Joseph Ackerman | Obituary

Posted by | July 26, 2019 10:18 am

Joseph Ackerman

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. Joseph Benjamin “Joe Ben” Ackerman, husband of the late Bettye Linder Ackerman, passed away Tuesday morning, July 23, 2019 at Trident Medical Center in Charleston after a brief illness.  He had just … Read the rest

Junius Bagnal, Jr. | Obituary

Posted by | July 26, 2019 10:16 am

Junius Scott Bagnal, Jr.

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

EDISTO – Junius Scott Bagnal, Jr., 87, husband of Lynn Benton Bagnal, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro.

Born June 8th, 1932 in Manning, he was the … Read the rest

Horses welcome visitors at the museum

Posted by | July 26, 2019 5:00 am


Four striking and strong Carolina Marsh Tacky horses made a well-received appearance at the Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market last weekend.
With gentle disposition, they said hello to visitors at the meet and greet Saturday, amid … Read the rest

Remembering moon landing

Posted by | July 26, 2019 5:00 am


To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spacecraft landing on the moon, the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society hosted a “Landing Party” at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro on July 20. Co-hosted … Read the rest

Cottageville home burns

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 pm

A singlewide mobile home at 80 Red Oak Road, north of Cottageville, was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of July 18.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue received the call at 2:28 a.m. when a passerby noticed the flames. The … Read the rest

Golf cart and car collide

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 pm

A car and a golf cart collided Thursday afternoon July 18 at the intersection of Railroad and Kimbrell streets, and the golf cart lost — catching fire and burning to its frame.

The car crashed into a wooded area and … Read the rest

Court Report

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 pm

A Walterboro man was ordered to serve 90 days in custody after he pled to six criminal charges during an appearance in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Jason M. Benton, 41, of Walterboro pled to four counts of … Read the rest

Four-vehicle crash closes I-95

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 pm

A July 21 crash on I-95 damaged four vehicles and injured three occupants. Emergency calls sent Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel to the northbound lanes near the 42-mile marker shortly before 9 p.m.

A witness advised that a dark-colored vehicle stalled … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 pm

*** charge filed against Hardeeville man

A Hardeeville man has been arrested by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office on a sexual assault case stemming from an incident in the spring of 2018.

Richard W. Frazier, 42 of Hardeeville was arrested … Read the rest

Two dogs lost near Bells Crossroads

Posted by | July 25, 2019 9:45 am

Two dogs missing since July 24

Black female lab, 12 years old, wearing red collar, named Daisy

10-week-old golden retriever male puppy, named Levi, wearing blue collar with little white bones

Missing from Ruffin, Bells Crossroads area

Please call 843-599-5590

Drivers alerted that trains may return

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 am

Late last week, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office issued an advisory suggesting that the former Hampton and Branchville will become active again.
The installation of yield signs at the various crossings was done to alert motorists using the crossings that … Read the rest

Piggly Wiggly coming back

Posted by | July 25, 2019 5:00 am

The pig is back.
On July 22, workers hoisted the Piggly Wiggly sign on the wall at 279 Bells Highway.
The local Piggly Wiggly will be the fourth owned and operated by Lou Sherman of L&R Sherman LLC. The company, … Read the rest

Ponytails go 1-2 at Dixie State

Posted by | July 24, 2019 5:00 pm


The Colleton County Ponytails were eliminated from the South Carolina State Dixie All-Star Tournament following a 5-2 loss against Wren on Monday July 15 in Moncks Corner. Earlier in the day, the Ponytails came from behind … Read the rest

Grant finishes 3rd in Strong Arm Throwing

Posted by | July 24, 2019 5:00 pm


Rising freshman at Colleton County High School Jabari Grant recently finished third in the Strong-Arm Throwing Competition during the 2nd annual Major League Baseball Skills Instinct Camp for ages 7-18 held Saturday July 11 in Ridgeland. … Read the rest

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