Monthly Archives: May 2017

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


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


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