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11 hrs ago | Post and Courier

False alarm on the Edisto

The South Fork of the Edisto River recently was included on a list of the nation's 10 most endangered waterways by American Rivers, a national environmental group.

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Related Topix: Edisto, SC, Agriculture, Science, Aiken, SC, Dorchester County, SC

15 hrs ago | Post and Courier

Palm Sunday baby beating cancer with small town's support prayers

With pudgy cheeks, her red hair in a waterfall pony tail, decked out in pink from head to shoes, it's hard to imagine the Sarah Cole Hardy from a year ago, the one facing a grim prognosis.

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Related Topix: Walterboro, SC

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Island Packet

Jellyfish plant may be bad fit for Lowcountry

At first blush, an unauthorized test run late last month by an outfit seeking to harvest and process cannonball jellyfish in the Lowcountry suggests operators who would rather beg forgiveness than ask permission.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC, Lobeco, SC, Port Royal, SC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Island Packet

DHEC plans community meeting about jellyfish processing operation

People interested in talking with state officials reviewing permits for a jellyfish processing operation will have an opportunity Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Seabrook, SC, St. Helena Island, SC, Lobeco, SC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

FireFightingNews.com

County Lane Structure Fire

A Walterboro man narrowly escaped a house fire Friday morning 11-April. At 06:12, 9-1-1 received several reports of a well involved fire at a residence located at 410 Country Lane.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Walterboro, SC

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Summerville Journal Scene

Ibis slaughtered at White Gables

Sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. on Friday, April 11, someone shot and killed six White Ibis in the green space at White Gables in Summerville.

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Related Topix: Summerville, SC, Dorchester County, SC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Island Packet

Jellyfish operation brings in catch, catches DHEC's attention

A group that wants to process cannonball jellyfish in Beaufort County has brought in its first catch, but that might get it in hot water with state officials.

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Related Topix: Beaufort County, SC, St. Helena Island, SC, Port Royal, SC, Lobeco, SC, Islandton, SC

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Post and Courier

Gov. Nikki Haley to visit India to recruit jobs, trade with Charleston's port

An India-based textile factory that opened in Colleton County last year is what Gov. Nikki Haley and other state officials will be looking to replicate when they visit the populous Asian nation.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Charleston, SC, Walterboro, SC

Post and Courier

Colleton County sheriff's deputies arrest teens accused in burglary

Ronjrel Farmer, 18, of Pine Needle Drive, and Shyheem Roden, 18, of Brittlebank Road, both of Walterboro, were also charged with accessory after the fact to a felony, court records show.

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Related Topix: Walterboro, SC

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Post and Courier

Three Walterboro men arrested on drug charges

The Colleton County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on 313 Hickory St. David Lee Johnson Jr., 35 was charged with three counts of distribution of cocaine case.

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Related Topix: Walterboro, SC

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Post and Courier

Two wounded in nightclub shooting in Colleton County

Gunfire erupted around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Club Rose on Red Root Road in the Ruffin community, according to an incident report.

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Related Topix: Ruffin, SC

Mon Mar 31, 2014

ABC News 4 Charleston

Coroner: Missing Colleton fisherman found dead

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. Officials with the Colleton County Coroner's Office have confirmed that a fisherman reported missing earlier this month has been found deceased.

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The Island Packet

Return of Snowball? White dolphin spotted in Charleston

Given all the bad news about bottlenose dolphins washing ashore dead in recent weeks -- two more were discovered this weekend , see reporter Erin Moody's tweet below -- we could use some good news on the animal front, I suppose.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Beaufort County, SC, Beaufort, SC

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WEZL-FM 103.5

A trailer caught on fire late Thursday night in Colleton County on I-95 northbound.

A trailer caught on fire late Thursday night in Colleton County on I-95 northbound.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

The Island Packet

'Sweet Harriet': Husband, wife folk duo use music to tell tales of American history

Husband and wife folk duo Sparky and Rhonda Rucker use their music to help relay famous stories in American history to their audiences.

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Related Topix: Beaufort County, SC, Family, Kids, Beaufort, SC

Wed Mar 26, 2014

Post and Courier

Two Colleton County men arrested after gun sale goes bad

A 23-year-old Walterboro man told deputies a friend asked him to meet two men outside his house on Greenfield Lane and buy a gun from them, according to the incident report.

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Related Topix: Walterboro, SC, Round O, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Mar 23, 2014

Post and Courier

Colleton County felon awaiting transfer to prison briefly escapes from jail

A Colleton County inmate awaiting transfer to prison attacked a guard at the county jail and briefly escaped Sunday, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Prison

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Post and Courier

High School Results

Records: Stratford 3-4, 1-0; WA 2-4, 0-1. Next: Stratford at Fort Dorchester on Tuesday; WA hosts Ashley Ridge on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Hanahan, SC, Summerville, SC

FITSNews

Local SC Superintendent Canned, NAACP Flips Out

Williams - who is black - has run the Colleton County school system since 2009. During that time she's been caught misusing public funds for personal purposes and hiring felons.

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Related Topix: African-American, Williams, SC

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