Monthly Archives: July 2017

Spirit Week held at Academy Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 15, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Academy Road Preschool held a Superhero/Princess July 6 for Spirit Week. Superhero teachers at left are Ms. Hannah and Ms. Deedee (holding SaMya Peppers) and Ms. Becky, right, holding Wills Warner. Princesses are Christina Holmes, Anna Colson, Malaysia Nelson, Adrian … Read the rest


Spending the gas tax | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Colleton County’s benefit from the increase of the state’s gasoline tax will be found in three of the four major project areas set to receive funding generated from the tax which took effect July 1.

Leland … Read the rest


Local gospel group signs with record company | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On June 24, the Colleton Spiritualaires put Walterboro on the map.

The local gospel artists traveled to Rocky Mount, Va., to attend an Independent Gospel Artist Workshop and Showcase, they saw advertised via social media. This was a chance, they … Read the rest


Two receive Navy awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two local residents, Billy Drawdy and Gary Herndon, were honored by receiving the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Environment Excellence Award for Natural Resources (Large Installation) for their work with the United States Marine Corps Air … Read the rest


Two northbound I-95 bridge lanes at Exit 57 to be closed starting Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The slow and turning northbound lanes of I-95 at mile marker 57 will be closed starting Sunday July 16 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for routine maintenance on the bridge over Highway 64.

Cones and signs will be in place in … Read the rest


Is your pet a calendar girl (or boy)? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) is accepting submission photographs of Colleton County Animal Shelter (CCAS) alumni for its 2018 calendar.

“I love to see all the pictures of our shelter alumni living the ‘good life.’ Dogs and … Read the rest


Learning about the Army | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster recently attended the 2nd Recruiting Brigade’s Educator Tour held annually at Redstone Arsenal, part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, adjacent to Huntsville in Madision County, Ala.

Thirty-one … Read the rest


Gigi Toshou anyone? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 14, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Second comic book convention to be Aug. 5 at the Colleton County Library.

The second installment of The Low Country Gigi Toshou Con will take over the Colleton County Memorial Library on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.… Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Traffic stop results in multiple charges

Walterboro police officers working traffic enforcement in the 3000 block of Robertson Boulevard July 8 at 1:40 a.m. were drawn to what was missing.

As a vehicle passed their cruiser, they noticed that the … Read the rest


By the grace of God | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Faith Baptist Church helps family who lost home to fire.

By  PASTOR TONY JONES

Faith Baptist Church

In the early morning hours of June 11, Robert Long of Stanley Avenue woke up to the smell of smoke in his house. … Read the rest


Registration under way for Rec Center football | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Football registration is underway at the Colleton County Recreation Center. Fee is $75 from now until July 28, then $100 until Aug. 25.

Registration forms may be found at http://rec.colletoncounty.org/Data/Sites/1/media/pdffolder/2016-football-registration-form.pdf

In conjunction with football, the Rec Center will offer fall … Read the rest


Caroline Fire-Bennett goes undefeated | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 10U Carolina Fire-Bennett team went undefeated in the 2017 Palmetto Blast held this past weekend at the ACE Basin Sports Complex to take home the 10-U championship. The Fire outscored their opponents 74–20 on the day. The ladies were … Read the rest


Howie | Pet of the Week | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Information sought in Wednesday night shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

On Wednesday July 12 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Colleton County Dispatch received calls in reference to shots fired near Hickory and Enterprise Streets in Walterboro. The caller stated that a male had been hit and was lying in the road.… Read the rest


Clemson fans: Bobbleheads anyone? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled limited edition bobbleheads featuring Deshaun Watson and Mike Williams. Watson and Williams helped lead the Clemson Tigers to the 2016 National Championship, before being drafted in the first round … Read the rest


Islandton fire considered ‘suspicious’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of a fire that heavily damaged an Islandton residence on July 9.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were sent to the residence at 1334 Forks Road July 9 at 11:17 p.m. after a … Read the rest


Interstate wrecks injure four | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two accidents near the 45-mile marker in the southbound lanes of I-95 on the evening of July 6 resulted in four injuries.

The first accident occurred July 6 at 11:54 p.m. when a southbound Kia Sorento, traveling at a high … Read the rest


Clark named shelter manager | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Laura Clark intends to hit the ground running this week when she steps into her new role as the manager of the Colleton County Animal Shelter.

With intimate knowledge of the workings of the shelter already … Read the rest


Rec Center Sports Calendar | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Meet the Ponytails | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County All-Star Ponytails will begin competition in the Ponytails division of the Dixie State Tournament against North Myrtle Beach at noon on Saturday July 15 in Marion. The eight-team bracket also includes Abbeville, Marion, … Read the rest


Donations being accepted to help Cottageville family | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A GoFundMe account has been set up for a Cottageville family whose home was destroyed by fire on July 1.

Ronnie and Gena Reeves’ mobile home on Jenkins Club Road was a total loss, along with 25 years’ worth of … Read the rest


CPA reopens search for softball head coach | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep has reopened its search for a leader for the Lady Hawk Softball program after the most recent hire, Gabrielle Bedard, has opted to take a year off coaching.

CPA’s Head of School Jill Burttram … Read the rest


Bennie Smoak | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 12, 2017 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

BENNIE SMOAK

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

Mr. Bennie Lyn Smoak, Sr., of 700 Cantaloupe Belt, in the Little Swamp Community near Smoaks, passed away on the morning of Monday, July 10, 2017.… Read the rest


Seminar on medical cannabis in Summerville on Thursday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 11, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Local advocates will host an educational seminar on the benefits of medical cannabis and train supporters to effectively lobby for the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act on July 13, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. ET. The event will … Read the rest


Mark Hoff | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 11, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

MARK GREGORY HOFF

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Mark Gregory Hoff, 50, of St. George, husband of Sherri Utsey Hoff, entered into enteral rest on Friday, July 7, 2017 at his residence.

 

Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m., … Read the rest


William Creech | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 11, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

WILLIAM CREECH

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

 

COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. William Wilson “Billy” Creech, 52, of Cottageville, entered into rest Sunday morning, July 9, 2017, at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. … Read the rest


Terry Bennett | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 11, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

TERRY BENNETT

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

 

Mr. Terry Alan Bennett, 54, of Walterboro, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017. He was a son of the late Mary Lee Warren Schieder

 … Read the rest


Paula Jenkins | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 11, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

PAULA JENKINS

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

 

Paula Crosby King Jenkins, 61, of Ruffin, SC, passed away at her residence last week.

 

A Memorial Service was held at the Brice Herndon … Read the rest


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