First Baptist Church Selects its Senior Pastor

Walterboro First Baptist Church selected its new Senior Pastor on Sunday, June 16th. The church search committee presented their choice for a Senior Paster to the congregation for a vote at a special …

Kontrolmatik brings lawsuit against commercial real estate group

Operations on the Pomega Energy Storage Technologies, a subsidiary of Kontolmatik Technologies lithium-ion battery plant were projected to begin in mid-2024. Construction was scheduled to be finished …

West Washington Street under repair

Early last week a hole appeared on the east bound lane of West Washington Street. Crews have been repairing the damage.

Breach of Contract suit reveals information in Renee Beach civil outrage case

In another lawsuit filed in relation to the death of Mallory Beach a private detective agency has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against a Charleston attorney for unpaid legal fees. In 2019 …
Local News

Lowcountry Dance holds Spring Recital

On June 7th Lowcountry Dance held their annual Spring Recital at the Colleton Civic Center, Hampton Street Auditorium. Proud friends and family came out to watch dozens of young dancers perform.

Civitans hold its June Meeting

The Walterboro Civitan Club held its May 9 meeting at Dukes Barbecue. The meeting was called to order by the ringing of the bell. After recitation of the Civitan Creed, the Pledge of Allegiance, and …

Man charged in 2020 shooting

On January 1, 2020, Kim Drawdy and his 9-year-old daughter Lauren were shot and killed in a hunting incident. SCDNR identified Sean Peterson as the shooter and he was charged with two counts of …

Manns and Nettles Reunion

The  Manns and Martha Nettles Reunion is held the first Sunday of June each year.  This year’s reunion was held at Adnah United Methodist Church in Islandton, SC on June 2nd.  We had a …

Library Events at Cottageville and Walterboro Library Locations

Local Sports
Congratulations to Kyle Kelly on his hole-in-one at Hilton Head Lakes today where he qualified for Lower State! #CougarPride
When you look at the coaches on the USC Salkehatchie baseball field this season, they all have one thing in common.  They’ve been here before. Head Coach Jeremy Joye and assistant coaches LeBon …
Bayleigh Chapman - Grade 7, Joyce Dong - Grade 7, Jamiya Gant - Grade 8, Kennedy Graham - Grade 8, Jaleesha Jenkins - Grade 8, Bryleigh Johnson - Grade 8, Lillyanna Kooy - Grade 8, Isabella Lundell - …
Obituaries
Bell, Jane
YEMASSEE:     Mrs. Jane Rogers Bell, wife of John Larry Bell, passed away Thursday morning, June 13, 2024 at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was 77. Mrs. Bell was born …
Miller, Marie
Mrs. Marie Miller, age 86, of Colleton County, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2024. Marie was born in Charleston, South Carolina on August 20, 1937. She grew up in North Charleston and graduated …
Bennett, Johnny
Johnny Allen Bennett, Sr., 59, of Walterboro, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Trident Medical Center. Born October 26, 1964, in Walterboro, he was a son of Rita Crosby Bennett and the late Olin …
Moore, Larry
Mr. Larry Olynn Moore, 76, of Ridgeland, passed away June 14, 2024. Born May 28, 1948, in Colleton County, he was a son of the late Lawrence Olynn Moore and Lucia Varn Moore. Surviving are: children, …
Smoak, Lamar
Mr. Clayton Lamar Smoak, Jr., 62, of Walterboro, died Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Summerville Community Hospice Center. Born February 8, 1962, in Colleton County, he was a son of the late Clayton …
Public Safety

Child Injured in ATV Accident

A nine-year-old male received multiple traumatic injuries in an ATV accident near the Town of Smoaks on Tuesday, June 11th. Colleton County Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the victim’s home and …
Justin Dupont

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Makes Additional Arrests in Triple Homicide

On Tuesday, June 18, 2024, Detectives with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Justin Dupont, 23, of Walterboro, SC in connection to a triple homicide. Dupont is charged with three counts …

Motor vehicle collision on Bells Highway

A three vehicle MVC sent two people to the hospital and closed the intersection of Bells Hwy. (SC Hwy 64) and Lowcountry Hwy (US Hwy 21) [Bells Crossroads] for 4-1/2 hours Friday afternoon June 7, …
Education
Colleton Preparatory Academy Final Honor Roll Lists
1st Grade Headmaster’s (All A’s) Grayson Araneo Weston Bagley Rayleigh Beach Marlynn Blauser Lillian Brinson Brinley Chambers Beckett DuBoise Joey Filion Dawson …
Colleton County School District 2023-2024 Year In Review
Academic Achievements • Per the Spring i-Ready Diagnostic Assessment, students scoring on grade level in grades 3-8 increased 21% in ELA and 20% in Math. • The number of students receiving …
Local Dean’s List of Colleton County students
University of Maryland Global Campus Lakenya Aldrich of Walterboro was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2024 term at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a …
L to R:  Malik Boatwright, Alexia Marie Partenberry, Andrew Reed Goodwin, Amber Deon Clark, Cody Aaron Eberhardt, Christina Leigh Mabe and special graduate Jax, Logan Marcus Hunter, Brittany Summer Drawdy, Anthony Michael Benton, Elizabeth Hope Smith, Providence Milan Colucci, Keree Jo Francis Domrose, Keri Alana Crosby, Natalyn Ann Bray
Colleton Adult Learning Center Celebrates 2023-2024 Graduation
Thursday, May 30 saw fourteen graduates attend their graduation and cross the stage to receive their General Equivalency Diploma. The graduation ended a school year of challenges faced and overcome …
Photo L to R:  Superintendent Jessica Williams, Art Williams, Ray Janice Deal McCutcheon, Vondeste Fishburne, Jimmy Adams, James Hampton, & Asst. Superintendent Sharon Baddick
Hiram E. Mann chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. and Boeing Corporation recognized at May School Board meeting
Superintendent Jessica Williams recognized the Hiram E. Mann Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Members of the Hiram E. Mann Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. along with Boeing Corporation. …
CCHS Young Men of Hope and Ambassadors 2024
CCHS Young Men of Hope Class of 2024 Celebrate with Graduation Brunch
The Ray T. Johnson / CTS Building Banquet Room was the scene of the annual Young Men of Hope Graduation Brunch on Friday, May 9, 2024. “Moving Forward in the Time Provided” was the theme for this …
Faith
Anna Bright
Does Your Attitude Need an Adjustment?
I have heard many times that attitude is little thing that makes a big difference, and I firmly believe this. Charles Swindoll put it best when he said, “The longer I live, the more I realize the …
Navigating an Ocean of Possibilities
If God grants me life, I will pass a milestone next week. I will be seventy years old. My life grows more challenging, more interesting, and more exciting with each birthday. Each year seems to pass …
Looking to God
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 How do you imagine God? What experiences in your past inform your opinion of who God is? The Bible is God’s …
Anna S. Bright
Brighten Someone’s Day!
Have you ever walked by or have spoken to someone, and he looked back at you as if he were “baptized in lemon juice”? Have you ever said to someone, “It’s going to be a great day!” and his …
Zane Brown
When the Rainbow is the Brightest
While driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I could see an ominous black cloud ahead. Scatter mist and a buffeting crosswind caused me to slow and I am so glad it did. If not, I might …
Opinion
Vicki Brown
Vick's View
Few things cause more distress in a parent’s life than sending a kid off to college. For some parents it is heart wrenching. But for others, it is an absolute relief. Our oldest son was rather …
Vick's View
In 1968-69, I was in the 5th grade, and we had just moved to a suburb of Atlanta. The school year had started rather badly. I had missed the first few weeks of school due to the move, and found …
Letter to the Editor
On the evening of May 7th while shopping at IGA, I fell. Two young men got me up and waited until I was balanced. An employee came and pushed by buggy while I shopped. The two young men and lady …
Campbell, K.C.
The Honorable Kenneth Arthur “K.C.” Campbell, Jr., age 66, of Walterboro, entered into rest eternal Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2024. Born July 17, 1957, in Salem, Massachusetts, he was …
Vicki Brown
Squash Quash
By Vicki Brown I violated my squash. I know that sounds crazy, but it is the truth. I feel rather creepy and guilty, but it had to be done. Let me explain. I am not known for my …
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