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Coroner: Lieber inmate strangled to death UPDATED

Coroner: Lieber inmate strangled to death
Saturday, July 23, 2016 10:56 p.m.

An inmate who died in his cell at Lieber Correctional Institution this month was strangled, according to a press release Dorchester County Coroner …

Camp serves as a place for gathering

Camp serves as a place for gathering
Saturday, July 23, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Sitting on 53 acres full of hiking trails, ponds, an archery range, an arts and crafts center and a few animals, Maren Anderson’s property …

Man dead after tree loading accident in Summerville

Saturday, July 23, 2016 11:10 p.m.

A Moncks Corner man is dead from injuries sustained while a tree was loaded onto a truck in Summerville Saturday, the Dorchester County Coroner’s Office said.

Litter, public safety top list of concerns for the Edisto

Litter, public safety top list of concerns for the Edisto
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Residents and business owners living and working in and around the Edisto River gathered Tuesday to comment on the waterway’s future.

Residents oppose request for multi-family rezoning

Friday, July 22, 2016 8:01 a.m.

A rezoning request with the potential to allow additional housing near Summerville’s Crestwood community failed to get a Planning Commission recommendation this month after residents spoke out against it.

A push for commercial use of Cooks Crossroads, future grocery store

A push for commercial use of Cooks Crossroads, future grocery store
Friday, July 22, 2016 5:05 a.m.

The desire for more commercial use in certain strict zoning areas of the Ashley River Historic Overlay District has been a central focus for county …

New mascots, fewer trailers for DD2

New mascots, fewer trailers for DD2
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Three new species of animals are popping up in Dorchester District Two this upcoming school year: the Sand Hill Sandpipers, the Sires Stingrays and …

Station II ready to fight fires

Station II ready to fight fires
Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:38 a.m.

Summerville Fire-Rescue Station II is up and running at 110 Luden Drive.

Lieber inmate dies after fight with cellmate

Lieber inmate dies after fight with cellmate
Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:51 a.m.

An inmate at Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville died just before 2 a.m. Thursday after a fight with his cellmate, according to the South …

Dorchester County Water and Sewer undergoing software upgrade over the weekend

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 p.m.

The Dorchester County Water and Sewer Department is notifying its customers of a computer billing system software upgrade beginning at 2 p.m. Friday. The system upgrade is expected to be complete and systems functional by 8 a.m. Monday.

Foster for a day: When Jackie came to play

Foster for a day: When Jackie came to play
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 a.m.

So, I’ve never been much of a dog person. Not that I dislike dogs; I just prefer cats. Go ahead and boo, hiss or let out an appalling sigh of …

Council delays vote on hospitality tax

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:57 a.m.

Dorchester County Council agreed Monday to move the third reading of an ordinance seeking to impose a 2 percent countywide hospitality tax to its Aug. 8 meeting in St. George. There also will be a public hearing prior to council’s vote.

Talkin’ trash

Talkin’ trash
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Buck Inabinet says he enjoys taking walks with his wife around their Summerville neighborhood.

DD2 schedules events for beginning of 2016-2017 school year

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:01 a.m.

Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2016-2017 school year should register during Fact and Fee days on Aug. 2 and 3.

Local students get hands-on experience at engineering camp

Local students get hands-on experience at engineering camp
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:01 a.m.

Rising eighth- and ninth-graders from across the Lowcountry gathered for a week-long camp at Fort Dorchester High School this month for a sneak peak …

Local student wins light display contest

Local student wins light display contest
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 12:01 p.m.

When Wally the long-haired dachshund was informed he will now be “immortal” through a light display that resembles him, he cocked his …

Fire destroys mobile home, one displaced

Fire destroys mobile home, one displaced
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:43 p.m.

A mobile home was destroyed in a blaze Monday morning, the town of Summerville reported.

Summerville man rejects plea deal on DUI charge

Summerville man rejects plea deal on DUI charge
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:15 a.m.

A Summerville man charged with driving drunk and striking and killing a woman with his vehicle two years ago rejected a plea deal in the case this …

Summerville church prays for peace after Dallas shooting

Summerville church prays for peace after Dallas shooting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:35 a.m.

Local residents gathered Thursday to bow their heads and reflect on the country’s current state of affairs after learning five police officers …

Council passes $43 million voter referendum for county parks, libraries

Council passes $43 million voter referendum for county parks, libraries
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 6:35 a.m.

Council voted, and it’s now up to Dorchester County residents to decide if they want to fund new parks and libraries.

DCSO responds to Trolley Road credit union UPDATED

DCSO responds to Trolley Road credit union
Monday, July 18, 2016 9:27 a.m.

Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union on Trolley Road at 8:05 a.m. Monday for a report of …

Summerville woman dies in Goose Creek crash

Monday, July 18, 2016 9:56 a.m.

A 34-year-old Summerville woman died in a crash in Goose Creek Saturday night, according to the Berkeley County coroner.

Flying kites swoop around the county

Flying kites swoop around the county
Monday, July 18, 2016 7:18 a.m.

You’re not likely to mistake a swallow-tailed kite for any other bird on the wing. The medium-sized raptor with coloration similar to a sea …

Looking forward with DD2’s Early College Program

Friday, July 15, 2016 11:01 a.m.

Three years ago, more than 90 Dorchester School District Two students accepted the challenge to take on a rigorous course load from Trident Technical College and earn their associate degree right as they finished high school.

Counties collaborate on Edisto River project

Counties collaborate on Edisto River project
Friday, July 15, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Dorchester County is leading the way in recreationally transforming one of the Lowcountry’s most popular waterways.

Six people file for DD2 school board race

Six people file for DD2 school board race
Friday, July 15, 2016 3:07 p.m.

Six people have filed for the three seats available in this year’s election for Dorchester District Two, though their status as candidates all …

Eat, Sleep, Bike: Summerville cyclist treks 3,000 miles

Eat, Sleep, Bike: Summerville cyclist treks 3,000 miles
Friday, July 15, 2016 6:01 a.m.

On the coast of California, Janice Lewis was ready for an adventure. She dipped her tire in the Pacific Ocean and pedaled off – starting her 3, …

Town council changes meeting times

Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:34 a.m.

The meeting dates and times for Summerville Town Council, the Board of Architectural Review, and the town’s standing committees and finance committee have changed.

Wal-Mart hiring for new Neighborhood Market

Thursday, July 14, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Wal-Mart announced Wednesday it is hiring for up to 95 jobs for a new Neighborhood Market opening this fall. A temporary hiring center has opened at 10597 Dorchester Road Suite B.

Red Cross, Dorchester County Fire Rescue conducting smoke alarm blitz

Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:44 p.m.

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