David Bell | Obituary

Posted by | September 23, 2019 2:07 pm

David Bell

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Mr. David James Bell, 72, entered into rest Saturday morning, September 21, 2019, at his home in Beech Island surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of forty-eight years … Read the rest

Shellfish season opens September 28

Posted by | September 21, 2019 5:00 pm

The 2019-2020 season for recreational harvest of shellfish (clams and oysters) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one-half hour before official sunrise on Saturday Sept. 28. The recreational shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2020, unless … Read the rest

Giant pumpkin

Posted by | September 21, 2019 5:00 am

Nearly every one of his 83 years, Cole Lawson of Walterboro has planted a garden.
But this year, he decided to try something different — pumpkins. And he succeeded hugely, delivering an 85.8-pound pumpkin to his daughter, Victoria Lawson.
“He … Read the rest

Volunteer honored

Posted by | September 21, 2019 5:00 am

Long-time volunteer Arden Lommen was remembered at the September blood drive.
For many years, the night before a blood drive, Lommen would drive around in his truck, putting up signs on the streets advertising the upcoming blood drive, said Blood … Read the rest

Local firemen raise nearly $4,000 for MDA

Posted by | September 20, 2019 5:00 pm

The Walterboro Fire Department participated in their annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser on Friday-Sunday Sept. 13-15 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“The Walterboro Fire Department has been participating in the MDA Fill the Boot fundraiser for the past 30 years, … Read the rest

Photos: I Love Ruffin Day

Posted by | September 20, 2019 5:00 pm

A crowd enjoys their day at the 21st annual I Love Ruffin Day on Saturday Sept. 14 at the BZS Community Center on Smyly Road in Ruffin. A number of food and craft vendors attended, as well as thousands of … Read the rest

Funds authorized for ambulance purchase

Posted by | September 20, 2019 5:00 am

Colleton County Council members approved mingling leftover funds from the 2018 Lease Purchase program with funds from this fiscal year’s Capital Fund Budget for purchases for Colleton County Fire-Rescue during their meeting Sept. 10.

Two Kenworth ambulances will be purchased … Read the rest

Loitering law gets first reading

Posted by | September 20, 2019 5:00 am

Walterboro city council gave a first reading to an ordinance that re-establishes a loitering law in the city during the Sept. 10 council session.

City Manager Jeff Molinari pointed out that the city’s previous loitering law was repealed in 2010 … Read the rest

Helping women

Posted by | September 20, 2019 5:00 am

Velma Carter remembers her first period. “I remember going to school, trying to hold something between my legs so I didn’t have an accident. I didn’t see Kotex until I was 18. We did with what we had — we … Read the rest

Burlington Road wreck

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:00 pm

A mini-van and Lexus sedan collided head-on in a curve in the 2000 block of Burlington Road Saturday Sept. 14 at 8:26 a.m.

The low-speed crash injured five people with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the mini-van was trapped … Read the rest

Fire sending smoke to town

Posted by | September 19, 2019 5:00 pm

A fire spanning 100 acres in the 500 block of Bent Gate Lane near Smoaks drew firefighters from three Fire-Rescue stations and eight tractors/plows, a spotter airplane, brush trucks and supervisors from the S.C. Forestry Commission on Monday Sept. 16.… Read the rest

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