State Grant Received to Expand Rural Water Services

Some Bonneau Beach residents will soon be able to connect to county water services thanks to a Community Infrastructure Grant, Berkeley County officials announced today.  Governor Nikki Haley notified Supervisor Dan Davis that the County would receive $269,350 in state grant funds to extend water to the Horseshoe Neighborhood outside the Town of Bonneau.  Berkeley County Water & Sanitation will provide $30,000 in matching funds to connect low and moderate income families (LMI) to the water distribution line free of charge.

AGRO Merchants Group Expanding U.S. Operations

Berkeley County officials announced today plans for AGRO Merchant Group’s expansion into Berkeley County. The international distribution company owns and operates nearly two million square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in the United States, Austria, Ireland, Spain, and the Netherlands. The move is expected to create 63 new jobs and put some former Piggly Wiggly employees back to work.

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:

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