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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.

Timberland’s Brown heads All-County Line team

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Johnell Brown, the heart of Timberland’s stifling defense and Berkeley County Defensive Player of the Year, and his coach, Art Craig, headline the …

Callanan named county’s Deputy Supervisor of Finance

Monday, January 5, 2015 4:17 p.m.

Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler has named County Council Finance Committee Chairman Tim Callanan (R-Daniel Island) the new Deputy Supervisor of Finance.

Report sheds light on arrest; DeWitt plans to stay on job

Monday, January 5, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt says he intends to remain on the job in his first public statement Monday, Jan. 5, since his recent DUI and hit- …

Jamestown, Shulerville communities plan MLK celebration

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Jamestown and Shulerville communities will mark the celebration of the holiday of the birth of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with an event on Jan. 11.

DeWitt takes oath of office

Monday, January 5, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt took the oath of office Sunday, Jan. 4, in accordance with state law, Berkeley County Republican Party Chairman …

Stags edge Goose Creek and finish runners-up in Lake Marion Holiday Invitational

Sunday, January 4, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags basketball team spent the winter break making things right.

Handful protest sheriff’s alleged DUI

Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:04 a.m.

A few voices sounded off outside the Berkeley County Administration Building Jan. 2. A large crowd gathered there to watch the county’s new …

Lockliear takes oath of office as Moncks Corner mayor

Friday, January 2, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Moncks Corner Town Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Lockliear was sworn in as the new Interim Mayor of Moncks Corner during ceremonies …

Transcript: new supervisor addresses county

Friday, January 2, 2015 3:07 p.m.

Supervisor Bill Peagler addressed Berkeley County for the first time in his role Jan. 2.

Peagler sworn in as county supervisor UPDATED

Friday, January 2, 2015 2:36 p.m.

A jovial, large crowd greeted the county’s new supervisor Jan. 2 during his and other county official’s swearing-in ceremony at council chambers in …

Dead trees play crucial role for state wildlife

Friday, January 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Standing dead trees, or snags, may appear to be useless, even eyesores, but a state wildlife biologist says they are important components of wildlife …

Chamber to hear from economy experts Jan. 16

Friday, January 2, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Is the economy heading in the right direction as a new year begins?

Sheriff’s office operations continue in DeWitt’s absence

Thursday, January 1, 2015 12:04 a.m.

It’s business as usual at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, spokesman Dan Moon said Wednesday, Dec. 31.

Coroner rules cause of death accidental in fatal New Year’s Eve fire

Thursday, January 1, 2015 10:48 a.m.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury ruled that the cause of death in the fatal New Year’s Eve shed fire in the Wall Street community of Moncks …

Berkeley Co. students shine on stage this month

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:01 p.m.

Winter weather got you feeling blue? Berkeley County School District has the cure: student performances.

Interim Moncks Corner mayor to take oath Friday

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner Town Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Lockliear will be sworn in as the town’s interim mayor in a special ceremony on Friday, Jan. 2. …

SCHP: State agency has authority to arrest Sheriff DeWitt

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:01 a.m.

S.C. Highway Patrol says it had full authority to arrest Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt for a suspected DUI and leaving the scene of an …

County poised for leadership change as 2014 comes to a close

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:13 p.m.

The second installment of The Independent’s look back at 2014 includes some of the highlights of the final six months of the year.

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