Agency to Reduce Work History Period to Five Years

When people become disabled under the statutory definition the Social Security Administration must follow, the agency helps them meet their basic needs and sustain a higher quality of life.  Social …

Civitans increases its Scholarships

The Walterboro Civitan Club held its June 27th meeting at Dukes Barbecue. The meeting was called to order by the ringing of the bell. After recitation of the Civitan Creed, the Pledge of Allegiance, …

SC Housing warns of fraudulent claims regarding Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist

SC Housing is alerting vulnerable South Carolina households to a false online claim that SC Housing’s Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist is opening. The false claim circulating …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Availability of $25 Million to Help Expand High-Speed Internet Access in Rural Areas

Funding Provides Technical Assistance Through Local Organizations, Cooperatives and Tribes as Part of Investing in America Agenda Columbia, South Carolina, June 21, 2024 – U.S. Department of …
Local News
CCSO K-9 Handler Sgt. Raymond Davis and K9 Mako at Wiggins Swim Camp

CCSO goes to Wiggins Swim Camp

CCSO K-9 Handler, Sergeant Raymond Davis, provided a K9 demonstration at the Wiggins Swim Camp in Hampton with K9 Mako. It was an honor to spend the afternoon with them and share some information …
Patriot Guard Riders convoy

Veterans Tribute comes to Colleton County

The American Freedom Tribute came to the Veterans’ Victory House on June 27th and 28th. The traveling tribute is a salute to all the fallen service members and MIA’s. The memorial is transported …

Edisto turns out for Salute from the Shore

The crowds turned out on Edisto Beach for Salute from the Shore. The flyover included F-16’s and classic warbird’s flying down the coastline from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head. The crowd filled the …

Colleton Prep welcomes new boys basketball coach

The Colleton Prep Athletic Department would like to introduce John Caldwell as the new Boys Basketball Coach.   Coach Caldwell will take over the Boys Basketball Program and will be teaching at …

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Hold Preparedness Workshop

This year is predicted to be a very active hurricane season. On Thursday June 27th Colleton County Fire-Recues Emergency Management Division (EMD) hosted a Business Preparedness Workshop at the …
Local Sports
Congratulations to Kyle Kelly on his hole-in-one at Hilton Head Lakes today where he qualified for Lower State! #CougarPride
When you look at the coaches on the USC Salkehatchie baseball field this season, they all have one thing in common.  They’ve been here before. Head Coach Jeremy Joye and assistant coaches LeBon …
Bayleigh Chapman - Grade 7, Joyce Dong - Grade 7, Jamiya Gant - Grade 8, Kennedy Graham - Grade 8, Jaleesha Jenkins - Grade 8, Bryleigh Johnson - Grade 8, Lillyanna Kooy - Grade 8, Isabella Lundell - …
Obituaries
Brown, Stuart
Mr. Stuart Morrison Brown, 75, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Friday, June 21, 2024, at St. George Healthcare Center.  Born January 16, 1949, in Binghamton, New York, he was a son of …
Bryant, Liston
Mr. Liston Bryant, son of the late Romie and Ella Mae Bryant was born on March 19, 1962 in Ruffin, South Carolina. On the morning of Tuesday June 25, 024, at his residence, he peacefully transitioned …
Hoff, Margaret
COTTAGEVILLE:     Mrs. Margaret M. Hoff (89) of Cottageville, passed away on Sunday evening June 23, 2024 at Hallmark Healthcare Center in Summerville. Margaret was born in Colleton County …
Franks, Rodney
Rodney Lee Franks, 69, of Walterboro, died Wednesday, June 24, 2024 with family and his dog Boozer by his side. Born July 29, 1954, in Howell, Michigan, he was the beloved son of the late Glen and …
Martin, Michael
Mr. Michael “Mike” Darnell Martin, 82, of Hilton Head, died Sunday, June 23, 2024, at the Veteran’s Victory House. Born June 21, 1942, in Corbin, Kentucky, he was a son of the late …
Public Safety

Victim Airlifted after White Hall Road Accident

White Hall Road was the scene of a single vehicle accident that critically injured the adult male driver on Saturday, June 29th. The vehicle, which was driving northbound, left the road and struck …

#yourColletonfirefighter presents #firefighterfriday

Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Joseph “Joey” Campbell on #firefighterfriday. Battalion Chief Campbell serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Colleton County Fire-Rescue. Here is more …

Walterboro man involved in North Charleston shooting

A shooting took place June 25 in North Charleston on Sightline Drive resulting in a death. The decedent has been identified as Dominick Mays of Walterboro according to Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal. Mays …
Education
Colleton County Board Meeting
June 25, 2024 the Colleton County School District held their Regular Board Meeting. Chairperson Sharon Witkin called the meeting to order and gave the welcome. The invocation was given immediately …
Front L to R:  Elaine Inabinett, Whitney Williams, Sonya Stephens, Superintendent Jessica Williams, School Board Chairperson Sharon Within.  Far back right CCMS Principal Eddie Peeples.  In front of Mr. Peeples, Alissa Fender and various students.
STEM U Partners with Colleton County Middle School to Launch State-of-the-Art EPIC STEM iNoVaTe Lab
STEM U, in collaboration with Colleton County Middle School, is thrilled to announce the inauguration of a groundbreaking EPIC STEM Lab, poised to revolutionize STEM education in the Colleton County …
William Finigan named to Western Carolina University’s Spring 2024 Chancellor’s List
Congratulations to William Finigan, of Walterboro, SC, for being named to the Western Carolina University Spring 2024 Chancellor’s List. Finigan was among more than 1,400 students to achieve …
Local Student named to Dean’s List
Cohen Crosby, of Walterboro, SC, was named to the Mississippi State University spring 2024 Deans’ List.  Crosby is among 2,364 students who attained this honor. To be named to the Deans’ …
Teachers and administrators working toward a better CCSD
School leadership teams are attending the Model Schools Conference to gain more knowledge in best practices, building community & capacity, hands on learning, re-imagining & reinventing their schools …
Libertas Academy Colleton Awarded a Major Planning and Implementation Grant
Libertas Academy Colleton is proud to announce it has been awarded a substantial grant in the amount of $950,000.00. This funding source will be instrumental in successfully opening the school for …
Faith
Anna Bright
Putting Out the Fires-Effective or Ineffective!
Throughout our lives, fires (trials, struggles, tribulations) ignite almost daily. Then what do we do to put out the fires? Whatever we do to accomplish this works for some, but for others, what they …
Zane Brown
Beware Manipulative Flattery
Proverbs 7:21 speaks of the seductive more experienced woman luring the less experienced younger man into an adulterous affair. She is persistent and uses flattery flawlessly. Verses 22-23 tell us …
Tim Richards
The Danger of Pride
Until recently, I knew little about the Korean Conflict except that the US entered the fight in 1950 to stop the spread of communism. I did not realize that while the Korean War lasted just over …
Todd Simmons
Only Jesus Satisfies
am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35 While claiming to be God, Jesus clearly took upon Himself titles …
Pam Williams and Pastor Jim Williams
Jim Williams Day at First Baptist
Pastor Jim Williams presented his final sermon for First Baptist Church Walterboro on Sunday, June 30th. Pastor Williams who had been serving as Interim pastor since September of 2022 was thanked by …
Opinion
Vicki Brown
The Wren
Every year when summer begins, I buy hanging baskets for my back patio. I love flowers and have always had really good luck with geraniums. So this year I decided to surround my patio with geranium …
Vicki Brown
Vick's View
By Vicki Brown I am highly involved in a turf war. It is vicious and ugly. No, it is not between me and any of my delightful neighbors; it is between me and my yard. It all started 30 years …
Vicki Brown
Vick's View
It was 1964, and I was five years old. I had just enjoyed Christmas followed by a birthday in January. We were living in Buffalo, New York, at the time, and though we didn’t have much money, we had …
Letter to the Editor
In 1969, President Nixon gave a speech referring to the “Silent Majority”. He was speaking of average Americans who never formed a special interest group to promote their desires or political …
Vicki Brown
Vick's View
Few things cause more distress in a parent’s life than sending a kid off to college. For some parents it is heart wrenching. But for others, it is an absolute relief. Our oldest son was rather …
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