Monthly Archives: April 2018

Letter to the Editor | The Press and Standard

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

Thanks for the
reporting of school
incidents
Dear Editor:
A quick thank you to the staff of The Press and Standard on the reporting of school incidents within Colleton County School District.
The district should not be judged by the … Read the rest


When there are “thorns” in your flesh | Faith | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

In II Corinthians, Paul talks about a thorn in his flesh. He never defines that thorn — whether it was emotional, physical, or spiritual — but he indicates that he asked God three times to remove it.
Concerning this matter, … Read the rest


Neighbors: the good and the bad | Column | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Neighbors: Some are good, some are bad, some are nuts. And some run your HOA, so you’d better be nice to them.
HOAs have pros and cons. If you hate rusty cars up on cinder blocks, they’re great. If you … Read the rest


Want to watch bats? | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Jennifer Kindel

SCDNR Wildlife Biologist and Becky Brown, WNS technician

 Are you curious about bats? Do you have a bat box or know of a bat roost you’re interested in monitoring? Then become a part of SC Bat Watch! … Read the rest


Birth Announcement | Alyssa Leigh Langdale | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jamie and Lindsay Langdale of Smoaks announce the birth of a daughter, Alyssa Leigh Langdale, on March 12 in Summerville Medical Center in Summerville. She weighed eight pounds, two ounces, and was 20 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Larry and … Read the rest


Pasture management, wildlife food plot workshop planned | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Marion Barnes, Senior County Extension Agent-Distinguished in Colleton and Hampton Counties, will be conducting a Pasture Management and Developing Wildlife Food Plots workshop on Monday April 30 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Colleton County Clemson Extension Office, 611 Black Street, … Read the rest


Lodge teen headed to 4-H nationals | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Garrett Ulmer of Lodge began showing pigs when he was just 5 years old.
Now, 10 years later, the Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School sophomore is heading to the national championships in 4-H livestock judging in Louisville, Ky., after winning the S.C. … Read the rest


Sweatman enjoys first state judging competition | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest in April was a first for Jackson Sweatman of Smoaks. The 14-year-old hadn’t competed at that level in judging before, but he had a blast.
Following in the footsteps of his sister Geneffer, Jackson … Read the rest


Cooke-Fisher to be married on April 28 | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Haley Lyn Cooke of Cottageville and Phillip Conrad Fisher of Summerville will be married April 28 in Jones Swamp Pentecostal Holiness Church in Walterboro.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Tem Cooke of Cottageville.
Her grandparents are the … Read the rest


Colleton’s population: Growing or not? | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Every time the U.S. Census Bureau releases its population estimates, Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin becomes perplexed.
He is perplexed about how the census bureau arrives at its estimates. Griffin looks at the population estimates from the Census Bureau and … Read the rest


City may offer tax incentive on historic buildings | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro is trying to encourage renovation of historic commercial buildings by providing a property tax incentive.
First reading on the ordinance was passed at the April 3 meeting.
The tax incentive is based on the state’s Bailey … Read the rest


Youngsters get to try their hand at flying | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Jeff Grigg and Dr. Queenie Crawford assist co-pilot, Jahiem, with his seatbelt and headset Saturday morning at the Lowcountry Regional Airport. Grigg and other pilots, all members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), offer flights to students as a way … Read the rest


U.M.C. lay servant school held | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro District of the United Methodist Church held its Winter 2018 Lay Servant School on March 3-4 at St. George UMC, St. George. Frankie Evans of Bethel UMC in Walterboro served as musician.
Thelma Hudson, associate district director, presided … Read the rest


Mixson gets national postal service position | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Postmaster Doug Mixson Jr., who has led postal operations for the Walterboro, Ruffin, Williams, Smoaks and Green Pond Post Offices in Colleton County for nearly six years, will be leaving Walterboro effective April 14. Mixson has earned a position … Read the rest


Volunteers saluted for their impact | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

This week, April 15–21, is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle tough challenges and build stronger, more resilient communities.
Colleton-County Fire Rescue recognizes … Read the rest


Firefighters battle wind-whipped woods fire | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The winds of April 18 stoked an unattended debris fire just off Scenic Lane, turning into a fast-moving woods fire that threatened businesses and homes along Jefferies Highway.
A Colleton County sheriff’s deputy, patrolling on Jefferies Highway April 18 shortly … Read the rest


Registration under way for female farmers program | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering a four-day educational retreat aimed at bringing women in agriculture from around South Carolina together to meet and learn.
With a mission to empower farmwomen to be better business partners through networks and by … Read the rest


Northbound I-95 to be closed April 24-25 | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

he South Carolina Department of Transportation announces a lane closure on I-95 northbound from mile marker 53.5 to mile marker 55.5. It will be in place from April 24 at 7 p.m. until April 25 at 5 a.m. A guard … Read the rest


Checkpoints uncover violations | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A trio of public safety checkpoints in Colleton County on the evening of April 14 uncovered 19 drug, alcohol and driving violations.
The checkpoints, held in coordination with the 14th Circuit Law Enforcement Network, were located on Winchester Road and … Read the rest


2018 Rice Festival begins next week | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2018 Colleton County Rice Festival will open Saturday April 21 with the annual Tour de Lowcountry cycling event, starting and finishing at PRTC, 292 Robertson Blvd. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m.
The … Read the rest


Crime Reports | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Bicyclist allegedly shoots man
in the leg
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center the evening of April 16 where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound.… Read the rest


Annual plant sale held last week | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by GEORGE SALSBERRY
The annual Colleton County FFA Plant Sale, held on April 14, has become a tradition for home gardeners getting prepped for another growing season. The sale at Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center offered visitors a wide … Read the rest


Ribbon-cutting set May 12 for new library in Cottageville | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Opening day for the new Cottageville Library will be Saturday May 12.
The ribbon-cutting and a brief opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. and the library will be open to the public until 5 p.m. The library is … Read the rest


Faith Allen crowned Miss Cougar | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2017-18 Miss Cougar Pageant, presented by the Colleton County High School Chorus, was held Friday April 13 at the Performing Arts Center. Senior Faith Allen, was crowned Miss Cougar by Carlyle Griffin, 2016-17 Miss Cougar.… Read the rest


FInal rabies clinic Saturday | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The last rabies clinic will be in Colleton County on April 21 at the following locations:
• 8:30-9:30 a.m., H&R Block Parking Lot, 314 Bells Hwy, Walterboro, Dr. Hopkins
• 10-11 a.m., Sniders Crossroads at Hwy. 21, Dr. Hopkins
Fees … Read the rest


Winter Drive mobile home burns | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two Colleton County firefighters search for hot spots in the ceiling of a mobile home damaged by fire the morning of April 15. Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the residence at 650 Winter Drive at 1:01 a.m. Arriving firefighters … Read the rest


Amazing History Race Saturday | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Amazing History Race is just one of many family-friendly activities for all ages at the Bedon-Lucas House on Saturday April 21.
The Amazing History Race itself (for those who wish to participate) will be similar to the TV show … Read the rest


Trash fire burns mobile home | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Colleton County firefighter uses a hoe to remove fuel from a woods fire on Lightning Bug Lane the afternoon of April 14. A person walked into an area fire station to report the woods fire. The first unit to … Read the rest


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