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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. Those who were recently chosen are for the third quarter of the year, …

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The Edisto Blackwater Boogie – Celebrating The Edisto

PRESS RELEASE - The third annual Edisto Blackwater Boogie is an outdoor festival taking place at Givhans Ferry State Park from October 7th-9th, 2022. The Edisto Blackwater Boogie aims to celebrate …

Executive Director wins award at SC Litter Control Association Conference

By: Jessica O’Connor The Executive Director of Keep Walterboro Beautiful, Dana Cheney, received a Keep South Carolina Beautiful Affiliate Recognition Award at the South Carolina Litter Control …

In His Name-Colleton partners with wpd

By Amanda Herndon Driving through Walterboro (or any other community) these days, you can’t help but notice the significant increase in the number of homeless people. Not every one of them, but …

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $3.3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Wastewater System Upgrades to Support Business Expansion in Walterboro, South Carolina

John Atwood JAtwood@eda.gov Award is Part of the Department of Commerce’s $300 million Coal Communities Commitment WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced …

City of Walterboro Hires New Director of Tourism and Downtown Development

PRESS RELEASE - Scott Grooms began work as the City of Walterboro’s new Director of Tourism and Dowwntown Development on Monday, September 12th. Since 2007, Mr. Grooms served as the Director of …

County Council highlights-September 2022

By: Jessica O’Connor The Colleton County Council meeting for September was held on September 6, 2022. After approving the previous meeting’s minutes, the council moved into proclaiming …
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By: Jessica O’Connor A nice crowd came out to the Grass Roots and Dusty Boots horse show at Double D Arena Saturday. The morning boasted fine weather, even though the brisk air forced many …
By: Jessica O’Connor Many times in my life I’ve reflected on the fact that I find refuge in the routine of owning hounds. After all these years, the day to day tasks can seem automatic and …
For additional information, contact: Erin Weeks at (843) 729-3531 WeeksE@dnr.sc.gov CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (September 21, 2022) – The 2022-2023 season for recreational harvest of …
USC Salkehatchie hosted pack-the-stand events at its men’s and women’s soccer matches on Saturday, Sept. 17.  The first 25 students at each game received free USC Salkehatchie t-shirts.  The …
By: Robert Driggers Colleton High was clinging to a 19-12 lead late in the fourth quarter and needed a big play from their defense to secure the win. Jamael Washington provided that big play, …
By: Robert Driggers The Colleton County Cougars played three games last week, winning one and losing two region games to Hilton Head and James Island. The Cougars did manage to defeat Lake Marion …
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Mary Louise McDaniel
Mary Louise McDaniel Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Ms. Mary Louise McDaniel, 71, entered into eternal rest Tuesday morning, September 20, 2022, at her residence. She was born …
Mary Ruth Kimbrel
Mary Ruth Kimbrel Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Ms. Mary Ruth Kimbrel, 88, of Walterboro, entered into rest eternal Wednesday evening, September 21, 2022, at Pruitt Health Care in …
Shellie Anne Kearse Barker
Shellie Anne Kearse Barker J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Shellie Anne Kearse Barker departed this life on September 19, 2022 at the age of 39. She is survived by her husband, Jake, daughter Rhett, …
Brett Steven Weber
Brett Steven Weber Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Brett Steven Weber, 63, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, September 18, 2022, at his residence. He was born …
Trussie Frank Mead
Trussie Frank Mead Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Trussie Frank Mead, 64, entered into eternal rest Monday morning, September 19, 2022, at his residence. Born November 9, …
Elaine Smith Case
Elaine Smith Case Thompson Funeral Homes Elaine Smith Case, 81 years old, was born in Smoaks, South Carolina, to the late A.P. and Elizabeth Smith. Elaine passed away peacefully at her home …
Police and Crime
A woods fire along Burlington Road destroyed a one-story house and a two-car garage. The home and the garage were a total loss, and the family was out of town when it occurred.
A singlewide mobile home was destroyed in a midday fire last week on Smoak Road, at the intersection of Our Dream Lane. The fire occurred on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. “Crews had the bulk of the fire …
Green Pond woman victim of a drive-by shooting By Heather Ruppe A Green Pond house was sprayed with bullets last week during a drive-by shooting. On Sept. 7th, law enforcement officers …
By Heather Ruppe Several Colleton County residents were seriously injured last week when their cars collided along Charleston Highway, outside of Walterboro. The two vehicles crashed on the …
Colleton deputy threatened during school fight By Heather Ruppe A local deputy’s life was threatened by a Colleton County student during a recent brawl. According to an incident report …
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County man has been sent to a local trauma center for critical injuries that he received in a horrific weekend car crash. The unidentified man was driving a pickup …
Education
Walterboro Native Lifts Spirits With Vibrant Children’s Book Addressing Pandemic
By: Jessica O’Connor Patricia Middleton has had aspirations of becoming an author for a number of years. A former reading lab instructor at Colleton Middle School, Miss Middleton retired from …
State Superintendent Molly Spearman Announces $52 Million in Infrastructure Funding for Hampton County School District
Contact: SCDE Communications communications@ed.sc.gov PRESS RELEASE - Hampton, S.C. - State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman today announced the allocation of $52 million in state …
Five South Carolina Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon School Honors
PRESS RELEASE - Columbia, S.C. - U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recognized five South Carolina schools nominated by State Superintendent of Educa-tion Molly Spearman as National Blue …
VFW offers scholarships for students
PRESS RELEASE - The Colleton County VFW, in conjunction with the Department of South Carolina and National VFW is offering scholarships for 6-12 grade students in Colleton County. Two separate …
VFW would like to recognize your teacher
PRESS RELEASE - The Colleton County VFW in conjunction with Department of South Carolina and the VFW National Organization would like to offer the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education …
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VICKI'S VIEW: A Shared Orange Soda

The Mashburns had the best car ever. As a kid, I envied them. In the mid 60’s, we lived in Liverpool, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. I was in the third grade. It was a rather idyllic time …

Optimists learn about serving area youth Omega Psi Phi is a service fraternity that seeks to influence young boys and men in a positive way to propel them to positive futures. On August 5, three …
As a newlywed, I felt it my duty as the wife to cook meals. My husband had never cooked anything in his life, so we really had no choice. Living in the city most of my life, and having a mother …
I am a foodie. That means I love food, and I’m not picky. I need to clarify…I love to EAT food. And though I am a pretty good cook, I’d rather eat out, when funds allow. So I have to cook a …
In 1988 we bought a new car. It was a beautiful dark blue, shiny Oldsmobile Cutless. It had velour upholstery, a cassette player under the radio, and a wonderful new car smell. We were thrilled …
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Take a Load Off and Have Some Fun!

Have you ever been around someone who never smiles, complains all the time, never seems to experience a good day, is grumpy, and always sees “the glass as half empty”? When you try to have a …

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 1 Samuel 22-24. Mahatma Ghandi is credited with saying, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” …
There’s a beautiful gospel song by Debra Snipes and The Angels entitled, “Let It Be Real.” The lyrics to the chorus say, Let it be real, real, real/ Let it be real, real, real/ Everything you …
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 1 Samuel 16-18. This is the familiar story of David and Goliath. If you notice in 17:26, 46 - 47, David saw Goliath’s …
The Corinthians have been described by many as a “messed up unhealthy church.” They were totally consumed with issues of worldly wisdom, idolatry, sexual immorality, and yes, division. Division …
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Vintage Las Vegas casino photos from the past

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(BPT) - As Labor Day marked the traditional end of summer, it is no secret this year’s travel season was quite the bumpy ride. Travel was up as Americans took to the skies again. In fact, the …

Nationwide Noise Increases Around Flight Troubles

(BPT) - Over the past several weeks, media across the country continue to offer ample coverage of the ongoing difficulties of anyone attempting to travel by flight. The threat of delays and …

Need an alternate source of income? Consider hosting on Airbnb

(BPT) - Many Americans are struggling to make ends meet as the cost of living continues to rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of inflation in the U.S. increased by 8.5% …

Need to disconnect from work? Here are 5 ways to recharge and avoid burnout

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4 Ways that Iceland Is Spearheading the Future of Sustainable Design

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How your tires can help you save half a gallon of fuel per fill-up

(BPT) - As gas prices soar this summer, travelers and commuters are looking for ways to safeguard their wallets and drive as efficiently as possible. By changing their driving practices and choosing …

Airlines making the most from baggage fees

Bounce collected data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics to determine how much airlines made from baggage fees in 2021.  

Airlines that best serve passengers with limited mobility

Bounce collected information from Air Travel Consumer Reports for the first quarter of 2022 to rank airlines based on how often they mishandle wheelchairs and scooters.

How COVID-19 recovery will impact the 14 top business travel markets

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Ready for your next foodie adventure? Explore a fusion of fresh flavors in Myrtle Beach

(BPT) - Do you make vacation plans around well-known restaurants and tasty regional favorites? If so, you’ll want to explore the amazing array of culinary delights in Myrtle Beach, South …

Carve Out More Family Time This Halloween

(Family Features) By the time Halloween rolls around, many families are deep into the hustle and bustle of the school year. These family-friendly activities can help you create some special spooky memories and spend some quality time together.

Take the Stress Out of Introducing Solid Foods to Baby: 6 pediatrician-recommended tips

(Family Features) While every child is different and parents should always defer to their pediatrician to be sure their baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, consider these six tips and tricks based on frequently asked questions for …

6 Simple Ways to Soothe a Teething Baby

(Family Features) When a baby is teething, parents often spend long days and nights trying to soothe their little one's discomfort. Begin a smoother teething journey for your family with these ideas.

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Simplify Back-to-School Season

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Reducing Food Insecurity in Infants and Toddlers

(Family Features) Food insecurity isn't a new problem in the United States, but the economic upheaval created by the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the problem. Support good nutrition during infancy and toddlerhood for your own children and …

How to Raise Kind and Caring Children

(Family Features) While children are generally kind, it's possible they might internalize societal messages that equate kindness with weakness. Consider these three ways to encourage empathy.

Expert Advice for Families Exploring Plant-Based Options

(Family Features) A growing number of families are interested in plant-based choices for themselves and their children. If you're looking for ideas to help you feed your child in line with your own plant-based food values, consider these tips.

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(BPT) - As part of its continued $30 million commitment to provide underrepresented founders with the resources, capital and community they need to level the startup playing field, Amazon Web …
Santa Clara University compiled a list of the 10 industries with the most market research analysts using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  
(BPT) - As a new academic school term begins for colleges and universities nationwide, many students and faculty are thinking about how to respond to the changes caused by the pandemic as they settle …
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