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  • Two people killed in separate traffic accidents overnight

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to Berkeley Co. Deputy Coroner George Oliver, at 12:49 a.m. Sedaris Mabry, 55, of Moncks Coroner, was struck by a truck on North Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner. The accident happened near Berkeley Middle School. Oliver stated that the truck left the scene of the accident and was later found near 17A and State Road by […]

    Two people killed in separate traffic accidents overnight
  • Goose Creek tattoo artist to star in new season of “Ink Master”

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–All right, Berkeley County reality TV fans.  Make sure you have your eyes glued to Spike TV starting this Tuesday. That’s when Goose Creek’s Emily Elegado, a tattoo artist at Roses and Ruins in Summerville, will be representing the lowcountry in the fifth season of the Spike TV reality show “Ink Master.” Elegado along with tattoo artists from […]

    Goose Creek tattoo artist to star in new season of “Ink Master”
  • Letter to the Editor: Voter supports Rindy Ryan For Berkeley Co. School District 2

    (Open letter from Dr. Allie Clay on why she’s supporting Rindy Ryan, a former school teacher,  for Berkeley County School Board District 2.) To the Editor: I was thrilled to find out that Rindy Ryan is running for a seat on the Berkeley County School Board. Okay- full disclosure- she’s a friend of mine. But that is really beside the […]

    Pictured: Rindy Ryan
  • Beloved firefighter & devoted family man laid to rest

    GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—There was hardly a dry eye in the building as hundreds of people from around the country gathered at Northwoods Assembly Church in Summerville to remember a firefighter who touched so many lives during his short time here on earth. Four days ago, Steven “Skip” Skipton Sr. lost his courageous battle against cancer after it spread to his […]

    Beloved firefighter & devoted family man laid to rest
  • Area leaders celebrate grand opening of CresCom Bank’s Cane Bay branch

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Another business has opened its doors to the public in Berkeley County. Today, CresCom Bank celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony following by lots of good food. The new branch is located within The Market, a retail-shopping complex in Berkeley County. Representatives from the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce participated in the special ceremony. Berkeley Co. […]

    Area leaders celebrate grand opening of CresCom Bank’s Cane Bay branch
  • Berkeley Co. jury convicts man for criminal domestic violence

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Solicitor Scarlett A. Wilson announced today that defendant, Anthony “Tony” Moody, was found guilty of Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature on Tuesday. Circuit Court Judge Roger Young sentenced Moody to ten years suspended to three years in the South Carolina Department of Corrections followed by five years of probation. Moody was represented by Beau […]

    Pictured: Anthony Moody (Courtesy: BCSO)
  • Steve Skipton Sr. memorial service & procession route announced

    Important message from SConFire.com about the memorial for beloved firefighter Stephen “Skip” Skipton Sr: A Firefighter Memorial  service will be held Thursday, August 28th,  at The Northwoods Assembly, 2600 North Main Street, Summerville, SC.   Viewing will be held from 1100 to 1300 hrs.,with a Full Firefighter Honors  Memorial service to follow at 1300hrs.  Any fire department wishing to attend with apparatus and […]

    Pictured: Steven "Skip" Skipton Sr.
  • Very first BBQ festival & competition planned for Moncks Corner

    MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Who in Berkeley County doesn’t enjoy some good barbeque? That’s what we thought.  Here, EVERYONE loves some good BBQ.  In fact, it’s about as common as sweet tea.  Heck, the two even go perfect together.  For those who can’t resist this good stuff, you’re in luck. The Town of Moncks Corner will be hosting the 1st Inaugural Town […]

    Pictured: Pulled BBQ Pork
  • Local first responders to conduct mock disaster rescue, volunteers needed

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—The last major disaster to rock the Palmetto State was Hurricane Hugo in 1989.  If you talk to many people, they’ll tell you the state is long overdue for another major disaster. If and when that happens, first responders want to be ready. On September 24th and 25th, the South Carolina Aquatic Helicopter Rescue Team (SC-HART) will take […]

    Local first responders to conduct mock disaster rescue, volunteers needed
  • Inmate who ran away from deputy back in custody

    BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Co. Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Dan Moon, a 20-year-old female inmate is back in custody after running from a deputy at Trident Hospital early this morning. Chelsea Renee Sones had been transported to the hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen and had been treated at the ER and released. Moon says as she was being […]

    Pictured: Chelsea Renee Sones (Courtesy: BCSO)
 
 

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Two people killed in separate traffic accidents overnight

Two people killed in separate traffic accidents overnight

August 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—According to Berkeley Co. Deputy Coroner George Oliver, at 12:49 a.m. Sedaris Mabry, 55, of Moncks Coroner, was struck by a truck on North Live Oak...

Business »

Area leaders celebrate grand opening of CresCom Bank’s Cane Bay branch

Area leaders celebrate grand opening of CresCom Bank’s Cane Bay branch

August 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Another business has opened its doors to the public in Berkeley County. Today, CresCom Bank celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony...

EDUCATION »

Pictured: Rindy Ryan

Letter to the Editor: Voter supports Rindy Ryan For Berkeley Co. School District 2

August 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

(Open letter from Dr. Allie Clay on why she’s supporting Rindy Ryan, a former school teacher,  for Berkeley County School Board District 2.) To the Editor: I was thrilled...

Entertainment »

Goose Creek tattoo artist to star in new season of “Ink Master”

Goose Creek tattoo artist to star in new season of “Ink Master”

August 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–All right, Berkeley County reality TV fans.  Make sure you have your eyes glued to Spike TV starting this Tuesday. That’s when Goose Creek’s...

Government »

S.C. House to focus on stronger criminal domestic violence laws for next session

S.C. House to focus on stronger criminal domestic violence laws for next session

August 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Speaker Bobby Harrell appoints Special Committee to begin work on improving S.C.’s Criminal Domestic Violence laws. With more than 300 South Carolina women killed by...

Health »

Clinical psychologist weighs in on the tragic death of Robin Williams

Clinical psychologist weighs in on the tragic death of Robin Williams

August 15, 2014 at 4:51 pm

It’s been four days since the untimely passing of one of the greatest comedians of all time. To say the death of Robin Williams shocked the world is a major understatement....

 

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S.C. House to focus on stronger criminal domestic violence laws for next session

S.C. House to focus on stronger criminal domestic violence laws for next session

Speaker Bobby Harrell appoints Special Committee to begin work on improving S.C.’s Criminal Domestic Violence laws. With more than 300 South Carolina women killed by domestic abuse over the last 10 years, Harrell said, “There is more that we can do as a state to better protect our citizens and help prevent this type of abuse. It’s time to make […]

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More than 451,000 Palmetto state residents - a 1.5% increase from 2013 - are expected to travel more than 50 miles from home.

Economic growth, cheaper gas fuel increase in SC Labor Day travel

A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second straight year for South Carolinians, making it the highest number of travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas. More than 451,000 Palmetto state residents – a 1.5% increase from 2013 – are expected to travel more than 50 miles […]

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Disciplinary complaint against solicitor’s office dismissed

Disciplinary complaint against solicitor’s office dismissed

The Commission of Lawyer Conduct and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel have dismissed  complaints filed against Solicitor Scarlett Wilson by both a Columbia attorney, Desa Ballard, and Myrtle Beach attorney, Bobby Frederick. According to Solicitor Scarlett Wilson the dismissal does not come as a surprise because she says her staff has never once behaved unethically. “We have a great group […]

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Summerville man wishes to remain anonymous.

S’ville man a lot richer after buying winning ticket from a Cane Bay grocery store

  BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–After finding out he won a $1 million lottery prize, a Summerville man who wishes to remain anonymous sat down and did his own financial planning. The result—paying off bills, saving and investing disappointed his wife. “I was raised to save money and buy the things you need,” he said. But his wife feels strongly that they […]

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Pictured: Loney Garrett (Courtesy: BCSO)

After 200 dogs found dead, Goose Creek man pleads guilty to animal cruelty

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Today, a Goose Creek man accused in a horrific case of animal cruelty faced a judge. According to Deputy Solicitor Bryan Alfaro, Loney Garrett, 66, pled guilty to ten counts of ill treatment of animals. Each count carries a range of 180 days to five years behind bars. Alfaro says sentencing will be scheduled after the pre-sentencing report […]

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Coroner: Biker loses control of motorcycle, killed on Bushy Park Road

Coroner: Biker loses control of motorcycle, killed on Bushy Park Road

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Co. Coroner Bill Salisbury, shortly after 8:00 a.m. today, 61-year-old Brian Christian Giesick of Ladson was traveling on Bushy Park Road near the boat landing when he wrecked riding his motorcycle. Salisbury says he was on his way home from work and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:55 […]

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Santee Cooper approves $10.85 million in loans for 4 industrial development projects serving rural SC

Santee Cooper approves $10.85 million in loans for 4 industrial development projects serving rural SC

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved $10.85 million in loans today to advance four commercial and industrial development projects that will benefit rural South Carolina. Today’s loans support projects representing a total $23.5 million in infrastructure investment when local financing is included. Projects receiving the funding are located in Beaufort, Orangeburg, Calhoun and Jasper counties. […]

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Clemson Extension offers additional canning classes

Two final summer canning classes are scheduled during the month of September. Jams and Jellies will be taught on September 6th in Moncks Corner. The class will be held at Carolina Harvest located at 978 South Live Oak Drive ( Hwy 17-A ) from 10:00 am – Noon. Participants will be engaged in the step-by step preparation of a luscious […]

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DNR courtesy boating inspections set during Labor Day weekend

  In an effort to keep state waterways safe during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division will again be conducting courtesy safety inspections at some public boat landings.  S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) boating safety and enforcement officers will perform a quick, but thorough, inspection for items such as required […]

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Pictured: Stephen "Skip" Skipton Sr.

Beloved firefighter loses his courageous battle against cancer

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—After a courageous battle against cancer, Stephen “Skip” Skipton Sr. is now at peace. The dedicated firefighter, father, husband and friend lost his battle against the disease Saturday evening. For those who had the pleasure of knowing him, to say he will be missed is an understatement. After receiving the devastating news of his passing, friends quickly took […]

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