Monthly Archives: February 2016

Salk’s final home game Friday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The USC Salkehatchie Indians fell 89-80 to Cape Fear on Feb. 10.
Cape Fear is currently undefeated, ranked number one in region play. “The Indians fought hard, but could not catch the Sea Devils,” said athletic director Jane Brewer.
The … Read the rest


Council considering changing meetings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council is considering scaling back on the number of regular sessions they conduct.
Currently, the city council has regularly scheduled meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
An ordinance given its first reading at the … Read the rest


Stieglitz’s juggling act keeps projects on track | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

John T. Stieglitz III, director of Colleton County’s Capital Projects and Purchasing Department, counts on what he calls his matrix board to remind him what is on his to-do list each day.
With the multitude of projects working their way … Read the rest


Man seriously injured in Cottageville Highway wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult male was critically injured in a single-car accident in the 12000 block of Cottageville Highway (U.S. Hwy 17-A) Wednesday Feb. 17.

The accident was reported at 10:40 p.m. with the caller advising the patient had been ejected from … Read the rest


Payne opens new law office | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro attorney R. Morrison M. Payne opened her new office at 501 E. Washington St. on Feb. 16. payne law firm_0018Pictured at the ribbon-cutting are, from left, Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce president Jeremy Ware, City Councilman Bobby Bonds, Mayor Bill Young, … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Presidential hopeful Donald Trump visits Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visited with Colleton County residents at a rally last night at the farm of Randy and Sara White on Green Pond Highway. A crowd of 3,000-4,000 showed up to hear what Trump had to say.… Read the rest


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

Posted on February 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Republicans vote Saturday Feb. 20 in the presidential primary. Democrats vote Saturday Feb. 27.

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 Read the rest


Ten sidewalk projects requested | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County and Walterboro officials can expect a letter soon from the Colleton County Eat Smart Move More’s board of directors.
The letter will ask the officials to give consideration to 10 sidewalk projects in the Walterboro area.
Colleton County … Read the rest


Moselle Road home damaged | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A mid-day fire heavily damaged a Moselle Road residence Monday.
A motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the rural home at 12:16 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find flames showing on the roof and eaves on three sides of … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Chase results  in multiple charges
As a dispatcher was telling Walterboro police officers to be on the lookout for a stolen rental vehicle Friday, an off-duty officer spotted the vehicle on North Jefferies Boulevard near State Street.
The off-duty officer … Read the rest


US Navy blimp headed in to Lowcountry Regional Airport | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The US Navy blimp was spotted shortly before 5:30pm today flying low and heading in to Lowcountry Regional Airport.

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Orangeburg suspect nabbed in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The intersection of Bells Highway and Robertson Boulevard resembled a parking lot the morning of Feb. 11 as law enforcement officers swarmed into the area to apprehend an Orangeburg suspect.
Since mid-September, the Orangeburg Police Department had been searching for … Read the rest


Man severely injured in Ashton Road wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A single-vehicle crash the evening of Feb. 13 in the 1200 block of Ashton Road sent a 63-year-old Islandton man to the hospital with severe injuries.
At 8:53 p.m., a Colleton County Fire-Rescue firefighter, who works at Station 15, radioed … Read the rest


Learning about customer service | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

SERVING THE PUBLIC. Travelers Rest Police Department Chief Lance Crowe traveled to Walterboro Thursday to bring his insights into serving the public to the members of the city’s police and fire departments. Crowe, who has been with the Travelers Rest … Read the rest


Ridgeville man loses his life in head-on crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Feb. 12 head-on crash on Cottageville Highway claimed the life of a 21-year-old Ridgeville man and closed the roadway for hours.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Jacob McCranie, 21, of Catfish Court in Ridgeville was pronounced dead … Read the rest


Taylor to run for re-election | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Phillip Taylor has decided to run for re-election on Colleton County Council.

“I really thought I wasn’t going to run again,” he said. “I told people I wasn’t. I had a lot of things going on that needed attention, a … Read the rest


Willie Frasier, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Willie Frasier, Sr., 89,  of Green Pond, passed away on Sunday: February 14, 2016 in Walterboro.  Born January 07, 1927, he was the son of the late Mr. Affie & Mr. Isaiah Frasier.  Visitation will be held in Friday: … Read the rest


Palmer Bowman, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Palmer Bowman, Jr. 68 of Walterboro, passed away on Sunday: February 14, 2016 in Walterboro.  Born July 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Mrs Evelyn B. &  Mr. Palmer Bowman, Sr.  Visitation will be held on … Read the rest


March of Dimes to host Zika Virus webinar Friday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

March of Dimes Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Edward R.B. McCabe, will be conducting a webinar about what women and families need to know about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

As the leading non-profit for mom and baby health the March of … Read the rest


Domestic incident injures two | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

A domestic disturbance Monday evening sent two people to hospitals for treatment.
Colleton County Sheriff’s officers were called to a home in the 100 block of Seigler Drive Monday at 8:01 p.m. When deputies arrived at the home, the female … Read the rest


Early morning flames destroy two homes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County firefighters spent Tuesday morning on the run, handling two large residential fires in different parts of the county.
The firefighters’ morning began Tuesday at 3 a.m. when wind-whipped flames destroyed a Prices Bridge Road residence.
The county’s dispatch … Read the rest


Two shootings being investigated | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walterboro Police Department are continuing their investigations into two recent shootings.
The Walterboro Police Department continues to search for the suspect in a Monday morning shooting that sent one man to … Read the rest


1:50 TUESDAY: Three-car wreck in front of Westbury’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

A wreck involving two cars and a pickup truck just occurred in front of Westbury’s ACE Hardware. Injuries are unknown at this time, but emergency crews are on the scene.

Traffic is backed up, so please choose another route.


Martha Babb Steedly | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

RUFFIN:    Mrs. Martha Babb Steedly, wife of the late Robert M. Steedly, passed away Thursday evening at her residence.  She was 85.
Mrs. Steedly was born October 8, 1930, a daughter of the late Thedie Lee Babb and Nell Smyly … Read the rest


Beulah “Mickie” Pellum Douglas | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO:       Mrs. Beulah “Mickie” Pellum Douglas, wife of James E. Douglas, passed away Saturday morning at Roper Hospital in Charleston.  She was 72.
Mrs. Douglas was born in Walterboro October 21, 1943 a daughter of the late Parker Nettles and … Read the rest


Lloyd Ashton Jones, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

FLORENCE – Chief Hospital Corpsman Lloyd Ashton Jones, Jr., United States Navy (Ret.) age 80, of Florence, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016 in a Florence area hospital.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 o’clock Saturday morning, February 20, 2016, … Read the rest


Moselle home burns | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

A mid-day structure fire heavily damaged a Moselle residence, Monday Feb. 15.

A motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from the rural home at 12:16 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find fire showing from the roof and eves on three … Read the rest


City police investigate Monday shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 15, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Walterboro Police Department are continuing their investigation into a Monday morning shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Monday at about 7:50 a.m. members of the police department were sent to the Emergency Department of the … Read the rest


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