Rec Center to open; library offers curb service


The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Fitness Center will re-open on Tuesday May 26 with new policies and procedures in place that will be released by the end of this week.

New Fitness Center hours will be 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will not change from the normal schedule (Saturdays 8:30-12:30, Sundays 1-6). There will be no one-day or two-day passes or new membership signups until Monday June 8.

Fitness classes will resume on Monday June 8 with new policies and procedures.

Baseball and softball local leagues (Dixie Softball and Dixie Youth Baseball) are canceled. Refunds will be mailed out by the end of the month.

The first travel ball tournament is tentatively scheduled for June 13.


County offices and the Colleton County Memorial Library remain closed. The library will conduct the annual Summer Reading Program online. (See related story.)

For information regarding county office closures, please see previous press releases, which can be found at or by using the email addresses and phone numbers on the county’s website at

Those do not have access to the county’s website, please call 843-549-5221.

Book returns open,

book curbside service

The Colleton County Memorial Library is still closed to public access as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This has been an unprecedented time for everyone and we have appreciated your patience and understanding,” said Library Director Carl Coffin.

Beginning immediately, the library is reopening book returns at the main library (600 Hampton Street), Cottageville Library and Edisto Beach Library. Library patrons may begin returning library materials to the book returns at this time. No late fees will be charged on any library materials returned through May, June, July, and August. For the community’s safety, all returned library materials will be properly sanitized and quarantined per recommendations from the CDC. This may result in a slight delay in checking in your items and requesting new books.

“We are aware that many patrons are eager to have access to the library’s physical collections, so we are now offering curbside pickup service,” said Coffin. Patrons may to access the library catalog at and find an available book(s) or another item that they want to check out.

Next, call the main library, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and request to check out a book. Library patrons will need to provide library staff with their library card number, along with the titles of the materials being requested. Subject to availability, library staff will check out the requested materials for the patron and then give a specific time to stop by the library for pickup of the materials.

Upon arrival to the library, a library staff member will bring the items to the vehicle. Patrons may then return their items to the book return when they are due.

Curbside service will be offered at the main library (843-549-5621), Cottageville Library (843-835-5621), Edisto Beach Library (843-869-2499) and through the Mobile Library service (843-549-5621).

Call the library at the above numbers to speak with a staff member or leave a message.

and someone will return your phone call. Branch hours may differ from the main library, but a staff member will return all voicemails.



Governor McMaster issued an additional executive order May 15 reopening public boat landings.

Those who have questions regarding Governor McMaster’s executive orders and how they relate to your business, please contact the South Carolina Department of Commerce by email at or by phone at 803-734-2873.

Governor Henry McMaster’s Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 Pandemic can be accessed by following the link:


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