Monthly Archives: January 2017

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

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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

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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


Watching democracy: Local teens attend inauguration | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Geneffer Sweatman of Smoaks and Garrett Ulmer of Lodge were on hand for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
They were selected to join six other South Carolina 4-H members to attend the annual national organization’s Citizenship Washington Focus.… Read the rest


Lady Hawks get region win | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Hawk basketball team recorded its first SCISA Region 4-AA win last week over St. Andrews Academy Friday evening. Earlier in the week, Colleton Prep lost games against region opponent Hilton Head Prep and non-region … Read the rest


Carter records double-double against OP | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
It was not the outcome Coach Barry Morehead was hoping for this past week — yet it was no surprise to the veteran coach that his team is continuing to struggle in … Read the rest


Inauguration 2017: Local group visits Washington | News | The Press and Standard

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

By LORI BEARD
loribellbeard@gmail.com
Colleton County Republicans Janis and David Blocker, Mary Anne Cannady, her daughter Deborah Culpepper and granddaughter Neeley Culpepper, and Lori and Chad Beard headed to Washington, D.C., last Wednesday to attend the inauguration of President Donald … Read the rest


Starting from scratch | News | The Press and Standard

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

Bamberg attorney Justin Bamberg helping Alexis Manigo sort out the bureaucracy in her new life.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Justin Bamberg is helping Alexis Manigo navigate bureaucracy.
The young Walterboro woman was tossed into the national spotlight after investigators used … Read the rest


Update: Resident thwarts home invasion attempt | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Police blanketed Hiers Corner Road the morning of Jan. 19, searching for a suspect who had unsuccessfully attempted a home invasion.

The resident told deputies sent to the home shortly before … Read the rest


Anything but normal | March for Babies | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Birth of premature baby brings life into perspective for Walterboro couple.

By BRYCE SHUMAN
New mom

From the beginning this pregnancy was anything but normal.  After just graduating high school, working part time, excited about attending local college, and getting … Read the rest


Two Wildboys plead to federal charges in Charleston Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Two Colleton County men, reputed associates of the Wildboys street gang, pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of racketeering for their roles in gang-related shootings when they appeared in Charleston federal court Tuesday.
Joshua Manigault, aka J-Rizzle and Rizzle … Read the rest


Sweet Dream’s Team holds Alumni Day

Posted on January 25, 2017 12:12 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

As a volunteer soccer coach for almost seven years, Tim Burris has spent a lot of time on the fields at the Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC). This past Saturday afternoon, he logged a few more volunteer hours when he … Read the rest


State superintendent to visit Colleton Thursday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

South Carolina Superintendent of Schools Molly Spearman will be in Colleton County Thursday.
Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster said in December, the Colleton County High School Chorus traveled to Columbia to perform during the state school board … Read the rest


Runaway search leads to arrests | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 25, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Two Yemassee men were taken into custody on Jan. 21, charged with attempting to block police from locating a Hampton County runaway.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies were sent to Jonesville Road in Yemassee the morning of Jan. 21 after … Read the rest


Colleton Prep dismisses basketball coaches mid-season

Posted on January 24, 2017 2:02 pm by Cindy Crosby

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy’s Athletic Director Rob Gorrell issued a statement Tuesday Jan. 24 stating Coach Barry Morehead and Coach Nicole Cain would no longer be leading the school’s basketball programs. Morehead served as both the varsity … Read the rest


Barn at Circle M Ranch burns early this morning | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 23, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A large barn at Circle M Ranch located at 2927 Cottageville Hwy (U.S. Hwy. 17-A) was destroyed in an early morning fire Jan. 23, killing one horse.

At 12:28 a.m., a passerby reported to 9-1-1 that the building was on … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

War on Trump may backfire
Dear Editor:
The liberals who control the Democratic party are leading their party to a very unpopular position in the country. Their childish actions, recounts, protests and boycott of the inauguration are beginning to wear … Read the rest


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