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School district is negative $2 million, looking for ways to cut corners to come into the black

School district is negative $2 million, looking for ways to cut corners to come into the black

The Colleton County School District is over $2 million in the hole for the upcoming fiscal year. The Colleton County School Board met Monday night in its first discussion on…

Colleton’s reaction to no more Common Core

South Carolina leaders are making a move to dump the hotly contested Common Core curriculum from its public schools, a move that would create ripple effects statewide and into Colleton…

Teacher involved in email death threat seeking medical help

Teacher involved in email death threat seeking medical help

The student who sent an email to a Colleton County High School teacher threatening to rape and kill her is still suspended in accordance with his 10-day sentence, but the…

Every dollar counts: Local library to give summer programs facelift with new funds

Every dollar counts: Local library to give summer programs facelift with new funds

Thanks to the Colleton County community, the Colleton County Memorial Library has raised an unprecedented $13,276 – an amount that will be matched by an anonymous donor, bringing the grand…

School board waiting on Attorney General opinion

School board waiting on Attorney General opinion

The Colleton County School Board is awaiting an opinion from a state official as to the legality of school board member Paul Haase sitting on the school board and working…

Bells, we ate your school

Bells, we ate your school

Editorial Note: The Colletonian used information requested from officials at the Colleton County School District (CCSD) and combed through public documents posted online by the CCSD to discover how public…

School board says “yes” to year 1 in big 3-year plan

School board says “yes” to year 1 in big 3-year plan

Some of the county’s schools will be getting big improvements this summer thanks to a plan created by the school district’s Acting Superintendent, Dr. Franklin Foster. Colleton County’s School Board…

Deputy shoots, kills dog: Owner seeking legal action against CCSO for killing “Dixie”

Deputy shoots, kills dog: Owner seeking legal action against CCSO for killing “Dixie”

Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland is supporting a deputy who shot and killed a dog last week while investigating the possible theft of a lawnmower. The deputy was responding to…

Asst. Supt. Dixon in running for top educator spot in Dorchester

  By Heather Walters   One of Colleton County School District’s top officials is in the running to take over another district. Asst. Superintendent Dr. William Dixon is one of…

Cottageville moves forward with budget, makes bath salts illegal

  By Heather Walters   Nearly one hour after going behind closed doors to discuss the town’s publicly-funded budget, Cottageville Town Council emerged Monday night and gave a unanimous first…

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