Monthly Archives: September 2017

Funerals in the South | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Funerals generally aren’t funny. Funerals in the South, however, can be entertaining.
Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays, author of “Being Dead is No Excuse” and “Some Day You’ll Thank Me for This,” made an hilarious video about Southern funerals; it’s … Read the rest


Off the Field | Campbell Pryor | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Thomas “Campbell” Pryor is a senior at Colleton County High School where he plays football and soccer for the Cougars. He is the son of Lesli and Greg Pryor of Walterboro and grandson of Bill and Gail Howell. Campbell has … Read the rest


Harrigal speak to Civitans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jean Harrigal, right, of The Colleton Center, spoke to Civitans Club Aug. 28 about renovations at Hampton Street Auditorium and Colleton Center and the variety of events they are hoping to attract when construction is finished. At left is Civitans … Read the rest


Courtroom gets a new ceiling, county council approves items | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

When the air conditioning unit on the roof of the Colleton County Courthouse was disabled by a lightning strike several months ago, the lack of air conditioning for the main courtroom caused moisture accumulation in the courtroom that, in turn, … Read the rest


SPA opens remodeled store | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Feeling down? Body need a tune up? Holistic Image Day Spa and Salon has been serving the Colleton County community since 2013.
Located at 237 E. Washington St., the business offers all hair services from cuts to Brazilian straightening, as … Read the rest


Ritter Road home catches fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 15, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were dispatched to a home on Ritter Road Sept. 13 at 8:54 a.m. when fire broke out in the kitchen of the doublewide mobile home. The fire was contained to the kitchen and most belongings were … Read the rest


Two injured in head-on crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 15, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A head-on crash in the 2200 block of Mount Carmel Road the morning of Sept. 13 caused severe injuries to two occupants. At 4:44 a.m., Colleton County Fire-Rescue units were notified of the accident just south of Ruffin Road. Crews … Read the rest


Colleton Center adds three members to board of directors | News | The Press and Standard

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

Three new members have recently been elected to The Colleton Center’s Board of Directors — Diane Polk, Rick Hawkins and Senator Margie Bright Matthews.
Polk, vice president of Enterprise Bank of S.C., was born and raised in Colleton County. She … Read the rest


Veterans Victory House saved from evacuation | News | The Press and Standard

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

Sandra Ferguson, executive director of Veterans Victory House, was back at work Friday morning well rested.
“I slept much better last night than I did the night before,” Ferguson said.
Her restfulness came with a conference call at 10 p.m. … Read the rest


Councils move parking lot sale forward | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro City Council and Colleton County Council, meeting in separate sessions on Sept. 5, moved along an ordinance that will turn the county-owned parking lot on South Jefferies Boulevard over to the city and end the joint city-county ownership … Read the rest


Fire-Rescue: Fire in the storm | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel faced taking on Tropical Storm Irma’s high winds as well as flames in a Sept. 11 fire in Jacksonboro.
The fire call came in at 1:03 p.m. on Sept. 11, when the tropical force winds were … Read the rest


‘Authors under the Oaks’ this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

YBR Publishing presents the “Authors Under the Live Oaks” event at Historic Frampton Plantation, 1 Lowcountry Lane in Yemassee S.C. (I-95 Exit 33) on Saturday Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Nearly 20 authors/artisans from across the Lowcountry and beyond … Read the rest


Shelter evacuates 67 cats and dogs | News | The Press and Standard

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

Sixty-seven animals from the Colleton County Animal Shelter were evacuated by volunteers from various rescue groups prior to Hurricane Irma. Dr. Lori Campbell, DVM, of Walterboro volunteered her time to provide the required health certificates to cross state lines for … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Home hit by shotgun blast
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Bama Road in Cottageville Sept. 8 at 3:45 p.m. to investigate a shotgun blast.
The resident reported that he heard a … Read the rest


Ermine Jackson | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 14, 2017 1:01 pm by Myiah Blakeney

ERMINE JACKSON

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

ROUND O – Ermine Zeigler Jackson, widow of Claude H. Jackson, died Wednesday at the Pruitt Health Care Center in Walterboro. She was 91.

Mrs. Jackson was born November 9, 1925 in Walterboro, … Read the rest


Irma vs. the county: Biggest problem was loss of electricity | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin was out at Dogwood Hills Golf Course the afternoon of Sept. 12, checking on the removal of several trees brought down by Tropical Storm Irma.
“We should be back to normal operation by Wednesday morning,” … Read the rest


Lodge, Edisto Beach won’t vote | News | The Press and Standard

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

Voters in Lodge and Edisto Beach will stay home on Nov. 7, as there are no contested races in those communities.
In Lodge, the mayor’s post and two council seats were scheduled to be on the General Election ballot.
No … Read the rest


Candidates file for mayor, council | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro voters will head to the polls Nov 7.
When the filing deadline ended for the statements of candidacy for Walterboro mayor and three council seats set to appear on the General Election ballot, two candidates had filed for the … Read the rest


Cougars get first win | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars defeated Lakewood High School 30-22 Thursday evening for their first victory of the season and their first win under Coach Coby Peeler. Originally scheduled to be played Friday, the game was moved … Read the rest


Irma’s uneventful visit to Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

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

“We were extremely blessed,” Walterboro Fire Chief Wayne Lake said as he assessed Tropical Storm Irma’s time spent in the city.
“We had about three or four calls for down power lines and fire alarms,” Lake said.
The Monday afternoon … Read the rest


Lady Hawks earn win over Lions in tie-breaker | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks improved their record to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in Region IV-AA following a win over the St. Andrews Lions on Tuesday Sept. 5 on the road.
It took five sets, including … Read the rest


Fire consumes Edisto Beach home during storm | News | The Press and Standard

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

Fire struck a vacation home on Edisto Beach at the worst possible time.
It was Sept. 11 at 11:53 p.m. when the alarm sounded, reporting the fire at 498 Lost Village Trail in the Jeremy Cay area of the beach.… Read the rest


Edisto Beach weathers Irma | News | The Press and Standard

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

“Irma came and she was nasty. But, it was much less duration than Matthew. We had built berms out on the beach. Those berms did what they were supposed to do and allowed us to not have so much damage Read the rest


Waves during Irma | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 13, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

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