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The number of vaccinated Colleton residents is increasing
By HEATHER WALTERS The number of Colleton County residents who are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine is increasing. As of Monday, …
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Colleton residents age 12 and older can get vaccinated at upcoming clinic
By HEATHER WALTERS Colleton County residents wanting to get a COVID-19 vaccine can still do so, as more vaccination clinics are …
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Youth as young as 12 can now get COVID-19 vaccine
BY HEATHER WALTERS State and national health officials now say children as young as 12 years old can receive the COVID-19 vaccine. …
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NEWS

Kitten season is coming

By VICKI BROWN Spring and early summer has us in the height of “kitten season,” a time of year when thousands of homeless kittens flood animal shelters across the country. Kittens can be …

Flag Day Ceremony

A Flag Day ceremony was held Sunday June 13 at the Walterboro Elks Lodge. Mr. Bob Tiegs was the MC, and Boy Scout Troop #646 assisted with the ceremony. Flag Day is officially June 14, and is …

History comes alive through new student project

By VICKI BROWN A group of Colleton County Middle School students have become historians and are bringing the history of Colleton County alive through a computer-based program. In working on a …

Summer Reading at the Library

By VICKI BROWN The Summer Reading kickoff for children’s programming begins this Friday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m. on the Colleton County Memorial Library lawn. The children who attend the …

Band of Blue Awards

The Band of Blue Booster Club hosted its annual awards program on Thursday, June 10th at Colleton County High School in the Performing Arts Center. This was the 35th annual Band of Blue Awards …

Board of Elections swears in new members

By VICKI BROWN The Colleton County Board of Elections met on June 8 to swear in new board members. Clerk of Court Rebecca Hill led the swearing in ceremony for Maryann Blake and Mack Thomas, …
Local News

Plan to return to all in-person learning is in the works

By HEATHER RUPPE The Colleton County School Board and its district officials are working with parents and the public to create a new in-person plan for the fall of this year. District leaders …

A German biergarten opens to crowds

By VICKI BROWN The Town of Cottageville has welcomed an authentic beer garden next door to Red Brick Pizza on Highway 17. The Cypress Patio German Biergarten opened to crowds on Friday, June …

Graduation gifts a surprise to students

By VICKI BROWN Some special students were surprised last week with a unique graduation gift. Colleton County High School special education seniors were recognized with a special visit at their …

Cottageville cops crack down on drugs coming through their small town

By HEATHER RUPPE For the last year-and-a-half, officers in Cottageville have been quietly tackling a large meth problem in the small town. During this year-plus crack down, Cottageville …

Colleton County wins awards

By VICKI BROWN Colleton County has been named the “most improved” county for risk management and safety by the South Carolina Counties Workers’ Compensation Trust (SCCWCT). The …

Colleton Covid-19 updates

By HEATHER WALTERS The number of people in Colleton County who are getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is increasing. According to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control …
Sports

In the Dugout with the 2021 Coach Pitch All-Stars

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comGavin Michael BryanSon of Jason and Jessica BryanForest Hills Elementary – 4th grade Primary position(s): shortstop, second baseOn Baseball: My favorite thing …

Meet the 2021 Colleton County All-Star Darlings

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comEmery OertliDaughter of Whitlee Fisk and Seth OertliForest Hills Elementary – 2nd grade Primary position(s): left field, centerOn Softball: Batting is my …

Hey, Batter Batter - Meet the 2021 Colleton County Minor All-Stars

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comGage WrightSon of Austin and Brittani RisherBells Elementary – 4th grade Primary position(s): centerfield, pitcherOn Baseball: My favorite thing is learning more …
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Introducing the 2021 Colleton County Ozone All-Stars

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.comLucas PellumSon of Scott Pellum and Crystal ShumardColleton Prep Academy – 5th grade Primary position(s): second base, pitcherOn Baseball: My favorite thing …

5K Rice Run drew competitors

By VICKI BROWN The Rice Festival’s annual 5K Rice Run drew a crowd of spectators and competitors on Saturday who came from across the Lowcountry. “We had 160 participants that represented …

Mamma Mia, what a performance!

Students from the Colleton County High School Chorus performed ABBA songs and portrayed their Mamma Mia characters on stage during a Rice Festival performance. Led and directed by Colleton County …

CORNHOLE CHAMPIONS.

Chuck Clementson, Heather Berry, Kerry Needham, Joe Rhodes, Noelle Berry, and Landis Bunton, along with corporate sponsor REV. Kerry Needham and Joe Rhodes won first place; Joe Campos and Dustin Call …

Former CCHS Soccer standout Amiyah Robinson competes for National title with SMC

By CINDY CROSBY Former Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Soccer standout Amiyah Robinson just returned home after competing for a NJCAA Division I Soccer National Championship with …
Obituaries
Carla Marie Leese
Carla Marie Leese Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Carla Marie Leese, wife of Ryan Leese, passed away Thursday evening, June 10, …
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Janice Marshall Creswell
Janice Marshall Creswell Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Janice Marshall Creswell, widow of the late George A. Creswell Jr., …
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Randolph Murdaugh, III
Randolph Murdaugh, III Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. Randolph Murdaugh, III, 81, of Varnville, died peacefully Thursday …
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Angela Wyndham Powers
Angela Wyndham Powers McAlister Smith - Folly Rd. After a year-long illness relating to cancer, Angela Wyndham Powers (60) …
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William Donald Murdaugh "Billy"
William Donald Murdaugh "Billy" Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. William Donald Murdaugh, known to everyone as …
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Crime

Cottageville cop makes “disgusting” gummy arrest

By HEATHER RUPPE Cottageville police officers have made a “disgusting” arrest where they say marijuana gummies are being targeted to children. On April 16th, officers arrested a …

Off-Duty fireman saves house from fire

By HEATHER RUPPE An off-duty fireman with Colleton County Fire-Rescue helped to save this rural Colleton County house from being destroyed by fire. On Sunday, June 13th, the off-duty fireman …

Investigation continues in Murdaugh double murder

By HEATHER RUPPE   The criminal investigation into the double murder of a mother and son in Islandton last week continues by both the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Colleton …

CRIME REPORTS - 6/17/2021

Phone app is part of new scam By HEATHER RUPPEColleton County law enforcement officers were notified on June 9th of a Colleton woman being scammed out of thousands of dollars through a phone app. …
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Setbacks, Setups, and God

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 48-50. Have you ever had a setback or maybe a plan …

For most of my adult life, I have been a senior pastor. I was privileged to serve four churches in that role and given the opportunity to preach regularly. Preaching is one of my favorite things. …
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 45-47 today. We know that Joseph had been …
Joseph Stowell served as president of the Moody Bible Institute for several years. Nearly anyone who has heard him speak knows he is not a good preacher; he is a great one. He sometimes writes …
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 40-44. Have you ever heard it said, …
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