Monthly Archives: September 2016

Vietnam veterans honored by local DAR | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Col. Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented pins recognizing local Vietnam veterans in honor of 2016’s 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War earlier this year at the American Legion building. From left are Jimmy … Read the rest


About People | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

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

Ferguson at  Citadel graduate college
Shaquanna Ferguson of Walterboro is attending The Citadel Graduate College for 2016-2017.

Four attending The Citadel
Four Colleton County students are enrolled at The Citadel as part of the Class of 2020, the largest recorded … Read the rest


EdistoPride cleans up | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Sept. 17, 87 volunteers took to the beach and river banks to participate in EdistoPride’s annual Beach/River Sweep.
In addition to the normal summer time accumulation of litter, the volunteers had to contend with debris deposited on the beach … Read the rest


Kaylee Anne Williams | Birth Announcement | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Kaylee Anne Williams
Joey and Stacey Williams of Walterboro announce the birth of a daughter, Kaylee Anne Williams on June 10, 2016 at Colleton Medical Center.  She weighed seven pounds, three ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are … Read the rest


New owners taking fitness center to next level  | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

When four local men wanted their gym to be better, they bought it.
The former FitLife on the campus of Colleton Medical Center is now Fit4. “New name, new gym, new faces,” co-owner Brandon DuBoise said. … Read the rest


CCHS holds mock homecoming | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

CCHS Student Council held a Mock Teacher Homecoming during Friday afternoon’s Pep Rally with four of their favorite male teachers or administrators participating. Throughout the week, students dropped money into the bucket of their favorite to determine the winner of … Read the rest


Off the Field | Cami Crook | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Campbell (Cami) Rebecca Crook is a junior at Colleton County High School, where she plays tennis for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Chad and Rebecca Crook. Her grandparents are Richard and Loretta Crook along with Gaye Walters. … Read the rest


Representative from Lindsey Graham’s office visits | News | The Press and Standard

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

Members and representatives of the board of directors of Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce met with Daniel Head from Senator Lindsey Graham’s office at Fat Jack’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ Wednesday. The group discussed issues facing small businesses. From left are Linda … Read the rest


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


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