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


Posted by | August 3, 2018 5:00 pm

S.C. SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND 2018 will be Aug. 3-5 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. A variety of back-to-school items are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax on these three days. A list … Read the rest

Woman killed in Sunday crash

Posted by | August 3, 2018 5:00 am

A woman traveling to Florida to attend a funeral was killed in a one-vehicle crash on I-95 the morning of July 29.

Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter pronounced Indroutie Rampertab, 70, of South Ozone Park, N.Y. dead at … Read the rest

Edisto’s industrial park saluted

Posted by | August 3, 2018 5:00 am

CELEBRATING A WIN. Edisto Beach town officials were recognized for their work on the town’s beach renourishment project during a recent meeting of the South Carolina Municipal Association. Shown are, left to right, Councilman Jerome Kizer, Councilwoman Patti Smyer, Councilwoman Susan Hornsby, Mayor Jane Darby, Town Administrator Iris Hill and Councilman Crawford Moore

Edisto Beach’s efforts to repave its industrial park were recognized during the annual meeting of the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting July 21.

Talk to town officials for any period of time about municipal issues and eventually you … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | August 2, 2018 5:00 pm

Spitter taken to jail
A Walterboro woman faces three charges after she allegedly spit on officers responding to her call to the dispatch center the evening of July 27.

The woman called the dispatch center at 9:27 p.m., stating she … Read the rest

Motorhome Blaze

Posted by | August 2, 2018 3:00 pm

A motorhome was destroyed in a fire in the 700 block of Welch Creek Road the afternoon of July 27. 9-1-1 callers reported the motor home was engulfed in flames and was endangering a nearby residence. Firefighters kept the flames from reaching the residence and several construction trailers. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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