Monthly Archives: February 2017

War Hawks finish hoop season | 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 War Hawks finished the 2016-17 season last week with losses against region opponents Thomas Heyward (60-43) and St. Andrews Academy (43-27).
They posted a 1-19 overall record and went 1-13 in SCISA Region … Read the rest


School board hears CNT presentation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

The Colleton County School District met Tuesday Feb. 14 at the Colleton Annex Learning Center.

Superintendent of Education Dr. Franklin L. Foster gave a report to the board, which included dates for the SCSBA Convention … Read the rest


CCHS chorus sells chicken bog dinners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School Chorus member Carlyle Griffin delivers some of the 900 chicken bog dinners on Friday. Dinners were sold as a fundraiser for the chorus.


Lady Cougars eliminated by Crestwood | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougars were eliminated in a loss to Crestwood in round one of the AAAA playoffs last Tuesday Feb. 14.
Colleton completed the 2016-17 season in the No. 4 spot in Region 8-AAAA … Read the rest


Fireman rescues puppy | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Fire-Rescue Capt. Gary Nahrstedt walked out of a fire-damaged Friendship Street home with man’s best friend.
Firefighters were called to the home at 224 Friendship St. the afternoon of Feb. 16 and were able to quickly contain the … Read the rest


Cougars eliminated in round one of playoffs | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
Photos by JIM KILLIAN
The Colleton County varsity basketball team was eliminated from the AAAA playoffs following a 67-60 Round One loss to Hartsville on Wednesday Feb. 15.
The Cougars finished the 2016-17 season as the … Read the rest


Bells added to New Tech Network | News | The Press and Standard

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

CCHS exploring additions to Heath Science Academy.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District hosted a Lunch and Learn Tuesday Feb. 14 at Colleton County High School during which attendees learned about Cougar New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy (CNT) … Read the rest


Pressey wins AAAA Lower-State Wrestling title | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School sophomore Tyrese Pressey earned the AAAA Lower State Wrestling title in the 182-lb.-weight classification in the SCHSL Individual Lower-State Championships held this past weekend at Chapin High School.
Pressey (34-2) defeated Stephen … Read the rest


Cougar OC named head football coach for Waccamaw High School

Posted on February 22, 2017 6:06 pm by Cindy Crosby

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Cougar Football Offensive Coordinator and Cougar Soccer coach, Shane Fidler, confirmed he has been named to lead the Waccamaw High School Football program in 2017-18. Fidler, in his third year at Colleton County, also served as the Cougar’s recruiting … Read the rest


Grass fire threatens homes on Augusta Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Firefighters from Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the South Carolina Forestry Commission spent the afternoon of Feb. 16 containing a 10-acre field and woods fire in the 18900 block of Augusta Highway.
The first call reporting the fire came in at … Read the rest


Arrests made for burglaries | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An investigation into the working of a Colleton County burglary ring took another turn on Feb. 21 when investigators were able to recover items that showed the alleged members of the ring had also been operating in neighboring counties.
The … Read the rest


Early morning fire damages home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An early morning fire heavily damaged an Estates Drive home on Feb. 21.
Colleton 9-1-1 operators received several reports of smoke and flames coming from a residence located at 468 Estates Drive at 12:46 a.m.
An off-duty firefighter, who lives … Read the rest


Orangeburg suspects captured after chase | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Three Charleston County men attempting to flee arrest in connection with a reported armed robbery at an Orangeburg business got as far as Jefferies Highway and McLeod Road before being captured.
According to the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office, two of … Read the rest


Summer food service meeting Thursday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Office of Health and Nutrition will hold an informational meeting on the Summer Food Service Program on Thursday Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, located at 506 East Washington Street in Walterboro. Registration … Read the rest


4-H farm animal signup Friday at Tractor Supply | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Youth ages 5-19 who are interested in raising farm animals are invited to join the Colleton County Clemson Extension’s 4-H Livestock Club.
4-H Agent Dawn Stuckey will hold a pre-registration and information session on Friday Feb. 24 from … Read the rest


Friday last day to sign up for baseball/softball at Rec Center | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

This Friday, February 24th is the last day to register for baseball/softball.  Age requirements are listed below.  Registration fee is $70 and don’t forget your child’s birth certificate and insurance card.  We will be happy to make copies for you.… Read the rest


Flood recovery mobile intake center to visit county Feb. 28 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office will have a mobile intake center set up at the Colleton County Memorial Library at 600 Hampton St. on Feb. 28 to accept individual applications for housing recovery related to the October 2015 flood.… Read the rest


Walter Creel | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

WALTER CREEL

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COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. Walter Creel, Jr., 74, of Cottageville, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Trident Medical Center.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 am, Monday, February 20, … Read the rest


Clyde Risher | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Clyde Risher

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WALTERBORO-Mr. Holland Clyde Risher, 87, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 17, 2017 at Colleton Courtyard.

Funeral services were held at 3 pm, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at … Read the rest


Ronnie Groves | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

RONNIE GROVES.

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WALTERBORO-Mr. Ronald “Ronnie” Mitchell Groves, Jr., 51, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Hospice of Charleston in Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services were held at 3 … Read the rest


Kathryn Ritter Fennell | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

KATHRYN RITTER FENNELL

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WALTERBORO – Mrs. Kathryn Ritter Fennell, age 73, of Walterboro, entered into rest Sunday morning, February 19, 2017, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Funeral services will be … Read the rest


Andy Hiott | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

ANDY HIOTT

Care of Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO-– Mr. Andy Monroe Hiott, age 56, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, February 15, 2017, at his home in Walterboro.

Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock Friday morning, February … Read the rest


Summer food meeting Feb. 23 at museum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Office of Health and Nutrition will hold an informational meeting on the Summer Food Service Program on Thursday Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, 506 East Washington St. Registration will begin at 12:30 … Read the rest


Have you had a spiritual checkup? | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Every year, if you follow your doctor’s orders, you get a physical checkup. Throughout the year, the doctor may order other tests to rule out certain conditions based on the symptoms of the complaint that you report. Sometimes you may … Read the rest


Don’t judge that book by its cover | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Everyone knows the adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Yet I do exactly that, too often.
Confession is good for the soul, and I’m confessing that I sometimes look at someone’s outward characteristics and assume I know their … Read the rest


Birth Announcements | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

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

BO WILLIAM HIERS
David Hiers Sr. and Loretta Spinks of Walterboro announce the birth of a son, Bo William Hiers, on Tuesday Jan. 10 at 9:24 p.m. in Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. He weighed nine pounds, 13 ounces, and … Read the rest


Bird watchers asked to report painted bunting sightings | News | The Press and Standard

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

Bird watchers in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are being asked to help scientists learn where the eastern populations of Painted Buntings spend the winter. Anyone who sees these birds is asked to report their observations through the Cornell Lab … Read the rest


Wildlife Sanctuary sign to be dedicated Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


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