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VFW held ceremony to honor youths

On January 8, the Colleton County VFW Post 12102 and Auxiliary held a ceremony to honor some of the youths of the community. All of the winners were presented with a certificate and check.Melinda K. …

Holiday decorating winners

The City of Walterboro’s Appearance Board, chaired by Dana Cheney in coordination with Keep Walterboro Beautiful, sponsored its annual Holiday Home and Business Decorating contest throughout …

History falling down

The Jacksonboro Masonic Lodge where the S.C. Assembly met in 1782 has now collapsed. Another Colleton County historic landmark, the Masonic Lodge originally in Jacksonboro, has collapsed due to …

Cemetery history tour in Live Oak Cemetery Jan. 23

Local historian Elizabeth Laney will lead a walking tour of Live Oak Cemetery on Saturday Jan. 23. The tour will highlight the gravesites and histories of Walterboro mayors, as well as several …

City Council hears from residents

Two presentations by local citizens were given regarding face masks at the Walterboro City Council meeting on Jan. 5 on Zoom. Chad Simons spoke about a situation where he went into a store and …

Black takes initiative and cleans

Janie Black hates litter. For years she has been picking up litter from the sides of roads. Recently, she has moved to Beachwood Road in Walterboro and continued her endeavors.“I can’t …
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Make farm safety one of your New Year’s resolutions

By MARION BARNES jbrns@clemson.edu January is the time many folks make personal resolutions for the New Year, but unfortunately by February, many of these resolutions are forgotten. The New …

Book published on 37-year-old murder

Retired SLED agent and author Rita Shuler has published a book on the May 27, 1978, murder of Walterboro resident Elaine Fogle.Fogle was found that Sunday morning dead in her home on Lemacks Street …

Upcoming Events

THIS WEEK THE ANNUAL DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE scheduled for January 17, has been canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines. The parade is sponsored by the Walterboro Shrine Club of Arabian Temple …

Bennetts celebrate 65th anniversary

William and Eleanor Bennett celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary December 26 at home, due to the Covid-19 virus.

Disc golf coming to Walterboro

A new year, a new sport. Disc golf is coming to Walterboro, if new resident Jordan Paxson’s dream comes true.Paxson loves disc golf for many reasons. It’s golf with a frisbee without the …

New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions have been around for a very long time…4000 years to be exact. Ancient Babylonians held a festival at the start of the new year and made promises to their gods. …
Sports

Cougars drop region games after break

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Cougars dropped Region VII-AAAA games against Hilton Head High School (68-45) and Bluffton High School (69-61 OT) in their return to the court …

Lady Cougars looking for a win

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity basketball team fell to 0-5 overall after Region VII-AAAA losses last week against Hilton Head High School (38-31) and …

War Hawk wrestling in action this week

The Colleton Prep War Hawk Wrestling team heads into action this week after winter break and cancellations due to concerns over Covid-19. The War Hawks were scheduled to host Heathwood Hall on …
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CCSD moves to spectator-free winter season

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County School District issued a press release on Monday Jan. 4 from District Athletic Director Wayne Alston stating high school and middle school winter …

CPA athletics moves to stricter COVID-19 guidelines

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Athletic Department announced updated COVID-19 guidelines and protocols for War Hawk Athletics Monday Jan. 4 in advance of returning to winter …

Shark participates in the Blitz Senior Game

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County High School Cougar Football standout Ian Shark participated in the Blitz Senior Game held Saturday Jan. 2 at Woodland High School in Dorchester. …

WSC names Pulis recipient of John Thomas Wildfire Service Award

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com Lawrence Wiggins, president of the Walterboro Soccer Club, recently announced the renaming of the Wildfire Service Award to the John Thomas Wildfire Service Award …

Fighter Yates hangs up gloves for new venture

For Frederick Yates, Dec. 12 was a very good day — yet a sad one. It was his third professional fight, and he won by knockout in the first round against opponent Nigel Farmer. But it was also …
Obituaries
William “Billy” Turner Jr
William “Billy” Turner Jr. Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home  Mr. William “Billy” Turner Jr. passed away …
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Henry Joseph McGlone
Henry Joseph McGlone Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Henry Joseph McGlone passed away Thursday morning, January 14, 2021 at the …
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Mary Morris Watson
Mary Morris Watson, Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Mary Morris Watson, wife of the late Jack W. Watson Sr., passed away Tuesday …
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Charles Harris “Charlie” Sweat Jr.
Charles Harris “Charlie” Sweat Jr. Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home  Mr. Charles Harris “Charlie” Sweat …
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Donald Gilbert White
Donald Gilbert White Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. Donald Gilbert White passed away January 12, 2021 after a battle with the …
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Crime

Woman shot near Ruffin

A 36-year-old woman was shot in the head during an altercation in the 200 block of Clatty Farm Road in Ruffin on Tuesday Jan. 12 about 8:20 a.m.Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies and Colleton …

Wreck hurts two, blocks road

A two-vehicle high-speed wreck sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Thursday Jan. 7. The accident occurred at 6:40 p.m. on Augusta Highway (S.C. Hwy. 61) at Round O Road …

Teen dies after Friday wreck

A Colleton County teenager was critically injured in a two-vehicle wreck in the 4300 block of Jefferies Highway (U.S. Hwy. 15) just south of Winchester Road on Friday Jan. 8 at 4:48 p.m. He died Jan. …

Crime Reports

Robbery, shooting reportedWalterboro Police responded to a shooting on Jan. 4.The victim was taken to Colleton Medical Center. He told officers he was walking on Sweat Street toward Hardee’s …
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Jesus is on His way back | Faith

For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done. (Matthew 16:27 ESV) When we look at all that has …

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26 ESV) Have …
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again. (Psalm …
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. (Proverbs 27:1 ESV) People are passing away in record numbers, primarily due to Covid-19. Some of us realized many months ago …
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7) For the last two weeks and in …
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