Monthly Archives: March 2018

Local Burger King helps March of Dimes | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 3, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The local Burger King, owned by Cook Enterprises, donated 10 percent of its lunch proceeds Feb. 20 to the March of Dimes. This is the third year the business has supported the March of Dimes. At left is Mindy Corbett … Read the rest


CCMS Jr. Lady Cougars looking forward to successful season | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Middle School Junior Lady Cougars kicked off the 2018 spring season this past weekend participating in the CCMS Go Yard Tournament held at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. The Junior Lady Cougars went … Read the rest


Smith named to Pacesetter’s Club | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Morgan Stanley has announced that Lawton R. Smith, a financial advisor in its wealth management office in Greenville, has been named to the firm’s Pacesetter’s Club, a global recognition program for financial advisors who within their first five years demonstrate … Read the rest


A new view of the slave experience | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Charleston County artist Brother Nizar returned to the Colleton Memorial Library on Feb. 27 to present “Drapetomania: An Acrylic Journey Through Anti-Slavery Collective Resistance.”
Nizar’s paintings and lecture offer a new approach to the research, teaching, and study of African … Read the rest


Colleton Prep inducts new members into National Honor Society | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Preparatory Academy held the induction ceremony for new members of its National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society on Feb. 23. Members are:

NHS new inductees
11th grade: Kayleigh Peters
10th grade: Gabriel Barnes, Jacob Barrett, Francis Michael … Read the rest


CCHS to field golf team | Sports Preview | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

For the first time in several years, Colleton County High School will field a golf team this spring. The Cougars will play five matches against region opponents in hopes of advancing to the Lower State qualifier.… Read the rest


Taxpayer assistance offered | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

IRS-certified volunteers in Colleton and Hampton counties are available to provide free income tax assistance to low-to-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient (LEP) individuals and families.
Tax preparation began on Feb. 5 and will end April 18. The … Read the rest


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U.S. Poet Laureate visits Willtown | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

It was standing room only Saturday at the Willtown Community Center in Adams Run. Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of The United States, was in town to talk about how poetry connects people to their everyday lives. She was introduced … Read the rest


Board advances plans for old middle school | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Repurposing the former Forest Circle Middle School is expected to cost approximately $7 million.
The Colleton County School Board at the Feb. 20 meeting approved a plan to issue bonds to cover the bulk of the cost of turning the … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Softball to compete in Pee Dee Pitch-Off | Sports Preview | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com
The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball team will officially kick-off the 2018 season when they host Cane Bay Tuesday March 6 in a Region 8-AAAA game. The Lady Cougars are coming off a 14-9 overall season … Read the rest


Masquerade ball kicks off Artisans Center’s 25th anniversary | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“Masquerade, every face a different shade. Look around there’s another mask behind you.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber,
The Phantom Of The Opera

“I can mark a masquerade ball off my bucket list, this is great fun,” said Benita Green Saturday night. … Read the rest


Eagle Scout brings new technology to wildlife sanctuary walks | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary was created to preserve the Great Swamp, a wetlands unchanged by time. Jacob Huggins’ goal was to use new technology to explain what visitors to the sanctuary were encountering.
It took time and tenacity to bring … Read the rest


Sanctuary celebrates new projects | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A chilling rain started coming down in the minutes leading up to Feb. 26’s new projects dedication held at the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary.
The program, organized by the city, was scheduled to celebrate two new additions to the sanctuary: a … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Scrap collection draws charges
Two Colleton County men were arrested the afternoon of Feb. 20 after a deputy was called to a Cottageville area property to check on two men removing scrap metal.
When the deputy spoke to one of … Read the rest


Eight perform at Honor Band clinic last weekend | Sports | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Eight Band of Blue members from Colleton County High School performed at the 2018 South Carolina Band Directors Association Region 4 Honor Band Clinic at the Charleston Southern University on Feb. 23-24.
Each January, over 1,400 high school and middle … Read the rest


94-year-old parachutes for his birthday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Howard Jones soared again the afternoon of Feb. 24.
From the back deck of the home in which he’s lived for nearly 25 years, the Walterboro resident watched Skydive Walterboro parachutists gliding back to earth.
Then a decade ago, Jones … Read the rest


Burglary suspect sentenced to prison | Court | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pled guilty to a charge of second-degree burglary.
After hearing the guilty plea, 14th Circuit Court Judge Perry Buckner levied the sentence against Brooks Drawdy, 35, of Walterboro.… Read the rest


Five injured in Lowcountry Highway accident Monday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Five men were injured after a pickup truck towing a construction trailer left the roadway in the 5700 block of Lowcountry Highway (U.S. Hwy 21) Monday morning Feb. 26. The accident was reported to 9-1-1 at 6:26 a.m.
The accident … Read the rest


Rec baseball/softball evaluations to be next week | Sports | The Press and Standard

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

Rec Center baseball/softball evaluations will be next week at the 4 field hub in the front of the ACE Basin Complex.  A check in table will be set up at the entrance to the hub across from Combahee Field.  Each … Read the rest


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Posted on March 1, 2018 10:10 am by Myiah Blakeney

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Man charged with two murders on Sidneys Road | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two more murders added to charges of three murders in Ruffin last year.

Kenneth Mar’Keith Chisolm had two more murder charges added to his record.
On Tuesday Feb. 27, Chisolm was charged with the murders of Lewis Kevin Ramsey and … Read the rest


Update: Cottageville woman killed in crash | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

One driver was killed and two others injured in a head-on crash on U.S. 17-A in the Cottageville area the evening of Feb. 21.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Dianne Porcher, 57, of Griffith Acres Road in Cottageville … Read the rest


Paws at the Plantation planned this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2018 Paws at the Plantation will be Saturday, March 3 from 5-9 p.m. This year, the event will be held at Pineland Plantation in Ritter (between Walterboro and Green Pond). Friends of Colleton County has rotated the location of … Read the rest


Domestic incident ends in death | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on March 1, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

An active duty soldier died the morning of Feb. 24 when he was shot at a Walterboro motel in what city police have labeled a domestic incident.
Members of the Walterboro Police Department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were dispatched to … Read the rest


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