Monthly Archives: March 2016

William Elbert McCranie | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 29, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. William Elbert McCranie, age 84, of Cottageville Highway, Walterboro, entered into rest Sunday, March 20, 2016.

A native of McCrae County, Georgia, he was a son of the late Tommy Lee McCranie and the late Lilly Mae … Read the rest


Service – Splinter Wood Works

Posted on March 29, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

Splinter Wood Works Refinishing and minor repairs,

press cane, rush, and caning seats.

Tom Whitacre – Operator 843-542-4260

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Two injured in head-on collision near Cottageville | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 28, 2016 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

A head-on collision in the 4900 block of Cottageville Hwy (U.S. Hwy. 17-A) sent two adult females to a trauma center Monday afternoon March 28 at 12:38 p.m.

The first Fire-Rescue crew arrived to find two vehicles with heavy damage, … Read the rest


Marie Derry Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 28, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

SMOAKS – Mrs. Marie Derry Crosby, 82, entered into rest Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2016, at her home in Smoaks.

Funeral services were conducted 3 o’clock Monday afternoon, March 28, 2016, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, … Read the rest


James Madison “Jimmy” Simmons | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 28, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Chief Warrant Officer CW5 (Ret.) James Madison “Jimmy” Simmons, age 77, entered into rest early Saturday morning, March 26, 2016, at his home in Walterboro. He was the loving husband of fifty-two years to the late Mrs. Edna … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Correction
In last week’s poem, Norman Brown’s headline should have said, “To Dream the Possible Dream.” The Press and Standard regrets the error and is happy to set the record straight.

Teachers’ workloads are ever increasing
Dear Editor:
The Colleton … Read the rest


Promise Zone funding has improved our lives | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Hundreds of people from our neck of the woods helped to craft the new long-term strategic action plan that will guide the South Carolina Lowcountry Promise Zone in the years ahead. Months of truly collaborative work provide us with a … Read the rest


Courtliness is fading fast in the South | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

As most of you know, I’m a proud daughter of the South.
There’s nothing like life below the Mason-Dixon. We’re fiercely proud of our traditions, our barbecue, and the fact that you can drive from mountains to ocean in under … Read the rest


The will of the people must prevail | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Justice Scalia’s passing is no doubt a great loss to his family and to our country. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family. His efforts to uphold the Constitution and our country’s founding principles will be sorely … Read the rest


Who is Jesus to you? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As Resurrection Sunday (commonly known as Easter Sunday) approaches, there is a question to ponder. Who is Jesus to you?
Jesus is known to many by a number of metaphorical phrases: the lily of the valley, the bright and morning … Read the rest


Bird walk held in wildlife sanctuary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

USC Salk Professor Eran Kilpatrick, far left, spies a bird during last Saturday’s walk in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary.

Photo by BARRY MOORE

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Healthy Tip #3 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Post office surprises local Clemson player | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Clemson football player Jim Brown got a surprise last week when he went to the post office.
Walterboro Postmaster Doug Mixson presented Brown with a special limited edition envelope, issued by select post offices in S.C. honoring the Tigers’ trip … Read the rest


CCHS students tour Paul Mitchell school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School students took a tour of Paul Mitchell the School in Charleston on Tuesday, Feb. 23 as a followup visit after Paul Mitchell’s staff visited CCHS on Nov. 18.

Over 30 students who expressed a strong desire … Read the rest


It’s time to teach a kid the joy of fishing | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By RANDELL MIXON
ranmix@yahoo.com

OK, all of you outdoors Dudes and Dudettes, it’s that time of year again! No, I’m not talking about March Madness. Now before all of you NCAA basketball fans get upset, there’s nothing wrong with watching … Read the rest


Leadership Colleton visits statehouse | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of Leadership Colleton visited the statehouse in Columbia last week to learn about government. From left are Adam Campbell, Angie Roberson, Adam Smith, Sen. Margie Bright Matthews, Terri Boone, Lee Stroud and Michelle Strickland.

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Hendersonville students learn about character | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise spoke to students at Hendersonville Elementary School last week on manners and character.

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Walterboro woman named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has designated a Walterboro woman as this week’s deadbeat parent.

Denise Elaine Grant, 41, whose last known address was on Barracada Road in Walterboro, is wanted on two Colleton County Family Court bench warrants for … Read the rest


Hannah and Dexter learn Easter symbols of Easter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Shiela Martina

Spring is coming soon and Miss Rightover knows exactly what her lesson plans will be.  During the month of March, Miss Rightover’s class will be learning the holidays that are popular and fun. She told her class … Read the rest


Engagement Announcement | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

FISCHER-MACKEY
Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Fischer announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen, and Nathan Lee Mackey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Mackey of Heath Springs.
A graduate of Colleton Preparatory Academy, the bride-elect received degrees from … Read the rest


Two named to All-State Band | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

William Finigan and Shaleesha Funn from Colleton County Middle School have earned chairs in the 
2016 South Carolina Band Directors Association Junior All State Band.
William was fifth-chair tuba in the state and Shaleesha Funn was eighth-chair clarinet alternate at … Read the rest


Band of Blue holds Winter Ensemble | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Over 2000 spectators, performers, and parents from over 50 high schools with more than 70 teams traveled to Walterboro this past Saturday at the 2016 SCBDA State Winter Ensemble Championships at Colleton County High School.  The event started at 9 … Read the rest


Local wild turkey chapter wins awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

National Wild Turkey Federation Salkehatchie Longbeards Chapter held is annual fundraiser and dinner on Saturday March 12 and the sponsors’ dinner at chairman Rusty Kinard’s farm Saturday March 19.
At the March 19 event, Tony Chachere’s cooking team from Louisiana … Read the rest


Flood victims can still file for help using 2-1-1 system | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Individuals in need of long-term disaster recovery case management are another step closer in the process. South Carolina 2-1-1 Information and Referral (SC 2-1-1) has begun Disaster Case Management Intake. Victims of the October 2015 flood that are still in … Read the rest


Guardian editor pens new book | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hampton Guardian Editor/Publisher Michael M. DeWitt, Jr. released his second book in February, the first humor collection for the award-winning writer.
“Saying Grace Over Edible Underwear & Other Southern Dilemmas” contains some of DeWitt’s most memorable humor articles along with … Read the rest


Substance abuse survey results to be released April 5 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The “Talk 2 Us About Substance Abuse” community input survey has received 350 surveys from Colleton County residents.
“The results of the survey, added to other data collected on trending substance use disorders, will be used to determine future programming … Read the rest


CCHS Cougar Cheerleaders to perform at 2017 Taxslayer Bowl | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Cheerleaders will be making plans — and raising funds — to perform during halftime of the Taxslayer Bowl on Jan. 2, 2017, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
Coach Emilee Kerr, who … Read the rest


Young authors show off new book | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The 17 first- and second-graders in Rosalee Arokiasamy’s Northside Elementary School class were center stage Thursday morning for the book release and signing of their new book, “In Fall I See.”
With their parents, school administrators … Read the rest


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