Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tentative dates set for baseball, softball evaluations | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tentative dates for evaluations for baseball and softball at the Walterboro-Colleton Recreation Center are as follows :
Angels: Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m.
Ponytails: Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Minors: Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m.
Majors: Thursday, … Read the rest


Pye named to hospital’s board | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Paul Pye has been named to the board of trustees of Colleton Medical Center. He will replace former board member Ken Hill.
“Colleton Medical Center’s Board of Trustees plays an integral role in the growth and success of our hospital … Read the rest


Harmon celebrates 95th birthday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Ruby Harmon, front right, celebrated her 95th birthday on Feb. 6 at Pruitt Heathcare, where she lives. She is pictured with five generations of her family. On the back row, from left, are Lydia Kreighbaum, Lori Kreighbaum and Loretta (Sue) … Read the rest


2016 Baseball/Softball Evaluation dates confirmed | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Evaluations for the Rec Commission baseball and softball teams will be held:

Evaluation Dates: (Weather Permitting)
Angels  (ages 9-10)         Tuesday, February 23 at 6:00pm
Ponytails (ages 11-12)     Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00pm
Minors (ages 9-10)          Thursday, February 25 at 6:00pm… Read the rest


Sendoff to state: CPA basketball team to try for state title | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton Prep girls’ varsity basketball team will play Curtis Baptist Friday Feb 19 (tonight) at 5 p.m. at Heathwood Hall in Columbia in the first round of the state playoffs.

This morning, the school gathered to form a “tunnel” … Read the rest


Motorcyclist killed in crash on Bells Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A 60-year-old Ruffin man was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle collided with a motor vehicle on Bells Highway.

Karl Williams, 60, of Ruffin was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of the Colleton Medical Center Thursday at 7:08 p.m. … Read the rest


Beard most valuable Gamecock | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Lori Beard of Walterboro has been named the Most Valuable Gamecock Club President by the Gamecock Club in Columbia. The award was presented during halftime at the Kentucky basketball game on Saturday Feb. 13.
“This award is being presented to … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Teddy | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

PET OF THE WEEK: TEDDY is in a foster home, but very much wants his own forever home. He is a 6-year-old Rottweiler mix. He is healthy and happy, good with other dogs, and also with small children. He loves … Read the rest


Band ensembles win at West Ashley | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Winter Ensembles competed this past weekend at the 2016 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Premiere at Ashley Ridge High School in Ladson.
 The Band of Blue Varsity scored a 60.720 and placed second to Summerville High School … Read the rest


New cycling festival scheduled this fall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A new festival is coming to Walterboro this fall.
FestiVELO, a USA Cycling sanctioned festival, will be held Nov. 9-14. Based at the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market & Commercial Kitchen, the cycling event will feature daily routes stretching across Colleton … Read the rest


Fish fry to raise funds to help kidney transplant donor, patient | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro native Keysa Sanders is giving something very special to her cousin, Brenda Jamison — a kidney.
Jamison has kidney failure due to complications from Lupus. The transplant surgery is scheduled for March 23.
Sanders will only be in the … Read the rest


Summit to examine Lowcounty issues | News | The Press and Standard

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

S.C. Senator Margie Bright Matthews will travel to Denmark Friday morning to listen to the future.
Bright Matthews will participate in an Economic Summit at Voorhees College, co-sponsored by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, Voorhees College and the SouthernCarolina … Read the rest


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


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