• Judge throws out 14-year-old George Stinney’s murder conviction from 1944

    On Wednesday, a circuit court judge threw out the murder conviction of a 14-year-old South Carolina teen convicted of killing two girls 70 years ago in rural Clarendon County. The niece of one of the victims lives here in Berkeley County. Earlier this year, lawyers representing the family of the late George Stinney demanded a new trial and a petition […]

    Judge throws out 14-year-old George Stinney’s murder conviction from 1944
  • New interim town administrator announced for Moncks Corner

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Moncks Corner Mayor Pro Tem Michael Lockliear announced Wednesday evening that an agreement has been made with a new interim Town Administrator. Former Charleston County Administrator Rowland Windham will begin serving as Town Administrator on January 2nd, when current Town Administrator Marc Hehn becomes Berkeley County Deputy Supervisor of Operations. To prepare for a smooth transition – Lockliear, […]

    Pictured: Roland H. Windham, Jr (Courtesy: Charleston Co. Government)
  • Bill Peagler announces new Berkeley Co. leadership team

    MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County Supervisor-Elect Bill Peagler announced the leadership team for his new administration on Tuesday. “I am proud to have assembled a team of top-level talent committed to my vision for our county – improving Berkeley’s economy, improving our residents’ trust in government, and improving the quality of life for our citizens,” said Peagler.  “I am grateful […]

    Pictured: Bill Peagler
  • Berkeley Co. residents receive degrees at FMU commencement exercises

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Three hundred and five degrees were awarded during commencement exercise at Francis Marion University Saturday, Dec. 13. James H. “Jay” Lucas, speaker pro tempore for the S.C. House of Representatives and attorney and one of the three recipients of honorary doctoral degrees, delivered the commencement address. Lucas told graduates that integrity and perspective along with faith, family, and […]

    Berkeley Co. residents receive degrees at FMU commencement exercises
  • Berkeley Co. recognizes National Board Certified Teachers

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District is proud to announce its newest National Board Certified Teachers. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) recognizes these educators as some of the best in the nation. Newly accredited teachers are Nicky Brett from College Park Elementary School, Juann Edmondson from Cane Bay High School, and Iris Lewis and Sarah Rickett from […]

    Pictured: Berkeley Co. School District
  • Fire destroys home in Cross, Red Cross responds

    CROSS, S.C.–According to a spokesperson with The American Red Cross, volunteers assisted one adult whose residence on Breeze Lane in Cross was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon. The Cross County Fire Department responded to the blaze. The Red Cross provided the victim with financial assistance for food and clothing as well as a comfort kit containing personal hygiene items. Last year the Palmetto South […]

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  • Report: South Carolina most at-risk state for shark attacks

    A new study by the University of West Florida might make you think twice about taking a swim in the ocean anytime soon. According to the university’s new report on shark attacks, Florida still has the world’s highest number of shark attacks her year, followed by states in South Africa and Australia. However, based on swimmer-to-attack ratio, the numbers showed […]

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  • Moncks Corner Police Dept. joins ‘Nextdoor.com’ to curb crime & improve community safety

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—The town of Moncks Corner is the latest community to join one of the newest, fastest growing social networks to help fight crime. The site is called Nextdoor.com. “The Moncks Corner Police Department is looking forward to utilizing this format to better communicate and respond to the needs and concerns of the community,” stated Steve Meadows, crime prevention […]

    Moncks Corner Police Dept. joins ‘Nextdoor.com’ to curb crime & improve community safety
  • Stanton to remain director Of S.C. Department Of Employment and Workforce

    Gov. Nikki Haley recently announced that Cheryl M. Stanton will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) during the second term. Appointed to the position by the governor in May 2013 and confirmed by the Senate later that month, Director Stanton has focused on improving the health and integrity of the unemployment […]

    Pictured: Cheryl Stanton
  • 16 stunning images from Berkeley County’s only ‘living nativity’

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–For the twelfth year in a row, hundreds of people showed up to view First Christian Church’s “Living Nativity” located on Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. For two days only, December 12th and December 13th, drivers got to see the Biblical account of Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. Below are some of the many images taken from […]

    16 stunning images from Berkeley County’s only ‘living nativity’
 
 

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Judge throws out 14-year-old George Stinney’s murder conviction from 1944

Judge throws out 14-year-old George Stinney’s murder conviction from 1944

December 17, 2014 at 6:29 pm

On Wednesday, a circuit court judge threw out the murder conviction of a 14-year-old South Carolina teen convicted of killing two girls 70 years ago in rural Clarendon County. The...

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Stanton to remain director Of S.C. Department Of Employment and Workforce

December 14, 2014 at 4:57 pm

Gov. Nikki Haley recently announced that Cheryl M. Stanton will continue serving as the director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) during...

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Berkeley Co. residents receive degrees at FMU commencement exercises

Berkeley Co. residents receive degrees at FMU commencement exercises

December 16, 2014 at 1:12 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Three hundred and five degrees were awarded during commencement exercise at Francis Marion University Saturday, Dec. 13. James H. “Jay”...

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16 stunning images from Berkeley County’s only ‘living nativity’

16 stunning images from Berkeley County’s only ‘living nativity’

December 13, 2014 at 11:29 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–For the twelfth year in a row, hundreds of people showed up to view First Christian Church’s “Living Nativity” located on Highway...

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Pictured: Roland H. Windham, Jr (Courtesy: Charleston Co. Government)

New interim town administrator announced for Moncks Corner

December 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Moncks Corner Mayor Pro Tem Michael Lockliear announced Wednesday evening that an agreement has been made with a new interim Town Administrator. Former...

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Are hackers after your medical records?

Are hackers after your medical records?

December 9, 2014 at 3:40 pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that HIPPA related healthcare data breaches have effected more than 34 million people nationwide. Jeremy Henley, the...

 

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Berkeley Co. School District to hold meetings for new attendance lines

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District will host four public meetings to gather community feedback concerning the potential changes to the 2015-2016 attendance lines. The first two meetings will be for members of the community interested in changes to the attendance lines for Cane Bay Elementary, Sangaree Elementary, Nexton Elementary, Sangaree Intermediate and College Park Elementary Schools. School district officials […]

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Multiple agencies battle large structure fire at old Georgia Pacific building

Multiple agencies battle large structure fire at old Georgia Pacific building

STEPHEN, S.C.—According to Moncks Corner Rural Fire Chief Scott Lee, multiple agencies were called out to the old Georgia Pacific building at 1851 Highway 35 in St. Stephen around 6:30 a.m. today. According to Lee, the fire was so large about ten different agencies throughout Berkeley County responded. As of 8:30 a.m., the fire is still going but Lee stated […]

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Construction finally underway for Moncks Corner Chick-Fil-A

Construction finally underway for Moncks Corner Chick-Fil-A

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—If you’ve traveled along Highway 52 in the heart of Moncks Corner lately, you’ve probably noticed a lot of construction taking place between the Wendy’s and BP gas station. Construction crews recently began clearing the way for the town’s very first Chick-Fil-A. The proposed Chick-Fil-A will be located at 601 North U.S. Highway 52 near the Walmart Supercenter. […]

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Moncks Corner mayoral election slated for late March

Moncks Corner mayoral election slated for late March

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—According to Adam Hammons, the director for Berkeley Co. Elections and Registration, the special election for Moncks Corner’s next mayor will take place on March 31st, 2015. “This is all based on Mayor Bill Peagler resigning on December 31st or January 1st,” added Hammons. On January 2nd, U.S. Senator Tim Scott will swear in Peagler as Berkeley County’s […]

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SC Highway Patrol begins DUI enforcement blitz this holiday season

SC Highway Patrol begins DUI enforcement blitz this holiday season

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) launched the 2014-2015 Christmas/New Year Sober or Slammer! enforcement blitz today to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries. SCDPS, joined by local law enforcement agencies and concerned community members, are encouraging motorists to celebrate the holidays responsibly by designating a driver for seasonal parties and events or face the […]

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Hibbett Sports officially open in Moncks Corner

Hibbett Sports officially open in Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–If you’ve traveled along Highway 52 in Moncks Corner, you may have noticed that a new sporting goods store has officially opening for business. Hibbett Sports now occupies the old Blockbuster store. The store officially opened to the public on November 1st and will employ approximately eight full and part-time team members. Announcing the opening, Jeff Rosenthal, President […]

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BCSD to stop paying for indicted communications director’s legal defense

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–As of Tuesday, The Berkeley Co. School Board will no longer use taxpayers’ money to provide legal defense for Amy Kovach. The district’s communications director was indicted earlier this year for an ethics violation and forgery. “This is a step in the right direction,” stated newly-elected school board member, Mac McQuillan. The board voted on the measure yesterday; […]

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Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC expanding Berkeley Co. manufacturing facility

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Mankiewicz Coatings, LLC, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing of high-quality coating systems for the aviation, automotive and general industry markets is expanding its operations in Berkeley County. “Mankiewicz Coatings has been a great corporate citizen in Berkeley County. It’s a pleasure to see companies of this caliber locate, grow and expand in our county,” stated Berkeley Co. […]

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Are hackers after your medical records?

Are hackers after your medical records?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that HIPPA related healthcare data breaches have effected more than 34 million people nationwide. Jeremy Henley, the director of breach services for ID Experts, recently appeared on The Bryan Crabtree Show to discuss the problem. On the show, he stated that there are several reasons why a thief might want to […]

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Berkeley Co. deputies investigate burglary at ATP Gun Shop

Berkeley Co. deputies investigate burglary at ATP Gun Shop

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—On Saturday, Berkeley Co. deputies responded to ATP Gun Shop on College Park Road in reference to a burglary that had occurred. When officers arrived, they went to the side of the building where they discovered someone had forced their way inside the business. A deputy stated that he noticed that the locks were beaten off of the […]

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