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County rezones land at Bennetts Point

By Vicki Brown On May 3rd, Colleton County Council voted to authorize the rezoning of a 4.3-acre parcel of land at Bennett’s Point. Originally identified as community commercial property, it …

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Allendale County gets new industrial building

PRESS RELEASE. SouthernCarolina Alliance is partnering with Allendale County, Agracel, and the South Carolina Department of Commerce to construct a 50,000 square-foot expandable spec building within …

Gadsden Loop water to be upgraded

By Vicki Brown Walterboro City Council passed a resolution on May 3rd to improve and upgrade water lines in the Gadsden Loop community. Council members agreed that the need to address quality …

Ag and Art tours will feature local farms and artisans

By Vicki Brown The Colleton County Ag and Art Tour will be held May 14 and 15. This will be the second year Colleton County has participated in this multi­county event; a total of 10 counties …

Ordinance introduced to accept Covid funds

By Vicki Brown Local officials are now receiving funding from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), which will be used to improve the city’s structures and to buy …

More polls workers still needed

By Heather Ruppe The Colleton County Board of Voter Registrations and Elections continues to look for poll workers. The local board needs about 20 more people who will volunteer to be a part …

Blood desperately needed in Colleton County

PRESS RELEASE. The Blood Connection (TBC) now has an urgent need for O-negative blood donations, specifically in its coastal regions. O-negative blood is the most transfused blood type for traumas …
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PRESS RELEASE. The 2021-2022 season for harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from South Carolina’s State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds will close on May 31, …
Robert Howard is the athletic director for the Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department. He oversees all events, such as this weekends’ statewide travel ball tourney, which is featuring more …
By Cindy Crosby The Colleton County Middle School Jr. Cougar Baseball team captured the Region VII Championship after compiling a 5-0 record in the season. After earning a 10-6 win over River …
By Cindy Crosby The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie announced the hiring of Kyle Lawson as the head men’s basketball coach for the 2022-23 season. Lawson will take over the reins for …
By Cindy Crosby The Colleton County Cougar Baseball team, seeded fifth, was eliminated from the SCHSL AAAA State Baseball Playoffs after falling to No. 2 seed Aiken High School (5-3) and No. 4 …
By Cindy Crosby The Colleton County High School Track & Field team competed in the Region VII-AAAA Championships, held May 4 at Beaufort High School. The girls team finished in fifth place …
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Yvonne Howard Grooms Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mrs. Yvonne Howard Grooms, affectionately known to everyone as …
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Tina Gail Craven Brice Hendon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Tina Gail Craven, 55, of Walterboro died Tuesday, May 10, 2022 …
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Rhonda Jacquelyn Chaltraw Hughes Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Rhonda Jacquelyn Chaltraw Hughes, known to …
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Donald Eugene Mattie, Sr. Brice Herndon Funeral Home Mr. Donald Eugene Mattie, Sr., 81, of Hampton, entered into eternal rest …
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Frances Edward Kirkley, Jr. Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Cremations Frances Edward "Ed" Kirkley, Jr., 85, of Pendleton, …
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Six officers at the Colleton County Detention Center have been promoted by Colleton County Sheriff Buddy Hill. These promoted officers are (left to right): Cpl. John Middleton; Lt. Mary Grant; Cpl. …
By HEATHER WALTERS    Warmer weather means that a special group of deputies within the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are preparing for an increase in water rescues and water patrol in …
By HEATHER RUPPE Proactive policing efforts in Colleton County continue to discover illegal drugs and guns, which are seized from individuals during routine traffic stops. In the last three …
PRESS RELEASE. A Bluffton man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually assaulting a toddler and live streaming videos of some of the acts. David James Allison, 32, pleaded guilty to …
Fugitive from justice is captured By HEATHER RUPPE A fugitive from justice has been captured after he was found hiding behind a couch inside a Colleton County house. On April 27th, investigators with …
Colleton County Council passed a resolution on April 5th to submit a grant application to purchase new bulletproof vests for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. According to Shalane Tindal, …
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You just have to love them

I have said before that my youngest son was a handful. Had he been born first, he would have been an only child. He was a surprise. We had experienced infertility issues with our oldest, but God …

Colleton County needs more housing options. Earlier this year, both Colleton County Council and Walterboro City Council met and individually created a plan, or goal list. These separate …
By VICKI BROWN I love being a mom, but just like most mothers, I feel like I wasn’t all that great. Now that my children are grown, I hoped that my children would forget the times I lost my …
By Vicki Brown My husband’s grandmother, Nettie, had just started showing signs of dementia when we were newlyweds. Nettie lived with my in-laws, and had done so for most of their married …
Dear editor, My husband and I recently returned from south Georgia on I-95. After crossing the Savannah River into South Carolina, the condition of the highway took a drastic change. I-95 through …
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No Rocking Chair for Me

Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today we are reading through the chapters of Joshua …

For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of an influential man whom I knew I would never meet since he died 95 years before I was born. Abraham Lincoln has always fascinated me. I often …
Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Have you ever needed a miracle? Miracles still …
Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today, read Joshua chapters 7-9. In chapter 9, verse …
Perhaps you have heard of Lee Strobel, the Chicago Sun Times journalist who set out to prove Christianity was not true. Ironically, in the process the atheist became a believer, and eventually a …
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4 places with the worst roads in North America

(BPT) - Which area has the worst roads in North America? It’s a dubious honor with many contenders.According to a March report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 43 percent of …

4 key tips: Choosing your best possible all-inclusive vacation

(BPT) - After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and …

6 tips for hitting the road again

(BPT) - Not surprisingly, Americans sharply reduced the overall number of trips they took in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While a certain level of travel has been …

5 ways to travel more sustainably

(BPT) - The pent-up global demand for travel is undeniable. Travelers around the world are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pack a suitcase, visit new places, reconnect with the people they love …
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Engage your kids with healthy snacks and family movies

(BPT) - There’s no time quite like family time. And what better way to enjoy those moments with your little ones than cooking, baking and making snacks together? According to The New York …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities.

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3 issues many working women face today

(BPT) - Even though women make up nearly 51% of the world’s population, there is still a way to go when it comes to full, fair and equitable treatment.As part of International Women’s Day …
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How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Employees

(Family Features) When you have extra hands to allocate the work, your business is likely to be more efficient and productive. Make employee retention a priority for your business with these practices.
How to crush interviews and build relationships — even through a screen

(BPT) - Have you been on a recent virtual date or job interview and just not felt the energy you might have in person? You’re not alone — as the pandemic has taken away the ease and …

5 key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t …

5 Pathways to a Rewarding Financial Planner Career

(NewsUSA) - The number of Americans quitting their jobs reached record-setting highs in 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 38 million people left their positions during the …

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