Monthly Archives: July 2017

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


Back to School supply lists for middle, elementary students | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

6th, 7th and 8th Grade
General Supply List
Two options for organization in middle school:

Binder Option
One 3-inch binder (or 2 smaller binders) to include:
Dividers, with tabs and pockets
Two packs of 100 count loose-leaf paper
One pencil … Read the rest


Girl Power Self Esteem workshop Saturday at BZS Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 20, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard


Update: Fallen tree closes Wichman and Heyward streets | News | The Press and Standard

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

Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY

A toppled tree shut down travel on Wichman Street for hours on July 18 as employees of South Carolina Electric and Gas, South Carolina Department of Transportation and Walterboro coped with the aftermath.

On July 18 … Read the rest


Leo | Pet of the Week | Colleton County Animal Shelter

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


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Truck driver killed on Interstate
A 54-year-old Florida truck driver died the morning of July 19 in an accident on I-95’s southbound lanes.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were dispatched to the 49-mile marker of … Read the rest


Search continues for suspect in shooting | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel continue their search for the suspect in a July 12 shooting that left a city man with facial injuries.
Calls reporting shots fired near Enterprise and Hickory streets began coming into the emergency dispatch center … Read the rest


Johnson follows his dream | News | The Press and Standard

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

Corporal Gean Johnson is leaving the Walterboro Police Department to follow his dream.
In a few weeks, Johnson will move on to Allendale, where is will become the assistant chief of Allendale’s Police Department.
Before he retires, he already has … Read the rest


Cougars finish summer passing league with solid outing in Showdown | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Cougar Football had a busy week, competing in two 7-on-7 passing league tournaments. Approximately 30 players traveled to South Carolina State University in Orangeburg on July 12, then headed upstate the following day to … Read the rest


Arson suspected in fire at abandoned home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Officials continue to probe a suspicious fire that heavily damaged an abandoned residence at 410 popular Street on the morning of July 14.

Firefighters were called to the property  at 1:04 a.m. after a neighbor spotted flames coming through the … Read the rest


Ponytails come so close in Dixie State Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Ponytails almost pulled it off.

The team trailed 5-0 early in Monday’s championship game against Myrtle Beach, but scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning. After holding Myrtle Beach scoreless in the … Read the rest


Who says dreams can’t come true? Meet Coach Jake Williams | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“His experience, combined with his energy and enthusiasm, have us all excited about the coming season and building on the momentum of the last few seasons.”
– Jane Brewer,
USC Salk Athletic Director

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Childhood dreams really … Read the rest


Woman critically injured in wreck on I-95 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A July 17 single-car accident on I-95 the morning of July 17 resulted in critical injuries for a female passenger.

The accident occurred in on I-95 near the 65-mile marker. The northbound Mercedes left the roadway at a high rate … Read the rest


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