Monthly Archives: June 2017

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

cindyc4@yahoo.com

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


You-Niversal Nerds helping others raise money to help community | News | The Press and Standard

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

A group of Walterboro citizens is helping children and families by organizing events with superheroes.

“You-Niversal Nerd can be described as a non-profit events planning and social media marketing organization with the idea of helping kids and families create their … Read the rest


Chamber presents 2017 awards | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and award dinner on June 15 at USC Salkehatchie.

Community service awards presented included:

• Small Business Entrepreneur: Fat Jack’s;

• Large Industry: Colleton Medical Center;

• Innovation: Colleton Museum … Read the rest


Gullah Caribbean Connection Festival going on now at middle school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The first Gullah Caribbean Connection Festival is underway until 10 p.m. today and Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. on the track at Colleton County Middle School, 1379 Tuskegee Airmen Dr. Activities will include arts and crafts, food, vendors, entertainment, etc. … Read the rest


Still time to sign up for next week’s camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 23, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

SRO Jimmy Wiggins is holding the second session of his two-week summer camp next week. Activities, held in conjunction with Camp Wildwood,  include swimming lessons at the pool in Hampton (this picture is from this morning’s session), field trips to … Read the rest


Colleton County’s new mobile library is here! | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Memorial Library’s new bookmobile arrived in town June 13, replacing the old truck, which has been serving the county for 22 years.

A bookmobile has brought the library to residents of outlying areas of Colleton County since … Read the rest


Critter Gitter: Colleton man catches critters in his spare time | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Riv Temple’s second occupation is slowly catching on.

Temple spends his days working for the Walterboro Parks Department, his shift usually has him chasing down the constantly growing grass with a lawn mower.

After what he … Read the rest


City fire truck a hit at conference | News | The Press and Standard

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

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association held its 112th annual conference in Myrtle Beach this past week, drawing a crowd of nearly 5,000 firefighters for training, seminars, exhibits and networking opportunities.  One of the most popular educational exhibits was the … Read the rest


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