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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced last week that he believes students attending South Carolina schools should no longer be forced to wear masks.

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Do you think masks should be mandatory for the 2021-2022 school year ?

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced last week that he believes students attending South Carolina schools should no longer be forced to wear masks.

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COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise
By HEATHER WALTERS The number of South Carolinians who are vaccinated against COVID-19 is increasing. According to the S.C. …
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Fire danger statement and Covid update
The National Weather Service in Charleston has extended their Fire Danger Statement into Friday evening due to low relative humidity …
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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics
By HEATHER WALTERS Upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Colleton County. As part of the state’s COVID-19 …
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NEWS

Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge Proposes Changes to Hunting Program

Hunting on national wildlife refuges is a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s. Today, more than 370 refuges are open to the public for hunting across the country. Here in the southeast, …

New officers for Board of Elections

By VICKI BROWNvbrown@lowcountry.comOn April 29, the Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections met for a regularly scheduled meeting to choose officers for the 2021-2022 year.Maryann …

Mosquito abatement necessary precaution

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Mosquitoes are pests to Lowcountry residents who enjoy being outside during the summer months, and in preparing for warmer weather, Colleton County Mosquito …

YARD OF THE MONTH - MAY 2021

“Keep Colleton Beautiful” committee members have selected 601 Carn Street in Walterboro as its May, Yard of the Month.

FARMER’S MARKET NOW OPEN

The Colleton County Farmer’s Market opened Saturday, May 1, in conjunction with the WHAM Festival. Crowds shopped for crafts, baked goods and fresh produce while listening to music by Josh Jarman. …

Novits will have a new face

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com The former Novits building, located on Washington Street in downtown Walterboro, is about to have a makeover. The art deco space has been sold to a …
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LITTER PICKUP

The American Legion Post 93 sent a special “thank you” to the cadets from Colleton County High School’s JROTC program who helped to pick up litter on Saturday, May 1st.   In all, the cadets …

Sea Turtle nest season is here

By HEATHER WALTERS Sea Turtle nesting season is now underway at Edisto Beach, with local officials there looking for more volunteers to help keep the beach safe for incoming sea turtles. The …

Edisto Beach hires new chief

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Edisto Beach town council has hired a new police chief, Steve Miano, to fill the vacancy left by former Chief George Brothers. After six years of …

Log A Load For Kids

PRESS RELEASE COLLETON COUNTY - “Log A Load For Kids”, in conjunction with the Children’s Miracle Network, hosted its annual “sporting clays” Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 21st, …

Ravenell turns 100

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Louise Ravenell turned 100 years old on April 30, 2021. To celebrate, her physician, Dr. Luis Vega planned a special surprise. Ravenell has been a …

USC Honors Graduates in condensed ceremony

By HEATHER WALTERS USC Salkehatchie recently held its 2021-2022 commencement exercises at the Allendale campus on April 30th. The school provided graduates with a smaller graduation ceremony …
Sports

Lady Cougar Softball claims Region VII championship

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County High School Lady Cougar varsity softball team claimed the Region VII-AAAA championship following wins over May River High School (2-0, 4-0) …

One-on-One with newly named head Cougar Football Coach Kristopher Howell

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comCoach Kristopher Howell was named as the new head of the Colleton County Cougar Football program Wednesday April 21, 2021. Here, we sit down with Coach Howell to ask …

Lady Cougar Soccer earns win on Senior Night

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comThe Colleton County Lady Cougar Soccer team capped off their season with a 3-1 win on Senior Night over Colleton Prep Academy Friday April 30. Colleton County finished …
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War Hawk Baseball season comes to an end

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The War Hawk varsity baseball team was eliminated from the SCISA AA Lower Bracket Playoffs following losses against Lee Academy (12-2) and Greenwood Christian …

Freshwater Fishing Trends

Santee Cooper According to information provided by S.C. DNR, these are the top three fish being hooked in the Santee Cooper lake and freshwater systems. Bass: Captain Brett Mitchell …

Alligator Lottery Applications Now Available

Press Release The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for the public alligator lottery on public lands through June 15th at 5:00 pm. A $10 nonrefundable …

WAITING FOR A MEAL

A wild hawk has taken up residence near the parking lot of Parkers, a gas station in Walterboro. Apparently, the irrigation pond and land around the popular gas station/convenience store has a lot of …

Lady Cougars sweep four games on the week

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball team improved to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in Region VII-AAAA after a four-game sweep last week. The Lady Cougars earned …
Obituaries
Velda Carroll Phillips
Velda Carroll Phillips Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Velda Carroll Phillips, 71, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Jay Freddie Adams
Jay Freddie Adams Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Jay Freddie Adams, 80 of Walterboro, entered into rest Tuesday …
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Katherine Hull Staton
Katherine Hull Staton Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Katherine Hull Staton, 63, of Cottageville, entered into …
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Nathan Daniel Herndon
Nathan Daniel Herndon Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Nathan Daniel Herndon, known by everyone as …
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Sandra Bolton Bryant
Sandra Bolton Bryant Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Sandra Bolton Bryant, 80, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Crime

CRIME REPORTS - 5/6/2021

Animals seized from local property By HEATHER WALTERSSeveral animals were seized from a rural Walterboro residence on April 25 when law enforcement officers discovered they were not being properly …

Four promoted in Colleton County Sheriff’s Office

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has added four new officers to the department, all of whom are recent graduates of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. Each of these new officers are already …

NEW OFFICERS WELCOMED TO WPD

The Walterboro Police Department is offering its “congratulations” to newly-hired officers Will Langdale and Hunter Ohmer. Both men just graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice …

Three men shot in local nightclub, fourth injured by drivers fleeing the scene

By HEATHER WALTERS One person died and two others were critically-injured from a shooting that occurred inside a Colleton County nightclub last weekend. The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on …
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A Mother is Love

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the …

Dr. Zane Brown 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 Genesis 28-30 today. Focus on …
While grocery shopping several years ago, I noticed a cute 4-year-old twirling like a ballerina in a store aisle. The child was so engrossed in her play she was completely unaware of others. Though …
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from …
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 with me. Read Genesis 25-27. Did you know that Isaac was …
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