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Berkeley County Auctions Remaining American LaFrance Equipment

Berkeley County officials announced today the preliminary results of an auction the County held Wednesday to help recoup delinquent fees owed by American LaFrance when the company suddenly closed its Moncks Corner operation back in January. Although officials are still awaiting final figures, early calculations indicate the County will likely recover all outstanding taxes and fees under the fee-in-lieu tax agreement, plus costs for operating the auction.

Safari Camp Offers Engaging and Educational Summer Fun

Cypress Gardens announced their Swamp Safari Summer Camp will be offered Monday, July 21st - Friday July 25th from  9:00am – 4:00pm for children 6-10 years of age. The camp offers a full week of engaging, educational summer programs:

Agenda:
Monday, July 21st - Get to Know Your Swamp Creatures
Tuesday, July 22nd - Bugs & Plants
Wednesday, July 23rd - History Day
Thursday, July 24th - Reptiles & Amphibians
Friday, July 25th - Safety Day & Water Fun Day with Cookout

New Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Berkeley County officials announced today that Steven Cotter will head up the county’s EMS operations. The appointment comes on the heels of a two-month search for a new department director. Cotter, the former head of Emergency Medical Services at Piedmont Hospital in Rock Hill, South Carolina, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and measurable results to Berkeley County. He has also directed EMS operations for Sedgwick County, Kansas and Laurens County, South Carolina and was a shift commander in Greenville County, South Carolina.

Moncks Corner Senior Center Groundbreaking

Ground Breaking
This morning at 10:00 a.m. Berkeley County officials broke ground on the expansion of the Moncks Corner Berkeley County Senior facility.  The expansion will add an additional 2,500 square feet which will double the size of the existing activity room, add much needed office space for staff, provide a designated bus drop-off/pick-off area and increased parking.

We <3 Art Fest

Need a chance to express your creative side? Ever wanted to learn how to make stained glass, sweetgrass baskets, or shade tree bowls? Want to know how a 3D printer works? Here’s your chance. The Berkeley County Library System is excited to announce that it will be hosting the first annual free We <3 Art Fest at the Sangaree Library (595 Sangaree Pkwy in Summerville) on Saturday, 6/21, from 11 - 4!

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