Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chase encircles Colleton County | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Yemassee Police Department continues to search for two men who led them on a chase through Colleton County Monday evening.
Yemassee police suspected the two men in a strong-armed robbery, and when they attempted to stop the suspects’ vehicle, … Read the rest


Renegades champions in Back to School Madness Tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“This weekend these boys played some great baseball.”
– Mike Phillips, head coach of the 11U Renegades

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 11U Renegades, competing in a three-team bracket, took home the championship rings in the USSSA Back to School … Read the rest


Lil Ann | Colleton County Animal Shelter | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

LI’L ANN is a beautiful brindle terrier mix who is eagerly looking for her own loving, safe home with her very own “people/person”. She is an energetic dog who might not be the best fit for small children; however, pre-teens … Read the rest


Carolina Cougars take on top talent in showcase | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Carolina Cougars 17U baseball team recently competed in the Dynamic World Championships held at the University of North Carolina. The Cougars went 0-3-1 in the tournament, which featured some of the top baseball talent in … Read the rest


Man sentenced in robbery cases | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Maysville, S.C. man was sent to prison when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Herbert Tyrone Benjamin, 19, pled guilty to two counts of common law robbery and a single count of second-degree assault and … Read the rest


Two complete disaster preparedness training | News | The Press and Standard

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

Alyssa Bodison and Britney Allen graduated as the newest members of CERT on Saturday Aug. 6.

ALYSSA BODISON AND JULIE DIMITROV

ALYSSA BODISON AND JULIE DIMITROV

BRITNEY ALLEN AND JULIE DIMITROV

BRITNEY ALLEN AND JULIE DIMITROV

The Community Emergency Preparedness Team (CERT) consists of Colleton County residents who have completed … Read the rest


Edisto Shag Festival to be Sept. 2-4 | Events | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 23, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Beach Music and Shag Festival will be held Sept. 2-4 at Bay Creek Park at Edisto Beach, sponsored by Dockside Bar & Grill, the Town of Edisto Beach and the Edisto Chamber of Commerce.

The park opens Friday … Read the rest


Internships available | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 23, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced on July 25 that he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2016. The intern program is open to undergraduate and … Read the rest


‘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


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