Monthly Archives: May 2016

Election 2016: Taylor, Washington aim for council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Democratic voters in Colleton County Council’s Eastern District will be asked to let Phillip Taylor Sr. of Walterboro to continue serving or replace him with John Edward Washington of Yemassee when they go to the polls … Read the rest


Burglary charge results in prison term | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tiffany Linder, 23, of Smoaks pled guilty to a charge of second-degree burglary and was sentenced to three years in prison when she appeared before 14th Circuit Court Judge Perry Buckner in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Linder … Read the rest


Election office open for absentee voting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Not going to be able to get to the polls on June 14?
The Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections office is now open for in-office absentee voting. Voters may stop by the office at 115A Benson St. on Monday-Friday … Read the rest


Band of Blue presents awards | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Over 500 band parents, friends and family attended the 31st annual Band of Blue Awards Program, Thursday May 19 at the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School.  Band Director Tom Finigan, Associate Director Nick Infinger and Assistant Director … Read the rest


Naked man claims he’s God on a mission | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Things got a little strange on Anderson Road the evening of May 22.
The peculiar incident started as soon as the first deputy arrived at Meter of America at 220 Anderson Road, responding to the building’s burglar alarm going off … Read the rest


PTS has grant money and jobs waiting for program graduates | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Palmetto Training School has gotten special funding for CDL, welding certification, aerospace and computer numerical control students.
“We have two new industries and two other industries in the area that are looking for CNC-trained graduates of our program,” said PTS … Read the rest


ACE Basin Darlings go 12-0 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Recreation season is coming to a close this week and will begin its end-of-season tournament Thursday.
The ACE Basin Darlings had an undefeated season, going 12-0, to capture the No. 1 seed heading … Read the rest


Teacher of Year finalists announced | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Laura Clark, Amy Hilton and Eddie Peeples were announced as the three finalists for the Colleton County School District’s Teacher of the Year at last week’s school board meeting. The winner will be announced at the Back-to-School Kickoff in August. … Read the rest


Horry County horse died from sleeping sickness | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

COLUMBIA — State veterinary officials are urging South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals following the discovery of an unusually early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse in Horry County.

“This is the earliest in the spring … Read the rest


NWS watching off-shore storm | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

8:15 AM EDT WED MAY 25 2016

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

An area of cloudiness and showers over the western Atlantic Ocean northeast of … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Democrats debate at St. Peters | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Democratic Party sponsored a debate for Democratic candidates in the upcoming June 14 primary last Saturday at St. Peters A.M.E. Church.

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Judy Fertig Renfrow | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Judy Fertig Renfrow, 89, died peacefully Sunday morning, May 22 at Royse City Health and Rehab, Royse City, Texas where she resided.

Born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Joseph and Bertha Moore Fertig who preceded … Read the rest


Blanche Nettles Benton | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Mrs. Blanche Nettles Benton, wife of James D. “J.D.” Benton, passed away Friday morning at the home of her daughter in Summerville surrounded by her family, under the care of Hospice of Charleston. She was 80.

Mrs. Nettles was … Read the rest


Elizabeth “Betsy” Bennett Moody | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Elizabeth “Betsy” Bennett Moody, wife of the late Lee Ray Moody, passed away at her home Thursday afternoon surrounded by her loving family. She was 75.

Mrs. Moody was born in Walterboro February 5, 1941 a daughter of Evelyn … Read the rest


Aaron James Lemacks | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Aaron James Lemacks, 19, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at his residence.

Funeral services were held 6 pm, Friday, May 20, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel.

Born … Read the rest


Karen Sue Campbell Gross | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Karen Sue Campbell Gross, 74, of Ruffin, passed away Friday, May 20, 2016 at Colleton Medical Center.

A memorial service will be held 11 am, Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Ruffin Baptist Church. A reception will follow in the … Read the rest


William Palmer Langdale, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. William Palmer Langdale, Jr., age 94, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Thursday afternoon, May 19, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Funeral services were conducted 3:30pm Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2016, from Pleasant Grove … Read the rest


Donald Hull | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. Donald Hull, 53, of Cottageville, entered into rest Friday evening, May 13, 2016, at his home in Sumter.

Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock Thursday morning, May 19, 2016, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: Car show held at Victory House | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by BARRY MOORE and GAR LINDER
The Walterboro Cruisers held its annual car show at the Veterans Victory House last Saturday. Above, Andy Maples (Navy, Ret.) checks out a 1966 Mustang with VVH Therapy Director Shanon Whaley.

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Comments from the community on Gunner Williams retirement | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by GAR LINDER

The article in last week’s paper on Gunner Williams’ retirement brought perhaps more comments on our web and Facebook pages than any story in memory. We thought you’d like to read a few of them:

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Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

2016 Colleton County Relay for Life
Survivors’ Dinner
Dear Editor:
The Relay for Life Survivors’ Dinner was held on Thursday, April 28, at the Coastal Outback Building.  This year’s dinner was organized by Mrs. Nina Crosby. Mrs. Crosby worked very … Read the rest


God not answering? Just P.U.S.H. | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Have you ever prayed and prayed, and it just seemed as if nothing was going to happen? Did you feel that God was not listening? Did you begin to get a feeling of hopelessness and despair?
If that is what … Read the rest


So, what color are my eyes anyway? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Last week my husband, Widdle Baby, and I were watching some mindless network TV show. A ruggedly handsome doctor was tenderly cupping the face of a beautiful nurse.
“She has pretty eyes,” Widdle said, and I agreed.
Then — blame … Read the rest


Youth attend aviation camp | News | The Press and Standard

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

Forty-nine sixth and seventh grade students from Colleton County Middle School, Colleton Preparatory Academy and North Walterboro Christian Academy participated in the third annual Take Flight Aviation Experience on May 5-6.
The first day of camp included a trip to … Read the rest


Post office drive nets 18,750 lbs. of food for local food banks | News | The Press and Standard

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

The citizens of Walterboro opened their hearts and gave abundantly to the Letter Carriers food drive this past Saturday. This year’s food drive generated an estimated 18,750 lbs. of food compared to 14,750 lbs. last year.
“These generous donations will … Read the rest


Off the Field | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Lacey Danielle Thompson is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she plays soccer for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Richard and Lisa Thompson of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Mark and Shirley … Read the rest


Musical highlights talented CCHS Chorus | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Choral Department, directed by Stephanie Drawdy, presented its annual spring musical this past week in the Performing Arts Center to rave reviews from those in attendance. This year’s musical comedy, “Bye … Read the rest


Before you hit the water with your boat… | News | The Press and Standard

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

National Safe Boating Week is May 21-28. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division offers these tips for boaters to make summer on the water both safe and fun:

Before you Leave
 Fill out a boating float … Read the rest


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