Monthly Archives: December 2016

Keaise receives Dr. M.L. King award | News | The Press and Standard

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

Shiela Keaise, Colleton County Memorial Library children’s librarian, has been awarded the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Xi Gamma Lambda Chapter, of Beaufort.
The annual award is presented to three members … Read the rest


Report Card: Preparing for life after high school | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A section of the Colleton County School District report card, released in late November, is labeled “opportunities.”
Among the numbers and percentages that measures the educational system’s performance are facts and figures that provide a snapshot … Read the rest


Two local riders compete in NBHA world horse show | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By ROBERT DRIGGERS
coachdriggers@yahoo.com
Over 750 riders and horses converged on Perry, Ga. recently to participate in the National Barrel Horse Association Open World Championship Show.  Riders and horses came from throughout the United States as well as Canada, Mexico … Read the rest


Drug charge sends man to prison | Court | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A Florida man learned that he was being sentenced to two years behind bars after he pleaded to a drug charge when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Oidio J. Martinez, 51, … Read the rest


The Press goes digital | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Press and Standard has finally entered the digital realm. Thanks to a project at the Colleton County Memorial Library, issues of The Press and Standard and other Colleton area newspapers, dating from the late 1800s through 2015, are now … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro home burglarized

The Walterboro Police Department was called to a home on Crosby Street the afternoon of Dec. 12 after the resident discovered the home had been burglarized.

When the woman arrived home, she told police she noticed some … Read the rest


“Tis the Season” concert held at PAC | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A Christmas program was presented by special services students on Dec. 13 in the CCHS Performing Arts Center. For the complete story, see the Dec. 22 edition of The Press and Standard.

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Polar Express events for children planned at Arts Council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard


Martha S. Baker | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

MARTHA S. BAKER 

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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, … Read the rest


Anne Lorraine Arthur Kratzer | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ANNE LORRAINE ARTHUR KRATZER

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YEMASSEE — Anne Lorraine Arthur Kratzer passed away Thursday morning at the Hampton Regional Medical Center in Hampton after a brief illness.  She was 73.

Anne was born in Milford, CT … Read the rest


Kaiden Jonathan Zeigler | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

KAIDEN JONATHAN ZEIGLER

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WALTERBORO — Kaiden Jonathan Zeigler, son of Jonathan Zeigler and Scarlett McKenzie Mangum, passed away Friday at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  He was two years old.

Kaiden was born in … Read the rest


Denise Porter Sineath | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

DENISE PORTER SINEATH

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ISLANDTON — Denise Porter Sineath, age 65, of Islandton, SC entered into eternal rest Sunday morning at the Hampton Regional Medical Center in Hampton, SC after a long and courageous battle with … Read the rest


Stephen Carroll Thomas | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

STEPHEN CARROLL THOMAS

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HENDERSONVILLE — Mr. Stephen Carroll Thomas, affectionately known as “Stevie”, age 63, entered into rest Thursday morning, December 8, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family in his home in … Read the rest


Ashley Renee Richardson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ASHLEY RENEE RICHARDSON

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COTTAGEVILLE —Mrs. Ashley Renee Richardson, 30, of Cottageville, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at Roper St. Francis Hospital in Charleston.

Born November 7, 1986 in Walterboro, she was a … Read the rest


James Frederick Bliss | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

JAMES FREDERICK BLISS

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WALTERBORO — Mr. James Frederick Bliss, age 63, of Walterboro, died Friday morning, December 2, 2016 at his residence.

A memorial service will be conducted 5 o’clock Thursday afternoon, December … Read the rest


Lady Cougars record three wins | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Cougars improved their record this week to 6-1 after recording non-region wins against Timberland, Bamberg and Wade Hampton.
Colleton County faced Timberland High School on Tuesday Dec. 6 at home, coming away with a … Read the rest


Lady Cougars pitch in to make kids happy during holidays | News | The Press and Standard

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

Coach Rusty Adams and members of the Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball program invaded Walmart Monday afternoon with plans to bring a little extra Christmas magic to five children identified through Colleton County First Steps. The players found tremendous joy … Read the rest


Griffin to leave CMC; Hiott named interim CEO | News | The Press and Standard

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

Brad Griffin will be leaving his position as CEO of Colleton Medical Center after Christmas, and heading for Panama City, Fla.
Griffin has been promoted to CEO at HCA’s Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, effective Jan. 1. While he’s sad … Read the rest


Local safety forces give children a holiday surprise | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro Police Department and its community partners once again put together a special Christmas for some of the county’s children.
Bright and early Saturday morning, emergency vehicles began amassing at the county’s parking lot prepared for a “lights and … Read the rest


Funds secured for Gadsden Loop development | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Two of the three funding sources for the county’s Gadsden Loop neighborhood revitalization project have fallen into place.
Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin told Colleton County Council members at the Dec. 6 meeting that the South … Read the rest


Hawks struggle in opening week | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The War Hawks got off to a rough start in their regular season schedule with three losses on the week. Colleton Prep was without two of their starters, as Nick Padgett is out with an injury … Read the rest


The 25th Hanging of the Greens held Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The 25th annual Hanging of the Greens was held Sunday Dec. 11 at the Little Library on Wichman Street, sponsored by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society, the Mayfield Garden Club and the City of Walterboro.
The program included … Read the rest


Facebook post disrupts classes at high school | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators and Colleton County High School officials are continuing their investigation of a series of Facebook posts that kept officials busy Dec. 8.
The posts, which disparaged several groups of students, were the cause behind three … Read the rest


Three for Rashee: Indians win by 3 | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It was a difficult week for the Salkehatchie Indians as they mourned the death of former teammate Rashee Hodges. The Indians played in Hodges’ memory on Saturday afternoon after attending his funeral service earlier in the … Read the rest


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