County’s only remaining one-room schoolhouse takes funding fight to Columbia UPDATED

The Independent

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:10 a.m.

Just ten minutes outside Moncks Corner, a small wooden building sits along a quiet country road. It doesn’t sit alone, but nestled among neighboring …

Conversation with the Candidates series features District 4 candidates

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:06 a.m.

The two candidates vying for Berkeley County school board’s District 4 seat will discuss issues with voters Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Town Council approves $6.64 million budget

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler’s final budget was approved by town council during its Sept. 16 regular monthly meeting.

Berkeley H.S. student in serious condition after assault UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:08 p.m.

A 15-year-old Berkeley High School student is in serious condition after an apparent assault by another 15-year-old student.

Red Cross plans safety campaign as Hugo anniversary nears

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:51 a.m.

On Sept. 21, the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo’s devastation inflicted on South Carolina, the American Red Cross will launch a landmark …

Bonneau man arrested on meth charges

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:22 p.m.

A Bonneau man is in custody after police there discovered a methamphetamine lab Tuesday, Sept. 16, on West Church Street, according to reports.

Fire destroys Moncks Corner mobile homes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:21 a.m.

A fire destroyed three mobile homes and a shed in Moncks Corner early Tuesday, Sept. 16, according to reports.

Mayor’s final budget set for council approval

Monday, September 15, 2014 1:25 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler’s final budget is set to be approved by town council.

Statewide waterways cleanup set for Sept. 20

Monday, September 15, 2014 7:39 a.m.

The 26th annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Ladson man killed in apartment shooting UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, September 15, 2014 10:01 a.m.

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed the night of Sunday, Sept. 14, at River Ridge apartments in the Goose Creek area, according to Berkeley County …

THS, Berkeley volleyball teams make early strides

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:50 a.m.

Summerville is the New York Yankees of the Lowcountry: Green Wave teams have a knack for winning. Football, basketball, tennis ... and volleyball, …

Literacy program receives $2,000 grant

Saturday, September 13, 2014 9:25 a.m.

A program exposing children to books before they enter elementary school has received $2,000 from a major retailor.

Man dies in wreck; woman charged

The Indpendent

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:23 p.m.

The man killed in a traffic accident Thursday afternoon has been identified as Christopher Hearn, 36, of Summerville.

Unvaccinated 7th graders will not be allowed in public school

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:44 p.m.

Berkeley County School District is taking vaccines seriously.

Moncks Corner business robbed

The Independent

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:01 a.m.

An assistant manager of a Family Dollar store in Moncks Corner was the victim of an attempted armed robbery Aug. 17, according to a police report.

Child hit by vehicle dies UPDATED

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:23 a.m.

A child struck by a vehicle on Domingo Drive on Friday morning has died, Berkeley County Coronor Bill Salisbury said.

Berkeley Hall of Fame inducts 2014 class

Friday, September 12, 2014 8:14 a.m.

They are a little older. A little grayer at the temples. Decades removed from their time as high school athletes.

Cane Bay snake-bites Stags 3-0 on late field goal

Friday, September 12, 2014 10:47 p.m.

In a game where the majority of the highlights came from Mother Nature, Cane Bay kicker Phillip Jackson’s 34-yard boot with 10 seconds remaining on …

FEMA focuses on disaster readiness in September

Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:04 a.m.

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

School bus routes to be overhauled for efficiency

The Independent

Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:56 p.m.

Berkeley County School District will pay more than $37,000 to increase efficiency in bus routes.

No shortage of deer in 2014, DNR reports

Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:19 a.m.

There is no shortage of deer hunters in Berkeley County. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, they have a reason to be …

Santee Cooper, other utilities honored by magazine

Thursday, September 11, 2014 2:46 p.m.

Site Selection magazine has selected its annual Top Utilities in Economic Development, and Santee Cooper has earned an honoroble mention.

Harkness shines in Limestone debut

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 7:35 a.m.

The same comments are heard all the time in sports.

Conversation with the Candidates series kicks off with District 2 candidates

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.

The two candidates vying for Berkeley County school board’s District 2 seat will discuss issues with voters Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Mother of slain woman seeks mandatory 50-year sentencing for murderers UPDATED

The Independent

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 12:39 p.m.

A week after a man convicted of killing her daughter received 55 years for a double murder, Jennifer Hill of Moncks Corner started an online petition …

Moncks Corner Police Chief ‘very happy’ with new budget

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:49 a.m.

Moncks Corner Chief of Police Chad Caldwell is looking forward to the coming year, and is pleased with the town’s latest budget.

BCSD’s Kovach faces second indictment UPDATED

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 1:04 p.m.

The communications director for the Berkeley County School District has been indicted a second time in connection with the district’s “Yes 4 Schools” …

Residents push for more action to shut down GenEarth

The Independent

Monday, September 8, 2014 10:40 p.m.

A resident who lives across from a Berkeley County bioenergy plant brought a bucket of foul, black sludge to Monday’s county water and sanitation …

Red Cross reports busy Labor Day weekend

Monday, September 8, 2014 7:30 a.m.

American Red Cross volunteers responded to 16 home fires over the Labor Day weekend to assist 80 people in the Palmetto SC Region.

Mayor presents final budget to council

Monday, September 8, 2014 12:43 p.m.

Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler presented his final budget to town council during its Tuesday, Aug. 19 meeting.

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