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VIDEO: Governor Nikki Haley provides update on the storm
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VIDEO: Governor Nikki Haley provides update on the storm

On Wednesday, Governor Nikki Haley updated the public on the winter storm that’s hit the entire state of South Carolina.  According to Haley, this storm appears it could be worse than the storm of 2004 that left 200,000 people without power—some for up to a week. “We have certainly hunkered down.  Team South Carolina is hard at work and I’m […]

About 30,000 people are without power in Berkeley County.
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Massive power outages reported across Berkeley County

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C—Unlike the last winter storm to hit the lowcountry, this time it’s brought with it even more power outages. SCE&G is currently reporting that 3,351 people are without power in Berkeley County. That number is even bigger for Berkeley Electric. They are presently reporting that 26,358 customers are in the dark in Berkeley County. Outages are primarily located […]

Brrrr…it’s cold in Berkeley County!
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Brrrr…it’s cold in Berkeley County!

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley Electric, there are 4,395 people currently without power.  Much of those outages are concentrated in the Macedonia, Whitesville and Lebanon area. Temperatures are hovering around 35 degrees throughout the county. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the state until Thursday morning. Along with the power outages, people, of course, are […]

SCDPS urges drivers to use extreme caution traveling
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SCDPS urges drivers to use extreme caution traveling

The S.C. Department of Public Safety, in conjunction with a number of other state agencies, has activated its emergency response plan and moved additional personnel and resources to areas of the state that are being affected by hazardous weather. The Highway Patrol is warning motorists that traffic conditions are changing by the hour. “Road conditions are different all over the […]

Pictured Right: Amy Kovach
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BCSD communications director indicted

According to Mark Powell, spokesperson for the state’s attorney general, the Berkeley County grand jury indicted Amy Kovach, the school district’s communications director, Tuesday afternoon. Powell confirmed that Kovach was indicted on one count of violating the ethics act by allegedly abusing public funds to influence the outcome of an election. The offense is a misdemeanor punishable by up to […]

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BCSD cancels classes for Thursday

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Due to continuing icy conditions and power outages across the county, all Berkeley County School District schools and offices will continue to be closed on Thursday, February 13. No school events, practices or activities will take place tomorrow either on school grounds or off. The Parent Summit which had been scheduled for Thursday evening has been postponed and […]

Mayor declares February
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Goose Creek mayor issues proclamation

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.–Mayor Michael Heitzler recently signed a proclamation declaring February “Black History Month” in the City of Goose Creek. Mayor Heitzler met with representatives of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Goose Creek Branch to sign the proclamation, which recognizes the contributions of African Americans in our country’s history. This year’s Black History Month theme […]

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined attorneys general from five other states in filing an amicus brief in the United States District Court
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S.C. joins multiple states in lawsuit against Obamacare

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined attorney generals from five other states in filing an amicus brief in the United States District Court in D.C., supporting a lawsuit filed by private citizens against the federal government over implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Several small business owners are suing the Internal Revenue Service over implementation of Obamacare. […]

Gov. Nikki Haley to sign bill allowing concealed weapons inside bars
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Gov. Nikki Haley to sign bill allowing concealed weapons inside bars

Pretty soon beer, food and guns will be found under one roof for businesses that sell alcohol in the Palmetto State.  South Carolina governor Nikki Haley confirmed on Facebook that she will sign a measure into law that will allow it. “Please join us as I sign the Concealed Carry Reform Bill into law Tuesday morning at 10:30, 1st floor […]

Building the two fire stations will reportedly take 14 months to complete.
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City expected to award contract Tuesday to build 2 new fire stations

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—Goose Creek City Council is expected to award a building contract on February 11 to China Construction America to begin building the city’s two new fire stations.   The international company has a South Carolina office based in Columbia. According to Michelle Smyth with Thomas & Denzinger Architects, the construction company was the lowest bidder. The first fire station […]