County staff looks to reduce costs for businesses

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 a.m.

In the world of permits in Berkeley County, you usually go one of two ways: either you pay per square foot on a project or you pay a fee based on a …

BCSD schools to honor during bus drivers week

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s 223 full-time bus drivers and 63 assistants provide transportation for approximately 20,000 students.

Supervisor: Letter stolen from county personnel files is ‘false’

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:44 a.m.

A county investigation of a letter written more than 10 years ago has concluded that the document, which was allegedly stolen from county personnel …

Berkeley’s Metts leads contingent headed to state

Monday, February 22, 2016 10:18 a.m.

Berkeley freshman Dougie Metts headlines the list of wrestlers competing for state titles in the Upstate this weekend.

Cross aiming higher next season

Sunday, February 21, 2016 7:21 p.m.

The Cross High School girls basketball team continued the trend of good seasons this winter.

Unofficial result: Trump wins in Berkeley County; Cruz edges Rubio UPDATED

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 p.m.

It appears that S.C. Republican voters have spoken: They want to see a Trump presidency.

Inaugural birdhouse competition takes flight

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Colorful, eclectic birdhouses are beginning to briefly dot Berkeley County. The inaugural Berkeley County birdhouse competition drew 16 entries, but …

Schools could begin on Aug. 15 with draft calendar

Saturday, February 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s school board members unanimously approved the first of two readings for the 2016-2017 instructional calendar …

Election director: County could be on track for record turnout UPDATED

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Voters are turning up at the polls in what could be record numbers, according to Berkeley County elections Director Adam Hammons.

Cormorant ‘removal’ returns on lakes


Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The cormorant is a protected species. The cormorant is a fish-eating pest. So specially licensed shooters will be culling the birds on the Marion- …

Where’s the gym?

Friday, February 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

If Willie Powell could ask the Moncks Corner community only one question, it’s likely Powell would choose “Where’s the gym? …

Moncks Corner mayor appointed to MASC board

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner mayor Michael Lockliear has been named to the board of the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) to represent the Berkeley- …

Bonneau woman killed in Macedonia wreck UPDATED

Thursday, February 18, 2016 2:13 p.m.

A Bonneau woman was killed during an early hours vehicle wreck near the Macedonia community, according to a Berkeley County coroner’s report released to media Thursday.

Federal grant awarded to support Volvo site

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded a $1.65 million grant to Berkeley County for the construction of a new regional sewer system to support automaker Volvo’s first U.S. manufacturing facility, according to a recent statement from the department.

Vilsack visits Moncks Corner, meets with landowners

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The view magnificent, a trek from Yvonne Cooper-Carter’s back door to the edge of the family-owned land lined with trees is a short one.

Water conservation workshop for teachers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:26 p.m.

Berkeley Soil & Water Conservation District is sponsoring the second annual teacher’s workshop.

County council officially says ‘no’ to closing Gitmo

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:25 p.m.

Berkeley County Council will send Congress a simple message: don’t close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and don’t house those …

Career fair for students seeking summer employment in Berkeley County

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:35 p.m.

The Berkeley County School District and the Exchange Club of Cane Bay will host The Free Teen Summer Job Expo for Berkeley County students from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Cane Bay High School.

District to legislators: More money needed for growth

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 10:30 a.m.

As a growth impact analysis came to a close last year, analysts estimated eight new schools needed to be constructed in Berkeley County to the sum of …

Guerry optimistic about next season

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:01 p.m.

St. John’s Christian boys basketball coach Steve Guerry is optimistic about next winter.

Redhawks get in 7 on 7 scrimmage

Sunday, February 14, 2016 11:32 p.m.

Receiver Colin Bender became the Carolina Redhawks’ first two-time practice player of the week on Saturday.

‘Keep Berkeley Beautiful’ proposed for county

Friday, February 12, 2016 1:06 p.m.

A Berkeley County Water and Sanitation staffmember has proposed the county open a local affiliate of a national program that coordinates businesses …

S.C. forest industry lost $100M last year SCFC raises estimate of forestry’s economic impact

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Forestry Commission has raised its estimate of economic impact loss to the state’s forest products industry from last year’s historic flooding to $100 million.

Heritage girls making valentines for vets

Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:01 p.m.

The American Heritage Girls Troop SC9212 at Palmetto Land Baptist Church have been making Valentines for Veterans in the Lowcountry for four years. …

Long signs with Limestone

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley High School senior Danny Long recalls not being allowed to play football on the rec team because of his size.

Baseball tournaments on horizon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The sounds of baseballs pinging off bats and the subsequent applause is about to return for county fans of America’s favorite pastime. …

Sumter man sentence on tax evasion charge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA, SC -- United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated that Neal Dennis, of Sumter, South Carolina, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in federal court. In September 2015, Dennis pled guilty to an attempt to evade tax, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7201. After Dennis completes the term of imprisonment, he will be …

PSA chairman of the board receives “Commander’s Public Service Award”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Chairman of the Board for Palmetto Scholar’s Academy, Stacy Lindbergh, received the “Commander’s Public Service Award,” a U.S. military honor, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for PSA’s new facility on Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 23.

Judge agrees to let former Berkeley official Amy Kovach remain out of jail


Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:27 a.m.

The former communications director for Berkeley County School District said she got bad advice from a previous lawyer that landed her in court Monday …

South American virus brings worry to Lowcountry moms

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:21 p.m.

Susie Cales is 15 weeks pregnant and she has plenty to worry about but the virus linked to microcephaly in babies will not be one of those things …

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