Monthly Archives: February 2016

Heading for state championships | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Students at Colleton County High School gave wrestler Caleb O’Quinn a send-off party this morning. O’Quinn is heading to the state championships this weekend in Anderson, after winning the Lower State title last weekend.

 


Democrats: Don’t forget to vote | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Democrats will vote Saturday Feb. 27 in the presidential primary.

The following precincts and polling places will be involved in these elections. Precinct voting place changes are in bold.

Precincts Polling Places (location)

002 BELLS Colleton County Fire & Rescue Read the rest


Lacy Cosmetology students can file for help | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recently issued a press release regarding a $9,283,123.00 default judgment against Lacy School of Cosmetology and Earnest “Jay” Lacy, for presenting false claims to the U.S. Department of Education for federal student loans and grants. The … Read the rest


Driver charged in I-95 crash | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro man was killed the afternoon of Feb. 19 in a one-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of I-95.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that John G. Walling, 53, of 694 Buffalo Lane, Walterboro was pronounced dead at … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Sam | The Press and Standard

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

SAM is a very handsome russet brown adult dog. He is housebroken and crate trained. He could use a little more work on the leash but has shown improvement. He will need to be in a family without cats and … Read the rest


Crisis training session held at Forest Hills | News | The Press and Standard

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

The teachers and staff of Forest Hills Elementary used several hours on the afternoon of Feb. 11 to assess how well the school district’s plans for dealing with an active shooter works.
Walterboro Police Department’s Public Information Officer Amye Stivender … Read the rest


Local man faces federal prison term | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro man was sentenced to prison on fraud and tax evasion charges when he appeared in federal court in Charleston Monday.
Timothy David Mays, 51, of Walterboro, was sentenced to spend 42 months in federal prison on a charge … Read the rest


Lady Hawks lose a heartbreaker | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Prep Lady War Hawks saw their season come to an end with a heart-breaking loss to Curtis Baptist, 36-35 in the first round of the state playoffs Heathwood Hall in Columbia last Friday night.  With the loss, Colleton Prep … Read the rest


Sheriff releases statement, photos in gang indictments | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 7:07 pm by The Press and Standard

Sheriff R.A. Strickland announces that his agency initiated an investigation that would lead federal agencies to obtain indictments on 14 alleged gang members. A federal grand jury indicted the men and their associates for allegedly conspiring to participate in a … Read the rest


One killed, another injured in two motorcycle accidents | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 60-year-old Ruffin man was killed the evening of Feb. 18 when his motorcycle collided with a motor vehicle on Bells Highway.
Karl H. Williams, 60, of 7859 Bells Highway, Ruffin, was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of the … Read the rest


Republicans choose Trump | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Democrats choose their candidate this Saturday.
Colleton County voters heading to the polls in the Feb. 20 Republican Presidential Preference Primary were solidly behind the candidacy of Donald Trump.
Trump, the only candidate to visit Colleton County in the waning … Read the rest


Museum receives state award | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On the evening of Feb. 17, the Colleton County Museum and Farmer’s Market was honored by the South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.
The next morning, the crystal vase that recognizes the facility’s operation was on display.
“We already … Read the rest


14 alleged members of two local gangs indicted | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Fourteen alleged members of two violent street gangs in Colleton County and Summerville, and alleged associates of both gangs — the Cowboys and the Wildboys — have been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly conspiring to participate in … Read the rest


John George Walling, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

John George Walling, Sr. 53, of Walterboro, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016.

Born December 30, 1962 in Walterboro, he was a son of the late George Walling and Gloria Grooms Walling. He loved fishing, taking care of his animals, … Read the rest


Karl Williams | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Karl Williams, 60, of Ruffin, SC, Died February 18, 2016 Service were held. Arrangements by: Hamilton’s Funeral Home of Walterboro.


Earldean Givens Kelly | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

RUFFIN:  Mrs. Earldean Givens Kelly, wife of the late Raymond D. Kelly, passed away, Sunday, February 21, at NHC in Anderson, SC.  She was 92.

Mrs. Kelly was born August 10, 1923 a daughter of the late David Nicholas Givens … Read the rest


Camilla Saunders Blanton | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Camilla Saunders Blanton, 101, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of Samuel T. “Red” Blanton entered into eternal rest Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Her Funeral Service will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 in J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL, … Read the rest


Mendel Baynard Colson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

St. George — Mendel Baynard Colson, 82, of 83 Mendel Court, Round O, entered into eternal rest on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Colleton Medical Center.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Bryant Funeral Home Chapel.… Read the rest


James Johnson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. James Johnson, 39, formerly of Walterboro, passed away on Wednesday: February 17, in Savannah, Georgia. Born November 13, 1978, he was the son of the late Ms. Sharon L. Johnson and Mr. James Williams. Visitation will be held on … Read the rest


Charles “Captain” Brown | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Charles “Captain” Brown, 64, of the Roadside Community of Yemasse, S.C.; passed away on Saturday: February 20, 2016 in Walterboro.  Born December 22, 1951, he was the son of the late Mrs. Hattie Elliott Brown and Mr. Joe Brown.  … Read the rest


Wind advisory in effect tomorrow | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:

INLAND COLLETON-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF…WALTERBORO

350 PM EST TUE FEB 23 2016

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM EST WEDNESDAY…

.TONIGHT…CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS WITH A … Read the rest


Assistance sought in solving January theft | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office in seeking assistance from the public in identifying the suspect in a Jan. 26 theft at Carolina Self Storage at 1065 Robertson Blvd.

Deputies were called to the business the morning of Jan. 26 after … Read the rest


Carolyn Smith Wilson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Carolyn Smith Wilson, 89, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest Saturday, February 20, 2016 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. She was first married to the late John W. Smith and secondly to the late Robert W. Wilson.… Read the rest


Paul Guilford Gentry | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

RUFFIN – Mr. Paul Guilford Gentry, 79, of Ruffin, entered into eternal rest Wednesday morning, February 17, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Funeral services were conducted 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, February 19, 2016, from The Brice W. … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Trump suffers meltdown during debate
Dear Editor:
I watched the latest Republican debate on Saturday night and listened to an agitated and frustrated Trump.  As a conservative, I was appalled at this loss of self-control and attack on President Bush.  … Read the rest


First results being seen from one-cent sales tax | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

That extra penny you spend on sales tax is working to make Colleton County a better place to live.
Many of the projects listed on that ballot in the last election are beginning to be more than just a list … Read the rest


We all have that ugly person | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

My life is made of stardust, rainbows and unicorns. NOT.
Just look at all that’s happened in the last month: My car was keyed. I got sick. I was advised to schedule cataract surgery. The diamond fell out of my … Read the rest


City council visits S.C. Senate | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Senator Larry Grooms, Walterboro City Council members James Broderick, Judy Bridge, Bobby Bonds, Mayor Bill Young and Senator Margie Bright Matthews pose in the anteroom of the S.C. Senate in front of a portrait of Walterboro’s Governor Jefferies during the … Read the rest


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