Monthly Archives: March 2018

Children’s librarian speaks to PEP Club | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise was guest speaker at the February meeting of the PEP Club. She presented a program on Coretta Scott King.
A native of Walterboro, Keaise has been with the library for 20 years. … Read the rest


Griffins donate two gallons | News | The Press and Standard

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

Fifty people braved the nasty weather on March 12 to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Donors included Jessica Lawton, Karen Gibson, Terry Griffin (two gallons), Carroll Griffin (two gallons), Dean Hill, Donnie … Read the rest


Ackerman-Gee exchange vows | News | The Press and Standard

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

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Ackerman Jr. of Walterboro announce the wedding of their daughter, Katelynn Marjorie Ackerman, and Caleb Christian Gee, son of Michelle Gee and the late Kendall Gee of Beaufort.
The couple was married Dec. 16, 2017, … Read the rest


Salk student speaks to USC board | News | The Press and Standard

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

USC Salk Palmetto student Paris Dubois from Colleton County, center, speaks to the USC Board of Trustees on March 16 representing Salk. He is pictured here with two of the BOT members.


Finigan named to All-State Band | News | The Press and Standard

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

William Finigan from The Colleton County High School Band of Blue has been named to the 2018 South Carolina Band Directors Association Clinic All-State Band.
William was sixth chair tuba in the state at the All-State Band Clinic at Furman … Read the rest


NJROTC visits the Yorktown | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton High School NJROTC from Walterboro recently walked in the steps of country’s heroes while participating in the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s camping program aboard the historic World War II aircraft carrier USS Yorktown on Charleston Harbor.
During … Read the rest


Local teen featured in magazine | News | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by Cristina Photography SC

Kaylee Noella DeLeon, a ninth grader at Colleton County High School, was featured in “A’La Mode Child and Teen Magazine.” The magazine story states: “Kaylee Noella is 15 years old and lives in Round O … Read the rest


Six competing at convention | News | The Press and Standard

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

Once again, students from Faith Baptist Academy are competing in the Accelerated Christian Education’s Carolinas Regional Student Convention.
This year six students from Faith Baptist Academy are representing Walterboro and Colleton County in singing solos, duets, a trio, and an … Read the rest


Board approves new start/end times for next school year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 23, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School Board approved the following start and end times for the 2018-2019 school year at Tuesday night’s meeting:
Early Childhood Center: 7:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m.
All Elementary Schools: 7:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Middle School: 8:30 … Read the rest


Winter ensembles win at Rock Hill | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Colleton County Winter Ensembles performed this past weekend at the 2018 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Regional at Rock Hill High School.
The Colleton County Middle School “Cadets” Winter Guard scored a 75.62 and placed first in the Cadet Division … Read the rest


CCHS holds virtual college admissions fair | News | The Press and Standard

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

On Tuesday March 13, Colleton County High School Career Center held a virtual College Admissions Fair. This was the second virtual college admissions fair organized by Kimberly Footman, GCDF, of the CCHS Career Center; the first was held last semester. … Read the rest


Cub Scouts hold annual Pinewood Derby | News | The Press and Standard

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

This past Saturday, the Walterboro Cub Scouts of Pack 646, sponsored by the local Elks Lodge #1988, held its annual Pinewood Derby at the Smoke in the ‘Boro BBQ Competition.
A group of 39 racers consisting of six parents, six … Read the rest

Grant fuels litter enforcement plan | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro Police are taking steps to increase litter enforcement effort.
Walterboro’s City Appearance Board secured a $5,000 enforcement grant from Palmetto Pride. The funds will be to be used to purchase a digital still surveillance camera that can be … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

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

Bid to escape fails when truck ends up at church
A Beaufort man was arrested on multiple charges the morning of March 13 when his bid to escape custody ended on the lawn of the First Baptist Church at 124 … Read the rest


CCHS students help county residents make healthy choices | News | The Press and Standard

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

Exhibit will be open until April 2 at AHEC.

The walls at Lowcountry AHEC are covered with food, thanks to four Colleton County High School students.
Rachel Williams, Karrington Reed, Jelazia Williams and Jasmine Davis participated in a “Photovoice Art … Read the rest


Four county roads on repaving list | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County is seeking bids on a resurfacing program that will involve two South Carolina Department of Transportation roads and four county roads.
Bids from companies interested in the contract are to be submitted by March 29.
The main repaving … Read the rest


CMC holds golf tourney for March of Dimes | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton Medical Center CEO Jimmy Hiott gives instructions to golfers in last week’s tournament for the March of Dimes, hosted by CMC. Above, golfers tee off.

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Wildlife walks begin Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

The City of Walterboro and the Friends of the Great Swamp Sanctuary have announced the dates for their 2018 spring series of walks in the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary. These events are open to the public and are free.
• March … Read the rest


Woods fires endanger homes | News | The Press and Standard

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

Two woods fires kept county firefighters busy the afternoon of Sunday March 18.
The first fire occurred at 164 Seigler Lane when a yard debris fire spread to an outdoor storage building and approximately one acre of woods at 2:49 … Read the rest


Smoke in the ’Boro not just for barbecue lovers | News | The Press and Standard

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

“Get the second best here,” J.T. Handy called out to those walking past his booth at the “Anything ****” portion of the fifth annual Smoke in the Boro, a fundraiser by The Colleton Center and Coastal Electric’s Operation Round Up.… Read the rest


Changes to three polling places finalized | News | The Press and Standard

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

Letters are set to go out to approximately 3,500 Colleton County voters, alerting them to the fact that the location of their voting precinct has changed.
Angela Upchurch, director of the Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections Office, reports the … Read the rest


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