Monthly Archives: February 2016

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


Clemson eating at Arby’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 15, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

This Clemson bus was spotted at Arby’s today about noon.


Jacob Jackson McCranie | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 15, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. Jacob Jackson McCranie, 21, of Cottageville, passed away Friday, February 12, 2016.

Funeral services will be held 3 pm, Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel.

The family … Read the rest


Help Wanted – Allendale County Hosp. – RNs/LPNs/CNAs

Posted on February 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Allendale County Hospital has the following positions available: RNs/LPNs/CNAs FT/PT/PRN 8 or 12 hour shifts. Unit Secretary FT.  The hospital offers a very competitive salary scale and a comprehensive benefits program including health insurance, pension plan, paid time off and … Read the rest


Islandton man injured in Saturday wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 15, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A 63-year-old Islandton man was severely injured in a single-car, high-speed crash in the 1200 block of Ashton Road Saturday evening Feb. 13.

At 8:53 p.m., a Station 15 firefighter radioed in to dispatch that a vehicle had struck a … Read the rest


Colleton students visit the Capitol | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Kamarion Thurmond and Ian McLaughlin of Colleton Middle School sit next to Rep. Kenneth Hodges at the Democratic caucus  during the Capitol Kids Day at the state house. In the foreground is Rep. Mary Tinkler of Charleston and her Capitol … Read the rest


Antiques Roadshow Charleston to air Feb. 15 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Antiques Roadshow” will air three Charleston-based episodes on South Carolina ETV on February 15, 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. as part of its new 20th anniversary season.
The 13-time Emmy®-nominated series came to Charleston in August of 2015 as … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Your Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Reflections in my rear view mirror
Dear Editor:
Many years have passed since my childhood and they concealed the slow-moving changes taking place in my world.  It was only when I compared my childhood to the childhood of my grandchildren … Read the rest


Town has saved $3 million for beach renourishment | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The town of Edisto Beach has done an amazing thing. The town government has saved $3 million in local funds to go toward renourishment of the beach.
It’s very seldom that you hear of governments actually saving money. That’s awesome. … Read the rest


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