Monthly Archives: October 2017

Free “Ask A Lawyer” webinar Wednesday Oct. 25 | News | The Press and Standard

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

The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will host a statewide web chat on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Between 4 and 6 p.m. the public is encouraged … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

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

Protecting programs that feed hungry kids such as SNAP
Dear Editor:
Although food insecurity affects more than 17% of people in South Carolina, it is often hard to see. When a child can’t focus at school because they didn’t have … Read the rest


Support the effort to save the EPA from Trump | Opinion | The Press and Standard

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

The Environmental Protection Agency has successfully worked to protect human health and the environment for more than four decades. Our air, water and land are cleaner now than they have been in 40 years. All that is now threatened by … Read the rest


Holding on holds up progress | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Have you ever been in a situation where it seemed as if you could not move forward? Did it seem as if you were holding on so tight to someone or something that it was stifling? Did you try everything … Read the rest


God works in mysterious ways | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

About a year and a half ago, I attended a week-long conference in North Carolina. I went alone. There must have been about 400 other people at the conference. I didn’t know a single one of them. It was a … Read the rest


Hearing aids, crate of paper towels and diamonds | Column | The Press and Standard

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

A sharp-eyed reader recently pointed out that I referenced Costco in two consecutive columns.
“Obsessed much?” he asked.
Well, duh.
I’m not debating the merits of Costco vs. Sam’s vs. BJ’s. We’ve shopped at all of them, and have the … Read the rest


Keeping Colleton clean | News | The Press and Standard

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

The morning of Oct. 14, Keep Colleton Beautiful was out on Green Pond Highway, tackling the litter scattered alongside the new ACE Greenway Trail.
KCB Executive Director William Smyly was joined by three of his fellow board members: Ladson Fishburne, … Read the rest


Holiday House planned Nov. 4 | News | The Press and Standard

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

Clemson Extension’s Family & Community Leaders (FCL) will hold its annual Holiday House Craft Fair on Saturday Nov. 4 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, 506 E Washington Street, Walterboro.
In addition to the Farmers … Read the rest


Estill native serving in helicopter squad | News | The Press and Standard

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

A 1999 Estill High School graduate is serving with a U.S. Navy helicopter squadron that flies the Navy’s newest and most technologically-advanced helicopter.
Estill native Chief Petty Officer Akime Deering is an aviation maintenance administrationman with the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter … Read the rest


Walterboro City Council meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

At its Oct. 3 meeting, Walterboro City Council approved:
• An second reading and adoption of an ordinance to buy the county parking lot from Colleton County. The lot will be used for parking for the Walterboro Discovery Center. The … Read the rest


County Council makes a deal or two at last meeting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Land deals between Colleton County, Walterboro and Edisto Beach were finalized during county council’s regular meeting Oct. 3.
A public hearing preceded the council’s vote to sell the county parking lot in the 100 block of South Jefferies Boulevard to … Read the rest


Local 7-year-old helps raise money for Children’s Miracle Network at car show | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

Xander Garnsey got a special treat Saturday when he got to help judge, give out tickets and present trophies at the Children’s Miracle Network Car Show held at Walmart.
“The wonderful staff at Walmart asked if … Read the rest


Economic development: Walterboro style | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A new Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the Walmart shopping plaza and Cook Out and Starbucks on Bells Highway are the latest indicators that national companies are taking notice of Walterboro.
“The interest level and the location of national franchises … Read the rest


Blue ribbon art: Local artist wins best in show | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Landy A. Jones left the Orangeburg County Fair a winner.
The Colleton County resident entered several drawings in the fair’s art competition.
Earlier this year, he became a member of the Orangeburg League of Artists, a group of amateur and … Read the rest


Herman Farmer, Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Private burial services for the late Mr. Herman Harrison Farmer Jr. (88) were held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort – with full military honors. A native of Colleton County and long-time resident of … Read the rest


Herman Farmer, Jr. | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 11:11 am by Myiah Blakeney

Herman Farmer, Jr.

Care of Mungo Funeral Home

Private burial services for the late Mr. Herman Harrison Farmer, Jr. (88) were held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort – with full military honors. A … Read the rest


Vehicle-train accident | Breaking News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue are responding to an apparent fatal accident in the Green Pond area involving a motor vehicle and an Amtrak passenger train.
The accident occurred approximately 9:30 a.m. on the train tracks … Read the rest


Sign up for winter heating assistance Tuesday Oct. 24 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard


Ruffin Community meeting Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Helping those with addiction | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and Carolina Medical Center’s Dr. Michael Blubaugh have partnered in order to address the medical and behavioral health needs of individuals whose use and abuse of opioids, legal and illegal, have caused significant … Read the rest


Howl-O-Ween in Cottageville | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by Julie Hoff

Crowds turned out for the annual Howl-o-ween Extravaganza Saturday. The event, hosted by the Stegall family at Stegall Auction House in Cottageville, benefited the Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter. Attendees enjoyed live music by … Read the rest


Craft fair this Saturday at Bedon Family Life Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photo submitted

Pictured are some of the items that will be available at Bedon Baptist Church’s Craft Fair on Saturday Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Family Life Center, 2410 Cottageville Hwy. Local crafters will be selling handmade … Read the rest


Reapers Dungeon open Friday and Saturday through Halloween | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 20, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by Julie Hoff

The Reaper’s Dungeon, a Halloween fright fest, opened on Friday Oct. 13 at the Cottageville Municipal Complex on Salley Ackerman Drive. The event includes a haunted trail through the woods, a hair-raising hayride, zombies, witches and … Read the rest


Crime scenes help teach biology to CCHS students | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Hannah Biering popped out of her seat when the door to room 5207 opened on the second floor of Colleton County High School.
The high school freshman had been assigned the task of explaining what was … Read the rest


‘This is the first time anyone has done this in our state’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Diane Mathews, director of the Lowcountry Area Health Education Center, says that Colleton County High School’s Health Career Academy has taken AHEC into new territory.
Previously, AHEC conducted an after-school program for high school students interested in a career in … Read the rest


CMC presents annual employee service awards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.” The Colleton Medical Center (CMC) Mission Statement was evident at the hospital’s annual Employee Service Awards Banquet Thursday Oct. 12 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Colleton … Read the rest


Court Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Chantel M. Grant, 22, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit an education lottery act offense when she appeared in General Sessions Court in the Colleton County Courthouse this week.
Grant was charged with conspiring with … Read the rest


Palmetto Hair Gallery opens in new location | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 19, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

“We’re like family, and that’s the way we try to treat our customers, “ said Holly Ackerman Wednesday morning. Ackerman and the staff of Palmetto Hair Gallery were busy preparing for a ribbon cutting with Walterboro Mayor Bill Young at … Read the rest


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