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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Mary Knudsen | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

MARY KNUDSEN

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WALTERBORO – Mrs. Mary Bell Knudsen, 98, entered into rest Sunday evening, October 29, 2017, at her home near Walterboro. She was a daughter of the late Julius Riley Bell … Read the rest


Thelma Gaskins | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

THELMA LOUISE CRAVEN GASKINS

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WALTERBORO – Mrs. Thelma Louise Craven Gaskins, 68, entered into rest at her home in Walterboro surrounded by her family Saturday, November 4, 2017. She was twice married, … Read the rest


Robert Crosby, Sr. | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

ROBERT CROSBY, Sr.

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WALTERBORO – Mr. Robert Lee Crosby, Sr., 70, entered into rest Thursday evening, November 2, 2017, at his home in Walterboro. He was a son of the late Oscar … Read the rest


Gertrude Breland | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

GERTRUDE BRELAND

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RUFFIN – Mrs. Gertrude Carson Breland, 84, of Ruffin, entered into rest Friday morning, November 3, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Lodge. She was a daughter of the late … Read the rest


Shooting victim identified | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey has identified the deceased shooting victim as John Brown, 26, of Rivers St., Walterboro. He was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of the Colleton Medical Center. Awaiting autopsy results before announcing a cause of … Read the rest


Election results to be posted at City Hall on Nov. 7 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 6, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Municipal Election Commission will count and post unofficial results of the election for mayor and city council members at Walterboro City Hall, starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 7.

Election results will be finalized at a Municipal Election … Read the rest


Hand-In-Hand Community Outreach: Restoring Pride in Ruffin | News | The Press and Standard

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

(Editor’s Note: This story, reprinted by request, was featured by the Coastal Community Foundation on it’s website: coastalcommunityfoundation.org.)

While many balk at the thought of physical activity, the community in Ruffin is gaining a new appreciation for recreation. Through the … Read the rest


In the midnight hour | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

There have been times in our lives when we awaken during the night and just cannot seem to go back to sleep. We toss and turn, wondering what in the world is going on. Perhaps, some of us may have … Read the rest


Crying for the dead? | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

This is a telephone convol between me and my brother, T-Bob, last week.
Me: “What’s up?”
T: “How’d you know it was me?”
Me: “Are you drunk? It’s 2017.”
T: “Oh. <sighs>”
Me: “What’s wrong?”
T: “I’m still depressed over … Read the rest


Coloring contest winners | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Winners in the Halloween Coloring Contest, sponsored by Walmart and published in The Press and Standard, were, from left: B.J. Gillespie (in pink shirt, accepting for his sister, Taylor, who was too shy to have her picture taken); Libby Williams … Read the rest


Service day, parade planned for area veterans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Veterans Affairs Office and Veterans Council will host a veterans service day, “Serving Those Who Served,” on Thursday Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Walterboro.
Staff from the Columbia VA … Read the rest


Salk student wins Brag essay Contest | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The following was the winning essay in the Brag About Walterboro Essay Contest, sponsored by the City of Walterboro in partnership with USC Salkehatchie students. Robert Langdale, 22, is a junior at USC Salk:

What I Love About Walterboro

By … Read the rest


Birthday Surprise | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A large number of friends and family gathered at the Colleton Museum and Farmer’s Market Friday night to celebrate Walterboro businessman Paul Walker’s 60th birthday. Top, Walker and Stephanie McMillon share a laugh. Bottom right, the party was a surprise. … Read the rest


School District applies for learning center grant | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District and Colleton County Middle School have applied for funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program through the S.C. Department of Education.
The funding’s goal is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or … Read the rest


Off the Field | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Connor James McMillan is a junior at CPA, where he plays football and golf for the War Hawks. He is the son of Jennifer and Jason McMillan of Walterboro. His grandparents are James Handley, Elaine Handley, Evelyn Warren and James … Read the rest


Crowd attends Fall Festival at Doctors Creek Church | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Fourteen tractors and 33 classic cars showed up to wow over 300 people who attended Saturday’s Fall Festival held at Doctors Creek Baptist Church.
Jerry Immel of Walterboro won Best of Show in the tractor show with his 1952 John … Read the rest


Columbia officials visit library during End Child Hunger Week | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three officials from Columbia toured the Colleton County Memorial Library and its Young Adult Library Lovers (YALL) program last week in celebration of End Child Hunger S.C. Week.
Ashley Page of End Child Hunger S.C., Dyeretta M. Fashion, afterschool meals … Read the rest


Sorority helps out homeless shelter | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Saturday Oct. 21, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, collected non-perishable food items as it focused on one of its national initiatives- decreasing childhood hunger. National Childhood Hunger Day was recognized nationwide on Oct. 16. The … Read the rest


DKG is still moving | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

What is DKG? It’s an organization for educators and women who like friends! Delta Kappa Gamma is a great International Organization of Key Women Educators who love what they do and who they are.
Locally, Walterboro is known as the … Read the rest


Empty Bowls planned Nov. 14 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Tuesday Nov. 14. the annual Lowcountry Empty Bowls soup lunch and supper will be held at Trinity Hall at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 925 S. Jefferies Blvd. in Walterboro to raise funds for local food banks.
Due to the … Read the rest


Turn clocks back Saturday night, change batteries in smoke detectors | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 4, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday morning. So be sure to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

With winter approaching, it’s also time to put fresh batteries in all your smoke detectors.

 

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