Naomi Ridge | Obituaries

Posted by | March 4, 2019 10:11 am

Naomi Ridge

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

GREENVILLE – Mrs. Naomi Fripp Maxey Avant Ridge passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Brookdale at Cleveland Park  in Greenville. She was 77.

Mrs. Ridge was born in Walterboro November 29, 1941 a daughter … Read the rest

Wilber Winn | Obituaries

Posted by | March 4, 2019 10:06 am

Wilber Winn

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO – Mr. Wilber Bernard Winn, husband of Carol Strickland Winn, passed away at his home in Walterboro Tuesday morning, February 26, 2019 under hospice care, surrounded by his loving family. He was 82.

Mr. … Read the rest

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


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

Band members perform in region clinic

Posted by | February 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Congratulations to Delaine Ford and Zoe Buckner from Colleton County Middle School Band and six Colleton County High School Band of Blue members — Sydney Howard, Jermia Christian, Shaleisha Funn, Megan Newton, Michaela Bennett and Logan Bailey — for performing … Read the rest

CCSO monthly drug report

Posted by | February 28, 2019 5:00 pm

How many drugs were seized from the streets of Colleton County in the last month?
According to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office monthly update, last month deputies seized 106 grams of methamphetamine, 104 grams of marijuana, 55 Ecstasy pills, 33 … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | February 28, 2019 5:00 pm

Home burglarized

A resident of Peirce Road in Ridgeville contacted the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office the afternoon of Feb. 23 to report a burglary.

The man reported he arrived home to find the front door kicked in and the house … Read the rest

Woman rescued from nature walk

Posted by | February 28, 2019 5:00 pm

An adult female on a nature walk received a broken leg approximately a half-mile into a thick wooded area in the 5100 block of Sniders Highway on Feb. 23.

Family members contacted the emergency dispatch center at 12:56 p.m. and … Read the rest

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