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‘Hear me speak’ Vigil honors local crime victims

‘Hear me speak’  Vigil honors local crime victims

Crime victims from across Walterboro are being honored this week as a part of a local, and national, effort to show them that they are not alone, as each person…

Editorial

Recently, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster signed into a law an act that most legislators in our state say improves reporters’ abilities to gain information under the Freedom of Information Act.…

Design underway for new district headquarters

Design underway for new district headquarters

Plans to renovate the former Forest Circle Middle School building are moving forward. During a recent meeting of the Colleton County School Board, district officials and school board members discussed…

School board changes school start times

School board changes school start times

The Colleton County School Board has approved a new time change for the county’s public schools. The unanimous decision was approved at a recent school board meeting by the school…

Yard sale to help Linder in cancer fight

Yard sale to help Linder in cancer fight

A community yard sale is being held to help raise money for Brian Linder, the Colleton County native who is currently fighting cancer for the second time. Linder, 34, is…

Editorial

Yep. The clock needs change. The time that school begins need to change. And, so does the time that schools ends. Colleton County is a massive and rural county. It…

Following a call to Haiti

Following a call to Haiti

Leaders with the local non-profit group, Haiti All-In, is working to build a medical clinic in Haiti this summer, and they are asking for Colleton County residents to help by…

Schools to start later, give parents staggered pick-up times

Schools to start later, give parents staggered pick-up times

The start and end times for public schools in Colleton County could soon be changing. The Colleton County School Board, and leaders with the Colleton County School District, are considering…

Park is coming soon

Park is coming soon

Cottageville officials have been awarded a state grant that will help fund the town’s new community park. Meanwhile, town leaders are looking to repurpose brick from the recently destroyed former…

Teacher opts against charges in student assault

Teacher opts against charges in student assault

A Colleton County Middle School teacher was assaulted by a student in her classroom last week, but details of the event and information on the school district’s policies surrounding the…

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