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Charleston mayor: Emanuel AME to be focus of museum exhibit

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Mayor Joe Riley Jr. says the shooting deaths of nine people at a Charleston church last month underscore the need to build a black history...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-13/charleston-mayor-emanuel-ame-be-foc
Funerals continue for victims of Charleston church slaying

...racially motived.The tragedy "shook an America that didn't want to believe this kind of hate could still exist," Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley Jr. said during a eulogy for Hurd.Riley said the killings will go down in history with other episodes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-27/funerals-continue-victims-charlesto
Charleston suspect attended church service

...investigation, Mullen told an earlier news conference that was attended by FBI Special Agent in Charge David A. Thomas. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. called the shooting "an unfathomable and unspeakable act by somebody filled with hate and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-18/charleston-suspect-attended-
Haley calls for Confederate flag to come down

...by hate groups. We can't put it in a public place where it can give any oxygen to hate-filled people," said Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., a Democrat.The last governor to take this political risk, Republican David Beasley, was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-22/haley-calls-confederate-flag
9 fatally shot at historic black church in downtown Charleston

...does not happen in other advanced countries," Obama said.Obama says he and Vice President Joe Biden telephoned Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. to express condolences.The president says he and first lady Michelle Obama knew several parishioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-06-18/9-fatally-shot-histori
Machinists consider withdrawing request for next week's union vote at Boeing SC operations

...Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, strongly opposes unions and has been urging workers to vote no. North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey has also criticized the unionization effort.Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger said Wednesday she would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-15/machinists-consider-withdrawing-req
White South Carolina police officer charged with murder in fatal shooting of black motorist

...officials viewed a dramatic video that appears to show him shooting a fleeing man several times in the back.North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey announced the charges at a hastily called news conference in which he said City Patrolman Michael Thomas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-08/white-south-carolina-p
Across South Carolina

Charleston mayor to teach at CitadelCHARLESTON, S.C. - Charles ton Mayor Joe Riley earned his degree from The Citadel, and the military school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-08/across-south-carolina
Hurricane Hugo changed Charleston and its longtime mayor, who's still in charge 25 years later

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. was somber that night in 1989 as Hurricane Hugo's 135 mph winds bore down on South Carolina, wrenching...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-20/hurricane-hugo-changed-charle
Charleston reveals plans for black history museum

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Standing near where tens of thousands of African slaves landed in Charleston, Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. announced updated plans Wednesday for a $75 million International African-American Museum."We've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-23/charleston-reveals-plans-blac