Monthly Archives: July 2017

Local man gets eight years for robbery | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was told he would spend eight years behind bars when he appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.

George Percy Booth, 46, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of armed robbery.

After entering his … Read the rest


Showtime Showcase draws 40 college coaches to ACE Basin Complex | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The ACE Basin Sports Complex hosted the Showtime Showcase Summer 2017 event over the weekend, during which 42 softball teams participated from across the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.  The two-day event gives potential recruits the opportunity … Read the rest


Bluffton eliminates Minors in District 6 Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Minors All-Star team faced a daunting task heading into last Wednesday’s District 6 Championship against an undefeated Bluffton-American team — they would need back-to-back wins on their home field to advance to the … Read the rest


Post 93 completes summer season | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

American Legion Post 93 completed its 2017 summer season last week finishing 0-10-1 in League 1 competition.

Despite collecting 10 hits against Goose Creek Post 166 last Wednesday June 28, Post 93 fell 7-3. After leading … Read the rest


Cottageville Crime Reports | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cottageville police, working with Colleton County sheriff’s deputies, recently recovered numerous items reported stolen.

On June 27, a Cottageville officer met with a resident of Peirce Road, who reported his utility trailer and chainsaw had been stolen. The victim said … Read the rest


Machine Pitch loses in All-Star quarter-finals | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Machine Pitch All-Star team was eliminated from the District 6 Tournament following a 19-1 loss to the Bluffton–Americans in the quarter-finals on Tuesday June 27 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Earlier in the tournament, … Read the rest


Man critically injured in fiery crash on Coolers Dairy Road | News | The Press and Standard

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

A 23-year-old man was critically injured in a high speed single-car accident on Coolers Dairy Road, just east of Round O Road, the evening of July 4. Callers to the emergency dispatch center at 8:23 p.m. reported that vehicle hit … Read the rest


Motorcyclist seriously injured in wreck on Hudson Mill Road | News | The Press and Standard

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

An adult male was seriously injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Hudson Mill Road at the intersection of Indian Creek Drive at 2:15 p.m. July 3. The eastbound motorcycle lost control in a curve and left the roadway. The … Read the rest


Cougars attend First Baptist 7-on-7 | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars attended an informal 7-on-7 held at First Baptist Tuesday June 27 in Charleston. Originally planned for earlier in the month but postponed due to inclement weather, First Baptist hosted the Cougars along … Read the rest


Ponytails capture District 6 Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County will begin competition in the state tournament Saturday July 15 in Marion.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Ponytails went undefeated through District 6 All-Star competition to earn a berth in the Dixie Ponytails State Tournament set … Read the rest


Three injured by gunfire near Smoaks | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 5, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office investigators are continuing to piece together information about a Smoaks shooting incident that sent three men to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg.

July 4 at about 10:30 p.m., the emergency dispatch office began … Read the rest


Mary Lynder Reeves Addison | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 5, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

MARY LYNDER REEVES ADDISON

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WALTERBORO – Ms. Mary Lynder Reeves Addison, 72, of Cottageville,

passed away Monday, June 26, 2017.

Funeral services were held 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at

The … Read the rest


Elizabeth Evans | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 5, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

ELIZABETH EVANS

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WALTERBORO—Mrs. Elizabeth Lupton Evans, age

93, of Walterboro, entered into rest Monday, June 19,

2017, at Pruitt Healthcare in Walterboro. She was the

daughter of the late William Ambers Lupton … Read the rest


Meet police officers, get snow cones | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 2, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Free snow cones will be given out by the Walterboro Police Department on the following dates:

Wednesday July 19: 10 a.m., Colleton Heights/Druid 2; 11:15 a.m., Edisto Terrace; 2 p.m., Plantation Oaks; 3:15 p.m., Hillcrest Apartments.

Thursday July 20: 10 … Read the rest


‘Pass me not, O gentle Savior’ | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Recently on a sweltering hot afternoon, a celebration of life service was held at Isaiah United Methodist Church for one of my husband’s cousins, Wilhelmina Bright Young.

Although the heat was stifling outside, inside was an oasis of joy, peace, … Read the rest


Mobile Farmers Market hits the road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 2, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Mobile Farmers Market will begin its summer schedule on Wednesdays beginning June 28 and continuing through Aug. 9.

The Mobile Market is open to the public. Ben Teasdel is manager. The mobile market supports Colleton’s local farmers and provides … Read the rest


Exercise room dedicated at BZS Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The dedication of the Katie Fennell Washington Exercise Room at the BZS Community Center in Ruffin was held last Saturday.

The new room will provide an area for a variety of activities, including aerobics classes with Magdline Monroe.

Annie W. … Read the rest


Academy Road holds Wacky-Tacky Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Academy Road Preschool and Child Care had a Spirit Week Wacky-Tacky Day recently. Ms. Becky was our Wackiest Teacher. She is is holding Sa’Mya with the other Wackiest kids, from left: Malaysia, Anna, Kaydence, Hudson, Christina, Adrian and Bryleigh.


Tiny houses: Nothing new to this couple | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Are you ready for this? Widdle Baby and I are trendsetters. We’re hip; we’re happening.

How can this be, you ask? (Especially since our idea of a wild night is chocolate after 9 p.m.)

As everyone knows, one of the … Read the rest


Colleton FFA members spend two weeks at camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton FFA (Future Farmers of America) students have had a busy two weeks from Clemson to North Myrtle Beach.

The students attended the 90th South Carolina FFA Convention in Clemson, where they attended award sessions for the chapter, workshops, delegate … Read the rest


QDMA founder Joe Hamilton publishes “Firepot Stories” | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Joe Hamilton of Walterboro, the founder of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), has compiled a lifetime of outdoor writing in his new book, “Firepot Stories: Collected Writings of a Naturalist, Conservationist, Wildlife Biologist, Sportsman and Raconteur,” available from QDMA.… Read the rest


Teachers learn about agriculture | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County teachers Robine Jackson, Sandra Howell, Cindy Carter, Kim Babb, Libby Wilson and Dee Dee Hartzog were among 50 educators from across the South Carolina who recently learned how to bring agriculture into their classrooms. The South Carolina Farm … Read the rest


Local VBS Youth ‘rock’ the Boro’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

A local Vacation Bible School Youth group rocked the ’Boro over the weekend. The Walterboro Church of God Youth Group was out in the community this past weekend, hiding painted rocks in a #JesusRocks campaign as … Read the rest


Howell receives doctorate in pharmacy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Gary Riddick Howell, II received his doctorate degree on Thursday June 15 from South University School of Pharmacy in Columbia.

After the completion of his didactic coursework in the summer of 2016, Howell spent the last year of the school’s … Read the rest


Building bookworms: CCSD holding ACE Basin inspired reading camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District, in partnership with Read to Succeed and Title One, is holding summer reading camp for 151 rising third and fourth graders from across the district to improve reading skills.

The theme … Read the rest


Swim Camp | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on July 1, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

SRO Jimmy Wiggins is holding the second session of his two-week summer camp this week — the first session ended last Friday. Activities, held in conjunction with Camp Wildwood, include swimming lessons at the pool in Hampton (this picture is … Read the rest


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