Monthly Archives: February 2017

Video: The Band of Blue in New Orleans | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


Preparing for Prom: CCHS to give out early dismissal forms for prom on Friday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

An early dismissal form will be distributed to Colleton County High School students this Friday March 3 for the 2017 CCHS Prom. This form will eliminate the need for the parent to come to the attendance office on Friday April … Read the rest


Just Announced: Decision made to split athletic director/football coach jobs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District just announced that the decision has been made to split the athletic director and head football coach positions into two separate jobs.

“As you are aware, the district initially advertised them as a combined position. … Read the rest


Goodwill collecting prom dresses for March 18 sale | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

North Charleston – In preparation for its annual Prom Boutique, Palmetto Goodwill is collecting formal dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories. Striving to make prom night more affordable for local students, the Prom Boutique will take place on Saturday March 18 … Read the rest


Woman killed in I-95 crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A 55-year-old Florida woman Saturday afternoon when she was ejected from the pickup truck being driven by her husband.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Vonna Smith, 55, of Green Cove Springs, Fla. was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at … Read the rest


Rec Center evaluations for Angels and Ponytails today, Minors/Majors Tuesday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2017 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Recreation Center will be holding player evaluations for softball (Angels and Ponytails Only) on Monday, February 27th.  Angels (ages 9-10) will start a (ages 11-12) at 7 p.m.. Players are asked to show up 15 minutes prior … Read the rest


You can rise above the circumstances | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Have you ever been told, “You will never be ‘nothing’”? Have you ever followed the wrong crowd just to be accepted, knowing that you were raised differently? Did you grow up in a situation that could have adversely affected your … Read the rest


Ash Wednesday service planned at Bethel U.M. Church | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Bethel United Methodist Church at 355 Hampton Street, Walterboro, will host a Lenten service ,which will include the imposition of ashes, at 12 noon on Ash Wednesday, March 1 . The speaker will be Rev. Ben Barnett of Bethel United … Read the rest


How to deal with it and keep on moving | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A few months ago, I kept complaining about pain in my left foot. It wasn’t a constant pain. It mostly hurt when I walked, and the longer I walked, the more it hurt. There were certain shoes I could wear … Read the rest


Sign up to raise 4-H pullets | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

It is that time of year again — time to sign up for the 2017 4-H Pullet Project. It may be cold now, but spring will be here before you know it and the days will be getting warmer. With … Read the rest


Mobile mammography at Belk March 16 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will stop at the Belk store in Walterboro on Thursday March 16 from 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 … Read the rest


Healthy TIp | Clemson Extension Service

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Auditions begin for ‘One Slight Hitch’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Coastal Stage Productions presents auditions for One Slight Hitch by Comedy Central’s Lewis Black.
THE PLOT: It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and … Read the rest


Off the Field | Richard “Michael” Thigpen | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Richard “Michael” Thigpen is a senior at Colleton County High School, where he plays baseball for the Cougars. He is the son of Tiffany and Ricky Thigpen of Walterboro. His grandparents are Edna and Raymond Thigpen. Michael has a 3.69 … Read the rest


Paws at the Plantation set March 4 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser, Paws at the Plantation, will be held on March 4 from 5-9 p.m. at White House Plantation.
Live entertainment by Going to the Dogs Band, chicken and barbecue catered by Jimmy Fitts, … Read the rest


Registration March 4 for Carolina Cagers basketball | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Enter Rice Pageant before March 17 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Entries for the Miss Rice Festival Pageant are being accepted through March 17. The pageant will be held on April 1 in the CCHS Performing Arts Center. Divisions are for girls infant-19 years and boys infant-10 years. Winners will ride … Read the rest


Helping animals by teaching children | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
Our children are the hope for the future. And the CACE team (Colleton Animal Commitment Education) believes they can make a difference in the welfare of Colleton County’s animals by teaching today’s children the how’s and … Read the rest


Kindergarten registration under way | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Registration for Colleton County parents who seek to have their child attend public school kindergarten or pre-kindergarten next school year (2017-18) will be held February 15-April 7.
Interested parents with children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 … Read the rest


Volvo representatives talk to Rotary Club | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two representatives from Volvo spoke at the Feb. 14 meeting of the Walterboro Rotary Club at the Veterans Victory House. Stephanie Mangini, corporate communications manager for Volvo Car U.S. Operations, and David McNair (second from left) of The McNair Group … Read the rest


The State of Colleton: Moving forward, looking back | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

County leaders share ‘The State of Colleton.’

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Governmental officials had a story to tell when they gathered in the ballroom of the Dogwood Hills Golf Course Thursday morning.
It was a story of partnerships and cooperation … Read the rest


FHE PTO cuts ribbon on renovated playground | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Forest Hills Elementary students could not contain their excitement last week when the ribbon was cut for their renovated and improved playground.
The Parent-Teacher Organization purchased six new swings, slides and a Spinami, an updated and … Read the rest


CPA students share the love on Valentine’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Prep Academy Student Council attended a Valentine’s party at the Veterans Victory House on Valentine’s Day with lots of food, punch and goodies for the veterans.  A DJ provided music for entertainment, and some veterans enjoyed dancing.
Colleton Prep’s … Read the rest


Wildlife sanctuary gets new sign | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary got a new sign at the intersection of Ivanhoe Road and Jefferies Boulevard on Monday. “This intersection and entrance to the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary is the most visible to residents and visitors passing through the city, … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Woman injured in knife attack
Walterboro police officers were called to a Harper Street home the afternoon of Feb. 17 after the resident was reportedly slashed by a knife.
As officers were traveling to the home, they were informed that … Read the rest


Making melodies | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Rossi has moved on, but Buddy and Carmine are resting comfortably in Cottageville.
Buddy was the first guitar Rossi made. He named the second one Carmine in tribute to his father.
Rossi, the name he gave … Read the rest


Lady Hawks lose in opening round of SCISA State Tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady War Hawks lost against Spartanburg Day School in the opening round of the SCISA State Basketball Tournament Friday evening. Colleton Prep finished the 2016-17 season at 5-14 overall and 4-8 in region … Read the rest


Cougar Baseball earns win over Stratford in scrimmage | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Varsity Cougar Baseball team participated in two game-like scrimmages last week in advance of the Diamond Classic Tournament. The Cougars also held the annual Chicken Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, after which they donated just over 40 … Read the rest


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