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Guest Editorial: Rep. Joe Jefferson UPDATED

Guest Editorial: Rep. Joe Jefferson

For the Independent

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:59 a.m.

The House of Representatives amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4776, the “South Carolina Education School Facilities Act.” The …

Republican Women’s Tea

Republican Women’s Tea
Friday, May 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their annual membership tea at the lovely home of Betty and Keith Gourdin in Pineville.

Republican Women’s Tea

Republican Women’s Tea
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their annual membership tea at the lovely home of Betty and Keith Gourdin in Pineville.

Macedonia Newsline: Come out for MCAP meeting

Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church has scheduled its VBS date and time. “Encounter the God of the Universe” at its “To the Edge VBS” this summer.

Teachers are our great unsung heroes

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I might be a little late but it’s always “better to be late than never,” as the saying goes. Last week, Monday, May 2nd to Friday, May 6th was teacher appreciation week this year; and if there was ever a group of people in our society that deserves special accolades for what they do it is our teachers. …

Moore recognized with auditorium dedication

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:04 p.m.

Community residents, members of the Berkeley County Board of Trustees, and district superintendent, Cross High School officials and staff, various …

Mental health awareness walk brings providers together for a common cause

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:02 p.m.

The truth about mental health is that in America virtually every family has a relative whose life’s story is told through the lens of someone battling mental health issues.

Town of St. Stephen plans community lunch

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:02 p.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will include barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw and more.

Aetna dental to provide free care

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:03 p.m.

All South Carolinians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. South Carolina Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in 2009.

Macedonia Newsline: There’s always something happening in the community

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:01 a.m.

Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church will having a Friendship Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. May 15. If you don’t have a home church, you are invited to join in the Family Life Worship Center for a hearty country breakfast of grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy and more.

Williams: Things and times have changed

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:05 a.m.

I have often heard people older than I am say things and times have changed. But the reference was usually to the positive advances of technology, the impact of science on all phases of life, the advances in medicine and the consequent changes those and other things have brought about in our lives.

Let us a imitate God in all we do

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:02 a.m.

When I was a child I remember my mother telling me, “Now Charlie…you don’t have to speak every thought that comes into your mind…” I had a habit of speaking out loud what I was thinking. As a parent, I have one child who has “inherited” that trait from me. I often find myself telling her the same, …

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church plans for 50th anniversary

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:03 a.m.

The initial planning meeting for the 50th Anniversary Celebrating St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, Moncks Corner, was April 5 at the parish office. …

Flooding drops visitors to Congaree National Park by 27 percent

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

(AP) — South Carolina’s only national park saw a 27 percent drop in visitors in 2015 after massive flooding in October inundated trails and knocked out bridges on routes into the park.

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads is returning May 4. The local market, located on North Main Street between …

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:33 a.m.

Students demonstrating the March character trait of Perseverance are as followed: Gracen Thomas, Emma Casselman, Michael LaSalle, Dylan Pipkin, …

Clemson Extension opens new office at county admin building

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:15 a.m.

The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.

46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival runs through May 7

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Be sure to put the 46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival, which runs through May 7 in Jamestown, on your calendar now.

Hill Street ditch in Moncks Corner could get improvements UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:18 a.m.

MONCKS CORNER — A deep ditch that some consider dangerous could get improved soon, but some question how the bill will be paid.

dquick@postandcourier.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.

Retired physician and outdoorsman Frank Middleton is familiar with both infectious diseases and tick bites.

Small Town Restoration Golf Tournament planned for June

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:29 a.m.

The Small Town Restoration Inc., will conduct its annual golf tournament, at 10 a.m., June 11 at the Walker Creek Golf Course, St. Stephen.

Williams: The weather changes and so does life

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Warm weather is approaching us again. This time to stay. I hope. We are past the middle of April and it is about time for the weather to settle down. I have heard people blame the weather for a number of different illnesses. The explanation is that the weather changes so often and quickly you never really know how to dress. Which leads me to a …

Work to build loving relationships

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Today I want to give you three ways that loving relationships are built in the church. First, they are built in unity. These traits are found in the first part of Ephesians 4.

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy UPDATED

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy

For the Independent

Monday, April 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Hood’s Chapel UM Church on Friday, April 8 was very successful. Thanks to everyone that helped with the …

Late blight found on tomatoes in Beaufort County UPDATED

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By Anthony Keinath, Zachary Snipes and Jim Melvin

Judkins graduates from basic training

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:22 a.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica R. Judkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner recognized at state conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:58 a.m.

The Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner, an auxiliary of the Moncks Corner Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter, won first place among similar auxiliary chapters for the work done in its communities. The group garnered the title of State Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of the Year, during the recent state leadership conference conducted in …

Williams: The choices we make have lasting consequences

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

I remember the question that the gentleman asked me that day. It was not a question I could answer in specifics, only generalities. But I believe it was more a rhetorical question born out of the desperation of the moment, rather than a question he thought I could really answer.

Macedonia Newsline: Busy days at Macedonia Middle

Macedonia Newsline: Busy days at Macedonia Middle

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School will have a Book Fair the week of April 18-22.

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 …

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