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Attention Boaters: Pinopolis Lock Will Not Operate During The Eclipse

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Pinopolis Lock will not operate on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., the timeframe during the eclipse. The lock, located on Lake Moultrie at the Jefferies Hydroelectric Station, will cease operations during that time for safety reasons. Digital signage at the lock will display the current operating status. Please remember that the […]

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Santee Cooper Testing Santee Dam Sirens Aug. 22nd

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper will test its sirens located below the Santee Dam and in the Santee River floodplain on Aug. 22 at approximately 9 a.m. The siren tests will be part of full-scale exercise to test Santee Cooper’s Emergency Action Plan for Dam Failure. The exercise will involve various municipal, county, state and federal agencies. “Safety is […]

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Berkeley County Deputies Investigating Deadly Ladson Shooting

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Deputies say they are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning in the Ladson area. At 5:51 a.m. this morning, deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to 104 Meese Road in Ladson regarding a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found a male subject in the backyard who had been shot and was no longer alive. […]

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Deputies: Suspect Wanted In Recent Gas Station Armed Robbery

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in a recent gas station armed robbery. Deputies say employees at The Circle K / Kangaroo located at 1677 North Main Street, Summerville was robbed at gunpoint at 2:55 a.m. on the morning of August 4th. The suspect is described as a black man […]

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Stolen Golf Cart Search Leads To Discovery Of Drugs, Stolen Firearms

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies seized several stolen guns and drugs following a complaint of a stolen golf cart. On Tuesday, August 8th a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office was following up on a complaint regarding a stolen golf cart possibly being in the front yard of a house on Willowood Road in Pineville. The deputy […]

Pictured: Santee Cooper Sign located in Moncks Corner
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Santee Cooper Board Cancels Rate Adjustment Process

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors recently authorized management to withdraw two proposed rate increases that if approved, would have taken effect in 2018 and 2019. The action follows the Board’s suspension last week of the construction of two nuclear power units at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. The Board’s vote cancels all steps in the rate […]

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Police: Man Intentionally Strikes Officer’s Car, Charged With Attempted Murder

On Saturday about 1:22 p.m., police say a man driving a Ford F-150 pickup struck a parked GCPD marked patrol car while the officer inside the patrol car was working on her in-car computer.  The evidence collected thus far suggests this was an intentional act. “The evidence collected thus far suggests this was an intentional act,” stated Major John Grainger […]

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Dr. Eddie Ingram Named New Berkeley County School District Superintendent

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County School District (BCSD) Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Eddie Ingram as the district’s new superintendent at their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 8. Dr. Ingram is currently the superintendent of Darlington County Schools but will assume his duties with the BCSD on Monday, August 21. “Although the final selection of a superintendent is the […]

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Deputies: Man Opens Fire On Pawn Shop Employees Using AR-15

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A man is behind bars and charged with attempted murder after deputies say he opened fire on several store employees inside a Ladson pawn shop. On Tuesday approximately 4:20 p.m., deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired at Big Buck’s Pawn Shop located at 113 College Park Road. Authorities say a […]