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1 hr ago | Post and Courier

Man charged with DUI in one of two overnight fatalities Berkeley County

A woman walking along U.S. Highway 17A was struck and killed early Saturday by a drunk driver who initially fled the scene, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Moncks Corner, SC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Post and Courier

Dorchester District 2 parents cope with overcrowding while waiting for new schools

At Knightsville Elementary, the biggest elementary school in the state, two of every five students attend classes each school day in trailers, and it's just getting bigger.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Hanahan, SC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Post and Courier

Berkeley County man gets three years after beating woman

A Berkeley County man who severely beat a woman was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday, according to the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

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Related Topix: St. Stephen, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Goose Creek Gazette

School board greenlights virtual classrooms

Berkeley County School Board voted 6-0 to approve a new district policy allowing online learning.

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Related Topix: Moncks Corner, SC, Education Etc.

Post and Courier

Berkeley County inmate, 20, recaptured after she ran from deputy at hospital, official says

Chelsea Renee Sones, 20, who was being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center on charges of shoplifting and resisting arrest, now faces a charge of escape after deputies said she ran away from a hospital.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Kingstree News

Richmond Pearson, St. Stephens

Funeral services for Richmond Pearson, conducted by the Rev. E.A. Sims, were held Thursday, August 14, 2014, at Inez M. Henryhand Memorial Chapel of St. Stephen.

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Related Topix: St. Stephen, SC

Post and Courier

Judicial officials dismiss complaints against Wilson, Pennington

State judicial officials have tossed out ethics complaints against 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson and Public Defender Ashley Pennington after finding no evidence to support allegations that their conduct undermined the pursuit of justice.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Columbia, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Charleston Business Journal

Number of physicians statewide up nearly 12% since 2009, report says

The total number of physicians in the S.C. workforce increased by 11.8% between 2009 and 2013, according to a new edition of the S.C. Health Professions Data Book .

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Related Topix: Nursing, Charleston County, SC, Dorchester County, SC

94.3 WSC

Over 200 dead dogs found in Goose Creek; man pleads guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty

Some say it was the largest case of animal cruelty in South Carolina history, and today, the man responsible went before a judge in Berkeley County for his plea hearing.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Goose Creek, SC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Post and Courier

Manufacturer eyes Berkeley County

A manufacturer, known only by the moniker "Project Douglas," is in economic development talks with the county.

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Goose Creek Gazette

Man accused of starving, killing hundreds of dogs pleads guilty

File photo Loney Garrett, 66, walks into his February 2013 bond hearing. This week, he pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ill treatment of animals.

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Related Topix: Goose Creek, SC

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Post and Courier

DuPont wants to sell 305 acres at Berkeley plant site

The life sciences giant and maker of materials used in bullet-resistant vests and other products will soon market 305 undeveloped acres with deepwater access on the Cooper River, plant manager Jerry Good said.

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WTMA-AM North Charleston

State Highway Patrol Seeks Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for the public's assistance in a deadly hit-and-run investigation.

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Related Topix: Lane, SC

Fri Aug 22, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Special Report part 4: The violence at home

Domestic violence is a critical issue in South Carolina, and victims and those who work for them are looking for solutions.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, North Charleston, SC

The Summerville Journal-Scene

'We're the best of the best'

Robinson said the teacher called out three students in the classroom who stood up, looking like they were about to cry, and were sent to another teacher's classroom.

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Related Topix: Mount Pleasant, SC

The Berkeley Independent

Peagler targets bad smell from bioenergy company

The stretch of Highway 52 between Goose Creek and Moncks Corner has developed a bit of an odor problem, and Berkeley County Supervisor-elect Bill Peagler wants to do something about it.

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Related Topix: Moncks Corner, SC, Goose Creek, SC, Charleston, SC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

State Highway Patrol Seeks Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run Investigation [From ABC News]

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is asking for the public's assistance in a deadly hit-and-run investigation.

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Related Topix: Lane, SC

ABC News 4 Charleston

BCSO: Meth lab found in Moncks Corner, 4 arrested

Berkeley County Sheriff's officials announced the arrest of four people who now face methamphetamine charges.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WMBF

Death of SC woman investigated as a hit-and-run

The death of a woman found along a road in Berkeley County is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

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Related Topix: Cross, SC

94.3 WSC

Authorities in Berkeley County investigate fatal hit and run

An investigation is underway in Berkeley County after a fatal hit and run, Tuesday evening.

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