Monthly Archives: May 2017

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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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


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