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Public officials can submit anonymous comments on RiverPort

The identity of a public official who submitted a public comment letter to the Charleston District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been concealed from public view, because otherwise it 'would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.'

That's according to the federal agency, which released a handful of documents in response to a Freedom of Information Act request for materials generated from the public meeting on Hardeeville's RiverPort development.

Among the records was the unnamed official's handwritten letter. The meeting was held Aug. 19 at Hardeeville City Hall as a way for the public to learn about the development's Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and to offer input. Continue>>>