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Lucas not running for city council in May

Lucas not running for city council in May

Walterboro City Councilman Charles Lucas will not run for office again after he finishes his second term in office on May 28. “I’m not going to run for re-election. I’ve…

Griggs throws his hat into Walterboro race

Griggs throws his hat into Walterboro race

Walterboro resident Dewey Griggs has announced his intention to seek a seat on Walterboro City Council in the upcoming May 28 Municipal Election. Griggs, 67 years old, is running on…

Interim hospital chief enjoying his time in Colleton County

Interim hospital chief enjoying his time in Colleton County

Interim Colleton Medical Center Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Terence van Arkel has adjusted well to his position since he first started in mid-January. He noted, however, that he would like…

Bee City has been undergoing positive changes

Bee City has been undergoing positive changes

What the rather humble dream of creating a shrine to the art of beekeeping, which eventually became the massive complex of educational exhibits that Bee City, located at 1066 Holly…

New Homeowners Organization Established at Edisto Beach

A group of Edisto Beach property owners have established a new organization called the Edisto Beach Concerned Homeowners (EBCH). The mission statement is “To better the Edisto Beach community, while…

Crime in Colleton County has recently gone to the dogs

Crime in Colleton County has recently gone to the dogs

Four-legged assistance helped in two crime-related cases within Colleton County recently. K-9 teams helped in thwarting two crimes relating to areas of illegal activity that has been plaguing the county…

Barbershop opening celebrated by ribbon cutting

Barbershop opening celebrated by ribbon cutting

A Ribbon Cutting occurred at 11 a.m. Friday to celebrate the opening of the Professional Barber Shop at the new Palmetto Rural Telephone Customer Service Center building at 292 Robertson…

Local Legislator working to combat unemployment

Local Legislator working to combat unemployment

State Representative District 116 Robert L. Brown is pushing for a chance for more jobs within Colleton County. The Rapid Response and Business Roundtables program is designed to provide early…

Floral and gift shop opens on South Memorial Street

Floral and gift shop opens on South Memorial Street

The Feathered Nest Florist and Gifts, located at 143 South Memorial at the corner of Carn Street (across from first Baptist Church), opened their door for business Monday. Veteran florist…

Veneer Plant shutting down

Veneer Plant shutting down

The Walterboro Veneer Company is shutting down after almost 50 years of local operation. Sixty of the plant’s 70 employees were laid off last Wednesday. The rest will remain on…