Monthly Archives: September 2017

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


Frank receives White Coat at USC College of Pharmacy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Ellis Ann Frank of Walterboro received her white coat at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy in Columbia on Wednesday Aug. 23. Frank, along with 109 first-year pharmacy students, participated in the ceremony for … Read the rest


Blake gets certification | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Maryann Blake was recently certified as a mediator for Family Court by the S.C. Supreme Court.
“This certification will allow me to better serve the needs of those facing legal issues involving family matters,” Blake said.
She has practiced law … Read the rest


Wayne Morris Memminger, D.C., returns to Walterboro to serve his community | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright
abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com

One of Walterboro’s “homegrown sons” has returned to serve his community as a result of years of study and training in chiropractic care.
Dr. Wayne Morris Memminger was born in Walterboro to the late Charles … Read the rest


State public hotline activated | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Residents in South Carolina who have questions about Hurricane Irma can now call the state’s toll-free hotline. Operators with the Public Information Phone System (PIPS) are available 24 hours a day for as long as is needed.

If you have … Read the rest


Irma: Friday 2 p.m. | More updated maps | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


Irma: 2 p.m. Friday | Turning West!!!! | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

At 200 PM EDT (1800 UTC), the distinct eye of Hurricane Irma was
located by a reconnaissance plane and Cuban radars near latitude
22.0 North, longitude 76.0 West. Irma has been moving toward the
west near 14 mph (22 km/h), … Read the rest


Irma closes library | Irma Update | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Memorial Library Director Carl Coffin has announced that the library is closed as of noon today and will remain closed until Wednesday, Sept. 13.

The reopening would be further delayed, he added, if the inclement weather expected in the … Read the rest


VA Center rescheduling appointments for Saturday, Monday, Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and all its outpatient clinics are operating under normal conditions Friday Sept. 8.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center has cancelled all outpatient clinics and elective outpatient procedures scheduled at the VA … Read the rest


Samuel Stokes | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 11:11 am by Myiah Blakeney

Samuel F Stokes

Care of Owens Funeral Home, Branchville

 Born on July 30, 1937 in Smoaks, Samuel Franklin Stokes was the middle child of Rev. Peter Stokes and Queen Owens Stokes.

Known as Sam, Sammy or by his childhood nickname, Read the rest


Colleton County moves to OPCON 3 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County EOC moved to OPCON 3 (STANDBY) effective at 8:00 AM.
For information regarding the following organizations, please call the numbers listed
below:
• RED Cross (843)549-2176
• Special Medical Needs (DHEC) (843)542-2962
• Sandbags (843)549-2130
• DSS … Read the rest


Irma 8 a.m. Friday: NWS-Charleston forecast through Monday | News | The Press and Standard

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

National Weather Service, Charleston:
SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
Saturday: A sharp moisture gradient will exist across the area
from northwest to southeast. Dry, cool high pressure will remain
anchored over the Great Lakes region, maintaining a northeast
flow across 
Read the rest

USC basketball lends its muscle power to animal shelter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When Colleton County Animal Shelter manager, Laura Clark needed some strong people to help rearrange and organize the shelter, USC Salkehatchie Basketball Coach Jake Williams had a few guys in mind.
On Friday Sept. 1, all the sophomore basketball players … Read the rest


At work with Paul and Pocket | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Paul Luzetsky walks over to the chain link fence that surrounds his work place just off Augusta Highway and tosses some deer corn to his unofficial co-worker.
It is Saturday morning and while Luzetsky is manning … Read the rest


Local author to hold book signing Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Rubina Roberts of Walterboro retired last year after 33 years with the Department of Social Services. But her retirement didn’t last long.
Earlier this year, “the Lord called to my spirit,” telling her she needed to write a book. Shortly … Read the rest


Lady Hawks earn win over OP | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks defeated Orangeburg Prep’s JV squad 5-4 last week at home. The Lady Hawks are scheduled to host Saint Andrews Tuesday Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Forest Hills Tennis Courts.… Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Woman faces
multiple charges after disturbance
An assault call to Mystic Lane to Sept. 9 led to a Walterboro woman being taken into custody.
Officers responding to the call were sent to Lynnwood Road, where the victim was suffering through … Read the rest


City and county agree to split ownership of former rail lines | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

The county’s agreement to sell the county-owned public parking lot to the City of Walterboro will also allow the two governmental bodies to get rid of some red tape.
The proposed agreement will also address the … Read the rest


Altman captures top-10 finish in Greenwave XC Invitational | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Cougar Cross-Country team participated in the Greenwave XC Invitational held Saturday Sept. 2 at Ponds Conservancy Trails in Summerville. The Lady Cougars finished ninth in a field of 28 teams competing. The Cougar boys were … Read the rest


Pushing the project forward: Walterboro Discovery Center | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro City Council is working with Colleton County to push the plans forward for a Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary Discovery Center.
At the close of a joint city-county council session held Aug. 30 at Dogwood Hills Golf Course, members of the … Read the rest


Governor says he will issue evacuation order/lane reversals Saturday at 10 a.m. | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on September 7, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Gov. Henry McMaster says he will issue an evacuation order and begin lane reversal on I-26 at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.


Hurricane Irma: Best guess on times/impacts | The Press and Standard

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

From Colleton County Emergency Preparedness:

Hurricane Irma
Issued: 9/7/2017 at 1 pm
Issued by: WFO Charleston SC
…Hurricane Irma May Bring Major Impacts to GA and SC Early Next Week…
OVERVIEW
Hurricane Irma is forecast to turn toward the north … Read the rest


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