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Peagler administration proposes tax increase; majority of council balks

Friday, May 29, 12:01 a.m.

Supervisor Bill Peagler framed a proposed property tax increase as a choice between people and politics. He asked Berkeley County Council to do the “unpopular” thing and raise property..

Red Cross assists Lowcountry families

Thursday, May 28, 12:01 p.m.

American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers have been assisting 10 people in the Lowcountry after fires destroyed three separate homes this week, including one in Moncks Corner.

Split vote: School board asks staff to plan for tax increase in budget

Thursday, May 28, 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District staff will prepare a budget presentation with a proposed tax increase after a split vote from the school board.

SLED investigating BCSO deputies' gunfire exchange

Wednesday, May 27, 10:29 p.m.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating why Berkeley County Sheriffs Office deputies exchanged gunfire during a vehicle pursuit that began in Charleston County.



Cross hoops star joins Flying Fleet

Wednesday, May 20, 2:03 p.m.

When the 2014-2015 school year started, Jaywuan Washington didn’t have many interested colleges knocking on his door wanting to talk basketball. The Cross Trojans hoops star had accepted the...

Karate instructor earns black belt

Wednesday, May 20, 12:28 p.m.

Local karate instructor Senpai Riley Albritton, an assistant instructor at the Japan Karate Institute in Moncks Corner, was presented with his Black Belt at a recent awards ceremony.

Stags eliminated in nightmare 9-4 loss to Hartsville

Wednesday, May 20, 12:33 p.m.

The Berkeley Stags had not played a truly bad game all season. At 23-4, the Stags found themselves with a chance to win every game on their schedule.

Stags snatch control of Lower State Championship tournament

Wednesday, May 13, 11:33 a.m.

The second ranked Hartsville Red Foxes suffered a couple ignominious firsts against the Berkeley Stags in the opening round of the Lower State Championship tournament. The Stags were the first South...


They’re Terrific!

Friday, May 15, 2:41 p.m.

Berkeley Elementary School recently announced its Terrific Kid honorees for the month of March.

Berkeley Elementary teacher elected to represent District One

Monday, May 18, 11:19 a.m.

Berkeley Elementary School teacher Stephanie Wallace has been elected to serve as the District One Director on the Board of Directors for the Palmetto State Teachers Association.

Berkeley Middle College students graduate ‘a year ahead’

Tuesday, May 12, 10:16 a.m.

Eighteen students from Berkeley Middle College completed associate degree and certificate programs at Trident Technical College a full month before graduating from high school.

Berkeley Intermediate teacher wins ‘Founders Future’ competition

Monday, May 11, 2:04 p.m.

Bertha Wright, computer lab instructional assistant at Berkeley Intermediate School, won the Founders of the Future competition for teachers sponsored by Achieve3000.

Community News

Mystery Plant has many good points

Friday, May 22, 10:57 a.m.

How could anyone not love this lovely little plant?

Bonner students give first rate performance

Tuesday, May 26, 11:08 a.m.

Bonner Elementary School students shared their rendition of “Netherland” at Timberland High School on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

Ridgeville Church of God announces VBS

Tuesday, May 26, 10:59 a.m.

The Ridgeville Church of God (444 School Street in Ridgeville) is hosting “Outback Rock” VBS for ages 3 to 12.

Johnson graduates from basic training

Wednesday, May 20, 12:30 p.m.

Air Force Airman First Class Donnell R. Johnson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, TX.


Guest Column

A Letterman connection

Tuesday, May 26, 11:06 a.m.

I watched David Letterman’s final show last night with a sense of school pride.

Guest Column

Whatever happened to being polite?

Tuesday, May 26, 11:06 a.m.

Sometimes I think people are going crazy faster than I can keep up.


Thin, blue line made of real heroes

Tuesday, May 26, 11:07 a.m.

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