Monthly Archives: March 2017

Birth Announcement | Karly Rose Gordon | The Press and Standard

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

Tyler and Kitty Gordon announce the birth of their daughter, Karly Rose Gordon, born March 7 at 1:44 a.m. at Trident Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces.
Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Debrah Gordon from Summerville. Great-grandmother … Read the rest


Wild turkey benefit lures gobbler fans | Photos | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by Julie Hoff
Wyatt Kinard, 15, helped out by keeping tabs on raffle tickets at the National Wild Turkey Federation banquet, sponsored by the Salkehatchie Longbeards chapter, at the National Guard Armory on March 11. The benefit included food, … Read the rest


Fourth-graders complete animal education | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton Animal Commitment Education program held graduation for fourth graders at Forest Hills Elementary School last Friday. All students received a certificate of completion.
Winner of the Speuter Award for the best essay was Emma Drew. Her essay follows:… Read the rest


Vintage tractors on show | Photos | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by Julie Hoff
Cottageville’s annual Tractor Parade and Farm Festival enjoyed blue skies and breezes on March 12, when townspeople turned out to see a display of vintage tractors and horses. Afterwards vendors offered everything from funnel cakes and … Read the rest


CCHS students visit Charleston Air Base | News | The Press and Standard

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

On Thursday Feb. 23, a group of young men from Colleton County High School went to the Tuskegee Airmen Career Day in Charleston, the first time that a group of Colleton County students have attended this event at the Joint … Read the rest


Lumberjacks to return to this year’s Rice Festival | News | The Press and Standard

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

The All American Lumberjack Show will return to this year’s Rice Festival with a variety of entertainment in front of the courthouse on Hampton Street. Three shows will be held on both Friday and Saturday. The nearly two-hour shows feature … Read the rest


Council discusses grant funding | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro City Council prioritized projects eligible for Community Block Grant Funding at the March 7 meeting.
Number one priority would be funding for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, water and sewer lines as needed, and other public infrastructure and … Read the rest


Go to Burger King for lunch and see “Cops on Top” | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Walterboro Police Department are sitting on top of Burger King on Bells Highway until 7 p.m. today as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.

 


Wildlife walks begin Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The City of Walterboro and the Friends of the Great Swamp Sanctuary will hold the 2017 spring series of walks in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary. These events are open to the public with no fee.
 Dr. Eran Kilpatrick, a … Read the rest


Order Chick-Fil-A by Monday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The next Chick-Fil-A sandwich lunch will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Friday March 24 at Faith Baptist Academy, 64 Hendersonville Hwy. Orders must be placed by Monday March 20. Menu includes a regular chicken sandwich, potato chips and soft … Read the rest


Smoke in the Boro coming Friday and Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton Center and Coastal Electric Cooperative’s community assistance program, the Coastal Electric Trust Incorporated, (both 501(c)(3) organizations) are co-hosting the Fourth annual South Carolina Barbeque Association (SCBA) Cook-Off on Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18 at Coastal Electric’s … Read the rest


Colleton Prep’s Dash for the Decades | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Winners in the Colleton Preparatory Dash for the Decades last weekend were:

Kids 1-mile race winner: Blake Spears

15-to-18-year-old winner: John Fleming

First place runner overall division: Jamie Polk

First place walker overall division: Wendy Frank

First place runner masters … Read the rest


Middle School Lady Hawks building depth and developing talent | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

The CPA Middle School softball has been busy in March, playing three powerhouse teams early in the season. The young Lady Hawks have twice-faced Clarendon Hall’s JV team and taken on AAA powerhouse Laurence Manning. … Read the rest


Padgett’s bat leads War Hawks to first region win | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Baseball opened its regular season last week and would split region decisions with a landslide win over Hilton Head Prep and a loss to St. Andrews School.
Senior Nick Padgett drove in four runs … Read the rest


Health care on wheels coming to Colleton soon | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Dr. Youlanda Gibbs is “carrying the torch” for one of the causes the late S.C. Sen. Clementa Pinckney embraced during his time in state government.
Dr. Gibbs, founder and executive director of the Charleston-based non-profit Palmetto … Read the rest


Cougar Soccer gets first W of season against St. Johns | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

Colleton County Cougar soccer earned its first win of the season against St. Johns High School last Thursday March 9. Two days earlier, the Cougars lost to Battery Creek.

Against Battery Creek, Colleton County trailed … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer picks up win over Ridgeland-Hardeeville | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

The Lady Cougar soccer team earned a 7-0 win over non-region opponent Ridgeland-Hardeeville last Tuesday March 7. Colleton County is now 4-0 on the season and will enter region competition this week against Cane Bay … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

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

Police chase produces charges
A Walterboro man faces charges after his bid to elude custody ended with a wreck on St. Peter’s Road.
On March 13 at 10:30 p.m., a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol spotted a … Read the rest


Cougar Track and Field finishes third in Sumter Relay | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County boys’ track and field team finished third in the Sumter Relay held at Sumter High School Saturday March 11.
Key performances on Saturday included: Skye Brown and Austin Wright – first place in … Read the rest


Cougars earn region win over Cobras in 11 | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It took 11 complete innings for the Cougar baseball team to grind out a 5-4 region win over Cane Bay Friday evening – but win, they did. Colleton County is off to a 1-0 start in … Read the rest


Cops on Top of Burger King on Friday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro Police Department will help raise money for Special Olympics on Friday March 17 by hanging out on top of Burger King, 1103 Bells Hwy., from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.


Lows in low 30s again tonight | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Inland Colleton-
Including the city of Walterboro
712 AM EDT Thu Mar 16 2017

.TODAY…Scattered frost this morning. Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TONIGHT…Clear. Patchy frost after midnight. Lows in the lower
30s. … Read the rest


Indians eliminated from Region X tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

The University of Salkehatchie Indians were eliminated from the semi-finals during the Region X tournament following a 92-78 loss against Caldwell Community College last Friday March 10. The Indians finished 21-10 overall on the season … Read the rest


CPA JV Softball finishes second in SCISA Invitational Tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep’s JV softball team earned wins over Holly Hill Academy and Colleton County Middle School earlier in March, then went on to finish second in the SCISA Invitational Tourney in Sumter this past Saturday.
Against … Read the rest


Lady Cougar softball earns bracket championships at Pee Dee | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

DeWitt homers three times in PeeDee Pitch Off.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It was a big week for Lady Cougar Softball as they earned a win over Bluffton midweek, followed by a bracket championship in the PeeDee Pitch Off held … Read the rest


Two buried under cabbages after truck crash on I-95 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel had to dig through mounds of cabbage to find one man injured when the tractor-trailer he was riding in wrecked on I-95 the morning of March 10.
The two men in the tractor-trailer were traveling north … Read the rest


Cottageville gets clean audit | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

The Town of Cottageville received a clean audit for fiscal year 2016.
Bill Hancock, CPA, of Brittingham Group in West Columbia  told Town Council at its March 6 meeting that the firm “found no instances of … Read the rest


Ware hits grand slam in SCISA tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Lady Hawks go 3-2 on the day.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Hawk softball team competed in the SCISA Softball Tournament on Saturday March 11 in Sumter, going 3-2 on the day. Colleton Prep earned wins over Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate, … Read the rest


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