Monthly Archives: December 2016

REVEREND CHARLES EDWARD CASTLES | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

REVEREND CHARLES EDWARD CASTLES

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home

OHIO — Rev. Charles Edward Castles, a resident of Amelia, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 66, grew up … Read the rest


JANIE LOUISE CROSBY | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

JANIE LOUISE CROSBY

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

RUFFIN — Janie Louise Crosby passed away at the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center December 18, 2016.  She was born in Colleton County May 15, 1927.  Janie Louise was a current resident of … Read the rest


BEN FRANKLIN WARREN JR. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

BEN FRANKLIN WARREN JR.

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and 

Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mr. Ben Franklin Warren, Jr., 80, of Walterboro, entered into rest Monday afternoon, December 19, 2016, at the Pruitt Health Care Center in Walterboro.

Born in Walterboro, … Read the rest


JEANNIE MARTIN PRIESTER | Obitiuaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

JEANNIE MARTIN PRIESTER

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

EHRHARDT — Mrs. Jeannie Martin Priester, age 83, of Broxton Bridge Road in Ehrhardt, entered into eternal rest on Christmas Eve while surrounded by her loving family at Hospice of … Read the rest


DIANE AUSTIN BAZZLE | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

DIANE AUSTIN BAZZLE

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mrs. Diane Austin Bazzle, 64, entered into rest early Friday morning, December 23, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family in her home in Walterboro.  She was the … Read the rest


Martha S. Barker | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 29, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

RUFFIN — Mrs. Martha S. Barker, 80, of Ruffin, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at Vibra Hospital in Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services were held 10 am, Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Community Baptist Church.  Interment followed in the church … Read the rest


Another year older and none the wiser | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Another year older and none the wiser, my friends. Well, maybe a little.
After 56 trips around the sun, life still surprises me. People still surprise me — actually, people shock me on the regular, but it beats being jaded, … Read the rest


The God who never sleeps was an infant in their arms | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

It’s been something every day for the last month. Holiday luncheons, Christmas programs, rehearsals and practices leading up to those programs, shopping for those in need and getting the gifts wrapped and to the drop off site by the deadline, … Read the rest


Let there be peace on earth | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

On last Wednesday night, I stopped by one of our local stores to purchase some ice to keep the drinks cold for my students, that I had promised them I would bring on Thursday. As the cashier and I were … Read the rest


Christmas Lights are magic: A Christmas poem | Merry Christmas | The Press and Standard

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

The sounds of Silent Night fill the air bringing joy to the night,
and the fireplace casts shadows that dance softly with the sound.
Memories of long ago soon return and hide among the lights,
I await the visit of … Read the rest


And God sent to humanity his only begotten son | Merry Christmas | The Press and Standard

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

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
“And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.
“And all went to … Read the rest


Green Pond Baptist presents live nativity | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of Green Pond Baptist Church presented a live Nativity last week, braving cold temperatures to share the story of Christ’s birth. The church has been performing the annual Christmas event for since the early 1990s. For those wanting to … Read the rest


Into the light of love | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

PEACE. Lewis Brown tells the story of the special stained glass windows of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Photo by Cindy Crosby

As 68-year-old Lewis Brown sits on a pew inside of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, contemplating … Read the rest


Sorority gives presents to seniors | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Saturday Dec. 18, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, collected 104 seasonal wraps to be distributed to the residents of Pruitt-Health. The needed items requested by the nursing facility included sweater caps, slipper socks and blankets. … Read the rest


Oswald-Cole Christmas party | Photo | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

MERRY CHRISTMAS. The staff of Oswald-Cole and Associates gathered for the annual Christmas party recently. From left are Cyndi Roberts, Shirley Judy, Al Hammons, Melissa Beach, Terri and John Cole,  and Kelly Sweatman.


It’s the ‘whole message of the church’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When Ben Ahl of Ben Ahl Ministries began making bags of Christmas goodies for veterans about five years ago, he quickly discovered he needed help.
He found that help in an unlikely place — Jean Engle and the members of … Read the rest


Colleton residents attend governor’s Christmas party | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Lori Beard, Janis Blocker, Mary Anne Cannady and Ericka Woods enjoyed a Christmas party held by Gov. Nikki Haley and husband Michael recently in Columbia. “We enjoyed what will be our governor’s last Christmas party before she heads for New … Read the rest


‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Storybook Parade | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students at Cottageville Elementary School held “A Charlie Brown Christmas Storybook Parade” last Friday, marching from the cafeteria down the hallways decked out in their Christmas finest.  Pre-K through third grades marched in the parade, as 4-5th-graders, faculty, staff and … Read the rest


Mt. Olive distributes Christmas food | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 24, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Mt. Olive Baptist Church’s food ministry braved the misty rain and cold temperatures Monday to give out fresh produce for the crowd that came and stood in line to get Christmas food. The event was held in partnership … Read the rest


Christmas Cheer | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Community Action Line Against Violence gathered at the meeting room of the Colleton County Memorial Library the afternoon of Dec. 17 to wrap children’s presents and package the ingredients for a Christmas dinner for some of the … Read the rest


In His Name serves Christmas dinner | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

In His Name-Colleton’s Christmas dinner was served Saturday Dec. 17 at Forest Hills Elementary School. Food and clothes were given away and dinner was prepared for 500 people. In addition to people who came to the school, meals were delivered … Read the rest


CPA Christmas Program | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by JIM KILLIAN
Colleton Preparatory Academy held its annual Christmas program in the sanctuary at the First Baptist Church in Walterboro last week. The seventh grade opened the program with an African Christmas song featuring percussion instruments with Jessica … Read the rest


Polar Express visits | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Santa Claus seemed right at home visiting the facilities of the Colleton County Arts Council the morning of Dec. 17. There were children dressed in their pajamas, carolers singing, cups of hot chocolate and trays of holiday cookies and other … Read the rest


Found Great Dane | Classifieds

Posted on December 23, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Found Great Dane.
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Ruffin churches donate stuffed animals | Christmas | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Ruffin and Bethel U.M. Churches in Ruffin collected 56 stuffed animals for Christmas for students in the early intervention program of the Colleton County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. The collection was organized by Franklin Crosby of … Read the rest


Rotary donates toys to children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Rotary Club donated Christmas toys to 28 children at Forest Hills Elementary. On Wednesday Dec. 14,  Walterboro Rotary members, in partnership with the school’s Angel Tree program, helped make sure dozens of needy children’s Christmas were a bit … Read the rest


Christmas by the book: What’s your favorite? | Christmas | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ask Shiela M. Keaise, the children’s librarian at Colleton Memorial Library, to put together her top 10 list of Christmas books to read aloud and it goes together quickly.
Maybe the ease in putting together the list came from the … Read the rest


First Steps gives toys to 499 children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 23, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Nearly 500 children got Christmas presents this year, thanks to the Fill the Stocking project headed by Colleton County First Steps.
Board members and staff distributed presents to 499 children from 236 families on Dec. 12 at Bethel Presbyterian Church. … Read the rest


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