Plea brings 10 years in prison

Posted by | February 27, 2019 5:00 am

A Walterboro man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars when he pled to three burglary charges in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Michael D.Z. Haggard, 27, of Walterboro, entered a plea on two counts of second-degree burglary … Read the rest

Lucas Padgett | Obituaries

Posted by | February 26, 2019 5:55 pm

Lucas Carroll Padgett

J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Lucas Carroll Padgett Jr., loving husband and father of four, passed away at the age of 72.

Lucas was born on August 21, 1946 … Read the rest

Leadership seminar planned Saturday

Posted by | February 26, 2019 2:31 pm

Dr. Beverly Chiodo, business educator and motivational speaker, will present “Character-Driven Success: The Remarkable Power of Character-Based Leadership” on Saturday March 2 from 1-4:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Faith Church, 2107 Hampton St. Admission is free.
Those attending can … Read the rest

Kissing Wilbur

Posted by | February 23, 2019 5:00 am

Wilbur the Pig did his part to raise money for the March of Dimes Thursday by submitting to being kissed by the Colleton Medical Center employee who donated the most money during a fundraising campaign. The person with the most … Read the rest

Letter to the Editor

Posted by | February 23, 2019 5:00 am

Disappointed with followup of meeting

Dear Editor:
After a discussion with Dr. Franklin Foster, Colleton County school superintendent, on Feb. 1, I felt confident he would follow up on our conversation as promised, but was disappointed that he did not … Read the rest

Masquerade Ball held

Posted by | February 23, 2019 5:00 am

The S.C. Artisans Center held its annual Masquerade Ball at the Bedon-Lucas House over the weekend with about 75 attending. “The S.C. Artisan Center was delighted to have the opportunity to host this event in our beautiful downtown historic district … Read the rest

Three win band honors at USC

Posted by | February 22, 2019 5:00 pm

On Feb. 13, the Band of Blue sent eight junior and seniors to the Burke High School College Band Scholarship Fair. Band members from all over the Lowcountry met and auditioned for band scholarships with eight HBCU band programs from … Read the rest

The Beaufort Fund expands its efforts

Posted by | February 22, 2019 5:00 am

The Beaufort Fund enters its third decade with a growth spurt.
The Beaufort Fund, managed by Coastal Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization serving coastal South Carolina, announced that 89 organizations across Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties received grants from … Read the rest

Mobile home damaged by fire

Posted by | February 21, 2019 5:00 pm

A doublewide mobile home received heavy damage in a mid-afternoon fire on Feb. 15.

At 12:19 p.m., 9-1-1 received reports of smoke and flames coming from the home located at 5426 Jefferies Hwy. The first fire unit arrived five minutes … Read the rest

Family pet lost in house fire

Posted by | February 21, 2019 5:00 pm

Firefighter-paramedics quickly gained control of a fire in a residence at 339 Cane Street Thursday afternoon Feb. 14.
At 3:17 p.m., several callers to 9-1-1 reported a fire at the residence. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy black … Read the rest

Ireland Creek future considered

Posted by | February 21, 2019 5:00 am

Walterboro city officials put a letter in the mail to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers this week with a request that could help transform Ireland Creek between the bridges on West Washington Street and North Jefferies Boulevard.
What city … Read the rest

Local firm hired for loop project

Posted by | February 21, 2019 5:00 am

Walterboro City Council approved hiring Wildwood Contractors, Inc. of Walterboro to handle the next phases of the I-95 Business Loop Project during the regular meeting Feb. 12.
Three contractors bid on the project, which will give Jefferies Boulevard a facelift. … Read the rest

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