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Berkeley School Board approves budget w/ tax increase

Berkeley School Board approves budget w/ tax increase
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:47 a.m.

The Berkeley County School Board passed a $258.8 million budget Tuesday night that includes over $3 ½ million for the opening of the new Philip …

Wando's OrTre' Smith names top five colleges UPDATED

Wando's OrTre' Smith names top five colleges
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The sweepstakes for one of the Southeast's most coveted college prospects has been narrowed to five schools.

Be safe this Fourth of July

Be safe this Fourth of July
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Fourth of July is a night full of “oohs” and “aahs” and staring at a sky full of fireworks while listening to the …

Cogswell and Goldfinch take county GOP seats in runoff

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:03 p.m.

Charleston County GOP Chairman Larry Kobrovsky could not stress enough the importance of participating in the voting process last Tuesday.

Davis joins Palmetto Endocrinology

Davis joins Palmetto Endocrinology
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Nurse practitioner Allison Davis has joined Palmetto Endocrinology, a division of Palmetto Primary Care Physicians.

Escaped inmates back in custody

Escaped inmates back in custody
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:08 p.m.

All three inmates who escaped the Dorchester County detention center in St. George Friday morning have been apprehended, according to the Berkeley …

Berkeley Chamber hosts community discussion

Berkeley Chamber hosts community discussion
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

The Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce gave mayors of cities across the county a chance Friday to update local business leaders about progress and …

Summerville firefighters, Red Cross team up to protect residents from house fires

Summerville firefighters, Red Cross team up to protect residents from house fires
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

A smoke alarm is often the “first line of defense” for saving a person’s life in a house fire, said Summerville Fire and Rescue …

Jarrett new Stratford softball coach

Jarrett new Stratford softball coach
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:40 a.m.

Ashton Jarrett was fortunate enough to strike a pose with a shiny state championship trophy as a high school softball standout at Hanahan almost a …

Local students make Wofford dean’s list

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Dr. Dennis M. Wiseman, provost of Wofford College, has announced Dean’s List students for the spring 2016 semester. The following local students are on the list:

Alcohol ordinance approved

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 p.m.

A second reading and public hearing to amend an ordinance restricting the hours of operation of establishments that allow for the consumption of alcohol was approved unanimously without public comment Tuesday at Moncks Corner town council meeting.

Crime beat UPDATED

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A Summerville woman reported her pop-up camper stolen and told deputies she had video surveillance of the incident. She said a silver SUV, with unknown make, can be seen on the video backed up to the storage area where the camper was parked, according to a report.

Local students named to Georgia Southern president’s list

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Georgia Southern University recently recognized 1,340 students for excellence in academics on the 2016 Spring Semester President’s List.

Farmers affected by flooding have new web site for info

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

COLUMBIA — A website to assist flood-affected farmers who are applying for grants was launched Friday by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Death Notices

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

ACKERMAN, John Irvin, 96, of Honey Hill, an Army veteran, retired construction carpenter and widower of Emily Cumbee Ackerman, died June 20. Arrangements by Dial-Murray Funeral Home of Moncks Corner.

School board ends practice of reciting Lord’s Prayer UPDATED

School board ends practice of reciting Lord’s Prayer
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:14 a.m.

A moment of silence began the June 28 Berkeley County School Board meeting. The moment has temporarily replaced the board’s longstanding …

Traffic, traffic, traffic

Traffic, traffic, traffic

By Will Haynie

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:07 a.m.

Mount Pleasant traffic has once again made headlines. Last week, it was “Truckmaggedon,” which was caused by a temporary glitch in the …

Obituary - The Right Reverend Edward L. Salmon, 1934-2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:05 p.m.

The Right Reverend Edward L. Salmon, the 13th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, died today in St. Louis, Missouri at age 82.

Coastal Christian Preparatory School 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Coastal Christian Preparatory School 2016 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

By Christian Alberg

Special to the Moultrie News

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:47 a.m.

Each year, the Moultrie News recognizes the top academic achievers from high schools East of the Cooper. Here are your 2016 Valedictorian and …

Smith Says: Around our house it was Boiled peanuts, Fritos and quivering liver

Smith Says: Around our house it was Boiled peanuts, Fritos and quivering liver
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:39 a.m.

Today’s column is about things my family says. We’ve always had a lot to say, and boy, do we share. (Except for my father, who spoke as …

Parks Field All-stars advance to Majors’ title series

Parks Field All-stars advance to Majors’ title series
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:56 a.m.

The Parks Field Majors advanced to the championship series of S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District 7 Tournament.

Berkeley athletics forges forward into future

Berkeley athletics forges forward into future
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Charlie Harrison, at the helm as Berkeley High School athletic administrator, won’t take credit for all that’s being done in the …

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer

Taking a stroke at golf -- and childhood cancer
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Normally when I go to hit a golf ball it flies off into the woods and disrupts an unfortunate family of birds. Sometimes, the ball goes swimming with …

Between the Stacks - Understanding the ins and outs of technology and the digital world

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:14 a.m.

You’ve probably noticed how quickly things are changing in the digital world. Operating systems seem to change every year, phones become obsolete shortly after we buy them, and even cars are now equipped with sophisticated computer systems. The pace of technological change is so rapid that it’s scary to many people. We see it in the …

Summerville Police investigate hit-and-run

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:53 a.m.

Summerville Police are investigating after a bicyclist was hit on Miles Road last night and suffered multiple broken bones and internal injuries.

Sen. Scott stands with GOP on gun rules

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

U.S Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C. stated Thursday that more should be done to keep guns away from terrorists.

Pepperhill/Wescott Minors win sub-district

Pepperhill/Wescott Minors win sub-district
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:56 a.m.

The Pepperhill/Wescott and Moncks Corner Minors All-stars will compete for the S.C. Dixie Youth Baseball District 7 AAA Championship June 29.

School news and student accolades

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:53 a.m.

Lindsay Jones from Mt. Pleasant graduated with a degree in Nursing from Georgia College at the spring 2016 commencement ceremony.

Blue Sky Endurance holds ribbon cutting

Blue Sky Endurance holds ribbon cutting
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:46 a.m.

Blue Sky Endurance, a locally owned and operated specialty retail store for triathletes, runners, cyclists and swimmers, celebrated its grand opening …

Flood recovery meeting set for July 5

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) will hold a town hall meeting for those affected by the October 2015 severe storm.

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