CORONAVIRUS UPDATES
    • Rec Center to re-open; 48 total Covid cases reported

      The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Fitness Center will re-open on Tuesday May 26 with new policies and procedures in place that will be …

    • COVID-19 Update 5-1-2020

      Colleton County officials have been notified of 33 total cases of COVID-19 in Colleton County. This brings the number of current cases to 12. …

    • COVID-19 Update

      As of Tuesday April 21, SCDHEC reports that Colleton has 23 positive cases of the COVID-19 virus and two deaths. SCHEC estimates Colleton has …

NEWS

NJROTC honors instructors

Colleton County High School NJROTC students honored their instructors with a “parade” through the CCHS parking lot. The group gathered in the bed of a pickup, flying flags. Both instructors (Jay …

Donation to food bank

Farm Bureau Insurance agents in Colleton presented a check totaling $6,129 to Edgewood Baptist Church, 138 Wildwood Dr., Walterboro. to help meet the increased demand for assistance in its food …

10,000 hours of service

The ACE Basin Composite Squadron, now 60 members strong, has celebrated National Volunteer Month by tallying its completion of nearly 10,000 hours of volunteer service, aerospace education, and …

About People

Two graduate at Western GovernorsTwo Colleton County students have received their degrees from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah.Jason Waters of Early Branch received a master of …

Hampton health workers honored

Health care workers at the Hampton Regional Hospital complex were honored Wednesday May 13 with a “Salute to Our Medical Heroes” parade. Yemassee police and Mayor Colin Moore organized the …

Back to Business: Two local barbers ready to return

By ROBERT ADAMS robertcool1010@gmail.com Many close contact businesses in South Carolina reopened on May 18, following Governor Henry McMaster’s orders — businesses such as hair salons, …
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Summer reading begins June 1 online

The annual Summer Reading Program at the Colleton County Memorial Library (CCML) will be offered online this year June 1 through August 1. Theme is “Imagine Your Story.”The …

Local beauty queens collect pet food for local food pantries

Photo by CHRISTIE SLOCUM LOCAL BEAUTIES COLLECT PET FOOD FOR LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES. Front Row: Kinslee Benton, Little Miss Walterboro; Laci Tripp, Miss Rice Festival Sweetheart Princess; Berkeley …

Edisto plans budget changes

Edisto Town Council met on May 14 to discuss changes to the 2020-2021 budget.The budget went through its first reading and will go back to Council on June 11 for its second reading. The approved …

Edisto Beach opens to public

Edisto Beach has reopened to the public after town council voted 4-1 to allow public access to the beach in a meeting on Thursday May 15. Following the governor’s mandates, town officials had …

Meet the Candidates: Colleton Clerk of Court | Debra Bright

Age: 49 Personal: Married. Attended Ashford University with bachelor of arts in accounting, Technical College of the Lowcountry, Walterboro High School. Member of Alpha Lambda Beta Chapter of Phi …

Meet the Candidates: Colleton Clerk of Court | Wanda Taylor

Age: 50Personal: Married, high school graduate, employed with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s office in detention with over 20 years in leadership and management experience. First female to …
Obituaries
Reverend Thomas Lamar McJunkin
Reverend Thomas Lamar McJunkin Brice Herndon Funeral Home The Reverend Thomas Lamar McJunkin, Retired Chief of Police for the …
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Christle Lanette Brown
Christle Lanette Brown Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Christle Lanette Rowe Brown, 49, of Branch Hollow Drive in Walterboro, …
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Brent Terry
Brent Terry Brice Herndon Funeral Home Mr. Brent Edmond Terry, 42, of Lodge, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 15, 2020 at …
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Jackie Holmes Hughes
Jackie Holmes Hughes Brice Herndon Funeral Home Mrs. Jackie Holmes Hughes, 80, entered into eternal rest Saturday evening, May …
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Bette Robertson Fralick
Bette Robertson Fralick Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Bette Robertson Fralick was born in Green Pond, SC, the fourth of Getha and …
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Crime

Man hurt in Black Street wreck

A Summerville man was injured after his Jeep struck a utility trailer and overturned in the 800 block of Black Street Friday May 15 at 11:18 a.m. Units arrived to find the car lying on its …

Ruffin woman severely burned

A 71-year-old Ruffin woman was flown to the Burn Center in Augusta Saturday afternoon May 16. At 3:25 p.m., Fire-Rescue responded to a residence in the 7000 block of Bells Highway for a patient …

Man in ankle bracelet arrested for series of car break-ins

A man, still wearing a parole ankle monitor, has been charged with five counts of larceny after investigators said he was caught on surveillance camera. On the morning of Tuesday May 5, several …

Local man wrecks on I-95

A 25-year-old Walterboro man was critically injured in a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 northbound at Exit 62 on the overpass Saturday May 16 at 4:50 a.m. Fire-Rescue units arrived …
Special Sections
Sports

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Ashlyn Ballew

Track and Field, Colleton County High School Daughter of Jill Ballew of WalterboroPosition: Pole VaulterPlanning to play in college? NoGPA: 5.081Future aspirations? Clemson University Intended Field …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Grayson Wyman Altman

Track and Field, Colleton County High School Daughter of Byron and Christian Altman, Walterboro Position: Distance runner, 800-Meter, 1-Mile , 2-Mile and 4x8 relay teamPlanning to play in college? …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Jordan Crosby

War Hawk Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy Son of Krystal Welch and Donny CrosbyPosition: Pitcher, catcher and third basePlanning to play in college? UndecidedGPA: 3.6Future aspirations? I plan to …
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Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Charlton Holt Griffith

Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy Son of Heath and Jada Griffith of Cottageville Planning to play in college? No.GPA: 4.8Future aspirations? I plan on attending The University of South Carolina …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Gabriel Lane Barnes

Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy Son of Davy and Wendy Barnes of Islandton Position: OutfieldPlanning to play in college? NoGPA: 4.5Future aspirations? I will be attending the University of South …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Jerred Dalton Griffith

Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy Son of Heath and Jada Griffith of Cottageville Position: OutfieldPlanning to play in college? NoGPA: 4.8Future aspirations? I plan to attend the University of South …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: John Erik Tomedolskey

Baseball, Colleton Prep Academy Son of Mark and Terri Tomedolskey of Walterboro Position: Second base.Planning to play in college? Not currently.GPA: 4.37Future aspirations? University of South …

Meet the Class of 2020 Spring Athletes: Hannah Wilson

Soccer, Colleton Prep Academy Daughter of Connie and Ricky Wilson of Walterboro Position: Center Back Planning to play in college? NoGPA: 5.3Future aspirations? Clemson University, Go Tigers!Intended …
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Faith & Values
Are you boldly sharing your faith in Jesus Christ? Are you boldly sharing your faith in Jesus Christ?

I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage, that Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. (Philippians 1:20 NIV) Some …

What does Jesus mean when He says, “Judge not, that you be not judged.” (Matt 7:1)? For modern westerners, this single verse is one of the most misunderstood and, therefore, misapplied verses …
In John 6, followed by the masses, Jesus preaches to them how they ought to be saved, declaring, “he who believes has eternal life.” Believes in what, though? Everyone has their own …
Zig Ziglar, noted American author and motivational speaker, once asserted, “Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in …
Hebrews 10:25“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” It seems …