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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 … more
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 … more
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,” … more

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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more

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 … more
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 … more
Rhoda Green gave a presentation on the Barbados and Carolinas Connection to a large audience of history enthusiasts and ances-try trackers at the Colleton History Museum and Farmers Market on … more
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 … more

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. more
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” … more
A South Carolina State Grand Jury, investigating the last few years in office of suspended Colleton County Sheriff Robert A. Strickland Jr., filed a total of 15 indictments against the county’s … more

Mayor Tim Grimsley, Cottageville Council field questions before a packed crowd about the town’s gun regulations.By JULIE HOFFwiddleswife@aol.comCottageville’s mayor and Town Council want … more
John E. Tindal was named interim school district superintendent by the Colleton County School Board at the February 18 meeting. Members of the public will be able to meet Tindal during a “Meet … more
Lonnie Beach is really proud of his 5.5-pound sweet potato, displayed at his produce stand on Bells Highway about eight miles from Walterboro. “I just thought it was unique, and everybody else … more
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 … more

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 … more
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