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– Governor Haley held a morning conference call with emergency management officials, representatives from The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina, and the leadership of various electric cooperatives still experiencing significant power outages, to determine what direct resources and support is needed to help ensure the most timely and efficient restoration of power.
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Gov. Nikki Haley, state agencies continue recovery operations, debris removal

As state agencies move into recovery operations, the governor and agency directors are focused on the debris removal process and conducting damage assessments. Due to the extensive nature of the winter storm, efficient debris removal operations and planning are critical. Debris removal is a meticulous process in which all materials are accounted for and disposed of safely in accordance with […]

The 2013 Celebrate The Season, supported by 45 local businesses and organizations as a holiday gift that keeps on giving, has delivered $115,171.29 to charities serving Berkeley County and the tri-county area, officials announced today.
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‘Celebrate the Season’ gives $115,171.29 back to charity

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–The 2013 Celebrate The Season, supported by 45 local businesses and organizations as a holiday gift that keeps on giving, has delivered $115,171.29 to charities serving Berkeley County and the tri-county area, officials announced today. That total includes sponsorships, gate proceeds during the month-long event, and proceeds from the Tinsel Trot. “As a result of the incredible support […]

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Berkeley Co. to begin debris collection Monday

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Beginning Monday, February 17 Berkeley County residents will be able to dispose of storm debris via the following methods: 1.Curbside – All yard debris must be stacked separately in (no more than) 4ft lengths. Please make sure not to mix this with other waste such as construction and demolition or household debris. (Please note that we will be […]

Wayne Dewitt has been the sheriff of Berkeley County since 1995.
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Wayne Dewitt hopes for another go as sheriff

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–As the clock ticks down to the time folks in Berkeley County head to the polls, Wayne Dewitt is hoping they’ll once again vote him in as sheriff. It’s a position he’s held since 1995 having first started his career in law enforcement more than thirty years ago with the Holly Hill Police Department. He recently appeared on […]

House under investigation after catching fire twice in one day
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House under investigation after catching fire twice in one day

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.–Shortly after 2 p.m. on Friday, multiple fire crews responded to a single story house fire on Winding Road located in Moncks Corner. The primary agency, Whitesville Fire Department, received assistance from Moncks Corner Rural as well as Pineridge. When crews arrived they say the house was fully involved.  Ironically, they also say the same house caught fire […]

An investigation revealed that a couple used a charcoal grill to keep warm
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Coroner: Man dies from carbon monoxide poisoning

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–According to Berkeley County Coroner, Bill Salisbury, approximately 2 a.m. on Thursday, EMS responded to a mobile home on College Park Road in reference to a sick person. When crews arrived inside the home, the coroner says they found Audiel Lopez-Marroquin, 25, dead and his wife ill.  Salisbury says the woman was transported to a local hospital. “During […]

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 […]