Hood: Construction on new Dollar General store underway

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 12:34 a.m.

Construction is coming along with the Dollar General Store being built on Highway 17-A by the fire department. I was told it is expected to open in September.

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.

Macedonia Newsline: Community Fire Department responds to urgent call

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:53 p.m.

Several weeks ago the Macedonia Fire Department received a code OBGYN over the radio. A woman on Harristown Road was in labor and the crew arrived in time to deliver a baby girl; she was breech but mom and baby did fine. First-responders had both ready to be transported when the ambulance arrived. There were lots of volunteers there, but Jerry D …

Williams: Live in the now and focus on the person you are becoming

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:53 p.m.

It is not wrong to dream. To a certain extent we all do. Which of us have not at one time or another sat down and begin to project into the future the life we would like to have or at the least the way we would want a portion or area of our life to be.

Young ladies prepare for womanhood

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:54 p.m.

Margie Brown, first lady of the United Methodist Cross Charge Church of Cross will present a seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 20, for young ladies 12 years of age and older, at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church Life Center.

Miller graduates from basic training

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:52 p.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William C. Miller Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Pops! Resident orchestra gains quick following

For the Independent

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:54 a.m.

It’s catching on fast.

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.

Alvin’s oldest resident going strong

Alvin’s oldest resident going strong
Monday, July 11, 2016 11:55 p.m.

Sweltering temperatures didn’t deter Addison “Jack” Greene from braving the heat to ride in The Alvin Community Festival parade …

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.

Two join Moncks Corner office of Jarrard, Nowell & Russell

Two join Moncks Corner office of Jarrard, Nowell & Russell
Monday, July 4, 2016 11:12 a.m.

Jarrard, Nowell & Russell, LLC (JNR), a Charleston-based accounting and business advisory firm, has named Kristi Rudd as office manager and Trey …

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.

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