Monthly Archives: January 2017

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


Frederick Carter | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

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

Frederick CARTER

Care of Parker Rhoden Funeral Home

WALTERBORO — Mr. Frederick Drayfus Carter, age 86, of Walterboro, entered into rest early Saturday morning, January 7, 2016, at the Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

Funeral services will be conducted … Read the rest


Funds delivered for new Neyles Community Center | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Neyles is the first step in S.C. Sen. Margie Bright-Matthews’ plan to improve the quality of life in Colleton County’s smaller communities.
On Jan. 3, Bright-Matthews and representatives of the Neyles Community Center’s governing body made … Read the rest


CCHS JVs showing early potential | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV Lady Cougars will enter region competition this week with games against Cane Bay and Beaufort on tap. In their non-region match-ups, the JV team has shown they have the potential to develop … Read the rest


Cougar wrestling earns fourth | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

It was a good week for the Colleton County wrestling team. The Cougars took down Whale Branch High School 45-15 in a home dual held Wednesday Jan. 4. They then finished fourth … Read the rest


Relay for Life kickoff tonight | News | The Press and Standard

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

The first committee meeting for the 2017 Relay for Life was held Thursday Jan. 5 at the Coastal Electric outback building. From left are: Wendy Pollitzer, community manager; Gregory Rosso, lead co-chairman; Marilyn Bazzle, co-chairman; and Sherry Devin, treasurer. The … Read the rest


Cook Out coming to Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

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

A new Cook Out Restaurant is making plans to come to Walterboro.
The company submitted site and plans to the City of Walterboro in late December; however, building plans have not yet been received, said City Manager Jeff Molinari.
“In … Read the rest


Treasure Chest presents FoCCAS with fundraising proceeds

Posted on January 11, 2017 9:09 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Treasure Chest’s 3rd Annual Milkbone Holiday Fundraiser came to an end after the holidays, but proceeds from the event will benefit the local animal shelter immediately. Deni Caulder, owner of Treasure Chest Jewelry, presented Friends of the Colleton … Read the rest


War Hawks still looking for first “W” | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
After three weeks of Christmas break, the War Hawks headed back to the court this past week looking for their first win of the season. Seeing no action since Dec. 9, the … Read the rest


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