Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cottageville prepping for park, library, possible annexation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

For a tiny town without a traffic light, Cottageville is making big strides, with progress on a town park and a branch of the Colleton County Library.
At Town Council’s Nov. 6 meeting, Mayor Tim Grimsley … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Armed robbery with a knife
On Nov. 9 about 1:30 p.m., Walterboro Police officers responded to a possible armed robbery at 1404 Sniders Hwy.
The store clerk told officers a black male wearing a dark blue hoodie and gray sweatpants … Read the rest


CCP&R hosts overflow camping area for FestiVELO | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department hosted an overflow makeshift campground in the empty field across from Colleton County Middle School during last week’s FestiVELO. Campers had access to electricity and a mobile shower/restroom was … Read the rest


Cookies with a Cop | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By AMYE STIVENDER
Walterboro Police Department
Community outreach is an important part of the Walterboro Police Department’s mission and goal to serve the community. One of the ways that the Walterboro Police Department reaches this goal is to implement new … Read the rest


New helicopter brings better care to Colleton residents | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The shiny new helicopter was the centerpiece of Nov. 9 C.A.R.E. Flight open house on the Colleton Medical Center campus, but the celebration was really about something else.
It was about a shared vision and the partnership that came from … Read the rest


Wildboy sentenced to 20 years | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The last member of the Wildboys gang arrested on federal charges in a joint racketeering investigation was sentenced to two decades behind bars when he appeared in Charleston federal court.
On June 29, a federal jury convicted Devin Brown, aka … Read the rest


Indian Deshaw Andrews signs NLI to Alcorn State | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Deshaw Andrews, a USC Salkehatchie Indian sophomore forward from York, signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and basketball career at Alcorn State University for 2018-19. He is pictured with Indians’ Head Coach Jake Williams.


Chisolm joins Lady Cougar coaching staff | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Former Lady Cougar softball and basketball standout Briana Chisolm has returned to Colleton County High School — this time as a member of the coaching staff.
Chisolm will join Coach Perry Smalls and the Lady Cougars … Read the rest


Empty Bowls raises money for area food banks | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Homemade hot soups, fresh baked deserts and hand-made pottery bowls were featured at the annual Empty Bowls Soup Lunch and Supper held Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. For the price of a $10 donation, a variety of soups could … Read the rest


Sleeping man shot on Savage Street | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Police officers arrived at 429 Savage St. at 1:24 a.m. Nov. 10 to find a man standing on the front porch with apparent gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and left foot.
The man and two female residents of … Read the rest


‘We have kept the faith and we have kept our country free’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“We have kept the faith, and we have kept our country free,” prayed the Rev. Daniel Cooper, chaplin of the Veterans Victory House. The occasion was the 2017 Veterans Day Celebration held Friday Nov. 10 at the nursing home.
Mayor … Read the rest


Grant selected for bowl | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 16, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Cougar quarterback Craig Grant Jr. was recognized Tuesday Nov. 7 for his selection to the 2017 Touchstone Energy Cooperative North-South Bowl to be held Dec. 9 at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach.… Read the rest


FestiVELO comes to town | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Wondering what all the bicyclists spotted across the county last week were doing here?
Walterboro played host to the 20th annual FestiVELO — a four-day unique cycling event where riders choose from three different scenic Lowcountry … Read the rest


Mt. Olive Baptist gives away food | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

At 10:45 on a chilly Tuesday morning this week, a line of 120 people wrapped around Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Savage Street.
“It’s been like this, steady since before 10 o’clock,” said Velma Carter. “I expect we’ll provide fresh … Read the rest


Victory Lap 5K honors veterans | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Although it was a brisk day for the 2017 Victory Lap 5K held Saturday at the Veteran’s Victory House, over 100 participants were warmed by the cause — a celebration of veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Following … Read the rest


Showtime Showcase draws 42 college coaches to ACE Basin Complex | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Showtime Showcase Fall 2017, put on by Palmetto Showcase and Tony and Amy Mendez of Summerville, was held Nov. 11-12 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. The two-day softball recruiting showcase hosted 48 teams in 14U-18U age groups and … Read the rest


Indians’ home win streak continues at 21 | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Salkehatchie Indians improved to 3-1 on the season following a home win and a loss on the road last week.
The Indians picked up a 107-74 win over Combine Academy at home Tuesday Nov. 7 … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Hoops go 2-1 in first scrimmage | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougars varsity basketball team hosted a six-team scrimmage on Saturday to open the winter season. Along with Colleton County, participants in the all-day scrimmage included Lake Marion High School, Bluffton, Whale Branch, … Read the rest


S.C. Department of Education Releases 2017 Report Cards | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Education and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman are pleased to release the 2016-2017 state report cards for South Carolina schools and districts. The 2017 Report Cards can be viewed here.

“Report cards play … Read the rest


Senator Tim Scott accepting internship applications | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington D.C., North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the spring of 2018. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical … Read the rest


Numbers unchanged in vote certification | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The numbers didn’t change when the results of the Nov. 7 elections in Walterboro and Cottageville were certified during a pair of meetings at the Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections office.
The members of the Walterboro Election … Read the rest


Deadline coming to ‘Fill the Stockings’ | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The annual Christmas “Fill the Stockings” project for Colleton County families is being held by Colleton County First Steps. The annual event provides Christmas presents for children in Colleton County whose parents/guardians apply through the Dept. of Social Services (DSS.)… Read the rest


Turkey Trot 5K Run and Walk to be Nov. 23 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 15, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

File photo
The fifth annual Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce’s Turkey Trot 5K Run & Walk will be Nov. 23 starting at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. until the start of the race. Race registration and course information will … Read the rest


Brewington inks NLI to Limestone for softball

Posted on November 14, 2017 6:06 pm 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, 2017 in the Media Center. Located in Gaffney, the Saints participate in NCAA Division II athletics in … Read the rest


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