New Sheriff Oath of Office Ceremony

Berkeley County Sheriff-Elect Duane Lewis will officially be sworn-in to office on Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM in Courtroom E of the Berkeley County Courthouse. The Honorable Kristi Lea Harrington, a resident Circuit Court Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit, is scheduled to administer the oath of office.

County employees are invited to attend the ceremony, as is the general public.


Gardening Lunch and Learn, June 24 2015

Organic Gardening: Starting from the Ground Up

Zachary Boone Snipes, Clemson University Horticulture Extension Agent
Gardening, whether it’s growing fruits and veggies or maintaining a flower bed, begins before the season and below the ground. Optimizing soil health, plant resistance, and planting dates can improve overall plant health without using chemicals. Learn simple management strategies that can turn your garden into the envy of the neighborhood.

Gardening Lunch and Learn - Gardening Insects of SC

At last there is a guide book for insect pests and beneficial species written for South Carolina. Dr. Merle Shepard and Dr. Ed Farnworth have written an accessible resource for Lowcountry gardeners full of color photographs, many taken by Dr. Shepard. He will discuss some of the main insects of concern as well as insect helpers found in our gardens. Dr. Shepard will be available to autograph books after the discussion.

Charleston Lowcountry Rose Society to hold 23rd Show at Cypress Gardens

Colorful modern hybrid teas, old garden roses and many others blooms will be on display during the 23rd Annual Charleston Rose Show on April 25 in the Heritage Museum at Cypress Gardens. New this year is a Rose Photography contest by the society members.

The show draws both novices and experts exhibiting hundreds of local grown roses of every color and form. Cypress Gardens is home to over 150 roses and the Heritage Garden has a collection of antique roses which should be in full bloom during the show.