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

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

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




Hometown Collegiate Spotlight

Posted by | July 25, 2018 5:00 pm

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

During the 2017-18 academic year, Colleton County High School and Colleton Prep Academy had 20-plus student-athletes participating in collegiate athletics. Here, we take a look at a number of these local student-athletes, along with their contributions … Read the rest










Tracy Renee Mason | Obituaries

Posted by | July 23, 2018 4:26 pm

WALTERBORO: Ms. Tracy Renee Mason, 47, of Walterboro entered into rest Saturday morning July 21, 2018, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.
Born April 1, 1971, in Charleston, she was a daughter of Kenneth Ray Hurst and Kathy Morgan … Read the rest


Minnie Ann Dereef | Obituaries

Posted by | July 23, 2018 4:25 pm

WALTERBORO: Minnie Ann Dereef, 64 of Walterboro died Sunday July 22, 2018 at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday July 26, 2018 at Allen Funeral Home Chapel, 1905 Hampton St., Walterboro. Funeral services will be … Read the rest



Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Posted by | July 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Condition of golf course greatly improved
Dear Editor:
Have you played golf at the Dogwood Hills Golf Course lately?
Thanks to some excellent course management and frequent rain, the course is in the best condition I can remember in a … Read the rest


Helping foster children

Posted by | July 21, 2018 5:00 am

Preston Clark is at it again.
Last July, Preston wanted to help Colleton County’s homeless so he had jars at his mother’s (Tara O’Bryant) place of employment, Enterprise Bank, and started GoFundMe account. After several months of collecting donations, he … Read the rest



Blood drive overcomes obstacles

Posted by | July 21, 2018 5:00 am

The July 9 blood drive started out badly, but had an amazing ending.
First, the computer wouldn’t work and another one had to be brought from Charleston. The second one didn’t work property either, and it took about three hours … Read the rest


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