Monthly Archives: April 2016

The never-ending search for bus drivers | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County School District took their never ending search for bus drivers to the streets last weekend.
The school district set up shop outside one of the entrances to the Wal-Mart on Bells Highway, hoping to meet someone interested in … Read the rest


PHOTOS: ‘Dancing Through the Decades’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Students held a “Dancing Through the Decades” program Thursday morning in the CCHS Performing Arts Center. More info and pictures in next week’s The Press and Standard!

 


Boy scouts plan turkey shoot April 30 | News | The Press and Standard

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


Tie-dye anyone? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Late last week, the covered driveway ay the Colleton County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs at 728 Hiers Corner Road was a beehive of activity.
On an array of tables, the board’s clients were busy … Read the rest


Crime Reports | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Noise complaint shuts down meth lab
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office ended up shutting down an alleged methamphetamine cooking operation the morning of April 15.
The deputy arrived at a home in the 3100 block of Sidneys … Read the rest


Montjoy inks scholarship to be Indian | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Taylor Danielle Montjoy inked a scholarship to join the University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie Indian Soccer team on Thursday April 14 at Colleton County High School.  The Indians compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region … Read the rest


Colleton Prep to offer 2-3-year-old preschool for 2016-17 year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Prep will offer a 2-3-year-old Preschool Program for the 2016-17 school year.
The preschool will run Monday through Friday, August–May from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.  When the school day is over, aftercare will be available until 5:30 p.m. at … Read the rest


Langdale honored for going ‘above and beyond’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro resident Ben Langdale has been chosen to receive the Clinical Excellence Award for the Orangeburg regional office of Regency Hospice.
Langdale has been serving as the regional office’s chaplain and bereavement coordinator since January of 2015.
The nomination saluted … Read the rest


Head-on wreck injures three | News | The Press and Standard

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

Two vehicles collided head-on in the 3800 block of Charleston Highway (S.C. Hwy. 64) Saturday evening April 16.
Callers notified 9-1-1 at 8:11 p.m., advising one person was trapped in the wreckage. Fire-Rescue arrived to find both passenger cars on … Read the rest


Cougar Baseball falls to 1-8 in region | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photo by Jim Killian

The Colleton County Cougars fell to 1-8 in region play following a three-game series against the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes (19-5, 10-2). At times, Colleton County appeared to give the Swamp Foxes … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Mister | The Press and Standard

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

MISTER could be a pointer/setter mix as he has a very distinctive body and markings. He’s loving and playful, but will also need a firm hand, as he hasn’t anyone to teach him life’s manners. He’s very smart and will … Read the rest


Burglary suspect sentenced | Court | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Marshall Glenn Davis, 49, of Walterboro, pled guilty to charges of larceny and second-degree burglary and was given concurrent three-year prison terms when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
• Travis I. … Read the rest


Seventh-grader throws complete take against top-ranked Hanahan | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By ROBERT DRIGGERS
coachdriggers@yahoo.com
Photo by Cindy Crosby and Jeffery Musgrave
Prediction: Sunny “Weather” ahead

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball team had a week they would probably prefer to forget. Playing two of the best teams in the Lowcountry, … Read the rest


Walterboro woman named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

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

Katherine Lee Ann Smoak, 41, whose last known address was on State Street in Walterboro, has been named this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Smoak is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant for … Read the rest


Man killed in Lewis Street shooting | Crime | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Walterboro police detectives are continuing to work the investigation into an early Monday morning shooting that claimed the life of Ramone Latrell Varner, 23, of Walterboro.
Officer Amye Stivender, the public information officer for the Walterboro … Read the rest


Masked bicyclist flees deputies, goes into bank | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

An unusual Wednesday afternoon incident turned South State Bank on North Jefferies Highway into a cop car parking lot.

It all began Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. when a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling on Robertson Boulevard … Read the rest


Riley Bria to give concert on April 30 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard


Colonel Robert Alexander Carter | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

Colonel Robert Alexander Carter, affectionately known as “Bob,” departed on his last flight into the blue sky Tuesday, April 19, from his home in Walterboro, South Carolina.

He was born April 24, 1929 in Lodge, South Carolina to the late … Read the rest


Margaret Mixson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Margaret Mixson, 83, of Bamberg Highway, Hampton, entered into eternal rest Friday, April 15, 2016 at her residence. She was the widow of the late Eli Mixson, Jr., to whom she was married for 60 years.

Funeral services were … Read the rest


Gerald James Gross | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Gerald James Gross, 69, of Ruffin, an Army veteran, retired heavy equipment operator, and husband of Karen Campbell Gross, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Colleton Medical Center.

Arrangements by Brice Herndon’s Walterboro Chapel and Crematory.


Dr. Paul David Eckenbrecht | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Dr. Paul David Eckenbrecht, 60, of Ridgeway, SC, entered into eternal rest Monday, April 11, 2016, at Palmetto Richland-Columbia, after a long and hard-fought battle with glioblastoma.

Funeral services will be held at 3 o’ clock Saturday afternoon, April 16, … Read the rest


Franklin Cardell Lanier, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 18, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Franklin Cardell Lanier, Sr., 85, of Yemassee, formerly of Beaufort, entered into eternal rest Saturday evening, April 16, 2016, at the Veteran’s Victory House in Walterboro.   He was the husband of the late Mrs. Betty S. Lanier.

A memorial … Read the rest


One killed in rash of weekend shootings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 18, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

On Monday April 18 at approximately 12:30 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to 126 Lewis Street, in reference to a shooting that left one man dead. When officers arrived they met with the surviving victim, who stated … Read the rest


Peggy Northern Kreighbaum | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 18, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Peggy Northern Kreighbaum, 49, entered into rest Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016, at her home in Walterboro while surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Hospice Care of South Carolina. She was the wife … Read the rest


It’s not what you’ve done, but who you are | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

With graduation just a few months away, college seniors are searching for jobs. They should know that college graduates of today may have a dozen jobs in their lifetime, which often includes multiple major career changes. Shocking, yes. For members … Read the rest


Career fair offers information classrooms cannot | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Choosing a career is undoubtedly the most important, and one of the hardest, decisions a person makes in life.
And that decision is even harder because the career path is chosen in high school. Seventeen- and 18-year-olds have a difficult … Read the rest


Being short has its ups and downs | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Most of the time I don’t mind being short. Excuse me, petite.
(I can hear my mother now: “Darling, men LOVE petite women!” Which I’ve actually found to be true, although when you’re 5’2” and date a man who’s 6’6”, … Read the rest


Bennetts Point Chapel holds open house | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by LORI BEARD

Bennett’s Point Chapel held an open house Sunday, April 10 from 3-5 p.m.  Light snacks were served along with fellowship and friends.  Pictures of the construction were displayed along with newspaper clippings about the church, which … Read the rest


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