Monthly Archives: March 2018

Fatal crash on Cottageville Highway | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County safety forces were dispatched to a fatal head-on collision on Cottageville Highway near Bedon Road intersection today shortly before 2 p.m.
The male driver of a car sustained fatal injuries in the head-on crash with a pickup truck.… Read the rest


After-school programs cancelled | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

All after-school/sports programs in Colleton County School District are cancelled today.  This cancellation is due to the enhanced risk of severe weather.


Colleton under tornado watch until 7 p.m. today | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 18

NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK

12:40 PM EDT TUE MAR 20 2018

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7:00 PM EDT FOR THE FOLLOWING SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES:

BEAUFORT             BERKELEY            CHARLESTON

COLLETON


Hiring, career readiness event for veterans planned in North Charleston | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 20, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Prudential Financial is partnering with Palmetto Warrior Connection and the College of Charleston to offer a free, three day hiring and career readiness event to Lowcountry military members, veterans and their family members. The event will take place April 2, … Read the rest


Employment | Misc Labor | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 19, 2018 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

Needed for yard work  & misc labor 843-893-2167, please leave message.


Love is an action word | Faith | The Press and Standard

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

Prior to my father’s going home to be with the Lord on Dec. 16, 1999, he had a talk with me in September about his final wishes. Needless to say, I did not want to hear it. As he continued … Read the rest


Should teachers be arrested? | Column | The Press and Standard

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

If you’re reading this newspaper, you’re probably a curious person, like me. I want to know what people are thinking. Which is why I posted this question on Facebook last week: “Teacher friends: Do you think teachers should be armed? … Read the rest


Order baby chicks by March 22 | News | The Press and Standard

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

Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth. The 2018 4-H Pullet Project is offered to youth between the ages of 5-19 that live in: Colleton, Hampton, Charleston, Dorchester, Beaufort, Jasper, … Read the rest


4-H’ers attend camp | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Three Colleton County teens joined South Carolina 4-H’ers from across the state at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton for the weekend of a lifetime.
Senior Teen Weekend is an annual weekend event for 4-H members between the ages of 14-19 … Read the rest


‘It is all in how you finish’ – The Tabb Sisters beat the odds | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Tabb sisters are something else. If you do not believe me, well just ask Coach Joey Ritter, who spent the last four weeks helping them achieve an important goal — their high school diplomas.
Justice … Read the rest


‘Coffee, Tea, Painting and Me’ class held | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By VICKI BROWN
Colleton County Memorial Library

Another great adventure, sponsored by Friends of the Colleton County Memorial Library, awaited participants Thursday March 8 from 6-7:45 p.m., as they tried their hands at painting for the first time during “Coffee, … Read the rest


Walterboro wild turkey group celebrates 20th year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s Salkehatchie Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation held its annual fundraiser dinner, celebrating its 20th year, last weekend. Pictured are Rusty Kinard, middle, and David Barnes, right. The Walterboro chapter is ranked 18 in the country .


Mack named DSS Employee of Month | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cathy Mack, a background investigator in the Office of Inspector General, is one of four DSS January Employees of the Month.
Originally from Walterboro, Mack has been with the agency for 36 years, the last dozen processing SLED name-based criminal … Read the rest


Grief support group to meet March 20 | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard


Cook Design team attends conference | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On March 23, Cook Design Studio Inc. President Scott Cook, center, and staff attended the 18th annual design conference and trade show hosted by Coastal Association of Residential Designers (C.A.R.D.). Topics presented during the conference are part of a continuing … Read the rest


Local woman educator of year | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro High School graduate Janet Campbell has been selected as North Carolina’s 2017 Middle School Health Educator of the Year. Currently a 25-year career health educator in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Campbell has consistently proven to be a highly effective … Read the rest


Board members reappointed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council re-appointed the following individuals to boards and commissions at its March 6 meeting:
• Accommodations Tax Committee: Amar Patel and Viral Patel, three-year terms expiring Jan. 2, 2021;
• Board of Zoning Appeals: Travis Godley and Dandi … Read the rest


Zoning change gets first reading | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council members, as part of their March 6 regular session, gave a first reading to an ordinance that would amend the county’s zoning code regulations concerning commercial and residential accessory structures.
Colleton County Planning Director Philip Slayter said … Read the rest


CCHS student wins local, district awards for essay | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lance J.B. Calcutt was presented the “Voice of Democracy Certificate of Merit” by the Colleton County VFW Post 12102 and Auxiliary of Walterboro. The award was presented for Calcutt’s American History essay on “Our Hope for the Future.” He also … Read the rest


Suspicious package delivery shuts down Carn Street for eight hours | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

At 5:52 p.m. Thursday March 15, law enforcement was notified of a suspicious package delivered to a law office on Carn Street.
A subject at the office had handled the package and was suffering ill effects.
Firefighter-paramedics and Fire-Rescue HazMat … Read the rest


County going after more trail funds | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council has approved seeking funding from the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the second phase of the ACE Trail construction.
Until recently, county officials were working under the prospect of SCPRT not having grant … Read the rest


Partnership brings in $696,000 to county | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two resolutions approved by Colleton County Council at the March 6 meeting are expected to bring a little more cash into the county’s coffers.
The two resolutions were amendments to the existing Joint County Industrial Park agreements between Colleton and … Read the rest


Note to cover railroad shortfall | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council approved issuing a short-term note for up to $1 million to cover the projected shortfall in the debt service for the bonds used to purchase the former Hampton and Branchville Railroad. The move came at council’s March … Read the rest


Candidate filing time has arrived | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The filing period for candidates seeking political office in the June 12 Republican and Democratic primaries begins today (Friday.)
Between noon on March 16 and noon on March 30, those seeking a partisan office will be required to file their … Read the rest


Bamberg to seek another term | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

State Rep. Justin Bamberg (D-Bamberg) has announced he is running for re-election for the South Carolina 90th House District post he has held since 2014.
“I’m running to serve another term in the State House. My record shows that I … Read the rest


New city offices at 300 Hampton St. now open | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 15, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro has opened the doors of its new citizen service center. The city acquired the former First Federal Bank at 300 Hampton Street and recently completed renovations, allowing all citizen and business services to be under one … Read the rest


Woods fires keep firefighters busy | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 15, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Several woods fires kept firefighters busy March 10. The largest of the fires was a multi-acre woods fire that started in the 500 block of Glen Street. The fire, which had been burning for several hours, was reported to the … Read the rest


Maybank Lane home damaged by fire | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 15, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by Harold Buzzell
A single-wide mobile home located at 84 Maybank Lane received heavy damage in an afternoon fire March 10. The dispatch center was notified of the fire at 4:27 p.m., the caller saying the mobile home was … Read the rest


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