Monthly Archives: June 2016

Two graduate Leadership Salkehatchie | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County residents Jeremy Ware and Brantley Strickland graduated from Leadership Salkehatchie Thursday night and were recognized at the Southern Carolina Alliance’s 20th anniversary celebration held at The Atrium at USC Salkehatchie. Ware, president of the Walterboro Colleton Chamber of … Read the rest


NRA provides police with new rifles | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

New rifles set to go into the Walterboro Police Department cruisers were obtained through a grant provided by the National Rifle Association.
In October 2015, the Walterboro Police Department submitted a grant to the NRA for funding for new patrol … Read the rest


Colleton unites for vigil

Posted on June 2, 2016 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

NEXT WEEK – Look for complete coverage of tonight’s prayer vigil held for three Colleton County High students who lost their lives in a tragic car accident Wednesday evening.. A fourth student, O’Shay Wiggins, remains in ICU in a Savannah

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Summer meal sites announced | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Free meals for children ages 0-18 will be provided by the Summer Food Service Program. For information call Eartha Cunningham, 843-908-1897. Meals are on a first-come, first-served basis at the following sites:

Walterboro
Lincoln Apartments, 404 Witsell St.; Linda Crawford, … Read the rest


Islandton man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An Islandton man has been designated as this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Hipolito Guerrero Torres, 43, whose last known address was on Forks Road in Islandton, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench … Read the rest


Four seek nomination for sheriff in Democratic primary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four men face off in the June 14 Democratic primary election to determine who will represent the party in the November general election for Colleton County sheriff.
All four candidates — Chris Lovelace, Dolphus Pinckney, Otis Rhodes and Mackey Williams … Read the rest


Lightning streaks back-to-back in Memorial Day tournaments | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Lightning 10U competed in the WFC Moncks Corner Challenge May 21-22 and came away with a second-place finish. This past weekend they played in the Annual Memorial Day Fastpitch Classic held at ACE Basin … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Quiet thief strikes
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home on Geechie Club Lane after the resident discovered someone had removed a wide variety of items from the residence, loaded the stolen items in the family’s pickup … Read the rest


Army sergeant speaks to veterans at Victory House | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Ret. Army Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford spoke at the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Victory House on Monday.
Lunsford served for 22 years, much of the time as a member of the Counter Terrorism Unit in Europe and North … Read the rest


Academy Road pre-school changing hands | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
For almost three decades, Beverly Dantzler has been taking care of Colleton’s children.
And this week, the reins of Academy Road Country Care Preschool and Child Care will pass on to a new caretaker.
Dantzler is … Read the rest


Candlelight vigil planned for CCHS students | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A community candlelight prayer vigil for the CCHS students killed in last night’s wreck will be held  this evening at 8 p.m. at the Colleton County Middle School track, Tuskegee Airmen Drive, Walterboro.


Statement from Colleton County School District | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District family is deeply saddened and mourns with the Colleton County High School family in the loss of Tykeem Johnson and Jakeem Pinckney, recent graduates of Colleton County High School, as well as Jashawn Brown, a … Read the rest


Statement from Colleton County High School | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

We, at Colleton County High School, are saddened by the loss of three of our recent students, Jakeem Pinckney, Jashawn Brown, and Tykeem Johnson.  O’Shay Wiggins is currently being treated for his injuries.

Ja’keem, O’Shay and Tykeem worked hard to … Read the rest


Dog gets surprise ride | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

This dog got a surprise yesterday afternoon when his driver ran into the side of the former Walterboro Feed building on Jefferies Boulevard.


Three killed in Ridgeland crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Three Colleton County teenagers were killed and a fourth critically injured in a Wednesday evening crash in Ridgeland.

The Ridgeland Police Department, which is investigating the accident, reports that Jashawn Tyrie Brown, 17, of Walterboro, Jakeem Quashon Pinckney, 18, of … Read the rest


City investigating apparent arson | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
City safety forces suspect that a Monday night fire at the Colleton Heights apartment complex was intentionally set.
The Walterboro Police Department reports that the fire at the Sniders Highway apartment complex is being investigated as … Read the rest


They died for me, an utter stranger | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
George Haws slowly rose to his feet, with an assist from Johnny Holmes, chairman of the Colleton County Veterans council and commander of the local Disabled American Veterans chapter.
The 91-year-old rose in response to a … Read the rest


CCHS honors Lemacks’ memory | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School honored the memory of Aaron James Lemacks during Saturday’s Class of 2016 Commencement Ceremony at Cougar Field. Aaron would have graduated with the Class of 2016 on Saturday morning, but passed away … Read the rest


Rockers take second place in Memorial Day Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Rockers participated in its first tournament of the summer this past weekend, playing in the WFC Annual Memorial Day Classic in Walterboro at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Tropical Depression Bonnie wreaked havoc upon … Read the rest


Update: Security guard killed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Family plans memorial
service after flood
of requests from the public.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators continue their search for information on the shooting death of a Dorchester County man killed while working as a security guard at a Round … Read the rest


Bank robber headed for prison | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Florida woman was sentenced to prison after she pled guilty to three charges stemming from a May 6, 2015 bank robbery.
Linda R. Walker, 53, of Orlando, Fla., pled guilty to two counts of robbery … Read the rest


Weathers pitches to championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Lowcountry Lightning, coached by Tiger Martin, took on a 10-team field in the WFC Moncks Corner Challenge May 21-22 and captured the championship with a 7-0 streak on the weekend.
In the opening round … Read the rest


Adopt Me! | Bailey | Pet of the Week | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

BAILEY is a scampering, fun-loving teenager or maybe young adult who wants a loving, safe home of her own. She loves playing with squeaky things, and is great at chasing fluffy scrunchie *****. She is litter-box trained and gets along … Read the rest


Aiken man gets prison term | Court Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
An Aiken man was sentenced to 10 years in prison when he appeared in Colleton County General Session Court last week.
Shawn P. Young, 50, of Aiken pled guilty to charges of first-degree assault and battery … Read the rest


IN PHOTOS: Colleton Prep Graduation 2016 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE


Summer reading program begins Friday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Memorial Library’s Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise visited Academy Road Country Care last week to get pre-schoolers excited about the library’s Summer Reading Program, which begins with registration Thursday from 2-4 p.m. The first program will be Friday June … Read the rest


Workshops to help area residents with job-seeking skills | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Two workshops designed to help area residents find jobs will be held at People Builders International, 114 Peurifoy Rd. on Thursday June 2 from 10 a.m.-noon and Tuesday June 6 from 4-7 p.m.
Activities will cover mock interviews, reviewing of … Read the rest


Play in Hampton Street Auditorium this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 1, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

“Daddy’s Dyin’ – Who’s Got the Will?”, a comedy by Del Shores, author of Sordid Lives, will light up the stage of the Colleton Center’s Hampton Street Auditorium on June 4 and 5.
This is the fourth show presented by … Read the rest


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