Monthly Archives: July 2016

The 10th anniversary of the Angels’ World Series Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

For the first time in recent history, Colleton County will not have an All-Star team competing in the Dixie State Tournament in either baseball or softball.  Over the past two weeks, each of the six Colleton … Read the rest


Warring with rope | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Vicki Brown
Young Adult Coordinator
Colleton County Memorial Library

What is more fun than trying to pull friends into a muddy baby pool? Apparently nothing, if you ask one of the Library’s Summer Program teens.
The “war” began Thursday … Read the rest


Students show off robotic skills | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
It was show-and-tell time for the elementary school students who participated in the ACEbotics program’s a summer camp.
The morning of June 30, parents came to Forest Hills Elementary School to learn what their children had … Read the rest


FoCCAS honors volunteers | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 8, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter presented their annual volunteer appreciation awards last week. Receiving awards were:
 Mary Foster, “If the Name Fits” Award for her work with fostering.
 Coleman Hudson, “Ask Coleman” Award for his … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Burglar leaves ill-gotten gains behind
A suspect who broke into Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center at 1069 Thunderbolt Drive managed to elude capture — but left empty-handed.
July 1 at 1:35 p.m. the burglary alarm at the school district’s vocational … Read the rest


Comic books aplenty at upcoming event | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Memorial Library is heading into uncharted territory at warp speed.
On July 23, the library won’t be lending books, providing computer access or the other myriad of roles it plays in the community.
Instead, … Read the rest


O’Quinn and Pressey wrestle in Junior Nationals | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Tyrese Pressey and Wyatt O’Quinn, both rising sophomores at Colleton County High School and members of the Cougar Wrestling team, were selected to compete on the South Carolina USA Wrestling team in the USA Wrestling Junior … Read the rest


Round O man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Round O man has been named this week’s deadbeat parent.

Anthony Ramon Preston, 37, whose last known address was on Pleasant Grove Road in Round O, is wanted on three Colleton County Family Court bench warrants for failure to … Read the rest


Update: Trio arrested in shoplifting incident | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

On Thursday July 7 at approximately 11:55 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department received a call in reference to a shoplifting that just occurred at ClearVision and Jus’ Sports on Bells Highway.

Officers received information that two white males … Read the rest


Trio caught minutes after alleged shoplifting | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A trio of alleged shoplifters picked the wrong shopping center to ply their trade Thursday afternoon.

Maurice “Coach” Simmons, a salesman at Jus’ Sports at the Planters Trace shopping center, said a man and woman came into the business early … Read the rest


Know signs of heat stroke | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Dangerously hot weather is predicted across South Carolina this weekend and the American Red Cross wants to remind people that there are steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

“The combination of heat and humidity can … Read the rest


Correction | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

In the June 30, 2016 edition of The Press and Standard, we reported that Ramon Sydeck Pierce had been arrested for an alleged home invasion. Ramon Sydeck Pierce was not arrested.

James Rakeen Pierce, whose address is 78 Sheldon Ct., … Read the rest


Apply for Service Academy nominations | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Washington – The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Thursday, October 13th at 5PM. High school students interested in attending one of the four service academies – U.S. Military Academy, U.S. … Read the rest


Heat index to reach 109 this afternoon | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:

Inland Colleton-

Including the city of Walterboro

7:18 am edt Thu July 7 2016

.Today…partly sunny. A chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs in the upper 90s. Heat index readings up Read the rest


Wiggins ready to represent CCHS in Clash Saturday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Allyn Wiggins, recent graduate from Colleton County High School, has just weeks left before she’ll begin her collegiate soccer career as a Furman University Paladin. In the meantime, Wiggins is staying busy. Last week, she competed … Read the rest


Alligators and humans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A little common sense goes a long way in avoiding problems with alligators.

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com

Photos by JEFF KRAMER
Common sense is the key to avoiding problems with alligators, said S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources Biologist Dean Harrigal … Read the rest


An expensive ride to jail | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Colleton Medical Center have enlisted the aid of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office to make an effort to stop abuse of the county’s health care system.
The problem is, Colleton County Fire-Rescue … Read the rest


Healthy tip of the week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 7, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Two face additional charges following burglaries in Miley | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Press release from the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office:

Two of the three suspects recently charged for robberies in the Miley area of Hampton County  now face additional charges in an ongoing investigation into the crimes.

Officers responded to several calls … Read the rest


Money for flood victims is still available | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton residents who still have not received funding for damage from the October floods can now get help. Hearts & Hands Disaster Recovery will provide free long-term disaster case management services in Colleton County on the following dates at the … Read the rest


Sunday chase leads to arrests | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
July 3 was anything but a quiet Sunday for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office as fleeing suspects led officers on a race through the county.
The quiet disappeared Sunday at 9:11 a.m. when a deputy on … Read the rest


Mobile Farmers Market offers fresh vegetables to all | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Summer Mobile Farmers Market is a partnership between Clemson Extension, the Colleton Farmers Market, and local farmers.  Ben Teasdel is the mobile market manager.  The Mobile Farmers Market is open to the public and residents of the apartment complexes … Read the rest


No charges planned in shooting death | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The June 4 shooting death of a 33-year-old Walterboro man has been ruled a justifiable homicide by city police.
Antwan Maurice Sams, 33, was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center shortly after … Read the rest


I need a home | FoCCAS | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Thinking about an adorable kitten for your next good buddy? This is DAN! He and many other adorable kittens are currently in foster care, but available for pre-adoption. For information about seeing Dan or another furbaby, please email foccas.sc@gmail.com. FoCCAS’ … Read the rest


Arrest made in Round O murder | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man has been arrested on multiple charges in the shooting death of a security guard and the wounding of a second guard in late May.

Andre N. Crawford, 23, of 300 Oak Circle in Walterboro was taken into … Read the rest


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