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  • Berkeley Co. Superintendent Responds To Goose Creek Assistant Principal’s Arrest

    Following the recent arrest of Goose Creek Assistant Principal Paul Herman, Berkeley County  School Superintendent Dr. Rodney Thompson has issued the following statement: “The District learned this week that an employee of Goose Creek High School has been arrested and charged with a violation of S.C. Code Section 16-3-755(B) (Sexual battery with a student 16 or 17 years of age […]

    Pictured: Paul Herman (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. School District)
  • Police Need Help Finding Driver Who Fatally Struck Goose Creek Bicyclist

    Two days after a driver hit Jathon Bellamy III of Goose Creek in North Charleston no charges have yet to be filed. According to North Charleston Police Department Spokesperson Spencer Pryor, the 46-year-old bicyclist died after an unknown driver struck him at Cosgrove Avenue and Azalea Drive. The driver reportedly fled the scene. Police say the accident happened shortly after […]

    Police Need Help Finding Driver Who Fatally Struck Goose Creek Bicyclist
  • ‘Shuckin’ in the Park’ Oyster Roast Set For March 14th At Old Santee Canal Park

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–The 16th annual Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast is Saturday, March 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. In addition to oysters, this briny feast will feature activities for children, including a free jump castle, and live entertainment from Customs 4 and Friends, whose blend of beach music, oldies and […]

    ‘Shuckin’ in the Park’ Oyster Roast Set For March 14th At Old Santee Canal Park
  • Little Girl Inspires Random Acts Of Kindness In Berkeley County

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–One little girl is bringing out the good in Berkeley County by encouraging others to perform random acts of kindness this coming Saturday. Unfortunately, the sad part is she’s not physically here to see it all in action. However, her mom, Kelly DeHay, knows she’s smiling down from heaven. “That’s just how Kasey was. She was outgoing and […]

    Pictured: Kasey
  • Berkeley Co. Family Riding High Off Recent Family Feud Win

    Hilarious moments from Family Feud: BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Family Feud is one of the biggest game shows in prime-time television, and for one lowcountry family they went from watching the show to becoming actual contestants recently. “No doubt it is easier playing from home,” stated Rick Kirkpatrick of Daniel Island. “When you are sitting on your couch, you don’t have to beat […]

    Berkeley Co. Family Riding High Off Recent Family Feud Win
  • Berkeley Co. School District Conducts Poll For Class Make Up Day

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Tuesday, the Berkeley Co. School District cancelled classes as a precautionary measure under the advisement of the National Weather Service and the Berkeley County Emergency Operations Center. Due to the cancellation of school, the Berkeley County School District must make up the school day. There are two remaining dates allocated as inclement weather make up days: Friday, […]

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  • The Carolinas Brace For Second Winter Storm In Three Days

    The Carolinas are expected to be hit with the second winter storm in three days, starting tonight throughout Thursday. Some areas could experience up to 8 inches of snow. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has already declared a State of Emergency and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has done the same for 31 counties in South Carolina. “We encourage motorists […]

    From last year's winter storm in Berkeley County.
  • Van Driver Charged In Berkeley Co. School Bus Crash Wednesday

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–An early morning crash caused quite the scare for a Berkeley Co. bus driver headed to school early Wednesday morning. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, shortly after 6 a.m., the driver of the school bus came to a complete stop while on South Live Oak Drive near Oakley Road in Moncks Corner. That’s when Trooper Hannah […]

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  • Goose Creek Police Looking For Woman Accused Of Using Stolen Credit Card

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Goose Creek Police Department needs help identifying the individual seen here in the image taken from Wal-Mart in Goose Creek. They say that on February 12, 2015, at approximately 5:59 PM, the suspect entered the business and purchased items using a stolen credit card in the amount of $210.88. If you have any information regarding this incident, […]

    Have you seen her??? (Courtesy: Goose Creek Police Department)
  • Have You Seen This Exotic Kitty In Berkeley County?

    The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a strange looking feline. For all we know it could very well be roaming around in Berkeley County. According to deputies, an owner was walking her 10-month-old African Serval on a walking trail near Bassett Court on James Island when it got frightened by a dog. The Serval slipped out of […]

    Courtesy: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office
 
 

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Pictured: Paul Herman (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. School District)

Berkeley Co. Superintendent Responds To Goose Creek Assistant Principal’s Arrest

February 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Following the recent arrest of Goose Creek Assistant Principal Paul Herman, Berkeley County  School Superintendent Dr. Rodney Thompson has issued the following statement: “The...

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2014 ‘Celebrate The Season’ Raises Over  $112,000 For Charity

2014 ‘Celebrate The Season’ Raises Over $112,000 For Charity

February 13, 2015 at 9:05 pm

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — The 2014 Celebrate The Season, supported by 51 local businesses and organizations, raised $112,544.29 for charities serving Berkeley County and the...

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Berkeley Co. School District Conducts Poll For Class Make Up Day

February 25, 2015 at 10:06 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–On Tuesday, the Berkeley Co. School District cancelled classes as a precautionary measure under the advisement of the National Weather Service...

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‘Shuckin’ in the Park’ Oyster Roast Set For March 14th At Old Santee Canal Park

‘Shuckin’ in the Park’ Oyster Roast Set For March 14th At Old Santee Canal Park

February 26, 2015 at 8:46 pm

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–The 16th annual Shuckin’ in the Park Oyster Roast is Saturday, March 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at Old Santee Canal Park in Moncks Corner. In addition...

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Former S.C. Trooper Marty Housand Announces Run For Sheriff

February 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Via Press Release: BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–At noon standing in front of his Family’s hardware store, Central True Value Hardware, Marty Housand formally announced his...

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Court Ruling Favors 2 Hospitals In Berkeley Co., Trident Hospital Considers Legal Action

Court Ruling Favors 2 Hospitals In Berkeley Co., Trident Hospital Considers Legal Action

February 18, 2015 at 6:58 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Today, the South Carolina Court of Appeals ruled that Roper St. Francis can move forward with plans to build a 50-bed hospital in Berkeley County. For...

 

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Pictured: Paul Herman (Courtesy: Berkeley Co. School District)

Goose Creek High Assistant Principal Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Student

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Detectives with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, as well as a member of the U.S. Marshal’s Joint Criminal Apprehension Team, arrested 36-year-old Paul Jette Herman at his residence in Moncks Corner following an investigation into allegations he had an illicit sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female student at Goose Creek High School, where Herman is an assistant principal. […]

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Classes Canceled For Berkeley Co. Students Tuesday

Classes Canceled For Berkeley Co. Students Tuesday

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District is closing all schools, school offices and cancelling school activities for Tuesday, February 24, 2015. This includes all teachers, staff and administrators – schools and offices will be closed all day tomorrow. Based on close cooperation with local government, state and national weather services and emergency management agencies, Berkeley County School District decided to […]

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Elsa From ‘Frozen’ Arrested By Hanahan Cops, Charged With Berkeley County’s Cold Front

Elsa From ‘Frozen’ Arrested By Hanahan Cops, Charged With Berkeley County’s Cold Front

HANAHAN, S.C.—In Berkeley County, we dread cold weather. Anything below 70 degrees is unacceptable. Unfortunately, in a matter of 24 hours, the weather has gone from pleasant to downright cold. However, there ‘may’ be a pretty good explanation for the sudden drop in temperature. While on patrol Monday, Hanahan Police noticed a blonde chick in a fancy dress getting a little […]

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Former S.C. Trooper Marty Housand Announces Run For Sheriff

Via Press Release: BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–At noon standing in front of his Family’s hardware store, Central True Value Hardware, Marty Housand formally announced his campaign today to become the next Berkeley County Sheriff. Housand is a veteran law enforcement officer having spent more than two decades on duty with the South Carolina Highway Patrol and as the former Police Chief […]

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Early Morning Fire Damages Moncks Corner Applebee’s

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Multiple agencies responded to the Applebee’s in Moncks Corner at approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday after they say a fire started inside the restaurant. The Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department, Whitesville Rural Fire Department and Moncks Corner Fire Department quickly responded to the scene. According to firefighters on scene, the fire started in the trash can located inside the […]

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Berkeley County School District To Host ‘Kick-Off to Kindergarten’

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District is hosting its ‘Kick-Off to Kindergarten’ event Feb. 23-27.  The district will begin registering three-, four-, and five-year-olds for its early childhood programs for the 2015-16 school year. Programs include the Head Start program (K-3 and K-4), the Childhood Development Education Program (CDEP) (K-4) and Kindergarten (K-5). “We are calling this our ‘Kick-Off to […]

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American Red Cross: Bonneau Family Of Five Loses Home In Fire

BONNEAU, S.C.–Friday afternoon, American Red Cross disaster-trained volunteers assisted a family of five, two adults and three children, whose home located on Lake Moultrie Drive in Bonneau was destroyed by fire. The Bonneau Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross provided the family with financial assistance for food and clothing, along with comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, […]

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Thirty Year Active Lawman Dan Isgett Files For Berkeley County Sheriff

Thirty Year Active Lawman Dan Isgett Files For Berkeley County Sheriff

VIA PRESS RELEASE: BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Dan Isgett filed to run for the Republican nomination for Berkeley County Sheriff. This is to fill the term that was opened up when Wayne DeWitt resigned as Sheriff. The election will take place on April 21. “The people of Berkeley county deserve the best protection possible and the peace of mind that comes with […]

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8 Candidates File For Berkeley Co. Sheriff Today, More Expected To

8 Candidates File For Berkeley Co. Sheriff Today, More Expected To

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to Adam Hammons, director for Berkeley County Elections and Voter Registration, as of 3 p.m. Friday a total of eight people have filed for sheriff of Berkeley County. Hammons says he expects more to also file. “We have heard as many as 15, not sure if that many will follow through and file,” stated Hammons. “I would […]

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BCSO: Five Arrested And Nine Burglary Cases Cleared

BCSO: Five Arrested And Nine Burglary Cases Cleared

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office simultaneously executed four search warrants in the Goose Creek and Summerville areas Thursday resulting in the recovery of approximately $20,000 in stolen property, including two firearms. According to BCSO Spokesperson Dan Moon, deputies with the Criminal Investigations Division, Narcotics Enforcement Unit and Selective Enforcement Team executed the warrants on two residences, […]

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