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RedHawks break through UPDATED

RedHawks break through
Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:24 a.m.

The first two minutes of Week 5 looked an awful lot like the first four weeks in a microcosm for the Lowcountry RedHawks.

Alabama, SEC trying to stay in college football’s penthouse

Alabama, SEC trying to stay in college football’s penthouse

AP Sports Writer

Sunday, August 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A postseason rampage put both Alabama and the Southeastern Conference back on top in college football last season.

Clemson, Florida State set to battle for ACC control

Clemson, Florida State set to battle for ACC control

AP Sports Writer

Saturday, August 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Clemson’s Deshaun Watson still thinks about carrying an unbeaten record into the final game of the season before losing to Alabama with a …

BCSD’s OneBerkeley: Back to School Festival, a big success UPDATED

BCSD’s OneBerkeley: Back to School Festival, a big success

For the Independent

Saturday, August 13, 2016 8:42 p.m.

A first-of-its-kind event for the Berkeley County School District signals a new beginning, a sense of community and a spirit of giving.

Group seeks ideas for bike-pedestrian plan

Group seeks ideas for bike-pedestrian plan
Friday, August 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments said last week that has announces its launch of a ten month planning process for the Walk …

State agencies team up to promote student driving safety

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

The South Carolina Departments of Education, Public Safety, and Transportation began a joint effort to bring school and community awareness to the importance of student driving safety.

Clemson scientists, collaborators working to restore longleaf pine forests

Clemson scientists, collaborators working to restore longleaf pine forests
Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:15 p.m.

CLEMSON – Billions of magnificent trees that were nearly annihilated a century ago are making a slow, yet promising, comeback thanks in part …

Police: Man in custody after entering Goose Creek bank before it opened

Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:56 a.m.

An incident this morning at the First National Bank of South Carolina near Liberty Hall has ended.

BCSD students can get ready for school at Aug. 13 festival

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

The first 3,000 public school students to show up at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex on Saturday, Aug. 13, will receive a new bookbag.

U.S. approves mosquito test, but no release imminent

Associated Press

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:28 p.m.

MIAMI — Federal authorities gave final approval Friday to a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida, but none of the …

County auditor: Know the property tax exemptions available to you

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:53 a.m.

The county’s top tax official says there are property tax exemptions that Berkeley County property owners should be aware of before tax bills are due.

Behind the badge: Spouses, fiances of Lowcountry cops speak out

Behind the badge: Spouses, fiances of Lowcountry cops speak out
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Summerville resident Lauren Ann always knew the dangers her fiance could face each day, simply by suiting up in his not-so-popular law enforcement …

Sheriff’s Office seeks two men in ATV theft UPDATED

Sheriff’s Office seeks two men in ATV theft
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:52 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying two men involved in the theft of an all-terrain vehicle from a Ladson …

Two of more than 30 dead animals seized, then returned in 2014

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:52 a.m.

A pony and dog found dead at a Moncks Corner property this summer were initially seized but then released back to the owners in 2014, according to county animal control documents released to the Independent through a Freedom of Information Act request.

School board moves to reinstate prayer at meetings

School board moves to reinstate prayer at meetings
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 7:56 p.m.

Despite receiving a letter the day before its meeting saying prayer at school board meetings violates the U.S. Constitution, Berkeley County School …

Little Libraries open around Moncks Corner

Little Libraries open around Moncks Corner
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:03 a.m.

No membership required and no due date or overdue fees. Take a book or leave a book on your time, near a place where you were already going, in the …

Private school opens at Carnes Crossroads

Private school opens at Carnes Crossroads
Monday, August 8, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Northwood Academy’s new Upper School at Carnes Crossroads has opened just in time for the start of the private school’s year beginning …

Berkeley school board consider restoring prayer

Berkeley school board consider restoring prayer

For the Independent

Monday, August 8, 2016 10:58 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board was expected to consider a proposal Tuesday that could reinstate its opening prayer.

Reporter Debbie Merlo will be missed, services Wednesday UPDATED

Reporter Debbie Merlo will be missed, services Wednesday
Monday, August 8, 2016 12:19 p.m.

It is with sadness that I report that a valued member of my team has passed away.

RedHawks’ home opener spoiled UPDATED

RedHawks’ home opener spoiled
Sunday, August 7, 2016 1:33 a.m.

Perhaps no one moment captures the frustration that is the Lowcountry RedHawks’ first season in the Central Carolina Football League better …

Sertoma Classic signals start of new season

Sertoma Classic signals start of new season
Sunday, August 7, 2016 2:10 p.m.

The 46th edition of the Sertoma Classic will once again ring the bell for the start of the 2016 high school football season in the Lowcountry.

Single vehicle crashes claim lives of two people

Sunday, August 7, 2016 7:52 p.m.

Two unrelated traffic crashes claimed the lives of two people recently.

Stags start off right UPDATED

Stags start off right
Saturday, August 6, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Are they back?

Red Cross continues to see critical blood and platelet shortages

Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

Critical blood and platelet shortages

Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

Camp Craig kicks off Timberland season

Camp Craig kicks off Timberland season
Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Art Craig’s teams have won 160 football games and two state titles in his 15 seasons in St. Stephen.

Trident Medical Center plans $13.5M expansion

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Citing a need for additional access to emergency and surgical services Trident Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Gallati has announced the hospital will embark on a $13.5 million expansion.

Berkeley County flood maps ready for public viewing

Friday, August 5, 2016 12:49 p.m.

Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Berkeley County will be available for residents to review at a public open house, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Berkeley Electric Coop Meeting Hall in Goose Creek.

Smith announces intention to retire

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

Tom Smith has weathered every storm in Berkeley County since 2007 and it appears he will continue his service through at least this hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30.

Industry recruiting office to add new staff member

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

The county’s industry recruiting office will grow to meet the current and projected future demand of companies seeking to locate to the Lowcountry.

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