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Working toward improving, funding school districts

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:40 a.m.

Lawmakers have a deadline to develop a funding plan for public school districts. By the end of the current legislative session elected officials hope to report that they comply with a state Supreme Court ruling.

Athletes sign with college programs UPDATED

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 4:06 p.m.

Some athletes and college coaches alike should rest easier now that National Signing Day has arrived.

Future bus rapid transit system a possible traffic reducer for Lowcountry

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:39 a.m.

With the possible addition of a new public transit system in the Lowcountry within the next three to five years, residents may be able to cut down …

Bills included in House Education Reform package

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:40 a.m.

1) H. 4783 - Redefine the expectations of a South Carolina high school graduate

Pulled from the flames: Summerville officer, anonymous Good Samaritan save crash victim

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:05 p.m.

Summerville Police Capt. Doug Wright has seen hundreds of car crashes in his career, including seven years on the fatality investigation team.

Robbers arrested, mayor says

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:26 a.m.

Summerville Mayor Wiley Johnson posted on Facebook Monday morning that police had arrested those responsible for burglaries in the historic district.

Council approves rezoning on Beech Hill Road

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:33 p.m.

Residents were outraged last month when the county held a public meeting about the possibility of putting more housing units on a 75-acre property …

Smithsonian exhibit to come to Dorchester Archives & History Center

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:28 a.m.

The Dorchester County Archives & History Center has been chosen as one of six sites in South Carolina to host the Smithsonian travelling exhibit “The Way We Worked”.

County parks get financial boost for design, construction UPDATED

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:14 a.m.

Dorchester County Council approved $275,000 in bond referendum money to improve one current county park and help develop another.

One shot in leg

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 4:03 p.m.

Summerville Police are investigating a shooting that occurred within the last hour.

Chellis announces run for County Council UPDATED

Monday, February 1, 2016 3:13 p.m.

A local insurance agent has announced he’s running for a seat on Dorchester County Council.

Students to return to Givhans for next school year

Monday, February 1, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Givhans students are slated to return to their former stomping grounds next school year.

3rd Annual Battle of the Badges UPDATED

Monday, February 1, 2016 12:51 p.m.

Lowcountry Firefighters Association hosts annual flag football game between firefighters and law enforcement at Gahagan Park in Summerville. Proceeds …

Behind the Apple – Amelia Galloway

Monday, February 1, 2016 12:49 p.m.

Every year Amelia Galloway gets a new set of kindergartners.

Firefighter of the Year

Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:01 p.m.

Summerville Firefighter Michael Lord received the Elks Club’s Firefighter of the Year award this month.

Residents speak out about future public transit

Saturday, January 30, 2016 3:25 p.m.

With the addition of a new public transit system in the Lowcountry within the next three to five years, residents would be able to cut down on their …

Carolina Teen Center pushing forward UPDATED

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

One thing Lisa Hart really loves about running a help center for teenagers is seeing their growth.

Police seek armed robbery suspect

Friday, January 29, 2016 9:59 a.m.

Summerville Police are seeking a man who robbed a gas station at gunpoint and ran off in the direction of an apartment complex.

Sheriff’s office seeking public comments for accreditation

Friday, January 29, 2016 4:34 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to undergo an on-site assessment Feb. 17-18 as part of state accreditation.

Summerville pastors encourage racial unity through upcoming conference

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Overcoming South Carolina’s racial divide is “not an easy fix” but “a necessary fix,” according to a group of …

Summerville Officer Shayne Musgrave: ‘We’re all human’

Friday, January 29, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Officer Shayne Musgrave isn’t afraid to admit he’s imperfect or that his law enforcement counterparts are, too. But he said …

Second Marriott announced for Nexton UPDATED

Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:48 a.m.

A second Marriott is coming to Summerville.

Summerville man killed in Florence

Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:34 a.m.

The Florence Morning News reports that a Summerville man was killed there.

Changes ahead for county library system; residents want more, better facilities

Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:09 a.m.

Dorchester County residents aren’t shy when it comes to changes they’d like to see within the public library system. They voiced a list …

Business in the ‘ville

Thursday, January 28, 2016 12:08 p.m.

Nexton is looking alive and growing in business.

DD2, DD4 discuss goals and concerns

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:30 a.m.

There are two school districts in Dorchester County; one has 2,500 students, the other needs to add another zero to that number.

Voting registration deadline today for Democratic presidential primary

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Today is the deadline to register to vote for anyone wishing to vote in the Democratic presidential primary.

Local governments expecting full funding in 2016-17 state budget

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:01 a.m.

County officials are praising the possibility of a fully-funded local government fund this coming fiscal year and said they hope the South Carolina …

Local officers discuss cop killings, community policing, work to improve tension

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:16 p.m.

There’s a heightened awareness among law enforcement these days that their badge and uniform has placed a bounty on their heads.

Board members weigh in on SROs

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:11 a.m.

Regardless of how they are funded, Dorchester District Two vows to have school resource officers in all of its schools.

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