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Eleven parishioners murdered and six injured in Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa. Pipe bombs sent to former President and Mrs. Obama and former President and Mrs. Clinton, among other political figures. Two shoppers murdered at a Kroger Grocery … Read the rest

Promoting baby health care

State Sen. Margie Bright Matthews teamed up with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina and various local organizations to host a free baby shower for new and expecting moms from Walterboro and the surrounding area at the Coastal Outback building on … Read the rest

What to do when a bat is inside your home

With Halloween tonight, many people decorate their homes with spider webs, skeletons and bats. Plastic bats serve as great decorations, but what should you do if you find yourself with a live bat inside your home?

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Combating infant mortality: Sign up for baby shower by Oct. 15

A free baby shower planned for the Coastal Outback at 2269 Jefferies Highway for Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon represents a unified effort to shrink Colleton County’s infant mortality rate.

The event is open to the public, but … Read the rest

Baby Carrots with Dill Butter

1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Florence changes school calendar

The members of Colleton County School Board signed off on changes to the school calendar during the Sept. 18 meeting to address the loss of four school days to Hurricane Florence and next year’s graduation.
Colleton County School District Superintendent … Read the rest

Communication is the key in preparing for emergencies

The walls are going to come down at the Emergency Operations Center.
After working through the preparations for Hurricane Florence, Deputy Chief David Green, who leads Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Management Division, said the the banks of cubicles assigned to those working … Read the rest

Farm damage assessment form for farmers available

CLEMSON — The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage.

A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to … Read the rest

Take a seat at the table

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

Information for residents after Tropical Depression Florence

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.

Returning Home

At the request of local officials, … Read the rest

Thirteen hours in Green Pond

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 preparedness guidance for livestock owners

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

Farmers can apply online now for hurricane damage

The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage.

A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to speed … Read the rest

Firefighter returns from Colorado fires

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

Letters to the Editor

Thank you
Dear Editor:
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.
All of … Read the rest

Reflections of an adult library volunteer

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

Author speaks to members of Cottageville Book Club



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

Keep lights off to protect hatching babies

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

Community holds picnic

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

Relief from the heat: Pops with Cops

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.
In … Read the rest

Preparing for hurricane season: Changes in county’s plans

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

Meal on Main success despite rainy weather

“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

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