Blotter: Man cuts himself on bottle of moonshine

Special to the Independent

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

On Nov. 10, a Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy responded to Rainey Drive in Ladson in response to a disturbance. When the deputy turned onto …

Gamecocks, Cougars claim pair coveted Green Wave athletes

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Several Green Wave athletes signed a national letter of intent Monday, including two pitchers who signed to play for the Gamecocks.

Dorchester District Two students receive Academic Awards

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester School District Two celebrated academic excellence at three separate Academic Awards ceremonies on Oct. 14 at Fort Dorchester High, Oct. …

Johnson, council talk duties of mayor, town administrator

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Many town folks were pretty upset when Summerville council members reviewed some big amendments at the last council meeting on Nov. 11 that change …


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Leadership Dorchester Class of 2015 presented the Summerville Dorchester Museum with a check for $2,000 for a Railroad Whistle Fountain for the …

Crime beat

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 8:01 a.m.

Deputies responded to a residence on Conners Drive in St. George on Nov. 10 and found several signs the home had been recently targeted for a break-in. One window was open with a chair underneath it; a door had damage to the frame; and a laundry room door had been kicked in, according to a report. Deputies said they added the home to a …

The Cassina group named one of the fastest growing companies in South Carolina

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:55 a.m.

At a recent awards presentation in Columbia, Charleston real estate firm The Cassina Group was recognized for its sustained growth. The …

Local nonprofits benefit from Coastal Community Foundation grants

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The ad hoc Open Grants Committee of Coastal Community Foundation is proud to announce funding of $339,825 for 41 local nonprofits that support the arts, education, environment, health, human needs and community development in Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester and Georgetown counties. This figure represents an 8 percent increase in total grant …

East Cooper Player of the Year contest returns UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:02 a.m.

Fourteen local preps from six area schools are in the running for this year's Tidelands Banks East Cooper Player of the Year award.

Charleston Listens to “I’m fine”

By Julie Chapman

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:06 a.m.

Special to the Moultrie News

Police Blotter - Woman overreacts and tosses dog poop at boyfriend

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:29 a.m.

A concerned citizen called police because a company car went driving by and the driver’s movements appeared as if he may be intoxicated.

School district receives AdvancED accreditation

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Berkeley County School District (BCSD) hosted an AdvancED External Review Team from Nov. 1, through Nov. 4. The External Review Team found that BCSD …

Latest BIRDS sculpture to be unveiled Thursday

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The B.I.R.D.S. Committee (“Birds In Residence: Downtown Summerville”) is pleased to announce the dedication of the 15th bird sculpture …

Ask Liz - Dealing with all those Holiday “Guilt Trips”

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Dear Liz,

Tuesday night runoff for Mount Pleasant Town Council UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Town Council candidates faced off Tuesday night in a runoff for two seats. Candidates Jim Ownes and will Haynie faced incumbent Chris …

Community Calendar

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:29 a.m.

The 3rd Annual True Blue Gala is Jan. 8, 2016 at the recently refurbished Gaillard Auditorium.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

From princesses to witches to ninjas to cowboys, Beech Hill Elementary was filled with storybook characters during their annual Storybook Character …

Foundation offers funding up to $10,000 for nonprofits

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Giving Back to Berkeley County Fund of Coastal Community Foundation is now accepting requests for funding of up to $10,000 from Berkeley County nonprofits addressing any community need. Online applications are available at http://coastalcommunityfoundation.org/grants/ and must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

Changes to the ordinances

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

There were a number of changes proposed to the ordinances pertaining to the mayor and council and town administrator. On Nov. 11, the first reading of the ordinance having to do with the powers of mayor and council passed with some changes

Not so fast UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Dear Editor,

State sets new boundary between Dorchester and Berkeley counties UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

More than 300 Dorchester County households will soon call Berkeley County home after a new boundary line goes into effect.

Tennis legends coming to Volvo Cars Open

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:41 a.m.

The 2016 PowerShares Series tour, a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary icons and world-renowned champions, is coming to Charleston as part of the Volvo Cars Open on Saturday, April 9th.

Public Workshop for Mount Pleasant Property Located on Rifle Range Road

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:31 a.m.

The public is invited to talk about the development of 245 acres of land on Rifle Range Road in Mount Pleasant.

Coroner: Car strikes, kills man

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 9:59 a.m.

A man died Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck and killed him near a North Charleston gas station.

Guardian ad Litem training offered this month

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Children who enter the foster care system are in need of caring adults to speak up for them in Family Court. The Guardian ad Litem is a strong child advocate for children. If you are over 21 and can give four to five hours a month to visit a child, you can change a child’s life.

Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:37 a.m.

I find it ironic that the same week that Mount Pleasant is chosen as one the Top 50 places to live in the country, that we vote out two town council members who got us here

Making changes for a fresh start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

I write to clarify the facts regarding the upcoming change in administration in the Town of Summerville.

Isle of Palms fireman loses job after sex charges filed UPDATED


Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:17 a.m.

A Berkeley County man is no longer working as an Isle of Palms fireman after he was charged last week with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

Togetherness key for Gators this season UPDATED

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:01 p.m.

Blake Hall’s fourth basketball team at Goose Creek High School could be his favorite but not because of its potential. He thinks this group of …

Bishop England vs. Lake Marion gallery UPDATED

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:12 p.m.

Bishop England fell to Lake Marion, 26-21, in the opening round of the Class AA playoffs Friday, Dec. 13 at Jack Cantey Stadium on Daniel Island.

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