Monthly Archives: February 2018

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


Off the Field | Kari Te’Aisha Edwards | The Press and Standard

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

Kari Te’Aisha Edwards is a junior at Colleton County High School, where she plays basketball and participates in track for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of Lephine Dorine Edwards of Green Pond. Her grandparents are Mary L. Edwards … Read the rest


Two chosen for S.C. Band Clinic | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County High School senior saxophonist Cody Dalton, senior clarinetist Maria Manaeva and sophomore tubist William Finigan were selected to perform at the University of South Carolina Band Clinic in Columbia.
Each February, over 400 high school band students from … Read the rest


Spring shopping for yard equipment: Things to know | News | The Press and Standard

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

Spring is almost here, and you are ready to get outside and make your yard both beautiful and functional. Maybe you’re aiming to have the best yard on the block, want to install an outdoor family room, or want to … Read the rest


Salk coach speaks to youngsters | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie’s Assistant Basketball Coach Brian Johnson served as speaker recently for the Young Men of Hope at Bells Elementary, Hendersonville Elementary and Northside Elementary. Coach Johnson discussed careers in athletics.
He explained the need for consistency in study habits … Read the rest


Horse races Sunday afternoon at new track on Bells Highway | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Quarter horse racing is scheduled Sunday afternoon at the new racetrack on Bells Highway. The track is on the left about a 1/2 mile after the hill at Jones Swamp bridge, just past Pellum’s Body Shop.

These photos were from … Read the rest


March for Babies planned for April 15 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Walterboro March for Babies Kickoff meeting was held Tuesday Feb. 13 at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market. This year’s event is planned for Saturday April 14 at the Museum with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. … Read the rest


Winter Ensembles win top awards | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Winter Ensembles performed this past weekend at the 2018 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Regional at Ashley Ridge High School.
The Band of Blue Varsity Winter Guard scored a 67.56 and placed 2nd in Scholastic AA at the … Read the rest


Student charged for making threats at high school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Colleton County High student for making a threat of violence against the school earlier this week.
Steven Anthony Jones, 19, of Walterboro, was detained on campus around lunchtime today (Friday.)
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Parents arrested in Stair investigation | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The parents of one of the juveniles allegedly sexually assaulted by Ralph Stair have been arrested in connection with the incident.
Christyne A. Lehr, 40, turned herself in to Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Feb. 20.
Lehr, accompanied by an attorney, … Read the rest


Real Estate for Sale | Land for Sale | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

1981 Winding Creek Rd. 3.3 ac. with Live Oaks. Property is high and dry, there is a well on the property, but has never been tested. $36,000 OBO.

Call 843-599-0144 or text.


Ritter, Armentrout take top awards from S.C. Office of Adult Education | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Adult Education (CCAE) was awarded four recognitions for the 2016-17 School Year during the recent South Carolina Office of Adult Education Spring Training Institute’s Celebrating Our Success Awards Luncheon.
Joey Ritter was named the … Read the rest


Bryant speaks to Republicans | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, who plans to file in the gubernatorial race in March, was speaker at the meeting of the Colleton County Republican Party on Thursday Feb. 8 at the Colleton Memorial Library.
Bryant, who served for 12 years … Read the rest


Park, new library branch on tap | Cottageville Council | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

If all goes well, Cottageville’s branch of the Colleton County library and the town’s new park should simultaneously open in March at the municipal complex on Salley Ackerman Drive.
“That’s what we’re hoping for,” Mayor Tim … Read the rest


Phil Noble, candidate for governor: It’s time to stop kicking the can | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Phil Noble says its time for state government to quit kicking the can down the road.
Noble, one of three announced candidates in the Democratic primary in the race for South Carolina governor, said that as a political outsider, he … Read the rest


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


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