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Taking over the buses

Friday, April 17, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Operating school bus service in-house will save Dorchester District 2 between $200,000 and $400,000.

Local tribe seeks federal recognition

Friday, April 17, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Since the 1970s the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Indians have been asking the federal government to recognize their existence and Lowcountry heritage.

Sheriff seeks funding for extra staffing

Friday, April 17, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Sheriff L.C. Knight presented the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office budget at county council’s capital improvement planning retreat on …

One arrested for obstruction UPDATED

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:52 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested Edward Primo Bonilla, 30, of Hanahan for obstruction of justice in the case of …

DD2 extends elementary recess

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:07 p.m.

Elementary students can look forward to a few extra minutes of lunch and playtime next school year.

Bond denied for accused shooter UPDATED

Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:46 a.m.

Bond was denied a second time Thursday morning for a Texas man accused of shooting and killing a Summerville woman on Trolley Road earlier this month. …

No prison time for man who put dead squirrel, Satanic note in church mailbox

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:20 p.m.

A North Charleston man accused last year of twice vandalizing a Dorchester County church including one time involving Satanic pictures and messages will see no time behind bars following a court hearing Thursday in St. George.

DOJ files suit against two tax preparers

Thursday, April 16, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Two local tax preparation companies are under scrutiny, with the U.S. Department of Justice asking the courts to bar their owners from preparing federal tax returns.

Family waits on word from missing woman

Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:40 a.m.

When Brandy Chance thinks of her sister, her mind takes her to the most gut-wrenching possibilities.

County officials tour new detention center UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:24 a.m.

County officials joined Sheriff L.C. Knight and detention center deputies Thursday afternoon in touring construction progress at the site of the new …

School board member’s brother-in-law charged

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Another family member has been arrested as part of the tangled case of arson and burglary at a school board member’s home.

DCSO searching for missing woman

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:31 p.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who has been missing for more than a week.

Firefighers battle blaze at Harleyville plant UPDATED

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:42 a.m.

Firefighters are on scene of a blaze at Giant Cement Company on Judge Street in Harleyville, fire officials said.

DD2 declines to renew contract with Durham

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:43 a.m.

Dorchester District Two is taking back control of its bus transportation system.

Girls get techy

Monday, April 13, 2015 5:01 a.m.

A new club at Oakbrook Middle School is out to show everyone – especially girls themselves – that girls can do computer coding, too.

Police sergeant reflects on fatal shooting, career moments

Monday, April 13, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The scene was straight from a nightmare — a woman had been shot in the neck in the middle of daytime traffic and her killer on the rampage.

Ridgeville man dies in motorcycle crash UPDATED

Sunday, April 12, 2015 11:27 p.m.

A Ridgeville man died on Sunday, April 12 after his motorcycle struck a trailer attached to a pickup truck on S.C. 27.

Red Cross thanks volunteers

Sunday, April 12, 2015 12:01 a.m.

National Volunteer Week is April 12-18 and the American Red Cross is honoring its volunteers throughout the Lowcountry who give their time to help …

Summerville church hosts Scott funeral UPDATED

Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:39 a.m.

The eyes of the nation remained on the Lowcountry Saturday, as the funeral for Walter Scott – shot and killed by a North Charleston police …

Haley: Zero tolerance for litter in April – and beyond

Saturday, April 11, 2015 12:01 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley proclaimed April as Zero Tolerance for Litter month during a press conference at the State House last week.

DCSO searching for missing woman

Friday, April 10, 2015 11:48 a.m.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a woman who has been missing for nearly a week.

Historic district residents, police unite to address rash of break-ins

Friday, April 10, 2015 5:01 a.m.

The Cuthbert Community Center in Summerville wasn’t large enough to hold the throng of angry and concerned historic district residents wanting …

Woman of the Year luncheon to honor crash victim

Friday, April 10, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The Summerville branch of the NAACP is hosting its second annual Woman of the Year luncheon this Saturday, and this year’s program will be in …

Citizens ask for no more money toward hotel project

Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:37 p.m.

In light of a recent motion filed to declare The Dorchester hotel contract invalid, multiple residents took the podium at Wednesday’s …

County road project challenges construction crews, local businesses

Thursday, April 9, 2015 5:01 a.m.

No official completion date has been determined for a county road construction project originally estimated to take three years and aimed at reducing …

Gazebo or pavilion? Conceptual plans of Hutchinson Square look at trees, features and parking

Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:24 a.m.

Two conceptual plans have been developed for the Hutchinson Square revitalization project; one involves a gazebo, one involves a pavilion, and both …

Man charged with shooting, wife child UPDATED

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:52 p.m.

Police have arrested a man accused of shooting and striking his wife and child during a domestic dispute Tuesday evening at 725 Central Avenue in Summerville.

Summerville working toward road projects

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Summerville has taken another step in its ongoing road projects.

Council denies funding request for FIRST Robotics

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:01 p.m.

For the first time in recent years, county council shot down a funding request for a tri-county STEM program for students.

Reader’s delight

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 5:01 a.m.

To step into the Timrod is to step back in time, when libraries smelled like libraries – wood and paper – and card catalogs guided book …

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