Monthly Archives: July 2017

City redesigns planning operations | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s Planning and Codes Department has been transformed into the Planning and Development Department.
“This may sound like a minor change in wording,” Assistant City Manager Hank Amundson said, “but it signifies a major change in operational focus.”
The newly-reformed … Read the rest


Charging stations installed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency, through a grant from South Carolina Emergency Management Division (FEMA), has taken communication readiness to another level of user-friendly preparedness tools.
Early this year, CCEPA continued to place information centers in buildings around Colleton … Read the rest


Walterboro to go live Aug. 3 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

ABC News Channel 4 in Charleston will be visiting downtown Walterboro on Thursday Aug. 3 from 10-11 a.m.
Lowcountry Live is a Charleston-area lifestyle show, hosted by Tom Crawford and Erin Kienzle. The entire show will be broadcast live from … Read the rest


Blood drive held at Good Shepherd | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The July 10 blood drive was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, as the social hall at its usual location, First Baptist Church, was in use. Sixty-six donors came in, with 62 pints of blood collected. The turnout was more … Read the rest


Celebrating 70 years in banking | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 28, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Kevin Dietrich
Palmetto Banker
To give you an idea how long Bill Varn has been involved with banking, he began his career when Harry Truman sat in the White House and Strom Thurmond was an Edgefield attorney seeking the … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Vehicles broken into in Cottageville
A resident of Van **** Road in Cottageville contacted the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office July 22 to report three vehicles on his property broken into overnight.
Items had been taken from two vehicles: a work … Read the rest


Dental office offers new technology | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The dental practice of Dr. Shannon M. Pye, DMD, PA, has added a dental laser that provides an anesthesia-free alternative to the traditional drill for hard and soft tissue procedures, one of only three practices in S.C. to offer the … Read the rest


New free bus routes being planned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro residents needing transportation to training and jobs in Colleton County will have a new option available to them starting this fall.
With a $100,000 grant from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) and the State Workforce Development … Read the rest


Basketball tourney honoring Rashee Hodges planned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Rashee had an impact on this community – and we want that to continue by helping other athletes reach their dreams and fulfill their education goals.”
LaMonte Hodges,
father of Rashee Hodges

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

A basketball tournament is … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Sara | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Gunmen fire on deputy’s cruiser | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy escaped injury Wednesday night when the occupants of a car opened fire on her vehicle.
The deputy was driving behind a vehicle in the 100 block of Smoak Road Wednesday at 11:41 p.m. when … Read the rest


Frieda Black | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Frieda C. Black

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Mrs. Frieda Carter Black, widow of Henry Neyle Black, died Tuesday, July 27, in Walterboro. Born in Lodge, October 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late R.D. Carter and Armeda … Read the rest


Donella Wilmoth | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Donella Wilmoth

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WALTERBORO: Mrs. Donella “Donnie” Craven Wilmoth, wife of the late Frank Wilmoth, died Tuesday afternoon at Roper Hospital in Charleston. She was 67.

“Donnie” was born July 29, 1949 in Pontiac, Michigan, a … Read the rest


Breaking the ice with city’s youngsters | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A trip to Gladys Whiddon Park the afternoon of July 21 was the final stop on this summer’s snow cone get-together.
Between July 19 and July 21, members of the Walterboro Police Department visited 12 apartment … Read the rest


Honey buns and knuckle sandwiches | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Pastry disputes keep employees at the Colleton County Detention Center busy July 18.

It all began at 12:33 p.m. As a detention center guard was escorting a 19-year-old Maryland man back to his cell, another inmate, a 21-year-old Walterboro man, … Read the rest


Creature of habit nabbed by city police | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Returning to the scene of the crime did not turn out well for one Walterboro man.
The 30-year-old man was caught by city police July 21 at about 12:30 a.m. as he attempted to break into … Read the rest


Renegades 12U in Braves Youth Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lowcountry Renegades 12U participated in the 9th Annual Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic, presented by Mizuno, July 14-16 at Wills Park in Alpharetta, Ga.
The tournament featured teams from across the Southeast competing in a … Read the rest


Colleton County Braggers Cup returns Aug. 11 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The battle for local bragging rights is back on.
After a four-year absence, the Colleton County Gamecock Club and the Colleton County Clemson Club are dusting off the Braggers Cup for an Aug. 11 joint golf tournament at Dogwood Hills … Read the rest


Swampfoxes play in World Series | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Warren Hunter homers in his first appearance since his eye injury in the spring.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Swampfoxes participated in the USSSA World Series in Charleston July 12-16, finishing 2-6 in a field of 19 teams. The … Read the rest


Six injured in crash at 62-mile marker | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Six people were injured, one critically, in a single car accident on I-95 near the 62-mile marker southbound just south of the McLeod Road interchange the morning of July 22.
A southbound Honda Pilot lost control and entered the median … Read the rest


Hawks finishing workouts | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity football program is finishing up its summer preparation in advance of the 2017-18 season. The War Hawks will begin fall practice Thursday July 27 during organized practice restrictions.
The War Hawks will … Read the rest


Ponytails thankful for community support | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 26, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Ponytails were eliminated from the Dixie Ponytails Traditional Softball State Championship last Monday July 17 in Marion. They did not go down without a fight, however, losing to Myrtle Beach 10-7 in extra … Read the rest


Man wanted by Bamberg County Sheriff’s Office | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WANTED BY THE BAMBERG COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
RONALD TODD FLETCHER – Age: 29
Wanted for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor under the age of 11.
If you have any information as to his whereabouts please contact Bamberg County Sheriff’s … Read the rest

Helen White | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Helen White

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WALTERBORO – Mrs. Helen Brown White passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, after a courageous and lengthy battle with dementia.

Helen was born on July 28, 1936 in Walterboro. She was the daughter … Read the rest


Mary Helms | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Mary Helms

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RUFFIN:   Mary A. Helms, known as “Grandma Sweet”, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on July 10, 2017. She was 86.

Mrs. Helms was born June 17, 1931 in Mobile, … Read the rest


Joseph Johnson | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

JOSEPH JOHNSON

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WALTERBORO: Joseph Randall Johnson, husband of Martha Robinson Johnson, passed away Tuesday July 18, 2017. He was 65.

Randall was born in Mullins, October 29, 1951 a son of Mildred R. Johnson and … Read the rest


Jo Ann Mathis | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Jo Ann Mathis

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Mrs. Jo Ann Padgett Mathis, 86, of Walterboro, SC, passed away July 13th, 2017 at her home after a brief battle with cancer.

A memorial service was held on Monday, July 17th, … Read the rest


Campbell Henderson | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Campbell Henderson

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WALTERBORO: Mr. Campbell Gilchrist Henderson, 92, passed away at his home Thursday morning July 13, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Wyndall Mason

Henderson. They were married … Read the rest


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