Monthly Archives: May 2017

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


Truck driver injured in crash | News | The Press and Standard

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

An adult male received non-life threatening injuries after his truck left the roadway in the 6900 block of Lowcountry Highway near Black Creek Road May 23 at approximately 3:40 a.m.

The southbound truck, hauling produce, drove down an embankment and … Read the rest


WSC Warriors finish runner-up in Publix Palmetto Cup | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Walterboro Soccer Club (WSC) U9 Warriors recently completed the spring season, finishing third in the S.C. Youth Soccer Coastal League Division. The Warriors finished with an overall record of 12-11-1.  Emerson Melgar led the team … Read the rest


Bridge replacement planned over Remich Swamp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announces a bridge closure on S-15-233-2 at Peniel Road crossing Remich Swamp. The bridge will be closed from June 12 through Sept. 1 to perform a bridge replacement.

A detour route will be posted … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Pet | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on May 24, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


Memorial Day ceremony Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


Photos: The Sound of Worship | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Voices of Colleton Community Choir, directed by Scott Davis, and the Colleton County High School Gospel Choir, directed by Byron Addison, presented a concert “The Sound of Worship” on Sunday May 21 at the First Baptist Church.

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Tornado Watch issued until 6 p.m. | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

From Colleton County Emergency Preparedness:
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 263 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA

ALLENDALE BEAUFORT

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Funeral arrangements for Martin Rashad Capers | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 24, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Martin Rashad Capers, 16, of Colleton County transitioned to eternal rest on May 21. A private viewing only will be held Thursday. A homegoing service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Walterboro Christian Center.

Martin was born on July … Read the rest


New bus director, FHE assistant principal announced | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Dr. Franklin Foster has announced that effective May 30, Gary Bradley will be employed as the district’s director of student transportation.

Bradley is currently serving as the operations supervisor of student transportation in Beaufort County School District. Additionally, he was … Read the rest


School district releases statement in drowning death | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District family is deeply saddened and mourns with the Colleton County High School family the loss of Martin Rashad Capers, an 11th grade student at Colleton County High School.

Martin was always quick with a smile … Read the rest


Two arrested in Orange Story shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 23, 2017 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

On May 22 at 7:45 p.m., Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, apprehended Marcus Ray Goins in the Cottageville area of Colleton County. Marcus Ray Goins was wanted on warrants for … Read the rest


Piccolo Spoleto concert to be held at St. Jude’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

MOZART IN WALTERBORO, part of Piccolo Spoleto’s Early Music Series, will be held at St. Jude’s Church on June 4 at 3 p.m. The program will include the complete “Eine kleine Nachtmusick” and other masterpieces for chamber. Tickets are $16 … Read the rest


Angela Christina Powell | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

ANGELA CHRISTINA POWELL 

Care of Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation 

Angela Christina Powell, 39, of Walterboro, S.C. passed away May 7, 2017. She was born on September 5, 1977 in Columbia, S.C. to Johnny and Mary (Gore ) Powell .

In addition … Read the rest


Howard Aiken | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

HOWARD AIKEN 

Care of Allen Funeral 

WALTERBORO—Mr.Howard Aiken, 50, of Carn St. died Monday, May 15, 2017 at the family residence on Bonne St. in Walterboro, SC. Funeral arrangements are pending. Allen Funeral Home of Walterboro in charge

THE PRESS … Read the rest


Wayne Lucas Guilford | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

WAYNE LUCAS GUILFORD

Care of Hatcher’s Funeral Home

Wayne Lucas Guilford, son of the late Ernest and Mary (Dewitt) Guilford,

passed away peacefully at home with his wife and two daughters on

May 12. Wayne, a Walterboro, SC native, was … Read the rest


Herman Goodman (Tubby) Crosby Jr.

Posted on May 22, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

HERMAN GOODMAN (TUBBY) CROSBY JR.

Care of Zipper’s Funeral Home

Herman Goodman (Tubby) Crosby Jr. will be celebrated in life,

Saturday, June 3rd at Sandy Dam Methodist Church in Mashawville,

S. C. We miss his presence in our lives and … Read the rest


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