Monthly Archives: May 2017

Dr. John Boyd Tennant | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

DR. JOHN BOYD TENNANT

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ALCOLU-Dr. John Boyd Tennant, Jr., 82, husband of Ann Campbell Tennant,

died at his home on Monday, May 8, 2017, with family by his side.

Born January 30, 1935, … Read the rest


Philip Miller | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

PHILIP MILLER

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RUFFIN—Mr. Philip Wayne Miller, Jr., 45, of Ruffin, passed

away Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born January 7, 1971 in Miami, Fla.,

he was a son of Michelle Riley Melanson and … Read the rest


Lori Miller | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

LORI MILLER

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RUFFIN—Mrs. Lori Ann

Butkiewicz Miller, 52, of Ruffin, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

Born June 23, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, she was a daughter of Daniel

and Joanne Andrako … Read the rest


Vincent Miller | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

VINCENT MILLER

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RUFFIN—Vincent “Vinnie” Philip Miller, 13, of Ruffin, passed away

Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Born November 27, 2003 in Honea Path,

S. C., he was a son of the late Philip … Read the rest


Hazel Morris | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

HAZEL MORRIS

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WALTERBORO—Mrs. Hazel Bazzle Morris, 70, of Walterboro,

entered into eternal rest Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Medical

University of South Carolina in Charleston. She was a daughter of

the … Read the rest


Merle Hiott Selvy | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

MERLE HIOTT SELVY

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WALTERBORO—Mrs. Merle Hiott

Selvy, 78, entered into rest Sunday morning, May 21, 2017, at her home

in Walterboro. She was the loving wife of the late Robert Lee “Bob”… Read the rest


Memorial Day ceremony Monday May 29 at waterfall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 22, 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.) In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will … Read the rest


UPDATE: Drowning victim identified | News | The Press and Standard

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

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 Carolina Department of Natural
Resource officers to Colleton State Park at Canadys.
The caller
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Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

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

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Dear Editor:

You may be aware that my JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ll be riding with hundreds of others who are committed … Read the rest


Hunting Island State Park reopens Friday May 26 | News | The Press and Standard

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

After more than seven months of recovery, most of  Hunting Island State Park in Beaufort County will reopen on Friday, May 26.  The park had been closed since October when it sustained significant damage from Hurricane Matthew.

The park will … Read the rest


New FOI bill will improve access to public records | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents.

For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed an FOI reform bill.  They … Read the rest


Food distribution Tuesday on Washington Street | News | The Press and Standard

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

Food will be given away Tuesday May 23 starting at 1 p.m. at the Lowcountry Community Action Agency, 319 E. Washington St.


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


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