Monthly Archives: May 2016

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


TCTC students win awards at state meet | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

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

Five Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center students won awards at the Skills USA competition held in Greenville on April 14-15.
Jason Kirkhart will be competing in the national competition on June 20-25 in Louisville, Ky., after his first-place win in … Read the rest


Blanketeers make clothes for Haiti mission trip | News | The Press and Standard

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

Betty’s Blanketeers made 84 dresses plus numerous pairs of shorts to send to Haiti with a group from the First Baptist Church. The 13 teenagers and seven adults will leave Walterboro on June 6 for their 2016 mission trip to … Read the rest


Munchy Bears hit the court | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Munchy Bears, a basketball team formed in conjunction with the Colleton County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs, held a pick-up game against a local travel team coached by Peter Lisbon at the Colleton County … Read the rest


Lowcountry Lightning 12U runner-up in Diamond War | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Lightning 12U, coached by Tiger Martin, competed in the USSSA Diamond War Tournament, held April 30 at Ace Basin Complex. The Lightning earned a runner-up finish behind their nemesis, the Rage — a team … Read the rest


Armentrout places fourth in Missouri tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Zach Armentrout, a class of 2016 home-school student, competed in the National Home School Championship Golf Tournament held in Springfield, Missouri on May 5-6.
Armentrout came in fourth place in the individual event and helped his … Read the rest


Historical society presents annual awards | News | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by LORI BEARD

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society held its annual awards ceremony last week at the recently restored Rhoden home on Bells Highway.
The Colleton Rural Property award was presented to Ray Thomas; the Walterborough Key … Read the rest


CCHS honors Class of 2016 with senior awards | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School held its Class of 2016 Awards Ceremony Monday May 9 in the Cougar Gymnasium. Dr. Franklin Foster, superintendent of education, made opening remarks prior to the presentation of honorees.
Liz Lipscomb, guidance … Read the rest


Anonymous tip results in drug charges | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Detectives from the Walterboro Police Department responded to the Sleep Inn at 3043 Hiers Corner Road, in reference to an anonymous tip of drugs and a firearm inside room 307.

Detectives secured a search warrant and located a handgun, cocaine, … Read the rest


Concerned citizens lead to several arrests | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

In response to complaints and concerns by several citizens about suspicious activity, an investigation was launched into the Mincey Avenue/Lockhart Street area by the Walterboro Police Department.

Once the investigation began, detectives were able to secure a search warrant for … Read the rest


Man charged in Monday’s chase | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On Monday May 16 at approximately 10 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department and deputies from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 229 Robertson Blvd, NAPA Auto Parts, in reference to a white Ford F250 that was just … Read the rest


Man critically injured on Rehoboth Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A 50-year-old Cottageville man was critically injured in a single-car high-speed accident in the 4200 block of Rehoboth Road (S.C. Hwy 651) just south of Bazzle Road Thursday afternoon May 19 at 5:12 p.m.

The southbound 2004 Ford Mustang lost … Read the rest


Church Yard Sale Saturday | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard


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