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Ruffin woman killed in wreck

Posted by | March 4, 2019 7:45 am

A Ruffin woman was killed the afternoon of March 2 in a one vehicle crash on Williams Road.

Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said Joann Davis, 69, of 2652 Garris Ave. in Ruffin was pronounced dead at the … Read the rest




Reading to kids at Bells Elementary

Posted by | March 2, 2019 5:00 pm

Bells Elementary School’s 12th annual African American Read-In was held Friday Feb. 15.
Twelve years ago, Bells Elementary School’s African American Read-In was introduced by former Literacy Coach Peggy O’Banner. When she left Colleton County, Dinah Bryant took the read-in … Read the rest


Only in the South… | Column

Posted by | March 2, 2019 5:00 pm

I’m not what you’d call a globe-trotter, but I’ve seen some of America. You’ll find good people everywhere, but boy, are we different. A rancher in Wyoming doesn’t talk, eat, vote, or socialize the way a florist from Key West … Read the rest




Cadets attend flight training

Posted by | March 2, 2019 5:00 am

On Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, several Colleton County NJRTOC cadets participated in a basic flight class taught by Jim Hibbert, a certified flight instructor from the Walterboro Airport. The cadets logged 16 hours of class instruction.

During the summer, … Read the rest


‘Batter up!’ at The Joe

Posted by | March 2, 2019 5:00 am

By WILL DAVIS
wadavis44@aol.com

The recent spate of unseasonably warm weather has me thinking springtime with the smell of baseball is in the air. That means going the one hour (48 miles from Walterboro) to the Joseph P. Riley Jr. … Read the rest



Veterans attend training

Posted by | March 1, 2019 5:00 pm

Every year Palmetto Training, Inc partners with Palmetto Warrior Connection and Palmetto Goodwill for a 10-day training program.
Veterans can choose from one of the four sessions. The program is open to all veterans who have acceptable discharges as follows: … Read the rest


Event honors black business owners

Posted by | March 1, 2019 5:00 pm

The third annual Black Entrepreneurial Awards banquet was held Sunday Feb. 17 at Coastal Outback Building. The evening celebrated the success of 20 black business owners who have worked in the community for over 40 years.
Brad Graham, owner and … Read the rest




Weather observers being recruited

Posted by | March 1, 2019 12:21 pm

It’s March Madness for the SCDNR’s Climatology Office, and our climatologists, in partnership with the National Weather Service, are recruiting citizen precipitation observers for CoCoRaHS.

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS, is a grassroots volunteer … Read the rest





Preparation for census continues

Posted by | March 1, 2019 5:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau has all the adjusted Colleton County addresses in hand as they prepare for the 2020 Census.
The county’s Tax Collector Larry Lightsey said in 2017, Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin asked Lightsey if he would be … Read the rest




State of Colleton examined

Posted by | March 1, 2019 5:00 am

Representatives of governmental, economic development and education got together at the banquet room at Dogwood Hills Golf Course to discuss the 2019 State of Colleton.
The annual breakfast program hosted by the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce gave those officials an … Read the rest



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