Monthly Archives: July 2016

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


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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