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County tables first reading of fiscal budget

County tables first reading of fiscal budget
Friday, May 6, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Will Berkeley County have a budget prior to the close of the fiscal year? County Deputy Supervisor of Finance Tim Callanan sought first reading of …

Thinclads take next step

Thinclads take next step
Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:18 p.m.

The hurdle to the Class AAAA state qualifier has been cleared by dozens of Berkeley County track and field athletes. Others saw their seasons come to …

Crime in the county UPDATED

Crime in the county
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:00 p.m.

An incident of road rage resulted in an accident assisted by SC Highway Patrol but required local law enforcement after the two drivers exited their …

Berkeley Co. homebrewer showcases suds at fundraiser

Berkeley Co. homebrewer showcases suds at fundraiser
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The plastic barrel promised an easy brew. Emblazoned with the name Mr. Beer, the brown container even had a tap attached to it.

Changes come to distribution of emergency fire fund

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:17 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has made changes to how rural fire departments qualify for emergency funds and what happens to leftover funds.

Senator Scott Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stimulate Local Economies in Impoverished Communities

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:22 p.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, has introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bipartisan bill proposing a new solution to encourage economic growth and job creation in economically distressed communities. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representatives Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) joined Scott to introduce the bill, which offers a …

‘Project Green’ promises 125 jobs, $150M investment to Berkeley Co.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:22 p.m.

Berkeley County Council has passed the second of three readings necessary for a tax incentive package to a company only known publicly by the monicker Project Green.

Changes come to distribution of emergency fire fund

Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County Council has made changes to how rural fire departments qualify for emergency funds and what happens to leftover funds.

Moore fun for Lady Knights UPDATED

Moore fun for Lady Knights
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Skye Moore is down to her final swings as a high school softball player.

Berkeley schools allowing transgender students to choose restroom

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:18 a.m.

Berkeley County has become the first public school district in the Lowcountry to wade into the transgender restroom debate, making it clear that such students can use the restroom with which they identify.

School district to offer Summer Feeding Program UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:06 a.m.

Berkeley County School District’s Summer Feeding Program, which serves free hot meals to children 18 years of age and younger, will be offered …

Goose Creek High’s Binary Botz go to the World Championship

Goose Creek High’s Binary Botz go to the World Championship
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Goose Creek High School Binary Botz VEX Robotics team competed at the VEX World Robotics Championship in Louisville, Kentucky last week. The team …

Students enjoy Municipal Court field trip

Students enjoy Municipal Court field trip
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Goose Creek High School students recently received a close-up look at what happens in a courtroom.

BCSO responds to shooting victim on North Main Street

Monday, May 2, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies responded early this morning to a gunshot victim who appeared at a gas station on North Main Street.

ROUNDUP: Dyson powers Hawkettes UPDATED

ROUNDUP: Dyson powers Hawkettes
Monday, May 2, 2016 11:50 p.m.

Maybe it’s a rise ball.

Political series kicks off with county council race May 4

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Berkeley Independent and Goose Creek Gazette’s political series Conversation with the Candidates kicks of Wednesday, May 4, with candidates vying for County Council District 3 invited to attend.

Officers support harsher penalties for people who kill K-9s

Associated Press

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 p.m.

(AP) — Officers whose K-9 partners were killed in the line of duty asked South Carolina legislators Thursday to stiffen penalties for people …

Public input sought for Volvo industrial site

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will accept public comment until May 5 on development of the industrial park in Berkeley County that will hold Volvo’s first U.S. car plant.

Stratford seniors looking for big finish UPDATED

Stratford seniors looking for big finish
Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Four Stratford seniors have marked off one of their big goals for the softball season.

State approves $5 million for African American Museum

Sunday, May 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA — A proposal to have the state contribute another $5 million to the International African American Museum this year cleared its first hurdle on Thursday.

Former Gators standout Shell taken by Jets in NFL Draft UPDATED

Former Gators standout Shell taken by Jets in NFL Draft
Saturday, April 30, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Former Goose Creek High School standout offensive lineman Brandon Shell has seen his NFL dreams realized.

Local Wal-Mart is latest to join retail online, curbside shopping trend

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Online shopping with curbside pickup is a perk now offered by Wal-Mart in Goose Creek.

Legislation moving forward in Columbia

For the Independent

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The House amended, approved, and sent the Senate H.4763, legislation designated as “ALICIA’S LAW” to acknowledge the advocacy …

County crime

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A substance that tested positive to be crack/cocaine was found in the vehicle of a driver with a suspended license pulled over for speeding. It was the man’s third driving under suspension offense in five years.

Berkeley County Bright Ideas Expo puts summer fun into perspective

Berkeley County Bright Ideas Expo puts summer fun into perspective
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Vivid visions of fun is soon what’s in store for summer. It was also the goal of the Berkeley Bright Ideas Expo.

Zika virus prompts Berkeley Co. to spray more against mosquitoes

Zika virus prompts Berkeley Co. to spray more against mosquitoes
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler announced Thursday that Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement is increasing its efforts to prevent the Zika …

Berkeley County Clemson Club event on Friday UPDATED

Berkeley County Clemson Club event on Friday
Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:09 a.m.

The Berkeley County Clemson Club invites Tiger fans to join co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott at Tiger Talks 2016.

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May

Farmers’ Market at Green Barn returns in May
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn at Carnes Crossroads is returning May 4. The local market, located on North Main Street between …

John McCants UPDATED

John McCants
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:06 a.m.

The swearing in of three new city council members April 28 will begin a new era of service but will signify the end of one also.

‘Best High Schools’ list includes Cross, Goose Creek

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Cross and Goose Creek High Schools are on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools list.

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