The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, The Ernest E. Kennedy Center, The Berkeley County Prevention Board and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your pills for disposal to Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 223 N. Live Oak Drive Moncks Corner, SC 29461 or the Magistrates Office at 303 N. Goose Creek Blvd. Goose Creek, SC 29445. The service is free and anonymous.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
For further information, call Sarah Halse or Wehme Hutto 843-797-7871 (ext. 119 ext. 114).
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is presenting a workshop for small business owners on how to prepare a business to bid on and receive government contract opportunities. The workshop will be held on March 21, 2017 from 2 until 4 pm at First Citizens Bank on Ashley Phosphate Road in North Charleston.
The workshop will show participants how to: properly register a company; submit applications for certifications; find work; seek information prior to submitting a proposal and review key indicators.
Linda Blanton will lead the workshop. Ms. Blanton, a Procurement Specialist with the SBDC, was a Contracting Officer for 35 years with the federal government.
Pre-registration may be made by calling (843) 740-6160 or visiting www.charlestonsbdc.com and click on “Workshops.”
For more information about starting a small business or expanding an existing business, contact the Charleston Area SBDC at 843-740-6160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a leader in your community, we invite you to identify and nominate the “unsung heroes” for a Molina Healthcare Community Champions Award. Created in 2006, the Community Champions Award honors individuals that inspire others through selfless contributions that positively affect the health and well-being of others.
The Community Champions Awards were created in honor of Molina Healthcare’s physician founder, Dr. C. David Molina. Nominees for awards may be volunteers of a recognized organization who demonstrate selfless dedication to improving the quality of life in their community. Winners will be honored at a dinner and awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Founders Hall in Charleston, SC. In addition, a $1,000 grant will be awarded on behalf of each winner so that they can “pay it forward” to his or her designated community organization.
Please take a moment to consider nominating a Community Champion. You can find the nomination form at the link below. Nominations must be submitted by Monday, August 29, 2016.
For Details Contact: David Irizarry
Don’t miss Berkeley County School District’s Annual Golf Tournament! All proceeds will go to the purchase and distribution of school supplies to Berkeley County students for the upcoming academic year!
9am shotgun start on June 17, 2016 at Crowfield Golf and Country Club in Goose Creek.
$60 per person, or $240 per team to register. Your registration includes lunch, cart rentals, green fees, and automatic entrance into the longest drive and closest to the pin competition.
For more information, or to register, please contact the Office of Communications and Community Engagement at (843) 899-8660
March 23, 2016…Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce the program lineup for the 22nd Annual Administrative Professionals Day Conference, “Cultivating Change by Fostering Connectivity.” The 2016 conference is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The College Center on the Main Campus of Trident Technical College in North Charleston. Registration fees range from $109-$149 per person.
This one-day event features guest speakers from the community and faculty from Trident Technical College in addition to a gourmet lunch catered by Duvall Catering and Event Design. Antonio Robinson serves as conference emcee. Rodney Barrentine delivers the National Anthem as part of the opening of the conference. A breakfast buffet is also provided.
Guest speakers on the conference agenda include:
Who should attend this conference? Those encouraged to register include administrative assistants, receptionists, paralegals, office managers, executive assistants and all support staff. Individuals who are currently in these positions or those interested in branching into this area would find this year’s conference very beneficial for their professional development as well as provide them with opportunities to network with their peers.
Early registrations are being accepted now through March 31 at a reduced per person rate of $119. Regular registration is $149 per person. A discounted rate of $119 per person is available to IAAP members. A special group rate of $109 per person is available for groups including five or more registrations (group registrations must register with a registration specialist by phone or in person). To register, call 843.574.6152 or visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce. Registrations can also be made in person at the Complex for Economic Development located in Bldg. 910 on the Main Campus in North Charleston.
For more information, contact Lisa Fought, director of programming, Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development, at 843.574.6658 or email@example.com. For more details about the conference, visit www.tridenttech.edu/ce or http://www.tridenttech.edu/ce/programs/catalog/information/admin-professional-conference.htm
Over 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year in June, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your United States Representative and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has over 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.
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On Monday October 12, 2015, the Berkeley County Prevention Board was joined by the Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s office, and area Mayors and Police Chiefs representing the various town and city governments.
Berkeley County Council, the Sheriff’s Office and each city in Berkeley County signed a proclamation which declared October 23 – 31 as Red Ribbon Week throughout the county. The proclamation represents the 25th year the Berkeley County Prevention Board has made a visible and unified commitment toward the creation of a safe and drug-free Berkeley County.
The Berkeley County Prevention Board is sponsored by the Ernest E. Kennedy Center and its Prevention Department.
PICTURED: A photo of the signing and a copy of the proclamation.
BACK ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:
Kenneth Gunn, Caldwell Pinckney, Maj. Jeremy Baker, Joshua Whitley, Major David Brabham, Steve Davis, Phillip Farley, Chief Deputy Mike Cochran, Lt. Mark Fields, Tommy Newell, Wade Arnette and Chaplain Danny Johnson.
FRONT ROW-LEFT TO RIGHT:
Mayor Rembert Wrenn, Chief Franco Fuda, Chief Randall Timmons, Sheriff Duane Lewis, Lt. Josh Battista, Mayor Mike Locklear and Jean Guerry.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
WEHME A. HUTTO, PH. 797-7871, ext. 114
SAUNDRA BROWN-WIGFALL, PH: 797-7871, ext. 113