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CPA teachers complete SCISA program
By VICKI BROWN Colleton Preparatory Academy recently had three teachers complete the SCISA Master Teacher program:  Kathy Houck, …
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The Book Nook
By Vicki Brown Librarians from the Colleton County Memorial Library in Walterboro have some recommendations for a great reading …
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Colleton County School District COVID Frequently Asked Questions
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS What does the Colleton County School District Mask Mandate require? Colleton County School Board of …
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Lowcountry Urgent Care helps teachers
By VICKI BROWN The Lowcountry Urgent Care (LUC) clinic on Bells Highway in Walterboro routinely helps patients with medical needs …
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Colleton Preparatory Academy School Supply List
K2, K3 and K4 Supply List We would love any of the following: · Kleenex Tissue · Clorox Wipes · …
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NEWS

County now requires masks in all public buildings

By HEATHER RUPPE Colleton County officials are now requiring members of the public wear masks while inside a county—operated building. The requirement went into effect on Sept. 9th, and …

County Council honors memory of Judge Wood

By VICKI BROWN Colleton County Council read a proclamation in their September 7th meeting that recognized and honored former Colleton County Judge Richard B. Wood, Sr. for his service to Colleton …

Airport Commission continues with hangar plans

By VICKI BROWN The Walterboro-Colleton County Airport Commission met on September 9th and discussed plans to improve plane hangars. During that meeting, a resolution was passed by the …

County Council discusses improvements to fire stations

By VICKI BROWN Colleton County Council met virtually on September 7th for their regular business meeting and discussed possibly taking out additional funds that would improve several fire stations …

Where were you?

By VICKI BROWN The Press and Standard interviewed Colleton citizens after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Portions of the interviews and editorials are included here as a memorial on the twentieth …

City leaders get ready to receive federal relief funds

By VICKI BROWN Walterboro City Council is expecting to receive federal funding from the American Rescue Plan, a multi-trillion-dollar plan that put millions of dollars into local governments as …
Local News

They’re back: oyster season is set to return amid pandemic with sustainable homegrown oysters

By HEATHER RUPPE Slurping on slimy, salt and tasty oysters from local waters might have taken a back seat last year, when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Lowcountry’s oyster roast season, a …

Staring Into the Faces of Our Homeless:  Local group gears up for busy season for those in need, while making public plea for help 

By HEATHER RUPPE   It’s easy to avert your gaze, avoiding the faces of the homeless and needy in Colleton. One by one, they often lineup, asking for clothes, a meal, or a safe place sleep. …

Murdaugh shooter given bond on drug charges, headed to Hampton for more hearings

Curtis Smith has been given a $5,000 Cash Surety Bond for a meth possession charge against him and a PR Bond for a marijuana possession charge. These are the only charges against him in Colleton …

Walterboro man charged in a failed suicide-for-hire plot concocted by Alex Murdaugh

By HEATHER RUPPE A Walterboro man is charged with assisting in the attempting suicide of Alex Murdaugh, the once prominent lawyer-turned-embezzlement suspect whose wife and son were also shot to …

COLLETON COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH ASSISTED SUICIDE, DRUGS AND OTHER CRIMES

Agents of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Tuesday arrested a Colleton County man in connection with the shooting incident involving Alex Murdaugh on Sept. 4 in Hampton County. Curtis …

Bank of the Lowcountry Welcomes Charles Hudgens

Press Release WALTERBORO, SC (August 19, 2021) – Bank of the Lowcountry today announced Charles R. Hudgens as the company’s new Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking. …
Sports

War Hawks fall 25-6 to Raiders in PRTC Bowl

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep War Hawks were defeated 25-6 in the annual PRTC Bowl played Friday, September 17 at home. Heading into halftime with the game tied 6-6, the Raiders scored 12 …

Oyster season opens Oct. 1st

By HEATHER RUPPE Colleton shellfish lovers and harvesters can get their rubber boots and gloves ready; the 2021-2022 recreational shellfish harvest season in South Carolina opens in the state’s …
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Lady Hawk Volleyball earns Region IV-AA win over Hilton Head Prep

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Volleyball team earned their first SCISA Region IV-AA win last week in a 3-1 decision over Hilton Head Prep. The Lady Hawks went 3-0 on the week and …

Lady Hawk Tennis shuts out Beaufort Academy 9-0

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep Tennis team earned a 9-0 shutout win over Beaufort Academy on Tuesday, August 31. In play against Hilton Head Christian on Tuesday, September 14, the Lady Hawks …

Cougar Athletics back in action this week

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County Cougar Athletic Program returned to fall sports on Monday, September 20 after a three-week hiatus due to COVID-19. The Cougar Football program will host the …

Lady Hawk Tennis opens season against Dolphins

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Tennis team was finally able to open their season on Tuesday, September 7th on the road against Hilton Head Prep. The Lady Hawks have battled the …

Clemson Club accepting 2021-22 applications

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County Clemson Club is currently accepting applications to join the local group of Tiger supporters as the 2021 football season begins. “The Colleton County …
Obituaries
Bobby Gene Sloan
Bobby Gene Sloan Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Bobby Gene Sloan (Bob) 67, passed away unexpectedly on September …
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Chief Warrant Officer Willis L. Kinard
Chief Warrant Officer Willis L. Kinard Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Chief Warrant Officer Willis L. Kinard United …
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Ann Strawn Lyons
Ann Strawn Lyons Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Ann Strawn Lyons, 66, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest …
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John Theodore Hale, Jr
John Theodore Hale, Jr Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. John Theodore Hale, Jr., 87, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Mark Lloyd Burgoon
Mark Lloyd Burgoon Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Mark Lloyd Burgoon, 50, of Ruffin, entered into rest Saturday …
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Crime

Proactive policing is removing drugs, guns from the community

By HEATHER RUPPE Nearly $180,000 in drugs and guns have been seized and taken off of Colleton County streets since January 1st and is all a part of a proactive effort aimed at getting rid of drugs …

Sheriff recognizes employees for hard work

By HEATHER RUPPE Several employees with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office have been named Employee of the Quarter for September. The sheriff’s office created the Employee of the Quarter …

Crime Reports - 9/16/21

Church burglars caught after getting stuck in mud By HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton County church was burglarized on Sept. 10th. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the …

Raid of Walterboro residence leads to drugs, cash and guns

By HEATHER RUPPE   A Walterboro man is in custody after authorities seized more than 1,000 grams of cocaine and multiple other drugs, weapons, and cash. The arrest began with a traffic stop …
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Do What He Says -#29

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 Exodus 39-40. After Yahweh (the Hebrew name …

In the July 21, 2021, Our Daily Bread devotional, David Roper wrote about his personal experience when years ago he applied for a position at a Christian organization. The group’s rules for …
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 Exodus 37-38. There are 929 chapters in the …
On August 18, 2021, Washington Post writer Cathy Free shared the stories of prisoners: Richard Sanders, William White and Fred Brown. They are serving time in the South-Central Correctional Center in …
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. Read Exodus 34-36. In Exodus 35, El Shaddai (God) tells …
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