S.C. forest industry lost $100M last year SCFC raises estimate of forestry’s economic impact

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Forestry Commission has raised its estimate of economic impact loss to the state’s forest products industry from last year’s historic flooding to $100 million.

Heritage girls making valentines for vets

Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:01 p.m.

The American Heritage Girls Troop SC9212 at Palmetto Land Baptist Church have been making Valentines for Veterans in the Lowcountry for four years. …

Long signs with Limestone

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley High School senior Danny Long recalls not being allowed to play football on the rec team because of his size.

Baseball tournaments on horizon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The sounds of baseballs pinging off bats and the subsequent applause is about to return for county fans of America’s favorite pastime. …

Sumter man sentence on tax evasion charge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC -- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that Neal Dennis, of Sumter, South Carolina, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in federal court. In September 2015, Dennis pled guilty to an attempt to evade tax, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. After Dennis completes the term of imprisonment, he will be …

PSA chairman of the board receives “Commander’s Public Service Award”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Chairman of the Board for Palmetto Scholar’s Academy, Stacy Lindbergh, received the “Commander’s Public Service Award,” a U.S. military honor, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for PSA’s new facility on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 23.

Judge agrees to let former Berkeley official Amy Kovach remain out of jail


Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:27 a.m.

The former communications director for Berkeley County School District said she got bad advice from a previous lawyer that landed her in court Monday …

South American virus brings worry to Lowcountry moms

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:21 p.m.

Susie Cales is 15 weeks pregnant and she has plenty to worry about but the virus linked to microcephaly in babies will not be one of those things …

Absentee voting under way in South Carolina

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:21 p.m.

For those who don’t need to watch another debate or hear another speech to know who they want for the next president of the United States, absentee voting is under way in South Carolina.

Filing deadline gone for Goose Creek general elections

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:22 p.m.

The filing deadline for Goose Creek general elections was noon Friday.

Bucs get early start on spring football UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 10:07 a.m.

Charleston Southern began its spring football practice schedule on Friday afternoon at Buccaneer Field. The Bucs re-acclimated themselves to the …

Berkeley County hosts 2nd Annual Tri-County Literacy Celebration UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 11:56 p.m.

Their mission was to greet and entertain young readers at the second annual Tri-County Literacy Celebration at Old Santee Canal Park Saturday.

Hanahan parents get first glimpse of Tanner/Foster Creek elementary school

Sunday, February 7, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Hanahan area parents got their first glimpse of the new school proposed for the much-delayed Tanner Plantation, Foster Creek area school during a …

Offense clicks in Redhawks practice

Sunday, February 7, 2016 9:15 p.m.

Quarterback Jeremy Green led four scoring drives and tossed four touchdown passes with no interceptions to lead the offense for the Carolina Redhawks …

Bonneau man dies in crash early Sunday morning UPDATED

Sunday, February 7, 2016 3:51 p.m.

A traffic crash early Sunday morning in Berkeley County claimed the life of a Bonneau man.

Kids host ‘Souper Bowl’ to help food program

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Watch out Cam Newton: Boulder Bluff Elementary students have some dazzling smiles of their own. Those smiles were on display during their Souper Bowl …

Nonprofit targets community violence with gun buyback

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There’s a new nonprofit group in the county targeting community violence. National Action Network’s Berkeley County Chapter formed in September, a few weeks before the historic, 1,000-year flood, which has kept the chapter busy in recovery mode.

Coloring outside the lines: Library patrons find stress relief in an activity normally reserved for children

Friday, February 5, 2016 3:04 p.m.

There’s a new craze sweeping the Lowcountry and the nation: coloring in coloring books.

More shelves means more books at Goose Creek library

Friday, February 5, 2016 8:37 a.m.

A lot can change in 23 years. At Goose Creek library, the carpet dingy, the old reference desk wasn’t large enough to fit a computer …

Ephraim Butler

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dedicated and determined, Ephraim Butler’s world revolves around basketball.

Moncks Corner on the move with more progress

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

At the first regular monthly Moncks Corner council meeting of 2016, Mayor Michael Lockliear read the appointments of John West (Town Attorney, four-year term), Marilyn Baker (Clerk-Treasurer, two-year term), George Bishop (municipal judge, four-year term) and Robert E. Watson (municipal administrative judge, four-year term)

Crossing the finish line: Students help their special education peers in ‘viral’ program

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

High fives greet the students who cross the finish line and, those that struggle, receive encouragement and help until they get across.

Medical emergency halts signing ceremony; new date Feb. 8 UPDATED

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:29 p.m.

The annual Berkeley County School District athletic scholarship signing ceremony was postponed until a later date due to a medical emergency …

Berkeley Co. to vote on resolution saying ‘no’ to Gitmo prisoners

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:42 a.m.

Berkeley County Council will consider a resolution that opposes closing of Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and housing its detainees at the U.S. Naval Brig in Hanahan.

Working toward improving, funding school districts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Lawmakers have a deadline to develop a funding plan for public school districts. By the end of the current legislative session, elected officials hope to report that they comply with a state Supreme Court ruling.

Bills included in House Education Reform package

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

1) H. 4783 - Redefine the expectations of a South Carolina high school graduate

Santee Cooper to spill water in anticipation of heavy rains

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 3:33 p.m.

Due to current lake levels and forecasted rainfall upstream, Santee Cooper began spilling operations today at the Santee Dam, according to a statement released Wednesday afternoon. The controlled spill began at 2,500 cubic feet of water per second into the Santee River.

Scrapbooking fundraiser raises money for Make-A-Wish

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The tiny two-inch word ‘believe’ with little bits of bling –attached to a lanyard and worn by Kristine Shaffer – sparkled …

State confirms 3 SC residents tested for Zika virus

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:27 a.m.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Health officials say three people in South Carolina are being tested for the Zika virus, but no cases of the disease have been confirmed yet. Media outlets report that state Department of Health and Environmental Control officials announced the three patients Friday.

Joint Base Charleston Sailor hailed as hero for helping unconscious man on flight

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 10:23 a.m.

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Jackson

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