- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The last resident of a homeless camp under an interstate overpass is gone after a weeks-long effort to empty the Charleston tent city.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/1NgxgJS) reports some former residents of the encampment found homes and another 29 are staying temporarily in a North Charleston warming shelter. The city gave 10 people who were not Charleston residents donated money to return home.

More than 100 people had lived at the site a few months ago.

A backhoe loader on Friday scooped up the abandoned tents and piles of debris left behind and dumped them into a truck that hauled them away.

Deputy Police Chief Tony Elder said the move was completed calmly, peacefully and without arrests.


Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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