Monthly Archives: May 2017

Walterboro man has new lease on life after new Parkinson’s treatment | News | The Press and Standard

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

Vic Still is wired — literally.

The 62-year-old Walterboro man recently had a “brain pacemaker” implanted to help control his symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The procedure involves implanting a stimulator in his chest, which is attached to an electrode in … Read the rest


Bennetts Point gets an official place in history | News | The Press and Standard

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

The afternoon of May 13, Bennett’s Point’s place in Civil War history was finally recognized.

A historical marker, entitled “Destruction of the Boston,” was placed near the scene of the battle between the Confederates manning Chapman’s Fort and the Union … Read the rest


Reeves signs with USC Sumter | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

A dream came true for Colleton Prep senior Christopher Reeves on Friday morning as he signed his intent to continue his baseball career as a Fire Ant at USC Sumter in the fall. The Fire Ants … Read the rest


Lady Hawks celebrate seniors | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity softball team saw its season come to an end following a 14-11 loss to Robert E. Lee in double elimination play during the SCISA State Softball Tournament this past weekend at Patriot’s … Read the rest


Apply now for sheriff’s summer youth camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 18, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Sheriff R.A. Strickland’s fourth annual summer youth camp will be June 12-16 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Bonnie Doone Plantation and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Application deadline is June 2, and a limited number of slots are available. Applications … Read the rest


Three dead, one wounded after Ruffin shooting | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The residents in the 21000 block of Lowcountry Highway were out of their homes, talking quietly among themselves, watching as safety forces worked the crime scene at the little white house at 21785 Lowcountry Highway the … Read the rest


JV Lady Hawks finish 19-2-1 on season | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

In the season finale, the Colleton Prep JV Softball team defeated Andrew Jackson Academy 11-3 to improve its 2017 overall record to 19-2-1. Their only loses this season were recorded early against Marlboro Academy during the … Read the rest


Photos: Colleton Prep seniors sign with colleges | Sports | The Press and Standard

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


Skye Brown crowned AAAA State Champion in discus | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Skye Brown was crowned as the AAAA State Champion in discus during the 2017 SCHSL Track and Field State Championships held Friday May 12 at Spring Valley High School.

With a … Read the rest


Update: Deputies arrest 31 at cockfight | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

There’s over 65 years of law enforcement experience in this room, Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland said as he discussed the May 13 raid of a Cottageville cockfight. In the room were Strickland, Chief Deputy Buddy … Read the rest


Body found in Green Pond | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are on Wiggins Road, collecting evidence at the scene of an apparent body drop.

Today at approximately 1:26 p.m., an employee of a logging company called emergency dispatch to report that a … Read the rest


Man sought on multiple charges after shooting, chase | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office would like to catch up with a Colleton County man. So would the South Carolina Highway Patrol. And maybe Orangeburg County law enforcement.

The sheriff’s office began searching for Marcus Ray Goins, 24, of 120 … Read the rest


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

Posted on May 17, 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 will represent the Cougars during the week-long event scheduled for May … Read the rest


Fire damages Green Pond Highway apartments | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Three families were forced out of their Green Pond Highway apartments when fire struck the afternoon of May 10.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the structure containing four apartments at 2275 Green Pond Highway May 10 at 2:48 p.m.… Read the rest


Photos: Spring practice underway for Cougar Football | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Spring practice began last Wednesday, May 10 for Cougar Football under the leadership of new Head Football Coach Coby Peeler. Practices will be held Wednesday through Friday for the next two weeks.

The annual Cougar Spring … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Pet sale goes wrong

A resident of Yemassee called the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office the afternoon of May 10 to report that a Florida couple had walked off with her pet monkey and $2,500 in cash.

The woman explained she … Read the rest


Ladders needed to retrieve car crash victim | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Paramedics working to free a 22-year-old Beaufort County man from the wreckage of his pickup truck needed to get off the ground.

The man, who suffered multiple traumatic injuries in a single-vehicle crash in the 4300 block of Green Pond … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Duke | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on May 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


New principals announced for Forest Hills, Hendersonville announced | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday May 16 to accept the two following recommendations for administrative positions presented by Franklin L. Foster, EdD, superintendent, for the 2017-18 school year.

• Amy Liebenrood, Principal, Forest Hills Elementary … Read the rest


Update: Names released in Ruffin shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 17, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter has released the names of the three people killed in yesterday afternoon’s shooting at 21785 Lowcountry Highway in Ruffin.

They are Vincent Miller, 13, and his parents Phillip Miller and Lori Miller. The preliminary … Read the rest


Shooting update | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 16, 2017 7:07 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult male, adult female and teen/pre-teen male are dead and a younger female shot about 4:30 p.m. in a white frame one-and-a-half story house on Lowcountry Highway in downtown Ruffin. The girl was transported to medical facilities.

Sheriff Andy … Read the rest


Three reported dead, one injured after shooting in Ruffin | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 16, 2017 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

Three are reported dead, one enroute to the hospital, after a shooting in downtown Ruffin about an hour ago.

Highway 21 (Lowcountry Highway) is completely blocked off about 150 feet on the post office side of the railroad tracks. The … Read the rest


Information sought in burglary in Cottageville | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 16, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying this person of interest, who was captured on camera on May 7 at a residential burglary in Cottageville, case number 17-2211.

If you have seen this person or … Read the rest


Seventeen still in custody after cockfighting raid | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Seventeen of the 31 people arrested when the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office raided a cockfight at 756 Sullivans Ferry Road in Cottageville remain behind bars.

The 17 still in custody are being held at the request of the Immigration and … Read the rest


Carl Edward Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

CARL EDWARD CROSBY 

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home 

WALTERBORO:Mr. Carl Edward Crosby passed away at his home Sunday evening, April 17, 2017 after an extended illness, under the care of Hospice of Charleston. He was 76.

Carl was born in … Read the rest


Phyllis Savela | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

PHYLLIS SAVELA 

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory 

COTTAGEVILLE—Phyllis B. Savela, 81, of Cottageville, S.C., passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017, with her loving family by her bedside.

Arrangements by Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home … Read the rest


Leonard Newton | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

LEONARD NEWTON 

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WALTERBORO—Mr. John Leonard Newton, age 90, entered into rest Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at the Veteran’s Victory House in Walterboro.

Funeral services were conducted … Read the rest


Virginia Olga Culpepper White | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 15, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

VIRGINIA OLGA CULPEPPER WHITE 

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home 

WALTERBORO—Virginia Olga Culpepper White died peacefully on May 9, 2017 at Pruitt Health Care Center in Walterboro, SC.

Virginia was born on February 15, 1923. She was the daughter of the … Read the rest


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