Monthly Archives: June 2017

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

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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


Darlings out after back-to-back losses to Bluffton | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Darlings were eliminated from the Dixie Youth Sub-District Tournament following back-to-back losses to Bluffton in a double-header held last Friday June 23 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.

After being rained out on … Read the rest


Machine Pitch advances to quarter-finals | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

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After a 13-1 loss to the Bluffton-Americans in game one of the Dixie Machine Pitch District Tournament, the Colleton County All-Stars picked up three straight wins to move into the quarter-finals.

To advance to the championship … Read the rest


Salk names new basketball coach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie has announced that Jake Williams has been named the new head coach of the Indians men’s basketball team.  Coach Williams was most recently an assistant coach at North Florida State College in Niceville, Fla. … Read the rest


CNT Director, Joshua Cable, leaving Colleton County

Posted on June 27, 2017 10:10 pm by Cindy Crosby

Colleton County School Board accepts resignations of twelve professional staff members

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The Colleton County School Board accepted the resignations of Joshua Cable, Cougar New Tech (CNT) Director, along with his wife, Jessica Cable, Cougar New Tech facilitator, effective June … Read the rest


Ruffin man charged in shooting incident | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 27, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On June 26 about 3:30 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelvin Gantt, 29, of 475 Quarters Dr., Ruffin, for the attempted murder of Herbert Brown.

On June 24 at 602 Smyly Road in Ruffin, Kelvin Gantt allegedly shot … Read the rest


Mary Elaine Wynn Padgett | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Mary Elaine Wynn Padgett

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Mrs. Mary Elaine Wynn Padgett of Sandy Run Road in Crocketville, died Saturday in the Hampton Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.

Mrs. Padgett was born in Jasper County, … Read the rest


Lona Bell Ulmer Murdaugh | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

LONA BELL ULMER MURDAUGH

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Mrs. Lona Bell Ulmer Murdaugh, wife of the late Palmer Laurie Murdaugh, passed away Sunday morning at the Generations of Batesburg Hospice Center.  She was 97, was a retired lunchroom … Read the rest


Florence Ackerman | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

FLORENCE ACKERMAN

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WALTERBORO:   Mrs. Florence Martin Ackerman, wife of the late Glen Ackerman, died Wednesday evening at her residence under the care of Hospice Care of South Carolina.  She was 91.

Mrs. Ackerman was … Read the rest


Howard Wright | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

HOWARD WRIGHT

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Rock Hill, SC – Mr. Howard Hampton Wright, Sr., 87, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in his home.

A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11:00 am … Read the rest


Pansy Smith Amick | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Pansy Smith Amick

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Pansy Smith Amick, 91, of Edisto Island, passed away Tuesday June 20, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Hospital. Mrs. Amick had a huge heart and was very dedicated to … Read the rest


Margaret Hoats | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 26, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Maragaret Hoats

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Mrs. Margaret Shoupe Hoats, 80, of Walterboro, wife of James C. “Chris” Hoats, Jr., passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her home after an extended difficult illness of Alzheimer’s.  … Read the rest


‘Time is winding up’ | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When I was just a little girl, I used to hear my maternal grandmother, the late Mrs. Lela Florence Daniels Gelzer, sing a song entitled, “Time is Winding Up.” There were times as she walked through the house singing that … Read the rest


About People | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 25, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students graduate Coastal Carolina

The following students were among an estimated 1,145 candidates for graduation at Coastal Carolina University in Conway on May 5-6:

• Terranda Green of Smoaks, B.A. in sociology;

• Brittany Griffin of Walterboro, B.S. in psychology, … Read the rest


Dear Graduates… | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Amazingly, it’s happened AGAIN: I wasn’t asked to speak -— to share my pearls of wisdom — at a single commencement. But that’s okay; I’ll just share this way.

Dear Graduates:

Have the courage of your convictions, but keep an … Read the rest


Dean Sparks wins new grill in Father’s Day contest | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dean Sparks of Walterboro won the grill and accessories in the Fathers Day contest sponsored by The Press and Standard with Dixie Auto Parts, Sears, SCV Oil, Westbury’s ACE Hardware, Foodland/H&D, Sapp Law Firm, Sentry Dry Cleaners, Tire King, Northside … Read the rest


Author returns to the rural life | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Over the course of her life, Jacquelyn Hester Colleton-Akins has been a nurse, teacher, professor and author. And this summer, she is serving as a tutor during the Summer Reading Program at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

Born in Jacksonville, … Read the rest


Young adults help with library’s new benches | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Young Adult Summer Program at the Colleton County Memorial Library volunteered their time to help assemble new benches for the front of the library last week. From left are Ja’quan Thomas, Jayden Salley, Stephon Middleton, Kameron Griffin … Read the rest


Former pastor publishes new book | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dr. Doris L. Hicks, former pastor at Rock of Ages C.M.E. Church in Walterboro, recently published a children’s book “I Can Read.” The book is designed to help children increase vocabulary, think critically, develop reading skills and learn the Christian … Read the rest


CPA End-of-Year Honor Roll | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

1st Grade

Headmaster’s List (All A’s)

Banis, Camden; Branam, Sarah; Brown, Tooker; Bryan, Gracen; Busch, Addy; Cain, Ben; Fargnoli, Alex; Finney,Matthew; Hiott, Sadie; Howell, Ann; Hunt, Colten; Martin, Nicholas; Marvin, Grayson; Murdaugh, Austin; Pellum, Lucas; Sheffield, Lizzie; Sims, Lacey; Smoak, … Read the rest


Two attend rural services youth tour in Washington | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Every year PRTC has the opportunity to send two young students on a trip through the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington D.C. The students will get to look at the telecommunications industry up close, learn about … Read the rest


Sheriff’s Camp: A thousand ‘Whys?’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

An inquisitive child’s favorite word ruled at the Sheriff R. A. Strickland’s fourth annual Summer Youth Camp.

If the word “why” was heard once, it was heard a hundred times as the 30 youngsters between nine and 14 gathered at … Read the rest


Colleton County Adult Ed holds 2017 commencement | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

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The Colleton County School District Department of Adult Education held its Class of 2017 Commencement Thursday June 15 in the board room at the Colleton Annex Learning Center. Eighteen graduates were presented their diplomas by Dr. … Read the rest


Youth learn life lessons at free basketball camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Department of Juvenile Justice, Carolina Cagers Basketball, Colleton County Middle School and the South Carolina State University 1890 Extension Service hosted the third annual GREAT Ballers Basketball Camp on June 5-8 in the CCMS gym.

The camp’s mission is … Read the rest


Colleton Habitat to hold meeting June 28 on building new home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Anyone need a new home?

If so, Colleton Habitat for Humanity and the USDA are partnering to provide a chance to apply for home building funds through the USDA Rural Development Program.

A meeting will be held Wednesday June 28 … Read the rest


Running from New York to Miami | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Why would anyone run from New York City to Miami?

Because they care about their cause.

On June 3, cadets from the University of Delaware and members of Reviresco started their fourth annual 1,400-mile run at the Freedom Tower in … Read the rest


Unemployment unchanged in May | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s unemployment rate for May didn’t change from April’s numbers, according to a report released by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.

May’s unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent. That Colleton County unemployment rate is the lowest … Read the rest


There’s still time to sign up for Summer Reading Program | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

It’s not too late to sign up for the 2017 Summer Reading Program at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

Programs are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10-11/11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The finale will be Friday July … Read the rest


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