Monthly Archives: April 2018

Amazing History Race held Saturday | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Saturday found teams of novice historians racing around the downtown area during the annual Amazing History Race, sponsored by the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society.
The race began with “Rice in the Lowcountry” at the Little Library, where racers … Read the rest


Cottageville man gets prison sentence | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dean Parkerson, 40, of Cottageville, was ordered to spend five years behind bars when he pled guilty to multiple charges in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Parkerson faced two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle and two … Read the rest


Downpour rains crashes on county | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The area’s heavy rains littered Colleton County with traffic accidents on April 23.
Safety forces contended with 12 motor vehicle accidents with injuries in an eight-hour period and the area experienced even more crashes that did not result in injuries.… Read the rest


Car crashes into building | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Units from the Walterboro Police and Fire Departments and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the 700 block of North Jefferies Boulevard the evening of April 23 to deal with the aftermath of a car ramming into a business. The … Read the rest


The Rice Festival begins Friday | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2018 Rice Festival begins Friday. Don’t forget to pick up your official Rice Festival Guide at The Press and Standard or the Rice Festival office downtown. The guide contains a complete schedule and highlights of events.

 

 


Farmers Market begins season | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Farmers Market is back in business.
April 21 was a combination opening day for the market and an Earth Day Celebration. The Vet Band was playing, young visitors were getting their faces painted and playing in the … Read the rest


Tight contest ends in tie | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk Varsity Softball team tied (5-5) versus the Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats on Monday April 16 in a home game. The Lady Hawks are currently 11-3-1 on the season and 3-0 in … Read the rest


Cougar Soccer set to honor seniors | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County boys’ varsity soccer team lost back-to-back Region 8-AAAA games last week, eliminating their playoff hopes.
The Cougars are 3-11 overall and finished 2-8 in conference play. They have two non-region games remaining and … Read the rest


Hawks split region contests on the week | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Varsity War Hawks split conference games last week earning a 17-1 win over Hilton Head Prep and taking a 5-2 loss against Hilton Head Christian. The War Hawks are currently 8-6 overall and … Read the rest


Cougar Track hosts Cougar Classic | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Track team participated in its own Cougar Classic held Saturday April 14 at Colleton County High School. In a 10-team bracket, the Lady Cougars earned an overall fourth-place finish with 98 points and … Read the rest


Cougars season comes to an end | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Varsity Baseball team saw its season come to an end following a heartbreaking 2-1 loss against Berkeley last week.
The Cougars finished the 2017-18 season 8-15 overall and 3-7 in Region 8-AAAA.… Read the rest


Lady Cougar Softball playoff bound | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar Softball team will begin competition in the South Carolina High School State League District V Playoffs against St. James High School Thursday April 26 in Myrtle Beach. Colleton County enters as … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer finishes runner-up in Region 8-AAAA | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

CCHS will host round one of SCHSL Lower-State Playoffs on Monday at Cougar Park.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

After clenching the runner-up title in Region 8-AAAA last week, the Colleton County Lady Cougar Soccer team earned a home playoff berth … Read the rest


Women’s event, concert planned at North Walterboro Baptist | News | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Walterboro Criterium tonight | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The annual Walterboro Criterium begins at 4 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) in the downtown area. Professional races start at 4 p.m. with the children’s race at 6 p.m. The VIP tent will be set up in the city parking lot.

For … Read the rest


Claflin event to be held at New Life | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 25, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

The Claflin University Board of Visitors will host a reception, “Claflin Comes To Town,”at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday April 26 at New Life United Methodist Church, 763 Green Pond Hwy. Chaired by Thelma Hudson of Walterboro, the Board of Visitors … Read the rest


Bicyclist killed on Cottageville Highway

Posted on April 25, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was killed the evening of April 24 when his bicycle was struck by a car on Cottageville Highway.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey pronounced Johnny Frazier, 59, of Walterboro dead at the scene of the crash. Multiple … Read the rest


Smoaks man killed in crash

Posted on April 25, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A 32-year-old Smoaks man was killed the evening of April 24 when his car went off the roadway and struck several trees.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said that Blake Stephens, 32, of Smoaks, was pronounced dead at the crash … Read the rest


New business at airport to bring 36 new jobs | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 24, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Aviation Company, a fully-integrated aviation service provider, is launching operations in Colleton County. The company’s $1.7 million investment is projected to create 36 new jobs.
Located at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, the company’s new aviation facility will … Read the rest


Employment | Apt. Maintenance Position | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 24, 2018 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Apartment Maintenance Position available in Walterboro, SC. Must be EPA Certified with all aspects of Maintenance experience. Email resume to walterboro@aemgt.com.


Five injured in rainy Monday crash | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 24, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

A crash in a driving rainstorm on the afternoon of April 23 sent five Interstate 95 travelers to the Colleton County Medical Center for treatment.

The family was traveling north on I-95 near the 63-mile marker April 23 at 3:52 … Read the rest


Lane closures on I-95 changed to Wednesday night | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 24, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The 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 25 at 7 p.m. until April 26 at 5 a.m. A guard … Read the rest


James “JT” Waters | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 24, 2018 12:12 pm by Myiah Blakeney

James Waters

James “JT” Waters, 18, of Cottageville, passed away April 19, 2018.

JT was an incredible young man that touched the lives of so many people with the unique way he saw the world. His sense of humor, laughter Read the rest


Bills before the S.C. legislature this week | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 23, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

From the S.C. Policy Council:

There are three weeks left in this year’s session, and both the House and the Senate are in their typical end-of-session flurry. The calendars for both chambers are quite full, with a significant possibility of … Read the rest


Miscellaneous Items | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 23, 2018 3:03 pm by Myiah Blakeney

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Some … Read the rest


Dr. Brantley Arden Strickland | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 23, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Dr. Brantley Arden Strickland, 52, of Walterboro, entered into rest early Friday April 20, 2018, surrounded by his loving family following a long and courageous battle for his life at McLeod Medical Center in Florence.
Born May 7, 1965, … Read the rest


Ricky Allen Lemacks | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 23, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Mr. Ricky Allen Lemacks, 54, entered into rest Friday April 20, 2018, at his home in Walterboro.
Born Aug. 17, 1963, in Colleton County, he was a son of the late Isaac Benjamin Lemacks and the late Frances Moore … Read the rest


Bernice Roberts Bowers | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on April 23, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Mrs. Bernice Roberts Bowers, 92, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Saturday April 21, 2018 at her residence.
A private graveside funeral service was held Wednesday at Black Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Born February 10, 1926 in Colleton County, … Read the rest


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