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They say that working smarter is better than working harder.Why not both?

Whether you're running a high-volume warehouse, overseeing a new construction project, or managing a busy retail establishment, you know that a productive workplace is essential. When it comes to your workplace equipment, you need tools that not only save time and money but are reliable when you need them the most and help your team get the job done right.

At Absolute E-Z Up, we help professionals overcome low productivity by providing the finest stock pickers, tire pickers, and platform lifts in Hanahan, SC. If you need more efficiency and more profitability at your job site, you're in the right place. Sure, big-picture processes play an important role in your workplace. However, in our experience, the top cause of low productivity involves wasted time on the job site - avoidable problems that slow down your day-to-day work. And when your day-to-day and overall deadlines aren't achieved, that fault falls on you.

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Some of the most common productivity issues
we hear about include:

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  • Low-capacity equipment that requires workers to make multiple trips to transport materials.
  • Unreliable equipment that breaks down again and again.
  • Workers on injury leave because of falls suffered from unsafe ladders or scaffolds.
  • Enlisting more manpower to fill in because you don't have the right equipment to get the job done.

If any of these problems sound familiar to you, you're probably wondering what in the world you can do to get back on track. That's where Absolute E-Z Up comes in - to give you the tools you need to be more productive and efficient, so you have peace of mind knowing your job will finish on time, the right way.

When we founded Absolute E-Z Up (AEUP), we created a plan to deliver safe, reliable work platforms, stock picker forklifts, inclined platform lifts, stair climbers, and material handling products that increase productivity by leaps and bounds. We're not talking a few minutes shaved off here or there. We mean upping your work cycles two to three times what you're used to, coupled with drastically reduced downtime from maintenance and repair.

Sound too good to be true?

Not at Absolute E-Z Up in Hanahan, SC.

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The Absolute E-Z Up Difference

Our company was founded on three basic values:

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Safety - The Top Time Booster

When workers are injured, they're either placed on light duty or leave until they heal up and get back to work. This leaves you with the conundrum do you hire a new worker (which requires an initial expense) or reassign members of your staff to make up the difference? Obviously, neither situation is optimal. The biggest factor preventing these kinds of frustrating situations is workplace safety, which is why it's our top priority at AEUP. It doesn't matter if you buy a manual platform lift in Hanahan, SC, or an electric stock picker. You can rest easy when you purchase equipment from us, knowing that AEUP aerial work platforms and material handling equipment come with the most innovative safety technologies.

A few of those safety mechanisms include:

  • Anti-tilt systems, helping to prevent toppling and turnovers.
  • Built-in pothole protection for driving equipment.
  • Double-foot sensors, which halts the machine from operating unless two feet are planted on the sensors.

Note: Depending on your needs, your machinery may or may not include some of these safety technologies. Please refer to specific product pages for more details.

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Productivity - Doing More with Less

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

  • Versatile - our equipment is more versatile than other options, giving you the ability to fit into small spaces with a zero turning radius.
  • Faster - our batteries change in only a few hours and can last for dozens if not hundreds of duty cycles.
  • More Efficient - Workers can speed up every part of the workday with special features, attachments, and deck extensions.
  • Lower Costs - You can maintain our equipment at lower costs, which saves you money when you need it most.
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Reliability - Always There When You Need to Work Hard

Common sense might tell you it would be hard for workers to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Common sense might tell you it would be hard for a worker to do twice as much work as they used to. However, with the right equipment, it's very possible. Whether it's hanging signs, moving a piano, working on a construction site, or any of the other tasks that require a stock picker, you'll save time and complete tasks faster with Absolute E-Z Up. Our stock pickers, vertical lifts, and stair climbers are:

Industrial Stock Pickers in Hanahan, SC

Warehouse picking involves workers pulling (picking) items located on warehouse shelves and moving them down the line for shipment to customers. This kind of work requires a great deal of coordination, organization, and attention to detail. Filling orders under deadlines and time crunches are common. As such, you need a trustworthy stock picker that can boost efficiency and increase production time.

Managers often adjust their picking strategy to be less time-consuming and costly when the real answer might lie with the tools and machinery they're using. At AEUP, we provide the highest-quality stock pickers for your business so that your workers can do the job they need to do as quickly and safely as possible.

With AEUP, you can increase material handling efficiency in a variety of industries and workplaces. We're talking retail, warehouses, factories, and even event venues. The ISP series offers ideal solutions for diverse applications. The models feature a 35% gradeability for greater job-site accessibility.

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We offer several pickers for different needs, including:
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ISP-7M™

If affordable efficiency is your priority, this is the picker for you. With over a 13-foot working height, it will be the last "ladder" your business will need to use. The ISP-7M is one of the most versatile and affordable stock pickers on the market and is ideal for a variety of workplaces:

  • Airports
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Stores
  • Distribution Centers
  • Educational Buildings
  • Entertainment Venues

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™

Industrial Stock Picker

If maximum versatility modern safety features matter most to you, the ISP-11™ will allow your team to work safer, faster, and with less strain on your workers. With this stock picker, you can increase safety, maximize uptime, and be able to adapt to any floorplan or warehouse layout. Durable, versatile, and low-maintenance, the AEUP ISP-11™ is a self-propelled stock picker that will modernize your material handling process.

  • Drive, rotate and elevate all at the same time. Most of our competitors can only do one of these functions at a time.
  • Closed canopy and damage-resistant carbon bumper.
  • Comes with an aluminum alloy mast cylinder column. That means you don' have to worry about motors or chains to maintain. Add to that a 5-year warranty, and you'll be working smarter and harder for years to come.
  • Our electric material trays are adjustable to any shelf height. Many such trays are not electric and can only adjust in six-inch increments. Instead of adjusting your whole machine due to a three-inch miscalculation, you can save time and frustration with the ISP-11.
  • Our double-foot sensor requires that both of your workers' heels maintain contact with the platform to drive. No more safety nightmares, like hanging over the edge to drive.

This fantastic stock picker is light enough to be used on any surface. It is also very maneuverable, making it a great choice for any company that needs a safer working platform with the fewest mechanical parts. The ISP-7M comes with our industry-leading 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty and clocks in at almost half the price of electric stock pickers.

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ISP-11™ TTH

If you're in need of a tire picker in Hanahan, SC, our tire transport handler is exactly what you need. Safe, efficient, and versatile, this picker has a working height of over 17 feet, giving you the ability to grab tires on the highest shelves. With tires getting bigger and heavier, it becomes necessary to prevent injuries during all operations involving them. The AEUP ISP-11 TTH lifts both the operator and tires, easily placing them at the desired height while allowing faster and safer performance. As if that weren't enough, this tire transport handler also comes with our stellar 5-2-1 Platinum Warranty.

A Warranty That's on Your Side When You Need It Most

Unlike other companies in our industry, we are proud to say that our warranty comes standard on all our equipment. Stock picker forklift in Hanahan, SC? Check. Vertical lifts? Check. Inclined platform lifts? Check. But this isn't any warranty - it's the Absolute E-Z Up platinum manufacturer's warranty, which is why you can trust the quality of AEUP products. Our Platinum Warranties are part of our commitment to value, safety, and quality. When you work with us, we want you to be able to trust that your Absolute E-Z Up equipment is a reliable, smart, long-term asset to your business that saves you money and time.

Our warranty allows our customers to secure their long-term budgets by reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since each piece of machinery is different, your warranty should be customized for the equipment that you need.

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5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP Low-Level Access Series

No other elevated work platform or stock picker supplier has anything close to our 5-2-1 warranty. Here's what our warranty guarantees on our low-level access machinery:

  • 5 years on your mast assembly and cylinder
  • 2 years on all other components of your platform or stock picker.
  • 1 year on the lift's battery, which is not pro-rated.
  • Optional AEUP Extended 10-5-1 Warranty Service Coverage (ISPs)
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on AEUP EZ Climber Series

Customers choose our E-Z Climber series because it gives them years of dependable service, backed by a warranty that will replace any parts that fail, which minimizes production downtime. We are committed to covering labor costs for the first six months of your purchase. Our E-Z Climber Series warranty guarantees:

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of the machine.
  • 2 years of coverage on your electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the battery, which is not pro-rated.
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty
5-2-1 Platinum Warranty™ on Electric Utility Vehicles

Our electric utility vehicles give you years of dependable service, coupled with a powerful warranty that covers and service that will replace any parts that fail during your warranty period. If a part fails, we'll get it replaced quickly, to minimize downtime from work. Your labor rate is reimbursable and is covered for the first six months.

  • 5 years of coverage on the structural steel chassis of your EUV.
  • 2 years of coverage on the EUV's electrical components.
  • 1 year of coverage on the EUV's battery, which is not pro-rated.

Ready to Get Productive?

At Absolute E-Z, our goal is to provide you with the highest quality transactions and product solutions in the safest manner possible. With the right equipment and mindset, we believe that work can be fun again, and we're here to help make that happen for you and your team. As such, our mission is to be the top provider of stock pickers and other warehouse equipment in Hanahan. We make it a point to listen to our customer's needs and do everything in our power to uphold our reputation for excellence.

We'll do so by continuing to honor the commitment we made to ourselves and our customers from the very beginning - earning your respect and loyalty through continuous improvement driven by integrity, teamwork, and innovation.

If you're ready to take your workflow to the next level, we're only a click or call away.

Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
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Latest News in Hanahan, SC

Lowcountry high school baseball teams reach division finals in Hanahan Invitational Tournament

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Four Lowcountry high school baseball teams punched their tickets to division championship games in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.In the Steadman Division Championship game, James Island will face Ashley Ridge. That game is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday at Hanahan High School.In the Hatfield Division Championship game, Summerville will face Wando. That matchup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, also at Hanahan High School.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2022 Scores:ST...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Four Lowcountry high school baseball teams punched their tickets to division championship games in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament on Wednesday.

In the Steadman Division Championship game, James Island will face Ashley Ridge. That game is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday at Hanahan High School.

In the Hatfield Division Championship game, Summerville will face Wando. That matchup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, also at Hanahan High School.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2022 Scores:

STEADMAN DIVISION

SITE: HANAHAN HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 37: 5:00 OCEAN LAKES, VA 1 VS. PROVIDENCE, NC 3

GAME 38: 7:30 HANAHAN, SC 2 VS. HICKORY GROVE, NC 1

SITE:

JAMES ISLAND CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 39: 5:00 LUCY BECKHAM, SC 17 VS. OLYMPIC, NC 7

GAME 40: 7:30 OCEANSIDE COLLEGIATE, SC 0 VS. JAMES ISLAND, SC 10 SEMIFINAL

SITE:

GOOSE CREEK HIGH SCHOOL (SEDGEFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL)

GAME 42: 5:00 STRATFORD, SC 12 VS. PINEWOOD PREP, SC 13

GAME 43: 7:30 GOOSE CREEK, SC 4 VS. TIMBERLAND, SC 1

SITE:

ASHLEY RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 44: 5:00 WOODLAND, SC 2 VS. REAGAN, NC 14

GAME 45: 7:30 ASHLEY RIDGE, SC 10 VS. ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, DC 6 – SEMIFINAL

HATFIELD DIVISION

SITE:

SUMMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (GREGG MIDDLE SCHOOL)

GAME 46: 5:00 HICKORY, VA 0 VS. ARDREY KELL, NC 10

GAME 47: 7:30 CATAWBA RIDGE, SC 2 VS SUMMERVILLE, SC 9 SEMIFINAL

SITE:

WEST ASHLEY HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 48: 5:00 FORT DORCHESTER, SC 7 VS. HILTON HEAD, SC 2

GAME 49: 7:30 WEST ASHLEY, SC 6 VS. NANSEMOND RIVER, VA 7 9 INNINGS

SITE:

BISHOP ENGLAND HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 50: 5:00 BEAUFORT, SC 4 VS. RANDLEMAN, NC 7

GAME 51: 7:30 BISHOP ENGLAND, SC 6 VS. MAMARONECK, NY 3

SITE:

WANDO HIGH SCHOOL

GAME 52: 5:00 PHILIP SIMMONS, SC 5 VS. BAMBERG EHRHARDT, SC 4

GAME 53: 7:30 WANDO, SC 12 VS. ST. EDWARDS, OH 10 SEMIFINAL

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Curtains come up on football season

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. T...

The curtains are being pulled back on the high school football season for Berkeley County School District programs.

When the sun comes up on July 29, South Carolina High School League programs will be able to push open locker room doors and head out to the practice field for the first time officially. Temperatures are always high, as are expectations. Everybody is still 0-0 and optimistic about what could be.

The final Berkeley County program playing last fall figures to be productive in the success department this season, too. The Philip Simmons Iron Horses return a talented group from a squad that won 11 games and reached the third round of the Class AA playoffs in 2021. They return multiple all-state players.

“We have a lot of kids back who played meaningful snaps,” Philip Simmons coach Eric Bendig said. “We have to make sure they know seasons like last year just don’t happen. You don’t just get a trophy for showing up. Since we’ve been here we’ve been cultivating a culture in the program that you have to earn what you want. If we want to continue our success, we’ve got to put in the work.”

Bendig’s bunch captured its first region title last fall and is in a tough new region along with Hanahan and Beaufort. The Iron Horses move up to Class AAA.

Their all-state players coming back are sophomore defensive lineman Devontay McNeil, junior defensive lineman Bryce Smalls and senior kicker/punter Griffin Gore. Smalls and McNeil amassed 179 total tackles combined and recovered five fumbles apiece. On special teams, Gore was successful on 51 extra points and seven field goals with 38 touchbacks and a 39.6 per-punt average.

The Hanahan Hawks handed Philip Simmons its only setback in the regular season last year and return their own gifted group for veteran coach Art Craig, who has more than 230 wins in 20-plus seasons.

Hanahan averaged more than 34 points per game in 2021 en route to an 8-3 finish and appearance in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs. Junior running back Kevon Rivera is a bruiser and sophomore quarterback Jaden Cummings throws a good ball.

“The biggest thing is with our older guys learning how to take ownership of the team,” Craig said. “When they see things and correct them, and do it by example, that’s how you take the next step. A lot of these guys are going into their third year in the program. There is an expectation level there. They’re starting to understand it a little bit. We want to take it up to another level.”

At Goose Creek High School, the Gators are working on a three-year Region 7-AAAAA winning streak. They’re aiming to make it four straight this fall after going unbeaten against region foes and advancing to the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs last year.

Gators quarterback Drew Moore, a senior, will be one of two third-year starting quarterbacks in the county. Timberland’s Kylen Brown, a junior, is the other.

Moore, a Mercer commit, passed for more than 2,500 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior and 1,717 yards and 18 touchdowns as a sophomore.

In the backfield, the Gators graduated two-time region player of the year Demetri Simmons.

“The last couple years, teams geared up to stop Demetri,” Gators coach Jason Winstead said. “It opened up a lot of things for Drew. Now, the goal is going to be to stop Drew. He’s going to have to be patient and take what teams give us. He’ll have to let the plays come to him until we learn to run the football better.”

Across the City of Goose Creek, the Stratford Knights are aiming to build on a 2021 campaign that saw them win a playoff game for the first time in seven years.

Coach Dennie McDaniel’s bunch figures to challenge Goose Creek’s supremacy in the region.

Knights quarterback Jalen Barry returns along with four all-region players.

One thing is for certain. Stratford will be battle-tested when region play rolls around. A look at the non-region slate reveals a brutal stretch over the first several weeks of the season.

“We’ve always played the same people over and over again,” McDaniel said. “I just wanted to branch out and get some teams from Columbia and the Pee Dee area that we haven’t seen before. It’s definitely some stiff competition. I’ve had some people ask me what I’m doing setting up a tough schedule like that.

“We want to be an elite team, not just in the Lowcountry but in the state. To get to that level, you have to play good people. It’s a tall task but we’re using that as a battle cry going into the season.”

Cane Bay is in the conversation to challenge Goose Creek for the region crown, too. The Cobras bring back three all-region players, including leading rusher TJ Wright and offensive lineman Kameron Durant, an East Carolina commit.

Like the Gators and Knights, Cane Bay finished up 2021 in the second round of the Class AAAAA playoffs. On the ground, the run-heavy Cobras figure to be as efficient an offense as there is in the Lowcountry.

“I feel like this group has potential,” Cane Bay coach Russell Zehr said. “We’ve got some good guys back on the offensive line. That’s always the biggest thing with us. I think we have enough speed to take advantage of that. Doesn’t matter how fast you are if you can’t block.”

Berkeley is eyeing a return to normalcy in its second season as part of Jerry Brown’s second stint. The Stags finished 2-6 last season but did make the playoffs before falling to eventual Lower State finalist Fort Dorchester in the first round.

Brown previously guided the Stags for 18 seasons and brought home three state championships in 1994, 1996 and 2009. He also has state titles at Spring Valley (1988) and Batesburg-Leesville (2014).

With his track record, there is reason to believe the Stags will be much-improved in 2022.

Teams can scrimmage for the first time Aug. 4. Locally, the Moncks Corner Lions Club jamboree is set for Aug. 12 at Berkeley High School.

Every BCSD team kicks off the regular season in Week 0 on Aug. 19.

Week 0 games include Berkeley at Timberland, Goose Creek vs. South Florence, Stratford vs. Avon, Ohio in Orlando, Cane Bay at Beaufort, Hanahan vs. Georgetown, Philip Simmons at Andrews and Cross at Calhoun County.

In SCISA, St. John’s Christian hosts Kings Academy and Northwood Academy heads to Greenwood Christian.

Hanahan Invitational Tournament to feature more than 30 high school baseball teams

More than 30 high school baseball teams from multiple states will compete for titles in the 52nd annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament set for April 11-14.The tournament has two divisions named for former Hanahan High Hawks baseball coaches, Tom Hatfield and Bill Steadman. Hatfield started the HIT in 1970 as a way to get a few local teams together for games during spring break. Steadman followed Hatfield at HHS and the tournament eventually swelled into a premier spring break stop as more teams from outside South Carolina accepted in...

More than 30 high school baseball teams from multiple states will compete for titles in the 52nd annual Hanahan Invitational Tournament set for April 11-14.

The tournament has two divisions named for former Hanahan High Hawks baseball coaches, Tom Hatfield and Bill Steadman. Hatfield started the HIT in 1970 as a way to get a few local teams together for games during spring break. Steadman followed Hatfield at HHS and the tournament eventually swelled into a premier spring break stop as more teams from outside South Carolina accepted invitations to visit the Lowcountry.

States represented in the 2022 HIT are South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and New York. Another squad will make its way into town from Washington, D.C.

“We do have some strong teams coming in,” Hanahan coach Brian Mitchell said. “We know locally we have some great teams but we have our hands full trying to win it. The team from D.C. is the team to beat. Their head coach is something like 316-80. They’re loaded. There is some quality baseball coming to town. We’re going to have to hunker down and play well.”

Eight of the local clubs are ranked inside the top 10 of their respective classifications by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

Last spring, Summerville High School rallied from a five-run deficit to edge Blessed Trinity from Roswell, Ga., with a run in the bottom of the seventh. It was the difference in the Green Wave’s 8-7 victory in the championship game. The 2021 field was smaller due to COVID concerns.

Summerville went on to capture the Class AAAAA Lower State title in 2021.

“It’s a good gauge to see how you’re playing going into the end of the season,” Mitchell said. “If you do well in the HIT, you’re going to go on and do well in the playoffs.”

Host sites for the first two days of the tournament are Hanahan, Goose Creek, James Island, Ashley Ridge, Summerville, West Ashley, Bishop England and Wando. Semifinal sites will be determined later. Hanahan will host the championship games on April 14.

There is also a junior varsity division, which was won by the host school last spring. Fifteen of the 17 squads set to compete are from the Charleston area.

52nd annual HIT schedule

(Monday, April 11)

Steadman Division

At Hanahan

2 p.m. – Timberland vs. May River

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Ocean Lakes, Va.

7:30 p.m. – Hanahan vs. Olympic, N.C.

At James Island Charter

5 p.m. – Lucy Beckham vs. Reagan, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Stratford vs. James Island

At Goose Creek

2 p.m. – Beaufort vs. Cane Bay

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Oceanside

7:30 p.m. – Goose Creek vs. St. John’s (D.C.)

At Ashley Ridge

2 p.m. – Bamberg vs. Woodland

5 p.m. – Game 1 winner vs. Ardrey Kell, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Ashley Ridge vs. Ben Lippen

Hatfield Division

At Summerville

5 p.m. – Pinewood Prep vs. Hickory, Va.

7:30 p.m. – Hickory Grove, N.C. vs. Summerville

At West Ashley

5 p.m. – Hilton Head vs. Randleman, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – Catawba Ridge vs. West Ashley

At Bishop England

5 p.m. – Fort Dorchester vs. Providence, N.C.

7:30 p.m. – St. Edwards, Ohio vs. Bishop England

At Wando

5 p.m. – Philip Simmons vs. Mamaroneck, N.Y.

7:30 p.m. – Nansemond River, Va. vs. Wando

High turnout rates during first year of early voting in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Just six days before the primary election day, Charleston and Berkeley County have some of the highest turnout numbers in the state during the first year of early voting.In both counties, people were flooding in and out casting their votes by the minute. Hanahan Library is one of three polling locations in Berkeley County that’s seeing a steady increase in voters day by day.“Berkeley County is getting good percentage coming out early,” Doreen Thompson, one of the polling managers at H...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Just six days before the primary election day, Charleston and Berkeley County have some of the highest turnout numbers in the state during the first year of early voting.

In both counties, people were flooding in and out casting their votes by the minute. Hanahan Library is one of three polling locations in Berkeley County that’s seeing a steady increase in voters day by day.

“Berkeley County is getting good percentage coming out early,” Doreen Thompson, one of the polling managers at Hanahan Library, said. “I can’t say overall how the percentage is, but for this area that we’re working right now, we’re getting fairly well.”

Records show that around 3 million people were registered to vote in 2020, but only about 22% of those people voted.

Isaac Cramer, the director of the Charleston County Board of Elections, is one of the main people in charge of making this happen.

“With our equipment and our poll managers and our training and our recruitment, we’re expecting a high turnout,” Cramer said. “Reality will probably be about that 20% number, but we are expecting a high turnout if that happens, so voters don’t have a long wait as they head into the polls.”

As of now, Charleston County has the fourth-highest number of early voters in the state. In 2018, only 1,700 people cast their votes in the first 30 days using in-person absentee voting. This year, the numbers have doubled to 3,600 in the first six days using early voting.

“Our intent with every election is to find access for every voter,” Cramer said. “So, Charleston, we’ve always led the state in ballots casts ahead of election day. We were actually the model for this legislation with the off-site early voting locations, but with the tight window of time between legislation passing and early voting starting, we weren’t able to expand to multiple locations across the county. But in November, we will have seven locations for early voting. So, we do anticipate this county to lead the state in early voting as we have had in the past.”

Cramer says that if you have not voted already, please visit scvotes.gov to find your polling location. He says he wants you to be best prepared on June 14.

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Hanahan baseball team wants region championship and more

With the amount of talent on Hanahan High School’s roster, lofty expectations are probably reasonable as the sun comes up on another baseball season for longtime coach Brian Mitchell and the Hawks.Mitchell, who has more than 300 career wins, returns a stacked group from a squad that captured a region title and won 18 games in 2021. The Hawks entered the season ranked No. 7 in Class AAA by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.“We have a solid group of returners,” Mitchell said. “Our main goal is to win t...

With the amount of talent on Hanahan High School’s roster, lofty expectations are probably reasonable as the sun comes up on another baseball season for longtime coach Brian Mitchell and the Hawks.

Mitchell, who has more than 300 career wins, returns a stacked group from a squad that captured a region title and won 18 games in 2021. The Hawks entered the season ranked No. 7 in Class AAA by the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association.

“We have a solid group of returners,” Mitchell said. “Our main goal is to win the region but if our kids play like they’re capable, they have the ability to play deep into the playoffs.”

That includes a journey all the way to the final week of the postseason where the Hawks haven’t flown since 2012. They also placed runner-up in the state in 2010.

“In terms of velocity and just knowing how to pitch, this is probably the deepest we’ve been on the mound,” Mitchell said. “We’ve got a lot of guys back who have already shown they can swing the bat.”

The Hawks finished 3-1 in the Sandlapper Classic in the preseason, beating Chesnee (7-2), Spring Valley (10-1) and Dutch Fork (2-0) before falling to Carolina Forest (4-3) in the championship game.

Three returning players batted over .300 last spring, paced by senior shortstop Aryan Patel, a Citadel signee. Patel batted .359 with 20 RBIs and 28 runs scored. He walked 21 times and his .495 on-base percentage was the highest on the team.

Also in the middle of the infield, senior second baseman Ethan Walker batted .328 and scored 22 runs with a .471 on-base percentage. Senior outfielder Mason Woznac chimed in with a .316 batting average.

In the Sandlapper Classic, Patel led the Hawks with a .538 batting average and knocked in three runs. Walker and Woznac hit over .400 in the tournament. Woznac drove in three runs and scored four times.

Senior third baseman Brick Nichols and senior first baseman Foster Nicodin are returning starters on the corners. Nichols, a Francis Marion signee, batted .274 with 15 RBIs and Nicodin launched four home runs last season. Both hit over .300 in the Sandlapper Classic while Nichols scored four runs.

Junior Braylon Mitchell, the coach’s son, and junior Camden Kackley will see plenty of time on the infield dirt depending on who is pitching.

In addition to Woznac in left field, brothers Hunter and Landon Gomes are starters in center and right. Additional outfielders are junior Brayden Joseph, junior Kwame Parker and junior Harry Swindal.

Nicodin and junior Nick Cappello are the most experienced arms returning to the bump. Nicodin was 4-1 with a 0.53 earned-run average and fanned 35 batters over 26.2 innings in 2021. Cappello was 3-1 with a 3.36 ERA while striking out 39 batters in 33.1 innings.

Nicodin and Cappello picked up victories in the Sandlapper Classic along with Hunter Gomes. They struck out 14 batters in 14.2 innings while allowing just five hits and one earned run.

Mitchell, a College of Charleston commit, is back on the mound after coming on strong at the end of last season. He was called up from junior varsity and threw 12 innings, going 1-1 with a 2.92 ERA and one save. He fanned 15 batters and picked up a clutch victory over Bishop England in the region championship game.

Patel and Nichols are capable arms out of the pen who could also draw some starts. Junior Jacob Collins, junior Lucas Brown and senior Max Ballard figure to log some innings, too.

Cappello, junior Mason Brady and junior Joey Smith are the team’s catchers.

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