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City of Hanahan Makes Sandbags Available, Establishes Hurricane Info Line

HANAHAN, S.C.–With South Carolina expected to feel the impacts of Hurricane Irma in the next few days, the City of Hanahan is preparing for the worst. According to city leaders, Hanahan is being provided sand and bags by Berkeley County to assist those in need. Hanahan city employees will be on hand to assist with the filling and loading of […]

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Education

Berkeley County Schools & Offices To Close Friday In Preparation of Hurricane Irma

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County School District’s (BCSD) leaders have made the decision to close all schools on Friday, September 8, 2017, to allow students, staff, and their families time to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Schools will also be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in anticipation of the storm. Essential personnel including maintenance and facilities, […]

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Berkeley County Emergency Operations Center To Move To OPCON 3

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.– Berkeley County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will move to OPCON 3 at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, September 7, 2017. Hurricane Irma’s threat to Berkeley County continues to increase; therefore, Berkeley County is increasing its preparation for the storm. The County agency is closely monitoring the storm and will be coordinating a response if necessary. OPCON 3  means the […]

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With Hurricane Irma Threat, Berkeley County Animal Center To Stop Accepting Pets

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County Animal Center will temporarily stop accepting animals on Thursday, September 7 in preparation for Hurricane Irma. The shelter is working to ensure all animals currently in the facility are properly cared for and/or transported. The shelter is expecting to transport a number of the animals to an upstate shelter on Friday, September 8. Additionally, Berkeley Animal […]

Sandbags Available For Berkeley County Residents Prepping For Hurricane Irma
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Sandbags Available For Berkeley County Residents Prepping For Hurricane Irma

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–In light of Hurricane Irma, the County is working to provide sandbags for Berkeley County citizens at local fire departments. Right now, the following locations are offering sandbags: Town of Moncks Corner Fire Department, 118 Carolina Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC Whitesville Fire Department, 115 Sunview Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC C & B Fire Department, 509 Royle Road, Ladson, SC […]

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With Irma Looming, Berkeley County Emergency Operations Move to Opcon 4

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Forecasters now believe South Carolina will see some effects from Hurricane Irma, causing municipalities statewide to begin taking precaution. Irma could make landfall in South Carolina as a category 3 or 4 hurricane, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service in Columbia. “Right now, the timing would indicate that it would be a Monday or Tuesday event” when […]

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Berkeley County School District Warns Parents Of Phone Scam

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Berkeley County School District is sending out a warning to parents about a potential phone scam. “It has come to our attention that some of you may have received a call from a blocked phone number asking for a donation to help expand and improve technology for BCSD students,” stated the district on its official Facebook account. […]

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Business

Celebrate Payday, Maximize Your Paycheck During Payroll Week

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently proclaimed September 4-8 Payroll Week in the Palmetto State. This annual event, held in conjunction with the larger National Payroll Week, has been hosted by the American Payroll Association since 1996. The week is used as a time to say thank you to payroll professionals and to educate employees on ways to get the […]

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Bonneau Peanut Festival Organizers Looking For Vendors, Parade Participants

BONNEAU, S.C.–The town of Bonneau’s annual Peanut Festival is right around the corner. The two-day event is scheduled for October 13th and October 14th. The fun kicks off Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The parade will kick off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Line up starts at 9:00 a.m. Come enjoy live music, entertainment, rides, great food and more […]

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Berkeley County Man Sentenced to 125 Years in Prison for Repeatedly Raping Child

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–A 33-year-old Berkeley County man received a 125-year sentence on Wednesday for multiple rapes against a young victim that began when she was 12 years old. Judge Roger M. Young sentenced Jonathan Galloway to the maximum sentence on each of the seven indictments that spanned over two years and included assaults in both Charleston and Berkeley Counties. Galloway […]