County OKs backyard chickens for large lots

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The chickens have finally come home to roost in Berkeley County.

BCSO reserve deputy arrested on domestic violence charge

Monday, January 26, 2015 5:05 p.m.

A Berkeley County reserve sheriff’s deputy was arrested Sunday on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, as …

St. Stephen man killed in house fire UPDATED

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:43 p.m.

A St. Stephen man who died in a house fire early Monday, Jan. 26, has been identifed.

Girl Scouts excited about 2015 cookie season

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:03 p.m.

Last year, when Elizabeth Murray’s stepdaughter was selling Girl Scout cookies, a relative in Oregon wanted to buy some morsels.

Top spellers honored; Bonner’s Terrific Kids program underway

Monday, January 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Each month Bonner Elementary School recognize students for displaying a certain trait that is taught district-wide. Bonner counselor Katie Severe is …

Students push against schedule change; district stays the course

Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A young voice — representing the Stratford student body — questioned Berkeley County School District’s proposed high school …

Senator John Matthews honored by state chamber

Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce honored legislators who had a perfect score on the 2014 Legislative Scorecard, including upper Berkeley County …

Martin Luther King Day Parade

Friday, January 23, 2015 3:28 p.m.

Martin Luther King Day Parade

O so sweet: Daniel Island student wins Berkeley County School District bee

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Arrogant, epoch, harbinger, tautology, and Machiavellian. Those were some of the words that middle schooler Hannah O spelled correctly to win the …

Death in ‘car surfing’ case ruled accidental UPDATED

Friday, January 23, 2015 1:07 p.m.

Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury released the autopsy findings of the Sangaree “car surfing” death case, and has ruled the death …

Former Stag star tops in nation in triple jump

Friday, January 23, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Leanna Morrison, the most decorated athlete in Berkeley Stags history, is already making her mark on the University of South Carolina, the SEC, and …

Economists predict best year since Great Recession for county

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

A rising tide lifts all boats, including Berkeley County. That’s the good news being forecasted for the county’s economy this year.

Lockliear era begins in Moncks Corner

Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Lockliear began his term as Interim Mayor as he convened his first town council meeting on Jan. 20.

SLED investigating Hanahan P.D. for DeWitt stop

Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:25 p.m.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the Hanahan Police Department for its handling of the traffic stop of Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt.

MCPD reports home burglary attempt

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:20 p.m.

Moncks Corner Police Department detectives are investigating an early morning burglary attempt in town.

Aiken-Taylor files candidacy for Moncks Corner Mayor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:02 a.m.

Moncks Corner Town Councilwoman Tonia Aiken-Taylor has made the contest for mayor of Moncks Corner a two-candidate race.

Man found in Sangaree dies; investigation continues UPDATED

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 4:42 p.m.

A man found unconscious and bleeding early Monday, Jan. 19, in the Sangaree area has died.

School chief search holds public input meetings

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The search for a new superintendent to lead Berkeley County schools has begun, and the Berkeley County Board of Education wants input from the …

Berkeley County celebrates Dr. King

The Independent

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The harmonies of liberty rang loud and rang true Monday, as Berkeley County paid tribute to an American hero.

Eutawville woman ID’d in fatal crash

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:52 a.m.

A Eutawville woman has been identified as the victim in a fatal wreck Monday afternoon, Jan. 19, on County Line Road, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said.

State’s drought designation lifted

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:26 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Jan. 15, removed the incipient drought declaration statewide.

Red Cross helping Bonneau family after residential fire

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 10:24 a.m.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers are assisting five individuals whose home, located on Long Acre Drive in Bonneau, was destroyed in a fire early Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Former Stags gridiron star named to All-Region team

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Former Berkeley Stags gridiron star and Limestone College freshman Joshua Simmons was named to the Beyond Sports Network Foundation Division II …

Man found wounded in Sangaree

Monday, January 19, 2015 1:09 p.m.

A man was found wounded by the side of a road early Monday, Jan. 19, in the Sangaree area, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s spokesman Dan Moon.

Councilman and attorney meets with ‘Guys and Ties’ at BMS

Monday, January 19, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Moncks Corner attorney and Berkeley County Councilman Steve Davis met with eighth grade Berkeley Middle students this month in the “Guys and …

Sanford visits with constituents

Sunday, January 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford spent a little time – lunchtime, actually – with area constituents last week.

Lockliear files candidacy for Moncks Corner mayor

Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Pro Tem Mike Lockliear is an official candidate for mayor.

School board recognizes undefeated Timberland

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 p.m.

During the Jan. 13 school board meeting, Timberland’s varsity football players were recognized for their undefeated record and second state …

Rozier elected chairman of SCDOT Commission

Friday, January 16, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Jim Rozier has been elected chairman of the the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission.

Players make their mark as basketball action heats up

Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The region schedules for area basketball teams are underway, with play beginning this week and on through the playoffs in middle February.

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