Monthly Archives: March 2018

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


Smoke in the ‘Boro starts Friday night | News | The Press and Standard

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

The smell of barbecue takes over Walterboro for the fifth annual South Carolina Barbecue Association Cookoff Competition, Smoke in the ‘Boro, on Friday March 16 from 5:30-8 p.m., and Saturday March 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Colleton Center and … Read the rest


Templeton wants to be the ‘fixer’ as S.C. governor | News | The Press and Standard

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

The “fixer” wants to be South Carolina’s next governor.
Catherine Templeton, 46, of Charleston is among the candidates running in the Republican primary for governor. Included on that list are current Gov. Henry McMaster and current Lieutenant Gov. Kevin Bryant.… Read the rest


Fire damages Fourth Street home | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 15, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

A fire in the master bathroom of a residence at 619 Fourth St. caused heavy damage to the bathroom Wednesday morning March 14.
At 9:36 a.m. a caller to 9-1-1 reported the fire and advised the home was filling with … Read the rest


Man critically injured in explosion and resulting fire | News | The Press and Standard

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

A 66-year-old Ceasar Lane man remains hospitalized with life-threatening injuries sustained in an explosion and fire at his residence the afternoon of March 8.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to the fire March 8 … Read the rest


Kindergarten registration under way | News | The Press and Standard

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

Registration for Colleton County parents who seek to have their child attend public school kindergarten or pre-kindergarten next school year (2018-19) has begun.
Interested parents with children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2018 should complete kindergarten … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer earns region win | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School varsity girls’ soccer team split region matches last week, earning a 4-2 win over Cane Bay and losing a close 2-1 defensive battle against Beaufort.
“We came out strong against Cane … Read the rest


Indians finish as Region X runner-up | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie Indians finished the 2017-18 season 20-10 overall and recorded a 9-4 finish in Region X. The Indians defeated Brunswick Community College (107-81) in the Region X quarter-finals and then defeated … Read the rest


Rapper artist dies at home | News | The Press and Standard

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

A Walterboro man, who had walked away from fame, died at his Maple Ridge Road home the evening of March 12.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Craig Mack, 46, died at his home at approximately 9 p.m.
Harvey … Read the rest


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