Monthly Archives: May 2016

O’Quinn, Pressey earn wins in S.C. USA Wrestling event | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Tyrese Pressey and Wyatt O’Quinn, both freshman at Colleton County High School and members of the Cougar Wrestling team, participated in the South Carolina USA Wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman State Tournament held this past Saturday at … Read the rest


Graduation Day Reminders from CCHS | News | The Press and Standard

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

Graduation from high school is a memorable occasion in the life of a student and his/her family. The dignity of the occasion suggests a serious and solemn air. Solemn does not mean sad. It means formal, ceremonial, official, serious, sacred … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: Lady Hawks bring it home | State Championship 2016 | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by Cindy Crosby

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk softball team claimed the SCISA Class A State Championship in a 5-0 shutout win over Holly Hill Thursday evening. This is the third state title for Coach Mallory Crawford and Colleton … Read the rest


Bystanders pull woman from burning truck after wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A 46-year-old Varnville woman was critically injured after her vehicle collided head-on with a loaded log truck on Sniders Highway (S.C. Hwy. 63) at Schoolhouse Road on Wednesday May 25 at 2:28 p.m.

Another tractor-trailer was also involved. The Chevrolet … Read the rest


8:25 a.m. Update | 5-day prediction of storm formation now at 70% | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
825 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016

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

A low pressure area centered between Bermuda and the Bahamas is gradually becoming … Read the rest


Midnight Curfew: Lights out ends championship game for Lightning | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Lightning 12U played in its third tournament of the season during the Mother’s Day One-Day Challenge, held May 7 in Columbia. The Lightning saw an unusual ending to their midnight championship game against the … Read the rest


Murray, Murdaugh awarded top honors at Colleton Prep | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy held its War Hawk Athletic Awards Ceremony honoring the efforts of their student-athletes over the winter and spring seasons on Monday May 23.
Lexie Murray received the Debbie Powers Award and Brian Murdaugh … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Driver throws pot out of sunroof
A Walterboro man adopted an unusual approach in getting rid of contraband when stopped by a deputy last week.
The deputy pulled over a black Lincoln truck on I-95 after observing the truck driving … Read the rest


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


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