The Band of Blue wins at Winter Guard

The Colleton County High School Band of Blue VARSITY and JV Winter Guards had outstanding performances this past weekend at the 2024 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Winter Guard Championships …

Walterboro Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc. Welcomes Four New Members

During the weekend of March 14-16, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia, a total of 239 new members from the Southeastern Province were initiated into Kappa Alpha Kappa Psi® Fraternity, Inc. The Walterboro …
Dylan Carter from The Voice

Schuetzenfest 2nd All-Star Music/Hunting Festival was a big success!

At 3 pm on Saturday, March 30th, 2024, the Ehrhardt Schuetzenfest Music Festival was started by little 4 year old Blake Folk “Shooting the bird” on Main Street. This has been a tradition since …

Read In Celebration Today

Two weeks ago, Colleton County Memorial Library System received the immense honor of being chosen to receive brand new donations of books from The Today Show in honor of Read with Jenna’s fifth …
Local News

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Coke bottle with Walterboro Embossing

Back in my Day

This month’s “Back in My Day” is the Walterboro Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. Located at the Corner of S. Memorial Ave, and Hampton Street, the complex included 4 buildings. Opened in the early …

Change can help SSA issue decisions more efficiently amid growing disability backlogs

The Social Security Administration (SSA) plans to raise the fee cap for claimants’ representatives, from $7,200 to $9,200, when they and their client agree to use what is known as a “fee …

SSA and default overpayment withholding rate

The Social Security Administration announced it will decrease the default overpayment withholding rate for Social Security beneficiaries to ten percent (or $10, whichever is greater) from 100 …
Local Sports
The Carolinas’ Coaches Combines is a series of combines that are hosted throughout the states of South Carolina and North Carolina. Previously known as The Palmetto Combine Series in South …
The USC Salkehatchie men’s basketball team defeated nationally ranked Caldwell Tech on Saturday afternoon, 81-54. Caldwell entered the game with a 21-game winning streak and ranked 18th in the …
USC Salkehatchie sophomore Justin Baxter was recognized at his last home men’s basketball game this season against Denmark Tech. For the season, he averaged 12 points and 8.1 rebounds per …
The CCHS Male Student-Athlete of the Month is Colson Varnadoe, who was nominated by Varsity Soccer Coach Brian Reid. "Colson is a leader on and off the field. He currently has signed to play college …
Obituaries
Ordel, Bennie
Mrs. Bennie Harvey Ordel, 87, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Friday, March 29, 2024, at Kempton of Charleston. She was the wife of the late Ronald Herman Ordel to whom she was married 59 …
Tenor, Gloria
Gloria Jean Ackerman Tenor, of Wesley Grove, South Carolina, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024 was born June 30, 1944, in Charleston, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Angus …
Price, Debi
Ms. Debi Nicole Price, 42, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest, Saturday afternoon, March 23, 2024, at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She made her grand entrance into …
O’Quinn, Lucas
Mr. Lucas Dean O’Quinn of Walterboro, passed away peacefully at home Sunday morning, March 24, 2024. Mr. O’Quinn was born on March 3, 1933, to Catherine Susan Heape O’Quinn and Hal …
Brown, Gloria
Ms. Gloria Anne Peeples Brown, 79, of Islandton, entered into eternal rest, Wednesday morning, March 27, 2024 at her daughter’s residence in Cayce. Born October 22, 1944, in Hampton, she was a …
Public Safety

#yourColletonfirefighter presents #firefighterfriday

Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Chris Elrod on #firefighterfriday. Firefighter-Flight Paramedic (FP-C) Elrod is assigned to the Station 7 Platoon on “C” shift, and he serves as the primary …

Proctor Street Collision Sends Two to Hospital

A two vehicle collision at the intersection of Green Pond Hwy and Proctor Street sent two people to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The passenger car and pickup truck collided …

Fire on Sidneys Road

A barn was destroyed in an evening fire in the 9500 block of Sidneys Road Tuesday April 2, 2024. A neighbor notified 9-1-1 of the fire. They advised they could see the flames through the woods. …
Education
Artist rendering of Clemson University College of Veterinary Medicine campus
Clemson University’s College of Veterinary Medicine
Upon receiving provisional accreditation, the Clemson University College of Veterinary Medicine will admit its first class in 2026. Dr. Steven Marks is the College’s founding dean and comments, …
Joi Elliott and Sarai Frazier
Exceptional Learners Hit the Runway
Wednesday, March 13, a group of 3 CCHS exceptional learners (Tarshai Campbell, Shawna Paul, and Joi Elliott) from Mrs. Kubik’s and Ms. Feltman’s classes participated in a Fashion Show that took …
William Smyly
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Recognizes William Smyly of Colleton County High School as Educator of the Month
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis has recognized Colleton County School District’s William Smyly of Colleton County High School in Walterboro as the South Carolina Financial Literacy Master …
Exceptional Learners Hit the Runway
Wednesday, March 13, a group of 3 CCHS exceptional learners (Tarshai Campbell, Shawna Paul, and Joi Elliott) from Mrs. Kubik's and Ms. Feltman's classes participated in a Fashion Show that took place …
L to R:  Superintendent Jessica Williams, Owen Williams, BSECC; Kamiyah North – 7th Grade – CCMS; Seth Loftin-CALC; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Sharon Baddick
Colleton County School Board Meeting 03/19/2024
The Colleton County School Board Meeting for March 19, 2024 was called to order by Chairperson Sharon Witkin. Board members Simmons and Jones were present via phone and Board member Murdaugh was …
Faith
Anna Bright
When It Seems as if God is Far Away
Have you ever had a time in your life that the more you prayed, it seemed as if God was nowhere to be found? Have you prayed and prayed and it seemed as if your prayer was not being heard? Have you …
Zane Brown
A Second Chance
A coward, a blowhard, a bigot! A hero, a peacemaker, a martyr! An utter failure and an effective, powerful communicator! It might be hard to believe that all these words describe the same man. His …
Always Trusting God
My friend Irene Hurt shared this story about Stephen Grellat which appeared in Measure Your Life, by Wesley Duewel. Grellat sought to follow God, even when he did not understand the Lord’s plans. …
Todd Simmons
Forgiveness
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed …
Your Words Can Have Tremendous Power!
There is an anonymously written quote from which all of us can take a valuable lesson: “Words are powerful; speak wisely.” Many of us are guilty of saying things to get our points across without …
Opinion
Vicki Brown
Vick's View
I love Easter. I love the flowers, the candy, the pastel colors, and the Resurrection celebration. And this year, I decided to do something special. But of course, with my horrible luck, it didn’t …
Letter to the Editor
Here are just two paragraphs of the letter exactly as written: "For over a year, House Republicans have been investigating President Biden in an effort to find something — anything — to hurt …
Letter to the Editor
GAS IS OVER $3.29 A GALLON AND CLIMBING, YET BIDEN WILL NOT RESTART KEYSTONE PIPELINE Today the price per barrel of oil is over $85.00 and it is still climbing. Do you remember why? We could be …
Letter to the Editor
Hello friends, I know you probably believe all I ever think about is politics and current events. That simply is not all there is to me. Below is a true story I experienced a few days …
Letters to the Editor
From a personal and professional perspective, I have huge concerns over the proposed gas-fired power plant that I think residents of Colleton County should be aware of, including: · Bill …
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