Monthly Archives: March 2016

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


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


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


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


Author reads to Black Street students | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

About 50 students from Black Street Early Childhood listen to children’s author Robin Bee Owens read last Friday at the Colleton County Memorial Library. Owens’ books include Dabby and Maxie, Dabby and Maxie in Kentucky Bound, Swamp Fairy, The Wand, … Read the rest


CCHS students visit Trident Tech | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On March 3, Colleton County High School students enjoyed a trip to Trident Technical College’s Career Day. The students participated in the placement tests for incoming students, as well as the campus tours.  Students were able to tour the different … Read the rest


Off the Field | Brittany Risher | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Brittney Renee Risher is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she plays volleyball and softball for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Ray and Amy Risher of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Milton … Read the rest


CPA Golf defeats Holly Hill in region | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The Colleton Prep War Hawk golf team edged out Thomas Heyward with a score of 203-217 on Tuesday March 15 at Dogwood Hills Golf Course. Counting scores for the War Hawks included: … Read the rest


Find out about flood insurance rates at meetings Monday and Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Will your flood insurance rate potentially be going up or down? Find out on March 28 in Walterboro or March 29 on Edisto Beach.

Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Colleton County will be available for residents … Read the rest


JV Lady Hawks out hit CCMS in CPA Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The JV Lady Hawks lost against Holly Hill Academy 15-5 on Thursday March 17 in a game marked by 14 defensive errors. Jessica Hughes went 3-3 at the plate, with three doubles and two RBIs, while … Read the rest


MJ facing challenge | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
Andrea Collum is spending her day the same way she has for many of the last nine months — sitting in the ICU at the Medical University of S.C., holding her son MJ. They’ve been in … Read the rest


Lady Hawks go 1-2 during Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Murray has game tie-breaking hit in extra innings to seal the win for CPA.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks defeated Holly Hill Academy 11-1 on Thursday March 17 in a home game.
Ally Knight earned the … Read the rest


Smoke in the ‘Boro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Three join Walterboro Civitan Club | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Civitan Club inducted three new members into the club at its monthly meeting on March 14: Paul Capers, Tom Whitacre and Bruce Blanchard. Future projects were discussed including Special Olympics and the Rice Festival scheduled for April 21-22. … Read the rest


JV Cougar Soccer off to 1-2 start | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV Cougar Soccer team is off to a 1-2 start on the season. The JV team split the series against Woodland, losing 1-0 on Tuesday March 1 and winning 3-1 on March 8. … Read the rest


Wiggins scores 100th career goal | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

With a shot from just inside the 18-yard line, just 14 minutes into the second half of the Colleton County Lady Cougar’s soccer game March 18, Allyn Wiggins scored her fourth goal of the evening against … Read the rest


Easter egg hunt Saturday at Sheriff’s Office | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Unemployment rises in January | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s unemployment rate started 2016 headed in the wrong direction.
The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, reports that Colleton County’s unemployment in January stood 6.6 percent, a climb of six-tenths of a percent over the December numbers.… Read the rest


Plant sale Saturday at TCTC | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The annual TCTC Plant Sale will be held at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center, 1069 Thunderbolt Dr., on March 26 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Plants for sale will include begonias, butterfly bushes, calibrachoa, celosia, coleus, crassula, elephant ears, English ivy, … Read the rest


Keep Colleton Beautiful getting back to work | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
William Smyly and Maryann Seals are hoping for some county residents of a like mind to join them.
Smyly and Seals are the only two members of Keep Colleton Beautiful Commission, which has been dormant since … Read the rest


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