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A small army of local and state officials, representatives from businesses and volunteers make up the team called up when a natural or man-made disaster threatens Colleton County.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief David Greene explains that those at work … Read the rest
Residents affected by Tropical Depression Florence should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home.
At the request of local officials, … Read the rest
The last of the Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel dispatched to the fire that destroyed a massive residence at Myrtle Grove Plantation left the scene 13 hours after the first fire call.
A resident of the home at 6938 White Hall … Read the rest
Hurricane season is a good time to dust off your farm-specific emergency response plan.
The most common threats affecting herds are flooding and downed fences. Fallen trees, collapsed structures and barbed wire fence-induced animal injuries are also commonly cited. … Read the rest
The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage.
Scott O’Quinn got back to sea level on Aug. 28.
O’Quinn returned to work as a battalion chief with Colleton County Fire-Rescue after spending two weeks in the high country of Colorado battling wild land fires.
In the six years … Read the rest
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12102 and Auxiliary of Colleton County would like to give a great big “thank you” to all who came out and supported our fundraiser on July 20.
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By WAYNE GARRETT
Summer reading volunteer
As I sit here on the front porch swing watching all my fine-feathered friends fly in to eat at the feeders, I begin to recall my experiences as an adult volunteer this summer at … Read the rest
By JULIE HOFF
Laughter filled a meeting room at the Colleton County Library’s Cottageville branch Saturday during its first-ever book club meeting.
The featured author was Charleston resident and New York Times best-selling author Andra Watkins. Her wry, … Read the rest
S.C. SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND 2018 will be Aug. 3-5 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. A variety of back-to-school items are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax on these three days. A list … Read the rest
Early on Sunday, July 8, the first hatch of the year happened on Edisto Island, where sea turtle volunteers on their daily morning patrol were lucky enough to witness 109 hatchling loggerheads emerge from the nest. About a dozen nests … Read the rest
The first community picnic gathering was held July 7 at the intersection of Grace, Chapman and Francis streets with Padgett Loop in Walterboro.
“A group of us got together and decided to get the community back together again and let … Read the rest
Walterboro police were out in the community last week, offering young residents a little relief from the heat.
“Pops with Cops” paid visits to 13 locations during the week, handing out popsicles and other treats to the city’s youngsters.
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Emergency Operations plan completely
revised, new shelters chosen.
Colleton County’s preparations for the hurricane season contain two changes that focus on providing emergency shelter.
“We’ve just completed a total revision of the county’s Emergency Operations Plan with the assistance of … Read the rest
“I think the event couldn’t have gone any better for its first run,” said Colleton Museum Director Matt Mardell of last week’s Meal on Main event. “We have had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from those who took part … Read the rest
Experience and luck played a part in limiting the results of a propane gas explosion inside a food vendor trailer traveling through Walterboro May 24.
“Everything went our way on this one,” Walterboro Fire Chief Wayne Lake said. There was … Read the rest
From the Audubon Society: The rich baritone hooting of the Barred Owl is a characteristic sound in southern swamps, where members of a pair often will call back and forth to each other. Although the bird is mostly active at … Read the rest
By CINDY CROSBY
The 2018 Relay For Life was held Friday May 18 on the track at Colleton County Middle School. Despite a rainy afternoon, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society went on without a hitch.
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To support new and expecting mothers, Senator Margie Bright Matthews is teaming up with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina and various local organizations to host a free baby shower for new and expecting moms from Jasper County and the surrounding … Read the rest
The U-11 and U-13 open tryouts for Walterboro Travel Academy boys born in years 2006 -2009 will be held Thursday, Friday and Monday May 17, 18 and 21 at the Walterboro Wildfire Soccer Field from 6-7:30 p.m. Coaches will be … Read the rest
Like many spring phenomena this year, sea turtle nesting season in South Carolina was slightly behind schedule. The season’s official May 1 start date came and went with no sign of nesting turtles, likely due to cooler-than-normal water temperatures resulting … Read the rest
It is the final week of the legislative session, which ends on Thursday, May 10. Lawmakers will likely return in a few weeks to vote on the Governor’s budget vetoes and any bills in conference committee, including S.954, a … Read the rest
Colleton County School District’s search for a new high school principal is entering its next phase.
Cliff Warren, assistant superintendent for human resources, said the school district has closed the application process, receiving 10 applications, and has began the process … Read the rest
The 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest in April was a first for Jackson Sweatman of Smoaks. The 14-year-old hadn’t competed at that level in judging before, but he had a blast.
Following in the footsteps of his sister Geneffer, Jackson … Read the rest
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