Monthly Archives: June 2017

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


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

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

Wrecker stolen and burned

Walterboro Police Department is investigating where the theft occurred, and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is handling what happened to the ill-gotten goods.

A representative of the sheriff’s office called the city police the morning of … Read the rest


Brightwell celebrated | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Gary Brightwell was back in the meeting room of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market the evening of June 10.

That was not unusual — Brightwell has spent hours working the room: be it a governmental or community meeting, a … Read the rest


Night Walk on Edisto Beach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

For many of us, taking a night stroll on Edisto Beach is nothing out of the ordinary. After all, we call Edisto, and its many treasures, our own.

Although there is always something to fall in … Read the rest


Vacant home on Mt. Carmel Road burns | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel had no chance of saving this vacant residence at 2774 Mount Carmel Road. The first units arriving at the scene advised that the single-story wood structure had already collapsed and was nearly burned out. The fire … Read the rest


Nominations being accepted for Theola B. Jamison Community Service Award | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Nominations are being accepted for the Theola B. Jamison “If I Can Help Somebody” Community Service Award to be presented June 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Walterboro Christian Center banquet hall.

For decades, Jamison sang at weddings, teas, church … Read the rest


Bike racing returns downtown Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Bicycle racing returns to downtown Walterboro when the Bike Law CCA Regional Criterium Championships are held Saturday June 17.

Team racing will begin at 10:30 with Juniors 15-18, followed by Juniors 9-14, Women Cat 4/5, Men Cat 5, Men Masters … Read the rest


Walking toward a brighter future | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Approximately two dozen people arrived at the Colleton County Courthouse the morning of June 10, ready for a purposeful walk.

The walk, from the courthouse to Pinckney Park a few blocks down Hampton Street, was the fifth time the Community … Read the rest


USC Salk Coach Corey Hendren moving to USC Aiken | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 15, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie Athletics Director Jane Brewer announced today that current Indians basketball coach, Corey Hendren, has accepted a position as assistant basketball coach at USC Aiken.

“While we are sad to see Coach Hendren leave, we are happy for him … Read the rest


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