Monthly Archives: August 2016

Crosby attends Riley Institute | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal of Colleton County High School, is one of 45 leaders from across the Lowcountry and surrounding areas selected to participate in the 11th Lowcountry class of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI). “We … Read the rest


Abe | Colleton County Animal Shelter | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

ABE is a really handsome orange/cream tabby who is hanging out in our shelter for awhile until that special someone can give him a loving, safe home of his own. Abe is very active, and especially likes to hide out … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Action postponed on railroad plan | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County officials will have to wait until September to see if the plan to put the rail line of the former Hampton and Branchville Railroad back to work clears another major hurdle.
Representatives of the … Read the rest


Chewning resigns from farmers market post | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Ted Chewning is going back to his roots. And his crops, and his sausage, and his heirloom seeds.
Chewning recently submitted his resignation as manager of the Colleton County Farmers Market.
It is an open-end resignation … Read the rest


Averkin leaving county finance post | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Dennis Averkin is ending his five years with Colleton County government.
He has resigned as Colleton County finance director to become the Ridgeland town administrator.
Averkin was elected to the post during a Ridgeland council special … Read the rest


Apply now for Clayton Foundation Scholarship | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Clayton Foundation Scholarship Program was created to assist students attending South Carolina State University with the high cost of textbooks and study materials.  The Clayton Foundation will award one book scholarship in the amount of $300 each semester. Awards … Read the rest


East Main Boutique gets new leadership | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Heather Berry Larson has taken over ownership of East Main Boutique. The business held a grand re-opening Thursday.

“EMB offers something for everyone, including beautiful curves with our latest trendy fashions,” Larson said. “Let us help you look your best … Read the rest


Williams, Kirkland ruled eligible to play for Ft. Dorchester | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Former CCHS football players Kwasi Kirkland and Justin Williams have been ruled eligible to play for Ft. Dorchester by the S.C. High School League.

“Based on the information provided to us by the schools, our investigation found the two students … Read the rest


Mo. Mary Ana Washington | Obit | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Mo. Mary Ana Washington

Care of Mungo Funeral Home

Walterboro-Mo. Mary Ana Washington of Walterboro, SC a former resident of Walterboro, departed this life on August 26, 2016 at local facilities in Walterboro, SC.  Arrangements will be Thursday, September 1, … Read the rest


‘Steel Magnolias’ this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hear that ‘80’s music? That laughter? That ugly dog barkin’? The constant hummm from the hair dryer? And, that bang from distant gunfire?  Gunfire? Yes, gunfire. (This is after-all, wedding season in the South.)  Mix all of these sounds together … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hunter injured
Members of Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to Perazim Place in Green Pond Saturday morning after a hunter was accidentally shot.
Another hunter fired the shot that injured the man’s arm.
The injured … Read the rest


Thomas brothers help create heirloom seed project | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ted Chewning growing crops from heirloom seeds from two
brothers from Smoaks.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Two Smoaks area brothers have fed Ted Chewning’s constant craving for heirloom crops.
Chewning, the Colleton County Farmers Market Manager who recently decided to … Read the rest


Cornhole tourney Saturday at Bedon | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Family Life Center Resource Committee of Bedon Baptist Church is holding a Cornhole Tournament, Saturday Aug. 27, (rain date, Saturday Sept. 10) on the church grounds at 2410 Cottageville Highway, Walterboro.  Registration is at 10:30 a.m..  Games will begin … Read the rest


Lady Hawks finish 3rd in tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The Colleton Prep Lady War Hawks had a strong showing in the PRTC Volleyball Kickoff Tournament held this past Saturday, finishing third in pool play and capturing an overall third place finish … Read the rest


Green Pond resident to command Navy ship | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Green Pond residents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hamilton Sr. traveled to Japan earlier this month to be on hand as their son, Lieutenant Commander Joseph Hamilton, assumed command of the USS Patriot, an Avenger class mine countermeasures ship.
LCDR Hamilton … Read the rest


School district laboring to fix Special Services | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County School District officials express certainty that the problems in the Special Service Department can be corrected well before the deadline set by the South Carolina Department of Education.
Last spring, monitors from the state … Read the rest


Breland homers three times for Swampfoxes | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Swampfoxes participated in the USSSA Back to School Madness Tournament held August 20-21 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.
The Swampfoxes earned a second-place finish in the tournament, going 2-2 on the weekend.
In … Read the rest


Cougars drop opener, play Ft. Dorchester Friday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

West Ashley 46,
Colleton County 14

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photo by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Cougars traveled to Charleston Friday evening for the season opener against non-region 5A opponent West Ashley.
The Cougars struggled to find an answer … Read the rest


Growing Walterboro through agriculture | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Leaders from Walterboro and Colleton County government and a wide variety of organizations came to the meeting room of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market last week to start a conversation.

The discussion — part of the Local Foods, Local … Read the rest


Anna Mary Strickland | Birth Announcement | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Anna Mary Strickland
Kyle and Michelle Strickland of Walterboro announce the birth of a daughter, Anna Mary Strickland, on July 11 at Colleton Medical Center. She weighed five pounds, six ounces, and was 18 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Dr. … Read the rest


Hawks win two in double scrimmage, open season at home Friday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photo by JEFF KRAMER

The Colleton Prep War Hawks traveled to Thomas Sumter Academy this past Friday to participate in a three-team scrimmage against the TSA Generals and the Pee Dee Academy Golden Eagles.
The War … Read the rest


Wood and mirrors on display at Colleton Library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Vicki Brown, Reference Librarian

Colleton County Memorial Library

Life hasn’t always been easy for chef and artist John Lollar, Jr., but is certainly has been interesting.

For over 25 years, Lollar has been known for not only sculpting delicious … Read the rest


Man charged with arson in historic home fire | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Hampton Street man is in custody, charged with allegedly setting fire to his historic home Sunday afternoon.
As firefighters were handling the blaze at 474 Hampton St., Brendan A. Mikelonis, 20, was taken to the Colleton County Detention Center … Read the rest


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