Flooding drops visitors to Congaree National Park by 27 percent

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

(AP) — South Carolina’s only national park saw a 27 percent drop in visitors in 2015 after massive flooding in October inundated trails and knocked out bridges on routes into the park.

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads is returning May 4. The local market, located on North Main Street between …

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

Macedonia Newsline: H. Bonner Elementary students Recognized

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:33 a.m.

Students demonstrating the March character trait of Perseverance are as followed: Gracen Thomas, Emma Casselman, Michael LaSalle, Dylan Pipkin, …

Clemson Extension opens new office at county admin building

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:15 a.m.

The Berkeley County Cooperative Extension Service has opened a new office after its former location was left underwater by last fall’s historic flood.

46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival runs through May 7

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Be sure to put the 46th Annual Hell Hole Swamp Festival, which runs through May 7 in Jamestown, on your calendar now.

Hill Street ditch in Moncks Corner could get improvements UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:18 a.m.

MONCKS CORNER — A deep ditch that some consider dangerous could get improved soon, but some question how the bill will be paid.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:20 a.m.

Retired physician and outdoorsman Frank Middleton is familiar with both infectious diseases and tick bites.

Small Town Restoration Golf Tournament planned for June

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:29 a.m.

The Small Town Restoration Inc., will conduct its annual golf tournament, at 10 a.m., June 11 at the Walker Creek Golf Course, St. Stephen.

Williams: The weather changes and so does life

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

Warm weather is approaching us again. This time to stay. I hope. We are past the middle of April and it is about time for the weather to settle down. I have heard people blame the weather for a number of different illnesses. The explanation is that the weather changes so often and quickly you never really know how to dress. Which leads me to a …

Work to build loving relationships

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

Today I want to give you three ways that loving relationships are built in the church. First, they are built in unity. These traits are found in the first part of Ephesians 4.

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy UPDATED

Macedonia Newsline: The Young and Old Have been Busy

For the Independent

Monday, April 18, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Hood’s Chapel UM Church on Friday, April 8 was very successful. Thanks to everyone that helped with the …

Late blight found on tomatoes in Beaufort County UPDATED

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:01 a.m.

By Anthony Keinath, Zachary Snipes and Jim Melvin

Judkins graduates from basic training

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:22 a.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jessica R. Judkins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner recognized at state conference

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:58 a.m.

The Zeta Amicae of Moncks Corner, an auxiliary of the Moncks Corner Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter, won first place among similar auxiliary chapters for the work done in its communities. The group garnered the title of State Zeta Amicae Auxiliary of the Year, during the recent state leadership conference conducted in …

Williams: The choices we make have lasting consequences

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 a.m.

I remember the question that the gentleman asked me that day. It was not a question I could answer in specifics, only generalities. But I believe it was more a rhetorical question born out of the desperation of the moment, rather than a question he thought I could really answer.

Macedonia Newsline: Busy days at Macedonia Middle

Macedonia Newsline: Busy days at Macedonia Middle

For the Independent

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School will have a Book Fair the week of April 18-22.

St. Stephen Elementary School has winners

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:59 a.m.

Congratulations to Vickie Chen, a fifth-grade student at St. Stephen Elementary School for winning the South Carolina Economics Poster Contest. We …

Mother & Daughter Banquet set for May 14

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

The Queens Mother & Daughter Banquet will be at 5 p.m. on May 14 at Berkeley Middle School. The honorarium guest speaker is Diane Barrino, inspiring mother of American Idol Winner and Grammy Award Winner, Fantasia Barrino. Drawings will take place for lots of goodies and door prizes. No daughter is too young and no mom is too old. Tickets are …

Macedonia Newsline: Many events occuring through April

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Ladies from “Grace Home,” in Santee will be our guest during our Worship Service, on Sunday, April 10. Bring a covered dish, and join us for fellowship afterwards.

Williams: Out of Easter, but may Easter never be out of us

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 12:58 p.m.

I walked into a store I frequently visit to purchase a few items, and while paying the cashier I remarked that Easter was behind us now and I noticed it in the changing display in the store. She smiled and responded by letting me know that summer and spring are the seasons in focus now and before you know it you will be seeing hints of Halloween, …

It’s time to celebrate at St. Stephen Catfish Festival starting Friday

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The annual St. Stephen Catfish Festival will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday this year and last until Sunday. There will be crafts, food, entertainment, rides and all types of vendors. For the first time, there will be helicopter rides over the town. The festival will be located at the Alice Price Park. This event will be fun and something for everyone. …

Williams: The soap opera of presidential politics

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 a.m.

I have never been a fan of soap operas, so I know very little about them except that they are time wasters and entertainment for those who have nothing better to do but get involved in the make believe lives of others. I was never able to figure out what was entertaining about soap operas. Many of the things I saw or heard happen when by accident, …

Resurrection provides hope of new life for all to enjoy

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:04 a.m.

This past Sunday at churches across the world, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated. Because Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, those who turn from their sins and place their faith in him will also, one day, be resurrected.

Youth Apprenticeship Application Being Accepted

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Businesses from around the Lowcountry are offering 16- to to 18-year-old students and 2016 high school graduates opportunities to learn while they earn through Youth Apprenticeship Program, established in 2014 through the collaboration of economic and educational leaders in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.

Berkeley High graduate serves with Naval Beach Group TWO UPDATED

Berkeley High graduate serves with Naval Beach Group TWO
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A 2014 Berkeley High School graduate and Charleston native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Naval Beach Group TWO (NBG 2).

Macedonia Newsline: Bonner Elementary students Jump Rope for Heart UPDATED

Friday, March 25, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Bonner Elementary participated in Jump Rope For Heart with a great turnout of donations. Tracy Younts, event coordinator said, “I’m really proud of the students, staff, and community. We raised $8,278.79. We would like to thank all that placed donations.” The top winners were: first place, Makayla Watkins, $2,755; second place, …

Wise Words from Williams: Gone but not forgotten: In memory of officers Lonnie Wells and Marcus Stiles

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

It doesn’t seem that long. Sometimes it seems like just the other day. But it happened in 2007.

Take time to remember truth of Easter holiday

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Easter is this Sunday. Across the nation, many people will be attending a church. Some will be attending church for the first time in a while. Others will be attending like they always do, week after week. But, whatever one’s church attendance pattern is like, Easter Sunday is the one day of the year where Christians across the globe …

Barnes: Woman’s Baptist Convention annual Tea

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:45 p.m.

The Woman’s Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina will conduct its annual Rainbow Tea, 2 -5 p.m., April 9 at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center, 4750 Abraham Ave., North Charleston.

Meeting and greeting

Meeting and greeting
Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women hosted a “Meet and Greet” on March 7 at the Berkeley Electric Cooperative for the elected …

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