Monthly Archives: March 2017

Awards presented at school board meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by CINDY CROSBY

Jimmy Capers, custodian at Northside Elementary School, and Harvey Oliver, custodian at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center, shake hands with the Colleton County School Board members during the regular board meeting held Tuesday Feb. 21. TCTC … Read the rest


‘Pregnant’ robot helps improve birth outcomes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By BARRY MOORE
publisher@lowcountry.com
Only six hours after giving birth, Julie is resting comfortably in her hospital bed, attended by four Colleton Medical Center (CMC) nurses: Holly Hair, RN, Lindsey Benton, RN, Lorraine Bonner, RN, and Aleshia Kittrell, PCT. Attending … Read the rest


TCTC students create art for the birds | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by CINDY CROSBY
Ready for move-in day! The Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center’s Building Construction Cluster and Colleton County High School’s Art 3 and Art 4 classes recently completed a joint project to design, build and paint several birdhouses. … Read the rest


Lemacks appointed to city court post | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council has appointed Jay Lemacks to serve as the new associate judge for Walterboro Municipal Court.
Lemacks, appointed by council at their Feb. 21 session, replaces John Bryan.
Mayor Bill Young said it is rare to have an … Read the rest


CCMS hosts annual Go-Yard Tournament | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Middle School hosted its annual Go-Yard Tournament this past weekend at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Colleton Prep’s JV Softball team was crowned in the championship game against Berkeley Middle School (see related story … Read the rest


JV Lady Hawks earn Go-Yard Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Junior Varsity Colleton Prep Softball team went 4-0 in the Colleton County Middle School Go-Yard Tournament to earn the championship title over the weekend.
Against Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday evening, the JV Lady Hawks defeated the … Read the rest


Lady Cougars tie May River | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s Varsity girls’ soccer team scrimmaged May River High School Friday Feb. 16. The scrimmage, which ended in a 6-6 tie, was an early test for the Lady Cougars who scored three goals in the … Read the rest


Harriett Bonds appointed magistrate | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Harriett Bonds is set to become Colleton County’s newest magistrate.
On Feb. 6, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed off on Bonds’ appointment. The members of the Colleton County Legislative Delegation recommended Bonds to be named to the judicial position … Read the rest


City Council discusses solutions to trash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of Walterboro City Council talked trash at the Feb. 21 meeting. Ways to clear city streets of litter were a large part of the night’s discussion.
First up was local businessman Barnwell Fishburne, who told council members about a … Read the rest


Lee Edward “Redbug” Murdaugh Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. Lee Edward Murdaugh, Sr., known by all as the one and only “Redbug Murdaugh”, age 68, of Walterboro, entered into rest Wednesday afternoon, March 1, 2017, while surrounded by his family at the Roper Hospital in Charleston.… Read the rest


Bill to fix roads, raise gas taxes passes S.C. House and moves to Senate | News | The Press and Standard

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

House Speaker Jay Lucas (District 65-Darlington) issued the following statement after the House passed H. 3516, the SC Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act, by an overwhelming and bipartisan vote of 97-18. The bill will be given third reading tomorrow … Read the rest


John L. Mcelhaney, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

JOHN L. MCELHANEY, jr.

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WALTERBORO – Mr. John L. McElhaney, 70, of Walterboro, SC, husband of Mrs. Linda Bryan McElhaney, entered into rest suddenly on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Born in and a resident of … Read the rest


Hilton Hayes Hoover | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

HILTON HAYES HOOVER

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BARNWELL-Mr. Hilton Hayes Hoover, Jr., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017 at his residence.  He was 71.

Mr. Hoover was born January 7, 1946 in Fort Worth, TX, a … Read the rest


E. Frances Hiott | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

E. FRANCES HIOTT

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CANADYS-E. Frances Hiott passed away Friday evening February 10, 2017 at the St. George Health Care Center.  She was 89.

Frances was born in Colleton County September 6, 1927 a daughter … Read the rest


Guy Rufus Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

GUY RUFUS CROSBY

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HENDERSONVILLE-Mr. Guy Rufus Crosby, 86, of Hendersonville, entered into rest Wednesday morning, February 22, 2017, at the Veterans Victory House of Walterboro.

Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock Saturday … Read the rest


Jean Tisler Preston | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Jean Tisler Preston

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ROUND O-Mrs. Jean Tisler Preston, 79, of Round O passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Trident Medical Center.  She was the widow of Larry Dean Preston.

A memorial … Read the rest


Aimee Parris | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

AIMEE PARRIS

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Aimee Porter Harrison Parris entered into eternal rest February 9, 2017, after a brief illness.  She was a resident of Auckland Plantation in Colleton County and also resided in Ehrhardt … Read the rest


Wanda Davis | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

WANDA DAVIS

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ROUND O – Mrs. Wanda Sue Davis, age 64, of Round O, entered into rest Thursday, February 16, 2017, at River Oaks in Beaufort, after a long battle with cancer.  She was … Read the rest


I-95 accident claims a life | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A I-95 motorist lost his life early Thursday morning when his vehicle went off the roadway and struck a tree.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Corporal Matt Southern, the driver of a 2002 Ford Explorer went off the … Read the rest


Lady Cougars rally | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s Varsity Softball team scrimmaged Barnwell High School Tuesday Feb. 21 in preparation for the PeeDee Pitch Off Tournament scheduled for the upcoming weekend. The Lady Cougars came from behind to finish the game in … Read the rest


Lady Hawks outscore opponents 44-0 in JDA Preseason Tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep’s Varsity Softball team held its opponents scoreless over the weekend in the Jefferson Davis Academy Preseason Softball Tournament. The Lady Hawks defeated SCHSL Region 3-A Williston-Elko twice and SCISA Region 3-A Jefferson Davis to … Read the rest


‘Experiment’ will try to entice eatery to come here | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Want a Chick-fil-A in Walterboro? In March, you’ll have a chance to show your support.
Pastor Tony Jones of Faith Baptist Church and Academy has been working with the company’s officials in Charleston to arrange an “experiment” in Walterboro. Chick-fil-A … Read the rest


Jimmy Hiott named CEO of Colleton Medical Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center is proud to announce that Jimmy Hiott has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer.  Hiott has been serving as the interim CEO since December 2016.
Having been in healthcare for more than 26 years, Hiott … Read the rest


CCSD splits AD/Football Coach into separate positions | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dan Morgan, finalist, discusses process and late decision to split job.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District announced Monday Feb. 27 that the decision had been made to split the athletic director and head football coach positions … Read the rest


Unattended fires keep firemen jumping | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton firefighters were kept busy the afternoon of Feb. 26, coping with multiple woods fires that in some cases spread to nearby vehicles and buildings.
Firefighters prevented the flames from reaching several homes; however one home, a storage building and … Read the rest


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