Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ruby Seigler | Obituary | The Press and Standard

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

RUBY SEIGLER

Care of The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory

Mrs. Ruby Thomason Seigler, 95, of Round O, passed away Monday morning, July 24, 2017 in Summerville. She was preceded in death by her husband of … Read the rest


Mary Fracasso | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Mary Dolores Fracasso

Care of Tri-County Cremation Center, Summerville

Mary D. Fracasso, age 101, of Walterboro, widow of the late Rocco Fracasso, died July 21st, 2017 at a local care facility.


Kenneth Stier | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 25, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

KENNETH CHARLES STIER

Care of The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematory

 

SUMMERVILLE – Mr. Kenneth Charles Stier, age 87, of Summerville, entered into rest Saturday evening, July 22, 2017, at the Veteran’s Victory House in … Read the rest


SCDNR says take down birdfeeders if a black bear is visiting your neighborhood | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Biologists with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) are reporting increased black bear activity throughout the state, and they urge people who live in these areas of bear activity to go ahead and remove their birdfeeders.

Black bear … Read the rest


Don’t let your position in life define you | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

In life there are all kinds of people. There are those who are kind, loving, thoughtful, generous, gracious, mean, hateful, envious, selfish, conceited, rich, poor, and the list goes on. However, there are some people who have reached a certain … Read the rest


What does adoption mean to an adult? | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Cats and dogs were not something that were a part of our household when I was a child. We just weren’t a family that did pets. My husband’s family was the complete opposite. With them, there was always a dog … Read the rest


Elks raising money for Randy Peters Scholarship | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro Mayor Bill Young turned bartender last week to help raise funds for next year’s Randy Peters Memorial Scholarship.
The annual $800 scholarships are presented by the Walterboro Elks Lodge through the national Elks organization. Young’s participation in Celebrity Bartender … Read the rest


Welcome to the gates of Hades | Column | The Press and Standard

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

Welcome to the gates of Hades, also known as summer in South Carolina.
I’ve traveled from Key West to Maine, from wine country to Alaska, and there is no hot to equal our hot. We’re sweating in a class all … Read the rest


In Photos: Art at the library | News | The Press and Standard

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

Local artists visited the library recently to show their works of art and tell the public about their careers as artists. After the showing, tickets were drawn to have a sketch done by one of the attending artists. Entertainment was … Read the rest


Scouts help with cleanup day at Bedon-Lucas house | News | The Press and Standard

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

A work day was held Saturday to clean up at the Bedon-Lucas House. Helping out were Boy Scout Troop 646: Maurice & Donovan Minus, Randy Huggins, Bennie Jenkins, Tremaine Richardson, Noah Givens, Mike, Nick and Sean Fanchette; CCHAPS volunteer Heather … Read the rest


Red Tails and POWs | News | The Press and Standard

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

Elizabeth Laney will be home again Aug. 8, back in her hometown and back to the historical institution where her life as a historian took root.
Laney, a park interpreter at the Redcliff Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island, … Read the rest


CCAC adds pianist, instructor | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Arts Council announced the addition of a new artist last week, Carolyn Burns, pianist, who will offer private lessons in her home studio. Instruction will be available for all levels from beginning to … Read the rest


Youth ages 5-18 can register for the S.C. 4-H wildlife food plot project through Aug. 4 | News | The Press and Standard

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

The 2017-18 S.C. 4-H Wildlife Food Plot Project is now open for registration for South Carolina youth.
This project is a hands-on environmental education program and a competitive, independent-study project that allows youth ages 5-18 an opportunity to establish, maintain … Read the rest


Carson-Carpenter exchange marriage vows in Tennessee | News | The Press and Standard

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

Hiedi Carson of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Daniel Carpenter of Knoxville, Tenn., exchanged marriage vows on July 16, 2016 in Temple Baptist Church in Knoxville.
The bride’s grandfather, Pastor Jerome Hodge, Pastor Mike Samples and Pastor Sam Hayes officiated at … Read the rest


Making fast friends in Ruffin | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Travis Homesley wasn’t sure he wanted to take on the role of leading the youthful team of Mission Serve painters assigned to spruce up the exterior of Mary Thomas’ home on Quarters Drive in Ruffin.
When … Read the rest


Funding secured for nurse practitioners training | News | The Press and Standard

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

The federal government has provided a grant targeted at increasing the number of primary care family nurse practitioners in rural South Carolina.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … Read the rest


Eight-year old has a ‘vision to give’ to help the homeless | News | The Press and Standard

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

Moms are usually not speechless. But Tara O’Bryant was “really floored” while riding in the car recently with her son, 8-year-old Preston Clark.
Preston, out of the blue, told her, “I don’t want to spend my pocket money on vacation … Read the rest


Mass casualty drill scheduled for Aug. 10 | News | The Press and Standard

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

A full-scale mass casualty exercise has been scheduled for Aug. 10. The exercise will be performed as a real-time scenario, with emphasis on primary medical response.
The exercise will commence at 10 a.m. at the primary site of the Lowcountry … Read the rest


Hawkins surrenders, charged with three counts of attempted murder | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

At 3:22 p.m. on Thursday July 20, Michael Kameen Hawkins, 36, of 235 Alonzo Rd. in St. George surrendered himself to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for warrants issued for three counts of attempted murder and Possession of a firearm … Read the rest


Fire-Rescue delivers popsicles in Ruffin | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue arrived at the Mission Serve project site on Quarters Drive in Ruffin to provide the volunteers with a cooling treat in the early morning heat of July 13. Firefighter-paramedic Brian Bishop prepares to distribute … Read the rest


Courthouse gets new air conditioning unit | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY

The 100 block of East Washington Street was closed to traffic Monday morning while a large crane from ALL Carolina Crane handled the heavy lifting, removing an old massive air conditioning unit from the roof of … Read the rest


School supplies to be given away at community fun day Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

New Covenant Fellowship Ministries (NCFM) of Green Pond will hold its first Back to School, Community Fun Day and $1-or-Less Yard Sale on Saturday July 22 at New Covenant Fellowship Ministries in Green Pond.
The event is scheduled from 10 … Read the rest


Firemen help Mission Serve volunteers | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Fire personnel from the Walterboro Fire Department visit the Mission Serve worksite on Proctor Street in the 1930 fire pumper. The firemen delivered ice, water and popsicles to the participants to help keep them cool.


Solar panel savings on tap, park hits stumbling block | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

It’s a sunny forecast. At Cottageville Town Council’s July 10 meeting, Mayor Tim Grimsley said solar panel installation at Town Hall has begun, after approval of electrical survey, permits, licenses and blueprints.
Grimsley spearheaded the deal … Read the rest


In Photos: Bishop Lewis Taylor retires at Saints Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Saints Center Ministry Bishop Lewis Taylor turns over the leadership of the church to his son, Phillip Taylor Sr., during a ceremony on Sunday. The event concluded a five-day celebration honoring the bishop’s retirement.

Pastor Phillip Taylor makes his first … Read the rest


New mobile library ribboncutting held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A crowd attended the ribboncutting for the new Colleton County Mobile Library on Tuesday morning. Youngsters explored the interior. Rep. Robert Brown, Rep. Patsy Knight, Library Director Carl Coffin, Library Board Chair Jane Brown and Sen. Margie Bright Matthews cut … Read the rest


Syfrett retires after 40 years in clerk of court’s office | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Vicki Syfrett left her office for the final time July 14, retiring after 40 years in the Colleton County Clerk of Court’s office.
Syfrett joined the clerk of court’s office on July 15, 1977, going to work in the register … Read the rest


CCHS announces back-to-school schedule | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

First day of school to be August 22.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School announced the following information regarding back-to-school:

The first day of school for 2017-18 will be Aug. 22. All students must report to school … Read the rest


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