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Walterboro Native Honored as Industry Leader During YWCA event that celebrates women

Rhonda Maree O’Banion, media relations manager for Dominion Energy South Carolina, was one of 10 honorees recently recognized during YWCA Greater Charleston’s fourth annual #WhatWomenBring event. …

South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Agriculture is now accepting admissions applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The SC Governor’s School for Agriculture at John de la Howe (JDLH) is …

Christmas Tree shortage isn’t impacting local holiday traditions

By HEATHER RUPPE The Christmas spirit and the tradition of getting your own Christmas Tree is still in full swing at a local tree farm, despite higher-than-normal costs for real Christmas Trees. …

THE PIG’S BOOK NOOK

To make grocery shopping more fun for the little ones, the Book Nook is now available at Piggly Wiggly. Children can take a book, read it, and return it.

Last blood drive of the year yields 59 pints

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com The November blood drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church brought in 59 blood donors and 59 pints of blood were collected. During this event, Colleton …

OYSTER ROAST ENTHUSIASTS

Rivalry was put aside on Tuesday, November 23rd as the Colleton Carolina and Clemson Clubs got together for their annual oyster roast at the Bedon Lucas House in Walterboro. There was a lot of good …
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COLLETON NATIVE WINS SWANSEA COUNCIL SEAT.

Colleton County native and Class of 1988 graduate Jerone D. Williams was sworn in on Nov. 15th as the newly-elected member of Swansea Town Council. Jerome is the son of the late Luther and Frankie …

IHN Thanksgiving Blessing Pans successful

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Once again, In His Name-Colleton Ministries (IHN) has looked out for the needs of the most vulnerable in the community. WIC and Hopeful Horizons …

Local singer about to complete second album

By HEATHER RUPPE Colleton County native and singer/songwriter Jason Cook is now writing his second album and will soon be heading to Nashville to record his new music. Cook, 44, released his …

Ritter Community holds fundraiser

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Members of the Ritter community enjoyed an after-Thanksgiving social to raise funds for a new community center. The November 27th event included …

Edisto Beach to hold special election for council seat

By HEATHER RUPPE Filing is open for any Edisto Beach resident wanting to run for the unexpired term of former Edisto Beach Town Councilman Crawford Moore. Moore left his council seat when he …

Thousands of cans of food donated to needy Colleton residents

By HEATHER RUPPE Dozens of Colleton County families were given a better start to their Thanksgiving Dinner last week through a large annual food drive that combined local businesses and …
Sports

Lady Indians fall to Cape Fear

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Salkehatchie Lady Indians dropped an 80-63 decision against Region X opponent Cape Fear on Wednesday, December 1 at home. The Lady Indians are currently …

Cougar Basketball opens regular season with a win

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County varsity basketball team opened their 2021-22 regular season with a dominating 67-40 win over the Low Country Wildcats on Monday, November …
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Clemson Club sponsors football raffle

Photo Provided FOOTBALL RAFFLE. The Colleton County Clemson Club is sponsoring a raffle for a 2-time National Champion Hunter Renrow autographed football. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship …

Indians improve win streak to 7

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Salkehatchie Indians improved their win streak to seven in a row following a tumultuous week after the resignation of former head coach Glen Mayo. Former …

All signs pointing to another successful deer season, say officials

By HEATHER RUPPE Deer season ends Jan. 1st for adults hunting on private lands in Game Zone 3, which includes Colleton County, and all signs are pointing to what will likely be another successful …

Mayo resigns as Indian’s head basketball coach

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie men’s basketball program will begin the search for a men’s head basketball coach following the resignation of …

War Hawks drop season opener

By CINDY CROSBY Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep varsity boys basketball team opened the 2021-22 season with double losses against Patrick Henry Academy and Andrew Jackson Academy. In …
Obituaries
Walter Kevin Schwarz
Walter Kevin Schwarz Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Walter Kevin Schwarz, 64, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Phillip Lewis Bell
Phillip Lewis Bell Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Phillip Lewis Bell, 82, of Walterboro, entered into rest …
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Ralph Gordon Conwell
Ralph Gordon Conwell Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Ralph Gordon Conwell, 76, of Cottageville, entered into …
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John Clyde Hiott
John Clyde Hiott Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. John Clyde Hiott, age 82, entered into rest Saturday morning, …
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Hollie Marshall Ramsey, Jr.
Hollie Marshall Ramsey, Jr. Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Hollie Marshall Ramsey, Jr., age 53, entered into …
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Crime

SLED investigates local shooting

By HEATHER RUPPE State officials are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Walterboro last week. According to information provided by the State Law Enforcement Division …

CRIME REPORTS - 12/2/2021

Woman shot during domestic disputeBy HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton County woman was struck by two pellets from a shotgun during a domestic dispute that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 28th. The incident occurred …

FBI Warns of Holiday Scams Ahead of Holiday Season

The FBI Field Office in nearby Columbia, S.C. is warning the public of common holiday scams ahead of the 2021 holiday season. With the holidays upon us and seasonal shopping in full gear, …

Four people sent to area trauma center after I-95 crash

By HEATHER RUPPE Several people, including a child, were injured in a high-speed Interstate 95 crash on Sunday when one car collided with a trailer carrying another vehicle. The crash …
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The Nazirite Vow

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. Today, read Numbers 4-6. Chapter six speaks of the …

As I write these words I am sitting alone in my in-law’s living room reflecting on my blessings. I feel happy and content after celebrating a delightful Thanksgiving with my wife’s wonderful …
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. Did you learn anything from Leviticus? It was an …
I recently began a sermon with this story told by author Randy Alcorn but in that sermon shared only the first part of the story. Now as Paul Harvey would say, here is… “the rest of the story.” …
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 Leviticus 25-27. Once again, God is giving rules …
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