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Scene in History
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In game 10 of the Summerville Invitational Tournament, two undefeated baseball teams – Schlitz and Rookies – played on Aug. 23, 1976, …

Report: Student ACT scores low, but climbing

Report: Student ACT scores low, but climbing
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Only 14 percent of 51,000 students tested statewide who graduated this year met the ACT’s “college readiness” benchmarks in all …

Town of St. Stephen community lunch planned

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 8. The menu will include hamburger steak with gravy, mash potatoes, field peas, dessert and more.

Barnes: Charleston’s Northwood’s Mall implements new policy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The North Charleston Police Department wants parents and students to know that a “Youth Escort Policy” will take effect at Northwood’s Mall beginning Sept. 15. This means there will be a curfew on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. until closing, and anyone who is 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a parent or …

Cavs volleyball coach sees improvement

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

It took a little longer than expected but St. John’s Christian Academy finally got its volleyball coach.

Local church food bank makes food available to senior citizens in need

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Church of God of Prophecy on Church of God Road has its food bank open 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday evening. The church takes applications for senior citizens 60 years and older with a certain amount of income to get a free box of monthly food from the government.

Rutledge awarded scholarship by Coast Guard Foundation

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships, including one to a Summerville student.

‘We’re not immune’: Active shooter training prepares Berkeley County residents

‘We’re not immune’: Active shooter training prepares Berkeley County residents
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

According to the Department of Justice, at least 160 active shooter incidents have occurred in the United States since 2000, including the Emmanuel …

Wesley AME collecting water for flood relief

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Lucinda R. Snider Women’s Missionary Society at Wesley AME is sponsoring a bottled water drive to help victims of the Louisianan flood.

We should be looking beyond the elections

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Let me start out this week by saying thanks to all those people who expressed their appreciation and encouragement to me recently for the wonderful and informative articles printed in the Berkeley Independent week after week.

Crime beat

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

A man at a Summerville residence told deputies a woman ordered her dog to attack him during an argument over child support payments, according to a report. He said the dog bit him after she pushed him, but deputies said they found no bite marks on the victim, only scratches on his leg. He told deputies he wished to press charges, and the woman …

Town to work on outdated zoning codes

Town to work on outdated zoning codes
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Summerville is branching away from some outdated zoning codes.

Editorial: Downtown poised for more improvement

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

We are happy to see some tangible changes to the downtown business district in Summerville.

Letter: On notice: Now I’m really confused

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

To the Editor

Smith Says: Wedding bells bring tears; words of marriage advice

Smith Says: Wedding bells bring tears; words of marriage advice

For the Journal Scene

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I went to a wedding Saturday, and wept bitterly. I always cry at weddings.

Smith: Wedding bells bring tears and words of marriage advice

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:28 a.m.

I went to a wedding Saturday, and wept bitterly. I always cry at weddings.

Knights stumble out of gate

Knights stumble out of gate
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:19 a.m.

Stratford High School’s first and last quarter of its season opener at Berkeley High School weren’t too bad.

Slate and Second City political comedy show coming to the Gaillard

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:51 p.m.

Slate, the daily web magazine that seeks to explain and analyze the world in a provocative, witty, and intelligent way, has partnered with renowned Chicago-based comedy theater The Second City to produce a traveling, election-themed live political comedy show, which will be coming to the Charleston Gaillard Center for a limited engagement on …

“Jew in the City” to kick off diverse author events at the Jewish Community Center Without Walls (JCC WOW) Bookfest

“Jew in the City” to kick off diverse author events at the Jewish Community Center Without Walls (JCC WOW) Bookfest
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Allison Josephs, the creator and author of the globally read, ground-breaking website “Jew in the City” will be on hand on September 12, …

Police Blotter - ‘There’s nothing you can do because we’re in public’

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:47 p.m.

An estranged couple got into an argument over a pair of shoes that needed to be returned to the store.

Stags volleyball team not short on athleticism

Stags volleyball team not short on athleticism
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:27 a.m.

The Berkeley volleyball team has experience, but in some ways is starting off fresh.

Dove season to begin Sept. 3 with new bag limit

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:05 p.m.

Dove season to open Sept. 3 with new daily bag limit The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board has approved all migratory bird hunting seasons for 2016-2017. The seasons, daily bag limits, and methods of harvest have been published in the federal register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. *It is important to note the mourning …

Is the local struggle worth it?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:52 p.m.

‘Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Clemson nears completion of North Charleston graduate center, names director

Clemson nears completion of North Charleston graduate center, names director

For the Independent

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:30 a.m.

Workers are still putting the final touches on Clemson’s graduate school building in North Charleston, but the university is getting closer to …

Charleston African-American Book Festival debuts Sept. 17

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:47 p.m.

Nearly 40 African-American authors and hundreds of book club members and readers will converge at Burke High School for the first annual Black Ink: The Charleston African-American Book Festival on Sept. 17. The event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a keynote address from Marcus Amaker, Charleston’s first poet laureate.

Republican Women meet UPDATED

Republican Women meet
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:25 a.m.

The Berkeley County Republican Women had their August dinner Aug. 27 at The Barony House.

Between the Stacks -

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:43 p.m.

There has been so much tragic news around the world this summer. It can make one almost afraid to watch the nightly news. There might not be much we as individuals can do about what is happening far away, but we can try to reduce the stress that these events bring to our lives.

Cavaliers improve to 2-0

Cavaliers improve to 2-0
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:27 a.m.

The St. John’s Christian Academy Cavaliers improved to 2-0 Friday night with a 64-34 victory over the Charleston Collegiate Sun Devils.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:29 a.m.

BAEHR, Brenda Shirlene, 63, of Cross, an Air Force veteran, retired accountant and wife of Anthony Baehr, died Agu. 22. Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society of Charleston.

SC must shed idea of corruption as inevitable

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 12:29 a.m.

Recently, I was talking with a woman who lives in Columbia and works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She is a very accomplished professional who has built a multi-million dollar business. She runs her business with honesty and integrity.

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