SC town plans to appeal, try again to incorporate

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The town of James Island is fighting to remain a municipality.

The South Carolina Supreme Court this week ruled for the third time the town wasn’t legally formed. But the Post and Courier of Charleston reports town officials will ask the high court to reconsider that decision. If that fails, they plan to mount a fourth incorporation campaign.

The town has tried three times to incorporate since 1993 and all three were invalidated by the court.

Mayor Bill Woolsey says the town near suburban Charleston is continuing to operate and will do so until there’s a court order dissolving the town.

Island residents want to incorporate for more control over local affairs and keep Charleston from expanding its limits on the island.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com

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