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DUI crackdown continues during holidays; checkpoints announced

Monday, December 29, 12:01 a.m.

Hours before Berkeley County Sheriff Wayne DeWitt was charged with DUI, the Sheriff’s Office released an updated list of holiday checkpoints for its 2014 “Sober or Slammer” holiday crackdown on drunk.

Sheriff arrested for DUI UPDATED

Sunday, December 28, 12:35 p.m.

The arrest of Berkeley County’s top lawman has sent shockwaves through the county Sunday.


SC in top 10 for fastest growing in nation

Sunday, December 28, 12:01 a.m.

Folks keep flocking to the Palmetto State, according to new numbers released by the U.S. Census.


Local legislator travels to Florida to learn about transportation investments

Saturday, December 27, 12:01 a.m.

Goose Creek Rep. Samuel Rivers Jr. recently visited Florida for an in-depth conference concerning transportation strategies.

Sports

Wieters, Smoak honored by Stratford baseball program

Monday, December 22, 11:33 p.m.

Two young men excelled at their craft on Crowfield Boulevard a decade ago and returned home as grown men with families and fulfilled Major League Baseball dreams on Monday.

Former Gators standout Turner returning home

Sunday, December 21, 5:29 p.m.

Charleston Southern head football coach Jamey Chadwell has announced that former University of South Carolina defensive lineman Gerald Turner is transferring to CSU and will enroll and join the team...


Johnson, Tekac playing for state pride

Tuesday, December 16, 12:09 p.m.

The last high school football game for Goose Creek running back Tyrik Johnson and Stratford kicker Tyler Tekac has arrived.


Wieters, Smoak set to have numbers retired

Monday, December 15, 6:12 p.m.

Former baseball coach John Chalus remembers Matt Wieters and Justin Smoak as players that did things the Stratford way.

Education

A random act of kindness at Stratford

Monday, December 22, 3:04 p.m.

The Stratford High School Freshman Board recently decided to do something nice for a group of people who are always doing nice things for the school.

BBE Kindergarten classes spread recycling message

Wednesday, December 17, 12:13 a.m.

The Kindergarten classes at Boulder Bluff Elementary recently partnered with Publix grocery store in Goose Creek to spread the word about styrofoam recycling as part of their Berkeley County Kids Who...


Registration still open for 2015 STEM competition

Tuesday, December 9, 10:58 a.m.

There is one week left for schools and businesses to register teams for the South’s most exciting STEM competition.


BBE students enjoy Navy visitor

Wednesday, December 3, 12:06 a.m.

ETC Travis Hauser recently visited James Lawrence’s fifth grade class at Boulder Bluff Elementary School.

Community News

Gourdine-Barnett celebrates 87th birthday

Tuesday, December 16, 1:22 p.m.

Florence Rebecca Gourdine-Barnett celebrated her 87th birthday Monday, Dec. 8.

Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods

Sunday, December 14, 11:42 p.m.

Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket salad bar and even that buttery tub of popcorn at the movie theater.


‘Santa in the Swamp’ a hit at Cypress Gardens

Sunday, December 14, 11:43 p.m.

Cypress Gardens’ annual Santa in the Swamp event was enjoyed by all this past weekend at the popular locale. Dozens of youngsters attended, and the Man in Red arrived via boat.


National Bishop coming to Goose Creek

Thursday, December 4, 12:08 a.m.

The community is invited to come hear a special Advent message by the national bishop of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), Sunday, Dec. 7 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church.

Opinion

The Day After, ‘Twas

Wednesday, December 17, 11:24 p.m.

Clement Clarke Moore wrote the poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. With the poem being read around the tree this year, here’s my version.

Some sage advice on my birthday

Wednesday, December 17, 11:26 p.m.

My birthday was last week, and it’s astonishing that I’ve survived 54 years on this planet relatively unscathed. I say “relatively” because I’ve had my heart broken (by a human) and my...

Reader weighs in on chicken issue

Thursday, December 4, 12:07 a.m.

Dear Editor:

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