Monthly Archives: May 2017

Second suspect in Ruffin murders held without bond | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro woman facing five charges in connection with the Ruffin triple homicide on the afternoon of May 16 was ordered held without bond when she appeared before Colleton County Magistrate Sophia Henderson Friday afternoon.

La Shay Jaire Aiken, 19, … Read the rest


Law enforcement to be out in force this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety urges motorists to be aware of increased vehicle and motorcycle traffic this Memorial Day weekend, which signifies the start of summer travel.
AAA Carolinas is predicting that more motorists will be on the … Read the rest


Fire destroys Yemassee home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Two women were left homeless when fire swept through their home the afternoon of May 24.

Calls resulted in the Hampton County Fire Rescue, Hampton County EMS and the Yemassee Police Department being sent to the home at 3 Oak … Read the rest


Man convicted of abusing two teens | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man, who punished two teens by restricting food and forcing them to use a bucket as a toilet, has been convicted, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Ernest Ray Bailey, 56, was found guilty Wednesday of child … Read the rest


SouthernCarolina Alliance holds regional celebration | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 26, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The SouthernCarolina Alliance celebrated another successful year last evening at their Annual Regional Celebration held at The Atrium at the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie. Governor Henry McMaster was the keynote speaker.

Attending the event and representing Colleton County were … Read the rest


Victory House will hold Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Veterans Victory House will hold a Memorial Day Service on Monday May 29 at 11 a.m.

Guest speaker will be veteran Richard (****) Clarke.

Clarke graduated from West Point in 1961 and served 23 years as infantry officer with … Read the rest


Swanson family experiences joys and heartache in three generations of service | News | The Press and Standard

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

By JULIE HOFF

widdleswife@aol.com

The Swanson family of Walterboro has more than 110 years of combined military service spread over three generations — and it all started with a man called Pop-Pop — grandfather Lester “Andy” Anderson, who wrote love … Read the rest


Downtown Memorial Day ceremony Monday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The annual Memorial Day Celebration will be held Monday May 29 at 9 a.m. at the downtown waterfall plaza on Washington Street. Keynote speaker will be Maj. Lionel Blackman Sr., USMC (Ret.)

Major Blackman is from Mansura, La., and received … Read the rest


Band presents annual awards | News | The Press and Standard

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

Over 500 band parents, friends and family attended the 32nd  annual Band of Blue Awards Program, Thursday May 18th at the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School.  Band Director Tom Finigan, Associate Director Nick Infinger and Assistant Directors … Read the rest


Woman arrested in connection with Ruffin murders | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 9:09 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators are  arranging for a
Walterboro woman to returned from Aiken County to face five charges in
connection with the murder of three members of a Ruffin family on the
afternoon of May 16.
Thursday,
Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Stolen motorcycle brings charge

A Round O man was arrested on a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle after a motorcycle reported stolen in Broward County, Fla., was allegedly found in the man’s yard.

Someone allegedly reported that the … Read the rest


WSC U9 and U10 girls runner-up in Palmetto Academy Cup | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Walterboro Soccer Club’s girls Academy Teams recently competed in South Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s (SCYSA) Kohl’s American/Publix Palmetto Academy Cup held in Columbia May 6-7.

The U9 girls’ team finished as the tournament’s runner-up, dropping a … Read the rest


CMC volunteers honored | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center honored its volunteers with a banquet recently. The hospital has 53 volunteers and 17 chaplins on staff. In 2016, volunteers provided 8,283 hours to the hospital. Chumpy Penfield is volunteer director.


Cougar Football to hold spring game Saturday evening | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar football is wrapping up the first two weeks of spring practice and heading into the final practices before the annual spring game planned for Saturday May 27 at 7 p.m. at Cougar Stadium.

According to … Read the rest


Wade Hampton football coach is a happy man | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

David Keyes may be minus one leg and one toe, but he’s a happy man.

Three years ago, the Wade Hampton High School defensive coordinator got an infection in his right foot. Doctors in Athens, Ga., (where he was living … Read the rest


Graduation Walk 2017: Seniors return to hallways where it all began | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

As they prepare to go their separate ways following Saturday’s graduation, senior students donned their caps and gowns and walked through the hallways of Forest Hills Elementary and Bells Elementary Monday afternoon.

For many of them, … Read the rest


FBLA students raising money for national competition | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


Great Ballers basketball camp next week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


SCEMD releases 2-17 S.C. Hurricane Guide | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The S.C. Emergency Management Division is releasing the official 2017 South Carolina Hurricane Guide this weekend as part of this year’s S.C. Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD and partner agencies have updated the Guide for the 2017 hurricane season. It details … Read the rest


Overcoming the odds: Murray to hold book signing | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As a black child in Roadside in the 1930s, Dr. Samuel Murray faced seemingly insurmountable odds. But his life turned out to be a shining example of “we shall overcome.”

Living in a kind of poverty not conceivable today, Murray … Read the rest


Both gas station shooting suspects in custody | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The two men wanted in connection with the exchange of gunfire at a Hampton Street convenience store on the morning of May 12 are in custody.

Marcus Ray Goins, 24, of 120 Carlisle Lane, Cottageville was taken into custody by … Read the rest


Unemployment continues to fall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

It last happened over 16 years ago.

The latest unemployment numbers posted by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce showed Colleton County’s unemployment has slipped below four percent.

The latest numbers showed Colleton County … Read the rest


Police believe alleged shooter invited into home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators allege that the suspect in the murder of three Ruffin residents was invited to the home.

One of the murder victims, Phillip Miller, had reportedly invited Mar’Keith Chisolm, 19, of 2705 … Read the rest


Lowcountry Lightning 12U earns Diamond Wars Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Lightning 12U softball team, coached by Tiger Martin, had a solid spring season before kicking off its summer campaign this past weekend in the 6th Annual USSSA Spring In2 Summer Classic held in Lexington. … Read the rest


Reeves plays in North-South baseball | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Prep senior Christopher Reeves was named to the SCISA North-South All-Star Baseball roster last week. Reeves participated in Saturday’s All-Star game held at Patriot’s Park in Sumter, where his team won 7-3.


Truck tires pin woman in I-95 wreckage | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A five-car collision in I-95’s southbound lanes sent one of the vehicle underneath a tractor-trailer, pinning a female passenger in the wreckage.

The crash, May 22 at 1:41 p.m. near the 64-mile marker, resulted in 10 people sustaining injuries, but … Read the rest


Lady Hawks represent CPA on North-South roster | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Three members of the Colleton Prep Lady War Hawks participated in SCISA’s North-South All-Star Softball game held Saturday at Patriot’s Park in Sumter. Elizabeth Anne Dean, Meredith Ware and Anne Garrett Carter represented CPA on the … Read the rest


Thigpen named to North-South All-Star roster | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior pitcher Michael Thigpen has been named to the 2017 North-South All-Star roster by the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association. Thigpen represented the Cougars during the weeklong event on May 23-25 in … Read the rest


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