Monthly Archives: February 2016

Tree blocks Hwy. 63 at Ivanhoe Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 5, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

tree falls.carTwo occupants of a car were transported to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center for treatment of injuries they sustained when a large tree toppled into the roadway in the 1200 block of South Jefferies Highway Friday at approximately … Read the rest


Matthews, Jackson speak at St. Peter’s Democratic rally | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 5, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

State Senator Margie Bright Matthews and former head of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson were the keynote speakers during a rally for Hillary Clinton held Saturday at St. Peter’s A.M.E. church. The church’s pastor, the Rev, Leon Maxwell, said … Read the rest


CMC doesn’t expect influx from Barnwell closing | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Medical Center is not expecting a significant influx of patients due to the closing of the hospital in Barnwell, said Brad Griffin, CEO of Colleton Medical Center.
Southern Palmetto Hospital, a 53-bed acute care facility, closed Jan. 21. The … Read the rest


CCHS students donate to Northside students | News | The Press and Standard

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

Students at Colleton County High School collected a truckload of school supplies which they donated to Northside Elementary School students, who were displaced from their school building after a mold problem over Christmas break. The CCHS Leadership class sorted and … Read the rest


Farmers Market wants public feedback | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market is looking for some feedback.
The farmers market, which has operated out of the museum complex for the past four years, has teamed with the newest facet of the museum … Read the rest


Local historian to talk on Colleton’s ‘lost’ black families on Feb. 16 | News | The Press and Standard

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

laney.P.adam carter family laney.P.carter fam. uncropped laney.P.exhibit laney.P.outsideBy KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
Elizabeth Laney loves looking at the history, and people, in Walterboro whose history has not been recorded until now. Specifically, black families.
Although the Walterboro native has always been interested in history, Laney’s curiosity about the … Read the rest


SCE&G’s customers warned about scam | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

South Carolina Electric & Gas urges business and residential customers to be aware that scam artists are posing as SCE&G employees on telephone calls.

Customers have reported instances of individuals portraying themselves as SCE&G employees over the phone, warning of … Read the rest


Sidewalks being considered on Charleston Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Public comments being accepted on sidewalk project on Charleston Highway.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A plan under consideration by the South Carolina Department of Transportation would get Colleton County on the path to transforming last year’s comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian … Read the rest


South Carolina votes for president | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Republican primary set for February 20;
Democrats will go to the polls on Feb. 27.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The bid of 12 Republicans and four Democrats to gain South Carolina’s nod in their presidential bids entered its final month … Read the rest


War Hawk basketball update | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tuesday, Jan. 19
 The War Hawk varsity girls fell to Dorchester Academy 61-54.
Coach Nicole Cain said, “The girls played with heart. It almost seemed like we were a different team from the first time we played them early … Read the rest


CPA holds senior night | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

cpa seniors 2 copy cpa seniors copyOn Senior Night at Colleton Preparatory Academy, both basketball teams faced Beaufort Academy for their last home games.  The varsity girls won 83-26 with seniors Lexie Murray, Shelly McDonald and Marla Strickland (above, right.) The varsity boys, however, didn’t have … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Cocoa | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“My name is Cocoa. I love to play with my two brothers, even though I wasn’t raised with them. I was the smallest of the puppies and my foster mom thinks that because of my short legs, I got cheated … Read the rest


Precinct changes: Where do I vote? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The following precincts and polling places will be involved in these elections. Precincts voting at new locations are in bold.
002 BELLS Colleton County Fire & Rescue Station #18, (new location) 12232 Bells Hwy, Ruffin.
005 CANADYS Colleton County Fire … Read the rest


Weather update | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:

INLAND COLLETON-

WALTERBORO

7:24 AM EST THU FEB 4 2016

.TODAY…WIDESPREAD RAIN. COOLER WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60s. TEMPERATURE FALLING INTO THE MID 50s THIS AFTERNOON. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 … Read the rest


Giant turtle visits Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

Five really big turtles visited Walterboro when Randy Gallagher, who operates a turtle sanctuary in Sunset Beach, N.C., stopped in town over the weekend. Children (and adults) got to pet, sit on and feed the giants.… Read the rest


Council handles short agenda | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A short Walterboro City Council agenda for its Jan. 26 meeting had city officials preparing for spring events.
The Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce was given council’s permission to have streets closed for its 5K Run/Walk and … Read the rest


CCHS JV girls’ record now stands at 7-4 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By ROBERT DRIGGERS
coachdriggers@yahoo.com
The Colleton County JV girls basketball team has compiled a record of seven wins against four defeats.  The girls seek to have a winning record with just three games remaining. Scores so far are:

12/1/15 vs. … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Accident claims  second victim
A Jan. 4 crash on Bells Highway claimed its second victim last week.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Rose G. Berry, 88, of Walterboro, died at a local nursing home from injuries she sustained … Read the rest


Northside Elementary set to reopen | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Northside Elementary School’s approximately 577 students go back to their regular classrooms beginning Feb. 9.
Colleton County School Superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster reported on Jan. 27 that Northside Elementary School had been given a clean bill … Read the rest


Man named this week’s deadbeat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A man with last known addresses in North Charleston and Walterboro has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent.

Kerry Glenn Hiers, 52, who had addresses on Smoak Road in Walterboro and Deerwood Drive in North Charleston, is wanted on a … Read the rest


Bond set for armed robbery suspect | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Green Pond woman had her bond set at $50,000 in connection with two Walterboro armed robberies.
Barbara Ann Williams, 52, of Green Pond, was arrested by Walterboro Police on the evening of Jan. 27 on … Read the rest


Planning to send flowers to CCHS? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Planning to send flowers to your Valentine at Colleton County High School? If so, here are a few things you need to know:
 All deliveries of flowers should go to room 4113 and must be completed by 11 a.m. … Read the rest


Fire damages Cottageville home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two children playing with a lighter are believed to have caused a Monday afternoon house fire in the Cottageville area.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to the home Monday at approximately 1:45 p.m. when the home’s fire alarm system reported … Read the rest


Salley to play for Charleston Southern | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 3, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

CCHS senior Nick Salley will play football for the Charleston Southern Buccaneers next season.

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