Monthly Archives: May 2018

VVH Memorial Day: A tale of two heroes

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thomas H. Lewis Jr. brought his tale of two heroes to the Memorial Day service at the Veterans Victory House Nursing home the morning of May 28.
Lewis, a resident of Charleston, served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Service for … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Home damaged
by bullet
A shots-fired call ended up with a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office going to a residence on Lyons Street May 28 at 6:33 p.m.
The original call reported the gunfire heard in the Francis … Read the rest


Colleton County had a ‘floating hospital’ named after it during the Vietnam War

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Billy Syfrett of Walterboro was doing a favor for a Texas man when he discovered something quite unexpected.
The man was searching for information on an ancestor who died during the Civil War. But he also mentioned that during the … Read the rest


Rain doesn’t deter waterfall ceremony

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The rain stayed away from the Waterfall Plaza the morning of May 28 as area residents gathered for the annual Memorial Day Ceremony conducted by the Colleton County Veterans Council.
Master of Ceremonies Donald Davis brought the keynote speaker to … Read the rest


School incidents

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

CCHS/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
On May 11 deputies responded to a report of a student cursing and tearing down posters in the main upstairs hallway at Colleton County High School, causing a “major disruption in the school,” according to the sheriff’s report.… Read the rest


Suggestions for day trips to learn about African American history

Posted on May 31, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Vacations in South Carolina are always thrilling and exciting, and the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) has come up with some recommendations to make them enriching as well.

The SCAAHC pulled together eight suggested *day-trips that visitors can … Read the rest


Military academy nomination applications open June 1

Posted on May 31, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Starting June 1, the 2018 Military Academy Nomination Application will be open. The Office of U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is accepting applications for Service Academy Nominations through Friday Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Candidates interested in attending one of … Read the rest


Update: Student arrested on gun charge

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Colleton County Middle School student who reportedly brought an unloaded handgun to school on May 24 found himself headed to Columbia before the day was over.
At approximately 1 p.m., middle school officials asked a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


Fishburne attends Volvo Ocean Race

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ladson Fishburne, customs parts classifier with Volvo U.S. Operations, is in Newport, R.I., representing Volvo Car U.S. Operations at the Volvo Ocean Race.
He was given this honor because of his commitment to the environment. He believes his passion for … Read the rest


Update: Deputies still searching for leads in shooting of two men near Yemassee

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation of a May 26 shooting incident that sent two area men to the hospital for medical attention.
At 6:50 a.m., callers informed the emergency dispatch center that shots had been fired … Read the rest


Update: Vendor trailer explodes at gas station

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Experience and luck played a part in limiting the results of a propane gas explosion inside a food vendor trailer traveling through Walterboro May 24.
“Everything went our way on this one,” Walterboro Fire Chief Wayne Lake said. There was … Read the rest


Court Reports: Walterboro man sentenced for robbery

Posted on May 31, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was ordered to spend six months in prison after he entered a guilty plea in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Gary C. Joseph, 24, of Walterboro, pled guilty to a charge of strong-armed robbery when … Read the rest


Band of Blue presents awards

Posted on May 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Band of Blue Booster Club hosted its 32nd annual Band of Blue Awards Program on May 24 at Colleton County High School in the Performing Arts Center. The program was presented by the Band of Blue Booster Club.
Recognized … Read the rest


CCHS announces end of season spring athletic awards

Posted on May 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

In lieu of holding a joint spring sports ceremony, Colleton County High School spring sports teams held independent awards nights to recognize outstanding student-athletes from the 2018 season.
The following student-athletes were recognized for their efforts:… Read the rest


Colleton County announces All-Region selections

Posted on May 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

As the 2017-18 school year comes to a close, All-Region selections for spring sports have been released for Colleton County High School. In addition, information has been compiled from the South Carolina High School League for … Read the rest


CPA holds Class of 2018 Commencement Exercises

Posted on May 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by CINDY CROSBY
Colleton Preparatory Academy held its Class of 2018 Commencement Exercises on Friday May 25 in the gymnasium. Here, Valedictorian Emily Grace Martin is giving her address to her classmates, former teachers and guests.

Look for complete … Read the rest


CPA holds Winter and Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony

Posted on May 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy held the 2017-18 Winter and Spring Athletic Awards Ceremony on Tuesday May 22 in the school gymnasium. Top senior honors went to Emily Martin (Debbie Powers Award) and Joe Bryan (Joe Carroll Mr. … Read the rest


Cottageville Library plans events this Saturday

Posted on May 30, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Cottageville Library will hold Story TIme on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with board and card games starting at 3 p.m. The library will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


Posted on May 30, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard


Wiggins steps down as Lady Cougar Soccer coach

Posted on May 29, 2018 8:08 pm by Cindy Crosby

Colleton County High School Lady Cougars head soccer coach Danny Wiggins announced this evening that he will not return to the program for the 2018-19 season. Wiggins has served as the head coach since 2015 and proved instrumental in rehabilitating … Read the rest


Cottageville Family Dollar holds grand opening

Posted on May 29, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Photos by Julie S. Hoff

Tina Carden, left, and Felicia Green-Walker, training store managers, helped welcome customers when the new Family Dollar store in Cottageville celebrated its grand opening Saturday May 26. Also on hand were vendor Jason Scott and … Read the rest


Near to above-normal hurricane season predicted by NOAA

Posted on May 29, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


Kick-start your job search in Allendale on June 12

Posted on May 29, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


Library launches Miss Literacy YouTube channel

Posted on May 29, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Memorial Library’s Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise has launched a Miss Literacy YouTube channel. This will be an avenue to share songs, stories and information. This bi-weekly channel will hopefully encourage, enlighten, and entertain.

Please subscribe and share with … Read the rest


“It has truly been the love of my life. It is just the right time.” – Rusty Adams confirms his resignation as the Lady Cougars head softball coach

Posted on May 28, 2018 10:10 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School head softball coach Rusty Adams confirmed Sunday evening he has resigned his position for the upcoming 2018-19 season.

Adams and the Lady Cougars are coming off a 15-10 overall finish and 6-4 record in Region … Read the rest


Predicted to be wetter tomorrow

Posted on May 28, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Subtropical Storm Alberto Discussion Number  14
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       
1000 AM CDT Mon May 28 2018

Alberto has struggled to produce significant deep convection since
early this morning, however, there are several bands of shallow
convection that 
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Photos: And So We Sing Hymns

Posted on May 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Voices of Colleton gave a concert of 12 hymns on Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. This was the final concert directed by Scott Davis, who has resigned as the church’s music director. (Pictured at left with wife … Read the rest


A profound declaration of ‘royal’ love

Posted on May 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Amidst all the unrest, violence, hurt, pain, hate and divisiveness in our world today, Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was truly a profound demonstration of “royal” love for such a time as this.
In several ways … Read the rest


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