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Commission to hear from all townships about project wish lists

Cities and towns from across Colleton County met last week to hash out a game plan as to how to spend money made from the proposed special 1-percent sales tax.…

City spends $2,000-plus for public showing of internal report

City spends $2,000-plus for public showing of internal report

Walterboro City Council is paying more than $2,000 to bring in a spokesman from the national consulting firm ICMA to give the results from its highly-anticipated report on the city’s…

District sending texts, emails to parents about late buses

District sending texts, emails to parents about late buses

Parents in Cottageville are now getting text messages and emails when their children’s buses are running late, a practice that the district is hoping to expand to the rest of…

County hires group to oversee incoming project ideas

A third-party group from Columbia has been chosen to oversee the county’s new special sales-tax commission and any of the projects the county hopes to build with a pot of…

Sheriff says crime rate is coming down, looks to community for more involvement

Sheriff says crime rate is coming down, looks to community for more involvement

Most violent crime in Colleton County is down while some arrests are up. These are statistics that Sheriff Andy Strickland credits to having more boots on the ground and more…

School District dishing up new drivers for empty routes

Dozens of drivers are slated to start driving school buses within the next month, as the Colleton County School District is talking about ways to keep another shortage from affecting…

Potential pot of cash has leaders swimming with ideas

Potential pot of cash has leaders swimming with ideas

City and county officials are churning ideas together for projects they hope Colleton voters will pay for in a special new 1-percent sales tax. The tax will be on the…

School board listens to parents, gives second look to uniform policy

School board listens to parents, gives second look to uniform policy

The Colleton County School Board is preparing to review a new, amended version of the district’s now hotly controversial uniform policy. The new, amended policy was issued to school board…

Cottageville man claims wrongful arrest, asks for day in court

Cottageville resident James W. Carter is suing the town for their part in what he claims was a wrongful arrest by former Cottageville police officer Randall Price. Carter was arrested…

Residents walk to take back their streets

Residents walk to take back their streets

About 250 people poured onto Walterboro’s inner-center streets Saturday morning to take back their streets from a recent slew of shootings and crime. “The march itself is a visual showing…

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