Monthly Archives: February 2018

Crime Brief | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Traffic stop produces arrests
A Walterboro man was arrested on four charges following a traffic stop at Hampton Street and Robertson Boulevard the morning of Feb. t18.
A city police officer was on Hampton Street working traffic enforcement at 1:39 … Read the rest


Cougar Baseball: Big shoes to fill | Spring Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Cougar Baseball will start the 2018 season knowing the expectations are high and the shoes they must fill are large. Coming off the most successful season in the history of Colleton County baseball, the Cougars will … Read the rest


Fire departments join forces to battle blaze | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Firefighters called to cope with a Feb. 17 fire were pretty sure what awaited them on Dandridge Road wasn’t what had been reported.
The calls into the dispatch center at 6:17 p.m. reported a shed fire.
Responding units could see … Read the rest


CPA softball begins quest for AA title | Spring Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Lady Hawk softball team has a new head coach at the helm for the 2018 season — Gabby Bedard. Coach Bedard, who begins her coaching career at Colleton Prep, will be looking to make noise … Read the rest


JV Cougars hope to produce record season | Spring Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Coach Packy Burke begins his fifth year coaching soccer for Colleton County, where he also serves as the head wrestling coach. Burke brings a wealth of soccer experience to the table, having played since he was … Read the rest


Police Department issues scam alert in Walterboro | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

From the Walterboro Police Department:

“Part of our duty as The Walterboro Police Department is to notify our citizens of crime trends that are going on within the city. Over the past few months, we have received an influx of … Read the rest


Career fair planned at high school on Feb. 28 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard


Cottageville woman killed in crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

A driver was killed and two others injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 17-A in the Cottageville area the evening of Feb. 21.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Dianne Porcher, 57, of Griffith Acres Road in Cottageville … Read the rest


New school times? | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

School district seeking input on changing hours of school day.

Colleton County School District has started surveying residents for comments on a proposed plan to change the start and end times for the school year.
The changes, if approved, would … Read the rest


Man critically injured in fall from ladder | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A 42-year-old Walterboro man was critically injured in a fall the afternoon of Feb. 18. The man was working to replace a roof in the 300 block of Carn Street on Feb. 18 at 12:43 p.m. when he fell from … Read the rest


Forest Circle may go back to work | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A plan to transform the old Forest Circle Middle School into a new centralized district headquarters is taking shape.
Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Franklin Foster explained that the possible repurposing of the building surfaced when the members of … Read the rest


Voters in Walterboro 1, 4 and Horse Pen to move | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Voters in two of Colleton County’s largest voting precincts and one of the county’s smallest precincts are expected to move into new polling places soon.
Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections Director Angela Upchurch said plans are for Walterboro One, … Read the rest


Walterboro City Council meets | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council met Feb. 13 at City Hall. The following items were discussed:
• Approved a lease-purchase agreement for a 2018 Freightliner grapple truck for the Public Works Department from Triple T Freightliner in Summerville for $144,951.82. The city … Read the rest


Lady Hawks eliminated from playoffs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photo by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton Prep varsity girls’ basketball team was eliminated from post-season play following a 67-37 loss to Spartanburg Day in round one of the SCISA 2018 State Basketball Tournament held Friday Feb. … Read the rest


War Hawk Classic has big turnout and big laughs | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy held the War Hawk Classic Thursday Feb. 15, where faculty, staff and coaches competed against each other in an exhibition basketball game. A packed house enjoyed the competition, where Team Ilderton (blue) took … Read the rest


Cougars exit AAAA playoffs in round two | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Future bright for Cougar basketball

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JIM KILLIAN

The Colleton County Cougar basketball team was eliminated in round two of the SCHSL AAAA State Playoffs following a 63-47 loss against the No. 1 seed Lakewood … Read the rest


Pressey captures lower state | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

For the second year in a row, Colleton County High School junior Tyrese Pressey (182) wrestled his way to a AAAA Lower-State Individual title. After wins in the SCHSL AAAA Lower-State Wrestling Championships held this past … Read the rest


School district statement on CCHS unfounded threat | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 21, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County School DIstrict:

“The school (CCHS) was not placed on lock down due the administration’s quick response to the potential weapon on campus and parents were notified via our school messenger system after the investigation validating the … Read the rest


Sen. Scott wants your photos of South Carolina | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Senator Tim Scott has announced he is running a “photo challenge” among fellow South Carolinians, asking them to submit their best photos of South Carolina, across all 46 counties. Chosen submissions will be displayed on maps at all four of … Read the rest


Aiken County wildlife area opens to the public Saturdays in March | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Aiken County’s Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve will be open to the public on the first four Saturdays during the month of March (2, 9, 16 and 23). The final Saturday (March 30) will be reserved for a … Read the rest


Puppy missing from Pellum Road | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


School board seeking input on changing school start/end times | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District is seeking input from students, parents, employees and the community regarding proposed changes to the start and end times for all schools in 2018-2019.
The district will be gathering input over the next month and encourages … Read the rest


Dorothy Williams Murphy | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 20, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

MASHAWVILLE – Mrs. Dorothy Williams Murphy, 87, of Mashawville, entered into rest Monday morning Feb. 19, 2018, at the Colleton Courtyard in Walterboro. She was the wife of the late Mr. Farris Dwight “Doc” Murphy.
Born Sept. 4, 1930, in … Read the rest


Bonnetta Malphrus Warren | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Bonnetta Malphrus Warren, 55, of Ruffin, entered into life eternal Sunday afternoon Feb. 18, 2018, at Trident Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 at The Brice Herndon Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment … Read the rest


Lucille Carter Lyons | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

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

Mrs. Lucille Carter Lyons, 88, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Tuesday Feb. 13, 2018 at her residence under the care of Hospice Care of South Carolina. She was the widow of the late Eugene Anderson Lyons to whom she … Read the rest


Lucy O’Quinn Kubik | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 19, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Mrs. Lucy O’Quinn Kubik, 89, of Walterboro, entered into life eternal Friday evening Feb. 16, 2018, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Anthony “Pete” Kubik.
Graveside funeral services were held 2 o’clock Monday afternoon Feb. … Read the rest


Pause before you react: It can help | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

“There is a difference between speaking the truth in love and judging someone hypocritically … make sure you know the difference before you speak,” according to Pauline Seaport, a consultant and analyst.
Our world has become such a fast-paced place … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Traffic stop produces charges
A Walterboro man faces three charges, none of them concerning the reason for a Feb. 10 traffic stop that brought him to the city police’s attention.
A city officer on routine patrol Feb. 10 at 9:48 … Read the rest


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