Monthly Archives: March 2018

Business owners honored | News | The Press and Standard

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

Local black business owners were honored on Feb. 17 at the second annual Black Entrepreneurial Awards Banquet held at the Coastal Outback Building. Forty-six black business owners were recognized for their achievements from barbering to preaching to cooking, trucking, technology, … Read the rest


CCHS student-athletes read to elementary school students | News | The Press and Standard

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

Colleton County High School male student-athletes participated in Read Across America: Real Men Read Day held March 2. Approximately 20 athletes visited local elementary schools where they spent time reading and visiting with students. Here, Cody Cox (left) and Henry … Read the rest


Wood toy kits now available at BiLo | News | The Press and Standard

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

“Wood Toys by Noel” kits are now available at the Walterboro BiLo.
“This will be a test program for both companies,” said toymaker Noel Ison. “Wood Toys by Noel will be testing its new STEM Project lineup of toys, and … Read the rest


Telling Colleton’s story at annual event | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce brought together county and municipal officials and educators to provide the 2018 State of Colleton.
The annual event, co-sponsored by PRTC, gave chamber members a chance to hear from USC-Salkehatchie Dean Dr. Ann Carmichael, … Read the rest


CCHS Chorus tours Washington | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Choral Department recently returned from their spring tour of Washington, D. C. on Feb. 22-26. With choral director Stephanie Drawdy, the group visited the Capitol, the Supreme Court, Pentagon Memorial, along with several … Read the rest


Paws raises $13,000 for Colleton’s animals | News | The Press and Standard

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

A sold-out crowd of 200 enjoyed the 2018 Paws at the Plantation held at Pineland Plantation on Saturday night.
The event raised $13,000 for the Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter to help Colleton’s homeless pets. “This is the … Read the rest


I-95 at Bells Highway overpass to be closed | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 9, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces an upcoming lane closure on Interstate 95 Northbound at Mile Marker 57.  The right northbound lane will be closed starting at 7 p.m. on Monday March 12, 2018, and is expected to … Read the rest


Don’t forget to spring forward: Daylight Savings Time begins | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 9, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night.

Also remember to check the batteries in your smoke alarms!


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

Posted on March 9, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

A 66-year-old Caesar Lane man sustained life-threatening injuries in an explosion and fire at his residence Thursday.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel were dispatched to the fire Thursday at 4:28 p.m.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry … Read the rest


Improvements at airport nearly completed | News | The Press and Standard

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

The infrastructure project to bring improved water and sanitary sewer service to the Lowcountry Regional Airport is in its final stages.
The work on the installation of water and sewer lines serving the airport being done by Anson Construction of … Read the rest


Seven Colleton groups receive grants from the Beaufort Fund | News | The Press and Standard

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

Seven Colleton County organizations received $77,500 in grants from the Coastal Community Foundation’s Beaufort Fund at a celebration held Feb. 22 in Beaufort.
Colleton County grant recipients were:
• The Colleton Center, performing arts
• Teach for America, Inc., in-school … Read the rest


Trip of a lifetime: Fulfilling Willie’s dream | News | The Press and Standard

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

Willie Childs landed at Lowcountry Regional Airport March 3 after about 20 minutes in the air, but, based on his description of the flight, it was going be much longer before Childs comes back to earth.
Childs, a resident of … Read the rest


Family Dollar reopening set Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

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

Family Dollar Stores, Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store opening at 3206 Robertson Blvd. in Walterboro.
The store opens to the public on Thursday March 8, followed by a grand opening … Read the rest


History festival, macaroni cook-off this weekend at beach | News | The Press and Standard

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

The Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities are in early bloom and ready, set with activities on this otherwise quiet coastal island destination in the revered South Carolina Lowcountry.
To get into the swing of spring, the Edisto Island Historical … Read the rest


Ribbon-cutting held at Pineland Plantation | News | The Press and Standard

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

A ribbon-cutting for Pineland Plantation was held before the Paws at the Plantation event last weekend. From left are Morrison Payne of Walterboro, Kathy Coleman of Greenwood, Amy Coleman of Pineland Plantation, Mayor Bill Young, Brandy McGhie of Round O, … Read the rest


CCHS hosts annual Career Expo | News | The Press and Standard

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School held the annual Career Expo for juniors and seniors Wednesday Feb. 28 in the auxiliary gym. The event is designed to expose students to colleges, businesses and branches of the Armed Service. … Read the rest


Wind-whipped fires kept firefighters busy | News | The Press and Standard

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

Grass and woods fires kept Colleton County Fire-Rescue and South Carolina Forestry Commission firefighters on the run March 3.
The most damaging fire was at 2194 Coolers Dairy Road.
Fire units were called to Coolers Dairy Road at 3:15 p.m. … Read the rest


The history of Cottageville’s school | News | The Press and Standard

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

August 3, 1939
The Press and Standard

A visit to the new school plant of the Cottageville school district will indicate what a fine building will be in use of the school when it is finally completed. It would seem … Read the rest


Exceeding expectations | News | The Press and Standard

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

J&L Wire proving
to be one of Colleton’s success stories.

Colleton County Economic Development Director Heyward Horton had a success story to share with the board of directors of the Southern Carolina Economic Development Alliance.
During the quarterly board meeting … Read the rest


Cub Scouts get awards at banquet | News | The Press and Standard

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

Walterboro Cub Scout Pack 646 held its annual Blue and Gold Celebration and Cake Auction in the Northside Cafeteria on Saturday March 3. Twenty-nine scouts were presented with ranks that they had worked toward since June.
Earning Bobcat: Jabin Clark… Read the rest


Library grateful for grant | News | The Press and Standard

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

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

The Colleton County Library was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from The Coastal Community Foundation’s Beaufort fund.
The Coastal Community Foundation bestows more grants than any other entity in South Carolina, working with donors and nonprofits … Read the rest


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