Cross prepped for Burke, Baptist Hill

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:39 a.m.

Cross High School football coach Shaun Wright was less concerned with the postponed game against Burke High School than he was with the downtown …

Council approves bullet-proof vests for codes enforcement

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:10 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has approved spending $4,000 for the Planning Department’s eight codes enforcement officers to wear bulletproof vests.

Supervisor: Berkeley Co. will be named disaster area

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:04 a.m.

Berkeley County was not one of the initial counties to be named federal disaster areas, but Supervisor Bill Peagler said the county will not miss out …

Floodwaters take 5-ton rescue truck off the road UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:42 a.m.

The people who chose to stay behind on French Quarter Creek Road in Huger needed to get out.

Travelers still stranded in Berkeley County UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Many weekend travelers were still stranded in Berkeley County on Monday.

Historic flooding sweeps through Berkeley county UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The rain kept coming and the water kept rising in Berkeley County starting Friday and continuing into Monday, leaving residents stranded, sweeping …

Flooding worsens; District cancels school Monday UPDATED

Sunday, October 4, 2015 2:21 p.m.

Evacuations have been called for parts of Berkeley County Sunday and Berkeley County School District has canceled school for Monday.

Longleaf pine trees shedding needles is normal this time of year

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Longleaf pine trees are shedding their needles across the sandhills and coastal plain, a normal occurrence this time of year, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.

Weather pushes games to Monday UPDATED

Friday, October 2, 2015 11:12 a.m.

Local schools rescheduled football games planned for Friday and those teams will play on Monday.

Emergency Director: Flooding poses danger this weekend

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:08 p.m.

Berkeley County government offices closed at noon Friday and the libraries will be closed through the weekend, but one office will remain open and on …

Committee downgrades drought for coastal counties

Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:01 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 24, has downgraded the drought status of the coastal counties of South Carolina. Counties throughout the rest of the state remain in either incipient or moderate status, although the Committee is optimistic for more downgrades with the forecast of heavy rain around the state. …

Weather forcing rescheduling of games UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Schools are looking to weather reports and rescheduling football games planned for Friday.

Wood Duck box applications due Nov. 1

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the South Carolina State Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the South Carolina Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood duck boxes this winter. Applications are available online at: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/waterfowl/woodduck/application.html …

Crime briefs UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 12:01 a.m.

On the evening of Sept. 22, a Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy responded to Southern Sugar Drive in Moncks Corner. At the scene, residents told …

Fire Prevention Week Festivities in Moncks Corner

The Independent

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:26 a.m.

This year’s fire prevention theme is “Hear the beep when you sleep: every bedroom needs a working fire alarm.” …

Berkeley bands compete in inaugural honorary event

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:25 a.m.

McKissick Field in Summerville came to life Saturday as 10 high school bands from around the tri-county and one from the Upstate performed a variety …

Volvo Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Independent

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Moments before picking up a shovel to officially break ground with Volvo cars of North America President and CEO Lex Kerssemakers, Gov. Nikki Haley …

County agrees to take on maintenance of Henry Brown Blvd pedestrian path

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Berkeley County will foot the maintenance for a proposed pedestrian path along Henry Brown Boulevard near Goose Creek.

Taylor's on Main Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:46 p.m.

(Photos by Ann Mack) Taylor's on Main is a new business in town catering to Ladies and Children's Fashions. They are located in the old River's …

SLED: Berkeley County jail nurse gave out sandwiches loaded with drugs, cigarettes

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 4:45 p.m.

A Berkeley County jail nurse tried to trade sex for an inmate’s silence after he caught her dishing out sandwiches packed with drugs and cigarettes, state investigators said Sept. 30.

Former Santee Cooper exec charged with DUI

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:26 a.m.

A senior executive with Santee Cooper charged with driving under the influence is no longer employed at the state-owned utility.

Calvary Church wants to turn on the light at 50th celebration UPDATED

Special to the Berkeley Independent

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:05 a.m.

In many ways, September 20 looked like any other Sunday morning at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek.

Berkeley eliminates deputy supervisor position, moves Hehn


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Less than 10 months after Supervisor Bill Peagler took the reins in Berkeley County and brought in several new department heads, County Council on …

Trojans come up short against Lake Marion

Monday, September 28, 2015 6:01 a.m.

The Cross Trojans will enter region play this week coming off a hard-fought setback to rival Lake Marion.

Man killed in Moncks Corner home invasion ID’d

Monday, September 28, 2015 3:31 p.m.

The Berkeley County Coroner on Monday publicly identified the man killed during a home invasion Sunday.

Cobras can’t pin first loss on Ashley Ridge UPDATED

Special to The Independent

Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:23 p.m.

A year ago, Ashley Ridge’s defense allowed more than 600 yards rushing in a loss to Cane Bay. On Friday night, the Swamp Foxes’ defense …

Berkeley cross country teams making strides

Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:21 p.m.

The Berkeley High School cross country season has proven to be a work in progress, according to coach Melissa Hicks.

Got tourists? Time to apply for county grant

Saturday, September 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Nonprofits are encouraged to get their paperwork together and apply for funds from the county’s accommodation tax.

‘LOL’ with Sangaree Elementary

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Sangaree Elementary School’s Learning Outdoor Lab (LOL) is officially open. The LOL is the result of a $5,000 Lowes Toolbox for Education …

Labor force shrinks in Berkeley Co.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 1:04 p.m.

Nearly 1,000 Berkeley County residents left the labor force in August contributing to a decline in the county’s jobless rate from 5.9 percent to 5.6 percent, according to numbers released by the state’s Department of Employment and Workforce.

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