School policy changes proposed

Posted by | July 6, 2018 5:00 am

Two reworked school policies were given a first reading by the members of the Colleton County School Board during the June 26 meeting The proposed changes would be in the district’s policies on student dress, articles and displays, and on … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | July 5, 2018 5:00 pm

Man arrested in car theft
A Ruffin man was taken into custody shortly after he allegedly stole a motor vehicle from the parking lot of Colleton Medical Center.
A Walterboro police officer was dispatched to the medical center at 501 … Read the rest

The horror tree

Posted by | July 5, 2018 5:00 am

After years of problems, giant oak falls on Williams home.

Fortunately, Donna Anderson decided to spend the night with her mother on June 24.
Fortunate because in the wee hours of June 25, a severe thunderstorm brought down a huge … Read the rest

Incumbents win Republican runoff

Posted by | July 5, 2018 5:00 am

The two statewide Republican run-off elections drew little interest among Colleton County voters.
Just 8.40 percent of the county’s registered voters went to the polls on June 26 to decide the Republican Party candidates for governor and attorney general. Statewide, … Read the rest

Firemen get award for saving woman

Posted by | July 5, 2018 5:00 am

Three Walterboro City firefighters won the S.C. Firemen’s Association 2018 Meritorious Action Award for saving a woman in an apartment fire in November 2017.
Capt. Chris Cook and firefighters Lamar Smith and Jared Jarvis responded to what they thought would … Read the rest

Koger signs for track at SCSU

Posted by | July 4, 2018 5:00 pm


Colleton County High School Class of 2018 graduate, Jaden DaionTre Koger, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to participate in track and field at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg. SCSU is a Historically Black … Read the rest

Pro soccer comes to Colleton

Posted by | July 4, 2018 5:00 pm


The Waterboro Soccer Club hosted Lowcountry United FC, a semi-professional soccer team from Charleston, in a match against the Broncos United of Concord, N.C., on Saturday June 30. Both teams play in the United Premier Soccer … Read the rest

Slammers take second

Posted by | July 4, 2018 5:00 pm


The 9U Carolina Slammers, a newly formed boys’ travel baseball team, participated in the USSSA Boys of Summer Classic held Sunday at Gahagan Park in Summerville. In a best of three series against the Palmetto Blueclaws, … Read the rest

Pro basketball player coaching kids

Posted by | July 4, 2018 5:00 am

Cedric Shuler, Jahamri Shuler and Justice Steward practice their basketball skills with Ruffin native Brandon Givens, who played professional basketball overseas. A Colleton County native, Givens donated his time for a clinic for ages 10-16 at the BZS Community Center … Read the rest

Genesis donates to CCHS athletes

Posted by | July 4, 2018 5:00 am

Genesis Health Care donated $1,100 to the Colleton County High School athletic programs on June 26. From left are CCHS Director of Athletics Leon Hammond with Genesis representatives Nicole Hart and Howard Nettles. “To jumpstart 2018, we donated to CCHS … Read the rest

Letters to the Editor

Posted by | June 30, 2018 5:00 pm

Ireland Creek could be beautiful park
Dear Editor:
Ireland Creek’s bed is a huge eyesore. We are missing an opportunity for an attractive natural park.
How can we make this happen?
I’m enclosing a picture of what it could look … Read the rest

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