17. They’re prepared for busy, 12-hour days. They’ll stay on through Election Day at $15 an hour, which becomes $22.50 hourly for required overtime, he said.
In the Upstate, Greenville and Spartanburg counties each hired dozens of additional poll workers for early voting.
Staffing concerns are partly why Spartanburg went with three offerings for its first election with multiple sites, said its elections director, Adam Hammons.
Since turnout is generally lower for midterm elections than in presidential contests, “starting with three early voting centers that are fully staffed and ready for voters was our decision,” he said.
It’s among 10 counties opening three locations.
Others include nearby Pickens County, Dorchester County in the Lowcountry, and York County south of Charlotte, as well as rural Barnwell and Hampton counties along the Georgia line.
Georgetown and Beaufort counties are each operating four sites.
Georgetown officials didn’t see a reason to open the max, said elections director Aphra McCrea.
There was an obvious need for a location in the Waccamaw Neck, a peninsula east of the Waccamaw River that is where most voters live. The county office made sense as it’s already equipped to handle early voting. The other two were put in locations convenient for rural residents, McCrea said.
Lexington and Richland are the only counties offering five locations.
Richland County has had more shakeups at its long-troubled election agency in the last few months, to include the resignation of its director. But interim director Terry Graham, who also submitted a resignation letter before agreeing to stay through the elections, insisted the county is prepared for the election and early voting.
County officials considered expanding to six but decided it lacked sufficient workers and money for an additional site, he said.
“Money always is a deciding factor. If we could do more, we would do more,” he said. “We didn’t want to spread ourselves too thin by adding more people and more locations.”
Spencer Donovan contributed from Greenville. Leah Hincks contributed from Columbia. Mike Woodel contributed from Georgetown. Nicole Ziege contributed from Myrtle Beach.
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Goose Creek unveiled an amphitheater in honor of S.C. Rep. Joe Daning in a surprise presentation Tuesday during his retirement celebration in Goose Creek.Joseph Daning is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 92. He also was a Goose Creek City Council member for over 20 years and previous Goose Creek Mayor Pro Tempore.Daning will retire from the S.C. House of Representatives in January 2023. Multiple former S.C. representatives, Mayor Gregory Habib,...
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - The city of Goose Creek unveiled an amphitheater in honor of S.C. Rep. Joe Daning in a surprise presentation Tuesday during his retirement celebration in Goose Creek.
Joseph Daning is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 92. He also was a Goose Creek City Council member for over 20 years and previous Goose Creek Mayor Pro Tempore.
Daning will retire from the S.C. House of Representatives in January 2023. Multiple former S.C. representatives, Mayor Gregory Habib, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace and Daning’s family and friends attended the celebration.
All the speakers who gathered at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church spoke about Daning’s long-lasting legacy in the city, Statehouse and House of Representatives.
“He was such a great friend and a mentor and very loyal to the Lowcountry,” Nancy Mace, U.S. House of Representative, said. “It was an honor to see that the Joseph Daning amphitheater was unveiled today in Goose Creek and that’s exciting for the residents of Goose Creek too and I want to thank Mayor Habib for that effort.”
The Joseph S. Daning Amphitheater will be located at the Municipal Center Campus near the Recreation Complex and the lake behind City Hall. It plans to include an outside basketball court, a food truck area, restrooms and additional parking.
Crystal Reed, the recreation director for the City of Goose Creek, says some examples of events that will be held at the amphitheater are slam poetry, improv, concerts and movie nights.
“I think the goal of the amphitheater and the projects that we’re doing in the city of Goose Creek is to bring entertainment into our city so that residents don’t have to travel and create more traffic,” Reed said. “They can get good dining options and good entertainment here in the city of Goose Creek.”
Reed says this project will break ground in April 2023 and it should take about 18 months to complete.
When Mayor Habib introduced the new amphitheater, Daning began to cry in shock.
“I didn’t expect any of this and then the new that,” Daning said, pointing to the picture of the proposed amphitheater. “You know, my father came from the Philippines. I am first generation. I mean this is just unbelievable. You know, I never expected any of this.”
The total cost of the amphitheater will be about $4 million. Daning secured $1.5 million in state funding and the remainder will be paid by ARPA funds.
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GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Goose Creek resident Lisa Berry has lived in the West Greenview Acres neighborhood since 2004. She describes her neighborhood as “pretty quiet,” besides occasional traffic.She found out about a planned development that could be built right next to her home and was taken aback. To her understanding, a road was going to run adjacent to her home and go to Red Bank Road, and a playground with a parking lot was going to be built on the other side of her property. She said those plans were concerning....
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Goose Creek resident Lisa Berry has lived in the West Greenview Acres neighborhood since 2004. She describes her neighborhood as “pretty quiet,” besides occasional traffic.
She found out about a planned development that could be built right next to her home and was taken aback. To her understanding, a road was going to run adjacent to her home and go to Red Bank Road, and a playground with a parking lot was going to be built on the other side of her property. She said those plans were concerning.
She posted in a Facebook group for Goose Creek residents, trying to inform her neighbors about what was going on. She said she was inspired to speak up; and said there should be no more construction.
“I was driving down Red Bank Road, and by the rural fire department, they have a marquee; it’s a flashing sign that changes,” Berry said. “It said, ‘if not you, then who?”
Berry’s post got the attention of Mayor Greg Habib, who responded in his own post in the group. He said he felt the need to give an explanation about what their processes are, what they are trying to accomplish, and how growth is important.
Berry met with the mayor Wednesday morning, and she discovered that there was an updated plan. She said that now instead of a road next to her house, it is proposed to be a walking trail, and the playground plans have changed as well. Habib said it is going to be a mix of townhomes and single-family homes with a commercial element on Red Bank Road.
One of the concerns that Berry had was that the property floods. Habib said the only way the flooding problems are going to go away is if someone develops the property properly.
“I knew it had a flooding problem,” Habib said. “We told the developer when he first came to us, you have to address flooding in this area if you’re gonna do anything here, and what the developer has proposed is a stormwater plan that actually takes water from off the property onto his own property to mitigate the flooding problems that are there now.”
Now Berry said she is not opposed to development but wants it to be done in a smart way.
“We have to change,” Berry said. “We can’t just stay the same. I just want it to be an informed decision where all citizens understand what’s going on and can voice their concerns, and if we don’t share that information then people are left out.”
It is not the first time that development concerns have been expressed in rapidly growing Goose Creek, or in the Lowcountry. Goose Creek is now the 8th largest city in South Carolina.
“We’re 47,000 people,” Habib said. “We are not a small town in small-town America anymore.”
Habib said he often hears concerns about traffic issues. He said the greatest tool to reduce traffic is economic development and putting people and businesses closer together.
“We got traffic here,” Habib said. “How do you mitigate that? Well, understanding that not building anymore is not an option, so how do you then mitigate it there is your plan for it, you do it right, and you do it in a way that makes sense.”
Habib said there are over 5,000 homes entitled to go up in the city. Habib said some of those are going to create more traffic than others because they are on the outskirts of the city. Until there is commercial development there, those people will have to drive into the main commercial section of the city to get what they need. He said they need to get commercial development out to those areas as fast as they can to mitigate the traffic.
“If we’re gonna build houses, which we know we have to, we’re going to insist developers to build communities,” Habib said.
Habib said they cannot sit by as development happens. Instead, they need to participate in it and make it look like what they want it to be.
There will be a public hearing regarding the aforementioned planned development on July 5 at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
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