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Lottery pays off for store

The Stop-n-Go sells gas, snacks, drinks, and sundries, but the big draw for the store is lottery tickets. In 2019 alone, the store sold $1,072,272 in winning South Carolina Education Lottery …

Lowcountry Aviation gets award

Members of the ACE Basin Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to the benefits of their partnership with Dr. Marco Cavazzoni and Lowcountry Aviation. In …

Cadets learn how to save lives

Cadets and senior members of the ACE Basin Composite Squadron learned vital first aid skills in March when Rachel Idol, who serves as an assistant cadet programs officer in the unit, attended in the …

Making the best of "stay at home"

Cathryn Miller is a regional DJ who works weddings, parties, graduations, etc. But since the pandemic, Miller has been out of work.Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Miller became a …

It’s spring: Be on the lookout for bee swarms

By MARION BARNES Senior County Extension Agent There are several sure signs that spring has arrived in the Lowcountry: all your vehicles have turned yellow overnight (pollen), more people …

Homegrown educator recognized for Women’s History Month

By ANNA STEVENS BRIGHT abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com Twelve years ago when I was serving as the English Department chair at Colleton County High School, I met this very young teacher who had …
Local News

Mosquito spraying begins in Colleton County; scheduling by phone or online

Based on the recent weeks of rain and flooding in Colleton County and the warmer than usual temperatures, Colleton County Animal Services has commenced the county’s abatement program earlier than …

Colleton’s last pandemic was in 1918-1920

The last major epidemic in Colleton County came in the late 1900s.In October 1918, the schools were closed and public gatherings banned during the Spanish influenza epidemic. The flu returned again …

Dunkin helps out health care staff

Dunkin Donuts in Walterboro showed appreciation for local medical personnel in a “sweet way” on March 27.Manager Cynthia Wilson is used to their neighbors, Lowcountry Urgent Care’s …

FHE makes a ‘pawsome’ caravan

The administration, teachers and staff at Forest Hills Elementary School joined last week for a staff caravan that allowed for social distancing, yet made a huge impact on their students and the …

Photos: CCHS Career Day in March

CCHS partners with BB&T are pictured with Principal Maurice Cannon, BB&T’s Regional Supervisor Stephanie Fox and Career Counselor Kimberly Footman at the CCHS Career Day held in March.

Schools make more changes

Due to Governor Henry McMaster’s March 24 order to extend the closure of all public schools in South Carolina through April 30, Colleton County School District will be providing additional …
Obituaries
Kaitlyn "KT" Marie Kinard
Kaitlyn "KT" Marie Kinard Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Kaitlyn “KT” Marie Kinard of Babson Park …
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Flora L Levine
Flora L Levine Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services Flora L Levine, 79, of Walterboro, passed away Wednesday …
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James "Jay" Lovett Jr
James Dwayne Lovett Jr Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. James Dwayne Lovett, Jr., known by all as …
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John Coleman
John Coleman Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. John Leslie Coleman, 64, of Charleston, entered into rest Tuesday, …
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Pamela Joyce Kinard Garnsey
Pamela Joyce Kinard Garnsey Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Pamela Joyce Kinard Garnsey passed away Monday evening March 23, 2020 at …
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Crime

Sheriff’s Office investigating Seigler Drive house fire

Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire at 194 Siegler Drive Monday March 30 at 4 p.m. The first unit arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a singlewide mobile home with flames venting from …

Edisto fire truck gets refurbished

Edisto Beach residents have a lot to be proud of as they enjoy their new water treatment plant. But they also have a fire truck that has been revamped and look like new. The Edisto Beach Fire …

Fire destroys buildings on Honey Lane

A storage building was destroyed and a camper used as a residence was damaged in an early morning fire in the 400 block of Honey Lane on Tuesday March 24. 9-1-1 was alerted to the fire at 3:09 a.m. …

Crime Reports

Two arrested for stealing dieselDeputies responded to the I-95 southbound rest area on March 24 after a person reported someone was stealing fuel from semi-trucks.A witness pointed out the two men …
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Sports

Lady Hawk Soccer earns win over Patrick Henry

Although the Colleton Prep Varsity Lady Hawk Soccer team’s season came to a screeching halt due to cancellation of school and sporting events due to COVID-19, they opened their season going 1-1 …

Indians trip to NJCAA Division I Championship canceled due to COVID-9

The Salkehatchie Indians were dealt a heartbreaking blow last Monday afternoon when the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced the cancellation of the 73rd Division I …

Wet fields hampering speed for Lady Cougars

The Colleton County Varsity Lady Cougar Soccer team finished the opening week of regular competition with wins over Whale Branch High School (11-1) and Edisto High School (8-0), along with a loss to …
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JV Cougars put up a fight against Patriots

The Colleton County Junior Varsity Cougars faced AAAAA Fort Dorchester back-to-back last week in non-conference games. The JV Cougars fell in both matches (9-6, 2-1). Against Fort Dorchester on …

Bootle’s walk-off lifts CPA over Hanahan

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks went 2-1 last week in the toughest test of the season, earning wins over Laurence Manning (10-1) and Hanahan High School (4-3) and suffering a 10-0 loss to SCHSL AAAAA …

Cougars drop three in opening week

The Colleton County Cougar Baseball team opened its regular season last week, dropping all three back-to-back contests. The Cougars fell to Fort Dorchester High School twice (8-1, 22-1) and to …

JV Lady Cougars fall to Wade Hampton

The Colleton County Lady Cougar JV Soccer team fell 4-1 against Wade Hampton on Wednesday March 11 on the road. Due to weather conditions, the JV team has had several games canceled in the preseason …

War Hawk Golf finishes third in region match

The Colleton Prep Golf team finished in first place (203) in a three-team match that included Colleton County High School (220) and Goose Creek (237) held Monday March 9 at Dogwood Hills Golf Course …
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Is Jesus God: Part 3 Is Jesus God: Part 3 | Faith

For the past couple of weeks, we have been in a series looking at the question: Is Jesus God? In the last two segments, we addressed the Old and New Testament accounts of Jesus. This week, we’ll …

As this Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across our globe, we have been warned by many experts in many ways what mandatory precautions should be taken. Many of us are trying to the very best of …
Luke 12:22-32“And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.“The life is more than …
The vision of this column was the hope that I could address the current questions facing Christianity and the Christian’s life. We are currently in a series on who Jesus is and what His identity …
Although a pandemic, the Coronavirus, is among us, that doesn’t mean the world is coming to an end. What it does mean is that we have to pray, support each other and trust God for the outcome. …