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Changes come to distribution of emergency fire fund

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:47 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has made changes to how rural fire departments qualify for emergency funds and what happens to leftover funds.

‘Project Green’ promises 125 jobs, $150M investment to Berkeley Co.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:45 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has passed the second of three readings necessary for a tax incentive package to a company only known publicly by the monicker Project Green.

School district to offer Summer Feeding Program UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:06 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s Summer Feeding Program, which serves free hot meals to children 18 years of age and younger, will be offered …

Berkeley Co. homebrewer showcases suds at fundraiser

Berkeley Co. homebrewer showcases suds at fundraiser
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The plastic barrel promised an easy brew. Emblazoned with the name Mr. Beer, the brown container even had a tap attached to it.

Crime in the county

Crime in the county
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

An incident of road rage resulted in an accident assisted by SC Highway Patrol but required local law enforcement after the two drivers exited their …

County tables first reading of fiscal budget

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Will Berkeley County have a budget prior to the close of the fiscal year? County Deputy Supervisor of Finance Tim Callanan sought first reading of the budget at the April 25 Finance Committee meeting — instead of doing so in May — to try to curb the council’s trend of passing budgets a month after June 30. But council declined …

Former Rep. Southard: I’m not going to take my name off ballot

Former Rep. Southard: I’m not going to take my name off ballot
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:06 p.m.

Moncks Corner Rep. Eddie Southard’s name may still be on the ballot and he could win his old seat in the November general election despite his …

Sweet success: BHS tennis team ends regular season on high note

Sweet success: BHS tennis team ends regular season on high note
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:58 a.m.

For Berkeley varsity boys tennis, it was a good week.

SJCA athletes named to Class A team

SJCA athletes named to Class A team
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

St. John’s Christian Academy athletes Hope Glover and Claire Gilmore were named to the High School Sports Report Class A All-State team and …

Gator reaches for doorbell at Moncks Corner home

Gator reaches for doorbell at Moncks Corner home

For the Independent

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:54 p.m.

Ever seen an alligator try to ring a doorbell? It was a first for residents of Foxbank Plantation in Moncks Corner.

BCSO responds to shooting victim on North Main Street

Monday, May 2, 2016 4:01 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies responded early this morning to a gunshot victim who appeared at a gas station on North Main Street.

Wolves, Stags qualify for Lower State

Wolves, Stags qualify for Lower State
Sunday, May 1, 2016 8:09 p.m.

Timberland High School’s track and field teams swept the Region 7-AA titles last week.

Officials break ground on Charleston Trade Center

Officials break ground on Charleston Trade Center
Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The new Charleston Trade Center is under way in Summerville.

Political series kicks off with county council race May 4

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent and Goose Creek Gazette’s political series Conversation with the Candidates kicks of Wednesday, May 4, with candidates vying for County Council District 3 invited to attend.

Berkeley wins in softball playoffs

Berkeley wins in softball playoffs
Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:36 a.m.

Berkeley softball coach Boogie Grooms didn’t think it was his team’s best effort but the end result was what you want come playoff time, …

State approves $5 million for African American Museum

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

COLUMBIA — A proposal to have the state contribute another $5 million to the International African American Museum this year cleared its first hurdle on Thursday.

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads is returning May 4. The local market, located on North Main Street between …

Legislation moving forward in Columbia

For the Independent

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4763, legislation designated as “ALICIA’S LAW” to acknowledge the advocacy …

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The revitalization of Moncks Corner is a “program not a project,” said Beppie LeGrand of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. …

County crime

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A substance that tested positive to be crack/cocaine was found in the vehicle of a driver with a suspended license pulled over for speeding. It was the man’s third driving under suspension offense in five years.

Public input sought for Volvo industrial site

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accept public comment until May 5 on development of the industrial park in Berkeley County that will hold Volvo’s first U.S. car plant.

Berkeley County Bright Ideas Expo puts summer fun into perspective

Berkeley County Bright Ideas Expo puts summer fun into perspective
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Vivid visions of fun is soon what’s in store for summer. It was also the goal of the Berkeley Bright Ideas Expo.

Berkeley County Clemson Club event on Friday UPDATED

Berkeley County Clemson Club event on Friday
Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:09 a.m.

The Berkeley County Clemson Club invites Tiger fans to join co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott at Tiger Talks 2016.

Clemson Extension opens new office at county admin building

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:15 a.m.

The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.

Curbside shopping on rise UPDATED

Curbside shopping on rise
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:12 a.m.

Online shopping with curbside pickup is a perk now offered by Wal-Mart in Goose Creek.

‘Best High Schools’ list includes Cross, Goose Creek

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:15 a.m.

Cross and Goose Creek High Schools are on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools list.

Skull found near Berkeley Co. school ID’d as missing Upstate woman

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:21 a.m.

Law enforcement searched an area near Cainhoy Elementary School in Huger for more evidence Wednesday, April 27, following the finding of a woman’s skull.

Moncks Corner lawmaker resigns from office UPDATED

Moncks Corner lawmaker resigns from office
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Moncks Corner Rep. Eddie Southard turned in a letter of resignation to the House Speaker’s office Wednesday, April 27.

Coleman, Thompson drop out of Republican primary

Coleman, Thompson drop out of Republican primary

brindge@postandcourier.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:14 p.m.

Two GOP candidates have dropped out of local priamry races in Berkeley and Dorchester counties.

Zika virus prompts Berkeley Co. to spray more against mosquitoes

Zika virus prompts Berkeley Co. to spray more against mosquitoes
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler announced Thursday that Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement is increasing its efforts to prevent the Zika …

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