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Mission: The Colletonian celebrates the many positive aspects of life and living in the beautiful Lowcountry of South Carolina. We actively serve Walterboro, Edisto Beach, Cottageville, Hendersonville, and all communities in Colleton County. When you read The Colletonian each week in print or online at, you can expect to be informed about everything from the Colleton County School District to County Government to Life in the Lowcountry. Of course, we will always keep an eye on the bad and the ugly and report crime, as a responsible voice should. But we will put more emphasis on reporting what is good about living here in Colleton County and the stories other media often ignore. You have the right to be better informed and we are here to serve you. We believe you are just as much a part of The Colletonian as those of us working here every day. Without you, it just wouldn’t work. We encourage you, the reader, to interact with us. Help us report your news and share your stories. This newspaper was started as a means to interact with the good people living and working in Colleton County. So we freely distribute our paper giving both readers and advertisers better access to one another. Consider this our gift to you for helping make Colleton County a great place to live, a great place to work, and a great place to meet some of the finest people in the world.


CCSD Cancels After-School Events Due to Potential for Severe Weather
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast predicting severe weather this afternoon/evening in Colleton County. A strong line of thunderstorms associated with an approaching cold front could move through our region between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM. This line of storms could produce tornadoes, damaging straight line winds in excess of 58 mph, and heavy rain.
Based on this NWS forecast and out of an abundance of caution, we will be canceling all after-school activities and events today (February 6).
We will continue to monitor the latest weather forecasts and provide further updates as needed.

Crime Snippets - The Colletonian

Man wanted in Georgia homicide caught in Walterboro A man wanted in connection with the death of a Georgia law enforcement officer was taken into custody in Colleton County last week. Jerry Jonathan Engham, 22, of Ridgeland, was taken into custody on Jan. 31st in Walterboro. Engham is charged with v...
The Lady Legends took Gold in the “Crosstown Throwdown” this past weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. - The Colletonian

The Lady Legends took Gold in the “Crosstown Throwdown” this past weekend in Columbia, South Carolina. The 15U volleyball team is made of eight players from across the Lowcountry. The team will face off again on February 15, 2020, in Orangeburg during the “Purple Showdown” tournament. Member...
The University of South Carolina invites alumni, students, and staff across the entire University to attend Carolina Day each year in Columbia. - The Colletonian

The University of South Carolina invites alumni, students, and staff across the entire University to attend Carolina Day each year in Columbia. Attendees visit our respective legislators in the SC State House that day to thank them for their support of our campus and to pose for pictures and say hel...
Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter holds annual meeting and elections - The Colletonian

2020 FoCCAS Board Members Left to Right: Sarah Miller, Shannon Myers, Billy Clark, Audra Hudson, Linda Lamb, Janice Young, Jeanette Neal, and Barbara Burgess. Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) held their annual meeting and elections this past week at the Colleton County Farmers....
Church Calendar - The Colletonian

Powerhouse of Deliverance Apostolic Church. Located at 111-113 N. Lucas St. Walterboro, SC 29488, invites you, your family, and friends to join us in worship. Sunday Morning’s @ 9:50 AM- Prayer. 10:00 AM- Biblical Education (Sunday School). 11:05 AM- Morning Worship (Power & Praise). 4:00 PM- Even...
Tout Your Town - The Colletonian

The number of Colleton residents who are registered to vote has increased by 105 within 30 days. Colleton’s unemployment rating is 2.6 percent. The Town of Edisto Beach is nearing completion of its new water improvement project. A local farm is being featured in international commercials. Colleton...
City of Walterboro Tourism Director position becomes open as Spires moves on - The Colletonian

Since June 2018, the City of Walterboro’s Tourism Director position has been filled by a native who moved back to her roots to help see the positive change she wanted for her hometown. Christan Spires has served in the role as proved to be a shining star while serving Colletonians. Spires is very ... In this article, it is reported that Dr. Fr...
Foster resigns as Colleton’s top leader - The Colletonian

CORRECTION: In this article, it is reported that Dr. Franklin Foster made $191,000 per year. That is incorrect: that amount is for approximately 16 months of his serving the Colleton County School District. The $191,000 reflects from the time of his resignation to the end of his original contract, which is June 30 of 2021.

Dr. Franklin Foster has resigned as superintendent of the Colleton County School District. Foster’s resignation was formally submitted on Monday, during a special-called meeting of the Colleton County School Board. The entire board voted unanimously to accept his resignation: school board member T...
Colleton County Arts Council to sell “Living Ads” ahead of Variety reboot - The Colletonian

Vice and Versa have already purchased their living ad and themed after their new wedding dress shop across the street from the Colleton County Museum. The Colleton County Arts Council (CCAC) is planning on taking folks back a few decades to celebrate, time in Walterboro’s history. They are plannin...


The Colleton County School Board held a special meeting this afternoon, where it was announced that Dr. Foster has resigned his position as superintendent. His resignation is effective February 8, 2020. Board member William Bowman then made a motion to go into executive session. We will have more on this meeting in this week's edition of The Colletonian.

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BOLO - PLEASE SHARE - On 01/30/2020 Hampton PD attempted to serve active warrants on Hallie Lyons in the Town of Hampton. The subject fled the scene and was later spotted by SCDNR in the area of Lake Warren. If you or someone you know has information on the whereabouts of this individual please call the Hampton Police Department. 803.943.9261

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Grand Opening of Vice & Versa, LLC. 519 E. Washington St.

Grand Opening of Vice & Versa, LLC. 519 E. Washington St.
Crime Snippets - The Colletonian

Drunken woman yells at 911-dispatcher Deputies investigating a 911-emergency phone call ultimately charged a woman with unlawfully using 911 to report a fake crime. According to an incident report filed with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, multiple calls came into the county’s 911-emergenc...


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This may not be top medical news and some may not even bother reading, but if sometime in the future you can do a small article on a little known disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy or PSP for short. You see even some medical personal know nothing of it. You see my husband just passed from it. He had this for over six years. Please research it let people know of it. There may be some who are being diagnosed with Parkinson that may have PSP not Parkinson. Some things mimic it. But if you dont have the room or time I understand. But thank you for taking your time to read this.
Both events and dinner plates will be @ The Colleton Saddle Club 1670 Hendersonville Hey Walterboro SC 29488
Receptionist position available for fast pace EMS Billing Office in Walterboro, SC. Medical Billing preferred but willing to train right candidate. Must have a minimum of 1 years office experience. Candidate must have professional work background and familiar with working closely with clients. This is a full time position Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Please send resume to: PO Box 1308, Walterboro, SC 29488 or email [email protected]. We will not be responding to this post or accepting phone calls.
My buddy went missing almost a week ago from my house on smoak Rd in walterboro. I miss him dearly he is one of my kids this dog was bottle fed as a pup. If anyone sees him please please please my world has been turnt upside down my heart is broken. Please return him to me or call one of the numbers below
Friends, Family, and Prayer a lot of you know on Saturday 12-21-19. Houston Barr suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Him and a friend were playing around being boys and fell to the ground and he just hit his head wrong and he couldn’t move so 911 had to be called. They found two shattered vertebrates (C5 and C6) and a fractured vertebrae.(C7). In order to stay alive, Houston went through an 8 hour surgery. He spent the next few weeks in ICU, where he was stabilized as the surgery went well. They removed all shattered pieces and replaced the damaged parts. As of now, he will not need another surgery. The initial swelling has gone down and he has regained some movement and feeling in his arms, and hands. He is still in a neck brace to protect and keep his head stabilized. He will be undergoing daily recovery and therapy.They don’t know long term damage or anything like that right now. We have to have hope and pray. Houston needs happy and uplifting spirits to keep him going. People that know Houston know he’s strong and a wonderful man and he will get through this with time. We have a long long road of recovery with Houston. I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. Matthew 17:20 Houston has been transferred out to a spinal cord rehabilitation center. He is now at the Roper St. Francis Hospital on the 8th floor Rehabilitation getting hours of Physical Therapy, Occupational and Speech Therapy. He will then need to come home which has to undergo major reconstruction / renovation work as to be done to accommodate the equipment and mobility tools he will need to help his recovery. While Houston has made daily progress he has an extremely hard and long journey ahead. As a 20 year old he’s going to have moments of frustration, anger, sadness and even despair. During those times he will need our prayers more than ever before. So the number one thing is for everyone to continue to lift him and his family up in your prayers. Many have asked how they can help this family during this time. Any donations towards gas, medical stays, and food would be greatly appreciated. At this time, the only two incomes in this household are being effected by this tragedy. Please share and pray!! #teamhouston Houston, Madison (Maddie ), Robin & James have been apart of the 4H and Horse community for many years. They introduced my kids to many adventures in the horse world. As a community we at the Colleton Saddle Club, Carolina Chaos Riders, the Over 40 Cowgirls, J&S @ Wishwehadafarm are going to have a Fundraiser Horse Show in February 15 th and ALL proceeds will go to helping them through this difficult time.
Zion Baptist Church Night Of Prayer: We will be opening our doors for a night of prayer this Saturday, 1/4/20 @ 6pm. Please join us in lifting up the Bowers and The Drawdy families, as well as our community. We invite everyone to please stop by and take a moment of your time to join together with us in prayer. Matthew 18:20 King James Version (KJV) 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 152 Ruffin Rd Walterboro S.C. 29488
Dear Colletonian, Can you please give us an update on Andy Strickland.
Please help find our mascot
Whata going on with all the traffic coming through Walterboro? Wreck on 95?
Colleton County board members I hope you do the right thing and get him out of office.
Colleton Athletic Events Week of 12/2 - 12/7 12/4 (V) 🏀Basketball vs. Swansea (Home) 6:00 PM (MS) 🏀Basketball @ Hardeeville-Ridge (Away) 5:30 PM 12/6 (V) 🏀Basketball vs. Military Magnet (Home) 6:00 PM 12/7 (V) 🤼‍♂️Wrestling @ May River HS (Away) 8:00 AM (V) 🏀Basketball vs. Wade Hampton (Home) 6:00 PM Remember Ticket prices for Home games are $7.00 We are still selling athletic passes. You can purchase those prior to the game only in the District Athletic office, located at the Colleton County High School. $30 (students) / $50 (adults). With 10 varsity home games scheduled, you can save over $20 just for basketball season. Great thing is, these passes are good at all athletic events for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Themed Nights for High School Basketball Games 12/4 - Rep your Favorite Jersey Night - Come out with your favorite teams gear on and show everyone who has the best fans. Is it Dallas, Pittsburgh, Carolina, New England? Whose gonna have more fans? 12/6 - Best Beard Contest Night - No Shave November is over, and we want to see who has the best beard. There will be a contest at Halftime of the Boys Basketball game to see who has the best beard. Winner gets a Colleton County Goody Bag with some surprises. 12/7 - Ugly Sweater Night - Come out in your ugliest sweater. We will have our cheerleaders going around to take pictures of all of our Cougar Nation Fans that participate.