Monthly Archives: February 2018

Pressey and O’Quinn earn top finishes in AAAA State Finals | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School wrestling team members Tyrese Pressey and Wyatt O’Quinn competed in the SCHSL AAAA Individual State Wrestling Championships held Saturday Feb. 23-24 in Anderson. Pressey (182), a junior, battled his way to a … Read the rest


Cougars fall in opening round Berkeley Diamond Classic | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Against Stratford in the opening round of the Berkeley Diamond Classic, the Cougars fell 7-6 after battling back from a four-run deficient in the third inning.
Henry Gibson went 2-3 on the day, with two RBIs … Read the rest


Old Cottageville school buildings burned | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Fire swept through the old Cottageville school on the morning of Feb. 27.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said the fire call came in about 6:30 a.m.
The first fire unit, arriving from the fire station located about one … Read the rest


Junior volleyball team wins first place | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 14U Branchville-Colleton Juniors Volleyball team earned a first-place finish in the Winter Heat Silver Bracket held Feb. 17 in North Augusta. The team is comprised of players from surrounding areas and is coached by Hannah Perritte and Skylar Maxey. … Read the rest


Pedestrian killed on Bells Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 68-year-old man was killed the evening of Feb. 26 when he was struck by a motor vehicle at the intersection of Bells Highway and Wayne Street.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Frank Bustamante, 68, was pronounced dead at … Read the rest


JV Lady Hawks will be young, talent heavy | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep JV softball team is preparing for a rebuilding season in 2018, after seven starters graduated, including the starting pitching rotation. Last year’s team finished 19-2 under Coach Tiger Martin.
“Gone are many great … Read the rest


Cougar Soccer hoping to put wins in the book this spring | Sports Preview | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County boys’ soccer program is under new leadership this season and will be looking to improve upon its 2017 season where the team finished 1-13 overall and 0-10 in Region 8-AAAA.
Ben Crutcher, in … Read the rest


Vernelle Wilson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Vernelle Wilson

Mrs. Vernelle Benton Wilson, wife of the late United States Marine Corps Master Sergeant James Donald “Willie” Wilson, passed away Friday night at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center in Mt. Pleasant. She was 89.

Mrs. Wilson was … Read the rest


Elizabeth Caskey | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

Elizabeth Caskey

WALTERBORO – Elizabeth “Beth” Clamp Caskey, daughter of Pennell M. Clamp Sr.and Patricia Singletary Clamp of Folly Beach, went home to be with our Lord on February 21, 2018. Beth was the granddaughter of the late Pennell Tully … Read the rest


Charles Bennett | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 28, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

CHARLES BENNETT

WALTERBORO – Charles Anthony “Tony” Bennett passed away January 20, 2018 at the Carolina Hospital System in Florence after an extended illness. He was 58.

Tony was born in Walterboro July 31, 1959 a son of Willie Bennett … Read the rest


Man charged in Sidneys Road murders | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Kenneth Mar’Keith Chisolm had two more murder charges added to his record.
On Tuesday Feb. 27, Chisolm was charged with the murders of Lewis Kevin Ramsey and Julie Michelle Poston. Ramsey and Poston, who were shot at their residence at … Read the rest


Update: Cottageville fire | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The old gym and classroom building at the former Cottageville Elementary School went up in flames Tuesday morning. Witnesses said flames were showing through two windows at 6:40 a.m. Two hours later the gym was gutted. More than a dozen … Read the rest


Gym in Cottageville burns | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 27, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The gym at the former Cottageville Elementary School was destroyed by fire this morning. Fire-Rescue crews are still on the scene, but Chief Barry McRoy said the building was totally destroyed.

 


Career fair planned at CCHS | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard


Cakes needed for cub scout fundraiser | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard


Maggie Lee Metts | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

HICKORY, N.C.: Mrs. Maggie Lee Metts, 84, of Hickory, N.C., passed away Thursday evening Feb. 22, 2018 at Catawba Valley Medical Center. She was widow of Ladson O’Neal Metts.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon Feb. 25, … Read the rest


Elizabeth “Beth” Clamp Caskey | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Elizabeth “Beth” Clamp Caskey, daughter of Pennell M. Clamp Sr.and Patricia Singletary Clamp of Folly Beach, went home to be with our Lord on Feb. 21, 2018.
Beth was the granddaughter of the late Pennell Tully Clamp and Helen … Read the rest


Betty Frederickson Priester | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

SMOAKS: Mrs. Betty Frederickson Priester, 82, of Smoaks entered into eternal rest Saturday afternoon Feb. 24, 2018, at Pruitt Health Care of Bamberg. She was the loving wife of the late Mr. Leroy Priester.
Born July 3, 1935, in Williams, … Read the rest


Barbara Blocker Hall | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 26, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

TIPPAH COUNTY, MISS.: Barbara Blocker Hall, 83, resident of the Ripley Community, cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and beloved wife of the late William L. “Bill” Hall, who preceded her in death in 1980, passed away peacefully Friday Feb. 23, 2018 … Read the rest


“Amazing Grace”: The African Connection | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

One of the most popular hymns, if not the most popular, in the hymnal is “Amazing Grace.” That song is one of a testimony for many when they come to Christ. It is a soothing balm for those whose inner … Read the rest


Churches honored at Clergy Appreciation Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two local churches were honored for their community service during the annual Clergy Appreciation Day held Feb. 12 at Veterans Victory House. The Walterboro Civitans recognized Edgewood Baptist Church for its food pantry and St. Peter A.M.E. Church for its … Read the rest


Invasion of the Lionfish | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lionfish are native to coral reefs in the tropical waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to see them. This is an invasive species that threatens the well-being of
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Today’s Tide eaters are tomorrow’s voters | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Seen the memes about teens eating Tide pods? “Today’s Tide eaters are tomorrow’s voters.” And, “Never thought I’d see kids wash their owns mouths out with soap.”
(Speaking of mouths and soap: When I was three, my brother T-Bob pushed … Read the rest


A new view of the slave experience | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Charleston County artist Brother Nizar returns to the Colleton Memorial Library Feb. 27 to present “Drapetomania: An Acrylic Journey Through Anti-Slavery Collective Resistance.”
Nizar’s paintings and lecture offer a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African history … Read the rest


Name released in shooting incident | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The man killed in this morning’s shooting was Donovn Blevins, 27, of Fort Benning, Ga. He was in the U.S. Army.
Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said that he pronounced Blevins dead at the scene Saturday at 9:30
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Shooting death reported | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro police are investigating a shooting death that occurred
Saturday morning at the Motel 6 at 33 Campground Rd.
Members of the police department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were
sent to the motel Saturday at 9:01 a.m.
A man, who
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CCHS recognizes Pat C. Grant | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright

Colleton County High School is continuing its celebration of African-American History Month by recognizing local trailblazers who have made a profound impact on this community.
Last Monday, the Honorable Patricia Cockrum Grant was honored for her … Read the rest


Library’s Salsa classes fun for all | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 24, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By VICKI C. BROWN
Colleton County Memorial Library

Typically, the library is quiet — except when dancers are learning a little Salsa!
Earlier this month, a crowd gathered at the Colleton County Memorial Library and enjoyed watching an amazing Salsa … Read the rest


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