Monthly Archives: October 2016

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.

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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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Driver killed in Wednesday crash identified | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A 33-year-old Walterboro man lost his life Wednesday evening in a crash on McLeod Road.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said that Kendrick Daniels, 33, of Chaplin Street in Walterboro, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Harvey … Read the rest


Man sentenced in Walterboro murder attempt | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A Summerville man, accused of hiring a hit man to eliminate a Walterboro man who was scheduled to testify against him in a federal drug case, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Martin Ballard, 34, of Summerville … Read the rest


Pedestrian fatality identified | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that William E. Lister, 72, of Titusville, Fla. died from multiple trauma after he was struck by a motor vehicle on Sniders Highway the evening of Oct. 19.

According to Harvey, Lister was in … Read the rest


For those wondering about Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The paved trails should be open by the end of the week.  The boardwalks will be closed indefinitely as there are a lot of repairs to be done.


Motorcycle riders seriously injured in Jefferies wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Four people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck in the 2600 block of Jefferies Highway (U.S. Hwy 15) at the intersection of Carolina Circle Wednesday Oct. 19at 1:12 p.m.

Both vehicles were traveling northbound, when the motorcycle was struck in … Read the rest


Driver killed in Wednesday crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The driver of a pickup truck was killed Wednesday evening when his vehicle went off the roadway on McLeod Road.
According to the preliminary report from Lance Corporal Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the man was driving … Read the rest


Firemen battle two Smoaks fires | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County firefighters ended up working two structure fires in the Smoaks area the evening of Oct. 15 and the early morning hours of Oct. 16.
The first fire occurred at 2381 Drain Road on Oct. 15 at approximately 11:50 … Read the rest


Update: Local man shot to death in truck in Adams Run | News | The Press and Standard

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

Members of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office are continuing their investigation into the Oct. 15 Adams Run shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old Walterboro man.
Wayne Keith Bennett, 26, of Ordell Court in Walterboro, was pronounced dead at … Read the rest


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