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Earlier this month, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walterboro Police Department met with members of the community and answered questions from the public. The goal was to improve …

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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

Colleton’s finest gear up for National Night Out

By Vicki Brown Colleton County First Responders and law enforcement officers are coordinating a free National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of …

B & D Bar-B-Que named best in Palmetto State

By VICKI BROWN B & D Bar-B-Que in Smoaks has been voted the best barbecue anywhere around. James Roller is a self-described barbecue fanatic and is the author of his Web site “Destination: …

One arrested, two others sought in Fourth of July attempted murder

By HEATHER RUPPE Authorities have made one arrest in a recent Fourth of July drive-by shooting that occurred at a Walterboro apartment complex. The shooting happened at about 9 p.m. on July …

HELPING OTHERS

The Special Olympics of South Carolina has received a $400 check from The Blood Connection because of blood drive efforts done by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Colleton County Sheriff Buddy …

Swim Camp is still going strong

By VICKI BROWN After 10 years, the Swim Camp is still going strong and Colleton children are learning to swim. Jimmy Wiggins Swim Camp 2021 was held July 6-20 at Camp Wildwood in Hampton, with …

Naacp virtual freedom fund celebration 

By VICKI BROWN The Colleton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held their 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Celebration on Sunday, June 27th. The …
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Blood donations increase in Colleton

By VICKI BROWN Colleton County people stepped up to donate to the Blood Connection on July 12. With an extreme shortage of blood throughout the region, 64 people volunteered to give blood. …

Fort Frederick’s role in the Emancipation Proclamation

By VICKI BROWN Just 47 miles away from Colleton County, at 601 Old Fort Road in Port Royal, S.C., sits a crumbling piece of history. An old tabby wall surrounds three acres of what was once …

Clemson researchers develop new technology to help vegetable growers

By VICKI BROWN Most South Carolina vegetable growers know that fertilization and irrigation are important for crops. But a recurring issue is just how much fertilizer is enough? Clemson …

Welcome to Edisto, Whimbrels

By VICKI BROWN At the mouth of the Edisto River sits Deveaux Island. In the last two years, a discovery has made the tiny island famous. The new discovery is Whimbrels. Whimbrels are one of …

Alexander named director of Salkehatchie Leadership Institute

July 12, 2021 –Jackson Alexander has been named director of the Salkehatchie Leadership Institute (SLI). “Jackson brings energy and enthusiasm to the Leadership Institute and we are pleased to …

Community members ask cops questions in recent round-table talk

By HEATHER RUPPE Last week, leaders from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walterboro Police Department sat down with members of the Colleton community and answered questions from …
Sports

Band of Blue has two new drum majors for 21-22 season

By HEATHER RUPPE The Band of Blue has two new drum majors for the 2021-2022 season this fall. Sierra Smart is a senior French horn player and Peyton Grant is a junior trumpet player. “Both …

Witkin awarded Best Pitcher at Monty Lee Clemson Baseball Camp

By CINDY CROSBY Michael Witkin, Colleton County Middle School seventh grader, attended the Monty Lee Clemson Baseball Summer Overnight Camp, which was held July 18-22. The camp had 261 …

Fall sports registration now open

Staff Reports Fall Youth Sports registration is now open at the Colleton County Recreational Complex. Colleton youth can now sign up to participate in more than a dozen sports, which start in …
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Deer hunters should be on lookout for new tags

Press Release Courtesy of SCDNR Deer hunters who have an annual or three-year hunting license and big game permit, combination license, or sportsman license, which will be valid on Aug. 15 should …

TWO-HEADED SEA TURTLE

This rare two-headed baby sea turtle was found in a nest at Edisto Beach State Park last week during a routine nest inventory. The loggerhead sea turtle was safely released into the ocean by trained …

Leroy Murdaugh embraces bracket racing

By VICKI BROWN Bracket racing is a form of drag racing that is much more difficult, and Leroy Murdaugh, 57, thrives on the challenge. “You don’t need a lot of money or special equipment to …

2021 Edisto Billfish Tourney Schedule

By Jeff Dennis The 2021 Edisto Billfish Invitational returns to full strength this year after Covid-19 caused the event to be canceled in 2020. The Edisto Billfish tourney remains the final …

SCDNR: Small game program

QUAILAll Game ZonesMar. 2-Nov. 22, 2020 (dogs only) Nov. 23-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs) Mar. 2-Nov. 21, 2021 (dogs only)Sept. 1-15 (dogs only) Nov. 23-Mar. 1 (guns & dogs)12 per dayRABBITAll Game …
Obituaries
Bobby Rich
Bobby Rich Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Bobby Rich, 89, of Walterboro, South Carolina, passed away on Friday …
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Mr. Lawrence O. Linder
Mr. Lawrence O. Linder Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Lawrence O. Linder, 79, of Smoaks, passed away Sunday …
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Dorothy Lyons Kinsey
Dorothy Lyons Kinsey Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Dorothy Lyons Kinsey, 89, of Smoaks, passed away Thursday, …
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William Robert “Bobby” Harrell
William Robert “Bobby” Harrell Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory William Robert “Bobby” …
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Frank Marion Jump
Frank Marion Jump Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Frank Marion Jump, 78, of Round O, passed away Sunday morning, …
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Crime

Newly-released 911 tapes of Murdaugh murders shed little light on details of the night

By HEATHER RUPPE The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has released audio 911-tapes of the night that two members of a Lowcountry family were murdered on their rural Colleton County property. …

Colleton man dies in single-car crash

By HEATHER RUPPE A 68-year-old Hendersonville man died on July 21st after his truck struck a downed tree laying in Ritter Road and then went off of the road, hitting another tree. According …

Ridgeland man guilty of 2-year-old’s murder

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RIDGELAND, SC (July 23, 2021) – A Ridgeland man has been convicted in connection with the 2018 death of a 2-year-old child, who was shot through the wall of his home as he …

CRIME REPORTS - 7/29/2021

Another city shooting leaves house sprayed with bullets By HEATHER RUPPE Another shooting has occurred in Walterboro, this time leaving a house riddled with bullets. Law enforcement officers were …
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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 Exodus 13-15. Focus on chapter 13, verses 17-22. …

My wife Kelly is a special education administrator in Cahokia, Illinois. Her school recently held an event to create a vision for the school’s future. She told me the meeting’s keynote speaker …
Reading the Bible through? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today, read Exodus 10-12. God’s intent with the plagues was to …
I rewatched the film Shadowlands last week, it focuses on a portion of C. S. Lewis’ life. The movie reminded me of the author’s incredible contribution to Christian thought in the mid-20th …
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 Exodus 7-9 today. Notice that the scripture says that God …
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