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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Dickerson speaks on First Steps to PEP club | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cindy Dickerson, director of First Steps, talked to members of the PEP Club during its May program.
First Steps is a program to prepare children for kindergarten. The program starts when a baby is born at Colleton Medical Center and … Read the rest


Postmaster graduates | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On June 10, Walterboro Postmaster and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Doug Mixson, Jr. graduated from the US Postal Service’s National Lean Leader Program at their Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The Office of Continuous Improvement at Postal Headquarters administers the … Read the rest


White featured in Las Vegas magazine | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tifferney White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah White of Yemassee and niece of Adaline Riley-White, is now CEO and president of Discovery Children’s Museum in Las Vegas, Nev. She was featured in this article in “Vegas Seven,” written by … Read the rest


Behie attends GoSciTech | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Sutton Behie, a rising freshman at Cougar New Tech, attended GoSciTech summer camp at the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) located in Hartsville. Behie’s selection was based on her interest in astrophysics … Read the rest


The family flock: Cottageville chicken breeder started from scratch | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Lots of people have chickens. Fewer people have horses, dogs, rabbits, ducks and chickens. And even fewer people have chickens that lay pastel-colored eggs.
Cottageville resident Becky Pelton raises white Leghorn chickens, which lay huge white … Read the rest


Swim camp … and much more | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thanks to Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jimmy Wiggins, 23 Colleton youngsters are learning to swim during Camp Wildwood in Varnville this week.
The camp also includes arts and crafts, music, woodworking and other activities.
Wiggins has been organizing a local … Read the rest


Betty Jane Walling | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Betty Jane Walling, 79, of Walterboro, passed away Wednesday, June 23, 2016 at her residence. She was the widow of Watson D. Crosby, Jr.

Funeral services were held 2 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon … Read the rest


Library wins for video | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Memorial Library won the Best Community Involvement award in the TEI Landmark Audio “Take 25” Video Contest held recently. The local library won for its video “Library Witness.”
The library will receive a “Little Free Library,” which … Read the rest


Swampfoxes go 1-3 in USSSA | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Swampfoxes participated in the USSSA South Carolina Open State Championship held at the ACE Basin Sports Complex this past weekend.
In game one against the Beaufort All-Stars, the Swampfoxes took a 13-3 loss. Then, … Read the rest


WSC hosts “Wildfire Day” | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

The Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC), in partnership with the Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department, recently celebrated its spring soccer season by hosting “Wildfire Day” featuring an end-of-season tournament, jumping castle and plenty of fun … Read the rest


Ponytail power! | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The Dixie Ponytails defeated Hanahan 11-1 in the opening round of the District 8 All-Star Tournament Monday evening in Beaufort. In just four innings, the Ponytails provided enough offense to garner a … Read the rest


Walterboro man named deadbeat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent.

Darren Stephens, 43, whose last known address was on Furlong Street in Walterboro, is wanted on an Colleton County Family Court bench warrant for owing over $30,800 in child support.… Read the rest


Minors earn shutout on 55 pitches | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Walterboro National Minors shut out Jasper County in a 14-0 ball game Monday evening. The win advances Walterboro into the winner’s bracket, where they will play Hilton Head at 8 p.m. … Read the rest


Majors drop opener against Hampton | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The 2016 Walterboro Majors were shut out 10-0 by Hampton on Monday evening in the opening round of All-Star action. The loss sent the Majors into the elimination bracket where they faced … Read the rest


Chamber presents annual awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards June 16 during a banquet held at USC Salkehatchie’s Walterboro campus.
Chamber President Jeremy Ware presented the following awards:
Small Business Entrepreneur: Lyn Tanner, Walterboro Rental and Equipment;
Large Company/Industry … Read the rest


Thinking about the unthinkable: Active shooter workshop held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Representatives of Colleton County churches gathered June 18 at the New Life United Methodist Church to ponder their reaction to the unthinkable.
In Charleston, people gathered for a day of remembrance of the lives lost at … Read the rest


Brightwell, Carmichael to head local rural arts initiative | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Museum Director Gary Brightwell has been chosen as one of six people chosen to head local teams in a series of regional meetings on the S.C. Arts Commission’s new initiative “The Art of Community: Rural S.C.” Dr. Ann … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Vehicle taken
after home burglary
Members of the Walterboro Police Department were called to the first block of Dogwood Lane Monday afternoon to investigate a vehicle theft.
A witness called June 20 at 1:30 p.m. to report seeing a black … Read the rest


Linda Joyce Martin | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Columbia — Ms. Linda Joyce Martin, 62, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia.  A memorial service will be  held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, June 26, at Chester Freedom Ministries with Rev. Steve Bishop and … Read the rest


HCSO investigating home burglaries | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The following is a press release from the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office:

The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office continues its concentrated effort to investigate several home burglaries that have occurred, including three on June 22, within the county. Each of the … Read the rest


Turning the corner: Labor numbers up | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin looked at the April employment numbers provided by the state and decided to dig a little deeper.
The April numbers provided by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reported … Read the rest


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