Monthly Archives: October 2016

Fire damages Live Oak residence | News | The Press and Standard

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

The crackling noise from the fire attacking their home early on the morning of Oct. 17 woke the three adult residents of a Live Oak Street home and allowed them to safely escape the flames.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were … Read the rest


Volunteers needed for debris cleanup day this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

On Saturday Oct. 22, In His Name-Colleton will be helping to clean up debris from Hurricane Matthew. Most of the trees have been cut, but the debris needs to be moved out to the road right-of-way to be picked up … Read the rest


Edisto Beach slowly recovering | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The path to returning Edisto Beach to serene coastal town is moving along slowly.
Town Administrator Iris Hill said the beach has electrical service, but in the coming weeks, work crews from South Carolina Electric and … Read the rest


Candidates for sheriff, school board, house debate | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The candidates for four of the contested races on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot came to the Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market Oct. 11 to discuss their candidacies.
A debate, sponsored by The Press and … Read the rest


Cougars back in action against Stags on Friday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Senior Night has been postponed until Friday Nov. 11 home game.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Following a long two-week break due to Hurricane Matthew, the Colleton County Cougar football team will return to region play at home this Friday evening … Read the rest


War Hawks to host John Paul II | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep War Hawks will host region opponent John Paul II (0-7) this Friday evening with a 7:30 p.m. kick-off.
The War Hawks’ non-region game against Hilton Head Prep, slated to be played last Friday, … Read the rest


Clothing vouchers available at Goodwill | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Palmetto Goodwill and the local chapters of the American Red Cross have joined forces to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Goodwill will be providing vouchers worth $35 that can be used to purchase clothing and shoes.
To begin the … Read the rest


Some roads remain closed due to flooding | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by Kenneth Glover

Colleton County Engineer Carla Harvey reported Tuesday afternoon that seven county roadways remained closed.
The roads closed due to flooding, which remain closed until the Lower Edisto River subsides, are:
Blackwater Lane
Cannon Road
Happiness Lane… Read the rest


Local scholar-athletes honored in first phase of Wendy’s High School Heisman

Posted on October 19, 2016 8:08 am by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

George Crosby and Brittney Risher (Colleton County High School), along with Nick Padgett and Haley Wilson (Colleton Prep Academy) were recently named School Winners for the prestigious Wendy’s® High School Heisman® Award which highlights exceptional high school seniors and … Read the rest


Coastal flood watch today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
7:08 AM EDT WED OCT 19 2016

BEAUFORT-COASTAL COLLETON-CHARLESTON-

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
2 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL… Read the rest


Volunteers needed to help clean up debris on Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

We need help. On Saturday, October 22, 2016 we will be helping to clean up debris from Hurricane Matthew. Most of the trees have been cut but the debris needs to be moved out to the road right of way … Read the rest


Paula Renea Padgett | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Paula Renea Padgett, age 53, of Walterboro, entered into rest Friday evening, October 7, 2016, at Landmark Hospital in Athens, Georgia following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon, October 15, 2016, from … Read the rest


Hallum Gelzer | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Hallum Gelzer, the oldest of seven children of the late Reverend Mack and Mrs. Lela Florence Daniels Gelzer, was born December 27, 1927, in Smoaks, South Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Colleton County and was … Read the rest


Robert George Wirth, II | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

ROUND O – Master Chief Robert George Wirth, II, United States Navy (Ret.), affectionately known by many as “Country” age 64, of Round O, entered into rest Sunday morning, October 16, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Funeral … Read the rest


Jimmy Thurston Risher | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. Jimmy Thurston Risher, 76, of Walterboro, entered into rest Monday afternoon, October 10, 2016, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock Thursday morning, October 13, 2016, from The Brice … Read the rest


Jasper Brabham Varn, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 18, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Brigadier General (Retired) Jasper Brabham Varn, Jr., age 90, entered into rest on October 16, 2016 at his Generations of Irmo assisted living home.

He was the devoted husband of sixty-five years of Mrs. Barbara Wiles Varn. BG (Ret) Varn … Read the rest


Walterboro man killed in Charleston County | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 17, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A 26-year-old Walterboro man was killed Saturday night in a shooting incident in Adams Run in Charleston County.

Wayne Keith Bennett, 26, of Ordell Court, Walterboro, died at Medical University of South Carolina facilities in Charleston a short time after … Read the rest


Coastal flood warning until noon today | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 17, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

From Colleton County Emergency Preparedness:

COASTAL FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO NOON
EDT TODAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHARLESTON HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO … Read the rest


Peace in the midst of a storm | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 16, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As the old adage goes, “There is peace in the midst of a storm.” However, when you are going through the storm, it seems as if peace is obsolete or nonexistent. It depends on how you look at it, or … Read the rest


Scenes from a hurricane | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 15, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four days before the projected arrival of Hurricane Matthew: Widdle Baby tests generator, puts boat in barn, ties down picnic table. I check chocolate levels in pantry.
Three days before: Widdle buys tarp, tape, batteries, extra flashlights, canned goods and … Read the rest


Bell named Teen Miss U.S. Agriculture | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Kendall Bell, the 15-year-old daughter of Shane and Cyndi Roberts and Chris Bell from Cottageville, has been named Colleton County’s Teen Miss United States Agriculture.
She will travel to Myrtle Beach the end of March to represent the county to … Read the rest


Off the Field | Jameson Butler | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jameson Orenthal Butler is a junior at Colleton County High School where he plays Cougar football and participates on the track and field team. He is the son of James and Tynette Goff of Walterboro. His grandparents are Elijah Williams … Read the rest


Windows 10 workshop Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 15, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“Windows 10 Tips and Tricks” will be offered Monday, October 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Colleton County Memorial Library.
Come and learn ways to improve your Windows 10 experience with Jami Gahagan our systems librarian.


Catterton family organizes blood drive in memory of Bubba Catterton | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Marshall “Bubba” Catterton Memorial Blood Drive held Sept. 12 collected 47 pints of blood.
In the hours after Bubba’s tragic accident, he received 40 pints of blood in the effort to save his life, said bloodmobile coordinator Norma Weeks. … Read the rest


Weathering the storm on Edisto Island | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Bill and Jane Smoak are ready to get back to work after Hurricane Matthew.
Bill, who captains the Sarah Jane, the only wooden shrimp trawler on Edisto, should be getting back on the water within a … Read the rest


Emergency preparedness | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Director Suzanne Gant was going home Monday night for the first time since last Friday.
All weekend, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at CCEP was filled with staff members from Edisto Beach, the sheriff’s office communications, … Read the rest


Taking shelter from the storm | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

With Hurricane Matthew looming, the Colleton County Animal Shelter, along with Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) volunteers, pitched in to move 44 dogs and 68 cats from the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission in … Read the rest


Reaper’s Dungeon to open on schedule | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

THE REAPER’S DUNGEON HAUNTED TRAIL AND HAY RIDE will be held at the old Cottageville Elementary School, 72 Salley Ackerman Dr., Cottageville, on schedule this weekend. The hurricane threw us a curve, said organizer Craig Crosby, but we got out … Read the rest


More help available this weekend at Saints Center | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Lowcountry Food Bank will be at Saints Center Ministry, 106 Colson St., Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with a variety of food.

Then on Sunday starting at noon, Feed the Children will bring not only food, but personal hygiene … Read the rest


Hot lunch now being served, dinner tonight at Saints Center | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 14, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Red Cross has arrived at Saints Center Ministry, 106 Colson St., with hot lunches. Serving is under way. Meals are free to anyone in need.

Supper will also be served tonight starting at 5 p.m.


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