Monthly Archives: June 2016

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


Doll sale benefits library’s children’s department | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Memorial Library’s Children’s Department is offering dolls for sale for $10 each. For information call 843-549-5621.

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Battle of the Bats | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Carolina Cougars won the Battle of the Bats this weekend, going 3-1 on the weekend. On the top row, from left, are: Henry Gibson, Alan Grym, Ethan Bryan, Josh Kinard, Kaleb Gibson, Casyn Dobson, Alex Jones, Tristen Hiott. Bottom row, … Read the rest


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


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