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      On Tuesday Feb. 11 at approximately 9:28 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded a bank robbery at WoodForest Bank inside …

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      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

The State of Colleton: Officials share highlights of last year

Colleton Chamber of Commerce hosted officials, administrators, leaders, business owners and advisors from Walterboro and Colleton County on Wednesday Feb. 8 for a briefing on the state of …

Photos: New CCSD offices

The Colleton County School District’s new offices on Forest Circle Drive are now open. Above is the board room. Below are new office spaces and the kitchen.

Native Colletonian plays leading role in play in Alabama Shakespeare Festival

By ANNA STEVENS BRIGHT abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com Cedric Mays, a 2000 graduate of Ruffin High School in Ruffin, played one of the leading roles, Frederick Douglass, in “The Agitators” …

Photos: Pinckney named 2020 Miss Cougar

Poll workers needed Poll workers needed for Feb. 29

Colleton County has a severe shortage of poll workers for the upcoming election on Saturday Feb. 29. Angela Upchurch, director of voter registration, says that she needs five or more people to …

Artist to be at museum Feb. 29

In his poverty-stricken days as a youth in the inner city of New York, artist, educator and humanitarian Jim Hill could not afford art supplies. Out of necessity, he created his own palette of colors …
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About People

Warren named to dean’s listMollie Shay Warren of Walterboro has been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Clemson University. An elementary education major, she is the …

North Walterboro Honor Roll

North Walterboro Christian AcademyA+ HONOR ROLLSecond Grade : Easton Hartley 6th Grade: Jayla Harper 11th Grade: Jared Lamb 12th Grade: Kennedy RizerA HONOR ROLL1st Grade: Chloe Smith, Jesse …

Church gives out free hot dogs

Harvest Church of Walterboro celebrated “Loving Your Neighbor Day” on February 8 by providing a free hot dog meal to anyone who came by the church that day for one. “It was a wonderful day and …

VFW gives grant to Civil Air Patrol

Lt. Rachael J. Mercer, CAP, receives the $1,000 grant from the Colleton Co VFW Post 12102 from David Lies of the local VFW Post 12102 for the ACE Basin Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. The funds …

Salk group meets with senator

A group from Salk visited with Sen. Margie Bright Matthews at Carolina Day at the S.C. Legislature on Jan 29.

Cadets learn to fly at airport

Members of the Ace Basin Composite Squadron were spotted in the red, white, and blue Civil Air Patrol Cessna aircraft last week, as two of the newest cadet members received their first orientation …
Obituaries
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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J.P. Benton
J.P. Benton Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. James Perry Benton, Sr., affectionately known as “J.P”, …
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Elizabeth Thomas Goehring "Betty"
Elizabeth Thomas Goehring Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Elizabeth Thomas Goehring, known by all as "Betty", age 79, entered into …
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Audrey Murray
Audrey Murray Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Audrey Nugent Murray, age 73, passed away peacefully surrounded …
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Crime

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 …
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Sports

Lady Cougars hold alumni soccer fame

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Soccer Program held its annual Women’s Alumni Game Saturday Feb. 15 at Cougar Stadium. The event serves as an early fundraiser for the team as they head into the …

Lady Cougars finish 2nd in Region VII

Coach Perry Smalls to retire following SCHSL Playoffs.By CINDY CROSBYcindyc4@yahoo.comThe Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Basketball team grabbed second place in Region VII-AAAA after a …

CPA well represented at SCISA Individual State Duals

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Wrestling team was well represented by the three dedicated wrestlers who traveled to Cardinal Newman Saturday Feb. 15 to participate in the …
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Lady Hawks await playoff determination

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Basketball team is waiting to learn their playoff fate as brackets look to be released Tuesday Feb. 18. Finishing the regular …

Lady Cougars host Grand Slam Jam

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Softball team hosted the Grand Slam Jam Saturday Feb. 15 at ACE Basin Sports Complex. The annual preseason …

Lady Hawks show off talent in Grand Slam Jam

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Colleton Prep varsity softball team competed in the Grand Slam Jam Preseason Tournament held Saturday Feb. 15 at ACE Basin Sports Complex. Under the …

Indians dominate Richard Bland

By CINDY CROSBY cindyc4@yahoo.com The Salkehatchie Indians are making a lot of noise on a lot of different fronts. Currently ranked 17th in the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Poll, the Indians …

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 …
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Faith & Values
What is the meaning of real love? | Faith

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 …
Is the Bible the authority for the Christian religion and, therefore, the final authority for the individual Christian’s life? This question can only be answered considering our last two weekly …
It’s been a little over six months now since this world lost Donald Herndon. I didn’t know Donald very well. Mostly, I knew of him because of the Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapels …
Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) declares, “… And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Therefore, my brothers and sisters in Christ, do not allow Satan to steal your joy, because …