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Monthly Archives: September 2017

County reopens landfill, two convenience sites | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Solid Waste department has reopened the landfill, as well as the Green Pond Convenience Site and the Beltline Convenience Site.
All other County government offices will resume normal operations tomorrow, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:00 AM.


Schools to operate on two-hour delay tomorrow | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District leaders have made the decision to resume school on Wednesday Sept. 13 on a two-hour delay after an assessment of conditions on the impact of Hurricane Irma.
The instructional day for the early childhood center, elementary … Read the rest


Edisto Beach statement: Property owners can begin returning at 2 p.m. today | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Town of Edisto Beach is pleased to announce that as of 2 p.m. today we will begin limited access to the beach for these groups.

Property Owners
2 people for each business
And 2 people for each property management … Read the rest


SCDOT report on roads | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard


Sheriff issues release on storm status | News | The Press and Standard

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

From Sheriff R.A. Strickland:

On Sept. 11, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irma passed to the left of our county producing storm surge, heavy rains and high winds. This caused county-wide flooding, downed trees and downed power lines. The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


James Irvin Shuman, Sr. | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

James Irvin Shuman, Sr.

Care of Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, Inc.

EARLY BRANCH – Mr. James Irvin Shuman, Sr., of Old Salkehatchie Road near Early Branch, died early Sunday morning at his residence.

Mr. Shuman was born in Colleton County, August … Read the rest


James Witte Bull, Sr. | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

J. Witte Bull, Sr.

Care of Avinger Funeral Home

HOLLY HILL- James Witte Bull, Sr., 79, husband of Bonnie Murray Bull, entered eternal rest on Monday, September 11, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Thursday September … Read the rest


Diane Leakakos-Wirth | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Diane Leakakos-Wirth

Care of Horan McConaty – Denver, Colo.

Diane Leakakos-Wirth, 63, of Littleton, Colo., passed on September 5, 2017. She was born on April 25, 1954, in Bay Shore, New York to her parents, Gus and Marian Leakakos.

Diane … Read the rest


Marcene Rigsby | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

MARCENE RIGSBY

Care of Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Marcene Strivens Rigsby, age 64, of Walterboro, entered into rest Thursday morning, September 7, 2017, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. She was a daughter of … Read the rest


Edisto Beach press conference at noon today at the beach | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 12, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Town of Edisto Beach will be holding a press conference at 12:00 noon today, September 12, 2017 next to Finn’s at the Beach.

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Edisto Beach: Battening down the hatches in preparation of Irma

Posted on September 10, 2017 11:11 am by Cindy Crosby

 

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Greenville resident, Greg Pickett has owned his second home on Edisto Beach for seven years. For the past three of those years, he along with other home owners on the beach, have braced for storms directly impacting Edisto.… Read the rest


A log can’t burn without fire | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 10, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A common statement among our youth is, “Some people just keep drama going!” The sad part about this is that it is true.
“Lady Gossip,” “Ms. Rumors,” and “Mr. Drama” have a tendency to keep traveling long distances, but they … Read the rest


Edisto Beach evacuates in advance of Irma

Posted on September 9, 2017 11:11 pm by Cindy Crosby

“At this point, we’re ready to go. Everything is in place. We don’t fool around with the safety of our residents.” – Jane Darby, Edisto Beach Mayor.

 

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Friday afternoon, Edisto’s mayor, Jane Darby, was facing the realization less … Read the rest


Edisto Fire Department uses lessons from Hurricane Matthew to prepare for Irma

Posted on September 9, 2017 8:08 pm by Cindy Crosby

“We are hopeful, but we are preparing.” – Edisto Fire Chief Denney Conley

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Edisto’s Fire Department was busy Friday afternoon preparing for whatever Irma has in-store for Edisto Beach. Fire Chief Denney Conley was as focused and prepared as … Read the rest


CTS raises $10,000 for scholarships | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright
Photos by Herman G. Bright

Just a few short months ago when Roman Cunningham was elected as the President of the Colleton Training School/Colleton High School Alumni Association Inc., he came in with his feet on … Read the rest


Shrimp Festival to be Sept. 13-16 in Yemassee | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Town of Yemassee will hold the annual Shrimp Festival at the Yemassee Municipal Complex on Thursday-Saturday Sept. 14-16.
The festival started in 1993, when residents of Yemassee requested Mayor Jack Moore allow the town to host a shrimp festival … Read the rest


The eternal question: Where do you want to eat? | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Did you hear about the couple who’s eaten at every Cracker Barrel restaurant in America?
For decades, Indiana residents Ray and Wilma Yoder have chowed down at Cracker Barrels from South Carolina to Oregon. (They also worked in side trips … Read the rest


Salk teams donate to help Hurricane Harvey victims | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

USC Salk Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jake Williams with his box of t-shirts for Houston, sent in response to the following request from Coach Kelvin Sampson of the University of Houston basketball team sent to basketball coaches across the nation: … Read the rest


Blood drive planned Sept. 11 at First Baptist | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The regular First Baptist Church Blood Drive will be Monday Sept. 11 from 1-7 p.m.
A second blood drive is scheduled on Sept. 28 from 2:30-7 p.m., also at the First Baptist Church, in honor of the late Marshall “Bubba” … Read the rest


Off the Field | Jameson Butler | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jameson Orenthal Butler is a senior at Colleton County High School, where he plays football for the Cougars. He is the son of James and Tynette Goff of Walterboro. His grandparents are Elijah Williams and Cynthia Williams. Jameson has a … Read the rest


Pet Appreciation Week set at Tractor Supply | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 9, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

If your backyard is home to a pet pig, dog, cat or goat, mark your calendar. The Walterboro Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed, friendly animals to visit the store during Pet Appreciation Week Sept. 13-17.
“Pet Appreciation Week … Read the rest


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