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Goose Creek is one of the best places to live in the United States. Between city's history, its location, food, people, and climate, few places mix southern hospitality with laid-back vibes, quite like Goose Creek. As locals, we love calling The Holy City home, but living here comes with its challenges, especially if you are a home or business owner.

Due to the tropical-like weather and high humidity, surfaces like concrete and wood are often riddled with algae and mold, in addition to common grime and dirt. These natural occurrences can affect the beauty of your home or place of business, resulting in an unkempt, neglected look. That's where Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek comes in - to restore your home or your business back to its original beauty and prevent unsightly growth and grime from re-occurring over time.

When it comes to pressure washing in Goose Creek, SC, we strive to provide our customers with industry-leading service, every time we are hired. While some pressure washing companies in Goose Creek are known for lazy workers and mediocre services, we make it a point to exceed our customer's expectations. We do so by prioritizing quick responses, extra-hard work, ongoing training, and excellent customer service. We stand behind our work - check out our reviews on Google!

We're the best choice to protect your home or business not only from mold and mildew but from bugs, bird's nests, spider webs, and potential damage caused by less experienced pressure washers in Goose Creek. Our customer's health, happiness, and satisfaction always come first. We are a licensed, insured pressure washing company in Goose Creek. When you hire our company, know that we will treat your home as if it were our own.

At the end of the day, our mission is simple: give our customers top-notch service and beautiful results while remaining friendly, approachable, and helpful. We specialize in two forms of pressure washing: residential and commercial. Keep reading to learn more about our pressure washer process and the benefits of each type of service.

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Residential Pressure Washing in
Goose Creek, SC

When you own a home in the Lowcountry, its exterior is constantly exposed to the elements, resulting in mildew, dirt, and pollen. When not properly cleaned, the exterior surfaces of your home like brick, stucco, and vinyl suffer. With time, they can even break down. At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we use a specially-crafted cleaning solution and time-tested techniques to remove hazardous contaminants safely and effectively.

Unlike some pressure washers in Goose Creek, we use a no-to-low pressure washing strategy for residential properties. Also called "soft washing," this process includes washing and rinsing your windows, along with the exterior face of your gutters. High-pressure tactics are effective against mildew, but they run the risk of causing damage to your siding and windows. Our soft wash cleaner is specifically designed to remove mildew and algae gently, yet effectively from many porous surfaces. Our professional pressure washers also manually brush your gutters with a stain-removing agent to remove unsightly black streaks.

Our soft pressure washing process not only cleans your home but protects it from high-pressure techniques that damage your paint and siding. With soft washing, you won't have to worry about diminished curb appeal or reduced resale value of your home.

These techniques use gentle water pressure and at the same time, apply an environmentally friendly cleaning solution to remove contaminants. With this strategy, your plants and other landscaped areas won't suffer any damage, which is why many homeowners prefer going this route. Once the cleaning agent has removed mold, algae, etc., our team thoroughly rinses the exterior of your home. After rinsing, your home will be left with a squeaky-clean appearance that will make your neighbors jealous in the best way possible.

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Our residential pressure washing services don't end with soft washing. Here is a quick glance at a few other commonly requested services from homeowners just like you:

High-pressure cleaning with hot water. Our high-pressure cleaning services are great for many different surfaces, like concrete, brick, and stone.

High-pressure cleaning

Gutter and roof debris removal with subsequent flush and removal of bagged debris from property.

Gutter and roof debris removal

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment to remove black staining and unsightly streaks resulting from algae, mold, and other contaminants.

Low-to-no pressure roof treatment

Cleaning of wood decks, fences, docks, decks, and more.

Cleaning of wood decks

Benefits of Residential Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC

Your home's exterior is exposed to harsh elements all the time. After all, its job is to keep the elements out so that you can enjoy life inside your home. Natural conditions like wind, dirt, sun, UV rays, birds, bugs, and insects - not to mention things like smoke, acid rain, and car exhaust - are constantly beating on your home. With time, your home becomes discolored, soiled, and even damaged.

If you own a home in Goose Creek, pressure washing is the most efficient and effective way to keep your home's exterior clean while safeguarding your time, family, and investment.

A few of the most common benefits of pressure washing include:

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Pressure Washing Prevents Damage

When moisture builds up in the summer and winter months, it can cause serious damage to your home's surfaces. Should you let grime or stains remain on your exterior surfaces for a long time, it can result in permanent damage. Contaminants like mold actually feed off of your paint and other finishes, essentially removing these accents from your home. Throw in hard-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices that are notorious for mildew growth, and there's a lot of potential damage waiting.

Fortunately, a professional pressure washer in Goose Creek, SC, can remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants that can cause damage over time. This protects your investment and helps keep your family healthy.

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Pressure Washing Primes Surfaces for Painting

If you have plans to resurface, refinish, or repaint exterior portions of your home, pressure cleaning is a great way to prep your work area. By removing all grime and dirt from your work surface, you can be sure that you're working on a smooth, clean area free of grit. Pressure wash first if you're planning on other projects like re-staining your deck or refinishing your in-ground pool. Doing so will help your outdoor surfaces hold their new finish easier.

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Pressure Washing Protects Your Family

According to the ACAAI, some of the most common allergic triggers are mold, dust mites, pollen, and mildew. These contaminants can be harmful to your health. Having your home and its surfaces pressure washed at least once a year can be very beneficial for your family's health. This is especially true for people who are sensitive to allergens and mold. By removing contaminants and allergens from your home's surfaces, you can help prevent your family from getting sick. One of the best times to consider pressure washing your home is in springtime, when allergens are present. Our eco-friendly pressure washing solution will help remove and kill fungus, algae, mold, and even bacteria.

Commercial Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC

If you own a business with a storefront, you know how important first impressions can be. When customers walk up to your store and see it covered in mold, mildew, dirt, and grime, they may have second thoughts about buying your products. After all, if you can't take the time to make your business presentable for customers, why would you put any effort into the service or product that you're selling?

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we work with business owners across Goose Creek who know the value of a professionally cleaned storefront. Some just don't have the time to pressure wash their business themselves. Others prefer to rely on our team of professional pressure washers to get the job done right the first time. Whatever your commercial pressure washing needs may be, we are here to help.

We offer our unmatched pressure washing services to a number of different businesses and organizations in Goose Creek, including:

  • Business Storefronts
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Dumpster Pads
  • Churches
  • Apartments
  • Schools
  • Sidewalks
  • Windows
  • Much More!

Call our office today at 843-593-6815 to learn more about our commercial pressure washing process, and to set up quarterly or monthly service to keep your storefront looking fresh and clean.

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Benefits of Commercial Pressure Washing in Goose Creek, SC

When your commercial property takes a beating from the weather in Chucktown, the best way to achieve a clean, new look is with professional pressure washing. Our team uses high-pressure washing solutions for areas like parking lots, sidewalks, masonry, and concrete. We then use low-pressure washing techniques on your siding, windows, and other areas that need a gentler touch.

Additional benefits of commercial pressure washing include:

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Commercial Pressure Washing Means Fewer Repairs

With time, dirt and grime will build up on your commercial structure's sides and roof. When you pressure wash regularly, you can prevent rot from taking hold in areas where fences, sidewalks, gutters, and other hard surfaces are common. In fact, our cleaning solutions can help prevent serious structural damage caused by mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Helps Curb Appeal

If you are a business owner with a storefront, you have probably spent hours of time and thousands of dollars updating your facade. But when you don't take proper care of your businesses' exterior, all that time and money go to waste. Doing so gives customers a great first impression before they walk into your store. Additionally, you will almost certainly get higher offers on your store if it has been pressure washed and cleaned prior to listing it for sale.

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Commercial Pressure Washing Creates a Healthier Environment

Pressure washing makes any commercial building cleaner, making it a healthier environment for customers and employees. Customers just feel better and more at ease when they shop in a store that is well cared for. They are also more likely to spend more time in your business and become repeat customers. Not only will customers enjoy the benefits of a cleaner building, but so will your employees. They'll be healthier, happier, and won't have to worry about health concerns from mold, mildew, and fungus. Happy, healthy employees mean more satisfied customers, which ultimately benefits your bottom line.

Trust the Palmetto Pressure Clean Difference

At Palmetto Pressure Clean Goose Creek, we are passionate about delivering quality pressure cleaning services for residential and commercial needs. We are committed to excellence, meaning our carefully selected pressure washers pay extra attention to detail and quality in every task they perform. We truly value each job, no matter how large or small they may be. Unlike some of our competitors in Goose Creek, we want to build relationships with our clients. We strive to get to know every home and business owner that we have the privilege of serving. Whether we're pressure washing a historic home off Queen Street or a popular business off King Street, we always aim to exceed expectations.

Interested in learning more info about our pressure washing services in Goose Creek? Curious whether pressure washing is appropriate for your home or business? Ready to set up an appointment? Our stellar team of customer service professionals is here to help, even if you have a couple of simple questions to ask.

When it's time to get cleaning, rely on the Palmetto Pressure Clean team to turn your dingy nightmare into a spick and span dream.

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Latest News in Goose Creek, SC

Strangers gift over $2K to Goose Creek man looking for work after cash stolen

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Christmas came early for a young man in Goose Creek but not before a couple of Grinches got in the way.After realizing he dropped more than $1,700 in cash while riding his motorcycle down Highway 52 as he was headed to the store, 20-year-old Kyle Kons got to his destination Wednesday afternoon only to find his money missing. He retraced his steps to see several cars pulled over on the side of the highway - people were grabbing his cash and driving off.“By the time I got there, the last car was p...

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCSC) - Christmas came early for a young man in Goose Creek but not before a couple of Grinches got in the way.

After realizing he dropped more than $1,700 in cash while riding his motorcycle down Highway 52 as he was headed to the store, 20-year-old Kyle Kons got to his destination Wednesday afternoon only to find his money missing. He retraced his steps to see several cars pulled over on the side of the highway - people were grabbing his cash and driving off.

“By the time I got there, the last car was pulling off,” Kons says. “I felt hopeless. I thought ‘I’ll never get this money back.’”

Kons says he had just bought a car with the cash and had put the leftover money in an envelope from the bank.

“I thought my front jacket pocket was zipped up all the way, but I guess not,” he says. “I thought I had felt something fall out and hit my leg, but I didn’t question it because nobody behind me was stopping.”

“My heart sunk. I felt like I was the laughingstock of the town,” Kons says. He says he moved to Goose Creek last year for his career in the Navy. He’s currently a Petty Officer.

In a Facebook post of his own in the group, Kons wrote, in part:

“I didn’t realize my money was gone until I arrived at Walmart, and by the time I got there, the last car was scooping up my money… I ask people to be decent human beings and return the money to the owner. I earned that money that you got for free.”

In addition to expressing his frustrations, Kons left his phone number on the post to see if anyone had extra work, so he could earn some money during the Christmas weekend.

He says he never would have thought the community would use his phone number to find his payment apps, like Venmo, CashApp and Zelle, and gift him his money back… and then some.

“I came home from work Thursday, and I had $300 in my account,” Kons says. “I was like ‘no way,’ and it was maybe five people total at the time sending money and saying ‘this sucks but have a great Christmas.’ I was so touched, like, oh my gosh, thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Kons says most of the payments appeared to be coming from other military members in the area. The payments ranged from a couple of dollars to $250.

In total, Kons tells us he’s been sent over $2,000 through the payment apps, and he doesn’t want to get any more notifications or payments.

He spent Friday with his roommates, John VanTatenhove and Tyler Roton, picking up litter on Highway 52 where he lost his money as a way of giving back to the Goose Creek community.

Copyright 2022 WCSC. All rights reserved.

Lexington basketball sweeps ranked foe Summerville, plus latest state polls

The Lexington basketball teams swept Summerville in a matchup of ranked teams on Tuesday.The seventh-ranked Wildcat girls defeated No. 4 Summerville, 56-50, in overtime while the fifth-ranked Lexington boys routed the No. 6 Green Wave, 75-48.In the girls game, Lexington led most of the second half before the Green Wave tied it at 47-47 with 4.4 seconds left. Summerville had a chance to win it but missed the game-winner at the end of regulation.In overtime, Lexington took the lead on Evie Godfrey’s basket and never ...

The Lexington basketball teams swept Summerville in a matchup of ranked teams on Tuesday.

The seventh-ranked Wildcat girls defeated No. 4 Summerville, 56-50, in overtime while the fifth-ranked Lexington boys routed the No. 6 Green Wave, 75-48.

In the girls game, Lexington led most of the second half before the Green Wave tied it at 47-47 with 4.4 seconds left. Summerville had a chance to win it but missed the game-winner at the end of regulation.

In overtime, Lexington took the lead on Evie Godfrey’s basket and never trailed in the extra session.

Godfrey, an eighth grader, had a career-high 17 in place of starter Jenna Yanity who missed the game with an illness. Lindsay Garner added 10 points for Lexington.

In the boys game, the Wildcats went on a 29-10 run in the first half to lead 34-25. Jaxon Prunty scored a season-high 22 points, and Cam Scott added 18. Kaleb Evans had 15.

Lexington 75, Summerville 48

L: Kaleb Evans 15, Bell 3, Cam Scott 18, Campbell 1, Jaxon Prunty 22, Maxwell 3, Figueroa 9. S: Smith 18, Jenkins 2, Teal 6, Brown 3, Taylor 2, Chisom 7, Davis 4, Smith 4, Miller 2

River Bluff 67, South Aiken 60

RB: Caldwell 5, Yasir Cromer 19, Nick Renner 12, Robbins 3, Bearden 6, Dawson Powell 11, Chapman 9, Wright 2. SA: Smith 15, Jackson 9, Walker 4, Jenkins 17, Creech 4, Phillips 7, Williams 4

Dutch Fork 58, Spring Valley 54

DF: Jarvis Green 15, Bryson Taylor 22, Sessions 8, Stagg 1. Toney 2, Smith 3, Johnson 5, Thompson 2..SV: Burgess 6, Justin Skelton 21, Dawson 1, Temoney 3, CJ Rich 15, Isler 6, Parks 2

Irmo 68, Airport 36

I: Brandon Crawford 12, Te’Andre Summons 12, Mason Collins 10, Albriitton 8, Whte 7, Madden Collins 7, Brand 7, Hopkins 3, Foster 2.

Blythewood 71, Westwood 39

B: Lamont Jackson 16, Jaiden Haltiwanger 15, Jayden Guess 12, Josiah Pack 10. W: Arden Conyers 16

Richard Winn 43, Laurens Academy 40

RW: Lawson Wade 14, Drew Spires 14, Caulder 6, Stuck 4, Wilson 3, Stewart 2.

Midland Valley 62, Chapin 51

C: Tyson Ray 20, Perry Armstead 12

Aiken 55, White Knoll 46

Dreher 52, Camden 38

C: Israel Macklin 10, Dre Wilson 10, Sweetenburg 5, Hunter 5, Stratford 4, Doby 2, Simon 2. D: Barr 9, Lominack 7, Owens 14, Glasscho 8, Moss 8, Tucker 2, Brown 2, Baker 2.

Lexington 56, Summerville 50 (OT)

L: Evie Godfrey 17, Lindsay Garner 10, Lytes 8.

Strom Thurmond 51, Gilbert: 46

Spring Valley 75, Dutch Fork 72

SV: JaiDah Liebert 21, Madison Entzminger 12, Imari Humphrey 10

Westwood 58, Blythewood 50

W: Jessica Woods 19, Korletta Daniels 12, Thanna Davis 12, Omeire 2, Makiah Thompson 10, Johnson 3.

Midland Valley 52, Chapin 48

Class 5A Boys

1. Dorman; 2. Goose Creek; 3. Conway; 4. Byrnes; 5. Lexington; 6. Summerville; 7. TL Hanna; 8. Ashley Ridge; 9. Carolina Forest; 10. Hillcrest

Class 5A Girls

1. Stratford; 2. Woodmont; 3. Rock Hill; 4. Summerville; 5. Spring Valley; 6. Mauldin; 7. Lexington; 8. Sumter; 9. Wando; 10. Fort Dorchester

Class 4A Boys

1. North Augusta; 2. Lancaster; 3. Wilson; 4. Irmo; 5. Greenville; 6. Indian Land; 7. Westside; 8. Catawba Ridge; 9. Greer; 10. West Florence

Class 4A Girls

1. North Augusta; 2. South Pointe; 3. South Florence; 4. Westwood; 5. AC Flora; 6. Pickens; 7. Hartsville; 8. Greer; 9. Westside; 10. Bluffton

Class 3A Boys

1. Crestwood; 2. Orangeburg-Wilkinson; 3. Chester; 4. Clinton; 5. Daniel; 6. Wren; 7. Marlboro County; 8. North Charleston; 9. Lake City; 10. Manning

Class 3A Girls

1. Southside; 2. Camden; 3. Wren; 4. Phillip Simmons; 5. Gilbert; 6. Blue Ridge; 7. Crestwood; 8. Lower Richland; 9. West Oak; 10. Marlboro County

Class 2A Boys

1. Gray Collegiate; 2. Wade Hampton; 3. Oceanside Collegiate; 4. Keenan; 5. Strom Thurmond; 6. Newberry; 7. Landrum; 8. Andrew Jackson; 9. Woodland; 10. Columbia

Class 2A Girls

1. Keenan; 2. Gray Collegiate; 3. Andrew Jackson; 4. Bishop England; 5. Silver Bluff; 6. Barnwell; 7. Fairfield Central; 8. Kingstree; 9. Strom Thurmond’ 10. Saluda

Class A Boys

1. Great Falls; 2. Scott’s Branch; 3. Christ Church; 4. High Point Academy; 5. Denmark-Olar; 6. Calhoun County’ 7. Southside Christian; 8. Hannah-Pamlico; 9. Johnsonville; 10. North

Class A Girls

1. Military Magnet; 2. Denmark-Olar; 3. High Point Academy; 4. Lake View; 5. Christ Church; 6. Carvers Bay; 7. Calhoun Falls; 8. McBee; 9. Cross; 10. Latta

Girls hoops roundup: Falcons claim tournament runner-up finish in the Palmetto State

The Forbush girls basketball team poses for a group pic during a break in the action at the Carolina Invitational, which concluded on Friday evening, in Charleston, S.C. (Photo courtesy of Steve Workman)Both the Forbush and Starmount girls basketball teams tested themselves in a pair of holiday tournaments late last week.And each team found forms of success.Forbush claimed a runner-up finish at the Carolina Invitational in Charleston, S.C. after a 2-1 performance.The Falcons dropped a tough 39-23 decision in the c...

The Forbush girls basketball team poses for a group pic during a break in the action at the Carolina Invitational, which concluded on Friday evening, in Charleston, S.C. (Photo courtesy of Steve Workman)

Both the Forbush and Starmount girls basketball teams tested themselves in a pair of holiday tournaments late last week.

And each team found forms of success.

Forbush claimed a runner-up finish at the Carolina Invitational in Charleston, S.C. after a 2-1 performance.

The Falcons dropped a tough 39-23 decision in the championship game of the Ashley River bracket on Friday evening to 5A Stratford, which was the eight-ranked South Carolina school in the state, according to MaxPreps.

They’re also currently ranked fifth in 5A, according to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

The Knights (13-3) held Forbush to just six field goals in the game and nine secondhalf points.

Despite being held scoreless in the second half, Natalie Scott led Forbush with six points while Katie Furno and Carrie Vestal added five apiece. Scott added a three assists and a pair of steals.

Mallory Chapman and Mariah Livingston both recorded a pair of blocks on defense and finished with 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively. Chapman also finished with a trio of steals.

The Falcons reached the finals thanks to a furious fourth quarter rally in a 41-34 win against Oceanside Collegiate Academy.

Down 22-19 after three quarters, the Falcons (10-4) outscored the Landsharks (6-5) by 10 points in the final stanza. Forbush scored more points in the fourth (22) than it had in the previous three quarters combined.

Like the championship game, Chapman turned in a production performance. The sophomore finished with 13 rebounds to go along with seven points, four steals, three blocks and drew a trio of charges. Livingston added 11 boards.

Furno paced a balanced scoring attack with nine points and Brooke Davis added eight points while Vestal finished with six. Despite being held to just one field goal, Scott contributed five steals and a trio of assists.

In the opener last Wednesday, the Falcons broke open a tight game in the second half with a 44-35 win over Goose Creek.

Chapman notched a double-double as she tied Vestal for the team-high in scoring with 11 points. She also added 12 rebounds, five steals and three blocks.

Livingston paced Forbush on the glass with 13 rebounds and also finished with five points.

Davis and Emily Eads added six and five points, respectively.

Starmount joined fellow Northwest 1A Conference member Mount Airy, along with four other teams in the Chick-fil-A Holiday Invitational at North Surry last Wednesday and Thursday.

The Rams started off on the right foot with a 57-48 win over Surry Central in the opener.

Starmount held an eight-point lead after one quarter (14-6) and was ahead 29-23 at

halftime.

In the second game, the Rams and the Greyhounds went back and forth before North Surry held on for the 48-46 win despite going nearly the last four minutes without a basket. But the Greyhounds went 7-of-9 from the free-throw line in the span.

North Surry (6-4) extended the lead to as many as four late before Amelia Vanhoy knocked down a basket at the buzzer.

Vanhoy, a senior, finished just shy of double figures with nine points; Morgan Pinnix paced the Rams, who will play three games this week (it culminates with a battle against Elkin on Friday), with 13 points and freshman Molly Swaim chipped in 12.

Layken Mathis had eight points and Emma Smith finished with four.

Sade Badgett led the Greyhounds, who hosted Mount Airy on Tuesday and hosts West Wilkes on Friday, with a game-high 16 points. Sarah Mauldin and Kalyn Collins added 10 and nine points, respectively.

— Cory Smith of the Mount Airy News contributed to this report.

Tentative date set for opening of Goose Creek park

Goose Creek’s new barrier-free Central Creek Park is tentatively scheduled for a Dec. 16 public opening, according to local public information officer Frank Johnson.The new $9 million park site will consist of a 13-acre, all-abilities outdoor recreation facility that is reportedly benefitting from the generosity of community-based donors.These monetary contributions, it was noted, will help pay for some of the innovative equipment and featured for the open space, located at 147 Old Moncks Corner Road.“We laun...

Goose Creek’s new barrier-free Central Creek Park is tentatively scheduled for a Dec. 16 public opening, according to local public information officer Frank Johnson.

The new $9 million park site will consist of a 13-acre, all-abilities outdoor recreation facility that is reportedly benefitting from the generosity of community-based donors.

These monetary contributions, it was noted, will help pay for some of the innovative equipment and featured for the open space, located at 147 Old Moncks Corner Road.

“We launched our We All Rise capital campaign late last year and have been pleasantly surprised and extremely grateful for the outpouring of financial support,” said Mayor Gregory Habib. “This giving level speaks volumes about our community’s commitment to ensuring inclusivity.”

The barrier-free components of Central Creek Park will serve visitors of all ages and abilities and they include: Debra’s Playground, Splash Creek, a field, stage area, a walking trail, the Eubanks Athletic Courts and the Casey Pavilion, sponsored by Roper St. Francis Healthcare.

“I hope the Roper St. Francis Casey Pavilion will be a place for residents of all ages to gather for health, wellness, fitness, and fellowship,” said Roper President & CEO Dr. Jeffrey DiLisi. “We are proud to be a part of this growing and vibrant community, both by supporting spaces, such as this, as well as providing exceptional care at sites across the county. We hope this special Pavilion serves the community for decades to come, and we look forward to continuing to partner with and care for Goose Creek.”

Jeff Lewis Architect, Trident Construction, The LandPlan Group South, Carolina Parks & Play, Landscape Structures and Rain Drop have all been commissioned by the City of Goose Creek to assure residents that the park will operate as a safe and friendly venue for all community members.

The aforementioned companies have produced and approved designs to facilitate wheelchair access across multiple areas of the park, along with swings, a zipline and several Splash Creek water-play features, such as: Mr. Claw Crab, the Pirate Cannon and the Big Kahuna Wave.

Park, play and exercise structures and/or amenities have been built to accommodate people of varying sizes, postures and mobility ranges in the interest of providing the highest of physical challenges while keeping hazards at a minimum.

It’s a sentiment that Goose Creek Recreation Director Crystal Reed wholeheartedly endorses.

“Central Creek Park is a testament to how important a universal-access culture is to the citizens of Goose Creek,” she said. “Our community stepped up in a big way to help create a world-class outdoor recreation space for everyone, regardless of age or ability.“

Project partner/supporter and CEO-President of Goose Creek Heating & Air Robbie Wright added: “We are honored and delighted to support such a game-changing community centerpiece as Central Creek Park. [It’s] a welcome addition to an already vibrant culture, the park will make fitness, play, awareness, and exposure to new opportunities accessible to all. Goose Creek Heating and Air is proud to play a small part in this extraordinary endeavor.”

The recreation destination’s footprint will be able to handle more than 600 individuals at a time and ensures that no one is excluded from the joys derived from outdoor play, promises Goose Creek Assistant Recreation Director Nicole Herrera Murray.

On that note, Murray believes that the new park will emerge as “the heartbeat of our community.”

Private donations made to the park were in excess of $1.3 million, which comprised leadership gifts, naming opportunities and a long list of Friends of the Park.

Notable gifts include:

• Casey Pavilion, Made Possible by Roper St. Francis Healthcare

• Early Childhood Playground, Made Possible by Berkeley County

• School-Age Playground, Made Possible by Boeing

• Splash Creek, Made Possible by Berkeley County

• Park Office, Made Possible by Goose Creek Heating & Air

• Field & Stage, Made Possible by Home Telecom

• Walking Trail, Made Possible by Berkeley Electric Cooperative & Trident Construction

• Community Trail, Made Possible by Mungo Homes

• Eubanks Athletic Courts, Made Possible by Goose Creek Recreation Commission

There is still time to support the park with a general donation or sponsor a Tribute Bench in honor or memory of someone special. A gift of $1,500 reserves the right to honor or memorialize an individual, group, or organization with an inscribed plaque that will be placed on a park bench. To learn more about dedicating a park bench or donating, visit https://www.cognitoforms.com/CityOfGooseCreek1/ParkDonations.

For information on Central Creek Park, visit www.cityofgoosecreek.com/centralcreekpark.

Commentary: How big was Elon Musk’s bombshell? Depends on your news source.

What’s a mountain, what’s a molehill? It’s getting pretty hard to tell in American media.Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, promised a bombshell report concerning Twitter’s involvement in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story.And since Twitter is how many people get their news these days, that suggested a mountainous news event.Then the “news” itself was released. It was a series of tweets by a journalist named Matt Taibbi detailing what he’d gleaned from viewing thousands ...

What’s a mountain, what’s a molehill? It’s getting pretty hard to tell in American media.

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, promised a bombshell report concerning Twitter’s involvement in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story.

And since Twitter is how many people get their news these days, that suggested a mountainous news event.

Then the “news” itself was released. It was a series of tweets by a journalist named Matt Taibbi detailing what he’d gleaned from viewing thousands of Twitter documents.

Among his findings was that the previous Twitter ownership “took extraordinary steps to suppress the (laptop) story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe.’ They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.”

Taibbi also reported that representatives from “the Biden team” instructed Twitter employees to get rid of content they didn’t like, and that one Twitter employee responded “handled.”

If true, this would suggest our current president’s political team was at least sometimes involved in censoring content from a major social media site. You’d think that would be big news, right? A mountain?

Nope.

Something or nothing? Hard to say.

The “Twitter Files,” as Musk dubbed them, got headline treatment from Fox News. And the conservative National Review called them “jaw dropping.”

But as of the next morning, there wasn’t even a mention from The New York Times, The Washington Post or The Wall Street Journal, which are hardly on the same side of the street. Rolling Stone called the whole thing “a snoozefest.”

CNN buried the story on its website, and cast it as Twitter employees “debating” over whether to restrict the story. It also pointed out that Taibbi, at one point, tweeted “there is no evidence — that I’ve seen — of any government involvement in the laptop story.”

In other words, a molehill.

Now, I can’t say which side is better at judging newsworthiness. I can say that it is awfully confusing for the average observer.

When one major outlet claims the sky is falling and the other acts as if the weather is fine, what are you supposed to think?

This is the dilemma of our age. Finding news is not a problem. But trusting that news is not biased, selective or suppressing stories is a whole different challenge.

Mountains, or molehills?

The search for the truth isn’t linear. As a journalist for the last 40 years, I believe all readers should assume they are only getting part of any story. That’s because it is impossible for reporters, given deadlines and space/time issues, to include every detail of every event.

Thus, what you read — or see — is always an edited version. When a reporter decides to include one quote but not another, that’s an editorial decision. When a publisher or editor decides to strip one story across the front page and another on page 28, that’s an editorial decision.

There is no such thing as totally objective and complete news, unless you are watching the event live yourself.

Otherwise, decisions are always made. And what’s the distance between decision and prejudice? That’s what people should be concerned about. Because prejudice doesn’t only come in how a story is written.

Ignoring a story is also an editorial choice, same as trumpeting one. This is why you can flip from one news channel to another in America and think you are living in two different countries. You literally won’t see the same headlines, or footage, or sound bites.

So who’s right? Most folks, I imagine, would say that if members of “the Biden team” were getting their wishes granted by Twitter, people should be concerned. Government interference in any news media is concerning.

Then again, one super rich man like Musk seemingly steering a major outlet like Twitter is concerning, too. He clearly has a particular view.

My advice? Read as many different sources as you can. Watch as many different newscasts as possible. Use common sense. Ask who benefits from the story. And somewhere between the mountains and the molehills, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a glimpse of the truth.

Mitch Albom is a columnist with the Detroit Free Press.

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