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Second Chance Thrift Shop in Pinopolis opens, donations accepted

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:33 a.m.

Tommy and Robin Dantzler are celebrating the opening of a new business and the residents of Berkeley County are pleased to see their county resources continue to grow.

Williams: Care for family with mental illness takes vigilance

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:31 a.m.

I am one of those people that you may call not very curious; or probably, you may say I am selectively curious.

Jamestown Loop: Hell Hole Inc. announces Back-to-School Bash

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:55 a.m.

The second annual Back-To-School Bash is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Steel Shed located at 116 Steel Shed Lane, Jamestown. Enjoy inflatable jump castles, games and activities for children and adults. Prizes and raffles will also be distributed. A light meal will be provided. Several agencies will be on hand to share information. …

Enjoying summer travel before school starts

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:56 a.m.

Many residents in the community have enjoyed the summer time by traveling or having relatives to visit.

Williams: Reasons why staying in school is a good idea.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:55 a.m.

So it’s back to school for what is yet another school year. Holidays have expired, and the shopping and other activities have been completed. I can hear the parents breathing a sigh of relief.

Milligan Police Summer Camp a great success

For the Independent

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:56 a.m.

The second annual Joshua L Milligan Police Summer Camp took place July 25-29.

Get ready for school and back to school shopping

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It seems as if it was only a few weeks ago that I was writing about school getting ready to go on vacation. Now I am looking at school getting ready to start a new school year. How time flies.

Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation sponsoring free wills clinic

Monday, August 1, 2016 1:07 p.m.

The Center for Heirs Property Preservation is sponsoring a free wills clinic at 2:30 p.m., at the Cross-Community Center-Community Room, 1690 Old Highway 6 in Cross.

Audition dates set for gospel choir

Saturday, July 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Charleston Gospel Choir and Charleston Spiritual Ensemble are seeking new volunteer members.

Local churches come together for fifth Sunday services

Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate Fifth Sunday Service on July 31 and its sister churches Berea United Methodist and Eccles United Methodist will join it.

Women counseled to stand always on the truth

For the Independent

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:19 p.m.

The Day Dawn Baptist Church Missionary Auxiliaries conducted its annual Women Day Program on July 24 during regular service in Pineville.

We are all on the same side – the right side

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:20 p.m.

Thanks to all those people who either sent me feedback on the fire prevention series of articles or spoke to me in person.

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments

Local chiropractor encouraging donations of instruments
Monday, July 25, 2016 11:27 a.m.

Dr. Drew K. McPhail teamed up this past season to support and encourage the donation of used or new instruments to the North Charleston POPS! for its …

God’s servants recharged after vacation UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I’d like to thank the management of the Independent who graciously allowed me to take a few weeks off from writing this column while I was out of town on a two-week vacation. As many of you know, the pastorate has many physical, emotional and spiritual demands. Therefore, time off is always welcome, appreciated, and needed.

Freedom in U.S. deserves respect UPDATED

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There has been no shortage of conflict in our nation since the presidential campaigns began and even before. It seems as if a climate of intolerance has developed that has led people to rather extreme and cruel behavior. The situation is that hostility and hatred is somewhat like drinking and driving. When you engage in it you think it is a …

Home fires often started by smoking carelessly

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In my last column I left you with this question: what is the leading cause of deaths resulting from residential fires?

Community Room and Cafe ready for lunch in St. Stephen

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. The menu will consist of baked lasagna, tossed garden salad, Texas toast, dessert and more.

Head Start outlines application process for new year

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

The Berkeley-Dorchester Head Start Program has provided guidance for parents wishing to have their children enrolled for the 2016-17 school year.

Reduce the danger of kitchen fires in homes

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

As a follow up to last week’s column, I would like to share with you some of the recommendations of the fire department to prevent or minimize fire damage in your home.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church welcomes new Reverend

Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:48 a.m.

On June 26, Hood’s Chapel welcomed its new pastor, The Rev. Karen Dowell-Wells from Goose Creek. She has for the last year served at Berea United Methodist Church in Bethera and Eccles UM in Huger.

Barnes: 128th annual Baptist Women’s Conference presented

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:50 p.m.

The 128th annual session of the Women’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina, Dr. Audrey Neal, President, was conducted June 13-17 in Florence. The membership convened at the Savannah Grove Baptist Church in Effingham with Dr. Ralph Canty.

Hood’s Chapel UM Church says Farewell and Welcome to Their Reverends

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

On June 18 the congregation at Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church had a very nice farewell dinner for Rev. Janice Mabey. There was lots of food, fellowship and a time of tears as the next day was her last day at Hood’s Chapel.

Keep you and your family safe from fires at home

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:51 p.m.

It’s hot out there, but the hottest temperature you will ever experience on this side of life is the one you will feel if your house should ever catch fire.

Join local congregation to learn about Divine Mercy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Deacon Jerry will present a PowerPoint and video presentation on Divine Mercy at 7 p.m., June 22, and 9 p.m. on June 25 in the Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church hall, 1404 Old Highway 52 South, Moncks Corner.

Ministerial Alliance issues statement on Orlando tragedy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

By this time everyone has heard about the tragedy of the lives lost in Orlando. It is another occasion for us as Americans to weep and wonder what is happening. It seems as if violence of one form or the other is always only a step behind us.

It’s busy time for churches in Macedonia community

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:23 p.m.

Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church had six high school graduates:

DELK: Golf tournament raising money for student scholarships

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:21 p.m.

The Herbie Orvin Memorial Golf Tournament will take place Sunday, June 26 at the Berkeley Country Club in Moncks Corner.

Rodin: Wesley AME plans 40th annual homecoming celebration

Friday, June 17, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Wesley AME has announced plans for its 40th Homecoming Celebration.

Association stages 20th Annual Deacon’s Banquet

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The 20th Annual Deacon’s Fellowship Banquet of the Antioch Baptist Association Deacon’s Auxiliary was conducted at 2 p.m. May 21 in the …

It’s time to remember and reflect on the triumph of love and forgiveness

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 11:23 a.m.

I suspect that many of the readers of this column might not be of the twitter and Facebook generation. Therefore, the comments I get via social media are very small. This is an assumption on my part, but one thing I know for certain is that many of our readers are thoughtful thinkers when it comes to the issues that matter to them and impact their …

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