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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

Archaeological excavation at Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve open to public

The public is invited to join the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Archaeology team as they conduct excavations at Pockoy Island, located on Botany Bay Plantation Heritage …

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,” …
Local News

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 …

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 …
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

Indians claim regular season title

The USC Salkehatchie Indians claimed the 2019-20 Region X regular season title after a 94-83 win over Caldwell Tech Saturday afternoon in Walterboro.  The Indians (23-4, 10-1), hot on a …

Lady Indians set to honor sophomores

The Salkehatchie Lady Indians lost close back-to-back Region X games last week against Cape Fear College (85-74) and Catawba Valley (66-60). The Lady Indians are now 15-12 overall and 7-9 in …

Cougars fall in round two of playoffs

The Colleton County Cougar Basketball team was eliminated from the AAAA Lower-State Playoffs after a heartbreaking 73-60 loss in round two against Myrtle Beach Saturday Feb. 22. Earlier in the week, …

Seven perform in region band clinic in Charleston last weekend

Zoe Buckner from the Colleton County Middle School Band and six Colleton County High School Band of Blue members — Delaine Ford, Sydney Howard, Jermia Christian, Shaleisha Funn, Bryan Ketchum and …
More Local Sports

Soccer club partnership will increase opportunities

The Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC) has entered into an affiliation agreement with Tormenta FC (https://www.tormentafc.com) to provide expanded skill and competitive development opportunities for …

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 …

Finigan attends band clinic

Band of Blue member William Finigan attended the University of South Carolina Band Clinic in Columbia February 13-16. The USC Band Clinic, in its 42nd year, hosts over 400 of the finest high school …

Mosley signs with Allen University

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County Cougar Football standout Jeremiah Mosley announced his decision Monday Feb. 10 to continue his academic and football career at NAIA Allen …

Kirkland to join Lady Indians

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com Colleton County High School Lady Cougar’s senior point guard Omari Kirkland will be sticking close to home for the first two years of her collegiate time, …
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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 …