Monthly Archives: April 2016

Henry Marvin Bailey, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 4, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Command Sergeant Major Henry Marvin Bailey, Jr., United States Army (Ret.), affectionately known by many as “Bud”, age 79, entered into rest eternal while surrounded by his loving family and with the light and love of his life … Read the rest


A children’s dance demonstrates what we need to teach | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

I took my son to his very first dance last week at Black Street Early Childhood Center. As if that wasn’t special enough in itself, I saw something refreshing to my soul.
It seems these days that everything turns into … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

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

Young people helped make ‘Smoke’ a success
Dear Editor:
The past weekend saw the third annual Smoke in the ‘Boro barbecue contest. Although there were many volunteers who helped make it a success, I want to take time to recognize … Read the rest


South State donates to Northside | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

South State Bank announced a $2,000 contribution to Northside Elementary School in support of the teachers, students and families impacted by the recent mold issue at the school.
“We hope this donation will assist with purchasing supplies and materials needing … Read the rest


Stop hiding your testimony | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sharing what the Lord has done for you is witnessing to others about His goodness, power, awesomeness and love. Therefore, if the Lord has done something for you, “run and tell that!”
Bad news travels fast, but good news moves … Read the rest


When this Southern girl dances, well … | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

I don’t dance, and I didn’t even before I went deaf.
My two left feet create quite the social dilemma, because if you’re a Southern woman, you are by-golly expected to dance. You dance at prom, cotillion, in the club, … Read the rest


Hooker discusses Special Olympics | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Becky Hooker from Special Olympics was guest speaker at the Walterboro Civitan Club on March 14. The Special Olympics will be held Thursday April 7 at the Colleton County Middle School beginning at 9 a.m. Hooker explained that more than … Read the rest


Pedaling to healthier eating | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Employees of Molina Healthcare visited Black Street Early Childhood Center Wednesday morning to help the students celebrate National Nutrition Month.

A high point of the “Healthy Eating, Healthy Kids” program was fresh fruit smoothies prepared in an unusual way: on … Read the rest


Students give 80th birthday surprise | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dora Mae Craven celebrated her 80th birthday on Monday, March 28 with a surprise cupcake and juice party with first graders at Northside Elementary.  No, Mrs. Dora Mae is not returning to reading, writing and arithmetic! Once a month, Craven … Read the rest


DAR chooses ‘Good Citizens’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has named Summer Gerard and Tabitha Monroe as recipients of this year’s Good Citizen Awards.
A senior at Colleton Preparatory Academy, Gerard is the daughter of Misty and … Read the rest


Blood drive collects 40 pints in March | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The March 16 blood drive at the First Baptist Church brought in 45 possible donors with 40 pints of blood collected.
Those coming in to donate included Ashley Amundson, Barbara Young, Timothy Smyly, Bill Weeks, Nicole Fryar-Nesbitt, Scotty Kinard, James … Read the rest


Giving HOPE against bullying | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Young Men of HOPE from Bells Elementary, Hendersonville Elementary, Northside Elementary and Colleton County Middle schools came together to present various “Bully-Buster” techniques and ideas to the entire third grade at Forest Hills Elementary on Thursday, March 24.
The … Read the rest


School district plans forum April 5 to examine strategic plan | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District officials will take over the high school’s Performance Arts Center on April 5 to unveil the draft of their new five-year strategic plan to residents.
The community forum, which begins at 6 p.m., will have some … Read the rest


Vigil for victims scheduled for Monday April 4 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department is once again organizing a vigil for the victims of crimes.
Denise Pinckney, Walterboro Police Department Crime Victim/Witness Program coordinator, said that statistics indicate that 8-of-12 Americans will become crime victims at least once in their … Read the rest


Gardeners to meet Monday April 4 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo submitted by Debbie Gorrell
TALKING GARDENING. Clemson Extension Service Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator Laura Lee Rose and attendees discussed planting cool season vegetables at the March Brown Bag Lunch.  The next Brown Bag Lunch hosted by the … Read the rest


Big crowd attends annual TCTC plant sale | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hundreds attended the annual plant sale at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center Saturday. The annual sale raises funds for FFA students who raise the plants for field trips and other activities.

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Meeting Tuesday to hear results of drug abuse survey | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 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.

An information sharing conference will be held about the results of the survey on April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Colleton … Read the rest


Local Elks enjoy ‘Back Porch Opry’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Elks Lodge #1988 hosted a variety show, “The Back Porch Opry,” on March 19. Over 20 cast and crew members traveled from Charleston Elks Lodge #242 to entertain a full house at the local lodge. K.C. Campbell provided a … Read the rest


FCL clubs to meet April 5 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Clemson Extension’s Family and Community Leaders (FCL) Clubs will hold a joint spring meeting on Tuesday April 5 from 2-4 p.m. at the Colleton County Clemson Extension Office, 611 Black Street, Walterboro, SC.  The two clubs invite anyone interested in … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Bingo | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

BINGO is a young adult dog with a beautiful buff-colored coat. He may be a husky mix. Bingo would love to be part of a family with a loving, save home of his own. He is new to the shelter … Read the rest


Band members win top honors | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ninety Band of Blue, CCMS Band and Guard members traveled to Rock Hill to compete in the 2016 CWEA Winter Ensemble Championships this past Saturday at Winthrop University.
The Colleton County Middle School Indoor Concert Percussion won its class and … Read the rest


The Hunt Is On | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The nearly 75-foot-long main hallway of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office headquarters was turned into the hunting ground for the approximately 100 children participating in Saturday’s annual Easter egg hunt.
Rainy weather moved the annual event … Read the rest


Schools name exemplary employees | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The personnel in the running for Colleton County School District’s Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year have been determined.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources and Operations Cliff Warren explains that the teachers at each school play … Read the rest


Off the Field | Kenny Johnson | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Kenny Johnson is a senior (early graduate) at Colleton County High School, where he is the No. 1 seed for the Cougar Tennis team. Born in Tiruchy, Tamilnadu, India, Kenny’s parents are Johnson Ponraj and Friggita … Read the rest


‘A spoon full of sugar’ | Sidelines | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Have you heard the old expression “hitting is contagious?” Or, how about “attitudes can be contagious?” Finally, think about this one, “emotions can be contagious.” Certainly, all of these seem to hold true on the athletic fields.
We’ve all seen … Read the rest


CCMS: Rogers gets first start in 28-1 win | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Middle School Junior Cougars defeated Hardeeville 28-1 on Wednesday March 23 in an away game. Jabari Rogers made his debut on the mound for the Junior Cougars. “Jabari did a great job for … Read the rest


Ruffin man charged with child abuse | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Benton Michael Presley, 21, of 437 Patriot Ln., Ruffin, on charges of unlawful conduct toward a child and third-degree domestic violence.

On March 31, deputies responded to 437 Patriot Lane, Ruffin, in reference … Read the rest


Suspect charged in car break-ins | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Patrick Leonard McTeer has been charged by the Walterboro Police Department with three counts of larceny/breaking into vehicles, two counts of transaction card fraud, and failure to stop for blue lights in connection with two vehicle break-ins on March 11-12.… Read the rest


Weather forecast through Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:

INLAND COLLETON-

INCLUDING THE CITY OF…WALTERBORO

731 AM EDT FRI APR 1 2016

…TORNADO WATCH 74 IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

  • TODAY…MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY…MAINLY
  • THIS AFTERNOON.
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Tornado watch issued until 3 p.m. for Colleton, surrounding counties | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 1, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM  THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

IN GEORGIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA:tornado watch map.4-1

 

BRYAN                 BULLOCH               CANDLER

CHATHAM               EFFINGHAM             EVANS

JENKINS               SCREVEN               TATTNALL

 … Read the rest


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