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    • Bank robbed

      On Tuesday Feb. 11 at approximately 9:28 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded a bank robbery at WoodForest Bank inside …

    • Accidental shooting

      On Friday Feb. 7 at approximately 12:18 p.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to Dimitrio’s House of Pizza, 656 Bells …

NEWS

Creating a planet

Colleton County Middle School teacher Samuel Crews is proud of his February STEM class projects. Students were given a project assignment that fused science, technology, engineering and math …

Getting old is a rich journey | Column

Getting old is a rich journey, filled with insights and profound appreciation for life. At least, that’s what people tell me. I wouldn’t know, because I’m fighting off age with tooth and …

Westbury’s now offers Benjamin Moore paints

Westbury’s Ace Hardware has announced the addition of Benjamin Moore paints beginning Jan. 1. Homeowners now have access to an assortment of premium interior and exterior Benjamin Moore …

Going red for heart health

Colleton Medical Center personnel wore red in honor of National Wear Red Day, the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement, on Feb. 7. Nationally sponsored by CVS Health, the …

Sixty-one years, going strong

Melvin and Betty Kane have been married for 61 years. Pruitt Health Care Facility, where they now live, allows the couple to stay in a room together. “Friends introduced us a long time ago,” …

TCTC students tour Volvo

Last week, David Fanchette, mechanical design instructor at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center, took his classes to Volvo car plant for a tour in Ridgeville. The trip was to help students …
Local News

CCHS career fair helps students find jobs

Eager career seekers attended a job fair held at Colleton County High School on Saturday Feb. 8 to fill out applications and meet with school district personnel. Job openings available at the …

Wins Golden Egg Contest

Grant Kilpatrick of Islandton won the senior division of the S.C. 4-H Golden Egg Contest in November. The 15-year-old ninth-grader at Colleton County High School had a flock of 24 Golden Comet …

Sweatman wins 4-H scholarship

Jackson Sweatman of Smoaks was awarded the S.C. Meat Goat Project Scholarship for 2020 by the South Carolina 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America. The son of Chris and Christine Sweatman of …

A healthy choice

For fans of gyms, exercise and health, a new business located in the Planters Trace shopping center has opened its doors next to Clear Vision. Vibrant Nutrition is a unique beverage bar offering …

Masquerade Ball

The South Carolina Artisan’s Center celebrated its 25th anniversary with the annual masquerade ball on February 15. Masked guests enjoyed music, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres as an …

The Barbados-Carolina connection

Rhoda Green gave a presentation on the Barbados and Carolinas Connection to a large audience of history enthusiasts and ances-try trackers at the Colleton History Museum and Farmers Market on …
Obituaries
Annie Kathryn Thomas
Annie Kathryn Thomas Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home  Mrs. Annie Kathryn  Thomas, formerly of Columbia and wife of the late …
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Herman Creel
Herman Creel Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Herman Creel, 73, peacefully passed Thursday evening, February 20, …
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Herbert Mixon
Herbert Mixon Allen Funeral Home Herbert Mixon,64, of Walterboro, SC died Friday, February 21, 2020, at his residence. He …
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Loreto Armenta "Tito"
Loreto Armenta "Tito" Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Loreto Armenta, known by many as “Tito”, age …
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Bernice V. Gilmore
Bernice V. Gilmore Parker- Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Bernice V. Gilmore passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 18, 2020 at the …
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Crime

Round O man dies in wreck

A Round O man died after a single-car wreck at Round O and Jacksonboro roads near Cottageville at 1 a.m. on Feb. 13. Robert Lee Brown Jr., 67, of Round O died of blunt force trauma at the scene, …

16-year-old seriously injured

A 16-year-old male received life threatening injuries in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Ritter Road and White Hall Road Wednesday Feb. 12 at 7:53 a.m. Witnesses said the passenger …

Man loses car driving on flooded road

A man trying to navigate a flooded road on Cardinal Lane in Cottageville sunk his car on Feb. 14. The man’s brother called 911 to report his brother called him and said his car was taking on …

Crime Reports

Man found lying in roadWalterboro police found a man lying in the road at the intersection of North Lemacks and Chaplin streets on Feb. 15.The man told officers he was having severe chest and stomach …
Special Sections
Sports

Cougars earn Region VII crown

Alex Sherrill named Region VII Player of the Year.By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comThe Colleton County High School Cougar Basketball team finished the regular season with a 72-65 win over Hilton Head …

Lady Cougars hold alumni soccer fame

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Soccer Program held its annual Women’s Alumni Game Saturday Feb. 15 at Cougar Stadium. The event serves as an early fundraiser for the team as they head into the …

Lady Cougars finish 2nd in Region VII

Coach Perry Smalls to retire following SCHSL Playoffs.By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comThe Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Basketball team grabbed second place in Region VII-AAAA after a …

CPA well represented at SCISA Individual State Duals

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Wrestling team was well represented by the three dedicated wrestlers who traveled to Cardinal Newman Saturday Feb. 15 to participate in the …
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Lady Hawks await playoff determination

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Basketball team is waiting to learn their playoff fate as brackets look to be released Tuesday Feb. 18. Finishing the regular …

Lady Cougars host Grand Slam Jam

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Softball team hosted the Grand Slam Jam Saturday Feb. 15 at ACE Basin Sports Complex. The annual preseason …

Lady Hawks show off talent in Grand Slam Jam

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep varsity softball team competed in the Grand Slam Jam Preseason Tournament held Saturday Feb. 15 at ACE Basin Sports Complex. Under the …

Indians dominate Richard Bland

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Salkehatchie Indians are making a lot of noise on a lot of different fronts. Currently ranked 17th in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Poll, the Indians …

Lady Indians rally in second half to earn conference win

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Lady Indians trailed by 21 points at the half in Saturday’s Region X match-up against Southwest Virginia …
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Faith & Values
Evilness is preying on the innocent | Faith

It is almost every day that we are reading headlines that sadly reflect harm inflicted upon the innocent, our children. These are just a few from a vast pool:“Six-year-old Faye Swetlik found …

In the past several installations of this column we have addressed the holy Scriptures, what they are and what they mean for the faith of Jesus. Although there is no shortage of questions we could …
James 1:22“But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”Call it a part of our history as Southerners or even Americans, but most everyone around here has …
This week many of us will celebrate Valentine’s Day, also known to some as Love Day. Some of us will be treated extra special on that day; some won’t even as much as get an “I love …
Joshua 24:15“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”The dreaded word uttered by teachers in every level of my education … “homework.” I didn’t want to do …