Monthly Archives: January 2017

Yemassee man killed in Jefferies Boulevard wreck this morning | News | THe Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Deputy Coroner Richard Carter says he hopes an autopsy scheduled at the forensic unit at the Medical University of South Carolina will determine what caused the death of a Yemassee man.

Jim Davey Lane Jr., 50, of 3626 … Read the rest


Family loses home to fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro family was lost their home following a structure fire at 212 Brights Court on Monday Jan. 30 at 5:36 p.m.

Callers to 9-1-1 reported the fire started in the area of the kitchen and had spread to the … Read the rest


North Jefferies closed after apparent fatal wreck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 31, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Traffic in the 700 block of North Jefferies Boulevard is being rerouted as members of the Walterboro Police Department investigate an apparent traffic fatality.

The traffic accident, reportedly involving two SUVs, occurred shortly after 9 a.m.

Members of the city’s … Read the rest


Man killed when struck by truck | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 30, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A 53-year-old Walterboro man was killed after he stepped into the path of an east-bound dump truck on Bells Highway at the intersection of Mount Carmel Road, this morning at 5:25 a.m.

An off-duty Colleton County firefighter-paramedic drove up on … Read the rest


We are better than blessed | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

God continues to work miracles in our lives every day, and He continues to bestow blessings upon us second by second — some of which we are unaware.
Whenever God blesses us, we must remember to give Him thanks, honor … Read the rest


Register now for spring sports at the Rec Center | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro-Colleton Recreation Commission 2017 baseball/softball registrations are now being accepted.  Fee is $55 until Feb. 3 and $70 from Feb. 6-24.
As always, birth certificate and proof of insurance are required.  If your child has played any sport at the … Read the rest


We thought the lion was having fun too | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

I was eating Krispy Kreme Coffee Thins and listening to Daya (don’t judge) when the news broke: After 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding up the Big Top for good in May. I thought maybe … Read the rest


Livestock Fun Day planned for Feb. 4 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Clemson Extension Service 4-H of Colleton County is hosting a Livestock Fun Day and Judging Clinic on Saturday Feb. 4 at Live Oak Farms, 1333 Mount Carmel Rd.
The fun day is designed to introduce young people and their … Read the rest


Wildlife supper held at Smoaks Baptist | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The fifth annual wild game supper was held at Smoaks Baptist Church on Saturday. About 200 people enjoyed a variety of unusual food such as beaver, alligator, frog legs, venison, fish turkey breasts and pork. The event was co-sponsored by … Read the rest


Spy thriller on tap at the museum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Movie night at the Colleton Museum returns on the evening of Jan. 31 with a showing of “Bridge of Spies,” a Steven Spielberg movie staring Tom Hanks that chronicles James Donovan’s role in securing the release of U.S. Air Force … Read the rest


Participants wanted for Black History Extravaganza at CCHS | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Ladies of Excellence will hold its annual Black History Extravaganza Saturday Feb. 11, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) at Colleton County High School. Admission is $2 … Read the rest


Colleton Keys holds meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Keys met Tuesday Jan. 17 to discuss the demographics needed for the coalition and survey results from the group’s membership on training needs. The coalition’s mission is developing a community that supports local youth in making better choices about … Read the rest


Tickets on sale for ‘Sylvia’ at Colleton Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Coastal Stage Productions will present “Sylvia,” a modern, romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog, on Feb. 4-5 at The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton Street.
Forty-something Greg brings home a dog he found in the park, bearing only the … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | Clemson Extension Service | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Daniels captures 3rd in Carolina Invitational State Tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Middle School wrestler Amarie Daniels tied for third place in his weight classification during the Carolina Invitational JV/MS Tournament held Saturday at Lexington High School. Daniels is a first-year wrestler in the program.
The … Read the rest


Off the Field | Michele Holmes | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Michele Holmes is a junior at Colleton County High School, where she plays volleyball and basketball for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Michael and Manekia Holmes of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Pearl Holmes and the late Franklin … Read the rest


Indians remain perfect at home with 11-0 record | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Salkehatchie Indians have utilized the first weeks of 2017 to prepare for a strong run in Region X competition. In front of a large home crowd Saturday afternoon, Salkehatchie earned a win over Caldwell Community … Read the rest


Northside 4th-graders rock the dance party | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Northside Elementary turned into a “dance party” Thursday evening, when nearly 70 fourth-graders rocked the cafeteria following the monthly Parent-Teacher Organization meeting.
Principal Wilsey Hamilton welcomed the crowd of parents on hand for the meeting and … Read the rest


JV Hawks have best effort against Lions | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The JV War Hawk basketball team fell to 2-9 overall and 0-6 in SCISA Region 4-AA, following losses against Hilton Head Prep (50-10), Orangeburg Prep (55-16) and St. Andrews (34-28) last week. Dawson Sweat led the … Read the rest


Bearbots earn ‘Against All Odds’ Award at State Robotics meet | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Bells Elementary students did not come home empty-handed from the South Carolina FIRST LEGO League East State Championship held Saturday Jan. 21 at Waccamaw High School on Pawleys Island. The Bearbots received the “Against All Odds” … Read the rest


Dorchester History Center Museum opens Saturday Jan. 28 in St. George | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit to be featured.

“The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, will be the featured attraction when the Dorchester County History Center opens Saturday Jan. 28.
The new museum is part of the Dorchester … Read the rest


Discovery Center funded | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro has announced a generous contribution to the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary Discovery Center by Drs. Drew and Vonda Calcutt.
The Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary is an 800-acre nature preserve in the City of Walterboro. The Friends of the … Read the rest


Struggles at the line cost Lady Cougars | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Cougar varsity basketball team was 7 points away from a 4-0 region start in last week’s losses to Hilton Head and Berkeley. Instead, Colleton County now sits at 10-5 overall and 2-2 in region … Read the rest


Interviews next in coach search | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The search for a new Colleton County High School head varsity football coach and director of district athletics is ready to move into the next stage of the process.
Chris Collins, who had held those posts, … Read the rest


Filling the slots: Colleton’s teacher shortage | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
It is getting tougher every year.
Colleton County Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Cliff Warren says it is becoming more and more difficult to fill teaching posts.
It is a trend that Warren does not see … Read the rest


Cougars nip Seahawks on the road | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Cougar varsity basketball team split decisions last week with an exciting overtime win over Hilton Head High School and a loss to the Berkeley Stags. Colleton County sits at 11-7 overall and 3-1 in region … Read the rest


ROBERT CORNELIUS “RC” THOMPSON JR | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 11:11 am by Myiah Blakeney

ROBERT CORNELIUS “RC” THOMPSON JR

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO-Robert Cornelius “RC” Thompson Jr., husband of Temperance Youmans “Temp” Thompson, died peacefully at his home on Jan 22, 2017 after an extended illness.

“RC” was born Sept 30, 1933 … Read the rest


Robert Lawrence Bowers | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Robert Lawrence Bowers

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WALTERBORO-Robert Lawrence Bowers, husband of Barbara Herndon Bowers, died Saturday at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  He was 59.

Mr. Bowers was born December 14, 1957 in Lancaster, SC, a son … Read the rest


TIMOTHY LYONS | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

TIMOTHY LYONS

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SMOAKS-Mr. Timothy Wilfred Lyons, age 69, entered into rest Monday morning, January 16, 2017, at his home on Buckhead Road in Smoaks.

Funeral services with military honors were conducted 11 … Read the rest


JIM FLOYD, SR. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

JIM FLOYD, SR.

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WALTERBORO-Mr. James Berry Floyd, Sr., known by all as “Jim” age 74, entered into rest Wednesday morning, January 18, 2017, at his home in Walterboro.

Jim’s life was celebrated … Read the rest


KARL MCMILLAN | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

KARL MCMILLAN

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WAYNESBORO, GA.-Mr. Karl W. McMillan, of Waynesboro, GA, entered into eternal rest Monday, January 16, 2017 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA.

A memorial service was held 11 o’clock, Saturday, … Read the rest


Lois Mae Tuten | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

LOIS MAE TUTEN

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HENDERSONVILE—Mrs. Lois Mae Moore Tuten, age 81, a lifelong resident of Hendersonville, entered into rest Saturday morning, January 21, 2017, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was … Read the rest


Roy Pleasant | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ROY 

PLEASANT

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO—Roy Lee Pleasant, Jr. “Bob”, 88, of Cottageville, SC, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, quietly passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at his home.

The family requests … Read the rest


Jessie Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 26, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

JESSIE CROSBY

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WALTERBORO—Mr. Jessie Ivan Crosby, 73, of Walterboro, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at Pruitt Healthcare in Walterboro.

Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock Thursday, January 19, 2017 at … Read the rest


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