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Prisoner Who Escaped Hospital Back In Custody

UPDATE: As of 3:52 a.m., deputies confirm Mariel A. Watson is back in custody. BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Several law enforcement agencies are trying to locate a prisoner who managed to escape the hospital where he was recently receiving treatment. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has been assisting the Goose Creek Police Department since Friday afternoon with guarding an arrestee of theirs who […]

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Viewing For Battalion Chief Keith Smith Announced

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The viewing for Moncks Corner Rural Volunteer Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Smith will be held Thursday, July 13th at the First Christian Church, located at 1504 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner from 5:00–7:00 pm. Funeral Services will be held Friday, July 14th, at First Christian Church located at 1504 Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. The service will […]

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Berkeley County Community Mourns The Passing Of Longtime Firefighter

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The Moncks Corner Rural Volunteer Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own–a longtime firefighter who dedicated much of his life to serving Berkeley County. Battalion Chief Keith Smith, a 28-year-veteran with the Moncks Corner Rural Volunteer Fire Department, passed away peacefully at Roper Hospital early Saturday morning. Chief Smith served the Berkeley County Fire […]

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Berkeley County To Host Volvo Info Meeting For Interested Citizens

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.- Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler recently announced the County will hold a third meeting to connect Berkeley County residents with training ahead of Volvo Cars’ opening. This meeting will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Goose Creek High School, located at 1137 Redbank Road, Goose Creek, S.C. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and the session […]

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Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Goose Creek Public Comment

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®), will arrive on Monday, July 24, 2017, to examine all aspects of the Goose Creek Police Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.  Verification by the team that the Goose Creek Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of […]

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Northern Long-Eared Bats Found In Berkeley County

Five Northern long-eared bats have been captured in two new counties on South Carolina’s Coastal Plain: Charleston and Berkeley counties. In addition, evidence of a breeding population has been found. Historically, this federally threatened species was known in South Carolina to exist only in the Upstate, but were discovered in fall 2016 on the Coastal Plain in Beaufort County. Dottie […]

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Berkeley County Coroner Announces Retirement, Endorses Chief Deputy

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.— Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury announced Wednesday he will step down from his position once his term officially ends in 15 months. While the decision to not seek re-election is bittersweet, the 69-year-old stated that he’s looking forward to retirement and spending more time with his family—especially the grandkids. “I’ve enjoyed my time in the coroner’s office, […]