One-third of Berkeley Co. students fail history test

Saturday, October 4, 2014 11:08 a.m.

End-of-course exam scores are rising across the state and in Berkeley County, but still more than 30 percent of county students are failing the U.S. history/Constitution exam and nearly 20 percent are failing the English exam.

Conversation with the School Board District 4 Candidate: Jeff Reuer UPDATED

The Independent

Saturday, October 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Jeff Reuer sat down with the staff of the Gazette and voters during the Oct. 1 Conversation with the Candidates event at Sangaree library.

Conversation with the School Board District 4 Candidate: Shannon Lee UPDATED

The Independent

Saturday, October 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Shannon Lee sat down with the staff of the Gazette and voters during the Oct. 1 Conversation with the Candidates event at Sangaree library.

County attorney resigns from post UPDATED

Friday, October 3, 2014 2:24 p.m.

Berkeley County attorney Nicole Scott Ewing has resigned from her post, according to county human resources Director Denise Mitchum and the attorney’s new employer Nexsen Pruet LLC.

Interstate accident claims 2

Friday, October 3, 2014 4:28 p.m.

A 26-year-old New York man and a 43-year-old North Carolina woman were killed Friday in an accident on I-26 in Berkeley County.

Moncks Corner PD warns of possible scam

The Independent

Friday, October 3, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Moncks Corner Police Department has issued a warning to residents about a possible scam involving curb address painting.

Pinson sisters share tough love on the court

Friday, October 3, 2014 2:06 p.m.

If you’re expecting stuffed animals and unicorns with this story, you’re not going to get it. Not with these sisters.

Just what the doctor ordered, Stags win 27-21 UPDATED

Friday, October 3, 2014 10:18 p.m.

What a difference a month makes.

Deer hunting returns to Bonneau Ferry WMA

Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:41 a.m.

Deer hunting has returned to the 10,700-acre Bonneau Ferry Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Berkeley County, where a variety of hunting …

Cypress Gardens Road bridge reopened UPDATED

Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:35 p.m.

The Cypress Gardens Road bridge damaged five months ago in a train derailment reopened at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Man arrested after reported road rage incident

Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:01 a.m.

A Moncks Corner man was arrested after police say he was seen on video punching a man in the face at a middle school parking lot following a road …

Red Cross assists Bonneau family

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 8:18 a.m.

The American Red Cross assisted a Bonneau family of three adults and three children after their home on Pooshee Plantation Way was destroyed by fire …

State: No compensation for accidents caused by deer

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Despite a persistent rumor, neither the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) nor any other state agency will compensate motorists for injuries …

Home Telecom’s Oliver elected to national board

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:27 a.m.

The Rural Broadband Association recently elected Home Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations Keith Oliver to serve on their board of …

Moncks Corner man dies in accidental fall aboard cruise ship

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:57 p.m.

An Associated Press report says a 20-year-old man from Moncks Corner has died in an accidental fall aboard a cruise ship in Miami.

Cross Rural FD to hold board member elections Oct. 7

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:54 p.m.

The Cross Rural Fire Dept. will hold its CRFD board member election on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. at the Cross Rural Fire Dept. station house on Ranger Drive in Cross.

Boy Scout trailer stolen in Sangaree

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:10 p.m.

A Summerville Boy Scout troop trailer was reportedly stolen from the troop leader’s Sangaree home Monday, Sept. 29.

Simmons captures Yard of the Month honors

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:54 p.m.

Members of the Belle Isle Garden Club have honored Alberta Simmons of Thomas Walters Road in Pineville with the September Yard of the Month Award. …

Man pleads guilty to 2012 murder

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:08 p.m.

A man was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for the 2012 shooting death of a 31-year-old man, according to reports.

Whitesville Elementary students to design new stamp

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:50 a.m.

Students from Whitesville Elementary School made their annual visit to the U.S. Post Office branch in Moncks Corner as part of a Social Studies …

Tanner/Foster Creek school site presentation Sept. 30

Monday, September 29, 2014 7:49 a.m.

Berkeley County School District Superintendent Rodney Thompson said at least one proposal will be offered as the new Tanner/Foster Creek elementary school site during a special community meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Goose Creek Primary.

Council expresses intent to fix law enforcement overtime

The Independent

Monday, September 29, 2014 3:22 p.m.

County Council passed a resolution during the Sept. 22 meeting expressing its intent to fix overtime pay for Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Lady Cavs battle it out against JIC

Sunday, September 28, 2014 11:20 a.m.

In the end, it proved to be too much serve by the James Island Christian Lady Lions.

SCDOT official: Sunshine needed to finish, open Cypress Gardens Road UPDATED

The Independent

Saturday, September 27, 2014 10:05 a.m.

Blame it on the rain.

Dispose of old drugs Saturday UPDATED

Friday, September 26, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity Saturday to prevent pill …

Santee Cooper offers free LED bulbs

Friday, September 26, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Santee Cooper will be giving away highly efficient LED bulbs to its residential customers beginning Monday, Oct. 6, as a way to promote energy …

Wolves stay perfect with 22-15 win over Stags

Friday, September 26, 2014 11:54 p.m.

The Timberland Wolves decided the best defense was a meticulous offense, winning the game of ball control to down the Berkeley Stags 22-15 before a …

School board member resigns before completion of term

Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:25 a.m.

Berkeley County School Board member Sheldon Etheridge has tendered his resignation less than two months before the expiration of his final term on the board.

Fire and Smoke Shak roasts cookoff competition

Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:20 p.m.

The team of Fire and Smoke Shak, captained by Jack Fulton, took home the Frank Wilson trophy at the 18th Annual 2014 Berkeley Lion’s Club BBQ Cookoff. …

Man dies almost nine years after shooting

Thursday, September 25, 2014 2:01 p.m.

A Wando man has died from complications of wounds he suffered in a 2005 shooting in the Cainhoy area, according to Berkeley County coroner Bill Salisbury.

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