Monthly Archives: January 2018

Some gems of nutty news | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Have you ever noticed the offbeat headlines at huffingtonpost.com? It’s a great collection of nutty news. Here’s my take on the latest gems:
n If you’ve always wanted to breathe through a rubber hose, here’s your dream job: On Jan. … Read the rest


Off the Field | Brandon Tyler Polk | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Brandon Tyler Polk is a junior at Colleton Prep Academy where he plays basketball and baseball for the War Hawks. He is the son of Jerry and Sandy Polk of Walterboro. His grandparents are Homer and the late Carolyn Murdaugh … Read the rest


The great barred owl hunt | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

I have hunted owls for years by eye and ear, with only remote echos of success.
The hunt began more than a decade ago when I heard the hoots of an owl that were so strange, so unique, so startling … Read the rest


Uniformity sought in local elections | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Election officials are hoping to persuade officials in Smoaks and Williams to change the day their residents go to the polls.
The statewide push is to have all the local elections for municipal posts moved to the same day: the … Read the rest


Real Estate for Rent | Mobile Home in quiet Neigh…….| The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2018 12:12 pm by Myiah Blakeney

FOR RENT:

Mobile home, 2BR, 1BA, large family room. Quiet neighborhood close to town. Deposit + $500 per month. Call 843-893-2097, 9am – 5pm.

(02/13)


New city councilmen sworn in | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two new city councilmen and one newly re-elected councilman were sworn in at the Jan. 2 meeting of Walterboro City Council.
Carl Brown and Greg Pryor were elected to council and James Broderick was re-elected in November. They took their … Read the rest


Cold or the flu? How to tell and what to do | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

You feel sick to your stomach. You’re sneezing, coughing, achy, feverish, and downright miserable. So do you have a cold, the regular flu, or the stomach flu?
There are big differences between all three, and each requires its own treatment … Read the rest


In Photos: The Snow of 2018 | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

National Weather Service unofficial snow fall totals
Colleton County
• Green Pond, 6.3 inches,
• S Cottageville, 5.3 inches,
• Bennetts Point, 5 inches
• ESE Cottageville, 4.5 inches
• Round O, 4 inches
• ESE Islandton, 3.5 inches
• … Read the rest


Free CERT training begins this month | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Would you like to make a difference in your community? Join the Colleton County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The CERT training program is being implemented in South Carolina. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the … Read the rest


Reader Photos: The Snow of 2017 | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thanks to all our readers who submitted photos through email and on our Facebook page. Enjoy!

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Researchers returning to tag sharks in the Lowcountry | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

OCEARCH is back in the Lowcountry – Florida, Georgia, South Carolina – after tagging two white and two tiger sharks in the area last year.

“We’re returning to the Lowcountry because our sharks led us here,” Chris Fischer, OCEARCH founding … Read the rest


Update: Airplane oops | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Regional Airport Operations Manager Roger D. Medlin said he would be hard pressed to call an accident that damaged a single-propeller aircraft Wednesday afternoon a crash.
Medlin explained that the pilot of a Mooney airplane based at the local … Read the rest


Hamilton to lead Sunday’s Dr. M.L. King parade | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade will be held in Walterboro on Sunday Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Line-up for participants will begin at 1:30 p.m. on South Jefferies Boulevard near Live Oak Cemetery. The parade will … Read the rest


Snow, ice batters I-95 travelers | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 11, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office logged a lot of hours on I-95 last week after ice and snow turned the roadway into a winter wasteland.
Winter Storm Grayson hit the Charleston and Beaufort areas … Read the rest


Two injured in snow plow collision | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two passengers in a vehicle that smashed into the rear of a South Carolina Department of Transportation snow plow were taken to Colleton Medical Center for treatment. The snow plow was working in the southbound lanes of I-95 near the … Read the rest


Islandton man killed in crash | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An Colleton County man was fatally injured in a single-car crash at the intersection of Cross Swamp Road and Rum Gully Road on Jan. 6.
Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said Gerard B. Capers, 33, of 3630 Mount … Read the rest


Cold weather results in three structure fires | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The extreme cold resulted in two structure fires on Tuesday Jan. 2.
The first fire at 50 Flash Lane north of Smoaks started in a flue pipe connected to a wood-burning stove which ignited the surrounding wall. Firefighters removed the … Read the rest


Update: Interstate crash claims truck driver | The Press and Standard

Posted on January 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A truck driver was killed the evening of Jan. 8 when his truck went off I-95 and burst into flames.
The as-yet unidentified driver was traveling south on I-95 near the 42-mile marker Jan. 8 at about 8:30 p.m. when … Read the rest


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