Monthly Archives: February 2016

Lorene Cook Varnadoe | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

SUMMERVILLE – Mrs. Lorene Cook Varnadoe, age 72, of Azalea Drive, Summerville, entered into her eternal rest Tuesday morning, February 2, 2016 at her residence. She was the widow of the late Mr. Riddick Marshall “Pops” Varnadoe.

Funeral services were … Read the rest


Edisto River flooding … again | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FORTHE EDISTO RIVER NEAR GIVHANS FERRY.

* AT 8 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 12.7 FEET.

* FLOOD STAGE IS 10.0 FEET.

* MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING.

* FORECAST, THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE RISING TO NEAR … Read the rest


Black History Month is perfect time to share family histories | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Each year, the month of February brings with it a unique opportunity for all Americans: Black History Month.
This year will bring a special opportunity for Colleton County residents to hear stories about local history when Elizabeth Laney comes to … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Every day is a gift from God
Dear Editor:
Every day, let us do random acts of wanton kindness and love.
Every day is a gift from God. What we make of it is our gift to God.
Every day, … Read the rest


Do you know your friends? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

One of the most gifted writers of all time, William Shakespeare, said, “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.”
However, … Read the rest


What does macchiato mean? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Is it just me, or is coffee getting out of hand?
Americans are obsessed with java. There’s Starbucks, Biggby’s, Dunkin Donuts, Caribou, Au Bon Pain, Cuppy’s, Peet’s, The Coffee Bean — not to mention a dozen indy coffeehouses within 50 … Read the rest


Local weather spotters needed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By SUZANNE GANT
Contributor
Have you always been fascinated by the weather and wondered if there was a way you could use that fascination to help save lives? Well, you’re in luck. The National Weather Service needs your assistance.
Each … Read the rest


Chamber holds perlo cookoff | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

perlo cookoff_0004 copy perlo cookoff_0006 copyThe team from Pruitt Health Care — Trae Thomas, Rachel Campbell and Christy Drinkard — won the Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce’s perlo cookoff held last week at the museum. Second place went to Team Terry: Robert Terry and John … Read the rest


Colonial Dames donate book to library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

JoAnne Boone, left, presents a copy of “Upper Dorchester County: A View of the Past” to Colleton County Memorial Library reference librarian Vicki Brown. The donation from the Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper Chapter of the S.C. Colonial Dames of the … Read the rest


Civitans to honor The Four Chaplains | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Feb. 3, 1943, the names of George L. Fox, Alexander D. Goode, Clark V. Poling and John P. Washington became forever linked.
On that day, the four ministers serving in the U.S. Army gave their lives in service of … Read the rest


Scholarships now being offered | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 2016 application for Coastal Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program is now available. College-bound high school seniors in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties can find the application at www.coastalcommunityfoundation.org.
Students are asked to complete their application online via the web-based … Read the rest


Round O woman injured in Industrial Road crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

A 25 yr. old Round O woman suffered multiple traumatic injuries in a single-car crash in 1000 block of Industrial Road north of Walterboro Friday evening Feb. 5.

Fire-Rescue was notified of the accident at 11:10 p.m. after a witness … Read the rest


February artist’s inspiration comes from the Lowcountry | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Daryle Halbert, currently the artist-in-residence for North Charleston, will be the Colleton Museugs.artist.picture2.p.2-4 copym and Farmers Market’s February artist.
Halbert’s art is a reflection of the history, stories and folklore of African-American culture. His work is filled with a wide … Read the rest


New Fat Jack’s plans to open in February | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
If the rain ever stops, Fat Jack’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ is set to open its new restaurant next to Walmart the last week in February.
Owner Jack Jones said they originally wanted to open the first … Read the rest


Bells Highway Bluegrass Band gives concert at VVH | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Bells Highway Bluegrass Band played for residents of Veterans Victory House last week. Band members are Larry Duncan, banjo; Roger Baker, guitar; Luther Gravitt, mandolin; and Mike Lynch, bass. The concert was arranged by members of the Col. Joseph … Read the rest


Car show raises money for Wounded Warriors | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

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Guild gives ‘fidget’ blankets to VVH | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 6, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Patti Blitch, Betty Rucker and Margaret Jones of Old St. Andrews Parish Church in Charleston show off the “fidget” blankets made by ladies in the church’s St. Mary’s and St. Agnes’ Guild for patients at the Veterans Victory House. The … Read the rest


Sandy Steele joins SouthernCarolina | News | The Press and Standard

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

Sandy Steele has joined the SouthernCarolina Alliance staff as director of operations, according to Buddy Phillips, chairman of SouthernCarolina Alliance.
As director of operations, Steele will work with the region’s county developers to bring economic development projects at all stages … Read the rest


Retreat will generate to-do list for 2016 | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Walterboro City Manager Jeff Molinari is in the process of distilling the city council’s retreat conversation into a 2016 municipal to-do list.
On Friday and Saturday, members of city council, Molinari and City Attorney George Cone … Read the rest


CCHS juniors presented rings | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County High School junior Alexis Hiers receives her class ring from her mother during the ring ceremony conducted at the high school Jan. 29. Jostens, the company that provided the class rings, sponsored the ceremony. Joshua Cable, Cougar New … Read the rest


Jacksonboro woman to speak at convention | News | The Press and Standard

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

Jacksonboro resident Pam Wiley is slated to give a presentation during the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) State Convention in Columbia this Saturday.
Wiley’s topic will be “How to Incorporate American Music into School Music Programs.”
As part of … Read the rest


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