Monthly Archives: May 2016

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


What’s the #1 drug problem in the county? | News | The Press and Standard

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

Results of survey of Colleton residents show what they think about the drug problem here.

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
What drug causes more problems in Colleton County than any other?
Guess meth? Nope. Cocaine? Nope. Marijuana? Wrong again.
The number … Read the rest


Steedley makes monument for Emanuel shooting victim | News | The Press and Standard

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

Steedley Monument Works of Walterboro recently completed a monument for Ethel Lance, one of the nine victims of the Emanuel A.M.E. Church shooting in Charleston.

“We were contacted by the daughter of Mrs. Lance to make a monument for her … Read the rest


Round O man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

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

A Round O man has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Christopher Charles Terry, 25, whose last known address was on Freeman Lane in Round O, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: Johnsville community parade and festival | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Johnsville Community near Smoaks held its annual parade and community festival last Saturday. The event was organized by Jimmy Wiggins. Enjoy.

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Book signing Saturday for 90-year-old Canadys man | News | The Press and Standard

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

Ninety-year-old John H. Bruins of Canadys will sign copies of his autobiography, “Lifetime Memories,” on Saturday May 21 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton County Memorial Library’s auditorium. The book includes stories of growing up as one of 10 children … Read the rest


Sunday afternoon in the park | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The vision of four men, life-long friends in the Dooley Hill neighborhood, came to life Sunday afternoon.
Their idea to host a basketball competition and cookout at their neighborhood park, gave birth to “Cease Fire — … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: Remembering the fallen | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office held a Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service on Sunday at the fallen officers’ memorial at the Colleton County Courthouse. The event was held in honor of National Police Week on May 15-21.

Photos by BARRY … Read the rest


It’s just a chapter in your book | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE S. HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com
Fifteen years after her breast cancer diagnosis, Walterboro native DeLoris Hamilton has a message for other women facing the disease.
“It’s not the end of the world,” she said. “It’s just a chapter in your

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Craven inks baseball scholarship at Salk | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep senior Joshua Craven inked a scholarship May 11 to play baseball for USC-Salkehatchie. The Indians participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region X.
Craven, a left-handed pitcher and outfielder for the … Read the rest


Crosby earns bronze in 4-A shot put | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School Track and Field team had three participants in the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA State Championships this past weekend at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
Junior George Crosby captured … Read the rest


Calligraphy class held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY

CALLIGRAPHY CLASS. Calligrapher Natasha Lawrence conducted two Introduction-to-Calligraphy classes Saturday at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market. With the Farmers Market celebrating its grand opening, Lawrence’s sold-out morning calligraphy class was held in the facility’s test … Read the rest


Adopt me! | Pet of the Week | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Is this the face of your next best buddy? SUNNY is a laid back, senior cat who would make a wonderful pet for someone who doesn’t want the hassle of taking a pet for a walk. He is a 13-year-old … Read the rest


CCHS’ spring football game canceled due to rain | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Due to a forecast of over 2 inches of rain in the next 2 days along with lightning, the CCHS Football’s spring game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled.

“We regret that this decision has to be made, but the … Read the rest


Raiders force Lady Hawks into decision game

Posted on May 19, 2016 10:10 am by Cindy Crosby

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Elizabeth Anne Dean was 2-4 with 3-RBIs in Wednesday evening's game against Holly Hill. Photo by Jim Killian

3-RBI GAME. Elizabeth Anne Dean was 2-4 with 3-RBIs in Wednesday evening’s game against Holly Hill. Photo by Jim Killian

Colleton Prep fell 10-8 to Holly Hill on Wednesday evening; forcing a decision game to played today, May 19, … Read the rest


New street lights SCDOT compliant | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The decorative lightposts, part of the now completed first phase of Walterboro’s I-95 Loop Project, are drawing some complaints.
When the poles began appearing in the middle of the new sidewalks on South Jefferies Boulevard, some … Read the rest


UPDATE: Officer injured in chase | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Cottageville Police Department Corporal Jimmy Jacques was released from Colleton Medical Center the afternoon of May 16, a few hours after he miraculously escaped serious injury when he wrecked during a police chase.
The chase started … Read the rest


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