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Cowboy Christmas

By Andy Ann Cowboy Christmas will be Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. and is hosted by Four J’s Ranch, LLC located in Smoaks. There will be a trail ride and wagon train with horses. A wagon ride …

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Upcoming 22nd Annual ACE Basin A.B.A.T.E. Christmas Toy Run

By Andy Ann The 22nd Annual ACE Basin A.B.A.T.E. Christmas Toy Run project is currently underway to collect Christmas toy donations for children in need who live in Colleton County. The ACE …

Holiday heroes’ blood drives

Give the gift of life by helping save lives with “The Blood Connection” during the “Holiday Heroes’ Blood Drives” in December. All approved donors will receive a $70 e-gift card, a …

SC Artisans Handmade Series

By Andy Ann The Artist Handmade Series was held on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the South Carolina Artisans Center. Several artists on campus were working on some of their pieces. Visitors had the …

Artists’ Hub of the A.C.E. Basin celebrates in December

By Andy Ann Artists’ Hub of the A.C.E. Basin (AHAB) is hosting an extended celebration during the month of December. AHAB will celebrate its second birthday on Thursday, Dec. 1, during “First …

CCSO Public Safety Cadet Banquet

By Andy Ann The Colleton County Sherriff’s Office Public Safety Cadet banquet was on Monday, Nov. 14 for Cadet Post #843 promotions. The CCSO law enforcement cadet advisors hosted the first …

SC Stay Plus has provided approximately 90,000 South Carolinians with rental assistance: program set to wind down in mid-December

SC Stay Plus is South Carolina’s federally-funded emergency rental program. The intent of this temporary initiative was to provide short-term relief to eligible renters in 39 S.C. counties …
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PRESS RELEASE - The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie has partnered with the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) to expand experiential learning opportunities for nurse …
Five USC Salkehatchie men’s soccer players were named to the 2022 All-Region team. They are: Val Burlacenco - First Team; Alphonso Moni - First Team; Safari Kashindi - Second Team; Fabian Martinez …
By Robert Driggers Linley Jones, Colleton Prep’s all-around female athlete, signed a softball scholarship to attend Charleston Southern University next year. Linley, the daughter of Wesley and …
By Robert Driggers Colleton Prep Football team punched its ticket to the state championship with an exciting 23-20 win over Beaufort Academy. The game was decided on field goals: one successful, …
By Robert Driggers Colleton Prep Warhawks football team will be playing for the state championship this Saturday at Charleston Southern University football stadium against Williamsburg Academy …
Photo by RHONDA BAILEY “Willy the Warhawk” at the first game of CPA round one of playoffs.
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Nathaniel Peters
Nathaniel Peters Nathaniel Peters, 98, was born on August 7, 1924, in Charleston, SC to Rosa AncrumPeters and Moses Peters. “Chico,” as he was affectionately called, graduated from …
Richard Eugene Ziegler
Richard Eugene Ziegler Brice Herndon Funeral Home Richard Eugene Ziegler, 57, of Walterboro, South Carolina, entered into eternal rest Friday evening, November 18, 2022 at his residence. …
Florie Bell Davis Stephens
Florie Bell Davis Stephens Time well-spent reflects a life well-lived.  Someday, you and I will be mere legends.  All that matters is whether we did what we could with the life that was …
Sylvia Bellamy-Caul
Sylvia Bellamy-Caul Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mrs. Sylvia Bellamy-Caul, 58, of Burton, entered into rest Tuesday evening, November 15, 2022 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Born November 25, …
Rocky Bryan Cattles
Rocky Bryan Cattles Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mr. Rocky Bryan Cattles, 47, of Bowman, entered into rest Monday morning, November 14, 2022 at his residence Born April 4, 1975 in Charleston, …
Donna McCubbins Pacetti
Donna McCubbins Pacetti Brice Herndon  Funeral Homes Ms. Donna McCubbins Pacetti, 58, of Round O, entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, November 12, 2022 at Colleton Medical …
Police and Crime
On Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5:14 p.m., two people were transported to a trauma center following a single-vehicle high-speed wreck in the 12500 block of Cottageville Highway, north of Cottageville. …
A 65-year-old New York woman was critically injured after she was struck by a car while crossing Cane Branch Road at Cracker Barrel at 5:56 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. A Fire-Rescue unit was on …
On Monday, Nov 14 at approximately 4:46 p.m. Fire-Rescue responded with Walterboro Fire department to a single-vehicle crash on Sweat Street east of North Jefferies Blvd. A Ford pickup truck …
11/11/2022 - SMOAKS: An officer responded to Strawberry Farm Road after a report of a burglary. 11/11/2022 – WALTERBORO: An officer responded to Davis Circle after two motorcycles were reported …
A two vehicle head-on crash in the 3600 block of Sidneys Road sent one person to a Trauma Center and a second person to Colleton Medical Center. The accident occurred at 10:54 Tuesday morning …
  A Charleston man was shot with buckshot in a reportedly accidental hunting accident Saturday morning Oct. 29. 9-1-1 was notified of the incident at 10:20 a.m. The man and several other …
Education
Middle school students take flight!
Around 75 sixth-grade students from Allendale Fairfax Middle School and Colleton County Middle School participated in USC Salkehatchie’s Take Flight! Aviation Camp. The camp is offered as part of …
FTC ROBOTICS LOWCOUNTRY SCRIMMAGE
The Colleton County High School Robotics Team, ACE Basin Robotics 22199, participated in the Robotics Lowcountry Scrimmage on November 12. They won by 69 points in round one.
Cottageville Elementary October Terrific Kids
Bobby Huggins, Daisy Parker, Richard Wellington, Sarah Stokes, Khori Roberts, Aria Diaz, Tyree Sutter-Hill, Penelope Stephens, Sheylyn Bernal-Rodriguez, Kamiyah Perkins-Brown, Maddison Dillingham, …
Colleton County High School NJROTC hosts drill meet
On Saturday Nov. 5, the Colleton County High School NJROTC hosted a drill meet at Colleton County High School. There were five schools - Strom Thurmond, Wade Hampton, Silver Bluff, North Augusta and …
Families can learn to prepare meals on a budget
The Lowcountry Food Bank’s Cooking Matters Program, in partnership with CCSD Title I Parent and Family Engagement Program, is hosting a Cooking Matters Family program that teaches families how to …
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VICKI'S VIEW: Thankful for Just Enough

After we had been married for three years, my husband felt the need to go to seminary. Because we had a little dog that we adored, we were forced to go to Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, …

Dear Editor: I am an 82-year-old veteran who served 20 years in the U.S. Navy. I served my country with pride and often was away from my family for months at a time. Once that period was 14 …
I was born to be adventurous. It is in my blood. From the time I could first walk and figured out how to push a chair up to the front door to unlatch said door and go exploring down the street, I …
It’s that time again. Cold and flu season. Adults complain of scratchy throats, kids wipe their noses on their sleeves, and waiting time at the doctor’s office is lengthy. Some people get flu …
Schools are not buildings, curriculums, and machines. Schools are relationships and interactions among people. (Johnson & Johnson, 2019) I hope everyone is enjoying a productive and pleasant …
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Faith

You are far more blessed than you may believe

Today in our nation, we pause to celebrate another Thanksgiving, a special day of giving thanks with family and friends. However, giving thanks is something that we, as Christians, should do on a …

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and we will finish 2 Samuel by reading chapters 22-24. In chapter 24, David has a military census done. The implication is that …
Sometimes, in the midst of confusion and chaos, as adults, we don’t always do the right thing. What generally happens is that it gets worse before it gets better. As soon as one chaotic situation …
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and read 2 Samuel 19-21. Burdensome grief, violence, pettiness, rebellion, revenge, and warfare are all found in these three …
As children we learned the rhyme: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me…,” first recorded in 1892 in The Christian Recorder, a publication of the African …

Disney rides that don't exist anymore

For decades, memories have been made at Disney parks, but some rides have gone extinct. Stacker lists the top Disney attractions that no longer exist.

12 truly spectacular pools from around the world

Dolphin Pools found 12 of the world's most picturesque pools with stunning views and historical significance.

50 cozy towns to visit this winter

Stacker created a list of 50 cozy American towns to visit each winter. Towns were selected based on visitor opinions, ratings from nationwide publications, and tourist attractions.

Exploring the world of island vineyards

Plonk Wine Club takes readers on a journey to explore the most prominent island vineyards around the world, from the Canary Islands to Corsica.

How business travelers are extending their trips for leisure

Business travelers are increasingly blending work and play. TravelPerk compiled statistics from Morning Consult surveys to learn about this trend.

Pediatrician-Approved Tips to Conquer Holiday Travel with Little Ones

(Family Features) To help make holiday travel with little ones more manageable, consider this guidance.

Get Ready to Soar with Snowbird Travel Tips

(Family Features) Chasing the winter sun can be a rewarding vacation experience, made even better when you can enjoy homelike accommodations. If you're considering a sunshine-filled escape this winter, consider these popular destinations.

US airports with the most delays

Stacker analyzed data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to find which U.S. airports have the most delays.

US airlines are cutting flights ahead of the 2022 holiday season

With travelers keen to travel post-pandemic, airlines are struggling to adjust. Bounce reviewed news announcements from major U.S. airlines on cuts and cancellations from major carriers. 

Common US foods that are banned in other countries

Which chemicals and food production standards that are acceptable and common in foods in the United States are illegal in other countries? Stacker researched 30 common American foods that are banned internationally.

Top 6 Reasons Northwest Arkansas is the Place to Be

(BPT) - Rated as one of the best places to live in the country, the region is already emerging as a popular choice for travelers seeking outstanding vacation experiences, and is quickly standing out …

Top 5 Premium Credit Card Hacks to Save BIG on Airline Travel

(BPT) - The world is slowly but surely returning to normal after two long years of a global pandemic, and it's clear that people are prioritizing travel like never before. As any avid traveler will …

Experience Delicious Wines and Olive Oils during Israel’s Harvest Season

(Israel) - Fall is the best time to explore Israel during its peak harvest season for both wine and olive oil.      Olive oil and wine go back to the very dawn of the Jewish people in …

Travel Expert-Approved Tips for Planning Your Next Low Stress, Social Media-Worthy Vacation [Video]

(BPT) - It’s no surprise that social media has changed the way Americans travel. In fact, more than half of U.S. adults scroll through social media for vacation inspiration. Check out these travel expert-approved tips while planning

5 Tips to Help Families Manage Holiday Stress

(Family Features) While it is a joyous time of year, the never-ending to-do lists and school being out of session can make everyone feel a little overwhelmed, children included. Consider these five practical tips to help families proactively …

Healthy Winter Habits: Maintain your health through the colder months

(Family Features) Taking preventive steps and practicing self-care can help protect your health. Reduce the chances you'll contract a serious illness this cold season by following these tips. 

8 Ways Students Can Build a Cultural Identity

(Family Features) Days spent in the classroom are often centered around language, reading, math, science and other traditional curriculum, but there's another key subject students may learn about without even realizing it: themselves.

The Top 15 Cities for Families

(Family Features) Finding a home that fits your dream list can be difficult. Consider this list of top cities and towns for families based on family-friendly features, including parks, picnic sites, swimming pools and proximity to schools.

Stories for Kids with Wholesome Fun, Culture, Imagination and Learning

(NewsUSA) - Amanda Given, an author, speech language pathologist, yogi, mother, mental health advocate and child at heart, has given us a charming story with colorful and playful illustrations …

Which of the following is true about routine childhood vaccines?

(BPT) - Now that kids are back in the classroom, it’s important to remember that their brains aren’t the only things that will be put to the test — their immune systems will, too. …

Contribute to a Greater Good This Halloween

(Family Features) Halloween is usually about costume parties, candy, scary movies and fun pranks, but this year, there is a philanthropic way to celebrate this spooky holiday and make a difference for children in need across the world.

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 …

3 Tips to Boost Your Children's Self-Esteem This School Year

(Family Features) When children have high self-esteem, they're less likely to reflect negative feelings toward others. Consider these three tips to boost your children's self-esteem.

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.

Education

3 Great Resources to Kick-Start Your Financial Planning Career

(NewsUSA) - Finding a rewarding career that offers growth potential, work-life balance and the satisfaction of helping others is a key priority for many job seekers. With those goals in mind, a …

How Young Workers Can Optimize Employee Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Young adults who are new to the workforce have a lot to think about. But when it comes to compensation, there are many ways to make your salary and benefits work for you. Taking full …

Campaign Inspires Interest in Technician Careers

(NewsUSA) - The need for skilled technicians in the workforce continues to rise, but many people are unaware of the degree of financial success and personal satisfaction that skilled technicians …

Best public colleges in every state

Stacker compiled a list of the best public colleges in every state using Niche's 2023 Top Public Universities in America ranking. 

What HR workers make in 18 major industries

Pyn uses Bureau of Labor Statistics data to rank the median annual salaries for human resources workers across 18 major U.S. industries.  

5 strategies to make note-taking better—and more productive

ClickUp breaks down the best strategies for improving virtual and in-person note-taking and making it more productive.

CRNAs are the solution to delayed surgical care for veterans

(BPT) - As we honor veterans this month, it can be easy to forget about the challenges some continue to face at home: challenges that include undergoing critical medical procedures in a timely …

Data's important role in creating a sustainable agricultural supply chain

(BPT) - Farmers have always been dedicated stewards of the land and invested in the sustainability of their operations. However, they haven't always successfully shared these stories with the public. …
Conquer Campus Life with Top Tech
(Family Features) Make each day in the classroom or lecture hall an educational success with technology that makes learning more enjoyable and managing all of life's little details easier.
Tech Time: Technology-enabled devices for parents and children
(Family Features) From wearables to virtual reality headsets and beyond, the latest tech-enabled devices let families enhance classroom experiences while engaging in downtime together after the final school bell rings.
Americans are Turning to Side Hustles to Combat Inflation
(Family Features) As inflation increases, many Americans are looking for ways to make some extra cash. The rise of the gig economy and a variety of side hustle options may be a solution for some.
5 Tips for Transitioning Back to School
(Family Features) Heading back to the classroom is a big change following a summer of fun in the sun. Start this school year off right with these tips for a smooth transition.
5 Ways to Support Teachers this Fall
(Family Features) Throughout the pandemic, teachers have gone above and beyond for their students. This fall, as you prepare for the new school year, consider these ideas for supporting your children's teachers, too.
Your workplace

How helping rice growers reduce methane emissions is critical to sustainability

(BPT) - Rice is one of the most popular grains in the U.S. According to Statista, Americans consumed 4.6 million metric tons of rice in the 2021/2022 fiscal year, and that trend doesn't seem to be …
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