Monthly Archives: June 2017

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

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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


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


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


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


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

cindyc4@yahoo.com

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

Care of Peeples Rhoden Funeral Home

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

Care of Parker Rhoden Funeral Home

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


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