Monthly Archives: January 2018

Cleo Cox | Obituary | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Cleo Cox

Walterboro – Cleo Cox went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, January 7, 2018. Graveside services were held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Zane Brown officiated.

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U.S. Sen. Tim Scott accepting applications for internships | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 23, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the summer of 2018. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical … Read the rest


Watch Museum Director Matt Mardell at national conference Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 22, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Matt Mardell, director the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market and Commercal Kitchen facility, is in Washington, D.C. for an appearance at the National Press Club Tuesday morning.
The press briefing will be telecasted live Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. … Read the rest


Visitors with flu-like symptoms asked not to visit hospital | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 22, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Due to the increase and severity in flu-related illnesses in the Walterboro and Lowcountry areas, Colleton Medical Center is asking the public to consider the safety of their patients when visiting the hospitals. Physicians are asking that guests with flu-like … Read the rest


Keep poinsettas alive after Christmas | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Clemson professor and poinsettia expert has some advice for selecting and caring for this plant.
Poinsettias are available with red, white, pink, peach, yellow, marbled and speckled bracts. Red poinsettias account for 80 percent of the sales in the … Read the rest


On becoming a grandmother | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

In six months or so, a new arrival will make yours truly a grandmother.
THUD. Pardon my swoon.
Yes, Widdle and I are expecting our first grandchild. Widdle’s son, who shares his father’s name, good looks and wit, and his … Read the rest


Historical Society elects new officers, plans for the new year | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

History in Colleton County is getting a lot of attention.
The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society held its annual business meeting on Thursday Jan. 11. President Tom Whitacre highlighted the progress of 2017 including work on the Bedon-Lucas House, … Read the rest


Jones paints Chamber of Commerce windows for Salk Week | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Alexis Jones, a sophomore at USC-Salk, has been asked to paint the windows in the Walterboro Chamber of Commerce office to support and celebrate USC-Salk. Alexis is an art student and is using her natural talent to promote USC-Salk, and … Read the rest


Academy Road students have Christmas party | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Miss Yvonne and Miss Brittany’s class at Academy Road Pre-School having their Christmas party, enjoying music and fun. Pictured are Levi, Shaila, Hudson, Nathaniel, Ryan, Emma Grace, Haven and David at one table with Zariah, Natalie, Christina, Penn, Willie, Eli, … Read the rest


Elvis comes to town | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro resident Michael Haddock performed recently at a private event as “Elvis.” Haddock said he is an avid Elvis fan and has been since he was young. “I had a lot of fun and enjoyed portraying the King,” he said.


Respect: Adults must set the example | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

  1. “The most powerful, moral influence is example,” according to the late Huston Smith, U.S. religious studies scholar. Time has long since passed for adults’ telling children, “Do as I say, not as I do.” That is not effective, nor is
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Special blood drive set for Roger Godley at Edisto Beach | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Community will hold a blood drive for cancer victim Roger Godley on Tuesday Jan. 23 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Edisto Beach Civic Center.

Godley, who is the brother of Jeanine Rhodes, was diagnosed with cancer on … Read the rest


Dental office constructing new facility in Walmart Plaza | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Coastal Kids Dental and Braces is relocating its Walterboro location.
“Our team will be providing children’s dental services as well as braces within the new location,” said Jacob Driggers, who co-owns Coastal Kids Dental and Braces with his wife, Isabel … Read the rest


January designated school board recognition month | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District is joining school districts throughout the state and nation in celebrating School Board Recognition Month in January. The district designated Jan. 15 as School Board Appreciation Day in the district and the school board was recognized … Read the rest


Deputies looking for man accused of threatening judge | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


County Council: Two grants accepted for Colleton Center work | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A pair of grants slated to bolster the Capital Projects Sales Tax proceeds going to the renovation of The Colleton Center were accepted by the Colleton County Council during the Jan. 9 session.
The two grants, each $50,000 from the … Read the rest


Cottageville Council: Sheriff rebuts reported response times | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Heated words were exchanged at a Jan. 8 public hearing for a proposed annexation in Cottageville, ending with Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland abruptly leaving Town Council chambers.
In October, residents of Burr Hill Road, just … Read the rest


Colleton Center renovation on schedule for late spring | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The renovation work on the Colleton Center is gradually moving into the next phase.
“Work is moving along on schedule, one-third of the renovation has been completed,” said Colleton County Capital Projects and Purchasing Director John T. Stieglitz III. “We … Read the rest


Photos: Dr. Martin Luther King Parade | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by BARRY MOORE
Winners in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade held Sunday were: Commercial, first, Colleton County Athletics, and second, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Most Original: first, St. John Baptist Church, and second, To God Be The … Read the rest


CCHS Hall of Fame to induct seven Friday | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct seven members during halftime of the varsity boys’ basketball game against Region 8-AAAA opponent Berkeley, Friday Jan. 19 at Cougar Gymnasium.
Postponed last fall due … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Wrong information results in arrest
Law enforcement officers, both on-duty and off-duty, began following a car that supposedly was occupied by a suspect wanted on warrants filed by Walterboro Police Department and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office on the afternoon … Read the rest


Gas tax rebate: Get back money on income taxes | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

When you are done topping off the tank and the screen on the pump asks if you want a receipt, say yes and begin stockpiling them.
In July of 2017, the state added two cents to the tax paid on … Read the rest


Pets | Pit Bull Puppies | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 2:02 pm by Myiah Blakeney

FOR SALE:

Pit Bull Puppies, $150 each. Mother dog also for sale. Call Brandy at 843-635-4644.


Police searching for armed robbery suspects | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

On Thursday Jan. 18 at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to 1646 Bells Hwy. (Waffle House) in reference to an armed robbery that had just occurred.
According to the victims, two unknown black males entered … Read the rest


Always wanted to be on TV or the radio? | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Well, now is your chance to be on PRTC’s upcoming TV and radio spots with “The Marketing Guy” Chuck Crabtree.
The radio promotion deadline is Jan. 31. The spot will run for two weeks on most of the major Charleston … Read the rest


SCDNR urging catch and release to help spotted seatrout recover | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Unusually cold weather has gripped South Carolina this January, lowering water temperatures along the coast to levels that can be deadly for many marine animals. As South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists work to understand the severity of … Read the rest


Pet of the Week | Lucy | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Smoaks to get full-time fire station, new water system | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

February should be busy in Smoaks.
Smoaks Mayor Rick Linder expects the work on the improvements on the town’s water distribution system to get started next month.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said the Fire-Rescue station No. 7 at … Read the rest


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