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New SRO added to local school
By HEATHER RUPPE A new School Resource Officer (SRO) has been assigned, bringing the grand total of Colleton County SRO's to seven …
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CPA teachers complete SCISA program
By VICKI BROWN Colleton Preparatory Academy recently had three teachers complete the SCISA Master Teacher program:  Kathy Houck, …
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The Book Nook
By Vicki Brown Librarians from the Colleton County Memorial Library in Walterboro have some recommendations for a great reading …
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Colleton County School District COVID Frequently Asked Questions
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS What does the Colleton County School District Mask Mandate require? Colleton County School Board of …
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Lowcountry Urgent Care helps teachers
By VICKI BROWN The Lowcountry Urgent Care (LUC) clinic on Bells Highway in Walterboro routinely helps patients with medical needs …
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NEWS

Three schools to receive funding

Press Release - Three elementary schools in Colleton County will be receiving funding from a new literacy grant. Colleton County School District’s Cottageville Elementary School, Forest Hills …

County Council authorizes purchase of equipment, vehicles

By VICKI BROWN Colleton County Council, the governing body of Colleton County, has determined that it is in the best interest of the county to acquire certain heavy equipment and vehicles and to …

Delays in settlements have benefited local airport

By VICKI BROWN In the October 14th meeting of the Lowcountry Regional Airport Commission, officials reported that the airport has greatly benefited from postponing settling with the Insurance …

Turning 100!

Surrounded by her family, Lydia Bryan Strickland Fisk recently celebrated her 100th birthday at Pruitt Healthcare in Walterboro. Fisk is a multiple cancer survivor, and she is known for her cooking …

What to do before, during and after an earthquake

By VICKI BROWN While we may never know when an earthquake is going to happen, we can still be prepared and take precautions in the event one occurs. Preparing for an earthquake First, look …

BUSINESS OF THE MONTH - October 2021

The Business of the Month for October is Cook Design Studios, Inc., located at 1374 Bells Highway in Walterboro. The business was chosen by the Keep Walterboro Beautiful committee.
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RESIDENTIAL YARD OF THE MONTH - October 2021

The Yard of the Month for October can be found at 202 Bailey Street in Walterboro. The yard was chosen by Dana Cheney, chairman of Keep Waterboro Beautiful, and his committee.

Lowcountry Grappling Arts "taps" into better health

By VICKI BROWN Lowcountry Grappling Arts cut the ribbon at their grand opening on Saturday, October 16th with speeches, free food, games and a jump castle. Co-owners Stephan LaPresta, Dr. …

Local leaders announce “Garnet and Gold Week” to honor USC Salk

By VICKI BROWN During the Walterboro City Council and Colleton County Council meetings on October 5, members unanimously voted to pass a resolution proclaiming October 24 - 30 as “Garnet and …

USC Salkehatchie’s STEM program provides opportunities and financial incentives

PRESS RELEASE - USC Salkehatchie’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program is providing a new wave of growth and creativity for those ready to pursue a STEM career. One new, …

NCNW supports free drive-thru Covid vaccines

By VICKI BROWN Free Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen/J&J and Booster vaccines will be given on Saturday, October 23 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the City Parking Lot on Washington and Hampton …

“When We Were Young” book signing comes to Colleton

Press Release - InkNook Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of “When We Were Young” by Savannah E. Kennedy, a resident of Walterboro. A book signing will be held at the Colleton …
Sports

War Hawk Football loses 21-8 against Calhoun

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep varsity football team dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in Region I-AA after losses against Thomas Heyward Academy (32-7) and Calhoun Academy (21-8). Against …

Cougars fall to Trojans

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County varsity football team fell 28-7 to Region VII-AAAA opponent James Island Charter School on Friday, October 15 on Senior Night at home. The Cougars trailed 6-0 …
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Chronic Wasting Disease in deer

By VICKI BROWN Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is spreading in the United States. While there are no known cases in South Carolina, wildlife officials are encouraging local hunters to be on the …

S.C. DNR officials seek public input on protection of state’s rivers

PRESS RELEASE - The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has announced dates for two public meetings to provide citizens with an overview of a new water planning framework that will guide …

New Research Sheds Light on Doe Movements Related to Breeding and Hunting Pressure

A recently completed cooperative study between SCDNR, Auburn University, and Brosnan Forest will help researchers and hunters better understand doe deer movements and behavior during the breeding …

Lady Cougar Volleyball falls to 2-9 in region play

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County varsity volleyball team lost to Region VII-AAAA opponent Bluffton High School on back-to-back nights last week before suffering a loss to James Island High …

Lady Hawks looking for post-season playoff spot

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep varsity volleyball team finished last week earning Region IV-AA wins over John Paul II and Holy Trinity and a loss against Hilton Head Prep. The Lady Hawks (12-8, …
Obituaries
Henry Robert Zwick
Henry Robert Zwick Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. Henry Robert Zwick, 72, of Charleston, entered into eternal …
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Rochelle Sue Duca Godlewski
Rochelle Sue Duca Godlewski Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Rochelle Sue Duca Godlewski, 72, of Blackwater, …
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Joyce Murray Hall
Joyce Murray Hall Brice Herndon Funeraql Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Joyce Murray Hall, 79, of Walterboro, entered into eternal …
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Atward Eugene Cone
Atward Eugene Cone Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mr. Atward Eugene Cone, known by all as “Gene”, 81, of Lexington, …
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Francis D. Floyd
Francis D. Floyd Johnson Funeral Home Mr. Francis D. Floyd, age 102, husband of the late Sue Rabon Floyd, passed away October …
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Crime

Crime Reports - 10/21/2021

Traffic checkpoints happening this weekend By HEATHER RUPPE The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office will be working with other area law enforcement agencies this coming weekend to create several …

RITTER ROAD CRASH

An adult man received life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Monday, Oct. 11th along Ritter Road. The accident occurred when a truck dropped off of the shoulder and …

SLED pledges to “follow the facts” in ongoing investigations into Alex Murdaugh

By HEATHER RUPPE Alex Murdaugh has been charged with additional crimes, this time for obtaining property under false pretenses. The once prominent Hampton County lawyer who has fallen from …

Tow-truck driver critically injured while working on I-95

By HEATHER RUPPE Firefighter-paramedics with Colleton County Fire-Rescue say a tow-truck driver is “lucky to be alive” after his tow truck was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 on …
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The Difference Between Ceremonial and Moral/Civil Law

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 Leviticus 13-15. Plagues, contamination, and …

I fear we often pay too much attention to professional athletes. While some serve as remarkable role models, many despite fantastic athletic ability do not set an example anyone would be wise 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. Read Leviticus 10-12. In the first 7 verses, we find …
We have all heard the story of the Hatfields and McCoys; two families who were at war from 1863 to 1891. Though few today know the details of their disagreement, the lengthy fight between the two …
By Rev. Johnny Epps Three years ago, I came to Wesley Grove UMC in Cottageville and have since seen that God is faithful to do what we ask of Him if we are patient to wait on Him. In 2018, I …
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