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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cottageville Elementary celebrates reading with variety of activities | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ghouls, goblins and other characters invaded Cottageville Elementary School last Wednesday for “A Celebration of Literacy.”
A variety of costumed characters, as well as public officials, traveled to the school to read to the students. Readers included Omar Jeter and … Read the rest


In Photos: Christmas lights at Williams | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Seventeen years ago, Pat Garris of Williams decided creating a Christmas light display in her yard would be a great thing to do for her grandchildren — and a tradition that would carry over for her future great-grands.
Thanksgiving night, … Read the rest


Junior Gamecocks hold pep rally | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Junior Gamecocks of the Colleton County Gamecock Club attended a pep rally last Monday at the Walterboro Elks Lodge. Gamecock Club members watched the Carolina-Clemson game at the Elks Lodge on Saturday.


Hendersonville students celebrate literacy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Recently, Hendersonville Elementary School celebrated Literacy Day with various school-wide reading and writing activities. The day began with all students and teachers reciting the Reader’s Oath and completing a quick story. The school held an assembly where students from each … Read the rest


Christmas party for children planned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 3, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Robinson Smiles and Hope (RSH), Inc., will host a Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. for 100 less fortunate children from the Walterboro area. The event will be held at the Department of Social Services in Walterboro … Read the rest


Business leaders get to be ‘educators for a day’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District held an “Educator for the Day” initiative on Nov. 17 in celebration of American Education Week. Community and business leaders were invited to engage in activities at area schools by experiencing “a day in the … Read the rest


Holiday tour of homes Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society will be hosting a Holiday Tour of Homes on Sunday Dec. 4 from 1-4 p.m.  A reception at the Bedon-Lucas House will follow from 4-5 p.m.
Ten local historical homes will show off … Read the rest


Hendersonville Elementary reads their way to the big game | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

HES receives $2,000
for promoting reading from S.C.
Education Oversight Committee.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Hendersonville Elementary School was one of two schools in South Carolina to earn a $2,000 library grant in the “Read Your Way to the Big … Read the rest


Fender has art exhibit at library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A new art exhibit is on display at the Colleton County Memorial Library until the end of December by artist Rose Marie Fender from Smoaks, daughter of Jack and Delores Fender. The exhibit, called “Mostly Green, Trees and Dancers,” features … Read the rest


Edgewood Baptist lends a helping hand at Thanksgiving | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Edgewood Baptist Church organized a soup and cornbread lunch and food give-away from the church’s food pantry on Nov. 23. Various community groups brought food for the lunch. The church recently raised $4,073.58 in a fundraiser for the … Read the rest


Colleton participates in America Recycles | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

America Recycles Day was a success with 14 participants and 32 bags of litter collected. The event started off with a demonstration of the MRF process and education about the importance of recycling, as well as a bottle cap guessing … Read the rest


Christmas begins at the beach this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Now that Edisto Beach has cleaned up after Hurricane Matthew’s unappreciated visit, Edisto Beach is ready to welcome Christmas.
The welcome begins when the Edisto Community Chorus presents its annual Christmas concert on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., and on … Read the rest


Decorating the courthouse | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton firefighters assisted Clerk of Court Pat Grant in decorating the Colleton County Courthouse for the upcoming Christmas holidays on Tuesday morning Nov. 22. It took about an hour to hang all the decorations.

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Fate returns 50-year-old Wolverine jersey to owner | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Class of 1966 Colleton High Wolverine Football players honored.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

On Nov. 21, former Colleton High School football player Abraham North found out where his Wolverine football jersey had been for the past 50 years.

NORTH. Abraham North, Wolverine MVP for ’66, proudly holds the football jersey which he wore during his junior and senior seasons at Colleton High and his recognition award from his former classmates. Photo by Cindy Crosby

NORTH. Abraham

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Save A Lot donates to sheriff’s Christmas project | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 2, 2016 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jesse Pringle brought along a number of other officers, including Sheriff Andy Strickland, to meet with Terri Silver, Save A Lot assistant manager, late Monday morning. The object of the visit was to collect the … Read the rest


Cougar Basketball sets roster | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Cougar Basketball team fell 22-19 in two quarters of play against Manning High School in the Cougar Round-Up held Tuesday Nov. 22 at Colleton County High School.
Tristian Nieves led the Cougars with 11 points … Read the rest


Powderpuff rocks Cougar Stadium | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar Stadium was rocking last Tuesday morning as pigskin made a return to Colleton County High School in the form of powderpuff football. The game was a complete success behind an experienced coaching staff and spirited … Read the rest


Museum gets $1,000 grant | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Arts Commission officials were back at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market recently to provide a $1,000 grant that will help enable a local group to cook up an community and economic development initiative.
For several months, … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two taken into custody after chase
A female driver and her passenger were taken into custody by Colleton County deputies on Nov. 25 at 8:06 p.m. after an incident that started at the intersection of Bells Highway and Upchurch Lane.… Read the rest


Get free trees Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Clemson Extension Office is celebrating Arbor Day by giving away trees.  The tree give-away will be held in conjunction with the Colleton County Farmers Market on Dec. 3.
This year trees will include persimmon, bald cypress, redbud, … Read the rest


Schedule of holiday events this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


In Photos: Turkey Trot 2016 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Winners in Thanksgiving Day’s annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce, were:

Overall 1st
Shelton Reynolds with a time of 17:55

5K – Male
1st, 17:55, Shelton Reynolds
2nd, 19:24, Ryan O’Quinn
3rd, 20:44, Lucas Nettles… Read the rest


Gatlinburg Relief Fund established to help families | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

In the wake of this week’s tragic wildfires in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Foundation has established the Gatlinburg Relief Fund which will directly benefit the families impacted by the wildfires.

The relief fund … Read the rest


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