Letters to the Editor

Posted by | August 11, 2018 5:00 am

Thank you
Dear Editor:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12102 and Auxiliary of Colleton County would like to give a great big “thank you” to all who came out and supported our fundraiser on July 20.
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Hodges named to leadership council

Posted by | August 11, 2018 5:00 am

Walterboro native Isreal Hodges Jr., owner and general manager of SIGMA Environmental LLC, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. … Read the rest

Kids learn gun safety

Posted by | August 10, 2018 5:00 pm

The Walterboro Police Department held its first Eddie Eagle Gun Safety program at the Colleton County Memorial Library last week. The free public service program is geared toward elementary children and what they need to do if they ever find … Read the rest

Church holds school supplies give-away

Posted by | August 10, 2018 5:00 pm

A youngster gets ready to go back to school at Saturday’s school supply giveaway at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The annual event serves several hundred children as part of the church’s Hands of Christ program.

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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

Drug charges
follow traffic stop
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

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