Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hiers property seminar Monday April 17 in Ritter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Those who need help clearing title to heirs’ property or wanting to learn how to better manage their forested acres for more income can get help from the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation.

The center will hold education seminar on … Read the rest


Photos: Sheriff’s department holds annual Easter egg hunt | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Local children enjoyed hunting for eggs, visiting with the Easter Bunny and receiving prizes at the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday.

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Republicans hold convention, elections | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Janis Blocker was re-elected chair for a 10th two-year term.  Lori Beard was elected vice chair; Mary Anne Cannady, executive committeewoman; Becky Hill, secretary-treasurer at the Colleton County Republican Convention on April 6.
Eight delegates were elected to the state … Read the rest


State cracking down on underage drinking during April | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

South Carolina’s eighth annual “Out of Their Hands” Spring Blitz started April 1.  Strict enforcement coupled with a strong media message will run until April 30.  Coordinated by the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS), the … Read the rest


County Council fishing for funding for boat landing | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County officials are seeking signatures to address concerns about the condition of the dock at the Chehaw Boat Landing.
Colleton County currently has $160,594.66 sitting in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Water Recreation Resource Fund.
Every year, … Read the rest


Local Sears unaffected by closings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

With the recent news surrounding Sears Holdings Corporation, the Sears Hometown Store in Walterboro wants to assure local residents they are going strong and will continue providing the community access to the brands they love and need.
Sears Hometown locations … Read the rest


Chick-fil-A returns April 21 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Chick-fil-A lunches will return to Faith Baptist Church School on Friday April 21 from noon-1 p.m. Orders must be placed by Monday April 17. Call in orders and pay with a credit card to 843-538-2269.


It’s an Art Extravaganza!

Posted on April 13, 2017 8:08 pm by Cindy Crosby

cindyc4@yahoo.com
The Colleton County School District held their annual “Art Extravaganza” at the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School last Thursday, April 14. The elementary schools from within the county combined their chorus’ for a rousing and animated … Read the rest


Life is short…Eat the cake, buy the shoes and go to the Final Four! | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Dr. CRAIG WARD
Contributor
Hello, my name is Craig and I’m a “SPORTS-A-HOLIC.”
As an alumnus of the University of South Carolina, I have been in a little bit of a blue funk since that agricultural school in the … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Man captured after high speed chase
A Colleton County deputy patrolling in Islandton on April 5 spotted a small black Infinity going 90 mph in a 55 mph zone. As he turned to pursue the vehicle, the driver began passing … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Riley | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Apply by April 15 for Hamilton Scholarship | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Applications are being accepted for the Alneatha Salley Hamilton Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Hamilton was an award-winning veteran educator who spent 48 years teaching in the public schools of Colleton and Jasper counties.

Applicants must be graduating … Read the rest


Waiting for the pain of state pension shortfall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council joined every other county government in the state trying to minimize the pain they will feel from the state legislature’s bid to address a shortfall in the pension system.
Council members at the April 4 meeting approved … Read the rest


Lights and siren contract issued for county’s emergency vehicles | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

West Chatham Warning Devices Inc. was awarded a contact to supply lighting and equipment for the county’s emergency vehicles over the next three years at Colleton County Council’s April 4 session.
  Graham County Land Company, LLC was designated the … Read the rest


Cougars come out flat against Seahawks | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s varsity baseball team was shutout 6-0 by Hilton Head Tuesday April 4 on the road to fall to 10-6 overall and 6-2 in region play. The loss cost the Cougars – moving them into … Read the rest


Local runners win in Grits Festival 5K | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro residents Lucas Nettles (third from left) and Packy Burke (second from left) won first and second place, respectively, in the Grits Festival 5K Run held last weekend. Sandra Ferguson (second from right) finished in second place in the women’s … Read the rest


Hank Amundson named new assistant city manager | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hank Amundson of Walterboro was introduced as the city’s new assistant manager at the April 4 Walterboro City Council meeting.
Amundson served as the city’s economic development director from 2009-2012 and has since worked for the Lowcountry Council of Governments, … Read the rest


Cougar Soccer 0-7 in Region 8-AAAA | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County’s varsity boys’ soccer team lost 4-0 against Beaufort last Tuesday April 4 to fall to 0-7 in Region 8-AAAA.
The JV Cougars lost 9-0 against Stall March 28 and fell 2-1 versus Cane Bay … Read the rest


War Hawk Golf earns win over Holly Hill | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Golf team defeated Holly Hill Academy 186-198 on Tuesday April 4 at Dogwood Hills Golf Course.
Josh Crosby led CPA, shooting 42 on the day. Rounding out the War Hawk’s scoring were Jake … Read the rest


Man convicted of Round O murder charged in prison killings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Georgia man, who pled guilty to the murder of a Round O woman and her young son in 2010, now faces four counts of murder after a killing spree at a South Carolina high-security prison.
Denver Jordan Simmons, 35, … Read the rest


Simmons delivers walk-off sac in 1-0 win over Thomas Heyward | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Senior, Anthony Simmons delivered a sacrifice fly ball to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring Nick Padgett from third base and sealing Colleton Prep’s 1-0 win over Thomas Heyward on Tuesday April … Read the rest


Lady Cougars shut out Seahawks | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball team shut out the Hilton Head Seahawks 15-0 Tuesday April 4 to improve its record to 10-6 overall and 4-4 in region play. Due to inclement weather, the region game … Read the rest


Round O home heavily damaged in fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Round O home was heavily damaged by fire on the morning of April 8. Colleton County Fire-Rescue was called to the fire at 17721 Round O Road April 8 at 8:16 a.m., the caller reporting flames coming from the … Read the rest


Lady Hawks earn region win over Thomas Heyward | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Haley Wilson slams 3-RBI homerun against Williamsburg.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady War Hawk varsity softball team improved to 3-0 in Region 4-AA following a 5-4 win over Thomas Heyward last Tuesday April 4. Colleton Prep lost a non-region … Read the rest


Woman seriously injured in assault | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 67-year-old Walterboro woman was rushed to the Trauma Unit at North Charleston’s Trident Medical Center April 6 after she was severely beaten during an assault at her home.
Members of the Walterboro Police Department were called to an apartment … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer shuts out Stratford | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Varsity Lady Cougar Soccer team lost 4-2 to Beaufort in overtime last week, falling to 4-3 in Region 8-AAAA competition.  They then shut out non-region opponent Stratford 4-0 on Thursday, April 6 to … Read the rest


JV Lady Cougars pick up region wins | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV Softball team picked up region wins last week over Cane Bay and Hilton Head and tied Beaufort to improve its overall record to 5-5-1 and 5-1-1 in Region 8-AAAA.
Against Cane Bay, … Read the rest


Virginia murder suspect chased down, arrested in Walterboro | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Virginia murder suspect, possibly attempting to escape to Beaufort County, was taken into custody by Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Police Department personnel in the early morning hours of April 6.
On April 6 at approximately 2:50 a.m., … Read the rest


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