Monthly Archives: June 2017

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


Registration under way for beginning farmer program | News | The Press and Standard

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

Farmers getting their feet wet in agribusiness have access to comprehensive entrepreneurial education and business training through a public service program offered by Clemson University.

The South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program (SCNBFP) is now accepting applications for the … Read the rest


Getting settled in: New bus director hoping for improvement | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Gary Bradley has about two weeks under his belt as the new director of student transportation for Colleton County School District.

Bradley began work with the school district on May 30 and still is in the process of assessing the … Read the rest


Bike Law Regional Crit Championship held downtown | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

Downtown Walterboro played host Saturday June 17 to the Bike Law CCA Regional Criterium Championship on The Front Porch of the Lowcountry. Despite brief rain showers, the race went off without a … Read the rest


The SS Upper: On a course of its own | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

From Florida to the Bahamas, to the Charleston Harbor, to the shelves of a local Goodwill, to the sands of Edisto, then a return to Charleston – and now, ashore in North Carolina…

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The currents of … Read the rest


Three locals help win Belles District 4 Championship | Sports | The Press ad Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Three local players — Karson Hiott, Mollie Warren and Amanda Weathersbee — participated on the Lake Marion Belle’s team that captured the 2017 Dixie Belles District 4 Championship this past weekend at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School.

The … Read the rest


Huffines named to S.C. Wildlife Federation board | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) has recently elected Calvert Huffines to its Board of Directors.

Huffines was raised on Cherokee Plantation on the Combahee River in the Lowcountry. He graduated from Clemson University in 1972 with a bachelor of … Read the rest


Cottageville Police seek residents’ help | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The Cottageville Police Department would like to inform its citizens, and those in outlying areas, of several burglaries, thefts, and vandalism to property that have occurred within the town limits. These incidents are being vigorously investigated; however, the police department … Read the rest


More than just carrying the mail | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Mail carrier assists ill woman, 911 until
ambulance arrives.

Walterboro Post Office Mail Carrier Eddie Privatte had an interesting day on his route on June 14.

While delivering the mail, he found one of his patrons needed help. According to … Read the rest


Forest Hills Neighborhood Watch meets following multiple auto break-ins | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 22, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Following a rash of auto break-ins and thefts in Forest Hills, a special called meeting was held by the subdivision’s neighborhood watch on Wednesday June 14. Over 100 residents attended the meeting held at Forest Hills … Read the rest


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