Monthly Archives: October 2017

Town park on tap; residents complain about Burr Hill Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Cottageville residents are definitely getting a town park with a cement walking track and restrooms, officials said at Town Council’s October meeting.
“We’ve tweaked the plans to a point where they will fit with our budget,” … Read the rest


Bus service to begin Monday Oct. 16 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Starting Monday Oct. 16, Palmetto Breeze will be providing bus service in and around Walterboro.  The service will be called Walterboro Works and will be free of charge to all for the first month..

The route maps for both morning … Read the rest


Walterboro’s own ‘Elly May’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When Amy Hardee arrives home from a day in the classroom, she is greeted by a menagerie of sounds.
“The donkey starts braying, the horse is whinnying, the sheep start baaing, the chickens are all talking and the dogs are … Read the rest


New education dean on board at USC Salkehatchie | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

For Dr. Karlin “Kay” Burks, her new position as dean of education at the University of South Carolina-Salkehatchie is a homecoming of sorts.
“My family moved North years and years ago, but they are originally from … Read the rest


Starbucks to join Cook Out and KFC | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

There will come a time very soon when three regional or national food service franchises will have new facilities under construction in Walterboro.
The national chain, Starbucks, will take up residence at the northwest corner of Bells Highway and Mount … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Fleeing driver crashes
An attempt to cite a motorist for speeding turned into a chase, that turned into a crash and then turned into a lot of charges.
A city police officer was on patrol on Robertson Boulevard at North … Read the rest


City voters head to the polls on Nov. 7 – Absentee voting under way | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s voters will go to the polls on Nov. 7 to choose three members of city council from among six candidates.
Incumbent council members Jimmy Syfrett and James Broderick, running for re-election to their posts, are on the ballot with … Read the rest


Truck broke down, meth lab ran fine | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Dorchester County man found himself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, when members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrived on Mars Oldfield Lane in a search for a wanted man.
Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland and … Read the rest


Springtown home lost to fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel believe that a one-story home on Bent Gate Lane in Springtown had been burning for a while before the Oct. 8 fire was noticed.

Firefighters were called to the fire at the residence at 567 Bent … Read the rest


Third, fourth graders get chance to improve reading skills | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District’s Summer Reading Camp served two purposes.
The five-week program at Forest Hills Elementary School sought to give some third-graders a head start and some fourth-graders more practice in improving their reading skills.
The South Carolina Read … Read the rest


Sen. Lindsey Graham visits Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

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

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham visited Walterboro yesterday afternoon, touring the downtown with local officials. See the story in next week’s The Press and Standard.

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WHS Class of 1977 to meet Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro High School class of 1977 will meet Sunday Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. at Tonya’s Hair Creations, 42 Sheldon Court. For information call Marcella Aiken, 843-835-2400, or Calvert Smalls, 843-908-2752.


Buffalo Lane family loses home to fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A North Walterboro family was displaced following a fire in their home Tuesday afternoon Oct. 10.
At 3:26 p.m., neighbors reported smoke coming from the residence at 782 Buffalo Lane. The first unit arrived to find heavy black smoke coming … Read the rest


New emergency helicopter here | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“It’s still got that new helicopter smell,” Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said when asked how the first few weeks have gone for the new medical emergency helicopter placed in service last month.
The C.A.R.E. (Colleton Air Rescue Evac) … Read the rest


Brag About Walterboro begins | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The third annual Brag About Walterboro Campaign will be held Oct- 28-Nov. 5.
The program, sponsored by the City of Walterboro, encourages citizens all over Colleton County to display signs outside their homes and businesses for one week this fall.… Read the rest


Coming Home: 1997 Walterboro Bulldogs honored on 20th anniversary of football title | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Twenty years later, you can still sense how special the 1997 Walterboro Bulldog State Championship Football team was.
Thirty-three members of the ’97 team, including players and coaches, attended Friday’s ceremony honoring the 20th anniversary of … Read the rest


Filling his father’s shoes | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

CCHS senior Austin Barwick stands in for his deceased father during ceremony honoring ‘97 Bulldogs.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Friday evening’s recognition of the 1997 Walterboro High School Bulldog State Championship football team was a bittersweet time for the family … Read the rest


Stone crowned homecoming queen | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on October 12, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

Colleton County High School enjoyed Spirit Week before holding the culminating 2017 homecoming activities at halftime of Friday evening’s region football game against Beaufort High School.
The Spirit Stick was awarded to … Read the rest


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