Former Walterboro Mayor Charlie Sweat was honored for his years of service with a plaque in City Hall recently. Sweat was mayor for 2005-2009.
The plaque reads:
“After serving on Walterboro City Council for 27 years, he was elected mayor in 2005. His decades of passionate service to his fellow citizens in Walterboro, Coleton County and the entire Lowcountry were notably marked by his dedication to conserving the beauty of the Edisto River, maintaining and improving the Live Oak Cemetery, and furthering the progress of the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary.
“His retirement from the government of his beloved hometown and service to its citizens came only after he suffered a devastating injury during an accident that occurred on 2007 as he was performing his mayoral duty on behalf of the people of Walterboro.”