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    • Movie tells story of kidnapped baby

      A movie, “Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story,” about the story of the woman known then as Alexis Manigo and the woman she thought …

    • Best Christmas present

      It was Christmas Day, and sheriff’s deputy Lt. Kevin Smalls was already on patrol. About 6 a.m., he saw a man walking on Highway 15 and he …

NEWS

Sign up to work at elections

Over 70 poll managers are needed for the Democratic Presidential Primary on Feb. 29; 120 for the statewide Republican and Democratic primaries scheduled for June 9 and any runoffs on June 23; and …

Colleton Clemson Club awards three scholarships

The Colleton County Clemson Club announced recipients for the 2019-2020 scholarships. Elizabeth Marie Mclaughlin, daughter of Trina McLaughlin, is a Clemson University freshman majoring in …

The real costs of smoking

With the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion a year and rising, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by …

5 Tips for Protecting Your Tax Refund from Fraudsters

By South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Benjamin Franklin once said, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” But just as you can count on tax time happening each year, you can …

Fishburne named SCDOT vice chairman

J. Barnwell Fishburne of Walterboro has been elected vice chairman of the S.C. Dept. of Transportation (SCDOT). Fishburne is SCDOT commissioner for the 6th Congressional District. Tony K. Cox of …

Financial group opens downtown

4 Corner Financial Group LLC is now open at 261 E. Washington Street. The business offers full service insurance and financial planning. “We have a total needs approach with clients’ needs and …
Local News

Bryan wins patriotic essay contest

Walker J. Bryan of Ruffin won an essay contest, The Patriot Pen, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12102 and Auxiliary of Walterboro. The contest was open to all 6-8th-grade students …

Social Security expands hours

Social Security offices nationwide will now be open to the public on Wednesday afternoons. Andrew Saul, commissioner of Social Security announced the new change. “I don’t want anyone to come …

Needs assessments identified

The Community and Economic Development Department (C&ED) presented the results of the Needs Assessment at the Colleton County Council meeting last week. The C&ED meets at least annually with …

Northside’s Joseph Arkin best speller

Colleton’s Spelling Bee finals for grades 5-8 were held Tuesday night Jan. 14 at the Colleton County Middle School mini-auditorium. At 6 p.m., nervous middle schoolers gathered, ready to spell …

CCMS hears about human trafficking

On Friday Jan. 14, Colleton County Middle School students were shocked to hear that more human beings are victims of human trafficking during Super Bowl week than at any other time. “January is …

SCDNR Hiring: Sea Turtle Positions Summer 2020

We are currently reviewing applications for six seasonal paid positions in three locations for the 2020 sea turtle nesting season in South Carolina. Applications are reviewed as received and …
Obituaries
Ann Bazzle Baker
Ann Bazzle Baker Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Ann Bazzle Baker, 81, of Walterboro, entered into rest …
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Sergeant Bobby Lee Varn
Sergeant Bobby Lee Varn Jackson's Memorial Chapel Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Sergeant Bobby Lee Varn. He was born …
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Jeanette Thomas
Jeanette Thomas Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Jeanette Padgett Thomas, 65, entered into rest Monday, January …
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Sharia Craven
Sharia Craven Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Sharia Mae McCollum Craven, 60, entered into rest Friday …
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Christine Thomas
Christine Thomas Brice Herndon Funeral Home Mrs. Christine Karis Thomas, known by all as “Chris”, age 47, of …
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Crime

Crime Reports

Hebrew elephant reported stolenA Walterboro man called deputies after his uncle reportedly accused him of stealing a Hebrew elephant.The suspect said the brass elephant was on the porch and valued at …

Fire-Rescue has busy year

Colleton Fire-Rescue was busy in 2019. Last year responders went out on 9,146 calls. But none of those, thankfully, involved a death in a fire, said Chief Barry McRoy. Three residents were injured …

Crime Reports 1-16-20

Man arrested James Ferguson Jr., 47, was arrested Jan. 4, charged with motor theft, second-degree criminal domestic violence and stronged armed robbery after an incident on Springwood Drive. …
Special Sections
Sports

CCHS remains VII-AAAA in SCHSL proposed realignment

The South Carolina High School League released the proposed reclassification and realignment plan for the 2020-2022 school years in mid-December. Every two years, the league reclassifies schools …

Indians up in NJCAA polls to No. 18

The Salkehatchie Indians finished last week at 14-4 overall and 1-1 in Region X and moved up to No. 18 in the most recent NJCAA Men’s Basketball Poll. After recent wins over Combine Academy …

Lady Indians fall short in Region X games

By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comThe Salkehatchie Lady Indians fell shy in close games in Region X over the last two weeks losing to Bryant and Stratton College (60-56), Southwest Virginia (80-72) and …
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Lady Cougars split Region VII-AAAA games in opening

The Colleton County girls varsity basketball team split decisions in the opening week of Region VII-AAAA competition. The Lady Cougars earned a 35-28 win in the region opener against Beaufort High …

Lady Hawks drop region matches

The Colleton Prep varsity girls basketball team struggled on the road last week, dropping back-to-back region games against Hilton Head Christian (68-20) and Beaufort Academy (55-16). The Lady Hawks …

War Hawks drop to 0-5 in region play

The Colleton Prep War Hawks fell to 0-5 in Region I-AA following losses to Hilton Head Christian Academy (87-19) and Beaufort Academy (72-34) last week. They are now 0-13 on the season. “We are …

War Hawk Wrestling upsets Bluffton High School

The Colleton Prep Wrestling team traveled to Bluffton High School Wednesday Jan. 15 for a tri-match that included Colleton County High School. The War Hawks faced the Cougar Wrestling team in the …

Cougar Wrestling goes 2-0 in Bluffton

The Colleton County Wrestling team went 2-0 in a tri-match at Bluffton High School on January 15. Also participating in the event was Colleton Prep Academy. “We were without senior wrestler …
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Faith & Values
Love is enduring — Hate is crippling

On the heels of this nation’s recent celebration of the life and legacy of renowned civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I feel compelled in my heart and soul to share a lesson about …

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. TRUTH. It is the seemingly elusive query of every generation. People want to know the truth of the universe, truth …
Hi all! It’s a new year. And I am back with a new series of articles that I hope will be a blessing to you as you begin this new decade in the Lord. However, before I talk more about what is …
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” What is yours like? Do others enjoy being around you, or do they cringe when they see you coming? Do you quickly judge others …
Joshua 21:45 (ESV) declares, “Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.”  Further, Isaiah 40:8 (ESV) confirms, …