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Mt. Pleasant considers exhuming remains

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC/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 bones were found along Simmons Street during underground work for a wastewater project in the Old Village in August.

The plan calls for the bones to be 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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