Room for justice

Date: 11/27/2007
By Doug Dickerson
Berkeley Independent
Overview of the problem

As reported last week, the Hill Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner is overcrowded; in fact, it's bursting at the seams with inmates. Built in 1994 to house 154 inmates; the Hill Finklea Detention Center today houses over 400 men and women incarcerated on charges ranging from parole violations to murder.

SPCA chili cookoff set

Date: 11/27/2007
The Post and Courier
Sunday, November 25, 2007

The John Ancrum SPCA will hold its Celebrity Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Charleston Maritime Center.

Deputy cites 'pure instinct' in confrontation with killer

Date: 11/21/2007
The Post and Courier
MONCKS CORNER — A Berkeley County Sheriff's corporal was driving home from National Guard duty on a Sunday afternoon in March when he received a call: A man had just shot two Moncks Corner police officers. One officer was dead; the other would be by the next day. The man had a shotgun and was driving a stolen patrol car.

Murder suspect back in jail

Date: 11/8/2007
By Glenn Smith
The Post and Courier
Thursday, November 8, 2007
A North Charleston man who skipped out on his trial for murder last month is back behind bars after his arrest Wednesday on the grounds of a homeless shelter in Berkeley County, authorities said.

Former teacher accused of improper acts toward student

Date: 11/7/2007
By Nadine Parks
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
A Charleston firefighter and former physical education teacher at James Island Middle School was arrested Tuesday and accused of trying to coerce a 14- year-old student into having an intimate relationship in 2005.

Loaded gun found at school

Date: 11/7/2007
Fort Dorchester senior charged
By Nadine Parks
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
A Fort Dorchester High School student took a loaded gun to school Tuesday, authorities said. It was the third gun-related incident in North Charleston schools in 11 days.