Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Steel Magnolias’ to be presented in Hampton Street Auditorium | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 23, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Local theatre company Coastal Stage Productions, CSP, which had audiences rolling with the gang from “Daddy’s Dyin’-Who’s Got the Will?” this past June, returns to The Colleton Center (Hampton Street Auditorium) with the timeless Southern comedy/drama “Steel Magnolias.”

“If you … Read the rest


Congrats Colleton | About People | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 23, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

We are proud of these Colleton County residents for their accomplishments!

NEW JOBS. From left are Palmetto Training School graduates Cornelius Reid, who will be working at TICO in Ridgeland, and Anthony Williams, Bryson Walsh and Chris North, who will all be working at MonteFerro in Orangeburg. Third from left is welding instructor Allen Crosby.

NEW JOBS. From left are Palmetto Training School graduates Cornelius Reid, who will be working at TICO in Ridgeland, and Anthony Williams, Bryson Walsh and Chris North, who will

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Gullah artist creates sign | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 23, 2016 6:06 am by The Press and Standard

The Children’s Department at the Colleton County Memorial Library has a new sign — donated by Gullah interpretive realism painter Brother Nizar Ahbir.

“It was my Divine pleasure to paint the sign for the children’s Department.  I have five granddaughters … Read the rest


Murdaugh activated on Citadel roster | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

Brian Murdaugh, 2016 Colleton Prep graduate and former War Hawk football standout, has been activated on the Citadel Football roster.

Derek Satterfield, The Citadel’s assistant athletic director/athletic communications, confirmed last Wednesday morning that Murdaugh, a walk-on, was on the roster … Read the rest


School district staff celebrates | Education | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The hundreds of employees who are the Colleton County School District arrived at the high school’s Performing Arts Center the morning of Aug. 12 to celebrate.

Everyone involved in educating Colleton County’s children was there to celebrate the start of … Read the rest


Free seminar on preserving heirs’ property Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A free seminar on preserving heirs property will be held by the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation on Tuesday Aug. 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the Ray T. Johnson Building, 229 Grubert St. The event is sponsored by the Colleton … Read the rest


Blimp overnights in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Wingfoot One glided gracefully into Walterboro the afternoon of Aug.10.

Like most Florida-bound travelers, an overnight stop in Walterboro marked the half-way point in its journey. But while most of the travelers arrived after dealing with I-95 traffic, Wingfoot One … Read the rest


Will more money for highway department fix our roads? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Simple math: High Cost + Bad Roads = Corruption

To say that there is corruption in the South Carolina Department of Transportation is like saying its dark at night.

The question is will the current ‘reform’ effort shed any light … Read the rest


Missing Nicky: It was her way or the highway | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 22, 2016 6:06 am by The Press and Standard

Last night I dreamed about Nicky again.

For those who don’t know, Nicky was the 14-pound English Jack Russell who ruled our home and hearts for nine years. She was slightly mad, and thus a perfect fit for us.

She … Read the rest


Historic Hampton Street home fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 7:07 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Fire Department responded to a fire occurring at one of the historic homes on Hampton Street on the evening of Sunday, August 21st.

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The echo of kind words can be endless | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

Kathleen Parker began writing as a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel in 1987. Today she writes for The Washington Post and her columns appear in more than 400 print and online news outlets. She has worked for five newspapers during … Read the rest


Jazz performers to give concert at library Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

The Daniel Bennett Group trio will present a concert in the Colleton County Memorial Library auditorium on Monday, August 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett can be heard throughout the world performing his award-winning compositions on saxophone, … Read the rest


Locals helping locals | News | The Press and Standard

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

Local radio station I-93.7 held a “Locals Helping Locals” fundraising concert last week. The event raised about $1,500 to be donated for school uniforms. Musicians participating included Carlyle Griffin (pictured with Miles Crosby), Jason Lee  Cook, Lauren Cannon, Samee Cannon, … Read the rest


Anniversary surprises for the Thompsons | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

One surprise followed another for Johnnie and Thelma Thompson last week.

On Aug. 6, 60 family members and friends joined the couple as they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

A few days later, the mail brought another happy anniversary message, … Read the rest


CCFR saves Cottageville home from blaze | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Fire-Rescue firefighters saved a Cottageville home early on the morning of Aug. 13. At 2:59 a.m. the 9-1-1 dispatch center received a call from the homeowner reporting the residence was on fire. The first fire unit arriving at … Read the rest


Seeking divine assistance for the schools | Education | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The sun had been up about an hour as they began to gather at the main entrance of Colleton County High School.

Black and white, male and female, those gathering shared a profession and a purpose on the drab, rain-threatened … Read the rest


Hampton woman killed in crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A 74-year-old Hampton woman, critically injured in an Aug. 14 traffic accident on Sniders Highway, died as a result of her injuries.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Carolyn Clap, 74, of Hampton died on Aug. 15 at Trident … Read the rest


Register now for cornhole tourney | Events | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 11:11 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


“Teed Off” happily finishes DAL in Salk golf tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Golf Tournament to benefit the college’s basketball and volleyball programs was held at Dogwood Hills Golf Course this past Friday. With 13 teams participating in the fundraiser, the tournament was a huge success for … Read the rest


It’s time to think about Christmas | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Summer is over and school is back in session. At my house, that means Christmas music. Yes, Christmas music. It’s time to start practicing and preparing for the special music that will be presented during the month of December. The … Read the rest


Face your giants with courage | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Today we face giants just as David faced Goliath according to the Word of God, but do we face our giants as David did with unshakeable courage?

Sometimes we do, and sometimes we don’t. A “giant” can be defined as … Read the rest


Samuel Pinckney | Obit |The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

Samuel Pinckney

Care of Mungo Funeral Home

ROUND O — Mr. Samuel Pinckney of Round O, SC departed this life on August 20, 2016. Arrangements are being handled by Mungo Funeral Home 300 Francis St. Walterboro, SC 29488.

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Vergie Smoak | Obit | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

VErGIE SMOAK

Care of Brice Herndon and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mrs. Vergie Jones Thomas Smoak, 90, of Walterboro, entered into rest Friday evening, August 19, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was the … Read the rest


Joseph Herndon | Obit | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

JOSEPH HERNDON

Care of Brice Herndon and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

NORTH CHARLESTON  — Mr. Joseph Randolph Herndon, 69, of North Charleston, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016 at his residence.

Born August 20, 1946 in Charleston he was … Read the rest


Oscar Linder

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

OSCAR LINDER

Care of The Brice Herndon and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

CANANDAIGUA, NY  — Mr. Oscar W. Linder, 82, of Canandaigua, New York, passed away July 7, 2016.

A graveside service was held at 11 am, Wednesday, August … Read the rest


Billy Lee Lewis | Obit | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

Billy Lee Lewis

Care of Crowe-Fields Funeral Home

Millen, Ga. — Billy Lee Lewis., age 54, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro following a short illness.

He was born in Kincheloe, MI, was a welder, … Read the rest


Ronnie Smoak | Obit | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 21, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

RONNIE SMOAK

Care of Brice Herndon and Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mr. John Jerome “Ronnie” Smoak, 66, of Walterboro, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his residence.

A memorial service was held at 1 pm Sunday, … Read the rest


Crime Reports | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 20, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Drug investigation nets charges

The Aug. 12 search of a Mill Street residence discovered evidence that translated into multiple charges for the resident.

Walterboro Police Officers conducting a drug investigation allegedly developed enough information to secure the warrant.

Officers armed … Read the rest


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