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High enrollment at public schools ‘surprises’ district staff prepared for growth

High enrollment at public schools ‘surprises’ district staff prepared for growth
Thursday, September 29, 2016 3:58 p.m.

There were plenty of new faces at the start of the new school year: 755 to be exact.

Google’s water demands “a threat to public health and safety” says Mt Pleasant Councilman

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:48 a.m.

A proposal to pump up to 1.5 million gallons of water daily from an aquifer in order to cool Google’s server farm near Goose Creek and Moncks Corner could imperil the area’s drinking water, a town councilman said.

Dorchester County deputy fired after arrest on prostitution charge UPDATED

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1:04 p.m.

North Charleston Police said they arrested a Dorchester County deputy accused of soliticing sex from an undercover officer on Friday.

Lederhosen, bratwurst & beer: Germans polka at Nexton UPDATED

Lederhosen, bratwurst & beer: Germans polka at Nexton
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:43 a.m.

Oktoberfest celebrates all things German

Four rural fire departments fail to provide public records

Four rural fire departments fail to provide public records
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:32 a.m.

Four rural fire departments that receive tax payer dollars have refused to provide financial information as part of a formal public records request. …

Football talk, episode 7

Football talk, episode 7
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 11:30 a.m.

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To spray or not to spray: County works to comply with residents’ wishes UPDATED

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:44 a.m.

There have been a lot of calls recently to Berkeley County’s mosquito abatement office in Moncks Corner — but not all of them are requesting service.

Domestic-related death speaks to S.C.’s high ranking of women murdered by men UPDATED

Domestic-related death speaks to S.C.’s high ranking of women murdered by men
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 10:42 a.m.

About 14 hours before the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an unconscious woman lying facedown in a Sangaree home, South …

Chargers set to face Oceanside UPDATED

Chargers set to face Oceanside
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:43 a.m.

Northwood Academy football Philip Keefe said a demanding early slate has his team prepared for the second half of the season.

Gators hunting for first victory

Gators hunting for first victory
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:01 a.m.

Goose Creek High School football coach Chris Candor admits there is some pressure mounting on the Gators to finally break into the win column.

RedHawks eyeing move to spring league

RedHawks eyeing move to spring league
Monday, September 26, 2016 3:01 p.m.

The Lowcountry RedHawks minor league football team finished the summer with a 3-8 record, ending up 10th out of 12 teams in the Central Carolina …

Local unemployment rate rises slightly

Local unemployment rate rises slightly
Monday, September 26, 2016 7:01 a.m.

While the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the fourth consecutive month, Berkeley County saw a slight increase in the …

Mosquito spraying to take place on Wednesday

Mosquito spraying to take place on Wednesday
Monday, September 26, 2016 5:47 p.m.

The Berkeley County Mosquito Abatement aerial application over Daniel Island, Thomas Island, the Clouter Creek and Yellow House Dredge Disposal Sites, …

Litter’s long journey to Old Santee Canal Park

Litter’s long journey to Old Santee Canal Park

For the Independent

Sunday, September 25, 2016 8:44 p.m.

On a map Old Santee Canal Park is a speck on the Cooper River, a long, winding seam of water connecting Lake Moultrie to the Atlantic Ocean. There is …

Bucs road warriors again

Bucs road warriors again
Sunday, September 25, 2016 10:08 p.m.

Charleston Southern’s football team has been a road warrior the first half of the season.

After mass bee death, county plans public meeting for solutions to aerial spraying

Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Community bee enthusiasts are invited to attend a special public meeting this month to voice solutions to Dorchester County’s aerial spraying dilemma, which in August accidentally killed 2 million-plus honeybees living in hives in and around Summerville.

GCHS student charged in assault UPDATED

Friday, September 23, 2016 1:16 p.m.

A Goose Creek High School student is in custody after a reported assault at the school Wednesday.

Homicide suspect to be extradited

Friday, September 23, 2016 12:07 p.m.

A man accused of killing his wife and fleeing from Sangaree to Georgia in her vehicle has been cleared for extradition, according to Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran.

Cobras win shootout in Hanahan UPDATED

Cobras win shootout in Hanahan
Friday, September 23, 2016 11:19 p.m.

With Cane Bay leading by more than three touchdowns early in the fourth quarter, Cobras head coach Russell Zehr decided to get his second-team unit a …

Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Bands returns

Gus Moody Memorial Tournament of Bands returns
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The music is returning to celebrate a notable Dorchester School District 2 icon.

Wando hangs on against Stratford UPDATED

Wando hangs on against Stratford
Friday, September 23, 2016 11:23 p.m.

The leader of the Wando defense may have put it best as he addressed his team following a region battle in the rain on Friday.

High enrollment at public schools ‘surprises’ district staff prepared for growth UPDATED

High enrollment at public schools ‘surprises’ district staff prepared for growth
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

There were plenty of new faces at the start of the new school year: 755 to be exact.

Highway Patrol stepping up enforcement along I-26

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Although the 100 Deadly Days of Summer are over, the Highway Patrol has partnered with local agencies to focus on enforcement on I-26 and remind motorists that driving safely is important all year.

U.S. Senate pass harbor deeping, earmarks federal funds for water authority

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:33 a.m.

Berkeley County’s economic development efforts could be bolstered by a new federal act making its way through Congress.

Berkeley public students to report to school Oct. 17 for Hermine makeup

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:32 a.m.

Tropical Storm Hermine hasn’t made her last impression on the Lowcountry. After Berkeley County School District schools closed due to the threat of rain and wind Sept. 2, the school district had to select a makeup day.

German subsidiary planning to invest $7.7 million create 61 new jobs

German subsidiary planning to invest $7.7 million create 61 new jobs
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:49 a.m.

• Stoba is establishing production operations in Berkeley County.

Senator Tim Scott awarded ACU’s Conservative Excellence Award

Senator Tim Scott awarded ACU’s Conservative Excellence Award
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:41 a.m.

For the third consecutive year, Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, will be awarded the Conservative Excellence Award from the American Conservative …

Local officials propose another plan for the completion of I-526

Local officials propose another plan for the completion of I-526

For the Independent

Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:50 a.m.

City and county officials quietly developed a plan to use local money to pay for improvements near the new port terminal on the former Navy base in …

Mayor’s history lectures return in October

Mayor’s history lectures return in October
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The City of Goose Creek’s unique history will be told this fall, as Mayor Michael Heitzler’s popular historical lecture series returns …

Palmetto State Armory opens its doors UPDATED

Palmetto State Armory opens its doors
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Palmetto State Armory store is officially open for business.

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