Monthly Archives: April 2017

Engagement | Kelly Ann Preston and Shaun Williams | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Preston-Williams

Charlene Huff of Ruffin announces the engagement of her daughter, Kelly Ann Preston, and Shaun Williams, also of Ruffin, son of Jackie and Daryl Wilhely of Aiken and Larry Pitts Sr.

The bride-elect graduated from Walterboro High School.

The … Read the rest


Photos | Colleton Prep Prom Night | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton Prep prom was held April 21, sponsored by the junior class on the theme “Around the World In One Night.” King and Queen were Haley Wilson and Corey McMillan, right. Jennifer McMillan is junior class sponsor.

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Seals-Blake exchange marriage vows | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Maryann Seals and Steve Blake were married on Easter morning April 16, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Walterboro by Pastor Philip McNeal.

The bride is an attorney for Woodard and Butler Law Firm and also serves as the … Read the rest


Off the Field | Jessica LouAnn McDowell | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jessica LouAnn McDowell is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she plays softball for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Michelle and David McDowell of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Sandra and Harold McDowell and Phyllis and … Read the rest


Cleanup day held in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Eleven people participated in Saturday’s Great American Cleanup based at Saints Center Ministries. Three came and got supplies, while eight volunteered to pick up litter. Ceth Utsey and Ladson Fishburne picked up six bags of trash. “We encourage people to … Read the rest


Photos: Tour de Lowcountry 2017 | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The first event of the 2017 Rice Festival, the Tour de Lowcountry, went off without a hitch last Saturday. Eight-four cyclists traveled from as far away as Atlanta to ride the 66-mile course, starting in Walterboro … Read the rest


Career Expo held at CCHS | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by CINDY CROSBY

Colleton County High School held its annual Career Expo in the Auxiliary Gym last Thursday April 20 for juniors and seniors. Local agencies, private businesses and branches of the military were on-hand to answer career questions … Read the rest


CCHS holds Class of 2018 College Decision Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School, in conjunction with South Carolina GEAR-UP, hosted College Decision Day for the Class of 2018 last Tuesday April 18 in the Performing Arts Center.

The purpose of College Decision Day is to … Read the rest


CCSD recognizes educators for 75 years of combined service | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two teachers were honored for 75 combined years of service during the Colleton County School Board meeting held Tuesday April 18 in the Board Room located in the Colleton Annex Learning Center.

Queen L. Gilliard graduated … Read the rest


CCHS students qualify for FBLA nationals | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Twelve Colleton County High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students who attended the state competition March 17-19 in Charleston qualified to compete at the national competition this summer in Anaheim, Calif.

Charity Crosby, Montana Crosby and Al’Jaya Robinson … Read the rest


USC–Salk celebrates Earth Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The University of South Carolina–Salkehatchie students celebrated Earth Day last Thursday April 20, as part of the Introduction to Environmental Biology course with Dr. Martha McKevlin.

The students welcomed those in attendance stating Earth Day was … Read the rest


Railroad bonds fast tracked | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Advantageous market conditions had Colleton County fast tracking the issuing of bonds for the purchase of the former Hampton and Branchville rail line.

The morning of April 20 found Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin in Charleston, meeting with representatives of … Read the rest


Lyons gets scholarship to Winthrop University | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Savannah Paige Lyons of Walterboro has received a $36,000 academic scholarship to attend Winthrop University this fall.

A student at S.C. Connections Academy in Summerville, she will graduate high school a year early.

“I know academics aren’t spoken about much … Read the rest


Photos | Students hold special concert | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by BARRY MOORE

Colleton County Special Services students presented a talent show in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School on Friday morning. The program included music and dance from the 1960’s and 1970’s, as well as … Read the rest


County officials talk budget, 2017 looking positive | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

When it comes to county finances, the story remains the same. Any good news on the revenue side is generated locally, any bad news on the expenditure side tends to come out of Columbia.

Colleton County … Read the rest


Lady Cougars lose close game in round one

Posted on April 27, 2017 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Cougars lost a close game in round one of the SCHSL AAAA Softball Playoffs Thursday evening on the road against Chapin. Tied 3-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, Chapin managed to plate the go-ahead … Read the rest


Thigpen hurls shutout over Demons

Posted on April 27, 2017 10:10 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

In front of a standing room only crowd, Cougar southpaw, Michael Thigpen, hurled a 2-0 shutout over Lugoff-Elgin Thursday, April 27, to advance Colleton County into the District VIII Championship game scheduled to be held Monday evening at Cougar … Read the rest


CCHS tennis qualifies for playoffs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Boys Tennis team finished the season in fourth place in the region and qualified for the playoffs with a record of 2-6 in the region.  The boys’ tennis team secured a place in the playoffs by taking … Read the rest


CPA golf ties match with Patrick Henry | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton Prep Golf team traveled to Patrick Henry for a match Tuesday April 18. The teams finished in a tie. The results are as follows: Josh Crosby – 42; Jake Burttram – 49; Connor McMillan – 49; Jacob Barrett


JVs end season with shutout | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV Lady Cougar Soccer team finished its 2017 campaign on a high note last week with a 4-0 shutout over Berkeley. The JV squad led 3-0 at the half.

Sierra Obernaus scored three … Read the rest


Photos: CCHS Booster Club Golf Tournament | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Booster Club held its annual golf tournament Saturday at Dogwood Hills Golf Course. Results were not available at press time.

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The beach is back at Edisto | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The beach is back at Edisto Beach.

“We have a nice, wide beach,” Edisto Beach Town Manager Iris Hill reported late last week.

Hill said Marinex Construction Inc. is in the process of removing the equipment … Read the rest


Williams relieved of Allendale post | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County resident Leila Williams’ tenure as superintendent of the Allendale County School District has ended.

Following an executive session on April 19, the members of the Allendale County School Board voted to dismiss her from the post in accordance … Read the rest


Information sought on vandalism in Islandton | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the general public in their search for the identity of the culprits in a vandalism incident at Peniel Baptist Church, 37 Forks Road, in Islandton.

A member of the sheriff’s office … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer secures No. 4 seed in AAAA playoffs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County will travel to Lugoff-Elgin Monday May 1 for a 7 p.m. playoff game.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s Varsity Girls Soccer team placed themselves in a must-win situation for the Region 8-AAAA playoffs last week, after losing … Read the rest


New ambulance station in Smoaks? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

County wants to improve ambulance coverage in Smoaks area.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

A plan to place ambulance service in the Smoaks area, which has been circulating through county government for at least a decade, could be accomplished by the … Read the rest


Four-game week strains War Hawks | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Last week proved to be busy for Colleton Prep Baseball as they were scheduled to play four consecutive games in a row. The War Hawks dropped all four contests, including non-region games against Holly Hill Academy … Read the rest


Rice Festival arrives | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 42nd annual Rice Festival begins Friday on Hampton Street.

Friday’s event highlights include arts and crafts, vendor booths, the Rice Cooking Contest, Largest Pot of Rice, petting zoo, downtown entertainment in the city parking lot, Port Authority Band, the … Read the rest


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