Monthly Archives: November 2017

Crime prevention through cleanup discussed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

During the regular meeting of the City of Walterboro City Council last week, members heard a presentation by Esther Wagner, special events program manager for PalmettoPride. Wagner was in town to pitch a crime prevention program and meet with David … Read the rest


A goal 11 years in the making | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
A journey that Nick Fanchette began when he was seven years old reached its destination earlier this month.
On Nov. 5 in the ballroom of the local Elks Lodge, Fanchette became an Eagle Scout as his … Read the rest


Mentoring the future: Colleton’s Explorers learn about Fire-Rescue | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Explorers get hands-on experience in all aspects of emergency jobs.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Mention Explorer Post 661 to Colleton County Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Scott Feather and the room gets a little brighter as he beams.
Next October, Explorer Post … Read the rest


Local residents learn about writing grant applications | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 24, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

More than three dozen people this week attended two workshops put on by the Center for a Better South to help people in the S.C. Promise Zone learn to hone skills on writing compelling grant applications.
On Nov. 14, noted … Read the rest


Electronic traffic tickets on their way to Colleton County | News | the Press and Standard

Posted on November 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council members approved a resolution at the Nov. 7 meeting that fuels a change in how the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office will handle issuing traffic tickets.
A change in the state law requires that all law enforcement agencies … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Disaster averted
A night watchman at the Warren Lumber Mill in Williams averted a potentially dangerous fire the morning of Nov. 17.
The watchman was making his rounds at 3:34 a.m. when he discovered a fire under the mill house … Read the rest


Tom Lohr to be marshal for Christmas parade | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro is pleased to announce the Grand Marshal for this year’s Walterboro Christmas Parade, City Councilmember Tom Lohr.
Lohr has served on Walterboro City Council since 2009, serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, and is a member of the … Read the rest


Walterboro Horse Auction to reopen as Mac’s Place Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 23, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By LORI BEARD
loribellbeard@gmail.com

Walterboro Horse Auction is re-opening under new ownership and a new name, Mac’s Auction Barn, or “Mac’s Place”, in memory of its previous owner, Mac McCraine.
McCraine’s sister, Tommie Derry, owner of Double D Arena and … Read the rest


George McClure celebrates his 61st year in business | News | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

Last week, 86-year-old George McClure celebrated 61 years of doing business in Walterboro with a party at his service station on Jefferies Boulevard.
In the towing business for more than four decades, McClure founded what is … Read the rest


New doctors join Colleton Medical Center | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Medical Center CEO Jimmy Hiott, right, and Dr. Karl Stiegler, left, welcome two new doctors: Dr. Laura Dacks and Dr. Angela Fisher (right center) to Walterboro. Dr. Dacks has joined the hospital and the practice of Coastal Carolina Surgical … Read the rest


“What if you woke up tomorrow and had only what you gave thanks for today?” | Column | The Press and Standard

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

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Will it be a time to express gratitude for countless blessings, or just a day of too much stress, too much food, too much tiptoeing around the uncle who thinks he’s hilarious after a … Read the rest


Death probed as a homicide | News | The Press and Standard

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

Investigators from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office now consider a Nov. 17 death a homicide.
A visitor to a neighboring property the morning of Nov. 17 went to the camper at 104 Jason Lane in Round O to speak with … Read the rest


Hydraulic tools get workout | News | The Press and Standard

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

Three wrecks involve people trapped in wreckage.

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were called to simultaneously handle trapped motorists in two traffic accidents the afternoon of Nov. 19.
The first call sent rescuers to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of … Read the rest


Local man selling handmade wooden toys at Westbury’s | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro resident Noel Ison has created something special for Christmas — a variety of handmade wooden toys that are on display at Westbury’s Ace Hardware. The 35 toys on display were built in three weeks and created 10-12 hour days. … Read the rest


Cougars looking for foundation to pad success in 2017-18 | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Coach Jacob Smith is set to begin his second year at the helm of the improving Cougar basketball program. Smith led the 2016-17 squad to a 15-10 overall record and posted a 7-3 record in Region … Read the rest


Midgets finish runner-up in All-Star Bowl | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Midget All-Star team fell 44-24 to the Beaufort Wildcats in the Lowcountry Youth Football League (LCYFL)All-Star Bowl played Sunday Nov. 19 in Hilton Head. Beaufort led Colleton County 12-6 at the end of the first quarter, then … Read the rest


Lowcountry Renegades play in East Coast Championship | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

The Lowcountry Renegades competed in the East Coast Championship Invitational this weekend at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. In the last tournament of the fall season, the Renegades went 1-2 on the weekend, picking up a win over the Chain … Read the rest


Brewington inks NLI to Limestone for softball | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School student-athlete Victoria Brewington signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball for Limestone College Tuesday Nov. 14 in the CCHS Media Center. Located in Gaffney, the Saints participate in NCAA Division … Read the rest


Lightning–Martin wins 12U Fall World Series | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Lowcountry Lightning–Martin went undefeated through six games in the WFC Fall World Series held recently in Chapin to earn their first-ever championship ring.
“It was the first tournament that we have played in that … Read the rest


U15 Sparks finish fourth in SCYSA Open League | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The U15 Walterboro Wildfire Sparks recently completed the fall 2017 season in the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association (SCYSA) Open League. The Sparks played a 10-game schedule against clubs from Bluffton, Lexington, Aiken, Greenville and Columbia … Read the rest


Indians split games in FSCJ Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Salkehatchie Indians fought their way through key injuries and foul trouble to defeat a ranked Palm Beach State team 88-87 in overtime during the Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) Classic. Palm Beach was ranked … Read the rest


All-Star Cheerleaders take top prize in competition | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Small Fry All-Star Cheerleaders took first place in their district competition held Sunday Nov. 12 in Hardeeville. The cheerleaders, ages 5-8, competed against other squads from their division including Lady’s Island, Beaufort, Hampton, … Read the rest


Local Elks Shootout winners advance to district | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Walterboro Elks Lodge No. 1988 held its annual Soccer Shootout on Monday Nov. 13 at the Walterboro Wildfire Soccer Club located on Sidneys Road. Winners from last week’s shootout will attend a local awards dinner … Read the rest


Motorcycle-car crash injures two | News | The Press and Standard

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

A collision between a motorcycle and car sent two people to Colleton Medical Center for treatment the afternoon of Nov. 15. The motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle after he struck the passenger side of the car. Both the motorcyclist … Read the rest


Mrs. Sadie Fralix Gruber | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 22, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Sadie Fralix Gruber
Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

Round O: Mrs. Sadie Fralix Gruber, wife of Roland D. Gruber, passed away on Nov. 20, 2017 at her home after an extended illness.
Sadie was born Jan. 25, 1934 near St. George … Read the rest


LCCA holds food giveaway at armory last week | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 22, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


Suspect returned to county jurisdiction | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 22, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

An Islandton man is back in Colleton County to face a multitude of charges stemming from the robbery and kidnapping of a Ruffin resident on Oct. 29.
On Nov. 21, Richard Dean Sexton, 31, of Islandton was extradited back to … Read the rest


Sara Caldwell | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 22, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Sara Caldwell
The Brice W. Herndon And Sons Funeral Homes And Crematory

COLUMBIA – Mrs. Sara McKenzie Caldwell, 83, of Columbia, formerly of Ehrhardt, entered into rest Tuesday morning Nov. 14, 2017, at Generations of Irmo.
Funeral services were conducted … Read the rest


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