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Share the Love

by Amanda Herndon Contributor   “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing to help others?” – Martin Luther King Jr. In His …

Salkehatchie graduates Class of 2020

Stephanie Gruber Salk   USC Salkehatchie and SouthernCarolina Alliance proudly announce the completion of its 2020 Leadership Salkehatchie class, a program that empowers participants …

USC Salkehatchie Announces President’s and Dean’s List

USC Salkehatchie is proud to recognize 102 of its exceptional students for achieving the honor of President’s List or Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 term.  In order to qualify for the …

Local Warming Ministry offers hot food, shower for homeless in cold temps

By Amanda Herndon Contributor In His Name-Colleton, the Lowcountry Shelter of Hope, wants to keep the homeless of Colleton County warm during these cold months.  The county’s only …

Scholarship created to honor Coach Kinsey

By Vicki Brown    Greg Kinsey was one of the most well-loved administrators of the Colleton County School District. Throughout the years he worked as a coach, teacher and …

Carolina Bays: Wild, Mysterious, and Majestic Landforms

By Jennie Meetze Program Coordinator   The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market will host Southern Author Tom Poland on Saturday March 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. Join Poland as he takes you …
Local News

School Board approves 2021-2022 calendar

By HEATHER WALTERS    The Colleton County School Board has approved next year’s school calendar.  The board cast a unanimous vote in its regularly-scheduled Feb. 16 …

Local Native Americans seek answers as development nears their land

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com   The Edisto Natchez-Kusso Native American Tribe has lived secluded and peacefully for centuries. The Tribe is comprised of more than 400 Native …

School district to host virtual teacher recruitment fair

By HEATHER WALTERS    Anyone interested in teaching at a local school can now apply for a job, virtually.  The Colleton County School District is hosting its annual job fair …

It’s time to talk growth in Cottageville

We recently brought a few stories to you, our readers, about improvements and purchases happening in the Town of Cottageville.  One story was about a volunteer group that is working with the …

Some Colleton students win big in virtual spelling bee

By HEATHER WALTERS    Using technology to keep some academic traditions alive, the Colleton County School District used a virtual online test earlier this month to hold a districtwide …

Contract renewed between CCSO and CPD

By HEATHER WALTERS   A Mutual Aid Agreement between the county’s top law enforcement agency and one of the county’s municipalities has been restored. The Colleton County …
Sports

Bowman heads to Georgia Knights

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   Colleton County High School Cougar Football senior Saigron Bowman has announced his decision to attend Georgia Knights Academy in Snellville, …

Hooker goes 4-5 in opener with two homeruns

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   The Colleton Prep varsity baseball team opened their 2021 season with a 27-9 win over Northwood Academy in the season opener. The home game was held …

Indians lose close conference game

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   The Salkehatchie Indians dropped a close 78-75 game against Region X foe Brunswick College in Bolivia, North Carolina on Wednesday, February …
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Turkey tags arriving in your mailbox soon

Turkey tags are being printed and mailed this week. If you have purchased or requested tags already, “Seasonal Wild Turkey Tags” should appear on your hunting license, and you should …

Indians lose conference opener

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   The Salkehatchie Indians dropped their NJCAA Region X opener against Caldwell College 83-77 on Saturday, February 20 in Hudson, North Carolina. The …

Bull Classic honors the late Doug Bullock

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department held the first Bull Classic Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, February 20 in Walterboro. The …

Cougars eliminated from Region VII-AAAA post-season tourney

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com   The Colleton County Cougar varsity boys basketball team was eliminated from the Region VII-AAAA Post-Season Tournament in a 79-35 loss to Hilton Head …

Keep our native fish population robust and healthy

Submitted by S.C. DNR    In South Carolina, it is unlawful to intentionally release fish and other aquatic organisms into bodies of water where they were not captured. Moving fish …
Obituaries
Amy Cohn Lee
Amy Cohn Lee Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Amy Cohn Lee, 61, of Ehrhardt, entered into rest Saturday …
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Jacqueline McKenzie Hiers
Jacqueline McKenzie Hiers Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Jacqueline McKenzie Hiers, 89, of Ehrhardt, entered …
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Jackie David Craven Sr
Jackie David Craven Sr Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Jackie David Craven, Sr., 78, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Heather Leigh Hicks
Heather Leigh Hicks Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Heather Leigh Hicks, 42, of Walterboro, entered into rest …
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Mattie Lou Smith
Mattie Lou Smith Mattie Lou Smith went home to Jesus on December 25, 2020 at the age of 101. Mattie was born to Reverend Isaac …
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Crime

Sheriff's Office nixes Facebook and asks residents to come 'Nextdoor'

By HEATHER WALTERS    Colleton County's largest law enforcement agency is changing the way it communicates with residents on social media. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office is …

CRIME REPORTS - 2-18-2021

Wal-Mart shopper uses wrong bar codes to steal goods  By HEATHER WALTERS    A shopper at the Walterboro Wal-Mart used the self-checkout lane last week and stole more than $200 …

Simmons charged with murder following Friday night shooting

By HEATHER WALTERS    A 45-year-old Colleton County man is now charged with murder following a Feb. 5 shooting at a Walterboro-area residence.  Keith Simmons, 45, of Colleton …

CRIME REPORTS - 2/11/2021

Sex offender wanted for failing to register  By HEATHER WALTERS  A Walterboro man is wanted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, second offense. According to a Colleton …
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“Whatever You do for the Master, Let it be Real”

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.  (Hebrews 13:16 ESV)   The Word is filled with Scriptures informing us as Christian …

 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.                          (I Corinthians …
Did you know that the first use of the word “grace” is found in the Old Testament book of Genesis? We tend to think that “grace” is strictly a New Testament word, but that …
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. (Proverbs 10:12 ESV)   A  songwriter once sang, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love/It’s the only thing …
Do you remember Scott O’Grady?  Scott was an Air Force pilot shot down over Bosnia during a reconnaissance flight in 1995.  It was a war-time incident and O’Grady survived six …
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