St. Stephen Elementary School has winners

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 a.m.

Congratulations to Vickie Chen, a fifth-grade student at St. Stephen Elementary School for winning the South Carolina Economics Poster Contest. We …

Mother & Daughter Banquet set for May 14

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

The Queens Mother & Daughter Banquet will be at 5 p.m. on May 14 at Berkeley Middle School. The honorarium guest speaker is Diane Barrino, inspiring mother of American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winner, Fantasia Barrino. Drawings will take place for lots of goodies and door prizes. No daughter is too young and no mom is too old. Tickets are …

Macedonia Newsline: Many events occuring through April

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Ladies from “Grace Home,” in Santee will be our guest during our Worship Service, on Sunday, April 10. Bring a covered dish, and join us for fellowship afterwards.

Williams: Out of Easter, but may Easter never be out of us

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

I walked into a store I frequently visit to purchase a few items, and while paying the cashier I remarked that Easter was behind us now and I noticed it in the changing display in the store. She smiled and responded by letting me know that summer and spring are the seasons in focus now and before you know it you will be seeing hints of Halloween, …

It’s time to celebrate at St. Stephen Catfish Festival starting Friday

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The annual St. Stephen Catfish Festival will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday this year and last until Sunday. There will be crafts, food, entertainment, rides and all types of vendors. For the first time, there will be helicopter rides over the town. The festival will be located at the Alice Price Park. This event will be fun and something for everyone. …

Williams: The soap opera of presidential politics

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 a.m.

I have never been a fan of soap operas, so I know very little about them except that they are time wasters and entertainment for those who have nothing better to do but get involved in the make believe lives of others. I was never able to figure out what was entertaining about soap operas. Many of the things I saw or heard happen when by accident, …

Resurrection provides hope of new life for all to enjoy

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:04 a.m.

This past Sunday at churches across the world, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated. Because Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, those who turn from their sins and place their faith in him will also, one day, be resurrected.

Youth Apprenticeship Application Being Accepted

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Businesses from around the Lowcountry are offering 16- to to 18-year-old students and 2016 high school graduates opportunities to learn while they earn through Youth Apprenticeship Program, established in 2014 through the collaboration of economic and educational leaders in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Berkeley High graduate serves with Naval Beach Group TWO UPDATED

Berkeley High graduate serves with Naval Beach Group TWO
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A 2014 Berkeley High School graduate and Charleston native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Naval Beach Group TWO (NBG 2).

Macedonia Newsline: Bonner Elementary students Jump Rope for Heart UPDATED

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Bonner Elementary participated in Jump Rope For Heart with a great turnout of donations. Tracy Younts, event coordinator said, “I’m really proud of the students, staff, and community. We raised $8,278.79. We would like to thank all that placed donations.” The top winners were: first place, Makayla Watkins, $2,755; second place, …

Wise Words from Williams: Gone but not forgotten: In memory of officers Lonnie Wells and Marcus Stiles

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

It doesn’t seem that long. Sometimes it seems like just the other day. But it happened in 2007.

Take time to remember truth of Easter holiday

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Easter is this Sunday. Across the nation, many people will be attending a church. Some will be attending church for the first time in a while. Others will be attending like they always do, week after week. But, whatever one’s church attendance pattern is like, Easter Sunday is the one day of the year where Christians across the globe …

Barnes: Woman’s Baptist Convention annual Tea

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

The Woman’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina will conduct its annual Rainbow Tea, 2 -5 p.m., April 9 at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center, 4750 Abraham Ave., North Charleston.

Meeting and greeting

Meeting and greeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women hosted a “Meet and Greet” on March 7 at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative for the elected …

Macedonia Newsline: The community is staying busy

Friday, March 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

On Friday Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church men and women’s ministries will have a barbecue fundraiser. Plates are $8 and include barbecue, hash and rice, candied yams, cole slaw, bread, and pound cake. Lunch deliveries can be made to area businesses (Moncks Corner, Goose Creek, and other surrounding areas). Contact Ryan Wiggins at …

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:14 a.m.

The Town of St. Stephen and Berkeley County Water and Sanitation will sponsor an annual town clean-up day on Saturday. Volunteers are needed to pick up trash on every street. Everyone is needed to participate in this community wide clean-up. Group participation is strongly suggested. Call Town Hall at 843-567-3597 with a head count from your …

Coulter completes training, serving in South Korea

Coulter completes training, serving in South Korea
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Airman Macy Coulter graduated in August 2015 from the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. …


Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:15 a.m.

The Moncks Corner Baptist church conducted its annual World Day of Prayer Breakfast program on March 5. The program began with a moving devotional …

BCSD students to compete at National Geographic State Bee

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Logan Agnew, an eighth-grade student at Cane Bay Middle School, and Daniel Poch, an eighth-grade student at Daniel Island School, both have qualified for and will compete in the National Geographic State Bee in Columbia.

Meeting and greeting

Meeting and greeting
Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:34 p.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women hosted a “Meet and Greet” on Monday night at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative for the elected …

Berkeley graduate completes USAF basic training

Sunday, March 13, 2016 8:35 p.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman first Class Gregory D. Butler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen …

Jamestown Loop: St. Stephen Elementary Holds Parents as Leaders Class

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:19 p.m.

St. Stephen Elementary will host its monthly “Parents As Leaders” class at 10 a.m. March 9. Please come out and support this event. Contact Rosalind Banks for more information at 843-567-2813.

Macedonia Newsline: Macedonia Middle students are Quiz Bowl champs

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:18 p.m.

Congratulations to the Macedonia Middle School Quiz Bowl Team! Level 1 students placed first in social studies and third in writing composition. Level 2 students placed first in math and third in social studies. The level 2 team tied for the overall Berkeley County School District Quiz Bowl winner.

Wise Words from Williams: Ugliness is contagious

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:18 p.m.

Don’t be misled by the title at the top of this page. I am not talking about looks. When it comes to good looks or beauty I disqualify myself. Rather, I am talking about behavior. But behavior for many people is a means to a greater end; at least a greater end in their minds. We behave a certain way because we want to achieve a certain end. …

Trilogy: Pan Hellenic Council Members join community awareness efforts

Trilogy:  Pan Hellenic Council Members join community awareness efforts
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:17 p.m.

In a show of fraternal camaraderie and support, members of the Moncks Corner Pan Hellenic Council joined with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority State …

Things we can’t help but think about

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:27 a.m.

I have a 3-year-old daughter who can be a little bossy at times. When she was 2 years old and learning to talk more she went through a stage where when I gave her instruction she would tell me: “You can’t say that.” It kind of became a running joke in the family. Here is this little toddler telling me what I can and cannot say. …

Will Fulmore photos to be on display

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:27 a.m.

Looking Past, photographs by Will Fulmore will be on view March 5 to April 16 at the McClellanville Arts Center, 733 Pinckney St. in McClellanville.

Macedonia Newslines: Bonner Elementary Celebrated Terrific Kids For the Month UPDATED

Macedonia Newslines: Bonner Elementary Celebrated Terrific Kids For the Month

For the Independent

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 10:26 a.m.

H.E. Bonner celebrated 33 Terrific Kids for displaying the character traits of kindness and compassion in February.

Williams: A changed and changing world

Thursday, February 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Culture can accelerate rather quickly. And it can go in both directions. Up or down. It would seem as if it accelerates quicker going down, which would be in keeping with certain natural laws of physics.

Wallace: Telling the truth may be offensive to some

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:52 a.m.

Have you ever decided to not tell the truth? I’m sure you have. Why? What were you afraid of? Upsetting someone? Disappointing someone? Offending someone? I’m convinced that many Christians do not tell the truth of the Gospel in our present day. Why? This article will explore those reasons:

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