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Dorchester County Sheriff says new jail needed

Dorchester County will be getting a new jail located in Summerville near the Sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, St. George, SC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

Ibis slaughtered at White Gables

Sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. on Friday, April 11, someone shot and killed six White Ibis in the green space at White Gables in Summerville.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Colleton County, SC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

Sheriff's office investigates body found in Givhans

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a murder after a body was found Friday morning in the Givhans area of Ridgeville off U.S.-61.

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Related Topix: Ridgeville, SC, Moncks Corner, SC, Berkeley County, SC

Post and Courier

Gunman boarded school bus that stopped near scene of fatal shooting in Dorchester, report says

Stevie Elmore, 43, of Iris Lane was charged with murder after a man was shot to death outside his home near Dorchester on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Dorchester, SC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Post and Courier

Missing Berkeley County man's death ruled a homicide

A missing man found dead in a building Friday near the Edisto River in Dorchester County was shot to death, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Berkeley County, SC, Moncks Corner, SC

Post and Courier

Charleston-area fire departments still rescue animals - even Psycho the cat

Cindy Reed and her cat, Psycho, near the tree where the cat was stuck for four days until the North Charleston Fire Department rescued him.

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Related Topix: Fire, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, Mount Pleasant, SC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Post and Courier

One man dead, another in custody after shooting west of Harleyville

Chief Deputy Sam Richardson of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office said the authorities were called about 615 a.m. to Iris Lane.

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Related Topix: Harleyville, SC

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Tree protection laws in county closer to update

It's likely tree protection restrictions will soon be loosened for single family residences and tightened for land developers within Dorchester County.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

North Charleston Police officer honored for DUI arrests

Provided PFC Jonathan Lawrence of North Charleston Police Department was honored April 2 for making 100 DUI arrests in 2013.

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Related Topix: North Charleston, SC

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Getting students college and workforce ready

Monica Kreber/Journal Scene Workforce Development Director Jamie Wood, DD2 Assistant Superintendent Sean Alford, Chamber President Billy Romanstine and Assistant Executive Director of Employment Services Rebecca Battle-Bryant were part of an organized WorkKeys discussion during the Chamber's Power Hour on April 8. Monica Kreber/Journal Scene ... (more)

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education

Post and Courier

Things To Do Thursday, April 10, 2014

What: Support local women and their businesses at this showcase of products, all centered around the everyday needs of moms and women.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Post and Courier

Palmetto Gold, Silver schools announced

State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais on Wednesday announced the Palmetto Gold and Silver Award recipients for this school year.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Berkeley County, SC, Healthcare Law, Law

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Crime Beat

Summerville Police Department responded to a theft at Lowe's on March 10. According to the victim, a 25-year-old female of Summerville, she was shopping in the Lowe's garden center when she bent down to pick up a palm tree.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Violent Crime

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Pye comments on Common Core and more in town hall-style meeting

Monica Kreber/Journal Scene Janie Colleton, office manager at the Summerville Resource Center, joined DD2 Superintendent Joe Pye and Center founder Louis Smith at the Panel on April 2 for a DD2 town hall-style meeting.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Summerville, SC

Tue Apr 08, 2014

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Vote Dempsey for council

Lester is a conservative who can be counted on to promote fiscal responsibility, limited government and traditional values as a member of County Council.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Post and Courier

St. Andrews tables crash fee vote again

The St. Andrew's Public Service Commission wanted to hear from the public about its proposed Motor Vehicle Service Fee and on Monday it got its wish.

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Related Topix: St. Andrews, SC, North Charleston, SC, Charleston County, SC

The Summerville Journal-Scene

NWS alert warns of tornadoes

At 2:05 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Dorchester County until 9 p.m. tonight.

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Related Topix: Weather

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Post and Courier

Every S.C. homebuyer should know about the mortgage credit certificate, but few do

Homebuyers in South Carolina have been slow to discover the new Mortgage Credit Certifi- cate tax incentive, and that's a shame.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home Buying, Berkeley County, SC, Dorchester, SC

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Post and Courier

Drive home pedestrian safety

For that reason alone, the S.C. Department of Transportation should make it a priority to measure how safe state roads are for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians, and how that safety can be improved.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Charleston, SC

Post and Courier

Born-and-bred Summerville group relishes hometown charm

They know where you used to get the best chili dog. They know that women didn't go into the pool hall on Main Street.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC

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