Monthly Archives: March 2016

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN
The Colleton County Lady Cougar Track and Field team finished in seventh place out of a field of 13 teams during this past Saturday’s Coca-Cola Lowcountry Invitational hosted by Woodland High School.… Read the rest


CNT hosts 3rd Annual Expo at CCHS

Posted on March 11, 2016 2:02 pm by Cindy Crosby

Josh Cable, Lead Teacher for Cougar New Teach for the 2015-16 school year, along with Expo greeters, welcomed guests to the 3rd Annual CNT Expo on Thursday, March 10 at Colleton County High School. Photo by Cindy Crosby

Josh Cable, Lead Teacher for Cougar New Tech for the 2015-16 school year, along with Expo greeters, welcomed guests to the 3rd Annual CNT event on Thursday, March 10 at Colleton County High School. Photo by Cindy Crosby

The third … Read the rest


The search for answers continues | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

There are a lot of unanswered questions behind the Wednesday evening disappearance of three Smoaks area children, says Lt. Shane Roberts, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.

The possibility that the children were in a closet in a nearby … Read the rest


‘Payment for Potholes’ program will help those whose cars damaged on state roads | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Association for Justice (SCAJ), the leading voice for plaintiff’s attorneys in the Palmetto State, announced the creation of a new program to help drivers recover compensation for damages caused by the state’s deteriorating roads.

“Payment for Potholes” … Read the rest


Driver Suspension Eligibility Week to be March 14-18 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds the public about the upcoming Driver Suspension Eligibility Week for drivers with certain license suspensions. Driver Suspension Eligibility Week is March 14‑18 in all DMV offices across the state.

During Driver … Read the rest


Revitalization enters the home stretch | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

North Lemacks Street  residents meet with officials to discuss final work to be done.

As the multi-year federal grant used to improve the North Lemacks Street area approaches its end, a large contingent of neighborhood residents joined Walterboro officials to … Read the rest


Local woman celebrates 92nd birthday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dorothy Pillsbury, far … Read the rest


Fire-Rescue to collect donations for charity | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be collecting donations for the Carolina Children’s Charity.

Representatives of IGA, Tractor Supply and Walmart have agreed to let the firefighters conduct their boot drive from March 11 through March 20. The funds donated … Read the rest


Palmetto Training gets $12,500 grant | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Palmetto Training, Inc., a division of the South Carolina Technical Institute, Inc. located in the Colleton County Skills Center, was awarded $12,500 grant from The Haas Corporation.
PTI President Eddie Jackson learned about the grant while attending a training seminar … Read the rest


Cottageville Tractor Parade, Farmers Festival this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cottageville will have its third annual Tractor Parade and Farmers Festival on Saturday, March 12 starting at 11 a.m. Tractors of many makes and models, new and vintage, will parade on Highway 17A through Cottageville, then gather in the field … Read the rest


City approves rezoning request | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three parcels of land on Mable T. Willis change zoning.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.co
Walterboro City Council approved rezoning three parcels of land on Mable T. Willis Boulevard during a special meeting on the afternoon of March 3.
The land, … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tools taken  in Round O
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a logging operation off Round O Road in Round O the morning of March 7 when employees returning to the work site discovered that … Read the rest


Thousands attend kids safety fair | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Safe Kids Safety Fair was held at the National Guard Armory  on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All third-grade students were brought to the fair on Friday morning to rotate through the exhibits, which … Read the rest


Cougar track and field takes fifth in Coca-Cola Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Track and Field team competed in the Coca-Cola Classic, hosted by Woodland, on Saturday March 5. They finished in fifth place, out of 12 teams participating in the meet.… Read the rest


CPA JV wins in mercy-ruled game | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep junior varsity baseball team loaded ’em up and brought ’em in during the 17-0 mercy-ruled win against Ridge Christian on Thursday March 3.
War Hawk pitchers Brad Strickland and Dawson Sweat combined for … Read the rest


Play ‘Deathtrap’ to be this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Deathtrap, a wickedly amusing thriller, will cast its spell on audiences at The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton Street in Walterboro, on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.
A Tony-nominated “who’ll-do-it” with a record-setting … Read the rest


CPA finishes 2nd in War Hawk Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFF MUSGRAVE

The Colleton Prep War Hawk Baseball team finished second, following a 7-5 loss against Hilton Head Prep, in the championship game of the War Hawk Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The War Hawks … Read the rest


Manager’s house at Ashepoo Plantation burns | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The former manager’s house at Ashepoo Plantation, 9314 Bennetts Point Road, was destroyed in an early morning fire Wednesday, March 9.

The residence was nearing completion after major renovations. When a worker arrived to work at 6:39 a.m., he found … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Children reunited with family | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

These are photos of the children being reunited with their family.


Traffic conjested on South Jefferies Boulevard | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

South Jefferies Blvd looking north from Old Beach Place Road. Work started on the median this week which has traffic down to one lane and a lot of congestion.


God is good: Children found safe | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

“God is good,” says Shane Roberts of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Three children, missing since late yesterday afternoon, have been found safe in a closet in an abandoned trailer near where they disappeared on Bent Gate Road near Smoaks.… Read the rest


Cougars finish runner-up in H.I.T | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Baseball team finished runner-up in the Berkeley Preseason H.I.T Tournament. The Cougars fell 10-2 against Ashley Ridge in the championship game, following a six-run seventh inning by the Swamp Foxes.
After defeating … Read the rest


Children reported found | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Unofficial reports are that the children have been found in a nearby trailer in a locked closet. More details as they become available.

 


No public assistance needed at this time | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 10, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Shane Roberts with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office asks the public stay away from the area where the search is being conducted for three missing children near Smoaks. The area is very remote and swampy, which makes the search terrain … Read the rest


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