Monthly Archives: December 2016

More than dusty old books at the library | News | The Press and Standard

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

By Vicki Brown
Reference Librarian

For some people, hearing the word “Library” brings to mind a picture of a little old lady, silver hair in a bun, frowning at you and saying, “Be quiet!”  Well, those days are gone!
The … Read the rest


Local board of realtors adopts children for Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro Board of Realtors partnered with Colleton County First Steps to provide gifts for 30 local children this year. Twelve of the 30 were adopted at the open house held at Lowcountry Choice Properties last week, and the others … Read the rest


CPA grandparents entertained | News | The Press and Standard

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

Youngsters at Colleton Preparatory Academy entertained family and friends at Grandparents Day held recently.


Off the Field | Mahogany Richards | The Press and Standard

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

Mahogany Latiece Richards is a junior at Colleton County High School where she is a Cougar cheerleader. Her parents are Isiah Jr. and Tia Wright-Richards of Walterboro. She is the granddaughter of Moses and Virginia Wright and Harry and Mattie … Read the rest


Newest Cougar: Campbell Theodore Burke | News | The Press and Standard

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

Coach Packy Burke and wife Eileen welcomed Campbell Theodore Burke into the world last Tuesday. Camp weighed 7 lbs. and 12 oz. and was 21 ¼ inches. Welcome Camp!


Palmetto Showcase boosts local economy | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The ACE Basin Sports complex hosted the Palmetto Showcase, sponsored by the Carolina Fire organization, this past weekend. Forty college coaches descended upon the complex looking for top recruits for their softball programs.
The two-day event, … Read the rest


Shem Creek Boogie Band to play at Edisto | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Shem Creek Boogie Band will give a concert to benefit the Edisto Island Disaster Relief on Sunday Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bay Creek Park. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will be contributed to the Edisto Island … Read the rest


New realty company holds open house | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Choice Properties held an open house for the new realty company location at 804 Wichman St. last week. From left are Danielle Strickland, Amber Zeigler, Vicky Schrimpf, Rilee Westbury and Terri Tomedolskey.


Candy Cane Maze and Elf bring smiles to all ages | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Visitors of all ages could test their obstacle skills in the Candy Cane Maze held at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market this past Saturday afternoon. Not to worry – if you became lost in the maze, the Christmas Elf … Read the rest


New doctors reception held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A reception for new doctors at Colleton Medical Center was held last week at CMC.


Holiday Open House draws merry crowd | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 8th Annual Holiday Open House, co-sponsored by the South Carolina Artisans Center and the Colleton County Arts Council, drew a large crowd of youngsters and shoppers to Downtown Walterboro on Saturday.
The event showcased nearly … Read the rest


All-Region selections announced for local schools | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Fisher Jackson, CPA quarterback, named Offensive Player of the Year for SCISA Region II-A

By CINDY CROSBY

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

With the conclusion of fall sports, both Colleton County High School and Colleton Prep Academy recently announced their 2016 All-Region and North-South … Read the rest


Miss Merry Christmas Pageant held at Colleton Middle School | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Walterboro Miss Merry Christmas pageant was held Saturday Nov. 19 in the mini-auditorium at Colleton County Middle School.
Winners are:

Baby Miss Secret Santa – Scarlett Cregg
Photogenic, Best Dressed, Most Gorgeous and Christmas wear winner -Scarlett Cregg.… Read the rest


‘Shake Your Sugar Plums’ closes out Festival of Trees | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Shake Your Sugar Plums Party and Silent Auction held the evening of Dec. 3 to bring the Festival of Trees to a close found attendance adversely affected by other activities. When the planning for the festival began a year … Read the rest


Rec basketball evaluations next week | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


Voices of Colleton deliver message of Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The sanctuary of First Baptist Church came alive with the joyful sounds of Christmas during the Voices of Colleton Community Choir’s performance of “Fantasia Noel 2” last Thursday and Friday evening. Leading the choir for the … Read the rest


Morehead looks for 600th win | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep’s Boys’ Basketball Coach Barry Morehead, just two wins shy of 600, was hoping to get the proverbial monkey off his back during the War Hawk Invitational last week. Unfortunately, it did not happen as … Read the rest


Deck Your Halls Christmas decor workshop held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Genia Floyd  helped participants make a variety of Christmas decorations on  Dec. 1 at the Colleton Museum. Activities included bow making, natural décor, button garlands and gift-wrapping ideas.


Holiday Tour of Homes held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Historic and Preservation Society’s Holiday Tour of Homes featured eight local historic homes all decorated for the season on Sunday.  A reception followed at the historic Bedon-Lucas House, which was transported back to the 1850s complete with characters … Read the rest


Cougar Wrestling grabs four top finishes | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Wrestling is off to a strong start on the season following four top finishes in the 5th Annual Leon Maxwell Memorial Tournament held this past Saturday in Bamberg. The Cougars finished 7th of 28 … Read the rest


Museum ushers in Christmas season | News | The Press and Standar

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The staff of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market were spending Tuesday putting the museum space back in order and preparing the Christmas trees displayed during the Festival of Trees to be turned over to the … Read the rest


Bethel Christmas Service this Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Bethel U.M. Church Chancel Choir Christmas Service will be Sunday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.
The choir, directed by Amanda Fulton, will be accompanied by Karen Hiers, organist and pianist and a string quartet from Chamber Music Charleston. The … Read the rest


Help the animals at Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 9, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A variety of events to benefit the Colleton County Animal Shelter and FoCCAS (Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter) will be held Saturday Dec. 10 from noon-3 p.m. at Stegall’s Auction Company, 158 Farmer St., Cottageville.
A chili and … Read the rest


Forest Hills Juniors take league championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Forest Hills 36, Northside 20

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It is an achievement for a team to go undefeated throughout an entire season and then troop through the playoffs without a loss — but, that is exactly what the Forest … Read the rest


Four “Top Ten” suspects arrested | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Four of the six new faces on the latest Colleton County Sheriff’s Office’s Top Ten Most Wanted list are in custody.
According the the sheriff’s office Harlee Marie Wiltsie, 23,  and William Allen Yocum, 29, were … Read the rest


Edisto Christmas kicks off with boat parade on Friday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Edisto Island’s three-day Christmas celebration, set to run from Friday Dec. 9 through Sunday Dec. 11 will feature several holiday traditions, starting with the annual boat parade, which will kick off the celebration on Friday. Viewers can gather at Bay … Read the rest


Christmas Parade 2016 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A large audience was on hand Sunday evening for Walterboro’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and parade.
Mayor Bill Young served as the master of ceremonies for the annual event, held on the lawn of City Hall prior to the … Read the rest


Three arrested in break-in and assault | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Three Colleton County men face multiple criminal charges in connection with a break-in at a Cottageville residence in the early morning hours of Dec. 2
The resident told deputies that when he responded to a knock … Read the rest


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