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Pictured: Blue Catfish
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Bill would regulate the amount of blue catfish taken from the lake

A bill has passed through the South Carolina House of Representatives, 103-4, that will prevent fisherman from over fishing the blue catfish. “The blue catfish are not regulated by the Department of Natural Resources, what we are doing is trying to regulate how many you can take out,” said Rep. Edward Southard of Berkeley County. The bill will prevent anyone […]

New Christian movie is currently being produced right here in the lowcountry.
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Christian-based movie filming in the lowcountry

Highway 220 Productions, a film company based in Charleston, has teamed up with Pinewood Productions out of Charlotte, to film a new Christian/Crime/Drama called The Forgiven. Makers of the film say The Forgiven is a testament to God and the power of forgiveness. The movie’s storyline involves around a terrible accident that forces a family into turmoil and their faith […]

Coroner: Contractor killed by car while trying to avoid falling tree
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Coroner: Contractor killed by car while trying to avoid falling tree

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley County Coroner, Bill Salisbury,  on April 6, 2014, at 11:45 a.m., 34-year-old Heath Sutherland from Philcampbell, Alabama was working on I-26 near mile marker 187. Salisbury says Sutherland was working with a contractor doing debris removal from the recent ice storm. The crew reportedly cut a tree down and as Sutherland ran from from the […]

Pictured: Dennis Lott (Courtesy: CCSO)
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Bond set at $21,000 for ex-Coastal Carolina Fair president

On Friday, Dennis Lott, 56, of Goose Creek faced a judge  in bond court. After his arrest in Walterboro, Lott’s initial bond hearing was postponed for several days after Charleston County deputies say Lott was undergoing a mental evaluation. Lott is accused of stealing approximately $190,000 from the Coastal Carolina Fair and is charged with breach of trust and drawing […]

Pictured: Victory Baptist Church on Mail Route Road, just of off Highway 17A
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Deputies: Crook steals van from Macedonia church

MACEDONIA, S.C.—Deputies and church members of Victory Baptist Church are left scratching their heads, trying to figure out who stole the church’s van. One church member says the theft happened before the church even had a chance to put the church’s name on it. According to an incident report, a church employee notified deputies Tuesday shortly before 9 a.m. that […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Matt Smoak on why he’s running for sheriff
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Matt Smoak on why he’s running for sheriff

Open letter from Matt Smoak (candidate for Berkeley Co. Sheriff): This year provides a pivotal opportunity for the residents of Berkeley County to make necessary changes in leadership. On June 10, Berkeley County will have a primary election to select the final candidates for the November election. There are many current and challengers for many different seats within Berkeley County, […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jerry Tekac on his commitment to the golf course
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jerry Tekac on his commitment to the golf course

Open letter from Jerry Tekac, Goose Creek mayoral candidate: It is my understanding that my opponent has questioned and continues to question my commitment to our golf course. While I find it really comical I wanted to set the record accurately. I’ve been a member of the golf course since 2003, and as this sheet indicates I have spent over […]

Note: This is a stock photo & not a picture of the actual house.
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Family in Moncks Corner loses home to fire

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Earlier today, American Red Cross volunteers provided assistance to a family whose home on Old Black Oak Road in Moncks Corner was destroyed by fire. Whitesville Fire Department handled the blaze. The Red Cross provided financial aid for lodging, food and clothing as well as comfort kits containing personal hygiene items, to two adults and one infant. Referrals […]

Goose Creek mayor, challenger faceoff in public forum
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Goose Creek mayor, challenger faceoff in public forum

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—It was standing room only as dozens of people gathered inside the Berkeley Electric Coop building in Goose Creek to hear Goose Creek mayor, Michael Heitzler, and his challenger, Jerry Tekac discuss key issues impacting the city. For more than 30 years, Heitzler, a retired educator and school principal, has served as the longtime mayor of Goose Creek.  […]

Pictured: Miss Royal
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Two healthy sea turtles released back into the ocean

After 10 months of recovery at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, two sea turtles, Miss Royal and Nud, have been returned to the Atlantic Ocean. The sea turtles were released, by boat, in the Gulf Stream, made possible by Kevin and Sandra Gary who provided the boat, where the water temperature is above 70 degrees. Sea turtles […]