Monthly Archives: February 2018

Thomas Willie Faulkner | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 12, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Mr. Thomas Willie Faulkner, affectionately known to everyone as “Uncle Tom,” 91, of Cottageville entered into eternal rest Thursday Feb. 8, 2018, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.
Funeral services were held 1 o’clock, Saturday afternoon Feb. 10, 2018 … Read the rest


Bridie Smoak Dopson | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 12, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

WILLIAMS – Mrs. Bridie Smoak Dopson, 88, of Williams, entered into eternal life Friday evening Feb. 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family at Roper Hospital in Charleston. She was the wife of the late Mr. Charlie Rudolph Dopson.
Born … Read the rest


Who cares? | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 12, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

Oftentimes, many of us have heard these nonchalant echoes: “Whatever!” “I don’t care.” “Makes me no difference.” “So what!” “Who cares?”
Usually, when someone verbalizes one of these negative utterances, it is because someone has hurt his or her feelings … Read the rest


Walterboro Christian Academy Honor Roll | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A+ Honor Roll
K-4: Chloe Smith
Kindergarten: Joshua Gilreath, Easton Hartley, Wil Roberts, AnnaLeigh Tomlinson
First Grade: Kiley O’Herien, Isaac White
2nd Grade: Emma Cline, CJ Heatley, Caitlyn Kirkland, Elana Rentz, Presley Smoak, Savannah Wiggins
7th Grade: Sharon Murray
11th … Read the rest


Birth Announcement | Kylee Jewel Ayer | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Brian and Shanna Ayer announce the birth of their daughter, Kylee Jewel Ayer, on Jan. 12, 2018 in Summerville Medical Center.
Kylee has two big brothers, Kolton and Tyler Ayer.
Her great-grandparents are Alfred and Margie Linder and Laurette Bassett.… Read the rest


CMC wears red for National Wear Red Day | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center went “Go Red” as part of The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women National Wear Red Day on Feb. 2. February is dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease. In just a single day, about 3,000 … Read the rest


Bus operation has successful start in Walterboro area | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Works has been working.
Ginnie Kozak, planning director for the Lowcountry Council of Governments, said the bus service Palmetto Breeze brought to the city in November has been a success.
Kozak, who worked with Palmetto Breeze to obtain a … Read the rest


In Photos: The Press and Standard holds Readers’ Choice party | News

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Local businessmen and their staffs attended The Press and Standard’s annual Reader’s Choice party last week at the newspaper’s office. Businesses picked up their awards, voted on by Colleton citizens, and enjoyed heavy hors d’oeurves.

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Colleton Center adds new staff, board member | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton Center is pleased to announce the addition of Gregg Steele Heppner to the staff, and Marilyn Fryar to the board of directors.
Heppner, the Center’s new part-time programming and production director, relocated to Colleton County after over 12 … Read the rest


Clergy Appreciation to be held at VVH | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Clergy Appreciation Week celebration will be held by the Walterboro Civitans Club on Monday Feb. 12 at the Veterans Victory House. A meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the program at 12:30 p.m. in the main … Read the rest


About People | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Students named to honors lists
The following individuals have been named honor students for the fall 2017 academic term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College:
President’s List (full-time)
Ehrhardt: David Mundo
Lodge: Adam Martin
Ridgeville: Markell Boyd
President’s List (part-time)
Cottageville: Shana … Read the rest


Lost & Found | Ring Found | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

RING FOUND

War ring found, please contact The Press and Standard

at 843-549-2586.


FoCCAS gets state award for saving pets | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

At the Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) annual meeting, Dr. Rebecca Hughes gave a surprise announcement to the attendees. FoCCAS was recognized as the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians’ (SCAV) 2017 South Carolina Humanitarian of the Year. This … Read the rest


Guidelines to get flowers to your student | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School has issued the following guidelines to make the delivery of Valentine’s Day flowers to students go as smoothly as possible:
• All deliveries must be made to CCHS room 4113 and completed by 11 a.m. to … Read the rest


Drop box at police station offers a way to dispose of old medications | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Police Department saw a community need and was looking for a way to address it when the solution arrived in an email.
Corporal Amye Stivender, the police department’s public information officer, explained that often a resident would visit … Read the rest


Band of Blue members take multiple honors | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 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 Premiere South at Colleton County High School.
The Band of Blue Booster Club hosted this regional event for the first time.
The Band of … Read the rest


CCHS black history project highlights local success stories | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright
abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com
On Thursday Feb. 1, Colleton County High School began its month-long celebration of African-American History Month.
The celebration this year is something slightly different. This is a project that Dr. Melissa Crosby, principal, has been … Read the rest


CCHS Soccer to hold annual Alumni Game | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Soccer Program will hold its annual Alumni Game Saturday Feb. 17 at Cougar Stadium with the girls’ kickoff planned for 3 p.m. and boys’ kickoff at 5 p.m.
All previous alumni … Read the rest


Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Man injured
by gunfire
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center to interview a man who was being treated for a gunshot wound to the knee.
The man said that … Read the rest


Suspect takes the wrong getaway path | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was taken into custody shortly after his bid at armed robbery the morning of Feb. 5. A suspect entered Hodges Barbershop at 336 N. Walter St. at 10:20 a.m., pulled a handgun and forced a man to … Read the rest


Students wanted to participate in engineering challenge | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The sixth annual S.C. 4-H Engineering Challenge, sponsored by EnlightenSC, offers students ages 9-19 a chance to participate in a multi-challenge competition on Saturday, April 14 at Midlands Technical College-Airport Campus. Organizers of the competition created the event to spur … Read the rest


Two injured in Walterboro shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Two Walterboro men were injured in a Wednesday evening shooting.
A report of a man injured by gunfire sent members of the Walterboro Police Department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue to the 600 block of Francis Street Wednesday at 8:47 p.m.… Read the rest


Salk basketball players visit veterans | Photos | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

USC Salkehatchie basketball players visited with veterans at Veterans Victory House yesterday. They ate pizza, shot baskets and presented Salk Coach Jake Williams with a t-shirt.

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Update: Two missing men found dead, one charged | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two Walterboro men, missing since Jan. 27, were found shot to death on Feb. 2 and a local man has been charged with the murders.
Alexander Blair Blakeney, 28, of Walterboro was killed in Ruffin and his body was then … Read the rest


Mass assault results in charges | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Five Colleton County High School students will face criminal charges in connection with a video-taped assault on a fellow student that occurred on Jan. 30.
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office first learned of the assault at 7:45 p.m. … Read the rest


Man arrested in shooting | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man had bond set at $50,000 in connection with a Feb. 3 shooting incident.
Peris S. Williams, 24, of Walterboro had bond set at $50,000 on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon in the commission … Read the rest


Grand Slam Jam scheduled this Saturday | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Cindy Crosby
Cindyc4@yahoo.com
The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball Program will host their annual preseason tournament this upcoming Saturday, February 10, at the Ace Basin Sports Complex. The Grand Slam Jam, comprised of 16 teams, will see first pitches … Read the rest


Update: Round O man dies in fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on February 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A 70-year-old Round O man died in a fire at his residence the morning of Feb. 2.
Chief Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter said that George William Lee Jr., 70, of 24438 Augusta Hwy. was pronounced dead at the … Read the rest


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