Rozier elected chairman of SCDOT Commission

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jim Rozier has been elected chairman of the the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission.

Players make their mark as basketball action heats up

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The region schedules for area basketball teams are underway, with play beginning this week and on through the playoffs in middle February.

Chamber announces vision, strategic plan for county

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with local government, education, healthcare and other local business and community leaders on a …

Superintendent: Berkeley separation plan on hold until after new school opens

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The school district has heard a lot of complaints over the proposed plan to make Berkeley Intermediate and Berkeley Elementary into two separate K-5 …

Cross Elementary educator dubbed exceptional by state council

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:04 a.m.

A Cross elementary resource teacher has received a statewide honor for her work in education.

Former BHS coach placed on administrative leave due to assault incident

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 9:42 p.m.

According to a media report, former Berkeley Stags athletic director and football coach Jerry Brown has been placed on administrative leave due to an assault incident involving a student.

Berkeley coroner’s report shows increase in cases

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:59 p.m.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury released his office’s 2014 case summary Wednesday, Jan. 14.

Ruffling feathers: Freshman councilman dissents on chicken vote

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The chicken fight might not be over in Berkeley County.

Man charged with attempted murder after shoplifting incident

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a shoplifting incident at the Goose Creek Wal-Mart.

Berkeley Co. school nurse recognized by state

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Tracy Freeman, a licensed practical nurse with Berkeley County School District, has been named South Carolina’s 2014-2015 School Health LPN of the …

Red Cross: Disaster volunteers needed

Monday, January 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Palmetto South Carolina Region of the American Red Cross is in need of disaster relief volunteers.

Scott featured speaker at MLK Celebration

The Independent

Monday, January 12, 2015 12:01 p.m.

South Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator took the podium Sunday and told a rapt audience that the best way to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King …

Victim ID’d in fatal Cainhoy Road wreck UPDATED

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:29 p.m.

The man killed in a collision between a pickup truck and tractor trailer Monday afternoon, Jan. 12, has been identified as John Mitchell Jr., 44, of Summerville, according to Berkeley County Deputy Coroner Kristin Mazzell.

10-3 start for Stags best in recent memory

Sunday, January 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags basketball team is enjoying one of its most successful seasons in the last 15 years, winning 10 games before Christmas for the …

High school diplomas, first denied, now being granted

Saturday, January 10, 2015 12:16 a.m.

Two years after leaving Stratford High School without a diploma in hand, Myracle Ferguson was able to get her graduation diploma.

Red Cross assisting St. Stephen family after morning fire

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:15 p.m.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting four individuals whose home, located on Robo Lane in St. Stephen, was destroyed in a fire this morning, Jan. 9.

Have Coffee with a Cop on Jan. 24

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Officers from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and community members can come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, …

New County Council reorganizes in New Year

Friday, January 9, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The first working day after Supervisor Bill Peagler began his new role, Berkeley County Council met to reorganize itself Jan. 5 — the meeting …

Berkeley Co. GOP Chair announces run for District 2 seat

Thursday, January 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Daniel Island attorney Josh Whitley announced Jan. 6 his candidacy for Berkeley County Council’s District 2 seat, which has been vacated by Tim …

Cruce, Craig and Wright reflect on Reedy’s retirement

Thursday, January 8, 2015 11:50 a.m.

General Douglas MacArthur, upon the end of his military career, said, “Old soldiers never die. They just fade away.”

School schedule returns to normal

Thursday, January 8, 2015 5:01 p.m.

All Berkeley County School District schools and programs will operate according to their regular schedules tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 9 and at this time there are no expected delays, the district has announced.

Schools delayed 3 hours Thursday due to cold temps

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 2:08 p.m.

All Berkeley County Schools will operate on a three-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 8, due to forecasts of extremely cold weather and the impact that the extreme temperatures could have on the district’s “aging bus fleet,” according to a district press release.

Berkeley County EMD: Get people, pets indoors tonight

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 2:48 p.m.

Forecasters have predicted Berkeley County weather to dip into the teens with an 11 mph wind Wednesday night to Thursday morning.

Garrett to serve 2 years in animal cruelty case

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 5:08 p.m.

The animal cruelty case of Loney Garrett came to a conclusion Wednesday, Jan. 7, nearly two years after it made national news.

Mugging serves as reminder to stay alert

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:01 p.m.

A recent incident in the Moncks Corner Bi-Lo parking lot has prompted a reminder from the Moncks Corner Police Department.

Green Wave capsizes Berkeley in OT thriller 48-46

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:11 a.m.

This was one of those games where somebody had to lose, and it took 51 minutes and 54 seconds to decide the outcome.

Credit/Debt workshop set for Jan. 13 in Moncks Corner

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Are you drowning in debt? Are you ready to begin your path to financial freedom?

Area blood donation opportunties announced

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors at a time when donations dwindle.

ETV’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ coming to Lowcountry this summer

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 12:01 p.m.

“Antiques Roadshow,” PBS’s most-watched ongoing series, will visit Charleston this summer as part of a six-city tour.

DeWitt ‘deeply sorry’ for arrest

Monday, January 5, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt has issued his first public statement after his arrest last week for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.

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