Berkeley Co. bookstore offers ‘sanity-savers’ for kids in foster care

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The front door doesn’t stay closed for long at the used bookstore on South Goose Creek Boulevard. Patrons walk into a maze of books, stacked …

Martha Ann Kersey Crickenberger

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:04 a.m.

Martha Ann Kersey Crickenberger, 62, of Summerville, wife of Gary Ewing Crickenberger, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at her residence.

SC businesses, residents can apply for disaster loans following flooding

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

South Carolina businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding on Aug. 30-31, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced.

Violence Policy Center again ranks South Carolina #1 in rate of women murdered by men

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Newest study concludes women far more likely to be victimized in domestic settings than in any other location.

Volvo Cars Open tickets now on sale

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:33 a.m.

Tickets for the Volvo Cars Open, formerly the Family Cirlce Cup, are on sale today, 200 days before the 44th tournament begins on Daniel Island, …

Coroner remains in office, faces decade in prison UPDATED

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:58 a.m.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet calls his neighbor the N-word before holding him at gunpoint in a pursuit that now has the official facing the …

Cane Bay beats Berkeley

The Independent

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:01 a.m.

Wild West meet the South.

Get help to get going to TTC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Although Fall Semester has already begun, it’s not too late for those who still want to attend college at Trident Technical College this fall. TTC’s second fall term, Fall 2, begins Oct. 21. To help prospective students apply for college admission and for financial aid and to guide them through other important steps, Trident …

Select Charleston County Parks’ admission fees to increase to $2

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Starting Oct. 1, four of your Charleston County Parks will increase daily admission rates by $1, making these fees $2.

Palmetto Goodwill to host Hire Me! Event for Best Buy

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:25 a.m.

Hiring managers will be conducting interviews Thursday, Sept. 17 - Registration is required

Richard A. Zieminski

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:04 a.m.

Richard A. Zieminski, 63, resident of Summerville, South Carolina and Osseo, Wisconsin passed away suddenly Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the Mayo …

$110,000 Art Competition welcomes submissions from all southeastern artists

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:53 a.m.

ArtFields®, the community-focused art festival that awards $110,000 to artists from the twelve Southeastern states each year, will begin accepting submissions for the competition on September 14th through the ArtFields website www.artfieldssc.org. Running until 11:59 p.m. on November 13th, this submission period is open to all interested …

Charleston County Needs More Poll Managers for Charleston, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant Elections

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:51 a.m.

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration (BEVR) is in need of additional poll managers for and Charleston, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant for the upcoming 2015 municipal election, which will be held on Nov. 3.

It’s finally happened: Moncks Corner has its recreation complex

Special to the Independent

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Former Moncks Corner Mayor Bill Peagler took the podium at the grand opening of the town’s 52-acre recreation complex with pride and certain …

Newsome’s State of the Port predicts decisive five years ahead for SCPA

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:23 a.m.

Port to focus on volume growth, infrastructure investments, cargo base expansion

County EMT ‘hooked’ on her profession

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Andreya Hamilton had always heard her mom’s first-hand account of the drama-filled EMS field. And those experiences ultimately swayed her to …

Bott named Week 2 Player of the Week; Week 3 nominations UPDATED

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10:18 a.m.

Coastal Christian sophomore quarterback T.J. Bott was voted the Week 2 Tidelands Bank East Cooper Player of the Week.

Swamp Foxes edge past Wildcats

Special to The Journal Scene

Monday, September 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Cyrus Clark’s 4-yard run with 2:52 to play in the game lifted Ashley Ridge to a 37-33 win over visiting West Ashley on Friday night.

Bucs can’t capitalize on chances at Troy

Monday, September 14, 2015 1:05 a.m.

Troy scored 23 unanswered points to open the second half, handing Charleston Southern its first loss, 44-16, on Saturday night at Veterans Memorial …

Cross bounces back with focused effort

Monday, September 14, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Cross football coach Shaun Wright was concerned how his team would deal with getting blown out by natural rival Timberland a week earlier.

Wounded deputy takes oath under Sheriff Lewis

Monday, September 14, 2015 8:05 p.m.

Lt. Will Rogers stood to take the oath of office under Sheriff Duane Lewis. As required by state law, all deputies must swear-in under a new sheriff. …

Abdullah, Calvert propel Knights to Top 10 finish

Monday, September 14, 2015 6:48 p.m.

The Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic was held on Saturday at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia.

Student Kudos and school news

Monday, September 14, 2015 6:46 p.m.

Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLKB), the leading provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Smart Tuition, a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents. This acquisition expands Blackbaud’s footprint into the tuition …

Something to think about UPDATED

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:13 p.m.

Musings while mopping on a rainy Sunday afternoon:

Join the club - its topical and informative

Monday, September 14, 2015 6:28 a.m.

The 88 Club is an informational gathering, formed 30 years ago, to let a group of friends who lived in the 88 telephone exchange area get together and discuss the “happenings” in their “88” community.

Blotter: Gamecock statue stolen

Monday, September 14, 2015 2:12 p.m.

Football season is revving up and with it — sometimes — comes petty crime.

Town of Summerville to hold budget retreat

Monday, September 14, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Summerville Town Council is back in Brosnan Forest for its annual budget retreat.

Red Cross: Donate blood to prepare for emergencies

Monday, September 14, 2015 1:29 p.m.

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month this September.

Mount Pleasant gains new zip code

Monday, September 14, 2015 11:41 a.m.

At the September Town Council Meeting, Mayor Linda Page reported on the Town’s request to be added as a recognized city for the 29429 ZIP Code, currently only assigned to the Town of Awendaw.

Another house moved UPDATED

Monday, September 14, 2015 4:54 p.m.

The yellow house formerly located at 211 N. Cedar Street was moved Monday morning. The resident who had it moved, Will Limehouse, previously told The …

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