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Coroner: Body of Missing Scuba Diver Recovered

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The two-day search for a missing scuba diver has come to a tragic end. During a news conference Monday, Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury announced that rescue crews recovered the diver’s body from the Cooper River around 12:30 p.m. The Berkeley County Rescue Squad, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and SCDNR had spent several days looking for the […]

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Berkeley County Coroner: 2 Traffic Fatalities in a 10-Hour Period

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Within ten hours, Berkeley County had 2 traffic deaths a mile apart on I-26 near the 187-mile marker.  At approximately 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 5), a sedan and an 18-wheeler collided in the west bound lane at mile marker 186 ½. The driver of the sedan, 88-year-old, James Reynolds of Dorchester, S.C. collided with a truck and then […]

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Berkeley Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Office, DNR Searching For Missing Diver

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A diver has gone missing on the Cooper River, according to Berkeley County first responders. The Berkeley  Rescue Squad, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and DNR are actively searching for the diver. First responders were notified of the diver’s disappearance shortly after 12 p.m. Saturday. A command post has been set up at the Cypress Garden boat landing. […]

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Goose Creek Police: Forgery Suspect’s Identity Sought

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The Goose Creek Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the individual involved with the forging of a check on 09/22/2017. Police say the subject pictured above utilized a forged check to purchase merchandise at 605 St James Avenue (Walmart) in Goose Creek. If you have any information as to identity of this subject, please contact […]

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Report: Average Credit Score In Berkeley County Is 647

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–When it comes to your finances, we all know that your credit score plays a big role. Your credit score often determines the interest rate you’ll pay for credit cards, car loans, mortgages and whether you’ll get a loan in the first place. Recently, LendEDU compiled a list of 150 towns and cities with the highest (and the lowest) […]

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Report: South Carolina’s Teen Birth Rate Continues Steady Decline

South Carolina’s teen birth rate has declined by 67% since peaking in 1991, continuing decades of success for communities acrost the state. This includes a 9% decrease from 2015 to 2016, landing the teen birth rate for 15-19 year olds at 23.8 per 1,000 females. Declines over the past 25 years have been most substantial among African American youth ages […]

SCSBA Executive Director Scott Price presented the association’s award along with Berkeley County School Board Chair Sally Ann Wofford to Google representatives Data Center Facilities Manager Paul Carff and Data Center Hardware Operations Manager Rob Sanchez.
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Google Named a ‘Champion for Public Education’ in Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) honored Google with a Champions for Public Education Award on Tuesday, September 26, during the Berkeley County School Board Meeting. SCSBA Executive Director Scott Price presented the association’s award along with Berkeley County School Board Chair Sally Ann Wofford to Google representatives Data Center Facilities Manager Paul Carff and Data Center […]

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BCSD Launches ‘Clear Bag or No Bag’ Entry at Goose Creek High School Football Games

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District (BCSD) leaders will begin piloting a “Clear Bag or No Bag” entry procedure at Goose Creek High School football games to take effect Friday, October 6, 2017. This proactive measure is part of an on-going safety initiative by the BCSD Safety and Security Office to continue to improve and advance district safety and security […]

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Police: PE Student Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Stratford High Student

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–A student PE teacher has been charged with the sexual battery of a 16-year-old female Stratford High School student, according to Major John Grainger with the Goose Creek Police Department. Police arrested Kendrick Roach, 23, on Monday. With his attorney present, officers say he turned himself into GCPD investigators where he was then transported to the Berkeley County […]

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Santee Cooper Approves Monetization of Toshiba Guaranty

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved today an Assignment and Purchase Agreement with Citibank, N.A., to sell the monetary rights of its portion of the $2.168 billion Toshiba Guaranty Settlement Claim. The agreement does not include the first-scheduled payment from Toshiba of $150 million. The agreement pays 91.5 percent of the settlement claim and Santee […]