Monthly Archives: May 2016

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


First S.C. State alumni scholarship awarded | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Alumni Chapter of S.C. State University held its first scholarship banquet May 14 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Round O.
Tabitha BriAnna Monroe was presented the group’s first scholarship. A senior at Colleton County High School, … Read the rest


CCHS Football set to hold Cougar Day | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School football program will hold Cougar Day Saturday May 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Cougar Field.
Cougar Day is the annual culmination of spring football practice, which saw approximately 135 athletes participating. … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Shell casings found

A shots-fired call Tuesday at 12:15 a.m. sent Walterboro Police officers to the 100 block of Springwood Drive.

An officer searching the area found a total of 17 shell casings from a .40 caliber weapon in the … Read the rest


SLED investigates weapon discharge | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has assigned an agent to investigate a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy’s discharge of his service weapon.
The shots were fired early on the morning of May 15 in a … Read the rest


Suspect fails in bid to escape officers | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Round O man was taken into custody on multiple charges following a police chase through Walterboro early on the morning of May 15.
A Walterboro police officer on routine patrol May 15 at 1:50 a.m. … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: CPA seniors sign with colleges | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Lady Cougars seeking varsity softball coach | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School is seeking a head coach for the varsity softball team for the 2016-17 school year.

According to a job posting on the South Carolina High School League website, dated May 10, 2016, … Read the rest


Woman charged after 73 animals seized on Augusta Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Animal and Environmental Control Director Reggie McNeil says the investigation that led to the seizure of 68 dogs and five cats from a property in the 19000 block of Augusta Highway is continuing.
Wednesday, McNeil was headed back … Read the rest


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