Monthly Archives: September 2017

Saturday’s ACT cancelled at CCHS | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The ACT test scheduled Saturday at Colleton County High School has been cancelled. Students should check their ACT accounts for further information.


Irma 2 p.m. Update Thursday | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
200 PM AST Thu Sep 07 2017

At 200 PM AST (1800 UTC), the distinct eye of Hurricane Irma was
located near latitude 20.7 North, longitude 70.4 West. Irma is
moving toward the … Read the rest


4-H Livestock meeting postponed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Due to the expected weather conditions, the Colleton County Clemson Extension 4-H Livestock meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 9th has been postponed.

 


Schools to close Friday-Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District leaders have made the decision to close school on Friday, September 8, 2017, to allow students, staff, and their families time to prepare for Hurricane Irma. Schools will also be closed on Monday, September 11, 2017 … Read the rest


Irma 11 a.m. Thursday | Estimated wind speed timetable | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The colored areas are the percentage chance of tropical storm force winds at the given times.


Posted on September 7, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 AM AST Thu Sep 07 2017

…EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE IRMA HEADING FOR THE TURKS AND
CAICOS ISLANDS…
…HURRICANE AND STORM SURGE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH FLORIDA AND THE … Read the rest


Planning for pets with resource links | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Our pets are important members of our families. Just like all members of a family, it is important to include them in our disaster preparation plans. The likelihood of a pet surviving a disaster depends largely on the planning done … Read the rest


Ambulance totaled in wreck on I-95 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Two firefighter-paramedics and two travelers were injured after a large moving van struck the rear of an ambulance and then overturned on I-95 near the 51-mile marker southbound.
The accident occurred Tuesday Sept. 5 at 2:01 p.m. during a thunderstorm … Read the rest


SCDOT Activates Storm Resources Web Page | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has activated a Hurricane Irma page on the agency’s website, www.scdot.org, to provide one location for online resources to help motorists cope with the storm.

The site features evacuation routes, road closings … Read the rest


Colleton County moves to OPCON 4 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County is at OPCON 4 (Alert & Notification).
Please call (843)549-2130 for information regarding sandbags. Someone will be available to
take your call between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency will continue to monitor Hurricane … Read the rest


Faith Baptist accepting help to prepare to help after Irma | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

While Faith Baptist Church has been collecting items for Hurricane Harvey, FEMA has asked that nothing else unsolicited be sent to Texas.

The items collected here in Colleton County will be sent, but anything collected from now on will be … Read the rest


Paramedic classes cancelled through Sept. 18 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Paramedic Classes at Lowcountry Regional EMS Council have been CANCELLED starting today, September 6, 2017 and we RESUME (as of now), on September 18, 2017.
EMT Courses at College of Charleston, Regional Ambulance, and Ashley River Fire are CANCELLED starting … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | March | Colleton County Animal Shelter

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Four sign up for Cottageville Council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Four candidates will vie for two seats on Cottageville Town Council in November’s election.
When candidate filing ended in August, incumbent Chuck Hudson and challengers Ted Underwood, Howard Lockwood and Tina Peterson had thrown their hats … Read the rest


Officials tweaking bus plan for residents | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The plans to introduce a public transit option for Walterboro residents is progressing, but the planners need some local insight as they work to finalize the bus routes and times before the new system begins operation in mid-October.
Although the … Read the rest


Lady Cougars pick up region win against Stags | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity volleyball team picked up a region win against Berkeley last week to bring them to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in Region 8-AAAA.
Last Tuesday Aug. 29, Colleton County traveled to … Read the rest


Prison time comes with guilty plea | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Yemassee man was sent to prison when he pled guilty during an appearance in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Lloyd Smalls, 57, of Yemassee, pled guilty to a charge of indecent exposure. After hearing the plea, Visiting … Read the rest


Lady Hawks off to solid 4-0 start | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity volleyball team picked up non-region wins over Patrick Henry and Jefferson Davis Academy last week to improve to 4-0 on the regular season. They will move into SCISA Region 4-AA competition this … Read the rest


Cougars off to 0-3 start after loss to Swamp Foxes | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars fell to 0-3 following a 28-17 loss to the Ashley Ridge Swamp Foxes (2-1) Friday evening on the road. Despite leading 10-7 heading into halftime, the Cougars could not hold on to … Read the rest


Man injured when pickup strikes pine tree | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 26-year-old male was severely injured after his pickup truck left the roadway and struck a large pine tree the afternoon of Sept. 1.

Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 4900 block of Black Creek Road, west of Edward Road, … Read the rest


Colleton Prep’s Middle School Hawks fall to Dorchester Raiders | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep’s Middle School football team is off to a 0-2 start after back-to-back losses to Dorchester Academy.
The young Hawks lost 20-0 to the Raiders in the first meeting of the season on Thursday Aug. … Read the rest


JV Cougars earn win over Ashley Ridge | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County JV football team improved its record to 2-0 after an impressive 32-18 win over Ashley Ridge Thursday Aug. 31 at home. The Cougar defense created four turnovers in the game.
Quarterback Edwardian Stansel … Read the rest


War Hawks to host Eagles in Region II-A contest | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep War Hawks will host Palmetto Christian Academy Friday Sept. 8 in their first Region II-A contest of the season.
The War Hawks are coming off a bye week after a big win over … Read the rest


A bad day for hauling cars… | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Aug. 30 was not a good day to be hauling cars on I-95.
The problems began Aug. 30 at 6:24 p.m. when a truck transporting new vehicles caught fire in the southbound lanes near the 50-mile marker.
The truck driver … Read the rest


Getting Prepared: Lists of items to have on hand | Irma | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

With winds of 180 mph, Hurricane Irma is being called the strongest hurricane in the history of the Atlantic basin, outside of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center. And it could head toward S.C. … Read the rest


Irma | 2 p.m. Update | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


2017 Hurricane Guide | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Click on the link, then scroll down.

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S.C. governor declares state of emergency | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 6, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Governor Henry McMaster today issued an executive order declaring a state of emergency and, along with the S.C. Emergency Management Division, has urged South Carolinians to prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma impacting the state. The executive order enables … Read the rest


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