Monthly Archives: February 2016

Indians to play first playoff round at home Tuesday | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

USC Salk Indians will play at home for the first round of the region basketball tournament on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm vs. Clinton College. Winner of the Tuesday night game will advance to the Region X D 1


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Cast your vote, raise your voice
Dear Editor:
“Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud. Say it loud. I’m black and I’m proud.”
James Brown, Godfather of Soul, 1968
“We’ve been ‘buked and we’ve been scorned,” James Brown sang. … Read the rest


Attitude: A little thing that makes such a big difference | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

In this society of so much hate, grief, pain, anger, indifference, suffering, and the like, one thing that can probably change or improve it is a bursting of genuine positive attitudes among all of us. According to a well-known adage, … Read the rest


Lay ministry school held at Bethel | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro District of the United Methodist Church held its largest Lay Servant Ministry School on Feb. 13-14. Nine classes were held at Bethel United Methodist Church, Walterboro.

 


Wine and friends can lead to confession | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

You know how, when you get together with friends to eat and have an adult beverage, the tone soon turns confessional?
You might start to tell little secrets, spill a few confidences. Not blockbusters like “My ex is in the … Read the rest


Colleton’s Choices | Democratic Primary | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2016 9:09 pm by The Press and Standard

Unofficial results in the Democratic Primary in Colleton County are as follows:

Clinton 2932

O’Malley 12

Sanders 583

Wilson 25

Results are not official until certified.


Dinner sale to help Cottageville 3-year-old | News | The Press and Standard

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

Three-year-old Anthonio Chisolm was recently diagnosed with Glioma — a rare, aggressive and inoperable form of brain cancer.
“This is a family very near and dear to our community that is facing some of the hardest times imaginable,” said family … Read the rest


Group helps young men learn to achieve their goals in life | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Institute of HOPE for Excellency, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is “helping others pursue excellence, is led by Dr. Queenie Crawford, president. Presently, the organization sponsors a mentoring group of 92 young men  called The Young Men … Read the rest


Officials discuss the Lowcountry | News | The Press and Standard

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

Sen. Margie Bright Matthews and Danny Black, president and CEO of the SouthernCarolina Regional Development Alliance, were among those who attended the S.C. Legislative Black Caucus Rural Economic Summit last week at Voorhees College in Denmark. Rep. Justin Bamberg, Sen. … Read the rest


Visiting with former Clemson coach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Trent Smith met former Clemson Head Football Coach Danny Ford and the Tigers’ equipment manager David Saville at the Edisto Clemson Club meeting recently in Orangeburg.


Posted on February 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

March 31 is going to be an important date in the future of the Jacksonboro Fiddle Club.
On that date Pam Wiley, who founded the club, has to be ready to assume the costs of operating the Jacksonboro Community Center … Read the rest


Crosby receives award for work with adult education | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Delores Crosby was named Transition Specialist of the Year 2015-2016 by the S.C. Association of Adult and Community Education Region III on Feb. 12.
The “Celebrating Our Success” luncheon is held annually to recognize adult education employees from all over … Read the rest


Scouts send popcorn to soldiers | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cub Scout Pack 686 recently sold popcorn, and accepted donations to send popcorn, to troops overseas. The scouts sent over $2,500 worth of popcorn to our troops. The pack’s annual awards ceremony will be on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. … Read the rest


Colleton Citadel Club holds oyster roast | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of The Colleton County Citadel Club gathered to prepare oysters for a crowd last weekend. The event raised funds for the club’s scholarship programs.


CCHS’ NJROTC visits Tuskegee University | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thirty-seven cadets from the Colleton County High School NJROTC visited the historic Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., during the Presidents’ Day Weekend.
The cadets stayed on the scenic and historical campus at the university’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center for … Read the rest


PHOTOS: CCHS holds black history celebration | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Black History and Multi-Cultural Extravaganza was held Feb. 20 in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School. Sponsored by the Ladies of Excellence Organization and organized by Sonya Stephens and Vernessa Brooks, the event featured music … Read the rest


City looks to address holes in its borders | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro officials want to close the doughnut holes.
Planning-wise, doughnut holes are the areas surrounded by the city, but not inside the city which do not receive city services.
There are nearly a dozen doughnut holes within Walterboro’s borders, the … Read the rest


Thousands attend Trump rally | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An estimated 3,000 people showed up to hear Donald Trump last Wednesday at the farm of Randy and Sara White on Green Pond Highway.
Ticket sales from the website numbered 4,000, said White, but he estimates the crowd was closer … Read the rest


CCHS principal discusses changes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 2015-2016 school year has been a good one so far at Colleton County High School.
Interim principal Dr. Melissa Crosby recapped the year so far at the last Colleton County School Board Committee of the Whole meeting and again … Read the rest


Democratic candidate Willie Wilson visits Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Dr. Willie Wilson brought his campaign through Colleton County Thursday, but he was more interested in gathering information than votes.

Wilson, the often overlooked third candidate in South Carolina’s Democratic Presidential Preference Primary Saturday, had his staff make two last … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Frozen Sing-along at Colleton Museum

Posted on February 26, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A Frozen Sing-along was held Wednesday night at the Colleton Museum.


Black history program held at library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Local non-profits fueled by grants | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Four Colleton County programs were among the groups receiving funding from The Beaufort Fund recently.
The funding awards were announced by the Coastal Community Foundation, a grant-making organization serving coastal South Carolina which acts as the administrator for The Beaufort … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Bid to flee  adds charges
A Ridgeland man facing a shoplifting charge at Belk ended up facing additional criminal charges after successfully making it out the front door.
A Walterboro Police Department officer was called to Belk at 3890 Bells … Read the rest


McNeil named director of Colleton’s animal shelter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

In mid-January Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin decided it was time to take the interim off Reginald “Reggie” McNeil’s job title.
McNeil had been serving as interim director of Colleton County Animal and Environmental Control for about six months, named … Read the rest


CCHS’ Stanley named to All-State team | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Coach Perry Smalls received some good news this week when he learned that freshman forward Jasmine Stanley has been selected to the all-region team.  She has also been nominated for the all-state team.
Stanley becomes the first freshman Cougar player … Read the rest


CCHS wrestler going to state | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School’s Caleb O’Quinn qualified for the state competition in Anderson this Friday and Saturday.
The 120-pound senior won his weight division this past Saturday at Fort Dorchester High School for the AAAA Lower State 120-pound title.   O’Quinn … Read the rest


Colleton County man named deadbeat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A man with former addresses in Walterboro and Cottageville has been named this week’s deadbeat parent.

Alexander Washington, 42, with last known addresses on Whites Avenue in Cottageville and Taylor Street in Walterboro, is wanted on a Colleton County Family … Read the rest


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