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Pictured: Bill Peagler
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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 […]

Pictured: Berkeley County Government Building
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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 […]

Pictured: Daniel Moore
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Goose Creek Welcomes New Assistant City Administrator

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The City of Goose Creek has a new Assistant City Administrator. Daniel Moore joined the city earlier this month. In his position, he will assist with the municipality’s day-to-day operations. “Daniel has a very positive attitude and a great work ethic,” Goose Creek City Administrator Jake Broom said. “He will serve a vital role in implementing the vision […]

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Sheriff Duane Lewis To Take Part In Panel Discussion On Immigration, Refugee Resettlement

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Discussions of illegal immigration and refugee resettlement continue to be two hot-button topics that divide Americans from coast to coast. But how do most people really feel about these issues? Well, it honestly depends on which polls you believe. What the Polls Say When it comes to illegal immigration, a Pew Research Center survey found that a solid majority […]

PICTURED: Mayor Heitzler is joined by (l-r) GCFD Building Official Bob Yarnall, GCFD Chief Steve Chapman and GCFD Building Inspector Ginger Spindler at the May 8 proclamation signing.
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May Is Building Safety Month In Goose Creek

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–The month of May has been proclaimed Building Safety Month in the City of Goose Creek. Mayor Michael Heitzler signed the proclamation on the morning of May 8 at City Hall. The proclamation recognizes that the city’s “growth and strength depends on the safety and economic value of the homes, buildings and infrastructure that serve our citizens. “Our […]

Pictured: A Vietnam War Veteran waving a peace flag.
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Berkeley County Invites Local Vietnam Veterans To A 50th Anniversary Ceremony

MONCKS CORNER, SC- Berkeley County Government is inviting Vietnam War veterans to attend a special County Council meeting on May 22, where they will be pinned with a Vietnam Veteran lapel pin and thanked for their service and sacrifice. The ceremony will start at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. The ceremony is […]

Pictured: Mayor Heitzler addresses the audience.
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Goose Creek Mayor’s Town Meetings Continue Thursday

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler’s town meetings continue this week, as residents of the Boulder Bluff and Beverly Hills neighborhoods are invited to discuss the city’s strategic plan. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at City Hall. Each town meeting includes a presentation by Mayor Heitzler on the city’s long-range goals, as well as […]

Pictured: Berkeley County Government Building
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Berkeley County Gets Most ‘Bang For Their Buck’ On Property Taxes In South Carolina

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County ranked among the top 10 counties in South Carolina for getting the most ‘Bang for their Buck’ on property taxes, according to data recently released from SmartAsset. SmartAsset is a financial technology company that just released its third annual study, showing a property tax rate of 0.52 percent in Berkeley County. In addition to property taxes, the study […]