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Free Covid-19 testing Saturday July 11

The Seventh Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a series of free COVID-19 testing sites across South Carolina July 8-11, including one at Colleton County High …

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Two historical markers approved

County Administrator Kevin Griffin reported at Tuesday’s County Council meeting that a grant is being made possible by the African American Heritage Foundation in coordination with the USDA to …

You got the look: Cosplaying lets anybody be anybody | Column

Inspiration, fandom, creativity and at times competition.These are the keywords to anyone who is involved, casually, competitively or at times addictively, in the world of Cosplaying.Now, for those …

Movies: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

3 out 5 starsRating: PGGenre: Action, Adventure, ComedyCast: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Brian Tochi, Robbie Rist, Corey Feldman, Josh Pais, James Saito, and Kevin ClashDirector: Steve BarronRun Time: …

Republicans to meet in outdoor pavilion Aug. 13

The Colleton County Republican Party will meet Thursday Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m., in the outdoor pavilion at the Colleton Parks and Recreation Center. Social distancing will be observed, and all …

Blood drive nets 48 pints; next drive to be September 14

The July 3 blood drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church collected 48 pints of blood for the Red Cross.Forty-nine people showed up to donate under closely-controlled safety precautions for …

Dandridges to be married 50 years on August 1

Danny and Margaret Moseley Dandridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 1. They were married August 1, 1970 in Walterboro at Edgewood Baptist Church. Children of the couple are …
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Birth Announcement: COLTON JEFFREY REIMEL

Angela and David Reimel of Walterboro announce the birth of a son, Colton Jeffrey Reimel, on Sunday June 14 at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. He weighed eight pounds, three ounces, and was 20 …

Pon Pon Chapel of Ease clean-up continues

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com This past Saturday, 11 volunteers worked tirelessly for several hours to help move rubble at Pon Pon Chapel of Ease in Jacksonboro. Coordinated by the Colleton …

Urgent Care working on solution to lines

For the last several weeks, cars turning into Lowcountry Urgent Care on Bells Highway have been sitting in line — sometimes a line 15-20 cars long backed up on Bells Highway.But the urgent care …

Coin shortage: coming to a store near you

If you haven’t traveled outside of Colleton County lately, you are lucky. For those who have, well, it’s a shock. Stores have no change.It’s unbelievable to go to a Hardee’s …

Solicitor receives state award for helping victims

The S.C. Victim Assistance Network on July 27 recognized Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone for his work to help crime victims, including the launch of a first-in-the-state victims services …

City wins state achievement award

The City of Walterboro has received a Municipal Achievement Award for its Walterboro Wildlife Center. The city won in the 5,001–10,000 population category. The Walterboro Wildlife Center, built …
Obituaries
Willie Eugene Snipes III
Willie Eugene Snipes III Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. Willie Eugene Snipes III, 78, passed away at his home in Myrtle Beach, …
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Nancy Lana Siegel Cofield
Nancy Lana Siegel Cofield Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home WALTERBORO: Mrs. Nancy Lana Siegel Cofield, wife of Gary L. Cofield, passed …
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Belinda Jean Blocker Farmer
Belinda Jean Blocker Farmer Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Belinda Jean Blocker Farmer passed away at her home in Walterboro on July …
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Jack Leon Driver
Jack Leon Driver Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Jack Leon Driver, 79, entered into rest Tuesday afternoon, July …
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William Riley Austin Sr
William Riley Austin Sr Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. William Riley Austin, Sr., age 73, of Walterboro, …
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Crime

Wreck tears motor out of car

An adult man was critically injured in a high-speed single-vehicle wreck on I-95 at the 41-mile marker northbound on Monday Aug. 3 at 1:54 p.m. According to witnesses, the vehicle was traveling …

Three Florida teens hurt in I-95 wreck

Three Florida teenagers were injured in a single-car, high-speed wreck on Interstate 95 near the 61-mile marker southbound Wednesday afternoon July 29 at 3:43 p.m. The three were traveling southbound …

Crime Briefs 8-6-2020

Shots fired on Gerideau Street Walterboro police responded to a call of shots-fired on Gerideau, Carn, Black and Hampton streets on July 28. Officers found over 30 shell casings, including …

Chase nabs suspect wanted by CCSO

A 38-mile chase by Walterboro police nabbed a suspect wanted by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.A WPD …
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Sports

Tomedolskey earns S.C. Senior Open in playoff

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Local Mark Tomedolskey captured the inaugural Carolinas Professional Golf Association (CPGA) South Carolina Senior Open held July 20-21 at Reserve Golf Club in …

SCHSL postpones vote on appeal to shift sports seasons

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comThe South Carolina High School League Appellate Panel met last week to consider an appeal from Lexington County School District One pertaining to the 2020-21 SCHSL …

SCHSL revamps fall season, CCHS football still to be determined

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comColleton County’s football season is still pending after a South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) virtual Zoom meeting Wednesday July 15 that addressed …
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Badkatz 16U runner-up in USA East Coast Nationals

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The 16U Badkatz went 5-2 in the USA Softball East Coast Nationals held July 17-19 at Tyger River Park in Spartanburg to earn the runner-up title in the gold …

12U Badkatz in S.C. Slugfest

The 12U S.C. Badkatz competed in the USSSA Southeast Slugfest held Saturday July 20 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex in Walterboro. The team finished 1-3 on the day earning a 10-3 win over the …

Band of Blue will not participate in competitive marching season

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County High School Band of Blue will not participate in the upcoming competitive marching season for the 2020-21 season, due to concerns over the …

Burke tapped to lead CPA Volleyball

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton Prep Academy recently announced Coach Packy Burke will take over the Lady Hawk Volleyball Program this fall. Burke will replace Coach Ashley Finney, …

Cougar Athletics announces plan to connect with community

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Following the June 29 announcement from Colleton County High School Director of District Athletics Wayne Alston postponing summer conditioning and workouts …
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Be honest in your worship to God | Faith

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who …

We’re back to answer our question from last week: “From where do we get our right and wrong?” Last week we raised some interesting questions and discussed some implications. So, if …
Ephesians 5:25b“…Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;”1 Timothy 3:15b“…the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground …
I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live. The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs …
Our question this week is: “From where do we get our right and wrong?” Because there is much to say on this question, the answer will be split into two articles. This week we will cover some …