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DHEC, BCSD investigate Stratford TB case
Health

DHEC, BCSD investigate Stratford TB case

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.– Late Monday afternoon, DHEC officials say they were informed by a medical facility of a possible case of tuberculosis infection involving a student at Stratford High School, and took immediate action to thoroughly assess and contain the situation. DHEC’s standard, thorough protocol went into effect: • DHEC medical staff met with the patient Tuesday morning for an […]

Gov. Haley’s recent Christmas gift draws criticism
Politics

Gov. Haley’s recent Christmas gift draws criticism

Governor Nikki Haley’s recent posting to her social media accounts have a whole lot of people talking. One day after Christmas, Haley took to the web to post the following message to Instagram and Twitter: “Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good. Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm.” The message included a photo of […]

Hanahan hires Columbia attorney to represent them against BCSD
Education

Hanahan to discuss legal action involving BCSD

HANAHAN, S.C.—The Berkeley County School District is seeking costs related to legal action it is taking against the City of Hanahan, according to court documents. In turn, the city has announced on its website that city council will go into executive session tonight to discuss the Berkeley County School District’s recent move to take the city to court. This closed […]

SC House Speaker’s ethics case sent to grand jury
Politics

SC House Speaker’s ethics case sent to grand jury

An ethics investigation into House Speaker Bobby Harrell appears to be intensifying. Harrell’s case has now been turned over to the state Grand Jury. Mark Powell, a spokesperson for Attorney General Alan Wilson, confirmed the move in a press release Monday afternoon. “In response to various inquiries to this Office regarding the status of the Speaker Bobby Harrell matter, this […]

Nancy Mace seeks longtime U.S. senator’s seat
Politics

Nancy Mace seeks longtime U.S. senator’s seat

GOOSE CREEK, S.C.—The 2014 election for South Carolina’s GOP race could get interesting. Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of the Citadel and a small business woman, will formally announce her plans to run for the seat currently held by longtime, outspoken U.S. senator Lindsey Graham. Graham was elected to the Senate in 2002 and reelected in 2008. He was […]

Woman transported to local hospital by helicopter.
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Woman airlifted to hospital after ugly crash

MACEDONIA–This afternoon, the Macedonia Fire Department responded to a bad wreck on Bethera Road. Crews on scene say the woman was airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital. They say the accident happened after she was going around a sharp curb and lost control of her SUV. When rescue crews arrived, her SUV was upside down on a pine tree. […]

Cainhoy students receive 60 new computers
Education

Cainhoy students receive 60 new computers

HUGER, S.C.–Learning is about to get even funner for many young Cainhoy students. On Wednesday, teammates from Nucor Steel Berkeley delivered 60 new computers to Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School. The donation was made possible through the generosity and partnership of Nucor, the Daniel Island Community Fund, and Cainhoy Elementary and Middle School. “Our students, faculty and staff would like […]

BCSD students get “cultured”
Education

BCSD students get “cultured”

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–For the very first time, some BCSD students were exposed to new and exciting cultures. On Tuesday, College Park Middle School hosted their first Culture Night. Students and families from other nationalities were invited to attend and pr ovide a native dish. College Park Middle also created resource packets for their ESOL (English speakers of other languages) families […]

BCSD seeks community input on 2014-2015 calendar
Education

BCSD seeks community input on 2014-2015 calendar

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–The district is currently seeking community input as part of its 2014-2015 instructional calendar development. Feedback will be collected from now until January 27. Parent or guardians of students in a Berkeley County school are asked to use the following link to review the three calendar options and take an anonymous survey of five questions. Teacher or staff […]

American LaFrance
Business

Major manufacturer in Berkeley Co. closes

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.—On Friday American LaFrance, LLC announced the closing of its warehouse, production and service facilities in Moncks Corner, SC, Ephrata, PA and Los Angeles. The company, which had been in business for more than 150 years, was headquartered on Spring Grove Drive in Moncks Corner. Close to 200 people reportedly worked at the Moncks Corner location. American LaFrance, […]