Monthly Archives: April 2016

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


Children can teach us a thing or two | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Have you ever heard of the wise old saying, “You are never too old to learn”? Well, it is a true adage because as long as you are alive and in your right mind, you are going to learn something … Read the rest


Where there is a will, there is a way | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of spending the morning at Colleton County High School. School counselor Hannah Tripp invited me to take part in the College and Career Fair for the juniors and New Tech students. While there, … Read the rest


CCMS sixth-graders enjoy field trip | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Sixth-graders from Colleton County Middle School learned about beaches, barrier islands and the wildlife that lives there during a recent school field trip with their science teacher Kambrell H. Garvin.
St. Christopher is located on over 314 acres of beach, … Read the rest


CCHS hosts College and Career Fair | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School hosted a College and Career Fair for the Class of 2017 and the Cougar New Tech students this past Friday, April 8 in the auxiliary gym. With approximately 27 colleges and businesses … Read the rest


Four Republican candidates speak at local meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Republicans in Colleton County will be going to the polls to vote for 14th Circuit Solicitor.  Whoever wins in the primary will be the solicitor, as there is no Democratic opposition.
One of the candidates, Duffie Stone, who is the … Read the rest


North Walterboro Christian announces honor roll | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The following students have been named to the honor rolls at North Walterboro Christian Academy for the third nine weeks:

A+ HONOR ROLL
KINDERGARTEN: Will Starr.
FIRST GRADE: Thomas Kinsey.
SECOND GRADE: Anna Allen, Noah Baker, Jason Carter, Jayla Harper, … Read the rest


Walkers raise $53,000 at annual March for Babies | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walkers joined together on Saturday, April 9 at March for Babies to raise more than $53,000 to help the March of Dimes continue working for stronger, healthier babies. Colleton Medical Center was filled with strollers, families and teams to celebrate … Read the rest


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