Monthly Archives: April 2016

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


Loop Project suit goes to mediation | News | The Press and Standard

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

Dairy Land owners file lawsuit contesting sidewalks, planter that are part of Loop Project.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A court-ordered mediation session was held Tuesday to determine if a settlement of Camilla Hughes Hiers vs. The City of Walterboro can … Read the rest


Salk to get high tech simulation lab for nursing students | News | The Press and Standard

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

Nursing students at USC-Salkehatchie will soon be traveling less and learning more when Nursing Academic Program Manager April Cone get all her ducks in a row.
Cone (MSN, RN) has applied for grants to fund a new high-fidelity simulation lab … Read the rest


Cougars go 1-2 in Spring Break H.I.T | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Varsity Baseball team participated in the Spring Break H.I.T Tournament, going 1-2 across three days of play.
On Monday March 28, the Cougars traveled to Hanahan High School where they took on … Read the rest


Ruffin man named deadbeat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A Ruffin resident has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony O. Brown, 31, whose last known address was on Paps Place in Ruffin, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant … Read the rest


About People | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Laci Tripp wins beauty pageant
Laci Renee Tripp was crowned beauty winner in the Lucky Charmers Pageant on March 13 in Hilda.
She is the daughter of Logan and Alicia Tripp of Ruffin and the granddaughter of Danny and Vickie … Read the rest


Man thrown from car during accident | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 6, 2016 3:03 am by The Press and Standard

A Tuesday morning accident on Green Pond Highway resulted in serious injuries.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were sent to Green Pond Highway, just north of Runner Lane, Tuesday at 6:44 a.m. The southbound minivan … Read the rest


Gregory Todd Lyons, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Gregory Todd Lyons, Sr., 53, of Smoaks, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2016 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held at 3 pm, Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at … Read the rest


Rachel Hiott Lemacks | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO:       Mrs. Rachel Hiott Lemacks, wife of the late Melvin Louis Lemacks, passed away Thursday at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. She was 84.

Mrs. Lemacks was born in Colleton County August 11, 1931 a daughter of the … Read the rest


Pearl Nettles Kinard | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Pearl Nettles Kinard, 89, of Walterboro passed away peacefully at her residence Wednesday, March 30.  Born in Colleton County, she was a daughter of the late Charlie and Emma Lyons Nettles.

Mrs. Kinard was a member of Pine Grove … Read the rest


Debra Maxine Risher | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Debra Maxine Risher, age 63, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, March 30, 2016, at her home while under the care of Hospice Care of South Carolina.

A graveside funeral service was held Friday, April 1, 2016 … Read the rest


Linda Lucas Sheban | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Linda Lucas Sheban, 67, of Walterboro, entered into rest Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Born April 18, 1948 in Florida, she was a daughter of Mrs. Rudell Clark Morales and … Read the rest


Charles William Polk, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 5, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

ISLANDTON – Mr. Charles William Polk, Sr., affectionately known by many as “Charlie Pop”, age 72, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, April 3, 2016, at his home on Ashton Road in Islandton. He was the loving husband of forty-six … Read the rest


Fire danger statement in effect Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC

3:50 PM EDT MON APR 4 2016

ALLENDALE-HAMPTON

INLAND COLLETON-DORCHESTER

INLAND BERKELEY-

INLAND JASPER-BEAUFORT

COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-JASPER-

TIDAL BERKELEY-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ALLENDALE…HAMPTON…WALTERBORO…ST.GEORGE…SUMMERVILLE…MONCKS CORNER… RIDGELAND…BEAUFORT…HILTON HEAD…EDISTO BEACH…CHARLESTON… JASPER…DANIEL ISLAND…NAVAL WEAPONS STATION CHARLESTON

…FIRE Read the rest


Martha Isobel Crosby Lancaster | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 4, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

HOLLY HILL – Mrs. Martha Isobel Crosby Lancaster, 95, of the Providence Community, Holly Hill, widow W. Boyd Lancaster, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at The Magnolias in Santee.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Providence United Methodist … Read the rest


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