Pirates coming to the museum

Posted by | July 28, 2018 5:00 am

The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market is preparing to celebrate a scoundrel.
Two programs, slated to be held the afternoon of Aug. 4, coincide with the 300th anniversary of the pirate Blackbeard’s most audacious act, the Blockade of Charleston.
Blackbeard … Read the rest

Filming Colleton’s history

Posted by | July 27, 2018 5:00 pm

George “Buddy” Wingard and Sabrina Shutters are reaching the end of their chronicling of Colleton County’s love affair with the Pon Pon Chapel of Ease.
Their efforts will put the love affair down on film — the documentary video should … Read the rest

Local Leaders | Matt Mardell

Posted by | July 27, 2018 5:00 pm

Matt Mardell, 35, was named director of the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market and Commercial Kitchen last year. He moved into the new post after spending time as Colleton Commercial Kitchen manager.
He loves that the position gives him a platform … Read the rest

Local Leaders | Daquan Washington

Posted by | July 27, 2018 12:04 pm

Daquan Maurice Washington is an administrative assistant for the Colleton County School District’s Alternative School. Thirty-one-year-old Washington has been employed with the district since 2007. What is not written on his job description is mentor — but he definitely fills … Read the rest

Local Leaders | Pat Grant

Posted by | July 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Colleton County’s Clerk of Court is not only experienced and recognized as an esteemed professional at a job that she has held for 18 years, but Grant is also a wife, mother, grandmother and community advocate and volunteer.
“I love … Read the rest

Local Leaders | Denise Pinckney

Posted by | July 27, 2018 11:59 am

Denise Pinckney is a superhero. She is the one you want on your side if the unthinkable happens.
As the Walterboro Police Department’s Crime Victims Advocate Program coordinator for the past 11 years, Pinckney admittedly loves her job. During a … Read the rest

Nelson retires from CMC

Posted by | July 27, 2018 5:00 am

Sara Nelson spent almost 39 years working with HCA. And for the past 14 years, she was the first person patients saw when they entered Colleton Medical Center.
As patient access director, Nelson managed the registration department — doing all … Read the rest

Offering options for victims

Posted by | July 27, 2018 5:00 am

“Love Shouldn’t Hurt” was the theme of a discussion held Thursday July 19 at Walton Options, 2414 N. Jefferies Blvd.
Speakers from the Walterboro Police Department, Hopeful Horizons, the Family Literacy Program, Vocational Rehabilitation, the Dept. of Juvenile Justice and … Read the rest

Cancer Thrift Shop now open

Posted by | July 27, 2018 5:00 am

The Walterboro Cancer Thrift Store at 463 Bells Highway is now open. Anthony Stokes, store manager, Carolyn Eady and Walter Sutter were present to welcome customers on opening day. The local store is a part of The Cancer Thrift Store … Read the rest

Crime Briefs

Posted by | July 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Running amok
on the interstate
A Florida man was taken into custody on a drug charge the morning of July 17 after Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought a halt to his dangerous actions on I-95.
Two deputies were dispatched … Read the rest

Former police officer sentenced for theft

Posted by | July 26, 2018 3:36 pm

A former Walterboro police officer charged with pocketing cash from the department’s evidence locker has been convicted.
Stephanie Grant Bridge, 49, of Ruffin, pleaded guilty Thursday to misconduct in office and grand larceny at the Colleton County Courthouse. She received … Read the rest

Child saved from drowning

Posted by | July 26, 2018 5:00 am

Members of the Cottageville Police Department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue raced into action when a July 22 drowning report sent them to a home in the 600 block of Griffith Acres Drive.
Family members found a two-year-old girl in a … Read the rest

Jeans are in for 2018-19

Posted by | July 26, 2018 5:00 am

School board revises uniform policy.

A last minute change to the proposed Colleton County School District policy governing student apparel welcomes denim jeans back to the classroom.
The motion to approve the revised school district policy was moved and seconded … Read the rest

Cottageville gets first drug dog

Posted by | July 26, 2018 5:00 am


The Cottageville police department has a new weapon it its fight against crime: Tigger, a highly-trained, drug-sniffing Dutch shepherd.
Tigger is 18 months old and comes from Strategic K9 Performance, LLC in Girard, Ohio, which is … Read the rest

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