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Colleton County Adult Ed graduates recognized in 2022 Commencement

By Cindy Crosby Cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County Department of Adult Education held the Class of 2022 Commencement on Tuesday, June 7, at Faith Walterboro. Twelve graduates were presented …

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Lowcountry AHEC promotes health careers through carnival

By Felisha Hodge The Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted a Health Careers Carnival on Thursday, June 16 for the Lowcountry, including the Colleton County community. The event …

Two local students named Greg Kinsey scholarship winners

By Vicki Brown The Gregory Kinsey Memorial Executive Board recently chose two students to receive the GKM Scholarship: Alaysia Stephens and Dorian Gant. Every year, the board sponsors …

Colleton County’s first Juneteenth celebration leaves its mark

By Mae Francis Bing People gathered on the grounds of Colleton High School on Saturday, June 19, to participate in Colleton County’s first Juneteenth celebration. The festival featured a …

Reading Carnival thrills children

By Vicki Brown For children, going to the library is always fun, but it is even more delightful when a child can win prizes. That’s the main focus of the Summer Reading Program at Colleton …

Officers find stranded bird watchers in big Colleton preserve

By Heather Ruppe Bird watchers who became lost on rural paths in Colleton County were rescued on ATVs by state and local authorities. On Friday, June 17, officers with the Colleton County …

Helicopter, search crews find victim of deadly ATV crash

Businesses throughout Colleton County are being celebrated through monthly networking events called Business After Hours. These meet-and-greet events are hosted at a different location each …
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By Heather Ruppe There are many ways for your children to stay engaged in sports and outdoor recreation this summer. The Colleton County Recreation Department is hosting several different …
By Heather Ruppe Colleton boaters hitting the waterways this summer should be aware of new state laws that require idle speeds in most of South Carolina’s waters. According to a law signed …
By Heather Ruppe As wake surfing spikes in popularity in coastal waters, state leaders have created a new law meant to protect those athletes hitting the waves. A new South Carolina boating …
By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County Dixie Youth Ozone All-Stars went 1-2 before being eliminated in the District 8 Tournament, held June 10-13 at Burton Wells Park in Beaufort. The Colleton …
By CINDY CROSBY The Carolina Red U-14 travel baseball team from Colleton County earned runner-up in the USSSA East Coast Summer Championship, which was held May 14-15 at the Ace Basin Sports …
By Heather Ruppe There are many ways for your children to stay engaged in sports and outdoor recreation this summer. The Colleton County Recreation Department is hosting several different camps. …
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Mary Francis Mosley DeLoach
Mary Francis Mosley DeLoach Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Mary Francis Mosley DeLoach, 77, of Estill, entered …
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Ruben Dearl Hill, Jr.
Ruben Dearl Hill, Jr. Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mr. Ruben Dearl Hill, Jr., affectionaly known to everyone as …
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Richard Glenn Hiott
Richard Glenn Hiott Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mr. Richard Glenn Hiott, affectionaly known to everyone as “Ricky”, …
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James Mixon
James Mixon Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. James Mixon of Rocky Mount, North Carolina formerly of Hampton County, South …
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Vivian Ernestine Frye Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Ms. Vivian Ernestine Frye, 84, went to be with her Lord and …
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Thaddeus Seal Sires, Jr. Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Thaddeus Seal Sires, Jr., age 64, of Adams Run, entered …
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Police and Crime
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County resident escaped from a massive fire that destroyed most of her house. On June 10, several 911-emergency phone calls alerted Colleton County Fire-Rescue …
By Heather Ruppe Fire crews cared for two young children who were on scene during a shooting last week in Walterboro. On June 8, a 26-year-old Walterboro suspect was reportedly arguing with …
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County woman is in a Charleston-area hospital with critical injures received from being struck by a car while riding a lawnmower down a busy highway. The woman was …
By Heather Ruppe The body of the housekeeper who died while employed by the now disgraced former Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh is being exhumed. The State Law Enforcement Division …
By Heather Ruppe An erratic driver who struck three other vehicles on the ACE Basin Parkway in Colleton County was seriously injured after he crashed his car. The unidentified man was driving a …
A Colleton County man was reportedly shot on May 28 at a house on Sheldon Court in Walterboro. The man was treated at the scene and then taken to the Trident Medical Center Trauma Center in North …
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VICKI'S VIEW: Fishing with a safety pin

Every fisherman has a story. Most of them are “fish tales” and as the story is told, the real fish that was caught grows into a whopper. Not so for my middle sister…the snarky one. One …

We encourage more residents to vote. In the recent statewide primaries, the entire state of South Carolina averaged a 17.05 percent voter turnout, according to the S.C. Election Commission. About …
Time for a changeDear Editor, Another car plant is announced for Savannah Georgia to go along with the billion-dollar battery plant in North Carolina, as well as the 150,000 per year car …
Recently, several Colleton County residents stood in front the podium at a Colleton County Council meeting and asked that council members give a second look at a list of projects that are set to be …
By Vicki Brown I feel rather sorry for dads. While most moms instinctively know what to do when a baby comes, dads are usually clueless. They adapt as time progresses and learn how to roll with …
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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. Today read Judges 10-12. Obscurity. This is a word we …

Tony Campolo is someone who consistently impresses me with his ability to see lessons in life which others typically miss. He is a gifted, amazingly versatile, man. Campolo is a sociologist by …
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 Judges 7-9. In chapter 7, God reduced …
Hubert Humphrey’s funeral was held on January 16, 1978. Newsweek Magazine carried the story of the former vice-president’s memorial service. Hundreds of mourners from all over the world came to …
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 our reading comes from Judges 4-6. As we move …
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4 places with the worst roads in North America

(BPT) - Which area has the worst roads in North America? It’s a dubious honor with many contenders.According to a March report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 43 percent of …

4 key tips: Choosing your best possible all-inclusive vacation

(BPT) - After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and …

6 tips for hitting the road again

(BPT) - Not surprisingly, Americans sharply reduced the overall number of trips they took in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While a certain level of travel has been …

5 ways to travel more sustainably

(BPT) - The pent-up global demand for travel is undeniable. Travelers around the world are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pack a suitcase, visit new places, reconnect with the people they love …
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Engage your kids with healthy snacks and family movies

(BPT) - There’s no time quite like family time. And what better way to enjoy those moments with your little ones than cooking, baking and making snacks together? According to The New York …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities.

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3 issues many working women face today

(BPT) - Even though women make up nearly 51% of the world’s population, there is still a way to go when it comes to full, fair and equitable treatment.As part of International Women’s Day …
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How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Employees

(Family Features) When you have extra hands to allocate the work, your business is likely to be more efficient and productive. Make employee retention a priority for your business with these practices.
How to crush interviews and build relationships — even through a screen

(BPT) - Have you been on a recent virtual date or job interview and just not felt the energy you might have in person? You’re not alone — as the pandemic has taken away the ease and …

5 key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t …

5 Pathways to a Rewarding Financial Planner Career

(NewsUSA) - The number of Americans quitting their jobs reached record-setting highs in 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 38 million people left their positions during the …

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