Monthly Archives: August 2016

120,000 meals served this summer | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County’s Summer Feeding program is expected to provide over 120,000 meals by the time the annual program ends on Aug. 5.
Since 2000, Eartha Cunningham has been administrating the program, a warm weather continuation of … Read the rest


Ring bling for 10U Renegades | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Renegades 10u baseball team participated in the USSSA Summer Slam in Lexington recently. They finished 3-2 in the tournament after advancing to the championship game, where they earned a runner-up title and a USSSA … Read the rest


Teen suicide prevention discussed | News | The Press and Standard

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

Ways to reduce suicides among Colleton County’s youth were discussed last week at a Colleton Keys Coalition meeting at the Colleton County Memorial Library.
“While I Breathe, I Hope” is part of the S.C. Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative to reduce … Read the rest


Beginner farmers workshop registration deadline Aug. 15 | News | The Press and Standard

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

Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University.
The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is now accepting applications for the … Read the rest


School board candidates for 2016 election | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 5, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Filing is over for the Colleton County Board of Elections posts to be voted on in September.

Candidates are:

District 1: Charles Murdaugh

District 3: Gale Doggette, Noel Ison and Sue Keith

District 5: Mary Jones and P.A. Pournelle

District … Read the rest


Man shot last night at Hillcrest Apartments | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 5, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On Thursday Aug. 4 at approximately 11:08 p.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to 518 Sniders Hwy. at Hillcrest Apartments in reference to a domestic incident that just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers met with the victim who told … Read the rest


Carolina Slammers win Summer Sizzler 2.0 | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 8U Carolina Slammers, coached by Bill Kinard, finished 3-1 in the USSSA Summer Sizzler 2.0 held this past weekend at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.
The Slammers and the East Coast Bombers 8U team played … Read the rest


Blocker serves as S.C. delegate at GOP Convention in Cleveland | News | The Press and Standard

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

By LORI BEARD
loribellbeard@gmail.com

Longtime Republican Party Chairwoman Janis Blocker attended her third national convention on July 17-22 in Cleveland, Ohio.
“It was a pleasant, safe-feeling environment,” Blocker said.  She admitted going with some apprehension, but it turned out to … Read the rest


Renegades 13U finish summer season | Sports

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

In their final appearance of the summer, the Lowcountry Renegades 13U finished 0-3 in the USSSA Summer Sizzler 2.0 this past weekend at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.
In game one, the Renegades lost 11-5 to … Read the rest


Summer reading program holds its grand finale | News | The Press and Standard

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

As the finale of the 2016 Reading Program was drawing to a close, Colleton Memorial Library Children’s Department Director Shiela Keaise took some time to recognize the adult and teen volunteers who had dedicated their time and energy to making … Read the rest


Ackerman retires from Walterboro OB/GYN | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Since the late 1800s, Ackermans have been delivering babies and taking care of the sick in Colleton County. For three generations, there has been a Dr. Riddick Ackerman practicing medicine here.
On June 30, that legacy came to an end … Read the rest


Lightning 12U captures 4th title in USSSA Showdown | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY… Read the rest


Cougar Football: Collins sees largest turnout in years | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar Football got off to an enthusiastic start last Friday on the practice field at Colleton County High School. After a long summer spent in the weight room and conditioning, the Cougars were ready to show-off … Read the rest


War Hawk Football: War Hawks look sharp in first days | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep War Hawks began their quest to return to the title game in SCISA Class A football on the first day of practice last Thursday July 28.
By Saturday morning, the War Hawks were … Read the rest


Rockers earn championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The weekend was a sizzler for the Lowcountry Rockers, both on and off the field, as they withstood grueling heat to go undefeated on the weekend. The Rockers swept through a field of eight teams in … Read the rest


Ruffin man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

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

A Ruffin man has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent.

Donte Lamar Chisolm, 27, whose last known address was 475 Quarters Dr., Ruffin, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant for owing over $18,000 in child support.… Read the rest


Doggette files for school board’s District Three | News | The Press and Standard

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

Gale Doggette of Walterboro has filed to run for the District Three seat on the Colleton County Board of Education.

Doggette is director of the S.C. Artisans Center in Walterboro.

“I’ve been thinking about running for a long time. What … Read the rest


Keith files to run for school board’s District 3 seat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Sue Keith of Walterboro has filed to run for the District Three seat on the Colleton County Board of Education.

Keith is retired from Colleton Medical Center where she was director of rehab in the care unit. She is the … Read the rest


Cleveland Columbus Hiott IV | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

CLEVELAND COLUMBUS HIOTT IV

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home 

ROUND O — Cleveland Columbus “Cole” Hiott IV passed away Wednesday July 27, 2016 in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina while hiking with close friends and camp counselors of

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Gussie Lyons | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Gussie Lyons

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home 

WALTERBORO — Mr. Gussie Lyons, husband of Dora Elizabeth Garvin Lyons, passed away Thursday at Roper Hospital in Charleston.  He was 81.

Mr. Lyons was born Oct. 9, 1934 in Walterboro, SC a … Read the rest


June Chapman Smoak | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

UNE CHAPMAN SMOAK

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ISLANDTON — Mrs. June Chapman Smoak, wife of the late Esmond Carrol Smoak, passed away Saturday afternoon at her home in Islandton under the care of hospice.  She was 78.

Mrs. Smoak … Read the rest


Dov Gottesman | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

DOV GOTTESMAN

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WALTERBORO — Mr. Dov Gottesman, husband of Mariana Olteanu Gottesman, passed away Thursday morning at the Trident Medical Center in Charleston.  He was 78.

Mr. Gottesman was born in Bucharest, Romania November 25, … Read the rest


Home again: Meshach returns as Assistant Director of Bands | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cathy Meshach is home again.

Meshach, who retired in 2013 after 29 years of teaching band to middle and high school students, has returned “home” to the Band of Blue as the new Assistant Director of … Read the rest


Summerville man sent to prison | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Summerville was sentenced to spend five years in prison after he pled guilty to multiple charges when he appeared in General Sessions Court last week.
Michael Finkbeiner, 31, of Summerville was ordered by 14th Circuit … Read the rest


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