Monthly Archives: April 2016

Man seriously injured in Mt. Carmel Road wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

An adult male was critically injured in a single-car accident on Mt. Carmel Road south of McLeod Road Thursday evening April 7 at 11:14 p.m.

The northbound Monte Carlo lost control in a curve and slid sideways into a ditch. … Read the rest


Rabies clinics continue Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The following rabies clinics will be held in Colleton County. Fees vary, but will not exceed $20 per pet. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier or box.

April 9
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Bells … Read the rest


Off the Field | Lake Boseman | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Thomas Lake Boseman is a junior at Colleton County High School, where he plays baseball for the Cougars. He is the son of Brandi and Tripp Boseman of Walterboro. His grandparents are Audrey and Joe Lassiter … Read the rest


Police officer wins body building contest | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Police Officer Charles Barney competed recently in the 2016 Governor’s Cup body building competition held in Sacramento, Calif., placing third in the classic physique category. Barney has  competed in body building shows for three years. Last year, he took … Read the rest


Sheriff’s race heads Democratic primary | Election 2016 | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A four-candidate bid for the Colleton County Sheriffs Office heads the list of contested races in the June 14 Democratic primary
The four candidates will be vying for the right to challenge incumbent Sheriff R. A. … Read the rest


Former Salk Indian overcomes tragedy | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two years ago, if you had asked Richard Wilson, former shooting guard for USC–Salkehatchie, about his time playing basketball for the Indians, he wouldn’t have been able to tell you much. Why? Wilson suffered a serious … Read the rest


Three play in basketball tourney in Florida | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three members of the Colleton County Lady Cougar Basketball team — Scha’Mari Stephens, Jasmine Stanley and Omari Kirkland — traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., this past weekend to play in a tournament with their travel team, the Lowcountry Ballers. They won … Read the rest


Republicans have only one county-wide primary race | Election 2016 | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
There is only one contested race that all the Republican voters in Colleton County will help decide in the party’s June 14 primary election. The lone Republican candidate for sheriff is R.A. “Andy” Strickland, who is … Read the rest


Abigail Altman finishes No. 1 at Beaufort Track Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Track and Field team participated in the Beaufort Track Classic on Saturday April 2 at Beaufort High School. The girls’ team finished in fifth place out of 16 competing teams, while the boys … Read the rest


Local residents complete Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Congratulations to all of our local participants in the Cooper River Bridge Run held this past Saturday, April 2. Way to get over it!
 Alex Grossman, M, 21, Walterboro, 1:08:37, 1:09:17, 11:02/mi
 Alisa Hill, F, 31, Walterboro, 1:51:18, … Read the rest


Six-year-old completes Cooper River Bridge Walk | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Ansley Snead, a 6-year-old student in the K5 class of Heather Massey at Black Street Early Childhood Center, completed the Cooper River Bridge Walk on Saturday April 2.
“The physical education teacher at BSECC, Stephanie Leitgeb, does an excellent job … Read the rest


Band of Blue Spring Concert this Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Band of Blue Band program will perform its annual Spring Concert this Sunday, April 10, in the Colleton County High School Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m.

The Band of Blue will play several selections including “National … Read the rest


Crosby fights fires with a clipboard | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

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Raiders best War Hawks on the greens | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Golf team hosted Dorchester Academy at Dogwood Hills on Thursday March 24. The War Hawks finished the day with a region loss (210) against the Raiders (193).
Counting scores for the War Hawks … Read the rest


Two injured when car hits street sweeper | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

An adult male and adult female were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Hampton Street at the intersection of Padgett Loop Wednesday April 6 at 6:40 p.m.

A small car collided with a street sweeper causing damage to the passenger … Read the rest


UPDATE: Mother arrested in child abuse case | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, based on new information about a March 31 child abuse incident, have arrested the child’s mother and added a second charge of attempted murder against her boyfriend.

Wednesday afternoon, sheriff’s office investigators arrested the 5-year-old … Read the rest


JV Cougars H.I.T the field over spring break | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV Cougars spent part of their spring break participating in the H.I.T Tournament. Like their older varsity teammates, the JV team posted a 1-2 record in the tournament.
In … Read the rest


New Family Dollar holds ribbon cutting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The new Family Dollar on Bells Highway held its grand opening last week. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were, from left, Jonathon Burkley, Joanne Pinckney, Richardine Nesbitt, Mayor Bill Young and Diamond Dantzler.


A stark reminder: Shoes represent abused children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The pair of winding staircases that frame the main entrance of the Colleton County Courthouse have been put to work as the backdrop to a thought-provoking visual.
Each stair tread is populated by slippers and sneakers, … Read the rest


Coping with the results of crime | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Katrina Bell and her relatives put a flame to their candles before she stepped to the microphone and told her story of six years of anguish.
Bell, the daughter of  murder victim Annie R. Mack, had … Read the rest


Branchville-Colleton Juniors Volleyball earn Copper Club Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Branchville-Colleton Juniors 14U Club Volleyball team played in Charlotte, N.C., on April 1-3 in the Palmetto Regional Championships. The tournament was comprised of 52 teams from across South Carolina and neighboring states.
Struggling in pool … Read the rest


Ridgeville woman killed in motorcycle crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Ridgeville woman lost her life the evening of April 3 when she was thrown from a motorcycle and was then struck by a motorist.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Stacy Leigh Greene, 44, of Ridgeville was pronounced … Read the rest


Throwback Thursday: Circa 1985, Catching up with Stevie Riggins | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
Photographs courtesy of Colleton Yearbooks
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It’s 1985. Coach Giles Hall is roaming the sidelines as the head coach for the Bulldogs. Secretary Pat Rhode is in the stands painting paws on faces, while Principal Mack Jones … Read the rest


Man arrested for child abuse charge | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Benton Michael Presley, 20, of 437 Patriot Lane, Ruffin, has been arrested by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child and domestic violence.
On Thursday March 31, deputies were called to Patriot Lane in … Read the rest


Brick-throwing suspect in custody | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Goose Creek man had good reason to run when Walterboro police officers tried to pull him over on March 25.
Once he was in custody and in the detention center on a charge of failure … Read the rest


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