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Courtesy: Nexans
Business

Company invests $85 million in Berkeley Co., creates 200 jobs

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.– State Commerce spokeswoman Alison Skipper recently announced that Nexans High Voltage USA is investing $85 million in Berkeley County. “Establishing our Berkeley plant is a key strategic development that will enable Nexans to capitalize on the ever growing demand for high quality HV cables designed and manufactured to meet the specific needs of the major power transmission […]

Marrington Middle School of the Arts takes home a first place team competition at the 2014 Quest competition on March 1.
Education

Several Berkeley County schools win big at Quest

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Recently, several schools from the Berkeley County School District participated in the 28 Annual Quest Academic Competition at Trident Technical College. This year’s event included 1,200 students representing 42 schools in the tri-county. Marrington Middle School, Goose Creek, won overall first place level one (sixth grade). Cane Bay, Summerville, came in second. Berkeley County School District’s […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: AAA Carolinas CEO urges SC lawmakers to pass texting ban
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: AAA Carolinas CEO urges SC lawmakers to pass texting ban

Open letter from David E. Parsons, CEO and President of AAA Carolinas: South Carolina is in desperate need of a statewide ban on texting while driving. The state Senate is historically where these bills have stalled, even after they were passed in the House. Today’s Senate should be showing leadership and concern for constituents’ safety on the roads while restoring […]

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season
Entertainment

Spring turkey season forecast good, youth day March 29th

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy. The 2014 wild turkey season begins April 1 on private lands in 34 counties that make up Game Zones 1-5 and for all Wildlife Management Areas statewide where turkey hunting is allowed. The season […]

Goose Creek city leaders break ground on new fire station on Button Hall Avenue.
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City leaders break ground on new fire department

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—On Thursday, Goose Creek city leaders broke ground for the new fire department headquarters station and fire department station III on Button Hall Avenue–that’s right across the railroad tracks from one of the city’s current fire stations located on the same street. “We are going to employ 12 additional firefighters,” said Mayor Michael Heitzler at the groundbreaking. “It’s […]

Bob Mixter out as Berkeley Co. EMS Director
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Bob Mixter out as Berkeley Co. EMS Director

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.— Berkeley County spokesperson Chip Boling confirms that Bob Mixter, the director for Berkeley EMS, has resigned from his position. Boling says Mixter stepped down from his position on Wednesday but the county spokesperson did not say what prompted him to do so. Becky Blair, the Deputy Director of BCEMS, has been named the interim director, and Boling […]

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3.0 magnitude earthquake felt near Berkeley County

Shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, officials with the United States Geological Survey reported a 3.0 magnitude quake seven miles from Goose Creek. Authorities placed Summerville closest to the quake. Some who live in Berkeley County say they did feel the earthquake, too, taking to social media to describe it. Warren Adair of Goose Creek wrote: Post by Warren Adair.   […]

District launches the 1-855-OK-SAY-IT anonymous tip line
Education

BCSD takes stand against bullying with new anonymous tip line

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–As part of the district’s ongoing laser-like focus on school safety, the Berkeley County School District has unveiled a new tip line designed to help stop school crises before they happen. The 1-855-OK-SAY-IT Tip Line is an anonymous, toll-free service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. It provides a safe […]

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, registered dietitians affiliated with the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SCAND) have volunteered to lead free grocery store tours at select BI-LO locations to help families learn how to shop and eat healthier on a budget
Health

Registered dietitians to lead free grocery store tour in Berkeley Co.

In celebration of National Nutrition Month, registered dietitians affiliated with the South Carolina Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (SCAND) have volunteered to lead free grocery store tours at select BI-LO locations to help families learn how to shop and eat healthier on a budget, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced. “As nutrition professionals, we realize that the […]

Pictured: Joseph Mack (Courtesy: BCSO)
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Berkeley Co. man sentenced to 18 years in prison

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. –Solicitor Scarlett Wilson announced today that a Berkeley County jury found defendant, Joseph Mack guilty of three counts of strong armed robbery and one count of failure to stop for a blue light  Monday. Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen sentenced Mack to the maximum fifteen years for each of the three strong armed robbery offenses and then […]