Monthly Archives: February 2016

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


Don’t wait ’til it’s too late | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

As a young girl growing up in Wesley United Methodist Church here in Walterboro, I used to hear the “old soldiers on the battlefield for the Lord” sing, “This may be the last time/This may be the last time, children/This … Read the rest


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

Posted on February 20, 2016 11:11 pm by The Press and Standard

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

Bush             503

Carson         281

Christie          3

Cruz         1,103

Fiorina          2

Gilmore        0

Huckabee     5

Kasich       223

Paul              4

Rubio       936

Santorum    3

Trump  2,326

Results are not official


10:30 p.m.: S.C. going with Trump | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2016 10:10 pm by The Press and Standard

South Carolina choosing Trump.

Colleton still at 12 of 32 precincts reporting. More updates as they become available.


Colleton Results: 12 of 32 Precincts in | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2016 8:08 pm by The Press and Standard


Variety of events coming up at Edisto | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

As the days get a bit longer and the temperatures soon start to rise, the Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities have plans in place to make the most of this pristine time of the year. Spring is set to … Read the rest


Waterfowl Association presents awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Chapter of the S.C. Waterfowl Association won Division 3 Chapter of the Year at the Sportsman’s Ball at the Omar Shrine Temple in Mt Pleasant on Friday Feb. 12.  Committee members, from leftare Miles Crosby, Mr. and Mrs. … Read the rest


Softball arrives in Walterboro | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Softball arrived in Colleton County last Saturday, in spite of the cold temperatures.
Colleton County High School’s girls’ softball team hosted its annual Grand Slam Jam Softball Tournament with teams from around the Lowcountry playing at the ACE Basin Recreational … Read the rest


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