Myers speaks to Civitans

Posted by | August 10, 2018 5:00 am

Chris Meyers from Colleton County Recreation Commission spoke to the Civitans recently about the renovation and expansion of the Rec Center’s building currently underway. The Rec Center complex features 12 ball diamonds which draw hundreds players and spectators from all … Read the rest

Crime Briefs

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 pm

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A Walterboro man was arrested on four drug charges following a traffic stop at Robertson Boulevard and Hampton Street Aug. 4 at 12:40 a.m.
A city police officer pulled the driver over after he allegedly … Read the rest

Back-To-School Bash held at CCHS

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 pm

Students and parents line up for school supplies at Saturday’s Back-To-School Bash held at the high school. The annual event offers free school supplies with a variety of other activities. At left, Nicholas Lynah, Jamauric Koger and Shamaree Koger carry … Read the rest

Bike racing returns this weekend

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 pm

The 2018 CCA Regional Criterium Championships will be held in Walterboro on Saturday and Sunday Aug. 11-12.
Races begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Juniors ages 15-18 and 9-14, followed by the Women’s Cat 3/4/5 at 10 a.m. and Men’s … Read the rest

Photos: Hunters Day Out

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 am

Steve Scruggs, The Snake Master, gave an educational presentation on snakes during the 10th annual Hunters Day Out at Westbury Ace Hardware on Saturday. During the program, sponsored by Rocky Boots, he discussed venomous and non-venomous snakes that live in … Read the rest

Update: Chase ends in fatality

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 am

A police chase in the early morning hours of Aug. 6 ended tragically when the fleeing motorist crashed, resulting in the death of his twin brother.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Lemetri Stephens, 26, of Walterboro, was pronounced … Read the rest

Lightning blamed for house fire

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 am

A lightning strike is blamed for a fire that destroyed a home on Bells Highway the afternoon of Aug. 6.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the fire at 11780 Bells Highway at approximately 5 p.m. after a neighbor … Read the rest

Shooting death under investigation

Posted by | August 9, 2018 5:00 am

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into an Aug. 5 shooting death.
The call alerting safety forces to the shooting came into the dispatch center at approximately 12:30 a.m., sending members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest

Update: Man charged in beating death

Posted by | August 8, 2018 5:00 pm

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office found Jelani R. Aiken walking along Hendersonville Highway the evening of Aug. 2, a few hours after investigators announced that they were seeking him in connection with a murder earlier in the day.
Aiken, 43, … Read the rest

Watch Your Mouth! | Faith

Posted by | August 5, 2018 5:00 am


One thing that we all must do and that is to make sure that our brains are in action before we open our mouths.

Speaking off the cuff or spreading misinformation can bring harm to the speaker … Read the rest

DARE to be different

Posted by | August 4, 2018 5:01 pm

SEEING THE CONSEQUENCES FIRST-HAND. L/Cpl. Rusty Davis guides a youngster on the Walterboro Police Department’s four-wheeler. The goggles provide a look at what drunk or impaired drivers see while trying to navigate the roadways.

The Walterboro Police Department’s DARE program is more than just “don’t do drugs.”

“The program is designed to teach kids how to make safe and responsible choices overall,” said WPD L/Cpl. J. “Rusty” Davis, who took over the program last … Read the rest

CCSD goes “Into Orbit” with ACEbotics Summer Camp

Posted by | August 4, 2018 5:00 pm


Photos provided by Misty Ballew

Colleton County School District recently completed the 2018 ACEbotics Summer Camp “Into Orbit.” The four-week camp was held at Colleton County Middle School with approximately 82 campers in grades 3-5 attending … Read the rest

Author speaks to members of Cottageville Book Club

Posted by | August 4, 2018 5:01 am



Laughter filled a meeting room at the Colleton County Library’s Cottageville branch Saturday during its first-ever book club meeting.

The featured author was Charleston resident and New York Times best-selling author Andra Watkins. Her wry, … Read the rest

Back to school tips from CMC

Posted by | August 4, 2018 5:00 am

As kids start a new school year, parents might start seeing those inevitable back to school sniffles.

Alisha Fender, the director of infection prevention with Colleton Medical Center, said that hand hygiene can significantly reduce the number of people who … Read the rest

Sisters establish twin scholarships

Posted by | August 4, 2018 5:00 am

Left to right: De’Leon and Delando Steward Jr. and Blair and Blake Steward with Vandria and Andria Steward (back.)

Three college scholarships for twins are offered by Ruffin natives and identical twins Vandria and Andria Steward with their twin nieces and nephews, Delando Jr. and De’Leon Steward and Blake and the late Blair Steward.

“I was motivated to start … Read the rest

Lodge teen wins national award at 4-H Conference

Posted by | August 4, 2018 4:59 am

Garrett Ulmer of Lodge was recognized as National 4-H Conference winners, awarded to four senior 4-H members with outstanding achievement in leadership and citizenship. Ulmer received his award at the 56th annual South Carolina State 4-H Congress at Clemson University … Read the rest

In Our Churches

Posted by | August 3, 2018 5:00 pm


CAMPMEETING REVIVAL WILL BE HELD Aug. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. at Progressive Church of Jesus, 210 Ackerman St. Guest speakers include Thursday, Minister Jarrell Small; Friday, Bishop Gregory Lighter; Saturday, Apostle Frances Nix; and Sunday, Bishop John Brown. … Read the rest

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