Never too old to learn

Posted by | March 15, 2019 5:00 am

Don’t look for Patricia Lewis on the couch. You stand a much better chance of finding the Walterboro resident walking the halls or filling a classroom seat at USC-Salkehatchie.
Decades ago, Lewis graduated from DePaul University in Chicago armed with … Read the rest

Crime Briefs

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Stolen, but not for long

The culprit in a March 8 home burglary got away but left his ill-gotten gains on the side of the road.

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on McDanieltown Road in … Read the rest

Dispatcher saves man from wreck

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

On Feb. 16 about 3 a.m., Colleton County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Daquan Sutter was traveling to work from the Summerville area. The drive didn’t turn out as expected.
As he headed down Cottageville Highway, Sutter noticed a black Jeep started … Read the rest

First training at new LEC

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

Law enforcement officers from Colleton and surrounding counties learned about animal cruelty investigations during the first class held at the new law enforcement center on Feb. 28.
The training room was filled with not only law enforcement officers from as … Read the rest

Macon Lane man dies of head trauma

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 pm

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office continues to interview witnesses seeking information into the death of a Macon Lane resident.
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Fire-Rescue responded to a residence at 799 Macon Lane on Wednesday … Read the rest

Carroll Godwin | Obituaries

Posted by | March 14, 2019 11:31 am

Carroll Godwin

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Carroll Bennett Godwin passed away Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019 at the Pruitt Post-Acute Health Care Center in Walterboro. She was 83.

Carroll was born in Ruffin, on September 20, 1935. A … Read the rest

Bomb threat closes bank

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 am

South State Bank was closed for approximately two hours the morning of March 8 as bank officials and members of the Walterboro Police Department dealt with a bomb threat called into the financial institution at 520 N. Jefferies Blvd.
At … Read the rest

A stroll through history

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 am

Just inside the doors of the Hendersonville Elementary School cafeteria three studious young ladies stood around a table.
Dressed in period clothing from the early 1960s, they had pencils and paper in hand.
Noelle Cobbs portraying Katherine Johnson, Zarianna Gethers … Read the rest

Answers about organ donations

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 am

The deceased donation process begins with a decision. You decide you want to help save people with end-stage organ disease by donating your organs when you die. When your time comes, perhaps decades later, your organs may be used to … Read the rest

Creating life from tragedy

Posted by | March 14, 2019 5:00 am

Sometimes a tragedy for one family can turn into a blessing for another. Such was the case with the death of Jeremy Owen Blewer, a 19-year-old from Yemassee who died a year ago on March 10, 2018. His parents Mia … Read the rest

Winter Ensembles win awards

Posted by | March 13, 2019 5:00 pm

The Colleton County Band of Blue Winter Ensembles traveled to Columbia on Saturday March 9 for the 2019 CWEA White Knoll Regional Contest. The Colleton County High School Winter Percussion and the Colleton County Middle School Cadet Percussion took first-place … Read the rest

Cougar Soccer improving on season

Posted by | March 13, 2019 5:00 pm


The Colleton County High School boys’ soccer program dropped the regular season opener 9-0 against Battery Creek on Tuesday Feb. 26 on the road.
“The boys have been preparing hard for the season, so it was … Read the rest

BCJC Volleyball captures silver

Posted by | March 13, 2019 5:00 pm


The 16-U Branchville-Colleton Juniors Club Volleyball (BCJVB) team recently captured the Silver Bracket Championship in the Southern Classic Tournament held in Spartanburg. The BCJVB lost the opening pool match to the S.C. Warriors in two sets … Read the rest

Volunteer to clean up Colleton this Saturday

Posted by | March 13, 2019 2:59 pm

Keep Colleton Beautiful will hold its first cleanup of the year starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Coastal Electric Cooperative . Volunteers will clean Highway 15. All supplies will be provided.

For informatio call 843-925-8013 or email

Jonathan Kearse | Obituaries

Posted by | March 13, 2019 11:42 am

Jonathan Kearse

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO – Jonathan Dale Kearse, Jr., 30, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Jonathan was born February 26, 1989 and was a lifelong resident of the low country. He worked much of … Read the rest

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