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County passes budget with no tax increase, but scores of amendments

County passes budget with no tax increase, but scores of amendments
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:53 a.m.

Berkeley County’s budget approved June 27, three days before the end of the fiscal year, offers no tax increase to county residents.

School board ends practice of reciting Lord’s Prayer

School board ends practice of reciting Lord’s Prayer
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:53 a.m.

A moment of silence began the June 28 Berkeley County School Board meeting. The moment has temporarily replaced the board’s longstanding …

Red Cross issues emergency call for blood and platelet donations

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

Last-minute deal saves 300 jobs at Century Aluminum’s Mount Holly smelter UPDATED

Last-minute deal saves 300 jobs at Century Aluminum’s Mount Holly smelter

For the Gazette

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 9:36 a.m.

A new power deal will let Century Aluminum keep its Mount Holly smelter open for at least another year to 18 months as the company seeks a permanent …

Warsofsky becomes Stingrays’ seventh coach UPDATED

Warsofsky becomes Stingrays’ seventh coach
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:19 p.m.

A new era dawns on the ice this fall for the South Carolina Stingrays, the club announced on July 6.

Crime in the county

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Moncks Corner police responded June 24 in regard to a threatening phone call.

Wieters earns second MLB all-star nod

Wieters earns second MLB all-star nod
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Former Stratford High School baseball standout Matt Wieters has earned his second Major League Baseball All-Star Game nod.

Goose Creek celebrates the fourth with food, fun and fireworks

Goose Creek celebrates the fourth with food, fun and fireworks
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:31 p.m.

The geese of Goose Creek opted to assemble in the middle of the water behind the Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center, watching from a distance while …

Goose Creek city council names new city administrator

Goose Creek city council names new city administrator
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Jake Broom has been named Goose Creek’s new city administrator and will take over duties Aug. 2.

Man killed after running into street

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:31 p.m.

A Goose Creek man was killed July 2 when he ran into the road and was struck by a vehicle, Berkeley County Chief Deputy Coroner George Oliver said Tuesday.

Buccaneers heading to Toronto on mission trip

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Charleston Southern’s mens basketball team will embark on a five-day trip to Canada from Aug. 6-11.

Crowfield hosts U.S. Kids golf tournament

Crowfield hosts U.S. Kids golf tournament
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Golfers from Venezuela, Panama and a smattering of states within the U.S. – 157 of the best young golfers in the nation – were in Goose …

Gators’ Cohen ready to break out

Gators’ Cohen ready to break out
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 5:13 p.m.

Who do we have coming back?

July 4 in Goose Creek UPDATED

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9:29 a.m.

Goose Creek July 4 celebration and fireworks

RedHawks 'playing with house money' UPDATED

RedHawks 'playing with house money'
Monday, July 4, 2016 11:02 a.m.

Perhaps it was by design. Perhaps it was simply the way the chips fell.

Registration for fall sports

Monday, July 4, 2016 11:07 a.m.

The City of Goose Creek Recreation Department is offering fall soccer, baseball and softball, and middle school volleyball leagues.

Public asked to submit dead birds to DHEC for West Nile testing

Public asked to submit dead birds to DHEC for West Nile testing

For the Independent

Saturday, July 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In an effort to stop the spread of West Nile, the public is being asked to safely retrieve “freshly dead” birds, and transport them to …

Charleston man charged in auto-ped crash that killed Summerville teens

Charleston man charged in auto-ped crash that killed Summerville teens
Friday, July 1, 2016 10:52 a.m.

Charleston County deputies have arrested a man in connection with an auto-pedestrian crash that resulted in the deaths of two Summerville teens June …

DHEC seeks public’s help to track mosquito-borne diseases

Friday, July 1, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public’s help in tracking the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

A bang for bucks

A bang for bucks
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Brightly colored containers have appeared along the roadsides throughout Berkeley and Dorchester counties as entrepreneurs are setting up shop for …

Goose Creek municipal judge resigns

Friday, July 1, 2016 1:42 p.m.

A longtime Goose Creek municipal judge has submitted her resignation effective July 1.

Chamber hosts community discussion

Chamber hosts community discussion
Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:50 a.m.

The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce gave mayors of cities across the county a chance Friday to update local business leaders about progress and …

Community meeting for Boulder Bluff park July 7

Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:56 a.m.

Goose Creek residents of Boulder Bluff and the surrounding area are invited to attend a community meeting on the future of the 48-acre public park across the street from Boulder Bluff Elementary School.

USDA: Avoid foodborne bacteria on the Fourth of July

Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:49 a.m.

No matter where you find yourself on the Fourth of July, you will probably see lots of food, beverages and grass-stained sneakers.

Sen. Scott stands with GOP on gun rules

Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:52 a.m.

U.S Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C. stated Thursday that more should be done to keep guns away from terrorists.

University of SC approves largest tuition hike in 5 years

Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The University of South Carolina has passed its biggest tuition hike in five years.

Crime in the county

Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 p.m.

According to a report from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, a man refused to return his ex-girlfriend’s car after she loaned it to him to go on a job interview. After attempts to reach the man for the return of the vehicle were unsuccessful, a deputy responded to Miami Street June 16 and also attempted to make contact with the …

Santee Cooper names Maddalone, Dembla as officers

Santee Cooper names Maddalone, Dembla as officers
Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:51 a.m.

The Santee Cooper Board of Directors has approved two new officers. Dom Maddalone has been named senior vice president of information systems and …

Escaped inmates back in custody

Escaped inmates back in custody
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:08 p.m.

All three inmates who escaped the Dorchester County detention center in St. George Friday morning have been apprehended, according to the Berkeley …

Jarrett new Stratford softball coach UPDATED

Jarrett new Stratford softball coach
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:40 a.m.

Ashton Jarrett was fortunate enough to strike a pose with a shiny state championship trophy as a high school softball standout at Hanahan almost a …

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