Monthly Archives: August 2017

Community Day held at Kindred Home Health | News | The Press and Standard

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

Kindred Home Health and Hospice of Charleston held a Community Appreciation Day on Aug. 10 at their office, 415 Robertson Blvd. Guests could enjoy jump castles, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks.

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Links to get get everything you want to know about the eclipse | News | The Press and Standard

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

With the August 21 coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the U.S., we want to remind you that eclipse-related information and resources for your stories can be found at NationalEclipse.com. Please feel free to use any of the information or … Read the rest


Blanton wins school supplies | News | The Press and Standard

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

The winner of The Press and Standard’s back-to-school subscription promotion was Virginia Blanton with The Press Advertising Representative Krystina Robinson.


Countdown to Kindergarten | Photos | The Press and Standard

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

The Countdown to Kindergarten was held last week at Colleton County First Steps with a carnival including games, activities and pizza. The children were also given four hardcover books and school supplies. Countdown to Kindergarten is a program to help … Read the rest


Right decision makes champion | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A decision made years ago played an elemental role in making a Bamberg teenager a national champion.
Alexander Ahlin, 15, of Bamberg, was recently selected to the U.S. National Open Men’s Shotgun Team.
Ahlin started in the South Carolina 4-H … Read the rest


Will eclipse draw out Bigfoot? Three Colleton sightings reported in past | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Will the eclipse force Bigfoot out of the woods?
Probably not, but stories have been circulating on the web involving law enforcement encouraging people not to shoot at any potential Bigfoots during Monday’s dark phase.
However, over the years, there … Read the rest


Locals attend NRA banquet | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo by LORI BEARD
Freeman Coleman, Fran and Thomas Herndon and Tom Whitacre enjoyed the NRA banquet held recently.


‘Taste of Bedon’ planned Aug. 26 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“A Taste of Bedon” will be held Saturday Aug. 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bedon Baptist Church, 2410 Cottageville Hwy.
The evening will feature food prepared by Bedon members from the “A Taste of Bedon Cookbook.” A silent auction will … Read the rest


Local artist speaks to PEP Club | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 19, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Local artist Becky Lee entertained members of the PEP Club at the July meeting.
Lee’s Lowcountry paintings have been shown at the Colleton Museum and featured in local newspapers. She brought some of her favorite paintings to show the group, … Read the rest


Local members attend state 4-H Congress | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County teens Geneffer Sweatman and Garrett Ulmer were among the nearly 90 4-H members agents and volunteers attending the 55th annual State 4-H Congress at Clemson University July 12 through15.
Two area delegates received the coveted 4-H Presidential Tray, … Read the rest


Help for heirs’ property owners offered Aug. 24 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Anyone who needs information or help with heirs’ property and/or wants help to manage forestland for increased income for your family may attend the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s Education Seminar on heirs’ property issues and resolution, and forest management … Read the rest


Free class for Alzheimer’s caregivers set in September | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The ARK, Alzheimer’s Family Support Services, is offering its free Powerful Tools for Caregivers series in Walterboro starting in September. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for … Read the rest


Sign up now to get a free will written | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Do you have a will? Is your property your primary asset? Would you like to ensure that your property and possessions will go to the person(s) you want after you are gone?
The way to do that is by having … Read the rest


‘This is God’s child’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Town, friends, employer support Sapp family with fundraiser.

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Crowds turned out Saturday to support Cottageville resident Tony Sapp, a popular young man who’s battling the recurrence of a rare form of cancer.
Sapp, a Round O … Read the rest


Update: Bond denied, additional charges added in child’s death | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Kasiem Rashawn Stephens, 24, and Francesca Michelle Shuler, 25, both of 34 Novit’s Nook Court in Walterboro, were charged Thursday evening with homicide by child abuse in the death of Shuler’s 4-year old son.
At a Friday afternoon bond hearing, … Read the rest


Two charged with homicide by child abuse | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 17 at 6 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, along with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, arrested Kasiem Rashawn Stephens, 24, and Francesca Michelle Shuler, 25, of 34 Novits Nook Ct. in Walterboro, charged with homicide by … Read the rest


SLED investigating suspicious death of 4-year-old | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 17 at approx. 1:30 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from the Emergency Department staff at Colleton County Medical Center reference to a child being brought to the facility unconscious, unresponsive and in cardiac … Read the rest


4-Hers learn about nature at camp in wildlife sanctuary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

This summer “Water in the ‘Boro”” 4-H camp was held in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary for youth in grades 4-6. During the four-day camp youth learned about the ecosystem created by the water, wildlife, and woods of the 600-acre sanctuary.… Read the rest


New teachers tour county | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

First-year teachers of Colleton County School District spent Wednesday taking a bus ride through Colleton County to see the community in which the students live and visit the schools. During the trip, teachers hid rocks they decorated earlier in the … Read the rest


Paramedics learn how to cope with mass casualty situations | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A quiet Aug. 10 morning on Oakland Drive was disturbed by gunfire, the sound signaling the start of a mass casualty exercise conducted by the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council.
As the gunfire sounded, the Lowcountry Regional EMS Council’s paramedic students, … Read the rest


Cottageville cops read to kids, sponsor car wash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 18, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by Julie S. Hoff
Cottageville Police last week hosted the second annual ‘Cops Reading to Kids’ at Town Hall. The event was started after an officer’s mother, a teacher, mentioned that many young students lose reading skills during summer … Read the rest


Calling all candidates: Elections could be held in four communities | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four Colleton County communities could draw voters to the polls for the Nov. 7 General Election.
Voters in Walterboro, Edisto Beach, Cottageville and Lodge could be voting on council positions. Lodge voters could also be voting for mayor.
Those communities … Read the rest


Deputies investigate drive-by shooting | Update | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A drive-by shooting on Gadsden Loop the evening of Aug. 9 sent two victims to the Trident Medical Center in North Charleston for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the home at … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Beach visitor loses vehicles
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence on Palmetto Pointe Lane in Edisto Beach Aug. 12 at 10 p.m. to investigate a pair of vehicle thefts.
The caller reported that a silver 2003 … Read the rest


Cougar Football to go Facebook LIVE | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Football broadcast is back for the 2017 season, but will be using a different medium to bring its listeners the live play-by-play broadcast on Friday evenings. Greg Pryor and “Coach” Joe Ritter … Read the rest


Carolina wins Braggers Cup tourney | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Gamecock Club board members Brantley Strickland, Lori Beard and Tiger Martin pose with the Braggers Cup trophy after the Gamecock Club defeated the Clemson Club 7.5-3.5 Friday Aug. 11 at Dogwood Hills. Both clubs raised more than $1,000 … Read the rest


CCHS Booster Club announces membership drive | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Athletic Booster Club recently announced details for its annual membership drive in advance of the 2017-18 school term. Funds raised by the organization are used entirely to benefit CCHS athletics such … Read the rest


Head-on crash on Robertson Boulevard sends five to hospitals | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 17, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

A two car head-on collision sent five people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon Aug. 16 at 6:49 p.m. The accident occurred on Robertson Blvd just west of North Lemacks Street.
Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a black Trail Blazer SUV … Read the rest


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