Monthly Archives: May 2016

Let’s bring our young people back to church | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When I was growing up in a small close-knit community on Wiley Street in Walterboro, attending Sunday school and church was “the main attraction” for us as families. There was no such thing as telling our parents or grandparents that … Read the rest


Life in the country is never boring | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Friends sometimes drive through our little village and ask, “What do you DO here?”
Rural life is deceptively quiet — the truth is, there’s never a dull moment.
There’s always something going on — businesses open and close, tractors break … Read the rest


Snyder chosen as CCHS’ Big Man on Campus | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School’s Student Council held its annual “Big Man on Campus” scholarship competition Thursday May 5 in the Performing Arts Center. The $250 scholarship competition is judged on talent (lip sync contest) and the … Read the rest


Crosby wins state skills competition | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Cameron Crosby, a junior at Colleton County High School and a machine  tool technology student at Palmetto Training, Inc., won 3rd place in the  State Skills USA Competition. He was the youngest competitor, competing against other students with at least … Read the rest


Off the Field | Wil Hughes | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Wilbur (Wil) Lewis Hughes IV is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy, where he plays football and baseball for the War Hawks.
He is the son of Wilbur Lewis (Louie) and Leda Hughes III of Ruffin. … Read the rest


Be strong, be smart, achieve anything | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

USA Crits teams visit Forest Hills.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two teams from the USA Crits Series, in town for the Walterboro Criterium, visited the students at Forest Hills Elementary Wednesday, May 4.
Team LA Sweat and Team Maloja Pushbikers … Read the rest


Trotter-Smoak engagement announced | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

James and Terry Smoak announce the engagement of their son, Nicholas Smoak, to Carolyn Trotter, daughter of Mac and Stacy Trotter.  Nicholas graduated from Clemson University and is currently employed with Waste Management Company based in Greenville. Carolyn, also a … Read the rest


Walterboro NAIFA helps Special Olympics | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Walterboro Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors recently held a fundraiser to benefit the local Special Olympics. Pictured are Ericka Woods, Ralph Polite, Deborah Culpepper, Brenda Eustace, Karyn Corbett (winner), Johnny Craven, Mary … Read the rest


Local Republicans receive state awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

 

Dr. Joe … Read the rest


Essay winners: We Need Trees! | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three Colleton Preparatory Academy students —Bailee Stanley, Parker Tuten and Joshua Headley ­— won first place awards in the annual 6th-8th grade essay contest sponsored by the Colleton Conservation District. The 93 essays in the contest, held in celebration of … Read the rest


Healthy Tip of the Week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


CPA students raise money for animal shelter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The CPA freshman class held a supply drive and challenged the other grades to raise funds for the Colleton County Animal Shelter.  The K4 kids won! On Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the shelter, the freshman and K4 students dropped … Read the rest


Salk students inducted into honor society | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie Palmetto College students who were inducted on May 5 into the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society for the University of South Carolina are: Sarah Due, Carol Holladay, Mary Johnson, Jean Nettles, Sarah Smoak and Victoria Wilz. Also inducted … Read the rest


Democratic officers for 2016-2017 chosen | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 14, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County elected officers for 2016-2018 from left are Ed Williams, executive committeeman; George Cone, 1st vice chair; Jessica Bright, executive committeewoman; Elijah Battle, 2nd vice chair; Terri Deal, secretary/treasurer; Pam Nelson, rules and credentials; and Karen Boyd, chair.


Barn on Green Pond Highway destroyed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An 800-square-foot barn was destroyed when an unattended debris fire was blown into a field in the 1100 block of Green Pond Hwy. Friday afternoon May 13.

At 2:40 p.m., multiple reports were made to 9-1-1 advising of the field … Read the rest


FHE: Operation Field Day 2016 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Shouts of victory and defeat could be heard all-around during last Friday’s Field Day at Forest Hills Elementary. The students, teachers and parents attending the fun-filled day enjoyed activities such as the balloon pop, softball toss, … Read the rest


Farmers Market back in business | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Farmers Market kicked off its new season Saturday.
“It went really well — we had good attendance, a good showing of vendors,” Farmers Market Manager Ted Chewning said.gs.market.tomatos.p.5-12
Those visiting the market found strawberries, greens, carrots, squash and fresh … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Cottageville students enjoy Spring Fling | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Students at Cottageville Elementary got a day off for the annual Spring Fling last Friday. Jump castles, pony rides, a petting zoo, clowns, face painters and super slides covered the bus area all day.

Photos by KATRENA McCALL

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Busy as a bee: Fiddler’s Honey sweet deal for local man | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
It’s Friday afternoon and John Stieglitz’s hobby awaits.
After spending the work week as director of the Colleton County Capital Projects and Purchasing Department, Stieglitz was ready to assumed the duties of his second title, president … Read the rest


SALK: Freeman named All-American | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Raheem Freeman, former 6’3 shooting guard for the USC Salkehatchie basketball team, was selected to the NJCAA All-American team for 2015-16.
Freeman, who recently graduated from Salk and signed a scholarship to continue his basketball career … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Relay for Life crowns pageant winners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Winners in Saturday’s Relay for Life Beauty Pageant were:
Colleton County Relay for Life Sweetheart Winner:  Emily LeCroy
Baby Miss Relay for Life:   Sadie Williams
Toddler Miss Relay for Life: Berkeley Tripp
Tiny Miss Relay for Life:  Hannah Dryden
Tiny … Read the rest


Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


Greenpond Highway Fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 13, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

This structure fire was spotted around 2:30pm on Friday, May 13th on Greenpond Highway.


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