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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Collins chosen as ‘Spotlight Coach’ | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 12, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Chris Collins, Colleton County High School head football coach, has been selected as a McDonald’s Spotlight Coach for July 2016. Collins enters his fifth year as the Cougars’ head coach and his third as athletic director at Colleton County. Here, … Read the rest


Wanting a home of her own | Grace | Colleton County Animal Shelter | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 12, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Grace is exactly that — graceful and a joy to watch. She positively skips when she runs and is a sweetheart who would thrive in her own loving, safe home. She is about 5 years old and weighs about 47 … Read the rest


SC Alliance presents award to county council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 12, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Bill Workman and Barry Moore did not come to the July 26 meeting of Colleton County Council empty handed.
Workman, second vice-chairman of the board of directors of the SouthernCarolina Alliance, and Moore, a Colleton County representative on the board, … Read the rest


Calcutt Colleton’s newest Eagle Scout | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 12, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Eagle Court of Honor was held for Lance John Berkeley Calcutt on Aug. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Walterboro.
A 10th-grader at Colleton County High School, Calcutt began his scouting career in the first grade as a … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Woman arrested after gun incident
A Walterboro woman was arrested on two felony charges by the Walterboro Police Department on Aug. 7, accused of allegedly firing a handgun at another woman.
The victim, a 35-year-old Charleston woman, told police that … Read the rest


Railroad plan revived | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Last week the plan to resurrect the former Hampton and Branchville Railroad line through western Colleton County cleared a major hurdle.
On the morning of Aug. 2, the members of the South Carolina Joint Bond Review … Read the rest


O’Quinn inks soccer scholarship at Salk | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Class of 2016 graduate Marissa Danielle O’Quinn will continue her soccer career at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. On Tuesday Aug. 2, O’Quinn signed a scholarship to play women’s soccer for the Indians, … Read the rest


Heading back to school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

When Colleton County students return to school on Monday, nearly 800 of them will be better prepared, thanks to the ninth annual Back-to-School Bash held Saturday Aug. 6 from 9-12 a.m. at Colleton County High School.… Read the rest


Betty Morningstar Martin|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

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RUM GULLY — Margaret Elizabeth Martin, “The Pink Lady” of Rum Gully, 85, entered into eternal rest Thursday, August 4, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services were held 2 pm, Sunday, August 7, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and … Read the rest


Paul Hefner|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

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YEMASSEE — Mr. Paul Ray Hefner, Jr., 68, of Yemassee, entered into eternal rest Monday, August 1, 2016 at Roper Hospital in Charleston.

Funeral services were held 10 am, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary Street, … Read the rest


John Holland Barnes|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

EHRHARDT —

Mr. John Holland Barnes, known to most as Johnnie, 89, of Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, August 6, 2016, after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held at 10 am, Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Wesley … Read the rest


Herbert Small|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

COTTAGEVILLE — D acon H rbert S all, 9 , o C tta-geville, S .C. p ssed a way A gust 7 2 16.Se rvices w ll b h ld T ursday, A gust 1 a 1 :00 a m. … Read the rest


John Craven|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO — Mr. John D. “J.D.” Craven, 79, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at his residence. Funeral services were held 5 pm, Saturday, August 6, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. The … Read the rest


Roland Shepard|Obit|The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

GREEN POND — Mr. Ronnie Shepard, Jr., 70, of Green Pond, SC, died peacefully at home sur-rounded by his loving family on Saturday, August 6, 2016 after battling cancer. A memorial service will be held at a later date in … Read the rest


Hawk defense holds strong in 3-way scrimmage | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The War Hawk defense came out strong on Saturday morning in a three-way scrimmage including reigning SCISA 3A state runner-up Pinewood and SCHSL AA Edisto High School. Colleton Prep will enter the … Read the rest


Three file for School Board District 3, two for District 5 | Election | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The bid to fill the seat on the Colleton County School Board currently filled by P.A. Pournelle has drawn three candidates.
With Bowman and Pournelle forced out of their seats by a redistricting of the school district boundaries, Gale Doggette, … Read the rest


Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Questions surrounding the transfer of two Colleton County High School student-athletes to Fort Dorchester High School have surfaced over the past few weeks.
Kwasi Kirkland and Justin Williams, both of whom played football and basketball for … Read the rest


Cougars remain focused at scrimmage | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars played host to 5A Stratford last Friday morning in a controlled scrimmage during which the Cougars showed off a brand new spread offense, and the defense proved it will still be a … Read the rest


County approves road projects | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Council, at its July 26 meeting, approved two contracts that will address road conditions.
Banks Construction Company Inc. of North Charleston was awarded a $4,946,706.83 contract to handle the resurfacing of five South Carolina … Read the rest


County brings home another Graham Award | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
For the second time in four years, Colleton County officials left the South Carolina Association of Counties’ annual meeting with an impressive piece of hardware.
Last week, Colleton County was back on top, winning the J. … Read the rest


Unoccupied home destroyed by fire in Islandton | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An Islandton home was completely destroyed in a morning fire Aug. 9. At 10 a.m.,  a rural mail carrier discovered the single-family dwelling at 1080 Golden Harvest Road almost burned out. The building, which is located on a rural lightly … Read the rest


New teachers learn “Colleton County Rocks!” | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District (CCSD) held its New Teacher Induction, welcoming 35 new first-year teachers into the school system Wednesday Aug. 3 at the Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market in downtown Walterboro. In addition to … Read the rest


Man drives off I-95 and lands on Bells Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An I-95 traveler made an unusual arrival in Walterboro the morning of Aug. 9. The driver of the southbound van said he had been driving all night and fell asleep. When the van left the pavement, it entered the median … Read the rest


Senator visits Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Senator Tim Scott visited in Walterboro last Friday with representatives from the Colleton Economic Alliance. Scott visits every county in South Carolina each year.


Dogs fly to new home in Virginia | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Pilot Christophe Masiero of Waxhaw, N.C., prepares to fly two rescue dogs, Kayla and Kate, to new homes as part of the Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter’s rescue program. . The two shepherd mixes were picked up at … Read the rest


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