Monthly Archives: October 2016

Local couple makes a discovery while preparing for hurricane | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Center Director Jean Harrigal got a different kind of surprise as a result of Hurricane Matthew.
Jean and husband, Dean, decided to ride out the hurricane in their home in the ACE Basin — a home they’d only been … Read the rest


ER director spends ‘interesting’ couple of days during storm | News | The Press and Standard

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

By DR. CRAIG WARD
Contributor

Well, that was interesting!
The last four days (Oct. 7-10) will get a chapter in my autobiography. Hurricane Mathew’s eye passed right over (through) the Lowcountry of South Carolina at 120 mph.
I worked some … Read the rest


New workforce development director meets council | News | The Press and Standard

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

Michael Butler, the new Workforce Development Director for the Lowcounty Council of Governments, was introduced to the members of Colleton County Council during their Oct. 11 session.
Butler has accepted the post from his former boss, Hank Amundson of Walterboro, … Read the rest


CPA ninth graders attend leadership conference | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Prep ninth-graders Clay Griffin, left, and Nick Harvey were among elected student leaders from members of the South Carolina Independent Schools Student Association who attended the group’s fall conference in the Summerall Chapel on the campus of The Citadel … Read the rest


What to expect after South Carolina survivors call FEMA | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the first step to getting federal disaster assistance. FEMA will ask you to provide information about the property damage you sustained from Hurricane Matthew, proof of your identity and residency, insurance … Read the rest


Free home debris removal hotline | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Hearts & Hands – http://heartsandhandsrecovery.org/  is offering free  a Hurricane Matthew HOME CLEANUP HOTLINE. Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief.

ONLY FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL.  They are approved for disaster recovery for debris removal for trees on homes, clearing … Read the rest


Call United Way for post-hurricane help | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Those looking for information on assistance after Hurricane Matthew should call United Way of the Lowcounty’s Helpline at 843-524-HELP(4357).

UWLC is working with Beaufort County’s Alliance for Human Services to address the needs of people in our community.  Through the … Read the rest


Post-Matthew town hall meeting Monday at Colleton Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Insurance will participate in a Hurricane Matthew Town Hall Meeting in Walterboro, SC, Monday, Oct. 24, hosted by Senator Margie Bright Matthews. The meeting will provide residents an opportunity to meet with Director Ray Farmer … Read the rest


Flood advisory until after high tide at 3 p.m. | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-
11:50 AM EDT FRI OCT 21 2016

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS
AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 PM EDT THIS… Read the rest


City home hit by gunfire twice | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The members of the Walterboro Police Department two separate attacks on a North Lemacks Street home on Oct. 20.

The first incident occurred shortly after 4 a.m. on Oct. 20 when the police department started receiving multiple calls about gunshots … Read the rest


Altercation sends two to hospitals | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A Thursday evening incident at a Cumberland Street residence sent two people to area medical centers for treatment of knife wounds.

Law enforcement officers and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were sent to the home at 46 Cumberland St. on Thursday … Read the rest


Help Wanted-Tow Truck Driver

Posted on October 21, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

WANTED TOW

TRUCK DRIVER

We are looking for a motivated light duty tow truck driver in Walterboro SC. Full time position! Must have towing experience. Good people skills, knowledge of the area and good driving record.  Pay is commensurate with… Read the rest


Council updated on Promise Zone | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Dean Van Pelt, coordinator of the South Carolina Promise Zone, attended the Oct. 11 Colleton County Council meeting to update council members on the group’s efforts.
Just prior to the council session, Van Pelt and Andy … Read the rest


Watching inside the EOC | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Councilman Steve Murdaugh came through Hurricane Matthew with a new appreciation of  the dedication of the county’s employees.
Murdaugh spent part of the hurricane weekend at the Colleton County Emergency Management headquarters, watching as … Read the rest


Walterboro Running Club off to a “running” start | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Walterboro Running Club (WRC) is a newly formed group of runners and walkers hoping to grow interest and participation in organized 5K events local to the area. Started as the brainchild of several locals new to … Read the rest


Deputies shine during storm, sheriff says | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland was switching focus early last week when he got a call that would lessen the load of his weary officers.
After spending long hours dealing with the immediate effects of Hurricane … Read the rest


CCHS Hall of Fame to induct seven | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 21, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct seven former outstanding athletes into the Hall of Fame. Founded in 2013, the Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those who have excelled in athletics … Read the rest


Salk Basketball open practice | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
USC Salkehatchie Basketball held an open practice this past Saturday morning in the Walterboro gymnasium. “It was an open practice during which we went through some drills and worked on offensive and … Read the rest


Cottageville residents flooded as well | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JULIE HOFF

Houses and land on the Edisto River along Camp Buddy Road are still waterlogged Sunday Oct. 17.

Read the rest

Pedestrian killed on Sniders Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 73-year-old Florida man died after being struck by a car while crossing Sniders Highway Tuesday evening.
Members of the Walterboro Police and Fire Departments and paramedics from Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to the 1100 block of Sniders Highway … Read the rest


New finance director gets to work | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Jon Carpenter had about a week on the job as Colleton County Chief Financial Officer when he got thrown into the fire. Carpenter is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, his task to collect the bills the county faces … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Woman injured in interstate crash
A 29-year-old Summerville woman was critically injured in an Oct. 15 accident in the southbound lanes of I-95, near the 62-mile marker.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were dispatched to the … Read the rest


Lady Hawks on playoff bubble | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Hawk volleyball team is hoping to cinch an at-large bid in the SCISA Region 4-AA Playoffs slated to be Friday and Saturday Oct. 21-22 at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Colleton Prep was scheduled … Read the rest


Edisto River residents flooded again | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by KENNETH GLOVER
Residents along the Edisto River were flooded again this week, thanks to Hurricane Matthew. On Wednesday, the Charleston office of the National Weather Service reported that the river gauge at Givhans was reporting the Lower Edisto … Read the rest


Band takes fourth at Blythewood | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Band of Blue placed 4th of five bands in Division 4, and 6th overall out of 32 bands, at the 2016 “Tournament of Bands” on Saturday Oct.15 at Blythewood High School.
The Band of Blue … Read the rest


Charles John Bilka | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 4:04 pm by Myiah Blakeney

COLUMBIA – Charles John Bilka “C.J.” passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday October 20 th , 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his loving … Read the rest


Sorting out recovery options meeting Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Representatives of the South Carolina Department of Insurance will visit Walterboro Monday Oct. 24 to offer a helping hand to county residents.

St. Sen. Margie Bright Matthews will host the Hurricane Matthew Town Hall Meeting at The Colleton Center at … Read the rest


Number to call for disaster assistance | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

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