Monthly Archives: November 2016

Colleton’s ‘Top 10’ Most Wanted | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Then there were nine.
Tuesday afternoon the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office posted its latest Top Ten Most Wanted list on its Facebook page.
At approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, the list went down to nine.
Raheem Jamal Henderson, 26, of Walterboro, … Read the rest


Arson fire guts mobile home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A fire, suspected of being intentionally set, destroyed the interior of a single-wide mobile home on Hardee Circle the evening of Nov. 24.
Firefighters arrived at the structure at 43 Hardee Circle Nov. 24 at 11:26 p.m. to find it … Read the rest


Four injured in interstate crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four people from a Florida family were injured in a high speed single-vehicle collision at Exit 53 of I-95 the morning of Nov. 28.
Safety forces were sent to the area on Nov. 28 at 9:40 a.m. following reports that … Read the rest


Holiday events under way at museum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Festival of Trees is under way through Dec. 5 at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market.
Over 40 decorated Christmas trees will be available for silent auction.
The schedule of events includes:
Thurs., Dec. 1
View the Trees!  10 … Read the rest


Arrest made in shooting death | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The man who brought a gunshot victim to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center for treatment on the evening of Nov. 23 has been arrested in the victim’s death.
Demetrius Burgess, 41, of Walterboro, was … Read the rest


St. Anthony’s serves free Thanksgiving dinner | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church served a free Thanksgiving dinner to nearly 300 people last week at the church. This was the first year the church held the event, but plans are to make it an annual feast, said … Read the rest


Walterboro man named deadbeat | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

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

Eugene McTeer Jr., 36, whose last known address was on Cherry Street in Walterboro, is wanted on three Colleton County Family Court bench warrants … Read the rest


Fat Jack’s Barbecue opens in Jacksonboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Fat Jack’s Barbecue Restaurant, 16503 ACE Basin Parkway, Jacksonboro, held its ribbon-cutting ceremony last Saturday. The new restaurant is open Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For information, call 843-893-2711.


166 children still need presents for Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton First Steps still needs your help in making Christmas merry and bright for Colleton County children.  At last check, 166 children have yet to be “adopted”.  Those who can’t fully “adopt” a child can purchase a single toy for … Read the rest


Final roadside debris pickup to be Dec. 5 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2016 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces the final pickup of vegetative debris (trees, tree limbs, tree stumps) generated by Hurricane Matthew will begin on Dec. 5 on state routes in Colleton County and local roads within the Town … Read the rest


Gorrell named Region II Coach of the Year

Posted on November 28, 2016 2:02 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Rob Gorrell, in his second year as Colleton Prep’s head football coach, has been named as the SCISA Region II Class A Coach of the Year.

Gorrell led the War Hawks to a Region II-A title with an undefeated … Read the rest


Thank you, God, for being the reason to sing | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Thank you, God.  I know I don’t say that to you nearly enough. Thank you for your words. Thank you for those words that inspired people like Moses and Isaiah to write them down. Thank you that those ancient texts … Read the rest


Thank God for everything | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving, a special time with family and friends to have dinner and reminisce about good times. For a moment, let’s forget the delectable dishes, all the trimmings, decorations, and conversations — for this is also a day … Read the rest


This year I’m thankful for… | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means you’re probably already cooking. We changed things up this year: My husband Widdle and I are going to belly up to the buffet at an area restaurant.

That’s because we celebrated our family Thanksgiving … Read the rest


Drop-in held for George McClure | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A drop-in was held Saturday for George McClure of Walterboro, who is celebrating the his 60th year as owner of McClure’s Wrecker Service. The event was held at his former gas station on Jefferies Boulevard, where the business began.

 … Read the rest


Carlyle Griffin crowned Miss Cougar | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2016-17 Miss Cougar Pageant, presented by the Colleton County High School Chorus, was held Friday Nov. 18 at the Performing Arts Center. Senior Carlyle Griffin was crowned Miss Cougar by Kelsey Reeves, 2015-16 Miss Cougar.… Read the rest


War Hawk Basketball Invitational to begin play next week | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep will tip off its 2016-17 basketball season beginning Monday Nov. 28 with the annual War Hawk Basketball Invitational. Along with CPA, five teams will compete in this year’s tournament including Faith Christian, Thomas Heyward, … Read the rest


North Charleston man gets deadbeat designation | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A North Charleston man has been given this week’s deadbeat parent designation by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Billy M. Green, 26, whose last known address was on Shagbark Trail in North Charleston, is wanted on three Colleton County Family … Read the rest


Cartoon characters invade Cottageville Elementary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ghouls, goblins and other characters invaded Cottageville Elementary School last Wednesday for “A Celebration of Literacy.”

A variety of costumed characters, as well as public officials, traveled to the school to read to the students.

Grades K-2 had a “literacy … Read the rest


Coffee with a Cop to be Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Off the Field | Danielle Elisabeth Savage | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Danielle Elisabeth Savage is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she runs cross-country for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Robbie and Hollace Savage of Edisto Island. Her grandparents are John and Lois Morgan and Bobby … Read the rest


Pageant helps homeless animals | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Proceeds from the Little Miss Walterboro Pageant were donated to the Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter. Pictured are Emily Pinckney (Young Miss Walterboro) and Maggie Willis (Teen Miss Walterboro). This donation will help shelter animals like Frosty and … Read the rest


Civitans observe of Memorial Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 26, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sgt. Maj. Harry Polk was one of the speakers at the Walterboro Civitans’ annual Memorial Day program. Polk served in Vietnam, where he was wounded. He served as ROTC instructor at various colleges after coming home.

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Cougars hit the court under Smith’s leadership | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Cougars are hitting the hardwood in a realigned Region 8-AAAA classification under the direction of a new coach. Coach Jacob Smith will be at the helm of Colleton County basketball this winter. He will be … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Basketball holds preseason scrimmages | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity and JV basketball teams held a preseason scrimmage this past Saturday at Colleton County High School. Five teams participated in Saturday’s scrimmage including Blackville, Whale Branch, Word of God Prep … Read the rest


Stone signs with University of Portland | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie Basketball player Austin Stone signed a letter of intent to play next year at University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.  Pictured with him is USC Salk Head Basketball Coach Corey Hendren.


Smith signs with Savannah State | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 25, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie basketball player Jahlin Smith  signed a letter of intent to play next year at Savannah State. Pictured with him is USC Salkehatchie Head Basketball Coach Corey Hendren.


Burns named Whetsell Fellow at Wofford | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 25, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Her exhibition, “Bodies of Light,” is on display at the Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

“Poets such as Bryant, Whitman and Emerson, have influenced most of my pieces. I wanted to expand on the idea of an Read the rest


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