A swash-buckling good time

Posted by | October 4, 2019 5:00 pm

Community invited
to join Salk’s new
Fencing Club.

It’s Thursday afternoon and the usual quiet of the first floor main hallway of USC-Salkehatchie is being periodically pierced by the sound of steel on steel: the Salkehatchie Fencing Club is in … Read the rest

Harriett Caldwell | Obituary

Posted by | October 4, 2019 1:42 pm

Harriett Caldwell

Brice Herndon Funeral Home

Walterboro – Mrs. Lula Harriett “Warren” Caldwell, 75, of Walterboro, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Born June 15, 1944, in … Read the rest

Road work booming in Colleton County

Posted by | October 4, 2019 5:00 am


Road work is booming right now in Colleton County.
SCDOT’s strategic 10-year plan to rebuild South Carolina’s roads is the reason you are seeing so many active work zones. The plan is funded through the … Read the rest

Walk and Wag: The view from the pool

Posted by | October 4, 2019 5:00 am

Riki Sheffield and her chocolate lab Levi were taking a break from Sept. 28 Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter’s annual Walk and Wag’s fundraiser held at the city’s Discovery Center parking lot on South Jefferies Boulevard.
Sheffield grabbed a … Read the rest

Bus drops off 4-year-old alone

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 pm

A Colleton County four-year-old was put on the wrong bus and dropped off alone at his home last week, upsetting everyone involved.
The child’s grandmother, Karen Jenkins, was distraught when he didn’t get off the bus at Colleton Middle School, … Read the rest

Man charged in fondling case

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 pm

A 69-year-old Walterboro faces four counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor based on a series of alleged incidents involving a teenaged female.
Billy Wayne Herndon, 69, of Walterboro was arrested on Sept. 16 on the charges and the … Read the rest

Man shot in the pocket knife

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 pm

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office won’t provide information on a Sept. 28 shooting incident, claiming it is an active investigation.
At 10:51 a.m., a 58-year-old male ran to a residence in the 14300 block of Augusta Highway complaining of a gunshot … Read the rest

Fire strikes pallet company

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 pm

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel spent three hours the afternoon of Sept. 24 dealing with the results of a fire in the pallet kiln at the 48forty Solutions pallet plant at 312 Upchurch Lane.
The fire heavily damaged the building containing … Read the rest

Crime Reports

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 pm

Incidents send Fire-Rescue to CCHS
Beginning at about 8:35 a.m. on Oct. 1, Colleton County Fire-Rescue ambulances began arriving at Colleton County High School.
The three ambulances delivered fire-rescue personnel to deal with separate calls for service that came into … Read the rest

Whales stranded at Edisto Beach

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 am


Four Pilot whales stranded themselves on Edisto Beach early Saturday morning Sept. 28.
An unusual sight for South Carolina, the whales were discovered at approximately 7 a.m., but it is uncertain how long the whales had … Read the rest

District’s report card shows improvement

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 am

While Colleton County School District officials begin pouring through the numbers behind the grades in the South Carolina Education Department’s annual report cards, overall the district is showing improvement in each school.
In a prepared press release concerning the report … Read the rest

Students suspended

Posted by | October 3, 2019 5:00 am

The school day was just beginning the morning of Sept. 25 when three Colleton County High School students entering the building were confronted by administrators who allegedly smelled marijuana on them.
The investigation led a school administrator to conduct a … Read the rest

Band Classic 2019

Posted by | October 2, 2019 5:00 pm

The Colleton County High School Band of Blue hosted the 42nd annual Walterboro Band Classic on Saturday Sept. 28 at Cougar Stadium.
Over 3,200 fans and parents attended the event that featured 14 visiting bands. The Band of Blue Booster … Read the rest

Cougars defeat Jaguars

Posted by | October 2, 2019 5:00 pm


The Colleton County Cougar varsity football team defeated Hardeeville-Ridgeland 38-6 on the road Friday evening to improve to 2-3 on the season.
The Cougars compiled 566 total yards Friday against the Jaguars in a balanced attack … Read the rest

Middle School Hawks earn first win

Posted by | October 2, 2019 5:00 pm



The Colleton Prep Middle School War Hawks earned their first win of the season against Calhoun Academy 42-12 Thursday Sept. 26 at home.
Caleb Davis rushed for two touchdowns (two-point conversions failed) … Read the rest

Lady Cougars drop non-region matches

Posted by | October 2, 2019 5:00 pm


The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity volleyball team fell to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in Region VII-AAAA following non-conference losses against Hanahan High School and Ashley Ridge. The Lady Cougars lost in three sets versus Hanahan … Read the rest

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