Monthly Archives: December 2016

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


Robert Joseph Stets, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ROBERT JOSEPH STETS, SR.

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mr. Robert Joseph Stets, Sr., age 100, entered into rest Monday afternoon, December 5, 2016, at his home in the Historic District of Walterboro, while under the … Read the rest


Joan Roberts Driggers | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

JOAN ROBERTS DRIGGERS

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

ROUND O — Mrs. Joan Roberts Driggers, 69, of Round O, entered into rest early Thursday morning, December 1, 2016, while surrounded by her loving family at Roper Hospital in … Read the rest


Jason Franklin Byan | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

JASON FRANKLIN BRYAN

Jason Franklin Bryan passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at the age of 41.

Jason is survived by his daughter Emilee Bryan.

Jason is lovingly remembered by his parents, Sandra Hicks Bryan of Columbia, Wayne Bryan … Read the rest


Eva J. Davis Smith | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

EVA J. DAVIS SMITH

WALTERBORO -— Eva J. Davis Smith, 47, of Walterboro, SC passed away on November 4, 2016 at home surrounded by family after a breif bout of cancer.

A memorial/celebration of her life will be held December … Read the rest


Quick thinking neighbor helps save Williams home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Quick action by a neighbor slowed the advance of a fire in a home at 1732 George Warren Drive in Williams on Wednesday Nov. 30 at 8:54 p.m.

Callers to 9-1-1 reported smoke coming from the home. Flames were visible … Read the rest


Denise Darlene Dopson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Denise Darlene Dopson

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ISLANDTON -— Ms. Denise Darlene Dopson, 53, of Islandton, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at her residence.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 … Read the rest


Robert McCready, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Robert McCready, Jr.

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO -— Robert McCready, Jr., 60, of Walterboro, entered into rest Friday evening, Nov. 18, 2016, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

A memorial service was held at 12:30 … Read the rest


Virginia Gaynell Price | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 1, 2016 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Virginia Gaynell Price

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO -— Mrs. Virginia Gaynell Price, affectionately known by many as “Gaye”, age 69, of Walterboro, entered into rest Saturday morning, Nov. 26, 2016, at The Regional Medical Center in … Read the rest


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