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Ribbon drops on new Law Enforcement Center

County officials joined members of the Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce the afternoon of Jan. 10 to celebrate what Colleton County Sheriff R. A. Strickland called a “huge milestone.” They gathered to cut the red ribbon on the new Colleton County Law Enforcement Center.


Walterboro Police searching for suspect identified in Orangburg shoplifting

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A man who Orangeburg deputies identified as a suspect in a shopfitting case is also wanted on a similar charge in Walterboro, police say. On Monday, Orangeburg County deputies identified 35-year-old Floyd Wesley Craven, of Erhardt, as one of two suspects in the theft of jewel


One arrested after woman severely burned

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has updated the condition of the local Colleton County woman who suffered a traumatic incident Thursday afternoon. After the woman was transported to The Atlanta Medical Center via airplane, the Atlanta Medical Care team of specialists was able to keep her stable


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


Man arrested on gun charge

Round O man lost a Constitutional debate, resulting in a trip to the Colleton County Detention Center. Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Edward Spears was in the Cottageville area on Jan. 8 when he reportedly noticed a suspicious white male walking down the sidewalk. The deputy was suspicious


CCHS inducts seven into 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame

Colleton County High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted seven members to the hallowed walls Friday Jan. 11 during halftime of the Cougar basketball game versus Beaufort High School. Pictured from left are Christina Brock Lynch – Walterboro High School Lady Bulldog Softball (1997 – 2002); Amber Dr


Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society holds annual meeting

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society (CCHAPS) held their annual meeting on January 10, 2019. Members of the society gathered at the Bedon-Lucas House located at 205 Church Street at 6:30 pm to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and fellowship before the meeting began at 7 pm. Those in attendanc


Students propose model for new river park

Colleton County Council welcomed four teams of youthful consultants to their Jan. 8 meeting. Council Chairperson Joseph Flowers put the design teams to work with an Oct. 1 letter. He explained that the county recently obtained land near the Edisto River and I-95. The plan was to develop the land int


Lawmakers tackle affordable housing crisis in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Wages are not keeping up with rent increases in South Carolina. According to officials, there is an affordable housing crisis in the state. Representative Marvin Pendarvis (D-Charleston) has filed a bill proposing to help create incentives for developers to see more affordable h


Wendy Williams to take health-related break from TV show

LOS ANGELES — Wendy Williams' family says she is taking an extended break from her TV talk show to deal with health issues. The family says in a statement released Friday that Williams has suffered complications from the Graves' disease in the past few days.


SC man charged after his wife was severely burned on 50 percent of her body, deputies say

A South Carolina man was arrested after he allegedly gave his wife severe burns across half of her body, according to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office statement. Craig Lewis was arrested Friday and charged with attempted murder, high and aggravated domestic violence and resisting arrest with offic


Lowcountry Lanes opens to happy crowds

Walterboro’s new Lowcountry Lanes bowling center is now open. The recently-refurbished building has been undergoing renovations since June of 2018, when the then vacant building was purchased by Jason Rasner, of Summerville. Rasner is a teacher at Summerville High School.


Green Pond bridge honor suggested

Colleton County Council is supporting the naming a Green Pond bridge for a woman whose commitment to family and community has been a story told and retold for generations. Council members, at the Jan. 8 meeting, voted to recommend to the Colleton County Legislative Delegation that the bridge in the


Cottageville gets clean audit, changes meeting date

The Town of Cottageville has a new website, www.cottageville.com, which includes information about the town’s history, library, churches and municipal officials. Town Council members announced the project at council’s January 7 meeting. Town Clerk Shavon Glover oversees the site.


SC man charged with attempted murder of wife; woman in critical condition with severe burns on body

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. - The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office reports a local Colleton County woman suffered a traumatic incident on Thursday, Jan. 17, causing her to be transported to The Atlanta Medical Center via airplane. Atlanta Medical Care team of specialists were able to keep her stable, but


Williams sworn into County Council

The Jan. 8 meeting of Colleton County Council began with new Councilman Art Williams receiving his oath of office. The oath was a family affair for Williams with his daughter Sylvia Joy Williams administering the oath while his son Dr. A. Maurice Williams held the bible. Sharing in the moment is Wil


Dorchester County removes litter along Highway 78

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) - On Thursday, Dorchester County cleaned up litter on parts of Highway 78. County staff and trustees from the MacDougall Correctional Facility spent six hours picking up trash along an 11-mile strech of the highway between Highway 27 near Ridgeville and North Main Stre


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


New Tech Middle School Students present to County Council

Sarah Keith and Keeley Farris could not have imagined how emeresed their sixth grade students would become in a project they were assigned before Christmas break. The two middle school teachers co-teach a class called Humanities at Palmetto New Tech at Colleton County Middle School. Humanities is a


Automotive Glass Company Creating 70 Jobs in South Carolina

FOUNTAIN INN, S.C. (AP) - A company that makes automotive glass says it will create up to 70 new jobs in South Carolina. Gov. Henry McMaster's office said Fuyao North America will spend $16 million on the project to set up a processing center in Fountain Inn.