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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Local teens rescue Edisto turtle | News | The Press and Standard

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

One night last week about 11:45, 17-year-old Effie Moorer with her sister Emma, 16, and friend Dylan Goshorn, 16, were “cutting the street” on Palmetto Boulevard, listening to island beach music, when they got a big surprise.
“Out of the … Read the rest


Free books available at Adult Ed outdoor library | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Adult Education now offers free books through its “library” in front of the building on Colleton Loop. The library was built and installed by students from Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center. Anyone who wants a book may stop … Read the rest


Eleven go to winter guard spin camp | News | The Press and Standard

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

Eleven Colleton County High School Band of Blue Color Guard members completed the 2016 Etude Winter Guard Spin Camp at Summerville High School.
The clinic was held Saturday July 16 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with over 70 high school guard … Read the rest


Thunderbolt students take aerospace course | News | The Press and Standard

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

Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center students learned skills needed to work in the aerospace industry in a special course held earlier this month.
Four TCTC students and four other students recruited through the S.C. Skills Center attended the three-week course … Read the rest


Elvis visits local Elks Lodge | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Elvis impersonator Phil Urban performed for 180 Elks and guests at the Elks Lodge Saturday night, helping the group raise funds for a variety of community service projects.

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Band attends drum major camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Five Colleton County High School Band of Blue members completed the 2016 University of South Carolina Band Drum Major and Leadership Clinic in Columbia.
The clinic held June 16-18 had 70 high school band drum major and leadership candidates from … Read the rest


Healthy Tip of the Week | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Colleton County All-Star Football schedule | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County All-Star Football schedule for 2016 has been announced:
• Aug. 1-2 from 6-7 p.m.: Helmets issued at the stadium.
• Monday Aug. 8: All-Star football practice begins; shorts and helmets only the first week.
• Saturday Aug. … Read the rest


Public input wanted on community safety | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton KEYS Coalition (keeping every youth safe) is concerned about what is happening in our community, both to our youth and adults alike.  The Coalition believes that recent youth tragedies have yielded tremendous family, personal and community stress that … Read the rest


Johnson inks scholarship to be a Knight | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Former Cougar and Colleton County High School Class of 2016 graduate Brian Johnson Jr. signed a scholarship on Monday July 18 to play football for St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, N.C. Recruited as a tight end, … Read the rest


FHE gives awards for brilliant brains, bodies | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County School District celebrated the end-of-summer reading camp with an award recognition ceremony held Wednesday July 13 at Forest Hills Elementary. Themed as “Building Brilliant Brains and Bodies,” the reading camp served 120 rising third- … Read the rest


Learning about Pocahontas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A large crowd heard USC Salkehatchie history professor Sarah Miller, PhD., speak on the “secret life” of Pocahontas last week at the Colleton County Memorial Library. Miller’s talk dispelled many of the myths that surround Pocahontas and offered an insight … Read the rest


Growing the rural economy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Training on rural economy led by trio from Richmond, Va.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond teamed up with The South Carolina Association for Community Economic Development on July 13 to host a community development training session at the meeting … Read the rest


Dobison lands on SCBL All-Star team | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Willis Dobison, 2013 Colleton County High School graduate and rising senior at Limestone College, has had a busy summer. In fact, that is likely an understatement, because when it comes to the game of baseball, Dobison … Read the rest


CCHS: Cougar Baseball begins search for head coach

Posted on July 21, 2016 6:06 pm by Cindy Crosby

Coach Percy Knight resigned from Colleton County High School and as head baseball coach for the Cougar Baseball program. Knight posted a 4-16 overall record and a 1-11 region record in 2015-16. File photo by Cindy Crosby

KNIGHT RESIGNS. Coach Percy Knight resigned from Colleton County High School and as head baseball coach for the Cougar Baseball program. Knight posted a 4-16 overall record and a 1-11 region record in 2015-16. File photo by Cindy Crosby

Colleton … Read the rest


Schedule for Saturday’s comic book event | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Giga Toshou Con schedule for Saturday July 23 at the Colleton County Memorial Library, 600 Hampton St.. presented by the Colleton County Memorial Library and Omar Ashe Jeter’s You-niverse Foundation, will be:
 Official kickoff and announcements by Carl Coffin, … Read the rest


Cougar Football attends media day in Columbia | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Seven members of the 2016-17 Cougar Football team, along with their coaches, traveled to Columbia this past Saturday to take part in the High School Sports Report Media Day. Pictured (L-R) Germaine Clayton, Craig Grant, Jermari Stephens, Latrell Jenkins, Jaron … Read the rest


Brewer adds Assistant Women’s Director for Region X to her title | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Jane Brewer, USC Salkehatchie Athletics Director and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, happily added an additional role to her many responsibilities last week.
Brewer was selected as assistant women’s director for athletics for Region X during … Read the rest


Bowman prepares to move on; Pournelle may run again | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The tenure of William Bowman Jr. as a member of the Colleton County School Board is winding down.
With the statement of candidacy period to file for school board set to get underway at noon on … Read the rest


Food to be collected at state parks Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

State parks across South Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their surrounding communities will help them pack park trucks full of canned goods and other non-perishables to help address hunger.
Pack-A-Park-Truck events will be held at all 47 state … Read the rest


Walterboro man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Eugene McTeer Jr., 38, whose last known address was on Cherry Street in Walterboro, is wanted on three Colleton County Family Court bench warrants … Read the rest


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