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Two charged in federal court for personal protective equipment theft from federal law enforcement training center

United States Attorney Peter M. McCoy Jr., announced Wednesday Oct. 21 that Frank Smail Jr., 49, of Round O and Mike Pellegrini, 58, of North Charleston were charged in a multi-count federal …

Fling off your clothes and inhibitions | Column

CNN had a story the other day on Belgian couple Nick and Lins De Corte, “naturists” who trot the globe unclothed. They expose their exploits on a blog (Naked Wanderings), an Instagram …

New Popeyes holds ribboncutting

Colleton residents were excited to finally welcome the new Popeyes franchise Friday Oct. 16 with a ribboncutting. Walterboro Chamber of Commerce director Jeremy Ware was on hand to welcome Popeyes to …

Madison Stieglitz hired as new city tourism director

The City of Walterboro has announced the hiring of Madison Stieglitz as the new tourism director. A lifelong resident of Walterboro, Madison is a 2015 graduate of Colleton Preparatory Academy. She …

Virtual program on prevention of diabetes begins Oct. 28

Colleton County residents can work together to prevent type 2 diabetes with the PreventT2 lifestyle change program offered by Wellness Five through a virtual program offered free in Colleton County. …

CMC now offers telemedicine ICU

On October 1, Colleton Medical Center launched its newest telemedicine initiative with Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine. This launch comes at a …
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Meet the Candidates: Colleton Clerk of Court

DEBRA BRIGHT What makes you ‘uniquely qualified for this position? What make me uniquely qualified for this position is the fact that I’ve worked in the courthouse for the past 18 …

Green Pond man on BBC2

Historian Jeff W. Grigg of Green Pond was featured on episode 5 of the six-part documentary “Enslaved: The Lost History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” featuring Samuel L. Jackson and …

Hermann donates 19th gallon of blood

Walterboro resident Gary Hermann donated his 19th gallon of blood at the July Red Cross blood drive, starting on his 20th gallon at the September drive. “That means he has donated 153 pints of …

Coastal Coop elects new board members

The 80th annual meeting of the membership of Coastal Electric Cooperative, like everything else in 2020, has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time in its 80-year history, …

Letters to the Editor

Questions aboutCEC electionDear Editor:I ask this question with all due respect to the hard-working folks at Coastal Electric Cooperative: I can’t understand how I can vote for the president of …

The New Mutants (2020)

1 out 5 starsRating: PG-13Genres: Action/ Horror/ SciFi Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Alice Braga, and Blu Hunt. Director: Josh BooneRun Time: 1h 38min The …
Sports

Jones crowned CPA Homecoming Queen

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com Weslin Jones was crowned 2020 Homecoming Queen for Colleton Prep Academy during halftime of Friday’s home football game against Calhoun Academy. Jones is the …

Lady Hawks fall in opening round of State Tennis Playoffs

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Tennis season came to an end following a round one loss in the SCISA AA State Tennis against Carolina Academy on October 13 on the …

War Hawks defeated by THA

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep varsity football team was defeated 61-0 by Region I-A Thomas Heyward Academy Friday Oct. 9 on the road. The War Hawks are 0-6 overall and 0-3 in …
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War Hawk MS football loses to OP

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Middle School football team lost 32-6 against a much larger Orangeburg Prep team Thursday Oct. 1 on the road. Walker Bryan rushed for the War …

CCHS volleyball struggles against Lucy Beckham

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity volleyball team dropped to 1-6 in Region VII-AAAA competition after losing in straight sets (25-12, 25-12, 25-18) to Lucy …

Lady Hawks finish 2nd in region IV

Colleton Prep’s tennis team set to begin competition in AA State Championships. By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Tennis team finished second in SCISA Region …

Softball team wins third

The Kuntry Vibez women’s softball team of Walterboro took third place in the BSC Fall World Series in Columbus, Ga., on October 3-4. On the first row is Shatema Broughton; second row: Kristen …

Cougar Volleyball drops matches

By CINDY CROSBYCindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Lady Cougars dropped to 1-5 in Region VII-AAAA play after losing to Beaufort High School and Lucy Beckham (25-12, 25-8, 25-22). Colleton County …
Obituaries
James Randall Black
James Randall Black J Henry Stuhr Mr. James Randall “Papa” Black, entered eternal life on Wednesday, October 21, …
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Douglas Brandan Bullock
Douglas Brandan Bullock Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Douglas Brandan Bullock, 64, of Walterboro, SC, passed away at home, …
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Orba Lee Smith
Orba Lee Smith Groce Funeral Home Orba Lee Smith, affectionately called "Pops" by his family and known as "Smitty" to many …
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Shirley Kent
Shirley Kent Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Shirley Ann Kent, 79, entered into rest Wednesday morning, October …
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Doris Simpson
Doris Simpson Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Doris Comer Simpson, 81, of Walterboro, South Carolina, passed away …
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Crime

Crime Reports 10-22-2020

Missing packagesDeputies responded to an Anderson Road business regarding an employee stealing out-going packages after a customer complained about not receiving a package.Apparently, a former …

Gas leak on Tulip Road

A utility contractor broke a residential gas line in the 400 block of Tulip Drive on Tuesday Oct. 13 at 9:54 a.m. The pressurized line leaked natural gas into the neighborhood for approximately 35 …

Augusta Highway fire deemed suspicious

A suspicious fire destroyed a doublewide mobile home in the 11500 block of Augusta Highway (S.C. Highway 61) Sunday evening Oct. 18. 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire at 22:56 advising the …

Man stabbed

An adult male received a stab wound to the shoulder during a domestic dispute in the 8900 block of Augusta Highway near Smoaks on Friday evening Oct. 16. At 8:07 p.m., Fire-Rescue and Colleton County …
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Grief: The deep sorrow of the heart | Faith

2 Peter 3:18But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever.Amen. One of the most encouraging and strengthening verses in the New …

Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! (Psalm 141:3) There is an anonymously written quote from which all of us can take a valuable lesson: “Words are …
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…” We’ve all heard the phrase, “God and government.” There are those who deny a place for “God in …
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” (Mark 3:24-25 ESV)At this very moment …
As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. (Genesis 50:20 ESV) There’s an old Negro …
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