Monthly Archives: December 2016

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


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.

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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.


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