Girl scouts donate cookies

Posted by | May 12, 2018 5:00 am

With cookie season over, the Girl Scouts of Colleton County Service Unit 637 donated the last few cases of cookies to the Veteran’s Victory House, Fire Station 19, and Fire Station 1. The troops involved are 162, 445, 799, 981 … Read the rest

USC Salkehatchie visits Washington

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

USC Salkehatchie, in collaboration with Southern Carolina Regional Alliance, annually offers the Leadership Salkehatchie program to Salkehatchie region community members interested economically developing the area. After nine months of touring the Salkehatchie counties and learning more about each area, the … Read the rest

Conservation district cites student winners

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

The theme for the conservation district’s Earth Day poster and essay contests was “Watersheds-Our Water, Our Home.”
The poster competition awards were presented to winning classes by grade level with the teachers recognized with a certificate.
The top three essays … Read the rest

Mabry named Conservationist of Year

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 pm

This year’s Colleton County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Conservationist of the Year award went to a man who has dedicated his time and efforts to the organization.
Conservation District Chairman Gary Herndon brought the Rev. Gerald T. Mabry to … Read the rest

Antique cars saved from flames

Posted by | May 11, 2018 3:43 pm

A Bells Highway garage fire the afternoon of May 9 found firefighters battling to save the antique motor vehicles stored inside.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the garage located in the 300 block of Bells Highway May 9 at … Read the rest

Hampton Street Players meeting Monday

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 am

Interested in being involved in theater? Then the Hampton Street Players might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Walterboro’s newest theater ensemble, named in honor of the historic Hampton Street School and Auditorium, will hold its first meeting Monday … Read the rest

School district honors its volunteers

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 am

The Colleton County School District honored its volunteers with a breakfast on April 25 in the CCSD board room.
Tangela Green, parent and family engagement coordinator, served as mistress of ceremonies. Dr. Franklin Foster, CCSD superintendent of education, greeted the … Read the rest

National Day of Prayer held

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 am

The congregation of North Walterboro Baptist Church celebrated the National Day of Prayer at services last Wednesday night at the church. Pastor Godfrey Ritter (right) was the keynote speaker. Community leaders Mayor Bill Young (left), Shane Roberts of the Colleton … Read the rest

CMC Wound Clinic honored

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 am

The Advanced Wound Care Clinic at Colleton Medical Center has been recognized with a national award from Healogics with the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence. This award is incredibly important as it demonstrates the Advanced Wound Care Clinic’s … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | May 11, 2018 5:00 am

Walterboro man arrested
The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office took a Waterboro man into custody May 3 in connection with an earlier shooting.
Jasper authorities arrested Duvonte Blocker, 23, of Walterboro on charges of attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and possession … Read the rest

Salk holds graduation

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

A large crowd of family and supporters were present as The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie held its commencement ceremony on Friday May 4 at the Allendale campus.
Over 180 graduates were presented diplomas and awards. Barnwell attorney Miles Loadholt … Read the rest

Pickup crashes on Sidneys Road

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel use hydraulic tools to remove pieces of a pickup truck after the driver of the vehicle crashed in the 6800 block of Sidneys Road the evening of May 4. The southbound truck failed to negotiate a … Read the rest

Update: Home damaged by flames

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

An Enterprise Street residence was heavily damaged by flames in a May 4 fire.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were called to the home at 315 Enterprise Street at 8:27 a.m., after a caller reported that the flames were coming from … Read the rest

Council prepares for next fiscal year

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 pm

Walterboro City Council gave first readings to ordinances that cleaned up this fiscal year’s budget and established the next fiscal year budget during the May 1 session.
The first measure will implement a supplemental $75,000 appropriation to the Finance Department … Read the rest

Two injured in city crash

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 am

Two motorists sustained injuries in a three-vehicle accident in the 1100 block of South Jefferies Boulevard on May 1.
A Varnville man was driving north on Jefferies Boulevard shortly after 5 p.m. when he crossed the centerline, hitting a southbound … Read the rest

Man injured in wreck at Ritter Road

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 am

The adult male passenger of this truck sustained multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries following this single-vehicle crash in the 2000 block of Ritter Road the morning of May 5. At 10:18 a.m., an off-duty firefighter-paramedic was returning home after his … Read the rest

Students injured in bus wreck

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 am

The occupants of Colleton County School District Bus 16 were headed home from Colleton Medical Center late Tuesday morning, after being examined at the Emergency Department for injuries sustained in a May 8 crash on Cottageville Highway.
Emergency Department personnel … Read the rest

Shooting death ruled an accident

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 am

The death of a three-year-old Walterboro child as been ruled an accident by Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey.
Harvey said that the trajectory of the bullet that killed three-year-old Aiden Martin and other information gathered by a Sunday autopsy led … Read the rest

Three injured in Canadys crash

Posted by | May 10, 2018 5:00 am

A May 4 crash at the intersection of Augusta Highway and Jefferies Highway sent three people to the hospital. At approximately 5:30 p.m., two vehicles collided in the intersection, causing one of the vehicles, a Toyota Prius, to overturn, trapping … Read the rest

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