CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

COLLETON COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE Wednesday May 27

Colleton County officials have been notified of seventy-six total cases of COVID-19 in Colleton County, with 44 current cases. These cases of COVID-19 are in the 29488, 29481, 29475, 29435, 29446 and …

NEWS

Williams mayor, council election July 14

The general election for the Town of Williams will be held Tuesday July 14. This election was rescheduled from the previous date of April 14, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The election will …

Hemp farm in Round O

By Robert Adams robertcool1010@gmail.com This year, Earl Fore was licensed to grow hemp in Round O. An experienced farmer, Fore with the assistance of his grandson, Charles, found …

Going from ABC’s to recipes

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com What happens when two kindergarten teachers go from teaching ABCs to recipes? “Sweet Teachers.” Nancy Murray and Emily Lemacks teach kindergarten at …

City of Walterboro adopts budget ordinance

An ordinance to adopt the City of Walterboro’s general fund budget for fiscal year 2020-2021, was passed at the city council’s last meeting held on June 23. According to Jeff Molinari, city …

Robert Davidson Center being rebuilt

The Robert Davidson Center, 113 Tee Pee Ln., Ridgeville, is being rebuild, using federal, state and local funds. The building will be used as the headquarters for the Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe of …

Be safe with fireworks on the Fourth of July

With organized firework displays canceled, many families are purchasing fireworks to recreate the shows they are used to at home. For many, this will be their first time experimenting with …
Local News

Help with health insurance

For 14 straight weeks, more than a million people have filed for unemployment in the U.S. Job loss often means a loss of healthcare coverage also. Many worry about how they will manage their …

SCDOT schedules local roads to repair

The S.C. Department of Transportation has announced the following road improvements scheduled in 2020-2021:Major/primary roadsS.C. Hwy. 217 (Lodge Highway), 1.73 miles, rehabilitation (repave);S.C. …

Happy ending: Linder recovers from virus

James Linder has been a COVID-19 positive patient in the ICU at Colleton Medical Center for the past 37 days — 27 of those days on a ventilator. On June 26, Linder tested negative for COVID-19 and …

One dead in Lodge shooting

One person is dead after a shooting on Beulah Road in Lodge Tuesday night at 10:52 p.m. On Tuesday June 30, Colleton County deputies responded to the 3000 block of Beulah Road in Lodge in …

Edisto Free Clinic wins award

The Edisto Natchez-Kusso Free Clinic in Ridgeville recently received a gold rating from the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), a recently launched a Quality Standards …

Ruffin community gets disaster boxes

Ruffin Community disaster supplies box distribution was a success at the BZS Community Center grounds in Ruffin recently. A special thank you to co-sponsors Kingdom Keepers (Kim Memminger), D&R …
Obituaries
Laurie Copeland
Laurie Copeland Brice Herndon Funeral Home Cecil Laurie Copeland, 47, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 at his home in Ehrhardt. Born …
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Michael Stanfield
Michael Stanfield Brice Herndon Funeral Home Mr. Furman Michael Stanfield, 36, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, …
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Luther William "Billy" Carter Jr
Luther William "Billy" Carter Jr Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. Luther William "Billy" Carter Jr., husband of Teresa S. Carter, …
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Furman Parnell
Furman Parnell Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Furman Russell Parnell, 79, of Lodge, entered into eternal rest …
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John Wayne Zygadlo
John Wayne Zygadlo Parker- Rhoden Funeral Home During the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 30th 2020, John Wayne Zygadlo …
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Crime

Pursuit involving stolen vehicle leads to two arrests

Investigators recover $250,000 in stolen goods.On Tuesday June 23, Colleton County Sheriff’s investigators with assistance from Dorchester County investigators, the Walterboro Police Department …

Smoaks man loses home in fire

A Smoaks man lost his home after a fire on Saturday June 27 at 2:06 a.m. The first engine arrived to find the singlewide mobile home approximately 40% involved. Firefighter-paramedics deployed a …

Crime Briefs 7-2-2020

Missing jewelryAn Augusta Highway couple went on vacation the early part of June. When they returned home on June 19, everything seemed well. But on June 23, the woman decided to put on some of her …

Three teens die in Mt. Carmel wreck

Three teenage girls were killed in a head-on collision on Mt. Carmel Road at Smyly Road on Tuesday about 4:20 p.m. A 2015 Hyundai was traveling on Mt. Carmel Road when the driver apparently lost …
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Sports

CCHS puts a stop to athletic workouts

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County High School Athletic Director Wayne Alston announced via a Facebook LIVE feed on the CCHS Athletics page Monday June 29 that summer …

How fast can you say ‘Peter Piper picked up pickleball?’

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Pickleball, which has absolutely nothing to do with pickles, dates to the mid-1960s. Recently, the sport has grown in popularity across the United States. …

14U Badkatz finish 3-2-1 in S.C. State Championships

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The 14U Badkatz (Voss) travel softball team participated in the S.C. State Championships held Saturday June 27 in Spartanburg. The Badkatz went 3-2-1 on the …
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CPA holds wrestling camp

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton Prep Academy held its 2020 Summer Wrestling Camp June 22-25. Wrestling, under the leadership of Coach Packy Burke, is still relatively new at CPA …

Sherrill inks basketball scholarship

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County High School Cougar Basketball Class of 2020 standout Alex Sherrill recently inked an athletic scholarship to continue his career at St. Andrews …

18U Badkatz outscore opponents 24-1 in Father’s Day Fury

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The 18U Badkatz fastpitch softball team participated in the USSSA Father’s Day Fury held Saturday June 20 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex in Walterboro. This …

14U Badkatz go 2-1 in Father’s Day Fury

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The 14U Badkatz went 2-1 in their first tournament of the summer, the USSSA Father’s Day Fury, held Saturday June 20 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. The …

Top athletic awards recognized during CPA graduation

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton Prep Academy presented the top female and male athletic awards during commencement exercises held Thursday June 18 in the Colleton Preparatory Academy …
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Our judging others doesn’t define who they are | Faith

Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your …

Mark 4:38 “And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?” Jesus Christ is the most influential …
Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause. (Isaiah 1:17 ESV) In the wake of the horrific murder of George Floyd on television, …
This week’s question is: “Why does God in Genesis 17:5 change Abram’s name to Abraham?” To answer this question well, a little context is first needed. As Moses recounts in Genesis 12, …
Last week we covered the question: “What is discipleship?” If you have not read last week’s article, I invite you to do so, as the answer to this week’s question will mean much more if you …