Monthly Archives: February 2017

Wildlife sanctuary sign to be dedicated | News | The Press and Standard

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


WHS Alumni City Prom held at Elks Lodge | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro High School Alumni City Prom was held Jan. 28 at the Walterboro Elks Lodge. From left are: Linda Smalls-Jordan, treasurer; John Singleton, vice president; Renee Rhodes-Jamison, secretary; Donna Lawton-Frazier, assistant treasurer; Gerard Setti, facility locator; Sabrina Ellison-Edwards, city … Read the rest


Multi-cultural program held at CCHS | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Black History and Multi-Cultural Program was held by the Ladies of Excellence in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School on Saturday Feb. 11.
This program celebrates not only black history … it celebrates all of the … Read the rest


About People | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

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

Cleland receives Gold Star
Cole Cleland was recently awarded a Gold Star for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel in Charleston.
Stars are awarded to students with a 3.7 or higher grade point average.
Cleland is the son of Morgan … Read the rest


Edisto Clerk of Court retires | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Shirley Simmons, clerk of court for the Town of Edisto Beach, has for the last 23 years performed the duties of the municipal court clerk and overseen the administration of the Municipal Court under the direction of Municipal Court Judge … Read the rest


Doctors join Edisto Ortho | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center has announced that Dr. James Marro and Dr. Charles Beemer have joined the hospital and the practice of Edisto Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
“I am very excited to welcome Drs. Marro and Beemer to Colleton,” said Jimmy … Read the rest


Local insurance agency turns five on Valentine’s Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Dylan Lamb
contributor
Five may be small numerically, but it has been a big milestone for a local insurance agency. Starting in an office building in Beaufort, Midtown Insurance Solutions relocated closer to its hometown of Walterboro., officially opening … Read the rest


Sanders awarded Rashee Hodges Memorial Scholarship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Jami Sanders, Hodges’ long-time friend and former teammate, was awarded the first-ever Rashee Hodges Scholarship for the spring semester at USC Salkehatchie.
USC Salk recently established the scholarship in memory of the former Indian basketball standout … Read the rest


Playoff Bound: Lady Cougars finish third in Region 8-AAAA | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

When Coach Perry Smalls was named head basketball coach for the Colleton County Lady Cougars on June 15, 2015, he planned on taking the struggling program and “building it day-by-day – every day.” He made it … Read the rest


CCHS retires Rashee Hodges’ No. 24 jersey | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School retired the No. 24 jersey of deceased basketball standout Rashee Hodges during halftime of the Cougar’s Senior Night game against Berkeley High School last Tuesday evening.
Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal of Colleton … Read the rest


Winter Guards win awards in Rock Hill | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Winter Guards performed this past weekend at the 2017 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Competition at Rock Hill High School.
The Band of Blue Varsity improved its score this week with a 57.10 and placed 6th out of … Read the rest


Overcoming life’s hardships through education | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
Jaime Overland’s story could be the life of many of Colleton County’s teens.
In 1999, she got pregnant, had a baby and dropped out of high school.
Many life stories end there with a family at … Read the rest


E-filing comes to Colleton courts | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Feb. 7, Colleton County became the 15th South Carolina county to roll out a new electronic system for handling court documents.
On that day, attorneys and other court officers began using e-filing to file court documents with the Court … Read the rest


Cougar Softball goes 3-1 in Grand Slam Jam | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Softball Program could not have asked for a nicer day for the annual Grand Slam Jam held this past Saturday at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Sixteen teams competed in the … Read the rest


County Council releases $4 million for Edisto | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council approved altering the joint county industrial park agreement between Colleton and Hampton counties to add JGBR-Walterboro Corporation’s new facilities on North Jefferies Boulevard to the county’s industrial park area.
The designation opens the way for JGBR-Walterboro, a … Read the rest


A “Paige” in the books for Cougar Baseball | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Coach Jermale Paige made his coaching debut last week at the helm for Colleton County High School Cougar baseball.
The Cougars came out strong against Wade Hampton in the scrimmage-like game, earning a 12-1 win over … Read the rest


Former post office still holds mural painted in the 1930s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Mary Anne Cannady knew she was purchasing much more than a building in 1985 — she was purchasing a piece of Walterboro history.
In 1985, the U.S. Postal Service opened its new facilities at 333 E. … Read the rest


Cougars claw home playoff berth | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

An 11-year absence from the SCHSL AAAA playoffs came to an end last week when Colleton County finished runner-up in the realigned Region 8-AAAA playoffs – earning a home berth for round one of the 2016-17 … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Good Samaritan robbed
A Glen Street man called the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 10 about 2:30 a.m. to report that he had just been robbed at gunpoint.
The man said he had been at home when a woman arrived … Read the rest


Tuten double-doubles on Senior Night to lead Lady Hawks | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks have rallied in the second half of their region schedule and they are hoping to grab the No. 4 seed in the 2017 SCISA AA State Tournament, scheduled to be Feb. … Read the rest


War Hawks earn first win of season | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity basketball team claimed its first win of the season in a 59-57 decision over Beaufort Academy last Wednesday evening. Originally scheduled to played Tuesday evening, the game was moved to Wednesday at … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on February 16, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


14 and Counting: Indians’ home win-streak continues | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Salkehatchie Indians turned it up a notch on Saturday. Not only did Salkehatchie improve its home-win streak to 14 straight games, but also managed to hand the NJCAA Men’s Division I nationally-ranked No. 16 team, … Read the rest


Kindergarten registration starts | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 10:10 am 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


Three-vehicle crash sends two to hospital | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Bells Highway and Robertson Boulevard sent two people to Colleton Medical Center for treatment. Public safety personnel were sent to the intersection Feb. 14 at 7:10 a.m.

A 19-year-old female was transported by … Read the rest


Rice Festival 2017: T-shirts on sale, new events planned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

It’s that time of year again. T-shirts for the 42nd annual Colleton County Rice Festival are now on sale for businesses wanting shirts with their logo on the sleeves. Shirts will go on sale to the public April 1.
This … Read the rest


Colleton’s success leads to I-95 work in Jasper County | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
South Carolina Department of Transportation’s proposal to embark on a multi-million-dollar proposal to remove trees from Jasper County’s I-95 corridor is based on the first steps taken in Colleton County.
In 2011 the South Carolina Department … Read the rest


Valentine’s Day: Love has no ending for Padgett | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 16, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The family and friends of long-time Belk’s employee Katelyn Padgett were determined to make sure a long-standing anniversary tradition continued after her boyfriend, Wayne “Pedro” Bennett, was killed in a shooting in Adam’s Run last October. … Read the rest


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