Monthly Archives: December 2017

Lady Hawks open region play with loss | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity girls’ basketball team fell 45-37 on Wednesday Dec. 13 to Beaufort Academy in the first region game of the season. After a slow start, the Lady Hawks trailed 23-11 at the half … Read the rest


Then he looked in the trunk | Crime | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 20, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Michigan man headed to Round O to visit a friend ended up visiting the Colleton County Detention Center after a Dec. 16 traffic stop.
A Colleton County deputy was working traffic enforcement on Augusta Highway near Maggie’s Farm Lane … Read the rest


Family narrowly escapes house fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 20, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro mother and her son narrowly escaped a fire in their home at 210 Enterprise Street the evening of Dec. 19.

Calls began coming into the dispatch center at 10:56 p.m., the callers reporting flames coming from the home. … Read the rest


Home and fire truck damaged | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 20, 2017 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A fire in a kitchen appliance quickly spread through two rooms of a Mount Carmel Road residence the afternoon of Dec. 12.
On Dec. 12 at 3:49 p.m., Colleton County Fire-Rescue was notified of a fire in a toaster at … Read the rest


Grady LaVerne Hickman Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 18, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Grady LaVerne Hickman Sr., 69, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Friday evening Dec. 15, 2017, at Roper Hospital in Charleston.
Graveside funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon Dec. 19, 2017 at Live Oak Cemetery, Jefferies … Read the rest


Betty Roberts Crosby | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 18, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Betty Roberts Crosby, 83, widow of Jervey J. Crosby, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Colleton Medical Center following an extended illness.
Graveside funeral services were held 2 o’clock Monday afternoon Dec. 18, 2017 in Bedon Baptist Church Cemetery, … Read the rest


Margaret Ann Porzio Porterieko | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 18, 2017 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

COTTAGEVILLE: Mrs. Margaret Ann Porzio Porterieko, wife of Michael Porterieko, passed away Dec. 8, 2017 at her home after an extended illness. She was 70.
Mrs. Porterieko was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Feb. 27, 1947 a daughter of the … Read the rest


Update | Arrest of Brother Ralph Stair confirmed on multiple charges | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 18, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

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


Unconfirmed reports of arrest at Overcomer Ministry | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 18, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Brother Ralph Stair is in custody at the Colleton County jail after being arrested at Overcomer Ministries this morning. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the ministry at Canadys. No charges are available at this time. More information as it … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 17, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thanks to all
who helped
with tree giveaway
Dear Editor:
Special thanks to Laura Rose and Alta Mae Marvin for the wonderful job in distributing free trees to Colleton County residents on Saturday Dec. 2 at the Colleton Farmers Market.… Read the rest


The availability of your inn | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 17, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“In the fall of 1775, the manager of Baltimore’s largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed as a farmer. The manager thought that [the farmer’s] lowly appearance would discredit his inn. The man left and found a room in … Read the rest


Just a few lessons I have learned | Column | The Press and Standard

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

Next week will mark 57 trips around the sun for yours truly, and I like to think I’ve picked up a few things along the way. Here are lessons I may or may not have learned. (I probably haven’t but … Read the rest


Off the Field | Heather Caroline Jones | The Press and Standard

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

Heather Caroline Jones is a senior at Colleton Prep Academy where she plays basketball and softball for the Lady Hawks, along with participating in cheer. She is the daughter of Heath and Lori Jones of Walterboro. Her grandparents are Jack … Read the rest


FHE Elementary student wins bike in fire safety coloring contest | News| The Press and Standard

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

Forest Hills Elementary student Jameer Fair won a new bicycle and helmet for Christmas as the winner of the Walterboro Fire Department’s annual Fire Safety Coloring Contest. Presenting the bike is WFD fireman Marshall Morehead.


Hospital volunteers hold Christmas party | News | The Press and Standard

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

The administration of Colleton Medical Center (CMC) honored the hospital’s volunteers at a Christmas party Thursday night at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. “Thank you. You are usually the first people that our patients see and the last people they see … Read the rest


Santa visits BiLo | News | The Press and Standard

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

Six-year-old Peyton Princeson spent some quality time with Santa Claus during her family’s visit to BiLo Sunday afternoon. Carl Ellis volunteered to sit in for Santa over the weekend to greet the children. Dixie Furniture provided the cushiony chair for … Read the rest


Bloodmobile nets 43 pints | News | The Press and Standard

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

Thirty-nine people donated 43 pints of blood at the November blood drive held at the First Baptist Church.
“Maybe it was the holidays or the change in schedule due to the Clemson-Carolina Blood Battle, but there was a definite drop … Read the rest


Grayson named Employee of the Month for DSS | News | The Press and Standard

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

Jessica Grayson was named Employee of the Month at the Colleton County Dept. of Social Services, where she has worked for three years.
“Ms. Grayson is a role model and mentor to other staff members,” said director Audrey Brown. “The … Read the rest


Building safety plans for groups | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has started working with churches and businesses to help the organizations design a safety plan to meet their specific needs.
On Dec. 5, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Security Awareness training course at … Read the rest


Photos |”Tis the Season” Christmas Concert | News | The Press and Standard

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

The annual “Tis the Season” musical program was presented by students of Patti Lohr and Rebekah White on Dec. 8 in the CCHS Performing Arts Center.
Students sang a variety of Christmas favorites from “Jingle Bells” to “Take Me To … Read the rest


New orthodondist holds ribbon cutting | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro’s new orthodontist, Dr. Holland Maness, held the grand opening for her new office last week. Holland Maness Orthodontics is located at 130 Bells Hwy. For information call 843-782-7000.


Highway patrol begins “Sober or Slammer” holiday campaign | News | The Press and Standard

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

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has kicked off the enforcement component of the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! campaign to combat impaired driving and reduce highway fatalities and injuries.

The enforcement period will continue through Jan. 1, New … Read the rest


Students suspended over Snapchat incidents | News | The Press and Standard

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

Statement from the Colleton County School District:

On Thursday Dec. 14, the administration of Colleton County High School was made aware of an incident involving several students making inappropriate posts about other students on the messaging platform and a social … Read the rest


Eddie Adolph (Bubba) Lyons | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO – Mr. Eddie Adolph (Bubba) Lyons, age 80, of Walterboro entered into rest Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017. He was born on Sept. 11, 1937 in Colleton County to Mr. Charlie Richard Lyons and Mrs. Dorothy Josephine Bunton Lyons.

He … Read the rest


A.C. Koger Jr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Mr. Archibald Campbell Koger Jr., affectionately know by all as A.C., 89, entered into rest Thursday afternoon Dec. 14, 2017, at his home in Walterboro. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Violet Smith Koger.
Funeral services will be … Read the rest


Charles Melvin “******” Benton | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2017 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Mr. Charles Melvin “******” Benton, 58, entered into rest Friday morning Dec. 8, 2017, at his home in Walterboro.
Funeral services were conducted 11 o’clock Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, 2017, from Rice Patch Christian Church, 15246 Sniders Hwy., Islandton. … Read the rest


Bethel U.M.C. holds Christmas concert | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Chancel Choir of Bethel United Methodist Church presented its annual Christmas service Sunday night in the church sanctuary. The concert, always eagerly anticipated by the Walterboro community, did not disappoint. “I thought the choir sounded better this year than … Read the rest


“A CPA Christmas” has packed house | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 15, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy held its annual Christmas musical program on Thursday Dec. 7 at the First Baptist Church.
This year’s show, “A Colleton Prep Christmas,” directed by Jennifer McMillan and Meagan Marvin, was performed in front … Read the rest


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