Trident United Way offers free tax help

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Trident United Way and SC Thrive will offer free tax filing help at more than a dozen Lowcountry sites starting Jan. 30. Families earning less than $95,000 may be eligible for free tax preparation with this service.

Local authors invade Cypress Gardens Feb. 7 UPDATED

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

 The TriCounty Literary Celebration will begin Feb. 7 at Cypress Gardens.

Registration opens for Baptist Annual Session

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:46 a.m.

Sister Mary Alice Graham has sent information to all Antioch Baptist Association and area members, indicating that registration is now open for the Annual Session.

Cross ‘Lunch Bunch’ meets monthly

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:46 a.m.

“Lunch Bunch” is a community group in Cross that meets monthly at Friendship Fellowship Hall.

DAR to honor Berkeley County Veterans

Friday, January 16, 2015 10:33 a.m.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (General Marion’s Brigade) plan to have a recognition ceremony for Veterans within the next year. Help is needed to identify Vietnam Veterans living in Berkeley County.

Foster Parent Association continues tradition

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The Berkeley County Foster Parent Association conducted its annual Christmas Dinner with amazing flair in 2014.

Remember our military in 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:47 a.m.

Tom and Jackie Cravens of Pineville want everyone to remember the men and women in the military, especially those who are serving our country overseas.

Carolina vs. Clemson blood drive Feb. 1 in Bonneau

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:46 a.m.

There will be a Carolina vs. Clemson blood drive on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 12 until 5 p.m. hosted by First Baptist Church of Bonneau (108 West Church …

Oak Grove blood drive set for Jan. 27

Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:22 a.m.

Oak Grove PH Church is having a blood drive with the American Cross on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Family Life Worship Center.

Timberland girls shine in holiday tournament

Sunday, January 11, 2015 10:22 a.m.

The Timberland Varsity girls placed fourth in the annual Hanahan Holiday Classic.

‘Berkeley Reads’ kicks off with local author event

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 11:25 a.m.

The inaugural Tri-county Literary Celebration (TLC) and kickoff event for Berkeley Reads aims to recognize published authors residing in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties, foster interest in the arts, increase the number of avid Lowcountry readers, and connect writers and readers of all ages with published authors.

Mystery Plant prefers the sun

Special to The Independent

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:37 a.m.

Maybe we should have had this Mystery Plant back at Thanksgiving … some people think that the leaves of this little tree resemble a turkey’s foot, …

Bonner Elementary enjoys busy month

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:36 a.m.

The chorus at Bonner Elementary School sung for the Berkeley Electric Cooperative W.I.R.E. on Dec. 4.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church fills 70 Christmas stockings for children

Monday, December 22, 2014 2:58 p.m.

The Ladies Circle and other congregation members at Hood’s Chapel UM church filled 70 Christmas stockings that were delivered on Dec. 18 to the MUSC children’s hospital.

Winners of St. Stephen Christmas festivities announced

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 9:17 a.m.

The Town of St. Stephen would like to thank each and every person that participated in the 2014 Annual Christmas Tree Walk and Parade.

American Heritage Girls raise $700 for Operation Christmas Child

Monday, December 15, 2014 12:21 p.m.

The Victory Baptist Church American Heritage Girls Troop 1603 packed 98 boxes and raised $700 in donations for Operation Christmas Child in St. …

Betaw Christian Church Homecoming set for Dec. 14

Monday, December 8, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Betaw Christian Church, Santee River Road, Hwy 45 East in St. Stephen will celebrate with a homecoming worship service on Sunday, Dec. 14 beginning …

MMS band concert Dec. 11

Monday, December 8, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Macedonia Middle School will have its band concert on Thursday,Dec, 11 at 7 p.m. and again on Friday, Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m. MMS will also be represented at the Celebrate the Season at Santee Canal Park on Friday, Dec.12 from 7:30 to 8:50 p.m.

Gospel concert set for Dec. 6

Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

A gospel concert to benefit the Kidney Fund for Christine Simmons, conducted by the Road to Recovery Kidney Organization, will be held Dec. 6 at 4 p.m., at Greater Saint James A. M. E Church (1831 Jedberg Road in Summerville).

Teens raising money for upcoming conference

Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Oak Grove PH Church teens are hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the church Family Life Worship Center.

St. Stephen ready for Christmas celebration

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:10 p.m.

The annual Town of St. Stephen Christmas Tree Lighting , Tree Walk and Parade will be on Friday Dec. 5.

Friendship UMC welcomes Bridges

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:30 a.m.

Last Sunday Friendship United Methodist members and friends welcomed the Rev. Greta Bridges as interim pastor.

Beautiful foilage a characteristic of Mystery Plant

USC Herbarium

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:20 p.m.

Argh! Dealing with common names of plants makes me sound like a pirate.

THS students win at state competition

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:43 a.m.

Two Timberland students were victorious at the S.C. Association for Pupil Transportation competition held Nov. 15 at Westwood High School in Blythewood. 

Cross Christmas Parade set for Dec. 13

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:12 p.m.

The 20th Annual Cross Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m.

St. Stephen Community Lunch continues at History Room and Café UPDATED

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:06 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The menu will consist of a Thanksgiving roasted turkey with dressing and gravy, candied yams, garden peas, cranberry sauce, roll and homemade dessert.

Baileys capture Yard of the Month honor

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:26 p.m.

Members of the Belle Isle Garden Club presented the November Yard of the Month award to Bob and Carol Bailey for their beautiful gardens and …

MMS takes a stand against bullying

Thursday, November 6, 2014 1:45 p.m.

Macedonia Middle School eighth graders showed their commitment against bullying on Unity Day, Oct. 22, by wearing orange and signing a pledge to make MMS a bully-free school.

McCutchens celebrate six years at Jerusalem Baptist

Monday, November 3, 2014 11:55 a.m.

Pastor and Mrs. Robert McCutchen Jr. recently celebrated their Sixth Ministerial Anniversary as shepherds of the Jerusalem Baptist Church in …

Fall bazaar set for Nov. 14 at Christian Outreach Ministries

Monday, November 3, 2014 11:54 a.m.

Christian Outreach Ministries’ annual fall bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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