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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 […]

The first phase includes widening approximately 3.6 miles of Clements Ferry Road from I-526 to Jack Primus Road.
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CHATS Approves Additional Funding For Clements Ferry Road Project

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler announced this morning that the Charleston Area Transportation Study Policy Committee approved an additional $9 Million for the Clements Ferry Road Phase 1 widening project. This project is currently under construction from I-526 to Jack Primus Road by Banks Construction Company, with a contract completion date of late 2019.  The Phase […]

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Berkeley County’s 2016 Audit Shows Increased Savings, Focus On Public Safety

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The fiscal year 2016 financial audit for Berkeley County showed continued improvement from the 2015 and 2014 reports. The County’s received an “Unmodified Opinion” from its outside auditors, Scott and Company. This represents the best possible opinion it can receive. The report reflects Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler’s first full fiscal year in office, from July 2015 to […]

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Berkeley County To Join ‘Keep America Beautiful’ Campaign

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County officials recently announced its new campaign “Keep Berkeley Beautiful,” joining the Keep America Beautiful affiliate. A kick-off meeting will be held Monday, February 13 at 1 pm in Council Chambers of the Administrative Building, located at 1003 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. The meeting is to help the county obtain its membership with Keep […]

Pictured: Tree falls on home in Macedonia following Hurricane Matthew (Via Deanna Renee Yates)
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Berkeley County To Hold Hurricane Matthew Review Public Meeting

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Berkeley County Government will hold a public meeting on Monday – February 6, 2017 – to study the preparations before, actions during, and responses after Hurricane Matthew by the county and its emergency partners. The meeting will begin at 3PM in the Council Chambers of the Berkeley County Administrative Building, located at 1003 Highway 52 in […]

Pictured: Bill Peagler gives 2017 address.
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Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler Delivers 2017 State Of The County Address

MONCKS CORNER, SC – Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler delivered his State of Berkeley County 2017 address Wednesday. During the address, which Peagler called his “Berkeley County is Open for Business, and Berkeley County Means Business” address, he highlighted the nearly $1.5 billion in economic development investments and the nearly 5,000 new jobs announced in his first two years in […]

Pictured: Governor Nikki Haley
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Gov. Nikki Haley Steps Down, Henry McMaster Assumes Power

  Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed Tuesday by the United States Senate as the next U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Upon confirmation, the governor stepped down to be sworn into her new role. Pursuant to Article IV, Section 11 of the South Carolina Constitution, Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster officially assumed the role of governor as soon as Gov. […]

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Berkeley County Council Votes In Favor Of Changing Form Of Government

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.—Berkeley County leaders have inched closer to changing the current form of government and eliminating the county’s long-standing supervisor position. In a 6-2 vote, council advanced first reading of the measure on Friday. Two more readings are needed before it’s then put to a public vote. If council approves the ordinance during the third reading, voters would have […]

Pictured: Mayor Michael Heitzler
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Goose Creek Mayor’s Town Meeting To Focus On Business

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Goose Creek Mayor Michael Heitzler wants to talk shop with the city’s business community. The Mayor is inviting Goose Creek business owners and business leaders to a town meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at City Hall. On the agenda is a discussion of the city’s strategic plans, with an emphasis on how those plans will […]