Monthly Archives: October 2016

Olde House Cafe serves 1,000 meals per day during storm | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two days before Hurricane Matthew began wreaking havoc on Colleton County and surrounding areas, SCE&G contacted Olde House Café owner Tim Sumner about making plans to feed the large number of linemen who would be arriving in Walterboro to assist … Read the rest


If the tree could talk… | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Deux Cheneaux Plantation, home to Susan and Allen Bell, near Ritter on the Green Pond Highway lost several trees to Hurricane Matthew.  All structures suvived intact except one equipment shed, whose roof sported a large tree limb.  The couple were … Read the rest


Matthew relief event Wednesday Nov. 2 in Ridgeland | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Governor Nikki Haley will visit Ridgeland on Wednesday Nov. 2 for a Team South Carolina Hurricane Matthew relief event. Team South Carolina Lowcountry Day will serve residents impacted by the storm from Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton and Hampton counties and will … Read the rest


March of Dimes plans leadership breakfast Nov. 2 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard


Walterboro man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man has been designated this week’s deadbeat parent by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Louis Steven Donaldson, 46, whose last known address was on Ford Lane in Walterboro, is wanted on a Colleton County Family Court bench warrant … Read the rest


First elk spotted in upstate since 1700s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.

The first official sighting of an elk in South Carolina was made on Friday, Oct. … Read the rest


Four-vehicle collision at Canadys Crossroads | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Four people received injuries in a four-vehicle collision at the intersection of Augusta Highway (S.C. Highway 61) and Jefferies Highway (U.S. Highway 15) Wednesday afternoon Oct. 26 at 5:04 p.m.

Fire-Rescue arrived to find one vehicle in the intersection and … Read the rest


Band heads to state this coming weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A huge loud Colleton County crowd was on hand at West Ashley to support the Colleton County High School Band of Blue as it placed 6th out of 16 bands at the 2016 SCBDA 4A Lower State Championships.
Only seven … Read the rest


DAV mobile office helps veterans in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Disabled American Veterans mobile service office was in Walterboro last Friday, answering questions and helping local veterans with paperwork. From left are Karl Phaehler of the DAV Chapter Service Office; Johnny Holmes of the local  DAV chapter; David Ross, … Read the rest


Forest Hills’ Fall Festival | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Forest Hills Elementary held its annual Fall Festival last Friday. Sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), approximately 700 students enjoyed activities including a hayride, Trunk or Treat, carnival games and face painting.
The festival was … Read the rest


First responders honored at First Baptist | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Fire Department employees enjoy an appreciation lunch given for Colleton County’s first responders at the First Baptist Church on Monday. The event was catered by Olde House Cafe with door prizes awarded by area merchants. Tommy Neiman of Ft. … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 28, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

New stop sign on Azalea Patch Road
The new stop sign on Azalea Patch Road (S-15-33) will be in effect beginning October 31, making it a 5- way stop.

Justice delayed
The wheels of justice had the brakes put on … Read the rest


National races on Colleton’s ballet | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The race for president will top the ballot for the Nov. 8 General Election.
In addition to president, Colleton County voters will be casting ballots in contested U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives races.
The candidates in those contested … Read the rest


Lady Hawks eliminated from playoffs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk volleyball team saw its season come to an end following back-to-back losses in the SCISA AA Lower-State Playoffs held last Friday in Myrtle Beach. The Lady Hawks finished the 2016 season … Read the rest


Incumbents vie for board seat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Voters in the Colleton County School District’s Fifth District are being asked to choose between two current members.
Mary Jones is the current board member from the Fifth District. P.A. Pournelle was representing the residents of … Read the rest


Front Porch Phantoms tells of haunted downtown history | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Front Porch Phantoms, a walking tour that blends history with tales of local hauntings, wafted through downtown Walterboro this past weekend. In its inaugural year, the event allows locals and visitors to take a guided walk … Read the rest


Three newcomers seeking school board post | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Gale Doggette, Noel Ison and Sue Keith are asking voters to send them to the Colleton County School Board to represent the residents of the Third District.
The seat became open when a redrawing of the … Read the rest


CPA JV Volleyball completes season | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady War Hawk JV volleyball team finished its season with a win over Beaufort Academy last week and finished 5-7 on the season.
In the win against Beaufort, CPA won in a best-of-three series 25-21 … Read the rest


Man gets life for murder-for-hire, drug trafficking in Walterboro | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Summerville resident, accused by the federal government of being a major supplier of crack cocaine in the Walterboro area, learned last week that his bid to derail his prosecution will end with him spending the rest of his life … Read the rest


Bidding for Columbia: Two seek house seat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Republican James Broderick of Walterboro and Democrat Michael Rivers Sr. of St. Helena Island both stress their experience in their bid to replace out-going South Carolina St. Rep. Kenneth Hodges as the representative from the 121st … Read the rest


587 Colleton residents registered with FEMA so far | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The number of South Carolina residents who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance for the impact of Hurricane Matthew was nearing 30,000 Thursday.

William Lindsey, a FEMA public information officer, said that the number registered in … Read the rest


Healthy Halloween Tips | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


Mail absentee votes by Friday Oct. 28 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The S.C. State Election Commission wants to make sure voters who need to vote absentee by mail return their applications as soon as possible to ensure they are able to return their ballots prior to the election day deadline.

According … Read the rest


Meeting offers Matthew recovery help | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 27, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sen. Margie Bright Matthews with FEMA Public Information Officer Thomas Schafer at a forum Matthews organized bringing together a variety of insurance and public assistance representatives to talk to the public about recovery issues related to Hurricane Matthew. Matthews has … Read the rest


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