Monthly Archives: December 2017

Updated: ‘Tis the Season’ at CCHS Performing Arts Center | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

‘Tis the Season about to begin st CCHS Performing Arts Center. A packed house will kickstart their Christmas holiday with performances by 30 special needs students.

See Walterborolive.com and The Press and Standard Facebook page for photos and watch for … Read the rest


Suspect caught, in jail on multiple charges | News | The Pres and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

On Dec. 8, 2017 about 8 a.m., Vernon Brandon Johnson, 22, of the Ruffin area was taken into custody on Cumberland St. in Walterboro.
Johnson was transported to the Colleton County Detention Center where he faces charges for malicious damage … Read the rest


School district hosting robotics competition Dec. 16 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Robotics Teams is once again hosting the Colleton County Robotics Qualifier for the Eastern Region for the First Lego League (for inspiration in recognition of science and technology) on Dec. 16 at Colleton Middle School.
This year’s … Read the rest


Photos and Winners: Walterboro Christmas Parade | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Winners in the Walterboro Christmas Parade were:

Religious:
1st place: Green Pond Baptist Church
2nd place: The Well at Jones Swamp Church — Kids & Youth
3rd place: Ashton Baptist Church

Non-Commercial:
1st place: Girl Scout Troop #981
2nd place: … Read the rest


Photos: City Christmas Tree Lighting | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The members of the Northside Elementary School Honors Chorus entertained the audience at the Walterboro community Christmas tree lighting ceremony held at City Hall prior to the annual Christmas parade on Sunday Dec. 3. Members of the public were able … Read the rest


Bethel Christmas concert Sunday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The members of the Chancel Choir at Bethel United Methodist Church will present their Christmas Service on December 10 at the church. The annual event will begin at 5 p.m.
The 2017 service will feature the music of Mozart, Beethoven, … Read the rest


Chapman defeats biggest threat, walks away with his life | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

After three major surgeries in a span of six weeks, Jason Chapman returned to work on Monday at the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office where he serves as a captain. Chapman has been called a walking miracle … Read the rest


Photos: Holiday Tour of Homes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 8, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The homes of Jill Frey and Debbie Kellner, Charlene Sharkey and Paul Moore, and Ricky Mae Torro and Alejandro Cabello welcomed participants of the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society’s Holiday Display of Homes held Dec. 3.

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Update: Cowboys gang members receive sentences | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Eight of the nine members and associates of a Walterboro gang arrested on federal racketeering charges learned their fate during an appearance in federal court last week.
U.S. District Court Judge David C. Norton in Charleston federal court levied the … Read the rest


Lessons learned from gang case | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Federal court offers options not available under S.C. law.

“The recent sentencing of eight gang members or gang associates in Walterboro highlights two things,” 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone said. “The first is the value of our long-standing relationship with … Read the rest


Riding for Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Saturday afternoon marked the 16th year that the ACE Basin Chapter of ABATE conducted its Charity Toy Ride.
Saturday’s event found the ACE Basin Chapter turning over $1,550 in cash and toy donations to the Colleton Baptist Association to be … Read the rest


Edisto Community Christmas Celebration, parade this weekend | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Community Weekend Christmas Celebration is planned for Friday Dec. 8. Starting at noon, the “Holiday Market and Mingle” at Bay Creek Park will feature live music, arts and crafts vendors, baked goods, and much more. From 1-3:30 p.m., … Read the rest


Christmas art by veterans on display at Colleton Arts Council | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Christmas artwork created by residents of Veterans Victory House is on display at the Colleton County Arts Council on Wichman Street.

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Deputies searching for escapee | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the general public in apprehended a church break-in suspect who escaped custody Wednesday evening.
Vernon Brandon Johnson, 22, of the Ruffin area was apprehended at Shiloh Baptist Church at 10565 Lowcountry … Read the rest


Wreck involving log truck blocks Jefferies Highway at Augusta Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

One person was injured in a multi-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jefferies and Augusta Highways the morning of Dec. 1.

Shortly before 10 a.m., a log truck traveling northbound on Jefferies Highway collided with Chevrolet Suburban traveling westbound on … Read the rest


SUV collides with tractor on Augusta Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A 51-year-old Colleton County man received multiple traumatic injuries after the tractor he was driving was struck by a another vehicle in the 26300 block of Augusta Highway on Nov. 30 at 6:17 p.m.

Both vehicles were traveling east on … Read the rest


How the Grinch brought Christmas | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Robbie Gaskins pulled his burgundy pickup into the Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at 814 N. Jefferies Blvd. Dec. 4, precisely at 9:30 a.m.
He came out of the driver’s seat wearing a red shirt and bright green stretch pants … Read the rest


Lady Hawks off to 5-0 start | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity girls’ basketball team is off to a solid start on its 2017-18 season after picking up five straight wins. The Lady Hawks are projected to improve upon their 2016-17 finish, where they … Read the rest


CPA hoping to improve defense | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 7, 2017 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity boys’ basketball team is looking for its first win of the 2017-18 season after getting off to an 0-5 start. Under the direction of newly hired head Coach Charlie Brown, the War … Read the rest


Four wrestlers garner first place finishes in tournament | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Wrestling team opened its 2017-18 season with a trip to Bamberg High School to compete in a tournament held Saturday Dec. 2.
In the middle school division, Tyler Scites (110) and Amarie … Read the rest


Lady Cougars split opening week games for 1-1 start | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity basketball team split games during opening week for a 1-1 start to the 2017-18 season.
Against Ridgeland on Friday Dec. 1, the Lady Cougars fell 39-29 on the road. Scha’Mari … Read the rest


Cougars open 2017-18 season with losses | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars dropped their first two games of the regular 2017-18 season against Ridgeland (80-67) and Wade Hampton (54-48) last week.
Against Ridgeland on Friday Dec. 1, the Cougars trailed by one point at … Read the rest


Boseman to play for Trojans | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lake Boseman, a 2017 Colleton County High School graduate and former right-handed standout pitcher for the Cougar Baseball team, earned a walk-on spot for the Anderson University Trojan Baseball team.
Boseman will contribute as a pitcher for the Trojans who … Read the rest


Update: Suspect charged in Round O homicide | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on December 6, 2017 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An Orangeburg County man remains in the Colleton County Detention Center as members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation into the Nov. 17 shooting death of a Round O man.
Anterrius Roy Stinson, 38, of Eutawville was … Read the rest


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