Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bailey’s family still hoping to bring her home | News | The Press ad Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Czwakiel family is still hoping to find their beloved family pet, Bailey, and bring her home.
This past Saturday, Audrey, John, their two boys and dog Watson, attended the Walk and Wag fundraiser sponsored by … Read the rest


Security cameras installed at three Colleton boat landings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The afternoon of Sept. 6, the security cameras installed at Bennetts Point Landing were turned on, and that evening John Stieglitz III, director of the county’s Capital Projects and Purchasing Department, came to council to update … Read the rest


Unemployment rate sees modest decrease | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County recorded a small drop in its unemployment rate when the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce released its August figures.

The county’s unemployment for August was recorded at 5.8 percent; in July the number stood at 5.9 … Read the rest


Easement granted for Walterboro beautification project | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Council members approved an ordinance that amends an existing easement agreement between the county and Walterboro during the Sept. 6 council session.
The approval vote came after council conducted a required public hearing on … Read the rest


Truck driver killed in crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

An Upstate truck driver was killed in an accident in the northbound lanes of I-95 Thursday.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue and South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to I-95, near the 65-mile marker, Thursday shortly after 7 p.m.

After determining the driver … Read the rest


Edisto Shrimp Fest this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Edisto Beach will sponsor the 6th Annual Edisto Beach Shrimp Fest on Saturday Sept. 24 at Bay Creek Park, 3702 Docksite Road.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to … Read the rest


Giant turtle pays visit to Azalea Patch Road farm | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

What’s about eight inches tall, 2.5-feet long and can bite your arm off in one chomp?
A 54-pound alligator snapping turtle.
Clyde Kinard was on his tractor, getting ready to bush hog on his Azalea Patch Road farm when his … Read the rest


Improvements planned for Gadsden Loop | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County has started the search for funding to undertake a neighborhood revitalization project for residents of the Gadsden Loop area.
At county council’s Sept. 6 session, Kimberly Mullinax, community and economic development specialist with the  … Read the rest


CCHS crowns homecoming court | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School crowned its 2016 Homecoming Court during halftime of Friday evening’s football game against Hardeeville-Ridgeland. Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal of CCHS, crowned Destiny Dobison as Miss Homecoming.
The 2016 Homecoming Court included Elise … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Safety forces called to gas leak
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, Walterboro Police Department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were sent to the intersection of Mount Carmel Road and Bells Highway Sept. 20 at 9:45 a.m. when a construction crew working … Read the rest


Clown sightings reported near Hwy 61 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The outbreak of “clowns in the woods” sweeping the Southeast made its way to Colleton County earlier this month when a rash of reported sightings emerged. Most of the clown activity centered around the area near … Read the rest


Lady Hawk Tennis earns region win | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Tennis team split region games this past week earning a 7-2 win over John Paul II and an 8-1 loss against the defending SCISA AA State Champs, … Read the rest


Sanford laments election dilemma | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is making a quiet bid for re-election to South Carolina’s First Congressional District.
The quietness is not his decision, nor the decision of his challengers: Democrat Party candidate Dimitri Cherny, American … Read the rest


Lightning 12U captures 8th Pipkin Memorial | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Muriel Jowers pitches Lightning to championship across seven games.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Lowcountry Lightning captured yet another championship in the 8th Annual Ashlie Pipkin Memorial Tournament held Sept. 17-18 at Patriot Park in Sumter. The Pipkin Memorial … Read the rest


Swampfoxes finish 4th in Silver Bracket | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 13U Lowcountry Swampfoxes participated in the Fall Kickoff Global Qualifier held Sept. 10-11 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. In their first 13U tournament, the Swampfoxes faced the top two teams in the tournament on … Read the rest


Frank Woods | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Mr. Frank Woods, of Walterboro, SC passes away on September 17, 2016 at the age of 55.

He is survived by his wife Vicki Taylor Woods of Walterboro.

He has 3 Step Children Genie Knight (David) of Walterboro

Jamie Frierson … Read the rest


Send us photos of your trophies for the next Guns & Game | News | The Press and Standard

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

Got a big deer, hog, etc. while hunting this season. We’d love to publish a photo of your trophy in next week’s Guns & Game. Just email the photo (along with the hunter’s name, animal’s weight, location shot and any … Read the rest


Lynn Seigler Starks | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

ROUND O:    Lynn Seigler Starks passed away Tuesday evening at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant. She was 62.

Lynn was born in Colleton County July 25, 1954 a daughter of the late Hubert Berlis Seigler and … Read the rest


Elizabeth K. Dean | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

WALTERBORO:       Mrs. Elizabeth K. Dean, wife of the late Richard Thaddeus Dean, passed away on her birthday, Tuesday morning September 20, 2016, in the very home she was born in exactly 100 years ago on September 20, 1916.

Mrs. Dean … Read the rest


Coach hires Summerville attorney | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Summerville attorney Jenny Horne has been retained by Chris Collins to appeal his administrative leave of absence from his duties as head football coach and athletic director.
Dr. Franklin Foster, Colleton County Superintendent of Education, declined to comment on the … Read the rest


Weslin Jones collected 21 digs and 15 aces on the week | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photo by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

Colleton Prep Volleyball suffered three losses last week to put them at 5-5 for the season and 2-4 in region play. The Lady Hawks lost region matches against Thomas Heyward and Beaufort … Read the rest


Citizens speak to school board about CCHS coach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

(Editor’s note: Because of the poor audio quality of the sound system in the meeting and some board members not speaking clearly into their microphones, not all of the comments and/or introductions were clear. Therefore the following transcript of the Read the rest


CCMS Volleyball kicks off season | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

According to a Colleton County Middle School press release from Athletic Director Jay Davis on Sunday Sept. 18, the Junior Lady Cougar Volleyball team defeated Hardeeville 3-0 in straight sets last Wednesday Sept. 14 at home.… Read the rest


Jr. Cougars fall to Hardeeville-Ridgeland | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

CCMS 8, Hardeeville-Ridgeland 30

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

According to a press release provided by CCMS Athletic Director Jay Davis, the Colleton County Middle School Junior Cougars were defeated 30-8 by Hardeeville-Ridgeland this past Saturday Sept. 17 in an away … Read the rest


Band Classic Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Band of Blue will host the annual Band Classic Saturday Sept. 24 at Cougar Stadium at Colleton County High School.
Bands from throughout the area will perform during the day, concluding with the Band of Blue at 8:20 p.m.… Read the rest


Cottageville man faces child porn charges | Crime | The Press and Standard

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

A 54-year-old Cottageville man was arrested Wednesday on 17 counts of
third-degree sexual exploitation of minor following a six-week
investigation by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
Steven Kenneth Peer, 54, who resides on Red Oak Road in Cottageville,
was placed
Read the rest


Cougars get homecoming win | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County 28,
Hardeeville Ridgeland 12

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s football team managed a 28-12 win over Hardeeville Ridgeland last Friday for Homecoming. The Cougars were without Head Coach Chris Collins at the helm … Read the rest


Edisto/Colleton forces search pond after wreck | News | The Press and Standard

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

The search for the driver of a red pickup truck found in a pond in the 2600 block of Dock Site Road the morning of Sept. 18 required the resources of the Edisto Beach Police and Fire Departments as well … Read the rest


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