Mount Pleasant considers exhuming remains

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:31 AM

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Mount Pleasant Town Council this week will consider a plan to exhume six sets of human remains buried along a street and to move them to a cemetery.
 
The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the bones were found during underground work for a wastewater project in August.
 
The plan calls for the bones to moved later this month.

The move is expected to add about $30,000 to the $850,000 cost for the wastewater project.
 
Officials think the bones date from the 1870s and 1880s.
 
Mount Pleasant waterworks spokeswoman Nicole Bates says the caskets have disintegrated, but something with a name on it might be found when the remains are exhumed.

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