Monthly Archives: November 2016

In Photos: Artists tell children about their craft | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Children from Cottageville Headstart learned about art at the Colleton County Memorial Library on Nov. 10. Bridget Murray (above), Landy A. Jones (right) and Brother Nizar (middle) all came to the library to tell children about their individual specialty. Murray … Read the rest


Students celebrate veterans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students at Colleton County Middle School celebrated local veterans on Friday Nov. 11 with a program in the mini-auditorium.
The Colleton County High School NJROTC opened the program with the presentation of colors, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led … Read the rest


Free Thanksgiving dinner to be held at St. Anthony’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 19, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served in Trinity Hall at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dine-in plates will be served until 1 p.m. Take-out plates will be available after 1 p.m., … Read the rest


DeMund enjoying new life, practice in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Dr. Marjorie DeMund, a native of Akron, Ohio, has joined Walterboro OB/GYN, and she couldn’t be happier. “I like small towns, and I like small hospitals,” she said. She took the job in September, and has … Read the rest


CCMS holds ‘Real Heroes Read’ Week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Middle School is celebrating Literacy Week with “Real Heroes Read” events throughout the week of Nov. 14-18.
Tuesday morning, Principal Matthew Brantley and Curriculum Facilitator Tiffany Pearson welcomed local “heroes” from the community for … Read the rest


Patriot Marker dedicated to Isaac Hayne | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Patriot Marker was placed on the grave of Col. Isaac Hayne near Jacksonboro in a ceremony held Nov. 11 by the Gov. Paul Hamilton Chapter of the S.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and descendants Greg … Read the rest


In Photos: 2016 Veterans Day Parade | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Veterans Day Parade was held Sunday Nov. 13 in downtown Walterboro.


Ritter woman killed in wreck on Green Pond Highway | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro woman died Thursday evening when her motor vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Carolyn Johnson, 54, of Ritter Road was pronounced dead at the scene following the crash.

Johnson … Read the rest


Rec Center’s Disaster Recovery Center closes today | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Walterboro, (Colleton County) and Ridgeland (Jasper County) will close permanently Friday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Survivors of Hurricane Matthew can still get help with just a phone call. To apply for disaster assistance, … Read the rest


In Photos: Business After Hours | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce held its Business After Hours on Nov. 17 at Turkey Run/Copeland Farm on Cane Branch Road. The event was sponsored by C.T. Lowndes & Company, Don Holmes, CPA, Lucas Electric Company, Ink Farm, Band … Read the rest


FestiVELO was good for economy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Tourism Director Michelle Strickland said that you just had to look at the lodging numbers to recognize the economic impact of hosting FestiVELO.
“With our bed and breakfasts all completely booked, many of our hotels participating in special rates, … Read the rest


Little Miss Walterboro winners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
Winners in the Little Miss Walterboro/Colleton County Pageant held Saturday were: Wee Miss Walterboro – Brantlee Nix; Wee Miss Colleton County – Hannah Dryden; Little Miss Walterboro – Paisley Wolfe; Little Miss Colleton County – Candice … Read the rest


Lynah to speak at veterans program | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 18, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Veterans Day Celebration will be held Sunday Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at Jericho U.M. Church  in Cottageville.
Speaker will be Lt. Col. (Ret.) Phillip E. Lynah Sr., who is a native of Spelltown near Cottageville. He is the … Read the rest


Family Fun Fair a success for First Steps | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Family Fun Fair, an event for families with children under five years of age, was held last Thursday evening at the Colleton County School District Annex from 6-8 p.m. Sponsored by Colleton County First Steps, the … Read the rest


Lego League Saturday at CCMS | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Middle School will be a bee hive of activity Saturday as it once again hosts a regional qualifier for First Lego League.
Ed Williams, who heads the middle school’s after-school program and spearheads the work on the qualifier, … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Armed robbery  in Jacksonboro
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Circle C. Express station at 16533 ACE Basin Parkway the morning of Nov. 9 to investigate an armed robbery.
An employee of the business said … Read the rest


Chasin’ the big, shiny ring | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Seniors Chris Reeves and Nick Padgett agree the Hawks are focused on winning back the championship rings.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

With 19 players on the roster who participated in last year’s state title game, Colleton Prep will know what … Read the rest


Lester wins Home Run Derby in Cougar baseball fundraiser | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar Baseball hosted a successful fundraiser this past Saturday at the Colleton County Recreation Center in what they hope will become an annual event. Newly-named Head Coach Jermale Paige, with the assistance of Cougar Baseball parents, … Read the rest


DeWitt to play softball at College of Charleston | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

10-year dream comes true for Lauren DeWitt as she inks softball scholarship.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Lauren Ashley DeWitt signed a National Letter of Intent Wednesday Nov. 9 to play softball for the College of … Read the rest


Governor asks for day of prayer vigils on Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

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

As South Carolinians prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, Governor Nikki Haley announced a day of prayer vigils throughout the state on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The governor, working together with leaders of the faith community, urges everyone, regardless of … Read the rest


Cougar season ends with loss to Seahawks | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

CCSD continues  to refuse to answer questions regarding coach’s leave.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
Colleton County ended their 2016 season last Friday evening with a 69-34 loss to Hilton Head (6-4, 2-3). The Cougars finished 2-8 … Read the rest


Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep (10-1, 5-0) defeated Pee Dee Academy (7-4, 4-2) 17-14 in a thriller at War Hawk Field this past Friday evening to earn its second consecutive trip to the SCISA Class A State Championship game. … Read the rest


The Massing of the Colors | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Massing of the Colors was held Nov. 12 at St. Jude’s Church, sponsored by Colleton County veterans and St. Jude’s. The patriotic ceremony was “dedicated to the flag of our country and the colors of participating organizations, the memory … Read the rest


Colleton County on two wheels | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 17, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
It was Friday night and Charles Fox was celebrating Colleton County’s cool temperatures and warm reception.
Fox is the founder of FestiVELO, the bicyclist touring organization that called Colleton County home Thursday through Sunday.
As bicyclists … Read the rest


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