Monthly Archives: June 2017

Gerald Clayton | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Gerald Clayton

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Mr. Gerald Maurice Clayton, known to everyone as “Jerry”, 67, of Ruffin, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 happily while spending time doing what he loved.

The memorial service were … Read the rest


Clark Kinard | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

CLARK KINARD

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

ISLANDTON – Mr. Clark Albert Kinard, 57, of Islandton, entered into rest early Wednesday morning, June 14, 2017, at the Saint Francis Hospital in Charleston.

Funeral services were conducted 11 … Read the rest


Faye Jones | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

FAYE JONES

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

RUFFIN – Mrs. Faye Coxwell Jones, age 77, entered into rest Wednesday afternoon, June 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Ruffin while under the care … Read the rest


Susie Cook | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 19, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

SUSIE COOK

Care of Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory

RUFFIN- Mrs. Clara Wright Cook, afftectionately known by all as “Susie”, age 73, entered into rest Thursday afternoon, June 15, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her home in … Read the rest


Military career and resource fair to be Wednesday at armory | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 19, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A Military Career And Resource Fair will be held Wednesday June 21 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Walterboro National Guard Armory, 849 Cottageville Hwy. Veterans, active/retired service members and family members may connect with local employers, state agencies and … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thanks to teens for Rice Festival help

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Walterboro Civitan Club, let me say how pleased we were for the overwhelming response to the “World’s Largest Pot of Rice” during the Rice Festival.

It is … Read the rest


God is … like the post office? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Many years ago when I lived in Alabama, I was a soloist in my church’s choir. One of the songs that I led was “God Is,” recorded in 1979 by the late Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community … Read the rest


CCMS History Club wins awards at nationals | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The CCMS history club competed on April 26 at the Regional Qualifiers in Charlotte, N.C. Twelve students qualified to go this year, and Isaiah Brooks, 8th grader, and Gavin Padgett, 6th grader, each placed in the top 15 in their … Read the rest


Do Brazilians know something we don’t? | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Do Brazilians know something we don’t? They invented the Brazilian blowout, Brazilian bikini wax and Brazilian **** lift. (FYI, I hate the word “****.” Let’s call it the booty lift.)

The Brazilian blowout, said to make hair as smooth as … Read the rest


Fathers Call to Action: Happy Father Day calling | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By DR. MAHALIAH B. CAMPBELL

Colleton County DSS

It is an amazing opportunity to become a parent! The characteristics of a prospective parent often develop similar to those of parents or family members — a grandmother/father, cousins, or even great-great-grandparents. … Read the rest


Barr-Williams exchange vows | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Crystal Lynn Barr and Justin Christopher Williams were married on March 25 at Edgewood Baptist Church in Walterboro.

Following the wedding the reception was held at The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market.

The bride is employed by the Medical University … Read the rest


Ruffin Community Bible School next week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Water safety classes begin | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Last Saturday morning was a little different for seven local elementary school students.

They attended Colleton County’s first water safety class being offered by the local non-profit, Village Investment Project (VIP), a grass roots organization that seeks to build a … Read the rest


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

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2017 Summer Reading Program held its kickoff last Friday at the Colleton County Memorial Library.

The Columbia Marionette Theatre entertained children.

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


Colleton Habitat is on the move | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore has come out of the dark into the light — literally.

The old ReStore building near Walterboro Family Practice was an old warehouse with no windows that looked like, well, an old warehouse.

The new … Read the rest


Senator Tim Scott’s new regional director visits council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY

Al Jenkins, the new regional director for U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, visited the recent Colleton County Council session to introduce himself to council members. In addition to attending the June 6 council session, Jenkins said he … Read the rest


Economy rebound eases budget concerns for Colleton County | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Colleton County officials built a 2017-2018 fiscal year budget that takes advantage of a strengthening revenue stream — a strengthening that enabled officials to enter the next fiscal year without the need to increase property taxes … Read the rest


Council approves new spending plan | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF

widdleswife@aol.com

Cottageville Town Council gave first reading to a new budget that’s heavy on police protection.

At its regular meeting on June 5, council discussed the proposed spending plan for 2017-2018, with $284,000 set aside for the … Read the rest


Rescue rate tops 70% in May | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The fundraising efforts of local groups to help Colleton County’s homeless animals are making a difference.

In May of the 214 animals that came into the shelter, four were adopted, 30 were reclaimed by owners and 78 went to rescue … Read the rest


County gets out of garbage hauling business; disposal service contract awarded | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County has a new service agreement that will allow them to scrap having to transport trash to the landfill.

Colleton City Council members voted their approval of the transportation and disposal service agreement with Waste Management of Oakridge Landfill … Read the rest


Bus drivers could see paychecks grow | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District’s (CCSD) 2017-2018 fiscal year budget will put a tool in place to try and ease the district’s continual problem in keeping and retaining bus drivers.

That tool is money. The final version of the budget … Read the rest


City Council approves budgets | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council approved its General Fund and Enterprise Fund budgets for 2017-18 at the June 6 meeting, leaving the property tax rate at the current 88.0 mills.

The General Fund Budget of $7,155,211 includes personnel, operating expenses and capital … Read the rest


Taking on another testing hurdle | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

School District sending third-graders to summer school in
preparation for new state program in coming school year.

Colleton County School District officials are taking preventive measures to limit the results when the provisions of South Carolina’s Read to Succeed program … Read the rest


County financial officers honored | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Chief Financial Officer Jon Carpenter, left, and Colleton County Treasurer Becky Hill were called to the front of the Colleton County Council Session on June 6 to be saluted for their work on the county’s financial statement — … Read the rest


City ranked for safety | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro ranks among the top 50 safest cities in South Carolina, according to a report released recently by the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

“With national crime rates on the rise, it’s increasingly important for … Read the rest


Sheriff pays for Crime Stoppers tips on triple homicide | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff R. A. Strickland met with Officer Harry Sosa with Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry June 9 to present the organization with a $2,500 check.  Strickland had promised the reward money to obtain information on the triple homicide … Read the rest


Woods, CCMS educator and cheer coach, leaving CCSD | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“Closing a chapter in one’s life comes with many emotions.” – LaTasha Woods

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

A much-loved educator and cheer coach at Colleton County Middle School announced on social media this past weekend she will be leaving the … Read the rest


Shark tourney winners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

High Expectations lands 956 pound tiger shark in EWT tournament.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2017 Annual Edisto Watersports and Tackle (EWT) Shark Tournament was held Saturday June 10 at Edisto Beach.

The High Expectations crew took home the top … Read the rest


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