Monthly Archives: May 2017

Drowning under investigation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 21, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The investigation continues into a drowning at the Colleton
State Park this morning.
Today at approximately 11:40 a.m., a call to the county’s emergency
dispatch center sent members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office,
Colleton County Fire-Rescue and South
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Homicide victim identified | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 21, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The body of a man found on Wiggins Road in the Green Pond area has
been identified.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that the homicide
victim has been identified as Prince Polite, 19, of Hughes Road in
Johns Island.
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Graduates, savor the important moments | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

In just a few short days, the Class of 2017 from Colleton County High School and Colleton Preparatory Academy will take that ultimate walk across the stage for which they and their parents and guardians have been preparing for 13 … Read the rest


Photos: Veterans Victory House car show | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

 The annual Veterans Victory House Car Show was held last Saturday for residents of the Veterans Victory House and the public.

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Please don’t nuke the bees | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by JULIE HOFF

The latest buzz. These warning signs were spotted on property across from Cottageville Elementary School last week. Earlier this year, thousands of honey bees died in Dorchester County after county officials authorized airborne pest mitigation in … Read the rest


Sorority holds 16th biennial cotillion | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Saturday April 29, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, held its 16th Biennial Cotillion in Walterboro.

The cotillion is the sorority’s opportunity to present to the community young ladies who are demonstrating leadership traits through … Read the rest


Tales from the tarmac: Flying is interesting | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

I love to fly. Or I used to. Now I wonder if I should take a martial arts class before my next flight.

My brother, T-Bob, has flown for a commercial airline for 31 years. I used to accuse him … Read the rest


Birth Announcement | Isaac Anthony Ponds | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

ISAAC ANTHONY PONDS

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph (Judy) Ponds of West Columbia announce the birth of their son, Isaac Anthony Ponds, born on March 20, 2017, at home in West Columbia. He weighed eight pounds, four ounces, and was 21 … Read the rest


Blood drive nets 50 pints of blood | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The First Baptist Church Blood Drive on May 8 brought in 63 possible donors and 50 pints of blood.

Those coming to donate included: Andrea Sanders, Renrick Brathwaite, Sandy Carroll, Melissa Carroll, Bill Weeks, Timothy Smyly, Ashley Amundson (one gallon), … Read the rest


CCHS Chorus presents Hello, Dolly! | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Choral Department, directed by Stephanie Drawdy, presented its spring musical “Hello, Dolly!” on May 12, 13 and 15 in the Performing Arts Center.

The musical is based on the play “The … Read the rest


Local girl tapped for diabetes event | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF

widdleswife@aol.com

Cameron Shephard has Type 1 juvenile diabetes, but it doesn’t have her.

She tackles the disease with matter-of-fact confidence, and has since she was diagnosed at age 7.

Cameron, now 13, is the daughter of David … Read the rest


Photos: Fishing Rodeo | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources held its Colleton County Fishing Rodeo at Gladys Whiddon Park in Forest Hills on Saturday.

SCDNR staff arrived at 8 a.m. to start set up and found people already in line wearing rain gear. A … Read the rest


Photos: Postal food drive collects nearly 17,500 pounds of food | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

U.S. Post Office employees in Walterboro collected about 17,500 pounds of food during the 25th annual food drive held last weekend. All donations from Colleton residents are given to local food banks.

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Walterboro woman turns 100 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Faye Crosby Ulmer Bond, a life-time resident of Walterboro, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 22.

For over 30 years, Bond operated Faye’s Grocery and Gas on Highway 64.

In 2016, she moved to Wilson, N.C. to be near her … Read the rest


CCHS students tour Boeing | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Friday April 28, a group of interested Colleton County High School students in the various career clusters went on the Dreamlearners Tour at Boeing South Carolina.  The tour gave the students a  look into the overall operations of Boeing.… Read the rest


Veterans can get help with healthcare | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JANET SMITH

jdsmith@colletoncounty.org

On April 19, President Trump signed a law that removes the Aug. 7, 2017, expiration date and allows VA to utilize funding dedicated to the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) until it is exhausted.

The VCP is … Read the rest


Orangeburg painter is artist of month at museum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Orangeburg painter Elsie Lewis Fogle has been selected as the Colleton Museum’s Artist of the Month for May.

This is Fogle’s story, in her own words.

I am privileged to have been born in the most beautiful state in the … Read the rest


Youngsters receive First Communion at St. Anthony’s | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Receiving First Communion at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on April 7 were Ruby Morales, Jimena Cadena, Daniel Cadena, Joseph Arkin, Emma Marin, Emmanuel Tavera Servin, Perla Morales, Carlos Soto, Abigail Hernandez Reyes , Jasmin Soto, Jasmin Hernandez Reyes , Esmerelda … Read the rest


Coach Jacob E. Smith to hold ‘Little Cougar Basketball Camp’ | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School Head Basketball Coach Jacob Smith announced his “Little Cougar Basketball Camp” June 26-29 in Colleton County High School gymnasium from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.

Participants will receive instruction from Coach Smith … Read the rest


UPDATED: Murder suspect in custody | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and agents from the
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division took Kenneth Markeith Chisolm,
19, of 2705 Clover Hill Rd., Green Pond, into custody on three counts of murder on May 18 in the
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Historic preservation awards presented | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by LORI BEARD

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presented its annual awards last week at Pineland Plantation near Walterboro.

The William Lowndes Award, given for the rehabilitation of a historic property that seemed destined for destruction, was … Read the rest


30-Hour Famine: Feeding the soul, not the body | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The youngsters participating in Living Word Church’s 30-Hour Famine last weekend celebrated the end of their fast with communion.

Communion was followed with a fast-breaking dinner of barbecue, rice (both red and white) and vegetable soup … Read the rest


Memorial Day celebration downtown on May 29 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


CCHS holds career fashion show | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Career Center of Colleton County High School sponsored its first annual Career Fashion Show on May 9. The theme for the event was “Dressing for Success.”

The purpose of the event was to help inspire the young ladies of … Read the rest


Sign up for summer food program | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children ages 8-18 without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, ***, age or disability, and … Read the rest


Seized gamecocks’ days are likely numbered | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Animal and Environmental Control Director Reggie McNeil suspects he’s going to be faced with just one option in the handling of the gamecocks his agents seized during the May 13 raid on a cockfighting operation in the Cottageville … Read the rest


CCHS’ Tennis season ends | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Boys Tennis Season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs with a loss to Darlington High School.

“It took a little while for my kids to start feeling comfortable with being in the … Read the rest


Farmers Market now open on Tuesdays and Saturdays | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY

OPENING DAY AT THE MARKET. Albert Pressley made the trip from Islandton to Walterboro the morning of May 13, ready to sell some of his root crops and collards as the Farmers Market opened for the … Read the rest


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