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16 arrested in undercover Berkeley prostitution sting

16 arrested in undercover Berkeley prostitution sting
Monday, May 16, 2016 5:26 p.m.

Sixteen people were arrested Friday during a prostitution sweep in Berkeley County, according to authorities.

Stags lose 10 seniors

Stags lose 10 seniors
Monday, May 16, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Berkeley High School’s baseball team just finished a season that has some impressive accomplishments to speak of, much like the few springs on …

St. Stephen teacher named rookie teacher of the year

St. Stephen teacher named rookie teacher of the year
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District has named St. Stephen Elementary’s Dorian Palladino, a Special Education teacher, as the 2016 Rookie Teacher …

Girl Scout Troop 170 of Berkeley County sells a whopping 11,264 boxes

Girl Scout Troop 170 of Berkeley County sells a whopping 11,264 boxes
Sunday, May 15, 2016 1:54 p.m.

The girls of Girl Scout Troop 170 of Berkeley County have got mad cookie-selling skills. The girls sold 11,264 boxes of cookies in total, including 4, …

Mepkin Abbey consultant, former top county staffer runs for S.C. House District 100

Friday, May 13, 2016 3:43 p.m.

A Berkeley County business consultant will attempt to run as a petition candidate for the general election for the now-empty S.C. House District 100.

What you need to know before going boating in Berkeley County

Friday, May 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Janet Brown Jurosko, Berkeley County auditor, recently offered help to Berkeley County residents of Berkeley County with a county press release regarding marine equipment. Her office’s release is as follows:

‘A good sight to see:’ Hundreds of jobs announced for St. Stephen UPDATED

‘A good sight to see:’ Hundreds of jobs announced for St. Stephen
Thursday, May 12, 2016 11:26 a.m.

Walter Hill saw the heyday of manufacturing in the rural town of St. Stephen, and then he saw its collapse. As a retired school teacher, he saw …

Oyster, clam harvesting to end

For the Independent

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

Wild oyster season is scooping its way to a finish. The harvesting season comes to a close May 15, state regulators have announced.

Davis leaving Cross for Summerville UPDATED

Davis leaving Cross for Summerville
Thursday, May 12, 2016 10:31 p.m.

It was a tough decision for Calvin Davis but one he ultimately felt he had to make.

Michaela McCants

Michaela McCants
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Michaela McCants was 13 years old when she told her softball coach it was her last year playing softball.

Youth fishing rodeo begins Saturday morning UPDATED

Youth fishing rodeo begins Saturday morning
Thursday, May 12, 2016 4:31 p.m.

Goose Creek’s youth fishing rodeo, free to children 16 and under, will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the lake behind the …

School board: Administrators to decide transgendered bathroom use for now UPDATED

School board: Administrators to decide transgendered bathroom use for now
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 10:18 a.m.

Until a federal appeals court decision has been finalized, Berkeley County school administrators will manage all transgendered student requests for …

An alligator’s connundrum: swamp life or the streets UPDATED

An alligator’s connundrum: swamp life or the streets
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

“It’s springtime and it’s mating season,” said Old Santee Canal Park’s historical education coordinator, Mary Bell. …

Conversation with the Candidates: County Council District 3 Republican Ken Gunn

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

Councilman Ken Gunn, R-District 3, is in his first term. He is seeking his second term on council. Gunn lives in Spring Grove Plantation with his wife of 45 years. He is a Vietnam veteran, a former employee of GE Plastics, a former medic and a former volunteer firefighter.

District superintendent wraps up her first school year in Berkeley County

District superintendent wraps up her first school year in Berkeley County
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County School District Superintendent Brenda Blackburn spoke with Berkeley Chamber of Commerce members the morning of May 6. Blackburn, who …

Conversation with the Candidates: County Council District 3 Republican Elaine Barnette

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

Elaine Barnett is running for County Council District 3. It’s her first time running for political office. Barnett is a Goose Creek native. She is a chaplain at Calvary Church of God in Christ and has worked for many Christian radio programs.

SJCA turns 50

SJCA turns 50
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:08 p.m.

For St. John’s Christian Academy, the pursuit of academic excellence began when The Lord Berkeley Academy (LBA) was established to serve the …

‘Fast-moving’ wildfire damages 50-65 acres near Cane Bay

‘Fast-moving’ wildfire damages 50-65 acres near Cane Bay
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:17 p.m.

Dry conditions and high winds contributed to a fast-moving wildfire that threatened residences and structures off of State Road, also known as …

Hell Hole Swamp Festival BBQ Kickoff

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:51 p.m.

Hell Hole Swamp Festival BBQ Kickoff. (Photos by Katie Florimibio)

SJCA UPDATED

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:28 p.m.

The 50th year

New cobia regulations seek to rebuild South Carolina fishery

Monday, May 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Responding to concerns from the public and data collected by S.C. Department of Natural Resources biologists, the South Carolina General Assembly …

Enthusiasm high at Cross spring practice

Enthusiasm high at Cross spring practice
Monday, May 9, 2016 8:01 a.m.

Cross High School football coach Shaun Wright and the Trojans have taken to the practice field this month to start figuring out who they will be this …

Local crime UPDATED

Local crime
Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:54 a.m.

According to a police report, a woman was caught on Hwy 52 in Moncks Corner May 3 for driving under suspension for the second time while also driving …

Stags capture third straight district title

Stags capture third straight district title
Sunday, May 8, 2016 6:17 p.m.

Berkeley baseball coach Landy Cox says Robbie Harrleson is all of five-foot nothing and barely 100 pounds.

‘Fast-moving’ wildfire closes 176; fire now contained UPDATED

‘Fast-moving’ wildfire closes 176; fire now contained
Sunday, May 8, 2016 6:28 p.m.

A large, fast-moving wildfire has been 100 percent contained near Cane Bay off Highway 176.

Money Raised Will Support Mental Health H.E.R.O.E.S.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 10:55 a.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.

Democratic candidate for District 15 Lloyd drops out UPDATED

Friday, May 6, 2016 9:15 a.m.

One of two candidates seeking the Democratic nod for S.C. House District 15 has announced intentions to drop out of the race.

Timberland senior dies in car wreck UPDATED

Timberland senior dies in car wreck
Friday, May 6, 2016 9:22 a.m.

Timberland High senior Katelyn Moore, 18, of Bonneau has died following a vehicle collision at 4:30 p.m. May 5, according to Berkeley County Coroner …

Senator Scott Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stimulate Local Economies in Impoverished Communities

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, has introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) joined Scott to introduce the bill, which offers a …

Changes come to distribution of emergency fire fund

Friday, May 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has made changes to how rural fire departments qualify for emergency funds and what happens to leftover funds.

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