Christmas program at the museum

Posted by | December 7, 2018 5:00 am

Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise entertained youngsters at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market last week with songs and stories of the season.

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Programs give out toys to local children

Posted by | December 7, 2018 5:00 am

By Sharon Courtney

“Good morning!” “Welcome!” “Please sign in!”
Cheerful voices and beautiful smiles greeted all as they arrived at the Reach One Each One community Christmas celebration hosted by the Ladies of Excellence, Sisters in Action and Boyz II … Read the rest



Crime Briefs

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Search fines a
different suspect
A Walterboro Police Department officer was in the 1300 block of Bells Highway, checking motels and businesses for signs of a car that had been driven by the suspect in an earlier shoplifting.
He found … Read the rest


A Holiday Tour

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 pm

The residents of six Walterboro homes threw open their doors for the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society’s Holiday Tour of Homes.
The afternoon of Dec. 2, those participating of the annual self-guided tour, held as a fund-raiser for the … Read the rest



Beware of holiday telephone scams

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 pm

Arthur Steinmeyer of Walterboro overhead a troubling telephone conversation last week.
His wife, who is not well, was talking to someone when she became very agitated. He intervened, to find the caller told her their grandson was in jail in … Read the rest


Ruffin family loses home to fire

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 pm

A Ruffin home was heavily damaged in a midafternoon fire the morning of Dec. 1.

A passerby notified the dispatch center that the residence at 23576 Lowcountry Highway had smoke coming from inside the house. The first firemen on the … Read the rest






School report cards: An unflattering picture

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 am

District superintendent says portrait of Colleton’s schools is “flawed rendering.”

The school report cards released by the South Carolina Department of Education Nov. 29 painted an unflattering portrait of the quality of education in Colleton County.
But Colleton County School … Read the rest


Teddy Bear Breakfast

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 am

Teddy bears (and other friends) from around the county celebrated the annual Teddy Bear Breakfast on Saturday at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market. The bears and their human owners filled up the museum’s auditorium space for pancakes with bacon … Read the rest


Reinventing downtown

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 am

The face of East Washington Street has changed significantly since the last time Santa Claus paraded through the city’s traditional downtown.
In November The Painted Pineapple, Vis A Vis and Wildflowers Boutique made their way onto East Washington Street.
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Kidnapping suspect arrested in Florida

Posted by | December 6, 2018 5:00 am

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is working to return an elderly Walterboro man from Florida to face charges in connection with the disappearance of his neighbor.
Family members reported Alice Webster was missing from her residence on the evening of … Read the rest




Harter named First Team

Posted by | December 5, 2018 5:00 pm

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity Lady Hawk basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 40-22 non-conference road win over Region I-AA Thomas Heyward on Tuesday Nov. 20. In the John Paul II Tournament held Nov. 26-30, … Read the rest


Indians improve to 6-5 after back-to-back wins

Posted by | December 5, 2018 5:00 pm

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

USC-Salkehatchie men’s basketball improved to 6-5 in non-conference play after back-to-back wins last week over Florida State Jacksonville (94-73) and South Georgia Tech (85-63).
Kevin Williamson scored 20 points and collected five rebounds in the win … Read the rest



Cougars off to 3-0 start

Posted by | December 5, 2018 5:00 pm

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County varsity boys’ basketball team is off to a 3-0 on the 2018-19 season. The Cougars picked up non-conference wins last week over Region IV-A Lowcountry Leadership Academy (57-51), Region V-AA Woodland High School … Read the rest



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