Reflections from the Flood

Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Whenever a natural disaster occurs there are always questions. What do I do now? Where do I go from here? Will my life ever be the same? Will I survive this? Why did God allow this to happen? These are all common and appropriate questions to ask during times like these. The Flood of 2015 caught all of us off guard and its legacy will endure for …

Raising funds to raise the roof

Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:31 a.m.

On Sept. 25 the teachers at Macedonia Middle School wore pink for Lee Denim Day and to kick off October’s breast cancer awareness month. …

Looking at the storm after the storm

Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:30 a.m.

At first glance some people might say, but we didn’t actually have a storm, it was just heavy rainfall. Yes, that might be so, but a real storm created another kind of “storm” in the lives of the people in the lowcountry and South Carolina. …

Antioch Baptist Association to conduct annual Day of Prayer

Thursday, October 15, 2015 8:29 a.m.

The Antioch Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary, under the leadership of Sister Lillie Whitten, will conduct its Annual Baptist Women’s World Day of Prayer Program, Nov. 2 at St. Matthews Baptist Church, St. Stephen at 7 p.m. with the Reverend Rivers as Host Pastor.

DAR turns 125 UPDATED

The Independent

Monday, October 12, 2015 8:57 a.m.

Sunken plantations, patriotism, bloodbaths, battles and ancestry, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) turns 125 years old.

Jamestown Loop: BBQ Cook-Off in Pineville

Friday, October 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Junior Vestry of Redeemer Reformed Episcopal Church family cordially invites all to the Taste of Pineville Festival BBQ Cook-Off on Oct. 24. The cook-off will begin at noon at Redeemer, 2173 Highway 45, Pineville. The church will provide the pork.

A Survivor’s Story: Megan Cavanagh and Menopause the Musical

The Berkeley Independent

Thursday, October 8, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Change is good unless it’s to celebrate the estrogen-deprived and then it’s hilarious.

Macedonia Newsline: Showing Respect

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Macedonia Middle School Students Blake Brown, John Gaskins and Kevin Hartley won the Character Trait for September which was Respect. Congratulations to these three fine students.

Trilogy: Celebration of Mother Victoria Middleton

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

At a recent Jefferson Heirs Family Reunion gathering, in Orlando, Fla., members of the Middleton family surrounded their mother, Mrs. Victoria …

Wallace: The power of God’s word

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 12:01 a.m.

In verse 9, the Psalmist states “the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.” Fearing God means to give him reverence. It means to hold him in high esteem. The culture we find ourselves in does not model this idea of revering people or things very well. We are quick to do the opposite. Therefore, I feel we can often struggle in …

Pickin’ and grinnin’: Bluegrass fest comes to Old Santee Canal Park

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:08 p.m.

The “high lonesome sound” of bluegrass music comes to Old Santee Canal Park for the inaugural Biggin Swamp Bluegrass Festival on …

Trilogy: Taste of St. Philip’s, Men’s Program

Saturday, October 3, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Saint Philip Benizi Catholic Church will conduct the “Taste of Saint Philips” 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 3 at the church hall. Offerings will include Italian, Mexican, German, and American food. There will be something for everyone in the family. Tickets for the event are just $1. It is a great deal, and you are invited to come for …

St. Stephen Library Celebrates Grand Opening

Friday, October 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Grand Opening for the new St. Stephen Library was held on Sept. 20. Over 150 people attended and were excited to see the new facility. There was a wonderful program, with many local leaders attending and speaking, including Rep. Joe Jefferson, County Councilman Caldwell Pinckney, Jr., Deputy County Supervisor Tim Callanan, St. Stephen Mayor …

Baby showers and community action

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:31 a.m.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 the ladies of Hood’s Chapel United Methodist Church gave a real nice bridal shower for Jaclyn Nobles. There were lots of people, gifts and tons of food. It was really a nice event and Jaclyn was very excited and happy. She is to be married on Oct. 17. All the gifts Jaclyn received from the shower will give her a lot to …

News from St. Stephen

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The members of St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 183 Hood Street, would like to extend a warm welcome to the public, to join them for their annual Fall Bazaar Fundraiser. The fundraiser will be at the church and begin on Oct. 2 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and end on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of handmade crafts on display for …

Calvary Church wants to turn on the light at 50th celebration UPDATED

Special to the Berkeley Independent

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:05 a.m.

In many ways, September 20 looked like any other Sunday morning at the Calvary Church of the Nazarene in Goose Creek.

Trilogy: Revival services announced for Pineville

Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Day Dawn Baptist Church of Pineville will conduct its annual Revival Session Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 beginning nightly at 7 p.m. The Minister for the session will be the Reverend Milton Scott, Pastor, New Home Baptist Church, Oakley.

Christmas Child preparations beginning

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:03 p.m.

Victory Baptist Church will be having Give A Child Hope Event on Oct. 6. RSVP to bschoonmaker1@aol.com to help pack and send shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Where is truth?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:03 p.m.

Most of my readers might be familiar with the conversation between Jesus and the Governor, Pontius Pilate recorded in the bible. There is a series of exchanges between Pilate and Jesus. Then Pilate asked this really profound question, one that many since his time has asked, “What is truth?”

Weedy Asian plant bears delicious name

A.C. Moore Herbarium

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The average American’s simplest and commonest form of breakfast consists of coffee and beefsteak.

Strumming up a good time at Cypress Gardens

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:47 p.m.

The Blackwater Ukulele & Dulcimer Festival was Sept. 13 at Cypress Gardens.

Simmons graduates basic training

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Army Pvt. Jazmyn S. Simmons has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and …

Wallace: Let God transform you

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:46 p.m.

One of God’s main goals for your life is that you will be transformed. There exists actions, sometimes called “disciplines,” in which we can allow God to transform us from who we are to who He desires us to be. These disciplines are simply tools that God has given us to enable our spiritual transformation. Over the next …

Churches celebrate homecomings

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

Jean Guerry and Hazel Hughes, representing the Hell Hole Swamp Festival Inc., donated school supplies to Macedonia Middle School.

A chuckle or two about money

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2:45 p.m.

As one man said to me last week, “I can’t believe it, the year is almost done already.” As they say, time waits for no man. Labor Day marks the official end of summer. Students will be back in school and parents will be back at work. …

Summerville Medical Center in need of spiritual volunteers UPDATED

Friday, September 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Pastoral Care Department at Trident Health is recruiting applicants for the 2016 class of Stephen Ministry volunteers to begin Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Simmons graduates from Army basic combat training

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:33 p.m.

Army Pvt. Jazmyn S. Simmons of Moncks Corner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia.

Community lunch planned

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Trilogy: BTHS Class of 1964 presents $1,000 in scholarships

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 9:01 a.m.

In an effort to support the higher education aspirations of students in the low country, the members and officers of the Berkeley Training High School Class of 1964, awarded scholarships to the following students:

19th annual Lions Club BBQ cook-off

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 10:07 a.m.

The 19th Annual Berkeley BBQ Cook-Off, sponsored by the Moncks Corner Lions Club, will be held on Sept. 18-19 at the Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. Gates at the park open to the public at 6 p.m.

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