Monthly Archives: June 2017

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


One incident, two sides of the story | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Was Michael Wiegand out of control when he was arrested at his Ruffin home on the afternoon of March 6?

Or was Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland out for revenge?

The South Carolina Chapter of National … 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


FOIA filed for video | News | The Press and Standard

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

The South Carolina National Action Network is seeking video that the organization and Colleton County resident Michael Wiegand believe will show evidence of alleged misdeeds by Colleton County Sheriff R. A. Strickland.

At a June 19 press conference held in … Read the rest


Meagan Driggers named CCHS’ new cheerleading coach | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Meagan Driggers was named as the new head coach for the varsity cheerleading program at Colleton County High School by Athletic Director Leon Hammond last week.  Over the last six years, Driggers has served as the … Read the rest


Splash pad to be part of Rec Complex renovation and expansion | News | The Press and Standard

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

More than $3-million project, funded by the
one-cent sales tax, also includes a
new Cottageville Recreation Area.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County held a mandatory pre-bid conference Tuesday June 13 for the renovation and expansion of the 54-year-old Colleton … Read the rest


Post 93 falls twice to Beaufort Post 9 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The American Legion Post 93 Senior Baseball team lost twice last week to Beaufort Post 9.

After falling behind early on against Beaufort in the Monday June 12 game, Post 93 was shutout 8-0. T. Brewster … Read the rest


Update: Deputies investigating a rash of home shootings | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A night of gunfire kept Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel racing from incident to incident as seven homes within the Walterboro area were hit by gunfire in the early morning hours of June 19.

No one was reported injured by … Read the rest


Machine Pitch set to begin All-Star battle Thursday at Rec Center | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Dixie Machine Pitch will begin competition in the District 8 All-Star Tournament against the Bluffton Americans on Thursday June 22 at 6 p.m. on Cherokee Field at the ACE Basin … Read the rest


Who’s Playing Where? Updated Colleton County All-Star Game Schedules | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

DARLINGS:

Colleton County’s 2017 All-Star Darlings will compete in the Dixie Youth Sub-District Tournament against Bluffton in a best-of-three series set to begin Thursday June 22 at 6 p.m. on Poco Sabo Field at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Game … Read the rest


Man shot and killed while sitting on front porch, reward offered for information | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Deloach Avenue man was killed the evening of June 20 when he was shot while on the front porch of his home.

A gunfire call sent members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office to the 400 block of Deloach … Read the rest


Cougar Football goes 2-3-1 at Newberry 7-on-7 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Approximately 27 members of the Colleton County Cougar Football team attended a 7-on-7 passing league game last Thursday June 15 at Newberry College. The Cougars went 2-3-1 on the day, picking up wins against Waccamaw and … Read the rest


Deputies seeking information in shots fired into homes on June 19 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 20, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Deputies responded to seven different reports of shots being fired into homes across Walterboro area on the morning of June 19. There were no reports of any injuries.

These incidents are believed to be related and the Colleton County Sheriff’s … Read the rest


Babies born May 29-31 can get $5,290 for college savings plan | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 20, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

This May, in celebration of its 15th anniversary, South Carolina’s Future Scholar 529 College Savings Plan is expanding its PalmettoBaby Grant Program. The annual program, held each May in celebration of National 529 College Savings Day (May 29), … Read the rest


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