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PHILIP SIMMONS HIGH SCHOOL   Mickey Walker, Valedictorian   Mickey Walker’s shining moment at Philip Simmons High School (PSHS) came during his junior year, when he stepped out onto the school’s field to play football for the first time, ever. Now, he’s gearing up to play center and guard...
It’s anticlimactic for the graduates of 2020 to get to the finish line and be unable to celebrate this achievement in person, with friends, relatives and neighbors. Though we cannot do handshakes, hugs and pats on the back, we see signs on Daniel Island, planted on yards, celebrating Daniel Island...
With a police and fire engine escort, local high school graduates were honored with a vehicle parade that made its way around Daniel Island on Saturday, May 30. Seniors rode in decorated cars or golf carts as supporters along the route cheered, showing enthusiasm and support for these students who...
A year ago, the opportunity to walk across a stage in front of family and friends to receive a high school diploma was something many graduates may have taken for granted. Not so anymore. After months of sheltering in place due to the coronavirus situation, there was a chance local students in the...
As he closes the door on the unusual year for Philip Simmons High School, Dr. Anthony Dixon will be leaving the halls for an executive office with the Berkeley County School District.   At the May 26 board of education meeting, it was announced Dixon had been named the executive director of...
When Rev. Wendy Hudson started Two Rivers Church on the Cainhoy peninsula in 2018, she and her team knew anti-racism was going to be an important focus of their ministry — and they have been working steadily on that endeavor ever since.   But the recent death of African-American George Floyd...
Local nonprofit group Hearts of Huger paired with Nucor Steel Berkeley to help protect the community against the spread of COVID-19. Nucor donated 2,000 face masks to Hearts of Huger, which is handing them out to people in the Huger, Cainhoy and Wando communities. At the first mask giveaway held...
All playgrounds on Daniel Island opened on Friday, May 29, announced the Daniel Island Property Owners Association. While the POA team said it worked to sanitize play equipment before the playgrounds opened, they urged residents to bring hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes with them when visiting...
On June 3, assessment notices for Berkeley County property owners will be mailed to those who experienced a change in property value or assessment for tax year 2020.  A notice of property tax assessment is not a property tax bill. In general, an assessment notice informs a property owner of a value...
Berkeley County EMS has achieved the Mission LifeLine Gold Plus Award, handed out by the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Program, for the second year in a row. It received the Mission: LifeLine Silver Plus Award in 2018. The unique Mission: Lifeline initiative...

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