Monthly Archives: July 2016

Miss Hali Marie Avant | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Miss Hali Marie Avant, affectionately known as “Toot”, entered into eternal rest Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Medical University of South Carolina.

Funeral services will be held 3 o’clock, Wednesday afternoon, July 20, 2016 at The Brice W. … Read the rest


Johnson inks scholarship to become a Knight

Posted on July 18, 2016 6:06 pm 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, 2016, to play football for St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina. Recruited as a tight end, Brian … Read the rest


Thomas Randall Hoats | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 18, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Thomas Randall Hoats, 80 passed on Saturday July 2, 2016 in New Braunfels, Texas. Mr. Hoats was born in Walterboro, SC on Jan. 26, 1936 where he spent most of his life.   In the last years of his life he … Read the rest


James Richard Basham | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 18, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. James Richard Basham, 60, of Walterboro, entered into rest Wednesday morning, July 13, 2016, at the Roper Hospital in Charleston.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Born July 4, 1956, a native … Read the rest


Technical Sergeant Alfred Otis Garland | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 18, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

COTTAGEVILLE – Technical Sergeant Alfred Otis Garland, United States Air Force (Ret.), age 86, entered into eternal rest Monday evening, July 11, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Cottageville, SC while under the care of Agape … Read the rest


One of two missing dogs found on Dandridge Road, other still missing | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 18, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Watson is home.

Watson, one of two dogs missing since a July 5 accident on I-95, was found over the weekend on Dandridge Road in Walterboro.

“We are so grateful to have Watson home! A good person contacted me this … Read the rest


Gun permit helps with traffic stops, if you’re white | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Guest Column

Philando Castile, a black man in Minnesota who was shot and killed by a 28-year-old police officer named Jeronimo Yanez during a traffic stop, was about my age. We might have had plenty in common, or not much … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Sympathy to all
from the Hampton sheriff’s office
Dear Editor:
The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office offers its thoughts and prayers for all of those affected by the dreadful events in Dallas, Texas.
Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the … Read the rest


Summer in the Lowcountry: It’s HAWT! | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

To state the obvious, it’s hot. HAWT.
That’s nothing new in the blistering Lowcountry. Remember the four seasons in South Cackalacky? Hot, hot, Christmas, hot.
Our heat is unique. Stepping outside is like walking into a steam room: Your glasses … Read the rest


Be a lug nut in a dark world | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

It was nearly midnight when the phone rang. It startled us both out of a peaceful sleep. Any time the phone rings at that hour, a bit of panic creeps up and forms a lump in my throat. It’s amazing … Read the rest


We need more love | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Just on the heels of the submission of my most recent article about peace, more attention-getting violence has permeated the news, and it is getting worse by the day. There was the horrific killing of two African-American men by police … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Reception Tuesday for new Clemson Extension agents | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Bluegrass and Burritos to be Friday July 22 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Looking for something fun to do with your family this summer?  On Friday July 22, Dr. Lori Campbell, DVM, and The Colleton Center will present Bluegrass and Burritos from 6-8 p.m. in the Hampton Street Auditorium, 494 Hampton Street.  Admission … Read the rest


Boxcard Travelers perform at Pruitt Healthcare | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

BOXCAR TRAVELERS. Carl K. Luttz and Gar Linder, “The Boxcar Travelers,” performed for residents at Pruitt Healthcare on July 6.


Bulldogs afloat: WHS Class of 1990 organizes cruise to the Bahamas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“It was epic.”
That’s how Tania Peeples describes the 2016 Walterboro High School class reunion cruise.
The planning started about 18 months ago when Tanika Glover went on Facebook, saying she wanted to plan a reunion for Walterboro High School’s … Read the rest


Paint collection day a success | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) sponsored a county-wide household paint collection event on Saturday July 9 at the National Guard Armory.
This event allowed the citizens of Colleton County to dispose of any unwanted household paints that they … Read the rest


Bella goes airborne | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The cockpit of the restored Piper Comanche is equipped with all of the latest instruments for safe cross-country flying.  A peek into the pilot’s window shows weather radar and a flat-panel array of navigation instruments, in addition to the usual … Read the rest


New scout pack holds car wash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

RAISING MONEY FOR NEW SCOUTS. Newly formed Scout Pack 600 held its first fundraiser car wash to purchase uniforms for the pack on Saturday July 8 at Springtown United Methodist Church. Pack 600 President John Hodges, Vice-President C.J. Crawford Jr., … Read the rest


The lost art of caning demonstrated at PEP Club meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 16, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

PEP Club member Eleanore Gloeckler entertained other club members at the June meeting with a demonstration of the almost forgotten art of chair caning.
Many years ago, Gloeckler said, she needed a chair that would suit her petite height of … Read the rest


Aiming for success | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By VICKI BROWN
Teen Coordinator
Colleton County Memorial Library

With the success of the novel “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins and its subsequent movie, teens have developed a newfound interest in archery.  But the average young person has little … Read the rest


Edisto River Recreation Management plans public forum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Department and a coalition of partners are developing a recreation management plan for the Edisto River segment from Green Pond Landing to Lowndes Landing.
This meeting will provide interested stakeholders with a general project update.  … Read the rest


Harley retires after 37 years in real estate | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

After 37 years in real estate in Walterboro, Buccie Harley is retiring.
Harley began his career in real estate in 1969 in Jamaica, N.Y., where he established Neland Development Company Inc. In 1979, he moved the business to Walterboro, where … Read the rest


Charleston man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has named a Charleston man as this week’s deadbeat parent.

Barry Rauch, 52, whose last known address was on Tomoka Drive in Charleston, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant for owing … Read the rest


Bells Highway near Azalea Patch Road to be closed next week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The S.C. Dept. of Transportation will temporarily close Hwy. 64 (Bells Highway) about 1/4-mile east of Azalea Patch Road on Monday-Friday July 18-22 for guardrail repairs. Lanes will be closed from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Barricades, cones, signs and flashing arrows … Read the rest


Comedian to perform in Lowcountry | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro native and comedian Michelle “Mz. Wallstreet” Hodges will perform on Saturday July 16 at The Shed in Port Royal. She will also appear at other events throughout the Gullah community during her visit to the Lowcountry.
“Relly,” affectionately named … Read the rest


Lowcountry Equipment holds grand opening | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

GRAND OPENING. Lowcountry Equipment Sales and Service held its grand opening Tuesday July 13. Pictured at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are: Chamber President Jeremy Ware, Jared Polk, Scott and Laura Burenicki, Phil Breland, Stephanie Gibson, Mayor Bill Young, Douglas Frasier, USC … Read the rest


Swampfoxes take on ESPN’s Wide World of Sports | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Swampfoxes planning and fundraising paid off last week, as they celebrated the Fourth of July with a little baseball and an unforgettable fireworks display at the home of Mickey Mouse. The Swampfoxes traveled to … Read the rest


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