Monthly Archives: June 2016

Making art at the museum | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, in partnership with the Colleton County Arts Council, will host a Summer Art Series that gives residents a hands-on experience in the visual arts.
The classes will be held four consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on July … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Thanks to all who helped with Relay
Dear Editor:
Thank you to our local business sponsors for their monetary donations to Relay For Life: Palmetto Rural Telephone Coop., Coastal Electric Coop., Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Colleton Medical Center, Edisto … Read the rest


Understanding each other’s history | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, … Read the rest


Hooked on cooking: We do love our food | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Do you think we Americans are obsessed with food?
We like to buy it, cook it, eat it, talk about it and take photos of it. (I photograph my food, and it drives my husband berserk. “Nobody cares about your … Read the rest


At times, we must stand still and let God fight our battles | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Taking matters into one’s hands is easy to do, but it is not always the best thing to do. There are times in our lives that people do things to hurt us so badly, and we just want to strike … Read the rest


About People | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Wiggins graduates cum laude
Laquanta Wiggins of Smoaks graduate cum laude with a B.S. degree in biology with a concentration in pre-health from Allen University in Columbia on April 30.Laquanta Wiggins
A 2012 graduate of Colleton County High School, she is … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Sign up for master gardeners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Clemson Extension’s Master Gardener program is coming to Walterboro.  The classes will be offered on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 6 and ending Dec. 6 from 1-4 p.m.  The Master Gardener Program is divided into two parts: instruction and service.
Participants receive … Read the rest


How does CCHS’ garden grow? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Why, it grows very well indeed, thanks to Scott Steedley, founder of the International Center for Sustainability (ICS) and Shirley Brown’s special needs class at Colleton County High School. The edible garden has turned into a … Read the rest


Making math fun | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Institute of HOPE for Excellency, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization whose goal is helping others pursue excellence has launched Project Activate, a school- and community-based project to help initiate various activities and events to assist local children in reading … Read the rest


Local home featured in New York Times | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

One Walterboro property has been featured twice on national platforms during the month of May for its real estate value. First came the Bravo television series, Southern Charm, which aired on May 9, then The New York Times published online … Read the rest


Update: Name released in shooting death / The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

One man was killed and a second critically injured in an early Saturday morning shooting incident in the commercial area near the Exit 53 interchange in Walterboro. Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter reports that Antwan Maurice Sams, 33, of

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Two shot, one fatally, on Sniders Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

At 3 a.m. June 4, officers from the Walterboro Police Department were patrolling the area of 1404 Sniders Highway, BP/ McDonalds, when they heard several shots fired. A vehicle sped away at a high rate of speed and pursuit ensued Read the rest


Mary Zeigler retires from registrar’s office | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Friday was Mary Zeigler’s last day as a recording clerk with the Colleton County Registrar of Deeds office. Zeigler has been with the registrar’s office for 15 years. The job has changed a lot in those years. The biggest change … Read the rest


Mission Serve set to return to town | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Saturday morning found Billy Cain, the construction coordinator for Mission Serve’s up-coming visit, at a North Lemacks Street residence with J.D. Harvey doing prep work on one of the homes that will undergo repairs during the … Read the rest


Be part of the solution | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

CCHS: Social
Entrepreneurship Class presents
Capstone Projects.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar New Tech Facilitator Laura Clark is giving students the background to become “Agents of Change.” Clark’s course, Intro to Social Entrepreneurship, at Colleton County High School, teaches the … Read the rest


Foresters donate books to schools | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Society of American Foresters and the American Tree Farm System are embarking on an ambitious project to place copies of the children’s book, “The Tree Farmer,” in all 712 public elementary school libraries in South Carolina.
Gary Hermann, tree … Read the rest


Cottageville students rewarded for good behavior | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students at Cottageville Elementary School got a treat last week with a jump castle and variety of games as part of the SOAR program, which rewards students who have had good behavior during the year with some extra playtime.

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Candlelight vigil brings community together

Posted on June 3, 2016 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

cindyc4@yahoo.com

SANDERS. Jamoni Sanders, a rising junior, organized a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Jashawn Tyrie Brown, Jakeem Quashon Pinckney and Tykeem Tyrone Johnson, 18, of Ruffin. The vigil was also a time of prayer for the continued healing and recovery for 18-year old O’Shay Tysheen Wiggins, who remains in the Intensive Care Unit in a Savannah hospital. Photo by Cindy Crosby

SANDERS. Jamoni Sanders, a rising junior, organized a candlelight vigil to honor the memory of Jashawn Tyrie Brown, Jakeem Quashon Pinckney and Tykeem Tyrone Johnson. The vigil was also a time of prayer for the continued healing and recovery

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Salk holds scholarship golf tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

The USC Salkehatchie Baseball and Softball Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held Friday, May 27 at Sweetwater Country Club in Barnwell. The Four Man’s Captain’s Choice event featured prizes for top-finishing teams and other contests. Above, Salk Baseball alum Cliff … Read the rest


Lowcountry Equipment set to open in July | News | The Press and Standard

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

Phil Breland hopes to have his new business, Lowcountry Equipment Sales and Service, open for business in early July.
The 8,000-square-foot building, located at 1617 Bells Highway, is under roof and IP Builders, the general contractor, is busy working on … Read the rest


CPA spring athletes garner recognition | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy had five athletes named to the 2016 spring All-Star games held Tuesday May 24 at Patriot Park in Sumter. Ally Knight, Lexie Murray and Penelope Tuten were selected to represent CPA for softball, … Read the rest


Gorrell named AD for Colleton Prep

Posted on June 3, 2016 4:04 pm by Cindy Crosby

cindyc4@yahoo.com

rob gorrell

Rob Gorrell will take on the role of Athletic Director for Colleton Prep Academy for the 2016-17 school year. Photo by Cindy Crosby

Coach Rob Gorrell was named Athletic Director for Colleton Prep Academy following in-house interviews this past … Read the rest


Vernon Leslie Tolle | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 3, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Vernon Leslie Tolle, 73, of Ehrhardt, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg. He was the husband of the late Joyce Howland Tolle.

Born August 28, 1942 in Greenfield, Ohio, he was a … Read the rest


Donations needed for Colleton Heights families displaced by fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 3, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Eight families who lived in Colleton Heights Apartments have been displaced due to Monday night’s fire.

The Walterboro city building inspector’s office has concerns about the structural integrity of the building, so all families have to relocate … hopefully temporarily.… Read the rest


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