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Berkeley County Elementary School on Lockdown

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An elementary school in Berkeley County is on lockdown following law enforcement activity in the area. J K Gourdin Elementary School went on lockdown shortly before 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The school is located in Pineville. “Right now we are assisting Orangeburg and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office,” stated Chief Mike Cochran with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. […]

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Berkeley County Nurse Practitioner Charged in Elder Abuse Scheme

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A Berkeley County nurse practitioner is in jail after authorities claim that she along with two other individuals were involved in a “horrific elder abuse scheme.” Cynthia Riley of Moncks Corner was recently taken into custody in Moncks Corner with assistance from the Berkeley County Sheriff Office, the U.S. Marshall Service, and the South Carolina Office of the […]

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Study: South Carolina Teacher Vacancies on the Rise

The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) has released its South Carolina Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report for the 2017-18 school year. As has been the trend in recent years, more public school teachers are leaving their positions, causing more vacancies and the need for more teachers to fill those vacancies. Approximately 6,700 teachers left their positions […]

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Berkeley Propane Company Experiencing Backlog

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley Propane Company is experiencing a historically high request for propane this winter, according to spokesperson Lisa Stilley. Beginning late December, the requests for tank fills tripled in volume which added to an existing backlog of providing service to our consumers that has grown beyond a reasonable amount of time. “We are doing everything in our power to […]

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Berkeley Career Express Program Coming Up

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Career Express program will offer a combine Digital Literacy, Career Ready, ACT Soft Skills and Adult Education/General Development (GED) class for various Berkeley County Communities. The class is for unemployed or underemployed residents who are dedicated to pursuing education and career training. Each participant will receive a Chromebook, to study and work at home during their […]

Voting on April 3 will take place at the Goose Creek Municipal Center.
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Filing for Goose Creek City Council, Mayoral Candidates Takes Place Jan. 18 – Feb. 2

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–It’s an election year in the City of Goose Creek. Election Day is Tuesday, April 3, when voters will elect a Mayor and three City Council members. If you’re interested in running for City Council or Mayor in 2018, here’s what you need to know. Filing to become a candidate takes place at the Berkeley County Voter Registration […]

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Berkeley County School District CFO Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Money Laundering & Public Corruption

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–United States Attorney Beth Drake announced Tuesday that Brantley Thomas, 61, of Hanahan pled guilty to a total of twenty federal charges involving Embezzlement, Money Laundering and Public Corruption. Evidence provided at the guilty plea established that Thomas, as the Berkeley County School District (BCSD) CFO, was responsible for paying BCSD vendors.  When payment was due to certain […]

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Police: Woman Arrested After Attempting to Steal Mail

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–A Ladson woman was taken to jail after Goose Creek police say she attempted to steal someone’s mail. Police identified the woman as Jennifer West. She was taken into custody after a resident in the Hamlets subdivision observed her attempting to steal mail and notified the Goose Creek Police Department. A patrol officer located West’s black Chevrolet Sonic as […]

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Lecture on Battery Warren Jan. 19; Tour of Site Jan. 20

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Museum and Heritage Center in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service is launching its “History in Your Backyard” series. Events begin Friday, Jan. 19, with a 5:30 p.m. lecture at Goose Creek City Hall, followed by a tour on Jan. 20 of Battery Warren located on the Santee River. The lecture is by Robert Pasquill, […]

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Coroner ID’s SCDOT Worker Who Died After Falling on Ice, Snow

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office has identified the SCDOT worker who died after slipping on the ice during last week’s snowy weather. The employee’s name is Clyde McCants, 65, of Bonneau. On Friday, January 5 at 8 a.m. is when McCants slipped and fell on the ice and snow, stated Coroner Bill Salisbury. The accident happened in the DOT […]