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Ariana Koza and Stephanie Heimer

Pregnant During the Holidays?

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–As the holiday season picks up momentum Ariana Koza of Goose Creek is keeping track of two deadlines –  Christmas and her due date.  Koza, a patient care tech in Trident Medical Center’s Emergency Department, is expecting her first child on December 28.  “I can definitely tell my energy level isn’t near what it is normally,” explained Koza.  […]


Santee Cooper Board Approves 2018 Budget

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – The Santee Cooper Board of Directors approved a $2.1 billion budget for 2018 at its regular monthly meeting this week. The 2018 budget includes $1.7 billion for the electric system, $9.8 million for the water systems and $378.6 million for capital expenditures. Approximately 42 percent of the $1.7 billion electric system budget is allocated for fuel […]

Pictured: Crowfield Golf Club is one of eight Charleston locations for the U.S. Kids Golf Local Tour.

Crowfield set to host U.S. Kids Golf tour

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Some of the area’s best young golfers will show off their skills at Crowfield Golf Club on Saturday, Dec. 16. Crowfield is one of eight golf courses hosting the U.S. Kids Golf Winter Local Tour for the Charleston area. Saturday’s one-day tournament is the tour’s second competition. Last week saw the first tour event held at Dunes West […]

Pictured: Corey Singleton
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Suspect in St. James Avenue Murder Surrenders to Police

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–A murder suspect wanted for a fatal shooting surrendered to investigators with the Goose Creek Police Department on Wednesday after, authorities confirmed. Corey Singleton, the suspect in the November 22th shooting murder of William Carter on St. James Ave., was booked into the Berkeley County Detention Center. He will await a bond hearing before a circuit court judge […]

Pictured: Brantley Thomas
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Ex-Berkeley County School District CFO Indicted on 15 Counts of Embezzlement, Forgery

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A state grand jury has indicted the longtime former chief financial officer who is accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Berkeley County School District. Brantley D. Thomas III is facing 14 counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery. According to the S.C. Attorney General’s Office, Thomas is accused of embezzling $458,493.35 from BCSD. […]

Pictured: Circuit Judge Kristi Harrington
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Berkeley County Circuit Court Judge Won’t Seek Re-Election

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A South Carolina judge who’s been a familiar face inside Berkeley County courtrooms for almost the last decade won’t seek re-election after state lawmakers recently questioned her temperament on the bench. Media outlets reported that a legislative panel recently grilled Judge Kristi Lea Harrington of Hanahan about dozens of attorneys who anonymously accused her of being condescending, demeaning and […]

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Deputies: 2 People Dead in Summerville Murder-Suicide

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred Monday morning. At approx. 11:36 a.m., the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Arabian Drive in the Summerville area of Berkeley County regarding a double shooting. Upon arrival, deputies say they found a deceased adult male and a deceased adult female in the front […]

Pictured: Brianna Bracy
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14-Year-Old Killed While Riding 4-Wheeler

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office has identified the teen killed in an ATV accident over the weekend. Deputy Coroner Kristin Mazzell has identified the victim as Brianna Bracy, 14, of Summerville. On Sunday, deputies responded to the Trinity Place Easement behind 525 Temple Road in the Ladson area in response to a 4-wheeler accident. When law enforcement arrived […]