Monthly Archives: April 2016

Rice Festival kicks off with bicycle ride, Taste | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

This year’s 41st annual Rice Festival will kick off with the Tour de Lowcountry bicycle ride Saturday morning.
The event will feature a bicycle ride from Walterboro down Highway 17A through Hendersonville to Colleton’s plantations on White Hall Road.
The … Read the rest


JV Lady Cougars blanket Bluffton | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photo by JIM KILLIAN
The Colleton County JV Softball team won three games last week, blanketing region opponents Bluffton and James Island. Whitley Weathers recorded all three wins in the circle for Colleton County.
On the … Read the rest


JV Lady Hawks win two, lose one | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by Jeff Musgrave
TWO AND ONE. The JV Lady Hawks had three games last week; winning two and losing one. Against Holly Hill, CPA earned the win in a 11-1 game. They struggled against Thomas Heyward, losing 7-1. Then, … Read the rest


Cougar Soccer WINS, breaking 55-game losing streak! | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photo by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
The Colleton County Cougar Soccer team broke a 55-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over North Charleston on the road April 7.
Campbell Pryor, serving as the Cougar’s captain for the … Read the rest


Lady Cougars split pair against Bluffton | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By ROBERT DRIGGERS
coachdriggers@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Lady Cougars split the region matchup with Bluffton last week, winning (4-3) on the road and losing (11-1) at home.
The Cougars scored two runs in the first and … Read the rest


KCB plans Great American Cleanup this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Keep Colleton Beautiful is getting back to work.
William Smyly of KCB’s board appeared at Colleton County Council’s April 5 meeting to report that the organization’s kick-off of the Great American Cleanup will be held April … Read the rest


Wiggins named to 2016 Clash of the Carolinas

Posted on April 13, 2016 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

Allyn Wiggins, a senior at CCHS and member of the Lady Cougar Soccer team, was named to the 2016 Clash of the Carolinas. Photo by Jim Killian

Allyn Wiggins, a senior at CCHS and member of the Lady Cougar Soccer team, has been named to the 2016 Clash of the Carolinas. Photo by Jim Killian

Allyn Wiggins, a senior at Colleton County High School and member of … Read the rest


Hearing postponed in case of missing Smoaks children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Last week’s Colleton County Family Court merit hearing into the Department of Social Services’ placement of three Smoaks children into protective custody was postponed.
A new hearing date has not yet been set.
Family Court Judge … Read the rest


Child abuse suspect sees more charges | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Monday the bond set against Benton Michael Presley, 20, of 437 Patriot Lane in Ruffin climbed to $850,000 as investigators from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office filed a third felony charge against him.
Investigators on Monday … Read the rest


Woods fire closes Lowcountry Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
An April 8 woods fire devoured the visibility on Lowcountry Highway as well as 75 acres of vegetation.
The first calls about the fire began arriving at the emergency dispatch center April 8 at 3:40 p.m., … Read the rest


Car runs into Lincoln Apartments | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A woman and four children were transported to Colleton Medical Center after a minivan ran into the 100 building at Lincoln Apartments, located at 404 Witsell St.

Walterboro police and Colleton County Fire-Rescue paramedics were called to the apartment complex … Read the rest


Jacob Smith named as Cougar basketball head coach | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

In a press conference held at Colleton County High School on Tuesday April 5, Athletic Director Chris Collins named Jacob E. Smith Sr. as the new Cougar basketball coach for the 2016-17 season. With 15 years … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Caleb | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

CALEB. Do you like throwing a ball with a dog who is having just as much fun as you? Caleb could be the dog for you. He is a young adult (approximately 2 years old) who would love to help … Read the rest


Be aware that pre-fab outbuildings do require a permit | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

One local resident ends up with $5,000 empty concrete slab.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The members of the Colleton County Board of Zoning Appeals sent its chairman, Phillip N. Rizer, to the April 5 council session to bring a continual … Read the rest


Margaret Cooler McLin | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO:   Margaret Cooler McLin, widow of Ray E. “Moose” McLin, died Sunday in Seneca, SC. She was 84.

Mrs. McLin was born Sept. 30, 1931 in Ridgeland, SC and was a daughter of the late Harry Benjamin Cooler and Lila … Read the rest


Dorothy Craven Crosby Choynacki | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO:       Dorothy Craven Crosby Choynacki, widow of the late Frampton C. Crosby and the late Marvin Edward Choynacki, died Monday morning at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was 95.

Mrs. Choynacki was born in Walterboro May 13, … Read the rest


John Fields | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

John Fields, 80, of Walterboro, SC, passed away on April 8.

Service will be held Saturday 11:00 AM at Canaan Baptist Church in Round O with interment in Burr Hill Cemetery.

Professional Services Entrusted To: Hamilton’s Funeral Home.


Geraldine Lancaster | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Geraldine Lancaster, 74, of Islandton, SC , passed away on April 6. Services were held.

Professional Services Entrusted To: Hamilton’s Funeral Home.


Raymond Milson Butler, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Raymond Milson Butler, Jr, 78, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the Veterans Victory House.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Beaufort National Cemetery.

Born December … Read the rest


Charles Ervin Cook, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. Charles Ervin Cook, Jr., age 73, entered into eternal rest Sunday morning, April 10, 2016 at his home in Walterboro surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of forty-two years to the late Mary … Read the rest


Wayman Brady Couch, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2016 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. Wayman Brady Couch, Sr., 74, of Walterboro, entered into rest Sunday evening, April 10, 2016, at the Trident Medical Center in North Charleston following a brief illness.   He was the loving husband for forty-nine years to the … Read the rest


National Healthcare Decision Day on April 12 at the library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 11, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

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Ernestine Hudson Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 11, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

 

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Ernestine Hudson Crosby, 87, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, April 9, 2016, at the Pruitt Health Care Center in Walterboro. She was the wife of the late Mr. W. Kirby Crosby.

Funeral services … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Celebrate National Bookmobile Day
Dear Editor:
On Wednesday April 13, libraries across the country will celebrate National Bookmobile Day, a time to remind the public about the integral and vital role that bookmobiles provide America’s libraries every day. For over … Read the rest


Old age: It sneaks up on you | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

My husband is 60, which, as everyone knows, is the new 40. Except he’s not buying it.
“Sixty is 60,” he says. “I didn’t have any aches and pains at 40.”
He has a point. On any given day, his … Read the rest


Morningstar Drive to be closed next week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Morningstar Drive (S-15-69) across the Salkehatchie Swamp in Colleton County will be closed Tuesday-Friday April 12-15 for routine bridge maintenance.

Signs, barricades and flags will be in place marking the construction zone and the detour route.

 


Keep waiting on the Lord | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

In the busyness of this world, it sometimes seems that we must “hurry up and wait” for everything. However, there are many things that require us to wait, and in most cases, it is in our best interest.
When we … Read the rest


Join a team, make a commitment | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 10, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

There should be few blurred lines when it comes to your commitment to your team and teammates. The definition of commitment is pretty straightforward — being committed to a cause or activity, a pledge of undertaking and an obligation that … Read the rest


Community groups can apply for grants | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The non-profit Palmetto Project announced that community organizations serving Allendale, Hampton, Colleton, Jasper, and rural parts of lower Charleston and Beaufort counties may apply for grants from its $1.5 million Lowcountry Ministries Fund. Directions on how to apply can be … Read the rest


Two get jobs as truck drivers | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Max Mitchell and Britton Seth Robertson, both of Walterboro, completed the CDL Truck Driver Training course with Palmetto Training, Inc. They each earned their certificate of completion and obtained their class “A” CDL license. Robertson has taken a job with … Read the rest


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