Monthly Archives: January 2017

Be careful of the stones you throw | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Just recently a news story was unveiled internationally that hit Colleton County by surprise. There were reactions of mixed feelings from many. However, some reactions were very strong and very disparaging.
When a news story breaks, one thing that we … Read the rest


Hiers awarded Clemson Club Scholarship | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Ansley Hiers was named recipient of the 2016-2017 Colleton County Clemson Club Scholarship recently.
Hiers, a junior at Clemson University, holds a 3.94 GPA and is pursuing a biological science degree with plans to become a … Read the rest


Call it ‘retail karma’ | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

How did I miss this?
On Nov. 23, a woman flipped out at a Michael’s craft store in Chicago. The footage went viral, with more than 4.6 YouTube views. (Yes, Virginia, we’re being filmed all the time, everywhere.)
Jennifer Boyle, … Read the rest


Learning about airplanes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Anthony Manigo, with Airport Manager Roger Medlin, gives the cockpit a try during Saturday’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles flights at Lowcountry Regional Airport. The program allows students ages 8-17 in the Young Eagles program a chance to learn about … Read the rest


Couple to celebrate 30th wedding anniversary | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Eldonis and Angeleac Blake Youngblood will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Jan, 21.
Eldonis is a lifetime resident of Colleton County. The two have been together for 34 years and have two children: Lakia and Jessica Youngblood.


Colleton Relay for Life holds kickoff meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Once again, Colleton County had a great showing for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life Kickoff.
The kickoff was held at the Coastal Electric Co-Op Outback building.  Over 50 people packed the “Outback for a Tailgate” theme party.… Read the rest


In Photos: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE
Herman Bright described Sunday’s 31st annual Dr Martin Luther King Parade as a “joyous occasion. The weather was great and we had a crowd lining the whole parade route,” he said. Winners in the various categories … Read the rest


Off the Field | Emily Martin | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Emily Grace Martin is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy, where she plays basketball for the Lady War Hawks along with participating on both the sideline and competition cheerleading squads. She is the daughter of Rhonda and Kevin Martin of … Read the rest


Sweet Dream’s Team holds Alumni Day | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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 … Read the rest


Hawks still seeking win | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity boys are still looking for their first win after losing two region games last week. The Hawks fell to Hilton Head Christian and Beaufort Academy to put them 0-8 overall and 0-4 … Read the rest


FoCCAS gets grant to help community cats | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) recently received a $7,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to aid the organization in its new endeavor to reduce the number of cats that are being euthanized in the Colleton County Animal Shelter … Read the rest


Cougar Wrestling hoping for state bid after 66-0 shutout over Bluffton | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar Wrestling is hoping to accomplish a first this week when they compete in the Region 8-AAAA Dual to be held at Stall Hall School. Should the Cougars place in the top four teams in the … Read the rest


Lady Hawks looking to turn progress into wins | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady War Hawks fell to 0-3 in Region 4-AA following losses against Hilton Head Christian and Beaufort Academy last week. Colleton Prep is now 1-6 overall and will face a three-game week, including two region … Read the rest


Exemplary students, teachers honored | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District recognized students who performed at the highest level on the 2015-16 state assessments by naming them to the Circle of Excellence during the Colleton County School Board Meeting held Tuesday Jan. … Read the rest


CCSB votes to not hear employee grievance following lengthy executive session | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School Board held its Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday Jan. 10 in the auxiliary gym at Colleton County High School.
Immediately following the Committee of the Whole meeting, the board held a … Read the rest


Sand is returning to Edisto | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Groin repair, sand replacement will make the beach ‘bigger and better than before,’ mayor says.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
At the start of this week, workers from Marinex Construction Inc. began the process of renourishing the beach at Edisto, moving … Read the rest


Green grabs Player of Game in two region wins | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Cougar varsity basketball team got off to a strong start in Region 8-AAAA competition last week, earning wins over Cane Bay High School and Beaufort.  With the wins, the Cougars improved their overall record (including … Read the rest


Attempted home invasion this morning on Hiers Corner Road | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Earlier this morning, an attempted home invasion occurred on Hiers Corner Road near Red Bird Lane.

According to Lt. Shane Roberts of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, a man wearing a gray shirt attempted to force his way into a … Read the rest


Update: Suspect arrested for grand larceny | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department located Kirstie Sanders, 33, of Walterboro on Wednesday afternoon. She has been arrested and is currently in the Colleton County Detention Center.

Sanders was wanted on a charge of grand larceny in connection with the theft … Read the rest


Jerry Lee Fowler | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Jerry Lee Fowler 

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

Jerry Lee Fowler, husband of Linda Risher Fowler, died Sunday evening January 15, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.  He was 67.

Jerry … Read the rest


Hunley traveling exhibit stops at Walterboro Ford | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A different kind of vehicle visited Walterboro Ford on Thursday morning — a submarine.

The traveling exhibit of the Confederate submarine the Hunley made a stop at the local Ford dealership on its way to this weekend’s Living History Program … Read the rest


MARTHA WYMAN DAVENPORT | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

MARTHA WYMAN DAVENPORT

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

Mrs. Martha Wyman Davenport, wife of the late Frederick Sawert Davenport, passed away Sunday evening at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was 83.

Mrs. Davenport was born in Columbia, SC … Read the rest


Miriam Hiott Beach | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Miriam Hiott Beach 

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

Miriam Hiott Beach of Walterboro, a resident of the Methodist Oaks in Orangeburg, passed away Monday evening at the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg after a brief illness. She was 99.

Mrs. … Read the rest


Jennie Padgett | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Jennie Padgett

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

LODGE—Mrs. Jennie Lillian Padgett, known by many as “Lill” or “Granny”, age 89, of Lodge, entered into rest Friday afternoon, January 13, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Rincon, Georgia.  … Read the rest


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