Red Cross assists Pineville family

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:16 a.m.

The American Red Cross assisted a Pineville family of three adults and two children after their home on Matilda Circle was destroyed by fire damage …

‘Sober or Slammer’ campaign begins

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:10 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety partnered with local hospitals, first responders, and law enforcement agencies across the state today …

$1 million! Cane Bay store sells winning lottery ticket UPDATED

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:28 a.m.

A Cane Bay area grocery store has sold a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million, according to a S.C. Education Lottery press release.

BBQ Cook-off set for September

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 8:15 a.m.

The 18th Annual Berkeley BBQ Cook-off sponsored by the Moncks Corner Lions Club will be held Sept. 19-20 at Old Santee Canal State Park.

Cross woman dead, hit-and-run suspected UPDATED

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:58 a.m.

A Cross woman was found on the side of the road dead Tuesday night, Aug. 19, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run, according to Berkeley County …

Berkeley County students return to school

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:24 a.m.

Berkeley County students returned to school Tuesday for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

BCSO arrests 3 meth suspects in Moncks Corner

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:06 a.m.

Deputies with the Drug Enforcement Unit of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on methamphetamine charges on Monday, Aug. 18. …

Jobless rate continues to increase in Berkeley County

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Berkeley County’s jobless rate continued to increase in July, according to numbers released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

Inmates being treated after ‘respiratory reaction’ UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:13 p.m.

Some Berkeley County prisoners are being treated at Trident Hospital Tuesday.

Fumes force evacuation of some inmates at Hill-Finklea UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:43 p.m.

Maintenance work at Hill-Finklea Detention center in Moncks Corner released chemical fumes and forced the evacuation of some prisoners Tuesday, according to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Moon.

Students and teachers return to school UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 1:36 p.m.

While the calender says fall won’t arrive until Sept. 21, summer officially ended locally on Aug. 19 as the doors of Berkeley County schools opened …

Timberland High assistant principal named Assistant Principal of the Year UPDATED

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Berkeley County School District has named its 2014 Principals and Assistant Principals of the Year.

Dream of health clinic a reality

Monday, August 18, 2014 7:18 a.m.

More than 30 years ago, a group of concerned citizens and community leaders in Cross dreamed of bringing to its residents a facility to address their …

Deputy involved in accident leaves BCSO

The Independent

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:44 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy involved in an automobile accident last week has resigned after it was found that he was driving with a …

Ridgeville man killed in crash

Monday, August 18, 2014 8:54 a.m.

A 55-year-old Ridgeville man died Sunday in a Berkeley County traffic accident.

BCSO urges caution on first day of school

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:14 p.m.

School starts Tuesday, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for heavy traffic.

School board filing closes: Race features five nonincumbents

The Independent

Sunday, August 17, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Filing has officially closed for Berkeley County school board candidates, and every district except one will have two candidates vying for the seat. …

Back to School: Stag freshmen stampede

The Independent

Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Berkeley High’s incoming freshman class got a sneak peak at their new school Friday. During the annual Stag Stampede, freshmen got their schedules …

Online program gets first nod from school board

The Independent

Friday, August 15, 2014 2:01 p.m.

Berkeley County school board approved the first of two readings to establish an online educational program Aug. 12.

BCSO deputy in wreck identified

Friday, August 15, 2014 7:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy involved in a traffic accident Monday night has been identified by the S.C. Highway Patrol as Justice Jenkins.

Sheriff’s office settles religious freedom lawsuit’s legal fees

The Independent

Thursday, August 14, 2014 7:01 a.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office will pay a $35,000 settlement of lawyer fees to end a First Amendment lawsuit that claimed it violated the religious …

Man reports carjacking in Sangaree

Thursday, August 14, 2014 2:20 p.m.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a carjacking in Sangaree, according to reports.

Abernathy sentenced in meth explosion case

The Gazette

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:37 p.m.

Shonni Abernathy was sentenced Tuesday in Charleston federal court to 30 years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine lab explosion in 2012 that …

School board stands with City of Hanahan to move forward on school

The Independent

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 2:01 p.m.

A Brooklyn accent shook the Berkeley County School District boardroom Tuesday night and rallied two divided sides unable to agree on the site for a …

New insurance rating means good news for town

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:35 a.m.

The Town of Moncks Corner announced its new insurance rating this week — and it’s good news for residents.

Auction firm announces American LaFrance asset auction

The Independent

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:01 p.m.

The Branford Group will host the auction of American LaFrance’s remaining assets beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the offsite location of …

Football celebration set for Aug. 24 at CSU

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 2:52 p.m.

Football season is fast approaching, and Summerville Communications is so excited it’s throwing a pep rally for the entire community.

Extension of road tax on November ballot

The Independent

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Berkeley County voters will decide if they want to renew the county’s one-cent sales transportation tax this November.

Matlock pleads guilty to murders UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:46 p.m.

Caleb Brad Matlock pleaded guilty to the murder of two young women Monday, abruptly ending a trial in a case that rocked Berkeley County two years …

Berkeley cheerleaders ready for new year – and coach

Monday, August 11, 2014 7:31 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags cheerleading program has a new coach.

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