Monthly Archives: June 2017

Military career and resource fair held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Military Career And Resource Fair was held Wednesday June 21 at the Walterboro National Guard Armory. Veterans, active/retired service members and family members had the opportunity to talk with local employers, state agencies and organizations that provide military and … Read the rest


Gullah Caribbean Connection Festival | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by GEORGE SALSBERRY

Aunt Pearlie Sue leads the Gullah Kinfolk during the Beaufort-based group’s Saturday afternoon performance at the Gullah Caribbean Connection Festival,  which was held June 23 and 24 at the Colleton Middle School’s track.

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Harrigal SCDNR’s Employee of Year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Once a year, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) names an exceptional employee from each division and an overall employee as Employee of the Year. Winners are nominated by people within their divisions and are chosen by division … Read the rest


Colleton NAACP honors attorney George Cone | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright

abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com

On this past Saturday evening, the Colleton County Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 32nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Colleton County Middle School. Dr. Queenie L. Crawford, mistress of ceremonies and executive director of … Read the rest


Holiday weekend weather | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency:

Inland Colleton-

Including the city of Walterboro

3:05 PM EDT Fri Jun 30 2017

.TONIGHT…Cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers

likely, mainly this evening. Lows in the mid 70s. South winds … Read the rest


Another gang member to face prison time | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man will spend at least 10 years in a federal prison for his role in the criminal activities of a Walterboro-based street gang.

Devin Brown, aka “Deno Badazz,” 23, of Walterboro was convicted of violent crime in aid … Read the rest


New DUI liability bill goes into effect July 1 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Families across South Carolina have scored a big win with the passage of S.116, known as the Dram Shop bill. The new law goes into effect tomorrow (July 1st) leading into the July 4th holiday, when there is an increase … Read the rest


Love’s Travel Stops to build facility in Hampton County | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. will create approximately 60 jobs
at a new travel stop to be constructed at Exit 38 on I-95 in Hampton County.
The 11,000-square-foot Love’s Travel Stop will include a Hardee’s restaurant
and Love’s … Read the rest


Citadel Club awards scholarships | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Citadel Club hosted its annual Cadet Send-off on Saturday June 24 at the Dogwood Hills Golf Club in Walterboro.

The Cadet Send-off is traditionally the last event hosted by the Citadel Club before the cadets move back … Read the rest


Leaving a legacy in an ‘old rugged cross’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 30, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Billy and Ree Padgett, long-time Walterboro residents, recently completed a labor of love that will touch many future generations — leaving a legacy of faith, love and honor in the form of an old rugged cross.… Read the rest


Reed gets RHS Alumni Scholarship | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Imani Reed was presented the 2017 Odessa Stephens Memorial Scholarship on Saturday June 24 at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

Reed is a 2017 Colleton County High School graduate and the granddaughter of Lula Stephens Smalls (RHS Class of 1953). … Read the rest


Harvey honored for an act of kindness | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey was shocked when he heard his name called by Dennis Fowler, president of the South Carolina Coroners’ Association, at the group’s annual awards banquet at Pawley’s Island recently.

Fowler called Harvey forward to present him … Read the rest


Walterboro man gets five years in prison | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was ordered to serve five years in prison when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court on three criminal charges.

Alvin Walling, 41, of Walterboro, pled guilty to charges of grand larceny, possession of methamphetamine and … Read the rest


Local runners compete in Watermelon Festival 5K in Hampton | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Local runners participating in the Watermelon Festival 5K in Hampton on June 21 were:

  •  Trevor Wilson, son of Dwayne Wilson, 5K Top Males Overall, third, 19:08.7;
  •  Packy Burke, Male 30-39, second, 20.38.5;
  •  Craig Wiltshire, Male 30-39, third, 20.52.4;
  •  Lucas Nettles,
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Local man proposes city skate pad, splash park | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Eddie Rumfelt is excited about the new splash pad at the Rec Center — but he has bigger plans in mind.

Rumfelt wants the city to build a combination splash pad and skate park — something to accommodate both youngsters … Read the rest


Superheroes visit Summer Reading Program | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A number of superheroes visited the youth attending the Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program last week.


Gas tax goes into affect July 1, SCDOT overview of project plans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

SCDOT has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state. The foundation of this mission begins on Saturday July 1 when the Roads Bill passed by the General Assembly … Read the rest


Police officer praised for part in rescue from burning home

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE R. SMITH

widdleswife@aol.com

A Cottageville police officer helped a man escape a burning home early Wednesday.

Flames were reported at 980 Adams Road—off Peirce Road, just outside town limits–at about 12:40 a.m.

On-duty Cottageville police Cpl. Gerald Gary … Read the rest


First section of walk-bike path nearly done | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The initial section of the ACE Trail in Green Pond, a walking-biking trail, is nearing completion.

Colleton County Planning Director Philip Slayter, says that workers from Graham County Construction Co. of North Carolina are expected to be finished with the … Read the rest


Argument leads to gunfire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

An exchange of words quickly became an exchange of gunfire in a small parking lot on Smyly Road in Ruffin on June 24.

Calls to Colleton County Emergency Dispatch reported shots fired June 24 at approximately 11:30 p.m. One caller … Read the rest


New size, bag limits for flounder start July 1 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On July 1, legislation recently passed by the South Carolina General Assembly will increase the size limit and lower the bag and boat limits for southern, summer and Gulf flounder in state waters.

Flounder rank among South Carolina’s top three … Read the rest


Solicitor’s office turns over videos to NAN | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has responded to the Freedom of Information Act request concerning video from the March 6 arrest of Michael Wiegand by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.

Elder James Johnson, South Carolina National Action Network coordinator, filed … Read the rest


DeWitt, Brewington named All-Lowcountry Honorable Mention | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 29, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two Colleton County High School Lady Cougar Softball players, Lauren DeWitt and Victoria Brewington, were recently announced as All-Lowcountry Honorable Mention.

DeWitt, a member of the Class of 2017, signed a National Letter of Intent to … Read the rest


Majors eliminated following loss to Hampton All-Stars | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Majors were eliminated from All-Star competition in the District Tournament following an 11-4 loss to Hampton County at the ACE Basin Sports Complex Monday June 26. Earlier in the … Read the rest


Colleton Minors 2-1 in district tourney | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Minors are 2-1 in the District All-Star Tournament being held on Hilton Head Island. They picked up their first win Friday June 23 against Jasper County in an 18-3 … Read the rest


Adopt a guinea pig | Pet of the Week | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on June 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Chisolm works out of a jam to seal Ponytails first win | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

After drawing a bye in the five-team bracket, the Colleton County Ponytails began competition in the Dixie District Tournament Sunday June 25 in Hanahan. The Ponytails faced Goose Creek, who advanced in … Read the rest


Angels eliminated from District X-Play | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County was eliminated from the Dixie Angels X-Play District Tournament after forcing a decision game against Bluffton in a best-of-three series Saturday June 24 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.

The Angels were run-ruled by … Read the rest


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