McDaniel joins Independent staff

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:54 a.m.

Veteran journalist Steve McDaniel has joined The Independent’s editorial staff as a news and crime reporter.

New utility means $48 fee for taxpayers

The Independent

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:50 a.m.

If the October county tax bills could fit more letters, the county’s newest tax could have had a different name: “Unfunded EPA federal mandate …

SCHP, Georgia Patrol to square off for charity

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:58 a.m.

Looking to show a little love to law enforcement and the Special Olympics?

Col. Derrin Williams assumes defense logistics command

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:23 a.m.

United States Army Colonel Derrin E Williams, a Moncks Corner native and Berkeley High School graduate, took command of the Defense Logistics Agency- …

County ‘digs into fund balance’ to pass $61M budget UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, July 28, 2014 11:15 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has passed its budget for the current fiscal year after months of wrangling and a slew of last-minute amendments that, in the …

County begins selecting, prioritizing road projects for referendum

The Independent

Monday, July 28, 2014 7:09 a.m.

The county has begun assembling a list of crumbling roads and nightmarish intersections to address should the voters renew the one-cent sales …

Day of Caring moved to November

Sunday, July 27, 2014 10:14 a.m.

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is moving from September to Friday, Nov. 14.

School board approves $40M bond for paying down debt

The Independent

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:09 a.m.

The Berkeley County School District school board has approved a resolution seeking a $40 million general obligation bond to pay down debt and save on …

Residents gather for neighborhood watch meeting UPDATED

The Independent

Friday, July 25, 2014 8:31 a.m.

Crime was on the minds of concerned residents at Thursday evening’s monthly neighborhood watch meeting with Officer Steve Meadows of the Moncks …

Two from Moncks Corner charged after Harleyville home invasion UPDATED

Friday, July 25, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Four men face charges of attempted murder after a July 24 early morning home invasion burglary in Harleyville that resulted in a high speed chase and …

Kennedy Center director on BHSA board

Friday, July 25, 2014 8:32 a.m.

The Behavioral Health Services Association of South Carolina has announced its Board of Directors for 2014-2015 and Berkeley County will be represented.

SJCA earns academic accreditation

Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:01 a.m.

It’s been a good summer for St. John’s Christian Academy.

Convicted killer to receive new sentencing hearing

The Independent

Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:10 a.m.

A convicted killer will get a second chance to escape death row, after the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday he should get a new sentencing hearing. …

New DNR chair confirmed

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:30 p.m.

The South Carolina Senate recently confirmed a new chairman to the S.C. Natural Resources Board, the policy-making body of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

‘Swamp Safari’ set for Aug. 16

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:45 p.m.

Cypress Gardens’ annual Swamp Safari is returning next month.

Coaching policy change came despite opposition; exceptions will be allowed UPDATED

The Independent

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:32 p.m.

Berkeley County School District’s school board has approved an unpopular amendment to a policy that has become known as the “ban on parent coaches.” …

Dorchester County plant expansion to bring 150 jobs

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a manufacturer of saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling the size of its existing facility in Dorchester County. The $3.5 million investment is expected to create 150 new jobs.

State Museum announces new planetarium

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:29 p.m.

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is about to be brighter than ever as it opens a one-of-a-kind facility on Saturday, Aug. 16.

Berkeley school board bans parent coaches UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:34 p.m.

Despite strong public opposition, the Berkeley County school board approved Tuesday a so-called ban on parent coaches.

Safety improvements underway for Berkeley County schools

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:06 a.m.

School is out for another few weeks, but safety improvements are underway to keep kids safe once they return.

Town honors Park and Rec All-Stars

Monday, July 21, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Honoring the accomplishments of its young people has been a long standing tradition with Moncks Corner Town Council.

Groups gather to protect ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’

The Independent

Monday, July 21, 2014 3:36 p.m.

An informal networking meeting — the first of its kind — took place July 18 among those seeking to conserve and preserve Berkeley County’s green- …

Jobless rate continues to rise in Berkeley County

The Independent

Sunday, July 20, 2014 9:51 a.m.

Berkeley County saw nearly 1,000 more persons seeking work in June, which has contributed to the county’s increasing jobless rate, according to …

Cross woman killed when struck by truck

Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:15 p.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, along with the Berkeley County Coroner’s Office is investigating an auto-pedestrian fatality in the Cross community of Berkeley County Friday, July 18.

Daniels promoted to newspapers’ advertising supervisor

Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Summerville Communications is pleased to announce that marketing consultant Nick Daniels has been promoted to advertising sales supervisor.

Stags out, Timberland in for 2014 Sertoma

Friday, July 18, 2014 7:45 a.m.

The Berkeley Stags will be conspicuous in their absence at Johnson-Hagood Stadium this year, at the traditional start of the high school football …

Red Cross: Summer blood donations critical

Thursday, July 17, 2014 8:44 a.m.

The American Red Cross is calling on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer.

Why are 35 kids in BCSO custody this week? UPDATED

The Independent

Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:47 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office had 35 kids “in custody” the week of July 14 for its annual Deputies Camp.

Apparent shootout under investigation

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Two men, ages 22 and 31, were involved in a shooting that is under investigation by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

Master Gardener brings Japanese garden insights to Cypress Gardens

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:32 a.m.

Cypress Gardens will host a unique “Lunch & Learn” featuring Master Gardener Vivian Whorley July 30.

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