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Walterboro, county to reopen parks as Edisto Beach also allows entry

Walterboro, county to reopen parks as Edisto Beach also allows entry

Six parks in the City of Walterboro are now open to the public, as public restrictions surrounding the Coronavirus continue to lift.The City of Walterboro reopened six of its parks…

Farm Bureau donates to community food bank

Farm Bureau donates to community food bank

A church-based food pantry recently received several thousand dollars in a donation from the Farm Bureau Insurance Statewide Initiative.Edgewood Baptist Church near Walterboro has been given $6,129 to help support…

Colleton Medical Center begins to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, but Edisto Beach remains closed

Colleton Medical Center begins to lift some COVID-19 restrictions, but Edisto Beach remains closed

Starting this week, Colleton Medical Center will start to lift its visitor restrictions put in place as a safeguard against COVID-19.On Tuesday, the local hospital began to lift its restrictions:…

Gaddist earns doctorate, plans to help fight childhood trauma injuries

Gaddist earns doctorate, plans to help fight childhood trauma injuries

Colleton County native and freelance health columnist Cokeitha Gaddist has received her Doctor of Health Administration degree from the MUSC College of Health Professions.Gaddist previously worked with the administration at…

Sheriff candidates come together in forum

Sheriff candidates come together in forum

Nearly all of the nine candidates seeking to become the next Colleton County Sheriff came together last week for a forum, hosted by three separate political entities that support the…

Colleton residents asked to decorate with blue lights for “Light Colleton Blue”

Colleton residents asked to decorate with blue lights for “Light Colleton Blue”

All Colleton County residents are being asked to use blue lights to decorate their homes or yards. If lights are not an option, other ways to show support are by…

Kittens need fostering in Colleton

Kittens need fostering in Colleton

Kittens are coming into the Colleton County Animal Shelter in big numbers, and shelter leaders are asking the public to help foster and adopt them.Spring is a typical time of…

IGA customers, employees receive grocery help from local credit union

IGA customers, employees receive grocery help from local credit union

By Heather Walters Employees with Walterboro’s REV Federal Credit Union recently bought gift cards for customers at the city’s local General Food IGA grocery store.Last week, a credit union employee,…

Rhodes pulled from Colleton County Sheriff’s race

Rhodes pulled from Colleton County Sheriff’s race

S.C. Democratic Party has decertified Otis Rhodes as a candidate for Colleton County Sheriff, meaning he has been pulled from participating in the local race.The decertification happened last week, on…

Guns, drugs found during routine traffic stop

Guns, drugs found during routine traffic stop

A Colleton County deputy stopped a vehicle on April 3rd near Cromwell Lane in Walterboro because that vehicle’s driver did not use a turn signal. Ultimately, the driver was arrested…

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