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11:50 am on Friday January 18, 2013

Google's Charleston-area data center bulging, expanding to third building

Image by TheDigitel From the October 2008 opening. Updates are at the bottom: It wasn't long after Google opened a Charleston-area data facility in rural Berkeley County that the recession took firm hold. Google then pulled back on construction...
4:13 am on Thursday December 13, 2012

Volunteers needed for Berkeley County historic trips

Volunteers are needed to help with guiding paddling, biking, hiking and historic trips in Berkeley County. Volunteer training will be provided by Palmetto Conservation in January of next year. If interested please e-mail blueways@bswcd.net for more...
3:22 am on Sunday July 15, 2012

S.C. high school dropout rates continue to improve; Charleston area worsens

Image by Flickr user JMaz PhotoIn an annual report released by the South Carolina Department of Education, the number of teens dropping out of high school continued to fall — though by a slight margin, however Charleston metro rates all increased....
7:11 am on Sunday January 22, 2012

More construction headed for I-26 in Berkeley County

Image by Flickr user jimmywayneEarlier this week, the State Infrastructure Bank gathered together and voted to use $15 million to widen Interstate 26 through Berkeley County. According to Representative Chip Limehouse, the reason for the project is...
7:00 am on Tuesday May 31, 2011

Two new hospitals planned for Berkeley County (update: two years later, no progress made)

Update May 31: Back in 2009, the S.C. Department of Health and Environment Control approved plans from both Trident Health System and Roper St. Francis Healthcare to build 50-bed hospitals in Berkeley County. Believing that if both hospitals were to...
2:21 am on Wednesday March 23, 2011

Berkeley landfill's methane project nears completion (update: done, with revenue gravy)

Image by Flickr user London Permaculture Update March 23: After a couple of years of work, the first methane capture-burn power facility is online in the Lowcounty. At the tail end is energy for 1,500 homes and some $750,000 a year for Berkeley...
10:05 am on Monday March 14, 2011

Boeing parts warehouse bringing 100 jobs to Berkeley County

Image by Flickr user prayitnoThe Post and Courier reports that New Breed Logistics, a company that will store and deliver parts for the new Boeing plant, will soon be hiring between 75 and 100 workers to operate their Hanahan warehouse. Hiring is...
12:56 pm on Tuesday February 8, 2011

S.C. Highway Patrol given $1.5M to catch up with speeders, including those in Charleston

The S.C. Highway Patrol has been given an additional $1.5 million to work overtime in order to better patrol some of the state's most dangerous roads, including those in the tri-county. The State has a report on the initiative that you can read here...
7:39 am on Sunday October 10, 2010

Berkeley's sign law hits a snag for allowing politics but not religion

Image by Flickr user zbartrout Not the signs in question, but you get the idea. Berkeley County's sign laws allow you to put up for rent, sale, and political signs without first getting a permit -- and that rule ran into one local who had up...
8:50 am on Tuesday August 24, 2010

Berkeley County getting closer to Sunday alcohol sales (update: On the ballot)

Image by Flickr user scion_cho Almost there. Update August 24: County Council has approved the measure to go to the voters on the November ballot.  The Post and Courier has a brief on the news. So remember that if you vote this election season and...

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