Monthly Archives: March 2016

Suspect in chase given prison term | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A man who led local law enforcement on a chase through the county in February of last year learned he will spend at least six years behind bars.
Grady E. Calmes, 46, who now has a … Read the rest


Robert “Buddy” Reynolds | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Robert “Buddy” Reynolds, age 72, of Peniel Road, Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Tuesday afternoon, March 22, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He was the loving husband of forty-seven years to the late Mrs. … Read the rest


City police looking for person breaking into cars, stealing purses | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown black male in connection with two vehicle break-ins from March 11- 12.

On March 11, a vehicle parked in the Walterboro city parking lot was broken … Read the rest


CCHS Track & Field: Crosby captures third in Shot Put | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Track and Field team competed in the Outback Classic held at Summerville High School on Saturday March 12. The Lady Cougars finished No. 12 out of 18 competing teams, while the Cougars earned … Read the rest


Cougar Baseball struggles at the plate against Green Wave pitching | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar varsity baseball team finished its three-game region series against Summerville 0-3. However, against what is likely the top pitching staff in the Lowcountry, the Cougars may have faced the top team in … Read the rest


CCMS students leave for field trip | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Sixth-grade students from Colleton Middle School left for a two-night field trip to the Barrier Islands (Seabrook) Wednesday morning.

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Business After Hours | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

BAH 3-24_0011 copy BAH 3-24_0013 copy BAH 3-24_0010 copy BAH 3-24_0015Moultrie Plowden, chairman of the board of directors at Colleton Medical Center, visits with Christy Drinkard, general manager of Pruitt Health Care, at last week’s Business After Hours, sponsored by the Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce and Pruitt Health Care.… Read the rest


BREAKING: Fire destroys Walterboro house | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Francis Street and Breland Street Wednesday at approximately 11:30 a.m. to battle a fire in an abandoned single-story residence.

City firefighters were joined by members of the police department trained … Read the rest


Lloyd Benjamin Freeman Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Lloyd Benjamin Freeman Sr. of Hampton died Saturday afternoon in the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro.

Mr. Freeman was born in Hampton County, a son of Ruby Crews Freeman and the late James Earl Freeman.  He had worked with … Read the rest


Cougar Tennis gets region win over Fort Dorchester

Posted on March 22, 2016 9:09 pm by Cindy Crosby

The Colleton County Cougar Tennis team defeated Fort Dorchester this afternoon to put them at 3-0 overall and 1-0 in region play. According to Coach Jeremy Varn, Joe Sanders earned his first singles win of his career in today’s match. … Read the rest


Linda Crosby Nettles | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 22, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Linda Crosby Nettles, 62, of Johns Island, entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, March 19, 2016, at the Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, March 24, 2016, from The Brice … Read the rest


Herman Watkins Fail | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 22, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

RUFFIN – Herman Watkins Fail, affectionately known by many as “Dooley”, age 67, of Enoch Road, Ruffin, entered into rest Sunday morning, March 20, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Funeral services will be conducted 6 o’clock Thursday … Read the rest


Jewelry sale today at Colleton Medical Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 22, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

“Masquerade: Experience the Frenzy” Jewelry and Accessories Sale is going on today at Colleton Medical Center in the lobby. All items are $5. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted. The event is sponsored by CMC’s volunteers.


Icey Jones Carter | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 22, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Icey Jones Carter, age 79, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the light and love of her … Read the rest


CCHS Cougar Cheerleaders to perform at halftime of 2017 Taxslayer Bowl

Posted on March 21, 2016 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

The Colleton County Cougar Cheerleaders will be making plans, along with fundraising, to perform during halftime of the Taxslayer Bowl, on January 2, 2017, at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

Coach Emilee Kerr, who is in her second year as … Read the rest


Two injured in Charleston Highway crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two drivers involved in a Monday morning crash in the 6300 block of Charleston Highway were sent to Colleton Medical Center for treatment.

Monday at 11:13 a.m., the state patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the three-vehicle accident.… Read the rest


Vernon O’Quinn | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 21, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Senior Chief Petty Officer Vernon O’Quinn, United States Navy (Ret.), age 88, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, March 13, 2016, at the Pruitt Heath Care Center in Walterboro. He was twice married, first to the … Read the rest


School Board has just ‘kicked the can down the road’ | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

During his regular Human Resources Department update at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Colleton County Board of Education Assistant Superintendent Cliff Warren remarked that Colleton County might benefit from the 117 teaching positions being cut from the Charleston County School … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

To dream the  impossible dream
(Written by Norman Brown in celebration of Black History Month)

From the time a mother and father conceive their first child, hoping their baby grows up strong and healthy, maturing into a respectful, strong gentleman … Read the rest


Sidelines | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Change, admittedly, is something I am not good at accepting. But, I am not alone. In fact, many people find change difficult because of the unknowns. Sometimes, change is for the best and leaves us wondering what took us so … Read the rest


Wine, shopping: ­ What could be better? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Tar-jzay just got more interesting.
America’s second-largest retailer has rolled out an option that will make Chicago yoga moms weep for joy: Sip wine while you spend the kids’ college fund on Lilly Pulitzer dresses.
Last August, Big T applied … Read the rest


Magwood captures state title for Cougars

Posted on March 19, 2016 6:06 pm by Cindy Crosby

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Junior, David Magwood captured a state championship for CCHS in the 180 Weight Class during today's competition held at White Knoll High School. Photo submitted

Junior, David Magwood captured a state championship for CCHS in the 180 Weight Class during today’s competition held at White Knoll High School. Eight out of 14 participants from Colleton County would earn All-State recognition and place in the

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Montjoy commits to play soccer for USC-Salk

Posted on March 19, 2016 5:05 pm by Cindy Crosby

Colleton County High School senior, Taylor Montjoy, committed to play soccer for USC Salkehatchie in the 2016-17 season, following the win over Goose Creek on Friday, March 18.

Taylor Montjoy, a senior at Colleton County High School, committed to play soccer at USC Salkehatchie on Friday evening. Photo by Jeff Musgrave

Taylor Montjoy, a senior at Colleton County High School, committed to play

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IN PHOTOS | ‘Deathtrap’ presented in Hampton Street Auditorium | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFF MUSGRAVE
Christine Grefe played Myra Bruhl, who got murdered by Rodney Vaughn (as Clifford Anderson) in Coastal Stage Production’s play “Deathtrap” in Hampton Street Auditorium last weekend. At right, Clifford gets strangled by Roscoe Sandlin, who played … Read the rest


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