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SwampFest UPDATED

Friday, April 29, 2016 2:03 p.m.

Ashley Ridge High School held the annual SwampFest on Friday, a field day for special needs students in Dorchester District 2.

Letter: Dorchester County Career and Technology Center teaching life skills

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

To the Editor:

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 …

Free Aetna Dental Access card offered online this week

Friday, April 29, 2016 1:10 p.m.

All South Carolinians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. South Carolina Drug Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in 2009.

Student-decorated rockers heading to auction

Student-decorated rockers heading to auction
Friday, April 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A total of 58 artist-decorated rocking chairs – 16 of them children’s chairs – will go under the auctioneer’s hammer at …

Charleston’s wedding popularity inspires Monroe

Charleston’s wedding popularity inspires Monroe

For the Journal Scene

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

Author Mary Alice Monroe may be a New York Times best-selling author, but her heart is in the Lowcountry, among the Spanish moss and the hazy summers. …

Region 8-AAAA Track & Field Champinship Meet

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:47 p.m.

Pictures from the Region 8-AAAA Track & Field Championship Meet April 26 at Summerville High School. Teams included SHS, Ashley Ridge, Fort …

Reps. Murphy, Horne differ on disturbing schools bill

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

Two Dorchester County legislators differ on whether law enforcement should be allowed to charge students with disturbing schools.

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.

Green Wave softball team wins playoff opener

Green Wave softball team wins playoff opener
Friday, April 29, 2016 2:01 p.m.

The Green Wave softball team opened the Class AAAA playoffs with a 9-1 victory over Conway Wednesday.

Monsignor James A. Carter celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Monsignor James A. Carter celebrates 50 years of priesthood
Friday, April 29, 2016 6:03 a.m.

By Sully Witte

Wando vs. Academic Magnet gallery UPDATED

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:43 p.m.

Wando boys soccer defeated Academic Magnet, 2-0, Wednesday, April 27 at Wando Stadium in Mount Pleasant.

Town unveils improvements to Alhambra Hall following social media training event

Town unveils improvements to Alhambra Hall following social media training event
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Alhambra Hall was buzzing with excitement at a recent networking event and ribbon cutting ceremony. The East Cooper Hospitality Alliance recently …

Letter: Big issue; police car colors?

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To the Editor:

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future

Corner Renaissance converges at Depot, discusses plans for future
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The revitalization of Moncks Corner is a “program not a project,” said Beppie LeGrand of the Municipal Association of South Carolina. …

Frances R. Willis SPCA reduces fees on Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:25 p.m.

The Frances R. Willis SPCA in Dorchester County is inviting you to come join them in celebrating National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day this Saturday, April 30. It is a great excuse to look into adopting, rather than shopping for a new pet.

School board might nix public comments

School board might nix public comments
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:42 p.m.

DD2 is looking into scratching public comments off its agenda for future board meetings.

Knights earn playoff spot UPDATED

Knights earn playoff spot
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:09 p.m.

The Stratford boys soccer team qualified for the playoffs at the expense of their rival on the final night of the regular season.

Local landscape architect chosen as fellow in national society

Local landscape architect chosen as fellow in national society
Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:48 a.m.

Kenneth (Kenny) R. Seamon, principal of SeamonWhiteside, has been elevated to fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Wando baseball, softball drop playoff openers

Wando baseball, softball drop playoff openers
Thursday, April 28, 2016 1:52 p.m.

One game into the postseason, defending state champion Wando is facing elimination.

County crime

Thursday, April 28, 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.

Parents speak out against what they see as overly harsh discipline

Parents speak out against what they see as overly harsh discipline
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Two Dorchester District Two moms describe their fifth-grade sons in a similar way: they are good children, they said. They make good grades and have …

Letter: Strong mayor form is least transparent UPDATED

Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I have always been opposed to the Strong Mayor form of government. It is the least transparent administration. A Strong Mayor Council would give the mayor the authority to hire and fire staff. The ultimate in “good old boy systems.”

Public input sought for Volvo industrial site

Thursday, April 28, 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.

Seaside volunteer appreciation

Seaside volunteer appreciation
Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:59 p.m.

Student and athlete to watch, Sierra Stewart

Student and athlete to watch, Sierra Stewart
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A bystander at a recent Berkeley High School (BHS) track meet nodded approvingly while watching the competition.

Lowcountry AIDS Services identifies one-third of new HIV positive cases in S.C. last year

Lowcountry AIDS Services identifies one-third of new HIV positive cases in S.C. last year
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:26 p.m.

Launches Major New Fundraising Initiative for Outreach, Testing and Prevention

MPPD to hosts Prescription Take-Back Day at both Wal-Mart Locations April 30

MPPD to hosts Prescription Take-Back Day at both Wal-Mart Locations April 30
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Many households have medications that are outdated or no longer used because prescriptions change, conditions alter or people simply stop taking them. …

After hours of chase, nearly 10-foot gator caught on IOP beach

After hours of chase, nearly 10-foot gator caught on IOP beach
Thursday, April 28, 2016 10:18 a.m.

An Isle of Palms Animal Control officer and a contractor for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources removed an alligator between nine and …

Severe thunderstorm could bring damaging hail

Severe thunderstorm could bring damaging hail
Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:21 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Summerville and the surrounding Lowcountry until 6 p.m. Thursday.

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