Monthly Archives: January 2017

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


First blood drive of 2017 Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The first blood drive of the new year will be held Jan. 16 from 1-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.
“If you have never donated before, this is the perfect time to give it a try,” said coordinator Norma … Read the rest


City council approves airport expansion, property transfer to SealCraft Corporation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council adopted two ordinances at its Jan. 3 meeting.
The first ordinance approved a 30-year lease agreement with Lowcountry Aviation Company Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, LLC, of Mt. Pleasant for 5.85 acres at the Lowcountry Regional Airport. The … Read the rest


Airport development measures move forward | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Colleton County Council’s first meeting of 2017 found council members taking care of several measures dealing with new businesses moving into the airport industrial park area.
A public hearing followed by council’s approval for an ordinance … Read the rest


Walterboro woman arrested in 1998 kidnapping | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A 18-year-old Florida kidnapping brought Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office investigators to Walterboro this week.

Their visit resulted in the Friday arrest of Gloria Williams of North Lemacks Street on a kidnapping charge. And officials have started the process of reuniting a … Read the rest


Police seeking information in armed robbery on Sniders Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

On Friday Jan. 13, officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to 1111 Sniders Hwy, Petro Express, in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.

Upon arrival officers met with the complainant who stated that around 12:39 a.m., … Read the rest


Dr. Martin Luther King parade Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade will be held Sunday Jan. 15 starting at 2:30 p.m. This will be the 31st year the parade has been sponsored by the Walterboro Shrine Club of Arabian Temple #139.
Lineup will … Read the rest


Smith to coach North-South basketball | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association (SCACA) named Coach Jacob Smith to coach in the 2017 North-South All-Star Basketball game to be held March 16-18 at Lexington High School.
“On behalf of the 6,530 members of … Read the rest


Fixing bus transportation woes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Comments out of Columbia and money out of Washington D.C. could translate into Colleton County School District being better able to address its student transportation concerns.
While school board members and the administration have attempted to … Read the rest


JV Hawks earn win over PHA | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
Colleton Prep’s JV boys’ basketball team went 1-2 on the week, earning a win over Patrick Henry at home Saturday. The JV Hawks’ record moved to 2-4 overall and 0-2 in region … Read the rest


Cougars earn win heading into conference | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County pulled out a 68-63 overtime win on the road Saturday against Hardeeville-Ridgeland, improving its regular season record to 5-5 heading into conference play.
The Cougars led 28-21 at the half, but the Jaguars came … Read the rest


All-Lowcountry selections announced | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The All-Lowcountry selections were recently announced for fall 2016 sports and included the following local student-athletes:
Tennis – Meredith Ware (CPA) Honorable Mention; Alicia Roberson (CCHS) Honorable Mention; and Anni Crook (CCHS) Honorable Mention.
Cross-Country – … Read the rest


Lady Hawks win over Patriots | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton Prep varsity girls’ basketball team picked up a non-region win over Patrick Henry Academy as well as a region loss to John Paul II on the week. The Lady Hawks … Read the rest


Lady Cougars set to enter region 8-AAAA competition | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Cougar basketball team fell 52-46 on the road against Ridgeland-Hardeeville Saturday afternoon in its final non-region match of the season. Colleton County fell to 8-3 in regular season play following Saturday’s loss.
Jasmine Stanley … Read the rest


Book signing Saturday for ‘Leon’s Lines’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


Police asking for help in locating grand larceny suspect | News | The Press and Standard

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

Investigators from the Walterboro Police Department are asking for assistance in locating Kirstie Sanders, 33, who is wanted for grand larceny. Anyone with information regarding her location is asked to contact the Walterboro Police Department at 843-549-1811


Elizabeth Garrick Smyly | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ELIZABETH GARRICK SMYLY

Care of Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO — Mary Elizabeth Garrick Smyly, wife of the late Eugene Willard Smyly, passed away Thursday evening January 5, 2017 in Ruffin, surrounded by her family at the age of … Read the rest


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