Monthly Archives: December 2017

Update: Woman killed in Berea house fire | News | The Press and Standard

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

An elderly Smoaks area woman lost her life in the early morning hours of Dec. 13 as flames swept through her home.
Chief Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter said that the woman, Margaret Myers, 71, of 3053 Berea Road, … Read the rest


Man killed in Green Pond Highway crash | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Colleton County man died as the result of the injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on Green Pond Highway the afternoon of Dec. 16.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reported that Ernest Devon Williams, 25, of 108 Price … Read the rest


Man seriously injured in fall at construction site | News | The Press and Standard

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

A worker injured in a fall at a construction site is placed in the C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter for a flight to a trauma unit following a Dec. 13 accident. Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were called to the Walterboro Water … Read the rest


War Hawks looking for the win column | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton Prep War Hawk basketball team fell to 0-7 for the season following a Region IV-AA loss to Beaufort Academy on Wednesday Dec. 13 on the road. The War Hawks played toe-to-toe until the final moments when the Eagles … Read the rest


Lady Cougars improve to 4-1 on season | 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 County Lady Cougar basketball team improved its record to 4-1 following a 48-28 win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt on the road Friday Dec. 15.
Shantasia Allen scored 16 points in the game for Colleton County. Jade’ … Read the rest


Farmer, Green record double-doubles | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County varsity boys’ basketball team improved its record to 5-2 following wins over Royal Live Oaks Academy (65-11) and Bamberg-Ehrhardt (88-70) last week.
In the home game versus Royal Live Oaks, the Cougars led 49-4 at the half. … Read the rest


Two injured in Green Pond Highway wreck | News | The Press and Standard

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

Two Colleton County men were injured in a head-on collision in the 8600 block of Green Pond Highway, the evening of Dec. 18. Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the accident at 6:34 p.m. after the dispatch center received several … Read the rest


Indians keep home streak alive at 24 | 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 Salkehatchie Indians will keep their home-win streak alive heading into Christmas break at 24 consecutive wins in front of the home crowd.
The Indians are 8-5 overall after picking up December wins over Gordon State … Read the rest


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


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