Monthly Archives: January 2017

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 

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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

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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 

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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

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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


Joshua Iriel | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

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

JOSHUA IRIEL

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

RUFFIN—Mr. Joshua Lavon Iriel, 25, of Ruffin, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services were held 2 o’clock Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at The Brice W. … Read the rest


Living history program this weekend in Yemassee | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard


Mobile center to take applications for flood assistance | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard


CPA B-teams head into action | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep girls’ and boys’ B-teams began competition in the regular season last week.
The girls are off to a 2-1 start after earning wins against Patrick Henry Academy (18-10) and Calhoun Academy (20-18), while … Read the rest


Lifetime of service recognized | News | The Press and Standard

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

For the past 20 years, Colleton County Memorial Library children’s librarian Shiela Keaise has devoted her life to children.
On Saturday, Keaise’s efforts were recognized when she was awarded the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award by … Read the rest


Sorting out her life | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro teen finds out she was
kidnapped at birth, has second family

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The young woman Walterboro knew as Alexis Manigo spent last weekend trying to sort through the facts and fiction of her life.
On Friday … Read the rest


Lady Cougars off to 2-0 region start | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougars earned Region 8-AAAA wins last week against Cane Bay and Beaufort High School to launch them to a 2-0 start in region competition. Colleton County will look to continue the streak … Read the rest


Pair of armed robberies believed unrelated | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A pair of recent armed robberies have similar details, but Walterboro Police Department investigators don’t believe they are the work of the same suspects.
On the afternoon of Jan. 13, city police were sent to Petro Express at 1111 Sniders … Read the rest


Gang members plead in federal racketeering case | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two of the 14 Colleton County reputed gang members arrested on federal racketeering charges on Feb. 28, 2016, pled guilty during an appearance in federal court in Charleston on Tuesday.
Christopher Sean Brown, aka Rougish, 23, of Walterboro, pled guilty … Read the rest


Burglary suspect nabbed downtown | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The suspect in an East Washington Street smash-and-grab burglary could not outrun the law on the morning of Jan. 14.
Members of the Walterboro Police Department were called to Hayes Jewelers at 219 E. Washington St. on Jan. 14 at … Read the rest


Students recognize school board members | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Harry Jenkins was chosen the new chairperson of the Colleton County School Board for 2017, replacing Mary Jones, at the Jan. 17 board meeting. Charles Murdaugh will serve as vice-chair.

In recognition of School Board Appreciation Month, students from area … Read the rest


Jewelry theft suspect sought | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department is continuing to search for a Walterboro woman wanted in connection with the theft of jewelry from a motel room.

The department has asked the public’s assistance in their search for Kirstie Sanders, 33, of Walterboro, … Read the rest


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