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Band of Blue takes top 10 finish in recent contest

Band of Blue takes top 10 finish in recent contest

Colleton County High School’s Band of Blue brought home an earned title from last week’s Wando High School tournament. The local Band of Blue went to Mt. Pleasant to participate…

Here to Serve

Here to Serve

One of the more active people behind the scenes in emergency planning and fire-rescue services in the Colleton community is a volunteer, who is crossing county lines to help multiple…

Cops beat out firemen in blood drive battle

Cops beat out firemen in blood drive battle

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office won their recent “Guns N’ Hoses: Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.” The two-day community event was the first-ever held in Colleton. It pitted law…

CCSO reports decrease in summer water incidents

CCSO reports decrease in summer water incidents

The numbers are in, and the amount of emergency and service calls along Colleton’s waterways declined during this past summer season. The summer is considered to end on Labor Day,…

Explorer Program gives youth birds-eye view to law enforcement careers

Explorer Program gives youth birds-eye view to law enforcement careers

The Colleton County Explorers Program is underway at the Sheriff’s Office, allowing local teens to gain hands-on experience in the challenging field of law enforcement. The program is offered through…

Legette honored for sending Colleton’s most violent, repeat offenders to prison

Legette honored for sending Colleton’s most violent, repeat offenders to prison

One of Colleton County’s longest-serving special prosecutors has received a federal leadership award, all while sending some of the worst offenders in Colleton County to prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office…

Colleton school leaders cite improvements despite dips in state report card rankings

Colleton school leaders cite improvements despite dips in state report card rankings

Six of Colleton County’s seven public schools have been ranked below average on a recently-released state report card, but local school leaders say they are proud of improvements happening in…

Edisto Beach sees continual spike in tourists

Edisto Beach sees continual spike in tourists

A recap of this year’s tourist season during the summer months at Edisto Beach is staggering, with the beach having a 20-percent increase in the number of people who went…

Band of Blue classic draws big crowd

Band of Blue classic draws big crowd

More than 3,200 people attended Saturday’s annual Walterboro Band Classic, an event that pits multiple high school bands against each other in an all-day competition. This year was the 42nd…

Local Civil Air Patrol receives national award

Local Civil Air Patrol receives national award

Colleton’s ACE Basin Composite Squadron has received its first national award. The county’s Civil Air Patrol Unit is a part of the ACE Basin Composite Squadron, which is one of…

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