Monthly Archives: December 2017

Year End Review | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 27, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

2017 in Colleton County was bracketed by law enforcement cases that drew national attention.
The new year was just 13 days old when Gloria Williams of Walterboro was arrested on charges of kidnapping and interference with … Read the rest


Danielle Nicole Whitacre McLeod | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 26, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Danielle Nicole Whitacre McLeod, devoted and loving mother of Chase and Mollie, passed away Thursday afternoon at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was 36. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced soon.

A celebration of Danielle’s … Read the rest


Life’s struggles offer us opportunities | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

At our house, we often quote memorable lines from movies to emphasize our feelings about something. One that we repeat a good bit is from a scene in ‘The Help” where Aibileen Clark confronts Hilly Hollbrook about attempting to appear … Read the rest


Don’t pout! Shout about Christmas! | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

In just a few days, Christmas will be here. Leading up to that time, you will see people going about in the hustle and bustle of shopping for gifts, getting the food items to prepare for the holiday feast, Christmas … Read the rest


Cottageville Elementary holds Christmas program | News | The Press and Standard

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

Cottageville Elementary School students dressed as characters from the book, “The Christmas Wish” on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Students, including Amaree Minus and Trestan Ayers, enjoyed parading through the halls and around the bus loop. Photos by Julie Hoff.

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CCHS Chorus performs ‘Songs for the Holiday Season’ | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County High School Chorus, directed by Stephanie Drawdy, presented its annual Christmas concert, “Songs for the Holiday Season,” in front of a large crowd on Dec. 14 at the Performing Arts Center.
“Songs of the Holiday Season” featured … Read the rest


A heroic shopping trip | News | The Press and Standard

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

Members of the Walterboro Police Department, Walterboro Fire Department, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Fire-Rescue took a little time away from safeguarding the public on the morning of Dec. 16 to safeguard the Christmas of some of the … Read the rest


Student learns about helping community | News | The Press and Standard

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

Last summer, CCHS senior Tejas Patel attended the Emerging Leaders Conference at Furman University. His resulting project resulted in something remarkable for residents of Veterans Victory House.
The free summer camp (EPL), held in June, is for 15-20 high school … Read the rest


CEC’s Best Christmas Lights | Photos | The Press and Standard

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

Coastal Electric Cooperative recently announced the winners of their 2017 Outdoor Lighting Contest. To be considered for judging, consumers had to be a Coastal Electric Cooperative member and complete the entry forms prior to Dec. 8. First place winners of … Read the rest


Christmas is upon us | Column | The Press and Standard

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

Ah, Christmas is upon us. As in, all up on us. Feeling smothered yet?
For believers, this is a time of joy and thanksgiving. So why are we weeping in frustration while ordering on Amazon at 2 a.m. on Christmas … Read the rest


Memories of Christmases past | News | The Press and Standard

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

Queenie Crawford
During our early years, several weeks before Christmas, the melodious voices of my sister and two brothers resounded in our home as we sang with harmony “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” Having no radio, we were always … Read the rest


Crafting Christmas: Local man makes wooden cars for Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
The end of an aisle of merchandise at Westbury’s Ace Hardware at 1050 Bells Highway has been transported back in time — a time when cherished Christmas toys were handcrafted from wood.
The display of wooden … Read the rest


Bells, CCMS advance to state robotics competition | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two robotics teams from the Colleton County School District — Bells Elementary and Colleton County Middle School — qualified to advance to state competition following stellar performances in Saturday’s regional First LEGO Hydro Dynamics competition held … Read the rest


CERT honors Gooding | News | The Press and Standard

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

Jessie Gooding was honored by the Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency on Dec. 15 for her work with and dedication to the Colleton Emergency Response Team (CERT).
During the past year, Gooding donated 144 hours to the community by answering … Read the rest


Coastal Pain Care donates 2K to FoCCAS | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Coastal Pain Care made Christmas a lot better for the animals of Colleton County last week with a $2,000 donation to Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS), made possible through the “Patients for Paws” … Read the rest


CPA Chorus members take on New York City | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

It was a winter wonderland for 21 Colleton Prep choral students and 18 adults traveling to New York City this past weekend.
Members of the CPA Chorus, directed by Jennifer McMillan, performed two selections during the … Read the rest


Home, just in time for Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Some moments are simply unforgettable.
Such was the case when first-grader Shawn Burden walked into his Forest Hills Elementary classroom Monday morning and realized his dad, U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. Corey Burden, was sitting in … Read the rest


Man gets prison for burglary with ankle bracelet | Court | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro man who wore an ankle bracelet to a residential burglary will spend time in prison.
Christian T. A. Chaplin, 25, of Walterboro, had been out on bond for an burglary in January of this year and was ordered … Read the rest


Uniformity sought in zoning provisions | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro City Council members gave first readings to two proposed ordinances that seek to clear up provisions in the city’s Unified Development Ordinance dealing with the East Washington Street commercial area.
Both ordinances were based on recommendations from the city’s … Read the rest


Changes suggested at board meeting | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro woman brought some suggestions to the Dec. 12 quarterly meeting of the Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections Commission.
Sandy Stearns asked the board to begin a search for a suitable location to be used as a polling … Read the rest


The last Cowboy sent to prison | News | The Press and Standard

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

The last indicted member of the Cowboys gang was sentenced on Dec. 15 to 20 years in prison in federal court in Charleston.Dashawn Trevell Brown, also known as TOB and Shawny, 24, of Walterboro was sentenced to 240 months in … Read the rest


Stair arrested on multiple charges | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived at the Overcomer Ministry at 12680 Augusta Highway early on the morning of Dec. 18 to take Ralph G. Stair, the leader of the religious compound, into custody on eight criminal charges.
Lt. Tyger … Read the rest


Man charged in stabbing | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro man was arrested on a charge of attempted murder following a stabbing in the Cottageville area.
A female caller to the emergency dispatch office reported that the stabbing occurred outside a residence in the 24000 block of Augusta … Read the rest


Ringleader headed to prison | News | The Press and Standard

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

The reputed leader of a theft ring was given a lengthy prison term when he pled guilty to multiple charges during a Colleton County General Sessions visit last week.
Samuel L. Campbell, 33, of Round O pled guilty to a … Read the rest


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