Monthly Archives: August 2017

Spirit of the River Festival planned at Givhans Ferry Park | News | The Press and Standard

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

Friends of the Edisto (FRED), in partnership with the S.C. Paddlesports Industry Association (SCPIA), will hold the Spirit of the River Festival on Saturday Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Edisto River at Givhans Ferry State … Read the rest


Sheriff’s office honors 2017 ‘super campers’ | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland played host to three super campers last week.
At the conclusion of Strickland’s 2017 Summer Youth Camp, he chose three campers whom he felt excelled during the camp.
Michael Carte, CJ Mock and Kailei Willard … Read the rest


Learning about nature | News | The Press and Standard

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

On July 25, naturalist Genia Floyd led the Lutheroad Day Camp at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church into the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary for a nature walk. They were ages 6-11 and from different area churches. Diane Wicker of Good Shepherd is … Read the rest


S.C. Artisan Center looking to the future | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Artisan Center’s board of directors is in the midst of determining what the future holds.
“The big question we are still trying to answer is what we want to be when we grow up,” board chairperson Chris … Read the rest


Cottageville holds Public Safety Expo | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The public turned out for a Public Safety Expo on July 29 at Cottageville Town Hall. Participating agencies included the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Walterboro and Cottageville police departments, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


Contractors named for airport and rec center projects | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council members cleared the way for county officials to handle the final details on two Capital Project Sales Tax construction contracts during their July 25 meeting.
Anson Construction Company, Inc. was selected to handle water and wastewater improvements … Read the rest


Sharing Walterboro’s story in D.C. | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s success in growing the local food economy was highlighted at the national Local Foods, Local Places summit in Washington, D.C. last month.
Matt Mardell, director of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, attended the summit to share Walterboro’s story.… Read the rest


Girls and Boys State representatives selected | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Thursday night the American Legion honored those chosen for this year’s Girls and Boys State. More in next week’s edition of The Press and Standard.

 


Shopping tips for tax-free weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is offering the following tips for consumers to get the best sales tax free weekend shopping experience:

–        Review the list of sales tax free items. Visit the Department of Revenue’s … Read the rest


Two suspects in chase turn themselves in | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 3 at 4:30 p.m., Donell Stephens 25, and Juan R. Rivera 20, who were wanted in reference to the vehicle chase that occurred in Walterboro, on Aug, 1, have turned themselves in to authorities at the Colleton County … Read the rest


Eclipse viewing parties planned on Aug. 21 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Memorial Library is planning a party Aug. 21 and it promises to eclipse anything else you might have planned.
The Solar Soiree starts Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. on the library’s front yard, according to the library’s Young Adult … Read the rest


Comicon this Saturday at library | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Lowcountry Giga Toshou Con will be Saturday Aug. 5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Colleton County Memorial Library.


Crosby takes 5th in NBHA Youth World Championships | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Crosby and her 5-year-old Indie qualify for finals out of 1,200, take fifth of 190 in championships.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Sixteen-year old Dondi Crosby, a rising junior at Colleton County High School, competed in the National Barrel Horse Association … Read the rest


County, city councils set joint meeting Aug. 9 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The members of the Walterboro and Colleton County councils will get together Aug. 9 at 12:30 p.m. for a joint council session.
Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin told council at the July 25 meeting that Walterboro City Manager Jeff Molinari … Read the rest


CCMS schedule pickup to be Aug. 10 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students and parents may pick up their students’ schedules and pay fees at Colleton County Middle School on Thursday Aug. 10, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Students and parents may meet their teachers at Colleton County Middle School during … Read the rest


Woman gets prison term for robbery charge | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro woman was sentenced to five years in prison after she pled guilty when she appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Samantha Stewart, 26, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of strong-armed robbery and was … Read the rest


Douglas Lodge 277 feeds Cougars | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Saturday Aug. 26, Douglas Lodge 277 will host a “Family Fun Day’ in the Catholic Hill community.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Douglas Lodge 277, a division of First Masonic District 1 of South Carolina, provided a hot dog … Read the rest


Summer Camp at the Rec holds finale | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Recreation Center’s “Summer Camp at the Rec” concluded Thursday July 27 with the Summer Finale held at Colleton County Middle School’s mini-auditorium. The camp, designed for ages 4-12, was a combination of education … Read the rest


Edisto Beach begins efforts to improve water quality | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Edisto Beach’s Mayor Jane Darby and Town Administrator Iris Hill came to Walterboro on June 25 to be on hand as Colleton County Council joined the town in taking another step towards improving the quality and quantity of the town’s … Read the rest


Three sought in assault case | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the Walterboro Police Department were called to the McDonald’s at 727 N. Jefferies Blvd. when three suspects broke into the business seeking to assault an employee on the evening of July 28.
The manager told police that a … Read the rest


Cottageville man arrested | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A Cottageville man was taken into custody the afternoon of Aug. 2, charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor.
Ricky Devon Edwards Jr., 36, of Cottageville was taken into custody on a charge of second-degree criminal … Read the rest


Back-to-School Bash Saturday at Colleton County High School | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 10th annual Back-To-School Bash will be held by the Colleton County School District on Saturday Aug. 5 from 9 a.m.-noon in the gym at Colleton County High School. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The event will offer over 800 … Read the rest


SLED investigation continues for suspects who shot at deputy July 26 on Smoak Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are continuing their investigation into shots fired at a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office cruiser on the evening of July 26.
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was driving her vehicle in the … Read the rest


City police searching for suspect in hit-and-run | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on August 3, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro police are continuing to investigate an apparent hit-and-run accident that resulted in serious injuries to a Walterboro woman.
Members of the city police department and an ambulance crew from Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the 300 block of … Read the rest


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