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Cooler-stealing thief angers marathon coach
I am coaching a marathon training team for Team in Training, which is part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. My runners are training to run marathons AND fundraising to find cures for Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers.  Our training takes us all over Beaufort, Lady’s Island and Port Royal. So far our training has been great and we’re enjoying the beautiful scenery we have all around us, but this past weekend (on July 28), we had a cooler full of Gatorade stolen from us. The cooler was in the parking lot of the Dermatology Associates of the Lowcountry on Lady’s Island Drive and unfortunately this is not the first time a cooler has been stolen from us.
Not only are you stealing from my runners, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and from me, but your theft of this cooler caused a dangerous situation for my team.  The cooler that was stolen was at mile 8 of a 12 mile run and our last hydration stop was at mile 4.  That’s 8 miles without a drink in this heat!
Thanks, thief, I hope you enjoyed the Gatorade! If anyone sees a blue screw top Coleman cooler marked “Team in Training,” it belongs to my team and it’s been stolen. Congratulate that person for being a true model citizen. There is nothing I hate more than a thief!
If this economy has affected you so bad that you need to steal a cooler from a nonprofit, come see me and I’ll give you the $9.97 so you buy your own cooler at Walmart.  I’ll even fill it with Gatorade!

Taxpayer questions actions of City Council
Well, thank you City Council for sticking it to your taxpayers once again, this time in the form of additional stormwater runoff FEES. My biggest objection being the fact that you call it a fee, but I still have to pay it. The way I look at it is if you make me pay something that I didn’t elect, then it’s a TAX.
Secondly, I don’t feel like the stormwater project is as successful as we might be led to believe.  I like being able to turn on a spigot and get water so it eludes me as to why it is the object of our stormwater projects to get that stormwater to the nearest ditch and then to the river.  Let that water sink in the ground the way God intended.

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