Monthly Archives: July 2016

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

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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


USC Salk names Connor as volleyball coach | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie has announced Sarah Connor as the new head coach for the 2016 fall season for the Indians’ volleyball team. Connor replaces Amanda Jones, who resigned the position on Wednesday July 6.… Read the rest


Severe thunderstorm warning in effect | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR PORTIONS OF…

DORCHESTER COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…

COLLETON COUNTY IN SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH CAROLINA…

* UNTIL 4:30 PM EDT

 

* AT 3:22 PM EDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM … Read the rest


Lennoye “Len” Ray Keith | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Lennoye “Len” Ray Keith died peacefully on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his residence. He was 70.

Mr. Keith was born on January 1, 1946 in Walterboro, South Carolina to Walter Linwood “WL” and Halsie (Ray) Keith.  He … Read the rest


Gravestone thefts under investigation | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and representatives of the Heavenly Rest Cemetery at 2061 Cottageville Highway are still working to determine the scope of the theft of gravestones at the cemetery earlier this month.

The sheriff’s office first … Read the rest


War Hawks miles ahead of last summer | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The War Hawk football program is miles ahead of where it was last year. Much of that, according to Coach Rob Gorrell, can be attributed to the continuity of having a head coach in place for … Read the rest


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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Yvonne Duncan has been named the Colleton County High School Lady Cougars’ volleyball coach for the 2016 season according to Athletic Director Chris Collins.
Duncan most recently served as the director of girls basketball, middle school … Read the rest


Jashawn Brown Memorial Cookout draws large crowd | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The family of Jashawn Brown, one of three teens who died in a recent tragic car accident on I-95 in Ridgeland, held a cookout to honor his memory on Sunday afternoon July 17 from 1-7 p.m. … Read the rest


Grand Slam Jam Champs | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Lightning 12U notched a win in the WFC Grand Slam Jam held recently in North Charleston — their third championship of the summer to go along with three runner-up finishes this year.
In a … Read the rest


PHOTOS: Bells school demolition almost complete | News | The Press and Standard

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

The old Bells school building came down last week, revealing the back of the new building.  Demolition of the two classroom buildings behind the school started Monday. The old building, built in 1955, initially served grades 7-12.

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Pokemon craze captures Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Most of the businesses along East Washington Street had gone dark, closed for the day late Monday afternoon. It was time for the Pokemon hunters to arrive.
Down near the old water tower, Megan Dewitt and … Read the rest


Bluegrass and Burritos this Friday | News | The Press and Standard

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


Snow cone summer | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The thermometer was into triple digits Thursday afternoon as Walterboro Police Chief Wade Marvin was making his way through his third snowcone of the day.
“It’s watermelon,” the chief said during a break from visiting with the youngsters who had … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Beaufort County suspect captured
A 41-year-old man, who had been avoiding arrest by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, was taken into custody in Colleton County Monday.
Kevin Fralix, 41, had been residing in St. Helena Island when the Beaufort County … Read the rest


Five people hospitalized following crash | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult couple sustained critical injuries and three children were traumatized when their vehicle was involved in a single-vehicle accident the evening of July 15.
An emergency call sent members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the South Carolina Highway Patrol … Read the rest


Rockers capture Flame Thrower Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Rockers, coached by Jeremy Ware, captured the WFC Summer Flame Thrower championship in a one-day tournament held this past Saturday at the Kelly Mill Complex in Elgin. The Rockers played five back-to-back games and … Read the rest


School board passes budget | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Salary increase for board members passes 4-3.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Board of Education passed a $42,498,863 budget for the 2017 fiscal year in the Tuesday July 19 regular board meeting held at Colleton Annex Learning Center. … Read the rest


Plans for Discovery Center begin | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The cogs were put in motion for the new Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary’s Discovery Center at a special Walterboro City Council meeting held July 12 before the regular meeting.
The first step in getting the Discovery Center under way is to … Read the rest


Shirley Terry Sauls | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Shirley Terry Sauls of Holly Street Extension in Hampton died Monday morning at her residence.

Mrs. Sauls was born in Hampton, December 26, 1937 a daughter of the late Claude and Mary Terry.  She was married to the late … Read the rest


Ernest “****” Johnson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A Life Well Lived

Name of deceased:    Ernest “****” Johnson

Sunrise, Date of Birth: 4/21/1948

Sunset, Date of Death: 7/14/2016

Date of Service:         Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time of Service:          11:00 AM

Place of Service:         Walterboro Christian Center

320 Roberston … Read the rest


Patricia June Varnadoe | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Ms. Patricia June Varnadoe, 67, of Ehrhardt, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were held 4 pm, Friday, July 15, 2016 at Ehrhardt Baptist Church. Interment followed in Carter’s Ford Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born June 25, … Read the rest


Larry Florian Bilka, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

 

 

Larry Florian Bilka, Sr., 70, passed away on Saturday July 16,2016, peacefully at home after a brief illness. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and “favorite uncle”. He is survived by loving wife, JoAnn, sons, Steve … Read the rest


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