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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 […]

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 […]

Pictured: Berkeley County Government Building
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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 […]