Monthly Archives: September 2017

Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Please help those with juvenile diabetes
Dear Editor:
Funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) is set to expire at the end of this month on Sept. 30.
The SDP provides critical funding for diabetes research. It has been in … Read the rest


Mayor Darby has been a blessing to Edisto Beach | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Edisto Beach has suffered three disasters in three years: the flood of October 2015, Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and now Hurricane Irma. But in one sense, Edisto is lucky. The beach has Mayor Jane Darby.
Darby has exhibited incredible leadership … Read the rest


The truth shall set you free | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Have you ever asked someone a question, definitely expecting to hear the truth, and the individual looked you square in your eyes, answering your question with a boldfaced lie?
What was your response to this obvious untruth? What were your … Read the rest


Mountain leaves changing early this year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

CLEMSON – A dry 2016 coupled with a late summer cold front brought on by Tropical Storm Irma has jumpstarted fall color in the southern Appalachians.
Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan, in his annual fall foliage assessment, reports that … Read the rest


Light-Romain engagement announced | Congrats Colleton | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Light-Romain
Joel Light of Walterboro announces the engagement of his daughter, Rachael Elisabeth Light, to Christopher Romain Jr., also of Walterboro, son of Micheline and Chris Romain Sr. of Binghamton, N.Y.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Lisa … Read the rest


Off the Field | Jake Burttram | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 23, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jacob (Jake) Lee Burttram is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy where he plays football and golf for the War Hawks. He is the son of Tracy and Jill Burttram of Walter-boro. His grandparents are Dr. Joe Flowers and the … Read the rest


Benefit for Texas hurricane victims Sept. 28 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A benefit for Texas victims of Hurricane Harvey will be held by the Colleton County Democratic Party on Thursday Sept. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, 506 E. Washington St.
Those attending may bring school … Read the rest


Howard Preacher | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2017 8:08 am by Myiah Blakeney

Howard Preacher

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

COTTAGEVILLE: Mr. Howard L. Preacher, husband of Veronica “Mary” Ackerman Preacher, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 20, 2017 at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro. He was 76.

Mr. Preacher was born in … Read the rest


Long-time councilman Tom Lohr decides against re-election bid | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A familiar name was not on the list of candidates for the Walterboro governmental posts for the November ballot.
Walterboro City Councilman Tom Lohr will not seek re-election to a third term on council.
Lohr said that there were a … Read the rest


Heirs property seminar Sept. 23 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Those who need information or help with heirs’ property and/or want help to manage forestland for increased income for your family may come to the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation’s Education Seminar on heirs’ property issues and resolution, and forest … Read the rest


Walk & Wag Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 22, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The fourth annual Walk & Wag will be Saturday starting at 11 a.m. in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary and the county parking lot.
“Each year it has grown and we are looking forward to an amazing turn out this year. … Read the rest


Concrete poured at law enforcement center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The cement trucks began showing up at the future site of the Colleton County Law Enforcement Center on Mable Willis Boulevard about 2 a.m. Sept. 8.
The task for the early morning was the pouring of a large concrete pad … Read the rest


Talking government: Legislative Delegation meets | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Legislative Delegation took over the meeting room at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market Monday night to visit with the governmental officials and interested residents.
Five of the eight-member delegation attended the delegation session.
S.C. Sens. Margie … Read the rest


Mincey to lead War Hawk baseball program | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“We’re going to push these guys this year. I want them to not only become great ball players – but also great men. Hard work, dedication, determination, and faith will be something I preach to them.”
– Cody Mincey,
CPA’s Read the rest


CCHS Tennis wins against Fort Dorchester | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Tennis team defeated Fort Dorchester last week 5-1 in a non-region game played on the road last Wednesday Sept. 13. The following day, the Lady Cougars fell 6-0 to Hilton Head … Read the rest


Colleton All-Stars: Small Fry capture win over Beaufort | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County All-Star Football and Cheerleading League hosted Beaufort Saturday Sept. 16 at Cougar Stadium.
The Small Fry won 24-6 with Calvin Amari Brown scoring three touchdowns and Elijah Prioleau scoring once. “The defense was … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Shoney’s hit by con artist
A manager at Shoney’s at 1177 Sniders Highway was working Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. when a man claiming to be an official of the chain called.
The man, who called himself Steve, claimed to … Read the rest


Lady Sox travel ball tryouts this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lady Sox 8u travel ball team wants you!

Tryouts will be held this Saturday Sept. 23 starting at 12 p.m. at the ACE Basin Recreational fields in Walterboro.

For more information please contact: Head Coach: Kenny (843) 542-4068 Assistant Coach: … Read the rest


Two Colleton County Clemson Club parties set for Saturday’s game | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton residents have two options for watching Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. Clemson game with other Colleton County Clemson Club fans.
In Walterboro, Main Street Grille is the regular spot to catch this weekend’s battle again Boston College.
The Edisto Beach Chapter … Read the rest


Two women injured in wreck on Robertson Boulevard last night | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Two adult females were injured in a two-car crash in the 1500 block of Robertson Boulevard on Wednesday Sept. 20 at 10:23 p.m.
A westbound Honda Accord was passing a car on a curve and collided with an eastbound Chevrolet … Read the rest


Gerald Lyles | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Reverend Gerald B. Lyles, age 85, of Soperton died Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Care of Sammons Funeral Home 

Reverend Lyles lived most of his life in Treutlen County and was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Laura Read the rest


Governor surveys damage on Edisto Beach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

South Carolina’s Gov. Henry McMaster toured Edisto Beach, one of the hardest-hit areas in the state from Tropical Storm Irma, Thursday Sept. 14, with Mayor Jane Darby and an assessment team to survey damages and recovery … Read the rest


Cougar cross-country earns season best in Lake Murray Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cross-Country team competed in the Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational Saturday Sept. 16 at Crooked Creek Recreational Park in Chapin. After inclement weather canceled two previous races for Colleton County, the cross-country team … Read the rest


“It is still here, it is still Edisto – and we will be fine” | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 21, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

When full-time Edisto Beach residents Mike and Laurie Kelly, evacuated to Asheville, N.C., five days before Tropical Storm Irma blew into the Lowcountry, they weren’t sure what they would find upon their return. At that point, … Read the rest


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