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City to split police, fire departments

  By Heather Walters   Walterboro City Council took its first step last week toward disbanding its joint police-fire department, and will return to operating two separate departments. While rumors…

Sales tax project closer to November ballot

  By Heather Walters   Colleton County Council gave its second reading to an ordinance preparing a list of potential publicly-funded projects for the November ballot. Colleton residents will decide…

Congratulations, Aryeona Freeman

Congratulations, Aryeona Freeman

I would like to say, “Congratulations” to Aryeona Freeman for a job well done.” I am so proud of how well you did this year at SC School for the…

New curbside parking could help Cottageville lure businesses

New curbside parking could help Cottageville lure businesses

By Heather Walters Cottageville is working with state officials to see if it is possible for the rural town to change how small segments of U.S. Highway 17A affects its…

Salkehatchie summer service missions provide home repairs for community

  By Lauren Mckinnon   Salkehatchie Summer Service is a camp for anyone ages 14 and up who travel across the Lowcountry to provide home repairs and clean-up for families…

Forest Hills group knocking down crime

  By Heather Walters   Crime in the Forest Hills community of Walterboro is down, a positive side-effect that some are attributing to the neighborhood’s recently-formed community watch group. The…

Uncovering Catholic Hill

Uncovering Catholic Hill

  By Christie Slocum     What does is mean to be from The Hill?  This is the question that Dr. Alison McLetchie, Ph.D., is here trying to find the…

Cottageville community events on tap

  By Heather Walters   A group of Cottageville residents are working to create new community-based activities while raising money for its goals of having better town parks. The Cottageville…

Summertime is funtime in Colleton County

Summertime is funtime in Colleton County

  By Christie Slocum Loads of fun activities and camps have been put on the schedule by the Colleton County Arts Council.  Program coordinator Kim Bridge along with part-time employee…

City gives first approval for $10.5 million budget

By Heather Walters Walterboro City Council gave first reading to its proposed budget for the upcoming 2014-2015 fiscal year. The $10.5 million budget includes no tax increases, no property tax…