DOUGLAS MARTHINSEN JOINS SANDERS LAW FIRM
Douglas A. Marthinsen of Daniel Island has joined Sanders Law Firm LLC as an associate attorney.
His practice is focused on criminal defense and civil litigation. Previously, he served as an assistant public defender for Oconee County.
He has both a Bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of South Carolina.
DANIEL ISLAND'S JIM O’CONNOR NAMED ENGINEER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Island resident Jim O’Connor was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as the South Carolina Civil Engineer of the Year for 2020.
O’Connor, an engineer for Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc., is an active ASCE Eastern Section member, serves as a practitioner adviser at The Citadel, and participates in the senior capstone project by lecturing on structures/bridge design and participating in the judges preview panel.
As an accomplished structural engineer, O’Connor contributed to the success of several projects in 2019-2020 including the following notable projects:
• Lead design engineer for the award-winning Volvo interchange
• Design manager on the port access road project currently under construction to connect I-26 to the new Leatherman terminal.
• Design manager for the Low Battery reconstruction, now in construction, creating a community enhancement that also rebuilds the crumbling wall and aids in sea level rise defense and tidal flood protection while advancing the concept of a “less invasive” micropile foundation solution to repair the wall vs. extensive demolition and installation of steel or concrete piles.
• Leading the design of a new marine terminal at Bushy Park in Goose Creek to serve the expansion of the Nexans Co.
CHARLESTON-AREA TV STATION CHANGES FREQUENCY
In the Charleston area, TV station WITV-TV, the Public Broadcast Station 7, changed its frequency on July 13 as part of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requirement involving nearly 1,000 stations nationwide.
Viewers in the Charleston area who watch over-the-air television with an antenna will need to re-scan their TV to continue receiving this local channel.
According to the FCC, the reason why television stations are changing frequencies is to make room for new 5G and other mobile broadband services. Nationwide, millions of U.S. households watch national network and local TV programming using an over-the-air antenna. Cable and satellite subscribers aren’t affected by these changes.
INTRODUCING NEW OFFICIAL STATE VOTER WEBSITE
The South Carolina Election Commission’s voter education website has a new address: scVOTES.gov
The switch to the .gov domain name was made to help maintain the public’s trust in the information and services provided through the site. Before the change, scVOTES.gov was scVOTES.org. Having the .gov extension will help voters easily recognize the site as a trusted source of information.
Domain names using the .gov extension are regulated by the federal General Services Administration (GSA), meaning only verified federal, state and local governments can use a .gov address. Voters will know when they see “scVOTES.gov,” they have arrived at the official website of the S.C. State Election Commission.
The old .org domain extension will continue to exist indefinitely, and visitors will be automatically redirected to the new address.