Monthly Archives: January 2016

JVs win, boys lose, wrestlers get a mixed bag | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2016 10:10 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Cougars had a rough trip to Fort Dorchester last week, coming up short in an 80-53 loss to the Patriots.

“We just have to take better care of the ball,” said Coach Simmons.  “We get … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Local officers can help with teenagers

Dear Editor:

As a parent of a teenage boy, 13 years old, I have a hard time sleeping at night, knowing what kind of crazy world my husband and I are trying to raise … Read the rest


The profile of a Godly woman | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

According to Merriam Webster, a woman is an adult human female. This source goes on to give synonyms for a woman such as girlfriend, sweetheart, partner, significant other, inamorata, lover, mistress; fiancée, wife and spouse. Some of the informal similarities … Read the rest


The best laid plans don’t always work out | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

I love my husband; I also love solitude. That can pose quite the dilemma since spouses generally, you know, live together.

So when Widdle went out of town last week, I made big plans … to read obsessively, give myself … Read the rest


About People | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Syfrett on honors list at College of Charleston

Hannah Syfrett copyHannah R. Syfrett has been named to the President’s List with a GPA of 4.0 for the fall semester at the College of Charleston.

Hannah is a junior, with a major in … Read the rest


Two attend Republican debate | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

AT THE REPUBLICAN DEBATE. Bucky McCormack, left, and Moultrie Plowden pose with Uncle Sam at the recent Republican candidates’ debate in Charleston.


Man needs to borrow Colleton yearbooks for online project | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Former Ruffin resident Larry Ulmer of Columbia has undertaken a project to put all of Colleton County’s yearbooks online. Many are already available at http://colletonyearbooks.colletonlibrary.org/.

However, the following yearbooks are still needed:

 Bells Elementary School 1971 to current

 … Read the rest


Group helps parents of ‘problem’ children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Parents of Prodigals,” a support group for parents whose children have gotten in trouble, meets on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. at Skardon Hall at St. Jude Church, 907 Wichman St.

“My husband and I both have degrees in counseling and, … Read the rest


Salk vs. Southern Methodist | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Salk’s Jay Middleton of Hampton tries to get his shot away from an SMU defender in last week’s game against Southern Methodist University. Salk lost in a 69-65 squeaker.

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Library Friends read at Story Time | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

SPECIAL STORYTIME. Frances Downing of the Friends of the Colleton County Memorial Library reads to children at a special Storytime held Wednesday at the library. Friends President Katrina Reeves also read stories, and children’s librarian Shiela Keaise sang two songs. … Read the rest


Walterboro native is new chef at Colleton Medical Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Tina Groves is on a mission in her new position as executive chef at Colleton Medical Center. She wants to give patients a good meal.

“I know what it’s like to be in the hospital, because I have Crohn’s disease … Read the rest


College of Charleston coach visits Salk | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Gamecock player and coaching legend Bobby Cremins was at the Salk basketball game on Jan. 20.  His nephew, Jon, is the coach for Spartanburg Methodist College and Coach Cremins came to watch him coach. He posed for a picture with … Read the rest


Leadership Colleton visits Crescent Dairy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Leadership Colleton class visited Crescent Dairy and other area industries last week. From left are Rachel Campbell (Pruitt Healthcare), Angie Roberson (human resources, City of Walterboro), Adam Smith (parks director, City of Walterboro), Terri Boone (USC Salkehatchie … Read the rest


Steele joins SouthernCarolina Alliance | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sandy Steele has joined the SouthernCarolina Alliance staff as director of operations, according to Buddy Phillips, chairman of SouthernCarolina Alliance.

As director of operations, Steele will work with the region’s county developers to bring economic development projects at all stages … Read the rest


Remodeled ICU improves comfort for patients, families | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

It’s a call someone never wants to get: a summons to the hospital where a loved one has been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU.)

But last week, residents of Colleton County got something that will make that experience … Read the rest


Walterboro man named deadbeat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office had designated a Walterboro man as this week’s deadbeat parent.

Floyd Trower Jr., 37, whose last known address was on Keegan Drive in Walterboro, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant for … Read the rest


Lee Riley named to Academic All-Conference Team | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lee Riley, the son of Coach Leroy and Cindy Riley of Walterboro, was named to the Fall 2015 Academic All-Conference Team.

Riley was a mainstay on The Citadel’s special teams this past year, as well as a long snapper on … Read the rest


Northside cleared for return to school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Statement released by the Superintendent of Education’s office today:

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Dr. Franklin Foster’s office received official notification from Andy Rowland, Senior Industrial Hygienist from Applied Building Sciences, that the mold remediation project performed at Northside Elementary School … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Marcie | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

MARCIE is a young Beagle mix who wants a loving, safe home. She is about 9 months old, weighs about 40 pounds and probably won’t get any bigger. Marcie gets along with and plays well with other dogs in the … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro home hit twice by thieves

A home on Sanders Street in Walterboro was targeted twice over the weekend.

On Saturday evening the resident called the Walterboro Police Department after finding that his home had been broken into. The thief … Read the rest


Museum and Farmers Market added to national program | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Monday federal officials in Washington D.C. announced that Walterboro will join 26 other communities across the United States in Local Foods, Local Places.

Gary Brightwell, director of the Colleton County Museum, Farmers Market and Colleton Commercial Kitchen, said she is … Read the rest


Kissing pigs for the March of Dimes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

LOVE THAT PIG. David Linder gives a piglet a big smooch as part of a March of Dimes fundraiser held for the annual March for Babies last week at Colleton Medical Center.


Mayor’s state of the city report for 2015 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council’s first meeting of 2016 gave Mayor Bill Young the opportunity to assess the city’s advances last year and what looms on the horizon in the new year.

“Over the last several years, we have seen projects that … Read the rest


Miss Cougar crowned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Kelsey Reeves was crowned Miss Cougar 2015-1016 at the annual pageant held Saturday night in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School.

Other winners were:

Miss Senior Cougar, Ashlee Henson; first runner-up, Cashay Catterton; second, Jourdan Kinsey

Miss … Read the rest


Armed robbery suspect captured | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A Colleton County woman is in custody, facing multiple charges in connection with a pair of Wednesday armed robberies.

Barbara Ann Williams, 52, who reportedly has recent addresses in Yemassee and Green Pond, faces two counts of armed robbery and … Read the rest


Spellers move on to regional meet | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Middle School’s Jasmine Calloway periodically crossed her fingers at the microphone. Hendersonville Elementary School’s A’Niya Williams always had her pink rabbit’s foot nearby.

But it was skill, not luck, that led them to the top two spots in … Read the rest


Home burns at Ritter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A fire in the middle of last weekend’s cold spell, cost a Ritter family their home.

Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the home at 1496 Saxby Hill Road Jan. 23 at 1:28 p.m. and the first fire … Read the rest


Applicants sought for North Lemacks building blitz | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Council of Governments and Walterboro officials are making their final push to attract homeowners in the North Lemacks Street neighborhood to the second round of exterior home improvements.

The rehab work will be done through the volunteer group Mission … Read the rest


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