Green Power program produces 1 million megawatt hours of electricity

Friday, September 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Santee Cooper’s Green Power program hit a major milestone when it generated its 1 millionth megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity this week. That’s enough renewable energy to power more than 74,000 average-sized homes for a year.

Moncks Corner native named Citizen of the Year in Louisiana

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Known around the Louisiana parish of Washington as somewhat of a jokester, Moncks Corner native Rod Sabiston’s more serious demeanor was on …

A home of her own

Special to the Independent

Thursday, September 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Linda Lewis had tried before to move out of the two-bedroom apartment she shared with her 15-year-old daughter, but she always ran up against hefty …

Blotter: The many ways to vandalize cars UPDATED

Special to the Independent

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Getting into her car in Sangaree on Aug. 22, a woman noticed something red smeared on her back window of the 2012 Ford Focus. She got out to …

DNR asks public to report sightings of banded wood storks

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 10:00 a.m.

If you see any wood storks, look for a band on its upper right leg and report to S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

County passes $5 fee increase for rural fire departments

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Berkeley County Council unanimously passed a $5 fee increase that benefits rural fire departments — though not without a vigorous debate …

Taxpayer-owned plant readied for sale

Monday, August 31, 2015 10:10 a.m.

A raw, chemical smell lingers in places on the 7-acre site that once housed one of the most odiferous businesses to operate in Berkeley County.

Hammer Time: Knights pound Stags 47-24 UPDATED

Saturday, August 29, 2015 11:31 a.m.

It was not a pretty night in Goose Creek, despite the cotton candy sunset to the west, the smiling full moon rising in the east, and the flock of …

St. Stephen cyclist killed in truck mishap

Friday, August 28, 2015 3:06 p.m.

A St. Stephen cyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck.

District employee pleads guilty to ethics breach, misconduct in office UPDATED

Friday, August 28, 2015 3:17 p.m.

Berkeley County School District Communications Director Amy Kovach pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 28, to one count of common law misconduct on office …

Bomb threat disrupts classes at Timberland

Friday, August 28, 2015 10:53 a.m.

The bomb threat at Timberland High School is over.

RedHawks joining CCFL, seeking players

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:58 a.m.

Still dream about scoring the game-winning touchdown or making a tackle to save the day? Maybe you want some film to promote yourself?

Survey begins Monday for large-scale, hurricane evacuation

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division will conduct a telephone survey to better understand the needs of coastal residents who would need assistance during a large-scale emergency evacuation. SCEMD, along with the emergency managers in Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester, Colleton, Beaufort, Hampton and Jasper counties, …

Stuff the Bus campaign raises $6,600 for students

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County School District’s Stuff the Bus campaign netted 4,237 items, valued at $6,604, for students in the classroom.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Editor’s note: According to information provided Aug. 19 by the Summerville Police Department, the following suspect was still at large. All …

Confidence on display as CSU caps fall camp

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:02 a.m.

Charleston Southern wrapped up fall camp on Thursday night with its second scrimmage of the preseason. The Bucs engaged in a partial contact …

Native Americans concerned about development near Volvo site UPDATED

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:02 p.m.

A recognized Native American tribe in Berkeley County is worried that residential development near the proposed site of a car plant will further …

One hundred dads show up for the first day of school at BMS

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:14 p.m.

On the first day of school for Berkeley County students, 107 fathers participated in Berkeley Middle School’s Million Father March (MFM). …

School board declines Hanahan agreement, leaves door open

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:18 p.m.

Once again, Berkeley County school board has said no to Hanahan on a land agreement for the proposed Tanner Plantation/Foster Creek school over …

Superintendent: More students enrolled, more teachers hired

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 9:19 p.m.

Berkeley County School District hired more 14 new teachers to help absorb 442 new students added to enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year, …

Lunch and learn: Floral arrangements beyond the vase

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 11:56 p.m.

Cypress Gardens’ next Lunch and Learn will be with Lake City Horticulturist Katie Dickson. From noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, Dickson will demonstrate how to incorporate succulents into a traditional summer bouquet to create a one-of-a-kind piece. She will also offer tips and tricks for floral arrangement success.

Jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent in July

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 12:10 a.m.

More Berkeley County residents found more jobs in July, according to unemployment numbers released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. …

Inmate found hanging in jail cell UPDATED

Monday, August 24, 2015 12:45 p.m.

An inmate at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center was found hanging in his cell.

Town announces grand opening of rec center complex

Monday, August 24, 2015 12:01 p.m.

It’s time.

Five council candidates seek three seats, mayor unopposed

Monday, August 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Five candidates have filed to run for three available Moncks Corner town council seats, and Mayor Mike Lockliear will run unopposed in the Nov. 5 …

Berkeley Hall of Fame to induct fourth class Sept. 25 UPDATED

Sunday, August 23, 2015 12:22 p.m.

The Berkeley High School Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its fourth Hall of Fame class during halftime of the Berkeley Stags football game against …

Moncks Corner’s historic trees are grand UPDATED

Saturday, August 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Take one look and the first thought that pops into one’s mind around Moncks Corner, Berkeley County and the Lowcountry, in general, …

One of Berkeley County’s oldest surviving WWII vets dies at 94

Friday, August 21, 2015 3:10 a.m.

One of the United States’ most precious natural resources, its World War II veterans, will count one member less, losing yet another brother …

DNR announces migratory bird hunting seasons

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The S.C. Natural Resources Board recently approved migratory bird hunting seasons for mourning doves, marsh hens (rails), woodcock, snipe, moorhens, …

Blotter: Be on lookout for tan thief

Friday, August 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A St. Stephen man will have to work on his summer tan at the beach after a thief broke into his 40-foot container and nabbed his stand-up tanning bed. The man reported the break-in Aug. 6. He said the lock had been cut off. In addition to the tanning bed, the man reported a Craftsman 9 Drawer Tool chest with tools, two five gallon buckets of tools …

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