Monthly Archives: January 2017

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


Green Pond Highway wreck sends two to hospital | News | The Press and Standard

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

A crash in the 12000 block of Green Pond Highway the morning of Jan. 14 sent two people to the hospital. Both vehicles were traveling south on Green Pond Highway, north of Ivenia Brown Drive, at about 11 a.m. when … Read the rest


Man shot in leg | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A 27-year-old Walterboro man was shot in the leg on Grayson Street Tuesday evening.

Safety forces were called to the man’s home at 117 Grayson St. Tuesday at 7:04 p.m. with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office clearing the scene prior … Read the rest


Will you leave a worthwhile legacy? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 15, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

According to the dictionary “legacy” means something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.
Believe it or not, one’s legacy can be something favorable or unfavorable. When we are born into this world, our … Read the rest


Four named Junior Scholars | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four 8th-grade students from Colleton County Middle School were named to the S.C. Junior Scholars Program for the 2016-2017 school year: Rebekah Hanna, Abigail Beach, Ian McLaughlin and Kamarion Thurmond.
The students who qualified were required to score 550 or … Read the rest


McKissick speaks to local Republicans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Former National Republican Committee member from S.C. Drew McKissick spoke to members of the Colleton County Republican Party at last Thursday’s meeting. McKissick shared fundamentals for getting people involved based on his experiences as a conservative political activist and author … Read the rest


Get thee behind me, Satan! | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The iconic country singer Tom T. Hall had a huge hit awhile back with “Me and Jesus.” (Yes, “iconic” is overused, and by “awhile” I mean 35 years.)
Check it out on YouTube; it actually sounds like the Avett Brothers … Read the rest


New Civitan scholarship to honor Murry Bishop | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

At a recent Civitan meeting, members decided to name a scholarship in memory of Murry Bishop, who was the last surviving charter member of the Walterboro Civitan Club when the club began in 1956. On hand to accept the scholarship … Read the rest


Know the options: Burial and memorial benefits for veterans| News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

By JANET SMITH
cvao@colletoncounty.org

Did you know that the Department of Veterans Affairs pays a one-time burial and plot allowance for partial reimbursement of an eligible veteran’s funeral expenses? The VA pays up to $2,000 for service-connected deaths. The maximum … Read the rest


Off the Field | De’iajae Ferguson | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

De’iajae Ferguson is a junior at Colleton County High School, were is a member of the Cougar basketball team. He is the son of Catora and Vincent Ferguson of Yemassee. His grandparents are David and Lucy Green. De’iajae participates in … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | Clemson Extension Service

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Bright receives reply from President Obama | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Anna Bright of Walterboro decided to write President Barack Obama several weeks ago, expressing her feelings about the condition of the nation since the last election.
She also shared an article she wrote for The Press and Standard, “Only Love … Read the rest


“Tripp” is first baby of 2017 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Joseph Jacob Leeman III made his entrance into the world at 1:46 a.m. on Jan. 1, Colleton County’s first baby of 2017.
The seven-pound, nine-ounce “Tripp” joins mom Jenna Breland, dad Joseph Jacob Leeman II, and sisters Maeli (8), Madeline … Read the rest


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