Monthly Archives: January 2016

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


Northside FIRST teams get to shine | News | The Press and Standard

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

Perseverance paid off for the members of Northside Elementary School’s Eliminators and Trash Fighters last weekend.

Both teams brought back honors from Saturday’s FIRST Lego League Robotics regional competition at Fort Johnson Middle School on James Island.

Earlier in the … Read the rest


Ruffin man gets prison term | Court | The Press and Standard

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

A Ruffin man was sent to prison for three years after he pled guilty to a variety of charges during his appearance in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.

Nicholas Green, 22, of Ruffin, pled guilty to failure to … Read the rest


Rev. Posey Belcher, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard

Rev. Posey Belcher, Jr., of Rock Hill, SC, died on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the age of 83 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A native of Inman, SC, Rev. Belcher was predeceased by his parents, Eleanor Brown … Read the rest


IHOP coming to Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Pancakes are coming to Walterboro.

The International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is planning to build a 4,856-square-foot restaurant on a 1.4-acre tract adjacent to Zaxby’s and Verizon on Bells Highway, said Walterboro City Manager Jeff Molinari.

Construction is planned to … Read the rest


Renee Court house fire being investigated | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel are continuing their investigation into a Jan. 23 fire that destroyed an old abandoned residence on Renee Court.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said the cause of the fire appears to be suspicious in nature, … Read the rest


Police investigate armed robbery | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department was called to the Citgo South at 201 S. Jefferies Blvd. Wednesday at 2:17 a.m. after a female robbed the business.

The clerk said a black woman, wearing a white fur hat and white coat, said … Read the rest


Iona Smith | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard

Iona Smith, 71, of, Walterboro, passed away on January 19 in Charlotte, NC. Service Saturday, 12 PM at New Covenant Fellowship in Green Pond: Professional Service Entrusted To: Hamilton’s Funeral Home of Walterboro.


Doris Newsome Smith | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Doris Newsome Smith, age 89, of Charleston and formerly a longtime resident of Walterboro, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 17, 2016, at the Ashley River Plantation Assisted Living.

Funeral services were held 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 20, 2016, … Read the rest


Lieutenant Commander Nick Hoyt Grantham | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard

Lieutenant Commander Nick Hoyt Grantham, United States Navy (Ret.), 79, of Islandton, affectionately known as “Red”, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, January 19, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Veteran’s Victory House Nursing Home under the care of Patriot … Read the rest


Reginald Wallace Smoak Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard

ROUND O – Mr. Reginald Wallace Smoak Sr., affectionately known by many as “Reggie”, age 61, entered into rest surrounded by his loving family Friday afternoon, January 22, 2016, at his home on Round O Road in Round O while … Read the rest


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