Sheriff’s office settles religious freedom lawsuit’s legal fees

The Independent

Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will pay a $35,000 settlement of lawyer fees to end a First Amendment lawsuit that claimed it violated the religious …

Man reports carjacking in Sangaree

Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:20 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a carjacking in Sangaree, according to reports.

Abernathy sentenced in meth explosion case

The Gazette

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:37 p.m.

Shonni Abernathy was sentenced Tuesday in Charleston federal court to 30 years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine lab explosion in 2012 that …

School board stands with City of Hanahan to move forward on school

The Independent

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:01 p.m.

A Brooklyn accent shook the Berkeley County School District boardroom Tuesday night and rallied two divided sides unable to agree on the site for a …

New insurance rating means good news for town

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:35 a.m.

The Town of Moncks Corner announced its new insurance rating this week — and it’s good news for residents.

Auction firm announces American LaFrance asset auction

The Independent

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:01 p.m.

The Branford Group will host the auction of American LaFrance’s remaining assets beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the offsite location of …

Football celebration set for Aug. 24 at CSU

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:52 p.m.

Football season is fast approaching, and Summerville Communications is so excited it’s throwing a pep rally for the entire community.

Extension of road tax on November ballot

The Independent

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Berkeley County voters will decide if they want to renew the county’s one-cent sales transportation tax this November.

Matlock pleads guilty to murders UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:46 p.m.

Caleb Brad Matlock pleaded guilty to the murder of two young women Monday, abruptly ending a trial in a case that rocked Berkeley County two years …

Berkeley cheerleaders ready for new year – and coach

Monday, August 11, 2014 7:31 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags cheerleading program has a new coach.

‘Stuff the Bus’ supplies drive changes, charitable giving open year-round

Sunday, August 10, 2014 11:39 a.m.

Did you know that it costs about $17-$30 to purchase the supplies for one Berkeley County elementary school student, $27-$51 for one middle school student, and $500 per teacher per classroom?

Restaurant hopes to serve 500 kids with back-to-school supplies

The Independent

Saturday, August 9, 2014 10:55 a.m.

Sometimes a pencil and three pieces of loose-leaf paper were all Neicy Yeadon had to bring to school.

SLED investigating county shooting

Saturday, August 9, 2014 6:37 p.m.

A shooting in Ladson involving a Summerville man is being investigated by SLED.

School board election: District 6 wide open, District 4 features two candidates

The Independent

Friday, August 8, 2014 7:56 a.m.

The Berkeley County School District school board election is heating up as the Aug. 15 deadline to file approaches. Of the four districts up for …

County approves reimbursement to developer for public parks

The Independent

Friday, August 8, 2014 1:14 p.m.

Berkeley County citizens will soon have access to a 50-mile trail system and parks within the private development near the Interstate 26 and 17-A …

Lady Cavs volleyball looks to contend

Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:14 p.m.

In 2013, the St. John’s Christian Academy Lady Cavaliers struggled just to field a volleyball team.

BHS scrimmage cancelled after Wando football team stricken with staph infection

Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:27 p.m.

With more than half the Wando football team stricken with a staph infection, Berkeley’s Friday, Aug. 8 scrimmage against the Warriors has been …

Day Dawn celebrates special program

Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:33 a.m.

Day Dawn Baptist Church celebrated Women’s Day on July 27 in the church sanctuary.

Governor signs solar energy bill

Thursday, August 7, 2014 2:53 p.m.

Governor Nikki Haley signed into law Wednesday the Distributed Energy Resource Program Act.

Berkeley County to foot $20M of $36M water treatment expansion

The Independent

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 8:14 a.m.

A 20-year, $20 million bond will fund Berkeley County’s portion of a $37 million project that will expand the Lake Moultrie water treatment …

Countdown to kickoff underway as practice begins

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The nine-month wait is finally over.

American LaFrance inventory auction advertised online

The Independent

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:33 a.m.

An online classified ad is listing an auction for American LaFrance’s remaining firetruck and emergency vehicle manufacturing inventory.

Red Cross renews call for blood donations

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 12:17 p.m.

The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many …

Alcoa, Santee Cooper still seeking longterm solution

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:21 p.m.

Alcoa Mount Holly will no longer be a Santee Cooper customer unless the entities can come to a longterm agreement.

Remaining American LaFrance debt wiped from county records UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, August 4, 2014 4:47 p.m.

When is a debt not a debt? During the July 28 regular meeting, a divided Berkeley County Council decided the $180,000 on the tax rolls owed to it by …

Haley to speak at Berkeley Chamber of Commerce meeting

The Independent

Monday, August 4, 2014 8:43 a.m.

The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its success, and it has invited the governor to join that celebration.

Accident claims Cross man

Sunday, August 3, 2014 10:28 a.m.

A 52-year-old Cross man died Saturday in a car accident in Pineville.

Two nonincumbents first to file for school board UPDATED

The Independent

Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:39 a.m.

The first two filers for the November school board election are conservative nonincumbents seeking to challenge the current board members.

Santee Cooper to conduct aerial treatments for invasive plants in lake

Friday, August 1, 2014 5:01 p.m.

Santee Cooper will conduct helicopter treatments of Environmental Protection Agency-approved aquatic herbicides in lakes Marion and Moultrie from Aug. …

The Independent moving office to corner of Main and Gulledge

Friday, August 1, 2014 7:57 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent is relocating from its current Main Street address in downtown Moncks Corner adjacent to Unity Park to a new location at the …

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