Monthly Archives: April 2018

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


Dinner sale to help special needs kids | The Press and Standard

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

A Dinner Plate Fundraiser will be held Saturday April 21 to raise funds for equipment and gear for Colleton County’s special needs children. The event will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Coastal Outback Building.
Plates will include barbecue, … Read the rest


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Drug charge ends with prison stay | The Press and Standard

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

An Islandton was ordered to prison after he pled guilty to a drug charge in Colleton County General Sessions Court.
Samuel C. Blevins, 41, of Islandton, pled guilty to a charge of possession of methamphetamine when he appeared before visiting … Read the rest


Cottageville holds annual tractor parade | The Press and Standard

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

Photos by Julie Hoff
County residents turned out for Cottageville’s annual tractor parade on Saturday April 14. Old tractors, contemporary models and even a mounted troupe entertained onlookers. Shannon Myers of Cottageville (right) used the event as a training exercise … Read the rest


Coroner seeks to address office’s work overload | The Press and Standard

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

An increasing workload and new federal requirements have Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey looking to county council for help.
Harvey’s budget request for the coming fiscal year seeks $18,000 to establish a part-time position within the coroner’s office.
He envisions … Read the rest


Man injured in I-95 wreck | The Press and Standard

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

A New York man was critically injured in a single-car wreck in the northbound lanes of I-95 near the 62-mile marker on April 14. At 12:38 p.m. Fire-Rescue was notified that a Dodge Dakota pickup truck left the highway at … Read the rest


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