Monthly Archives: December 2016

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


Superintendent given contract extension | News | The Press and Standard

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

A glowing report card last month resulted in Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster having another year added to his contract.
The members of the Colleton County School Board met in executive session during a special meeting on … Read the rest


LCOG officials celebrate council’s cooperation | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
“Colleton gets it” was the recurring theme as Lowcountry Council of Government’s Executive Director Sebrena Graham visited the Colleton County Council session on Dec. 6.
Graham came to the meeting to provide council members with an … Read the rest


Cougar Wrestling claws out a win over May River with seven wins | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Wrestling earned a 42-33 win over May River High School last Wednesday Dec. 7 in a dual that included Battery Creek. Cougar wrestlers who earned wins in the contest included: Jam Bryant, Wyatt O’Quinn, … Read the rest


Nearly 500 children get Christmas presents at Fill the Stocking | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 14, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

First Steps’ Fill the Stocking project provided toys for 236 families with 499 children on Dec. 12 at Bethel Presbyterian Church.

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Toys for Tots collected downtown | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 14, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Agape Hospice hosted a Toys for Tots collection drive last week at East Main Boutique on Washington Street.

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CCMS Christmas Classic this weekend | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 14, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard


Cougars improve record with three wins across week | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 14, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County earned wins last week over Timberland, Bamberg-Ehrhardt and Wade Hampton to put them 3-3 in non-conference action.
Against Timberland, ranked preseason as the No. 1 in 7-AAA, on Tuesday Dec. 6, the Cougars won … Read the rest


Saturday turkey shoot to help with 2-year-old’s funeral expenses | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 13, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Turkey shoot benefit to help with funeral expenses for 2-year-old Kaiden Zeigler, who passed away Dec. 9, will be held at 2756 Jones Swamp Rd. on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. For information call 843-323-5538.

 


CCHS Chorus to present ‘Songs for the Season’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 11, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Chorus, directed by Stephanie Drawdy, will present its annual Christmas concert “Songs for the Season” Thursday Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
“Songs for the Season” will … Read the rest


Give love at Christmas | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Christmas season has been in full swing for the past couple of weeks, and many of us are still shopping for that extra special gift we want to give the ones whom we love, in hope that they will … Read the rest


Jericho celebrates veterans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 11, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CHRISTINE LYNAH-GOLDEN
Worship Chairperson

Jericho U.M. Church celebrated Veterans Day by having one of its own as the guest speaker.
Ret. Lt. Col. Phillip E. Lynah came home with as much excitement as those who waited to hear him … Read the rest


American Legion wins national citation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The American Legion Post 93 received a national special citation for its girls’ and boys’ state program at its annual Christmas dinner last week. From left are Bob Tiegs, John Wallace, Joann Boone and District 8 Commander Bill Wade, who … Read the rest


Is it something you wish would clean your floors? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Only 11 shopping days ‘til Christmas! Take a deep breath, stay calm … and ponder something more important, like whisk brooms and why I can’t find one.
Here’s the dealio: On our porch we have a large Astroturf rug. It … Read the rest


FoCCAS Adopt-a-Thon sends three dogs ‘Home for the Holidays’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) sent three dogs “Home for the Holidays” on Saturday Dec. 3 during the Adopt-a-Thon held at Petco in Walterboro. Seven dogs and two cats represented the homeless animals of … Read the rest


Final bloodmobile visit for 2016 collects 36 pints of blood | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 10, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Nov. 21 bloodmobile drive at the First Baptist Church collected 36 pints of blood.
Coming in to donate were Stacey Marsh, Timothy Smyly, Sharon Paris, Ashley Amundson, Ronnella Winchester, Phillip Breland, Stephanie Gibson, Harry Pellum, Bobby Davis, Anthony Colleton, … Read the rest


FBLA students explore Boone Hall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 10, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) explored Boone Hall Plantation, located in Mount Pleasant, on Friday Dec. 2 with the goal of learning more about real-world business and marketing.… Read the rest


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