Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pet of the Week | Howie | Colleton County Animal Shelter

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


Don’t forget postal food drive this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


Photos: CCHS PTSO holds teacher appreciation day | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Dr. Vonda Calcutt of the CCHS PTSO organized a teacher appreciation day last week during lunch break at the school. Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal, provided sandwiches for the teachers. Other sponsors donating prizes included Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative, Westbury ACE … Read the rest


Noise assessment on airport requested | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro-Colleton County Airport Commission has a request for an environmental assessment done on aircraft traffic at the Lowcountry Regional Airport on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting.

A letter from Walterboro resident Carol Black seeks an environmental assessment under Federal … Read the rest


Following the tornados: NWS confirms three tornados in county | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Officials of the National Weather Service office in Charleston have determined that Colleton County was hit by three tornados on the evening of May 4.

Bob Bright, a meteorologist with the NWS office, explained that the … Read the rest


Local women attend grant writing workshop | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Patrick Patterson of Global Partners for Fathers & Families makes a point during the grant training classes held by the Center for a Better South recently in Yemassee. In the background are participants Geneathea Williams, left, and Jessie Gooding, both … Read the rest


Brightwell leaving museum | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market Director Gary Brightwell is looking forward to a career change — she is setting her sights on being a “dedicated piddler.”

Brightwell is set to retire from the museum on June … Read the rest


Final pet education programs held for 2017 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 11, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

FoCCAS (Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter) held its final two pet education programs of the school year on May 1 at Hendersonville and Bells Elementary Schools.

Three fourth-grade classes participated at Bells and Taylor Ford, daughter of Shacora … Read the rest


Cottageville girl gets big surprise for her fifth birthday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 10, 2017 9:09 pm by The Press and Standard

Kylie Maxcey got a very special surprise to celebrate her fifth birthday last Friday — her uncle, Brandon Maxcey.

Brandon, who is a specialist in the Army, arrived home Friday from a one-year deployment to Korea. In spite of the … Read the rest


Video explores Walterboro’s creative placemaking | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 10, 2017 7:07 pm by The Press and Standard

Video shows county’s many positives.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

“Art of the Community-Colleton County” snuck out of the box a little early.

The video, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development to the five counties in … Read the rest


STORM STORIES: Two families tell about living through last week’s tornados | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 10, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The nightmare fades

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

“It was a nightmare.” That is how Steve Tibbs assesses the evening of May 4 and his encounter with the first of three tornados that hit Colleton County.

Steve and his wife, Connie, … Read the rest


American Legion Baseball to hold local tryouts

Posted on May 10, 2017 3:03 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

American Legion Baseball will be coming be making a comeback in Colleton County this summer with plans forming for at least one, but possibly two or more teams. Tryouts will be held Monday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at Read the rest


Coach Jacob E. Smith to hold “Little Cougar Basketball Camp”

Posted on May 10, 2017 2:02 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Coach Jacob E. Smith has announced he will hold the “Coach Jacob E. Smith Little Cougar Basketball Camp” June 26-29 at Colleton County High School Gymnasium from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.   

Participants will receive instruction from Coach Smith Read the rest


Post office food drive this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 8, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard


Being lonely doesn’t make you a loser, it make you human | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Psst. You. I’m talking to you.

Maybe you’re reading this in a Starbucks, on your phone or tablet.

Maybe you’re reading a hard copy in a waiting room, waiting to get a tooth filled.

Maybe you’re reading it a week … Read the rest


The loss of a child: How does the Christian help? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” Revelations 21:4 (ESV).

How do you tell this … Read the rest


Rice Festival | Parade | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Winners in the Rice Festival parade were:

Best Float – Non-Commercial

1 – CCMS Cheerleaders

2 – March of Dimes Ambassador

3- Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Best Float – Commercial

1 – Lowcountry CAA Early Headstart

2 – Double D … Read the rest


CCHS Chorus to present ‘Hello Dolly’ on May 12, 13, 14 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Chorus will present “Hello Dolly” on May 12, 13 and 15 at 7 p.m. in the Colleton County High School Performing Arts Center.

“Hello, Dolly” is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry … Read the rest


Rice Festival | Rice Cooking Contest | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Winners in the 2017 Rice Cooking Contest held Friday at Bethel U.M. Church were:

Main Dish

1 – Fellie Gardner, Rice Lasagna

2- Jan Pollard, Chicken Rice Casserole

Vegetable Dish

1 – Tiffany Fender, Tomato Pie

2 – Fellie Gardner, … Read the rest


Rice Festival | Faces | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Last spring wildlife walk Saturday May 19 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on May 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The final in a series of spring walks in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary, sponsored by the City of Walterboro and the Friends of the Great Swamp Sanctuary, will be May 13.

Charlie Sweat will guide the tour starting at 8 … Read the rest


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