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Report: Nearly 6,500 public school teachers did not return to their teaching positions for the 2016-17 school year.
Education

Report: SC Teacher Shortage Concerns Continue To Grow

According to results from the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Fall 2016 Supply and Demand Survey, more teachers are leaving their classrooms each year. Nearly 6,500 public school teachers did not return to their teaching positions for the 2016-17 school year. More than 1,640 of these teachers took a teaching job in a different South Carolina district, […]

Via Berkeley County Sheriff's Office
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Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Earns CALEA Reaccreditation

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has earned reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office was initially accredited in 2013. By receiving reaccredited status from CALEA, an agency is recognized by its peers that it meets or exceeds the key benchmarks for the profession in over 400 different standards areas. […]

Pictured: Goose Creek High School
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Deputies: Student Arrested After Bringing Loaded Gun To Goose Creek High School

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Berkeley County deputies say a student was arrested after bring a loaded firearm to Goose Creek High School. “The student was arrested without incident,” stated Chief Deputy Mike Cochran. Cochran added that no students were threatened or injured prior to the arrest. Deputies did not say what led to the arrest; however, they say more details will be released […]

Pictured: Jordan Winfield (Via Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies: Victim Received Sexually Explicit Video, Facebook Messages From Stranger

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, a man received inappropriate video and several sexually explicit messages through Facebook from a person he didn’t even know. Deputies say on Thursday, the victim contacted Berkeley County Sheriff’s investigators to complain about several incongruous messages that were being sent to him by an unknown male. Officers say the victim told the person to […]

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Business

Berkeley County’s First Solar Farm Now Generating Electricity

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County is “going green” in a major way. On Friday, the county’s largest solar farm officially began pumping out electricity. The solar farm sits on a 4-acre former landfill site at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center at Bushy Park in Goose Creek. Cooper River Partner invested $2.7 million dollars into the project. It is the the first […]

Pictured: Berkeley County Government Building
Politics

Berkeley County Council Votes In Favor Of Changing Form Of Government

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Berkeley County leaders have inched closer to changing the current form of government and eliminating the county’s long-standing supervisor position. In a 6-2 vote, council advanced first reading of the measure on Friday. Two more readings are needed before it’s then put to a public vote. If council approves the ordinance during the third reading, voters would have […]

Pictured: Ridge Baptist Church
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Berkeley County Announces Additional Warming Center For Saturday

GOOSE CREEK, SC – With severe winter weather expected to affect the area in the coming days, Berkeley County’s Emergency Preparedness Department announced an additional warming center will be available in Berkeley County starting Saturday night. Ridge Baptist Church, located at 2168 Ridge Church Road in Summerville, will serve as a warming center on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights. The […]

Pictured: Pickleball combines elements of badminton and tennis, and is played with a paddle and plastic ball.
Entertainment

Free Pickleball Clinic Set For January 18th In Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–A free Pickleball Clinic will take place Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Goose Creek Community Center. The clinic begins at 9 a.m. for beginners, and 10:30 a.m. for intermediate players looking to improve their skills. Participants will learn all about the unique sport, including rules, scoring, terms and basic strokes. Participants must register at the Community Center by […]

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Business

Berkeley Chamber Accepting Applications For 2017 Leadership Class

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley Chamber is now excepting applications for the 2017 Leadership Berkeley Class. Leadership Berkeley informs and motivates emerging professionals and leaders by introducing them to the inner workings of Berkeley County, one of the fastest growing counties in the state. Participants are provided with the key elements that effect businesses and residents along with insight to all […]