Monthly Archives: May 2017

Cougar Football holds spring game | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Fans were able to take their first look at Colleton County Cougar Football Saturday evening during the annual exhibition game, marking the end of spring practice.

Saturday evening’s intra-squad game was the first official look at … Read the rest


Convicted murderer returns to court | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On May 25, 2006, Rodney Parker left the main courtroom of the Colleton County Courthouse facing a life sentence, without the possibility of parole, for his part in the slaying of an employee of a Colleton County business.

Eleven years … Read the rest


Groundbreaking Friday for new law enforcement center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The ceremonial shovels will be out Friday afternoon as Colleton County breaks ground on the most expensive county project covered by the voter-approved Capital Projects Sales Tax.

Officials will gather near the intersection of Mable T. Willis Boulevard and Hendersonville … Read the rest


Tomedolskey, Hiott compete in 66th South Carolina Open | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two local golfers, Mark Tomedolskey and Brandon Hiott, recently competed in the 66th South Carolina Open presented by Yamaha Golf Cars held on Dataw Island at the Cotton Dike course on May 22-23.

Despite four significant … Read the rest


CPA Athletics holds winter-spring awards | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy held its Winter-Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony last Tuesday May 23 in the gymnasium. The following awards were presented:

MS Boys Basketball: Most Valuable Player – Scott Fletcher; No Surrender – Tyler Johnson

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Suspect in Yemassee murder nabbed in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A suspect in a 2015 Yemassee murder is back in the Hampton County Detention Center.

On the afternoon of May 26, members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and U.S.. Marshal’s Service went to a home on Crosby Street in … Read the rest


Help needed in identifying suspect | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 31, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case in regards to the unlawful use of a credit card. Detectives from the sheriff’s office obtained video evidence from May 15 where an unidentified male subject unlawfully used a victims’ credit … Read the rest


Thigpen inks NLI to Newberry

Posted on May 30, 2017 4:04 pm by Cindy Crosby

Colleton County High School – Michael Thigpen, a five-year varsity starter for the Cougar Baseball team, inked a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for the Newberry Wolves, Tuesday, May 30, making a long time dream a reality.

THIGPEN

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Speedway petition being circulated | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 29, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Vic and Nicole Crosby of Cottageville are circulating this petition for a speedway in Walterboro. For information, see link below.

https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/petition-colleton-county-council-proposed-ace-basin-speedway.html


Former resident honored by University of Georgia | News | The Press and Standard

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

Former Walterboro resident Mack R. Cain, RLA LEED AP, was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Medal by the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design at its annual alumni event on April 21.

Cain, a 1975 graduate of UGA College … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

Remembering military service on Memorial Day

Dear Editor:

As Memorial Day approaches, I am reminded of where I was 18 years ago.  From the USS Kearsarge in the Aegean Sea, I made an amphibious landing in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1999.  … Read the rest


Everyone wants and needs to be loved | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Love comes to us in so many ways, but we have to be wise enough to know what real love is.

Many of us have fallen in love at some given point and time, only to find out that it … Read the rest


Piccolo Spoleto concert June 4 at St. Jude | News | The Press and Standard

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

This year for the first time, Walterboro will be part of Charleston annual Piccolo Spoleto events, thanks to Charleston resident Steven Rosenberg.

Mozart In Walterboro, part of Piccolo Spoleto’s Early Music Series, will be held at St. Jude’s Church on … Read the rest


South Carolina has largest number of wintering orioles for third year in a row | News | The Press and Standard

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

Long known for its hospitality to visiting Northerners, South Carolina can now claim to be the state where Baltimore Orioles feel most at home during the winter.

 For the third year in a row, South Carolina had the largest number … Read the rest


LCAA presents Entrepreneurship Awards to CCHS students | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Lowcountry Community Action Agency (LCAA) recognized three Colleton County High School students for top finishes in a recent competition designed for future leaders during last week’s Career Center Entrepreneurship Day.

Alejandra Rodriquez took home the top … Read the rest


Moms and sons: There’s something special there | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

For the last three years, my brother T-Bob has called me at 8:49 p.m. on April 25.

We actually talk/text all the time — amazing, considering how much we fought as children. He tried to trick me into drinking iodine, … Read the rest


CCHS presents 2017 Senior Awards | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School celebrated the Class of 2017 on Senior Awards Night held Thursday May 17 in the Performing Arts Center.

Joshua Cable, senior class dean, gave the welcoming address to students and parents, followed … Read the rest


Cornhole tourney raises funds for Family Life Center | News | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

Bedon Baptist Church hosted a cornhole tournament Saturday May 20.  The event offered good Christian fellowship, good food including Josh Westbury’s popular rice pilau and raised almost $900 for the church’s new Family Life Center.

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About People | The Press and Standard

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

Bowers graduates from TCL

Anita Bowers graduated in May from the Technical College of the Lowcountry with an associate degree in administrative office technology, diploma of administration. 

She received her certificate as an office assistant in 2016 and became a … Read the rest


Favorable forecast for 2017 shrimp season | News | The Press and Standard

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

America’s favorite seafood is back in season at South Carolina docks and markets.

Commercial shrimp trawling opened in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday May 24, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are … Read the rest


Blocker chosen state finalist in American Miss S.C. Pageant | News | The Press and Standard

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

Kiersten Riley Blocker, 8, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss South Carolina Pageant to be held June 22-25 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The pageant, for girls ages 7-9, awards $1,000 cash, a crown and banner, … Read the rest


Local Republicans attend state convention | News | The Press and Standard

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

The S.C. Republican Party held its annual convention Saturday May 13 at the convention center in Columbia.   The convention seated 800 delegates from the 46 counties.

The delegates from the Colleton County Republican Party included Janis Blocker, chair;  Lori Bell … Read the rest


School retirees honored | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County School District retirement and awards reception was held last week at Colleton County High School. Teachers, support personnel and retirees were also recognized at the school board meeting.

CCSD Teachers of the Year announced were Summer White, … Read the rest


Sporting a cure for cancer | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Relay for Life draws crowd
in support of cancer prevention.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE and CINDY CROSBY

“Sporting a Cure for Cancer” was the theme of this year’s Relay for Life of Colleton County held Friday … Read the rest


Business 4 Breakfast held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce held  Business 4 Breakfast on April 20 at Olde House Café. The program was presented by Vocational Rehabilitation about technology now available and used by voc rehab to assist prospective employees. From left, with … Read the rest


CCHS Edible Garden providing hands-on lessons on life | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

As the end of the school year approaches, Sharmain Brown’s special needs students at Colleton County High School are seeing the fruits of their hard work come to life as the garden just outside of their … Read the rest


Local residents attend boot camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Nineteen people from around the Lowcountry participated May 10 in a new Entrepreneurial Boot Camp offered by the Center for a Better South in Walterboro.

The class, taught by Earl Gregorich of the Columbia office of the S.C. Small Business … Read the rest


Photos: Johnsville holds 10th annual Mayfest | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 10th annual Johnsville Community May Fest was held last weekend at the Johnsville Community Center near Smoaks. Events included a parade, barbecue cookoff, vendors and gospel concert.

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