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Goose Creek Council to Allow Beehives in City

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–For bee enthusiasts who call Goose Creek home, they are now in luck. This week, in a 5-to-1 vote, Goose Creek City Council approved an ordinance that would allow homeowners to have beehives on their property. Before council voted, some residents, however, expressed their concern. “Has anyone considered the number of children or adults allergic to bees?” stated […]

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Berkeley County To Host Public Meeting On Road Widening Project

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County will host a public meeting at Cane Bay High School, located at 1624 State Road Summerville, S.C., on October 24, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. The meeting aims to answer questions and provide information regarding the proposed widening of US-176. This meeting will have a drop-in type format with displays for viewing, and citizens will […]

Pictured: Bill Peagler, Berkeley County's current supervisor
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Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler Appointed To National Association Of Counties Committee

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler has been appointed to serve as a member of the Environment, Energy and Land Use Policy Steering Committee for the National Association of Counties (NACo). “Committee membership at the national level is a serious commitment and responsibility, but it is also a rewarding experience,” NACo President Roy Charles Brook said in a letter […]

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Berkeley County Government Offices To Open September 12th

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Berkeley County Government offices will be open and fully operational Tuesday, September 12. Berkeley County leaders made the decision Monday afternoon after assessing the initial damage caused by Tropical Storm Irma. While leaders understand the storm caused some damage in the Tri-County area, they feel the County needs to provide services to citizens and visitors and begin the […]

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Berkeley County Council Issues “State of Emergency”

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County council issued a State of Emergency at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 7 as preparations continue for Hurricane Irma. Council approved this at a special called meeting Thursday afternoon. Additionally, the decision was made that all Berkeley County Government offices, including courthouses, will be closed, effective tomorrow, September 7. This closure will continue through Monday, September 11, […]

Pictured: New EMS station and Berkeley County Sheriff's Office substation.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Berkeley County EMS Station

CROSS, S.C.–The dedication of the new Berkeley County public safety building and the ribbon cutting for the new Berkeley County EMS Station 4 took place Thursday morning. The state-of-the-art EMS station will complete the public safety building where a Berkeley County sheriff substation has been operational since late March. “Berkeley County leaders are excited to see the public safety building near completion, showing […]

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Berkeley Supervisor Bill Peagler Announces Plans To Run For Re-Election

MONCKS CORNER, SC — Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler (R – Moncks Corner) announced this morning that he will seek re-election in 2018.  Peagler’s statement, posted on his Facebook page, reads as follows: “It has been a true honor serving the great people and businesses of Berkeley County as Supervisor for the past three years.  From streamlining government agencies to […]

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Berkeley County Council Passes FY 2017-18 Budget Without Millage Increase

MONCKS CORNER, SC- On Monday, June 26, 2017 Berkeley County Council passed the 2017-2018 County Fiscal Year budget. Council also passed the Berkeley County Water and Sanitation budget. The budget does not recommend a millage rate increase; therefore, Berkeley County will continue to have the lowest county government millage rate in the entire state. Council approved Berkeley County Government’s general […]

Photo: Joining Mayor Heitzler at the June 14 signing are local Amateur Radio operators (l-r) Linda Selleck, Steve Lamendola, Tom Lufkin, Ken Curtis and David Merritt.
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Goose Creek Mayor Proclaims Amateur Radio Week

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The City of Goose Creek has again tipped its hat to amateur radio operators in the Lowcountry. Mayor Michael Heitzler signed a proclamation at City Hall proclaiming June 19 to 25 as Amateur Radio Week in the city. The signing took place on Wednesday, June 14. The proclamation calls amateur radio a valuable tool for the city, especially […]

Pictured: John McCants
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Goose Creek Mourns Passing Of Former Council Member John McCants

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The City of Goose Creek is mourning the loss of longtime public servant John McCants. McCants, whose quiet, steady leadership played an integral role on Goose Creek City Council for 24 years, died on Friday, June 9. He was 83 years old. Mr. McCants’ 1992 election to City Council began a quarter-century of service that helped guide the […]