Monthly Archives: May 2018

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


Interesting facts about Memorial Day history

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Memorial Day and its traditions may have ancient roots.
While the first commemorative Memorial Day events weren’t held in the United States until the late 19th century, the practice of honoring those who have fallen in battle dates back thousands … Read the rest


Who are you? Barred Owls on Valley Street

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

From the Audubon Society: The rich baritone hooting of the Barred Owl is a characteristic sound in southern swamps, where members of a pair often will call back and forth to each other. Although the bird is mostly active at … Read the rest


Things I’ve learned in 57 trips around the sun

Posted on May 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

It’s happened AGAIN. For the 27th year in a row, I’ve not been asked to deliver a graduation speech. Shocking, y’all.
Just kidding; I’m terrible at public speaking. I once gave a speech at a senior center banquet, and I … Read the rest


Two found shot on side of road

Posted on May 26, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

About 6:45 a.m. this morning, Fire-Rescue and Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of two men on the side of the road near the intersection of Jonesville and Hendersonville Highways.

They found two adult males with multiple gunshot … Read the rest


Hospital gives scholarships

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

The Colleton Medical Center Auxiliary presented $11,000 in scholarships on May 18 to eight Colleton County students.
Campbell Crook received the $1,000 Elaine Fogle Scholarship, started in 1978 as a memorial for a medical laboratory technician at Walterboro Family Practice. … Read the rest


Summer reading program kickoff to be June 15

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

The Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program will hold its kickoff party on Friday June 15 at 10 a.m. at the library. The party’s theme will be “Mr. Rocky Rocks Our Kickoff with Music Enrichment.”
The summer reading theme … Read the rest


Photos: Festival fun in Johnsville

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

The annual Johnsville May Festival held Saturday near Smoaks featured a parade with everything from horses to lawn mowers. A gospel concert was held Sunday.

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Library holds coloring contest for seniors

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

The Colleton County Memorial Library held a coloring contest for seniors at the Green Pond Nutrition Site. The winner, Isabelle Jones, far left, who is the Green Pond site manager, was honored by the library on May 16. Nearly 30 … Read the rest


Relay for Life Pageant winners

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

The 2018 Relay for Life Fundraiser Pageant was held on May 12 with all proceeds given to the Colleton County Relay for Life Chapter. The beauty winners were:
• Baby Miss Relay for Life: Rayleigh Beach
• Tiny Miss Relay … Read the rest


Colleton vs. cancer: Relay for Life 2018

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2018 Relay For Life was held Friday May 18 on the track at Colleton County Middle School. Despite a rainy afternoon, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society went on without a hitch.
Again … Read the rest


Beauty and the Beast: CCHS Chorus wows!

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Choral Department wowed audiences across three performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, the production left audiences smiling and talking about the talented … Read the rest


Sheriff’s office statement on gun at CCMS

Posted on May 25, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

On May 24 about 1 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer (SRO) was notified by a school administrator that several students were smoking in a stairwell of Colleton County Middle School. The administrator requested that the SRO … Read the rest


Photos from last night’s Meal on Main

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


Council sees video of new plane

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Marco Cavazzoni, head of Lowcountry Aviation Company, took over the microphone at the end of Colleton County Council’s May 8 session to talk about the company’s plans and to show off a promotional video of the Sky Arrow airplane.
Lowcountry … Read the rest


Sellars speaks to SCSU alumni

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Anna Stevens Bright
abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com

The Colleton County Alumni Chapter of South Carolina State University held its annual scholarship banquet on May 19 at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Round O. A room filled to capacity gathered for the event.… Read the rest


Time Capsule: Digging up the past

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

A small group of Colleton County High School seniors gathered last Thursday afternoon just outside of the back door of what was once their fifth-grade classroom at Northside Elementary. With storm clouds on the horizon, the … Read the rest


County Council awards summer paving contract

Posted on May 25, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council took its show on the road May 8, conducting its May meeting under a white tent on the apron of the Lowcountry Regional Airport.
The meeting was moved to hear a presentation by Marco Cavazzoni of Lowcountry … Read the rest


‘Solemn Assembly’ Saturday

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“I have a heart for our city and county,” said Eric J. Campbell. “And our hearts are heavy right now. The recent death of a young girl on Savage Street and the suicide of one of my daughter’s classmates are … Read the rest


CCHS grad, now living in New York, donates use of rose for chorus concert

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

“The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn their love in return by the time the last petal Read the rest


Chamber holds annual meeting, awards

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards dinner on May 17 at USC Salkehatchie.
Former Colleton Museum Director Gary Brightwell, who retired last year, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes a … Read the rest


Family takes a trip through time via the Royal Wedding

Posted on May 24, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dave Mathews, smart phone in hand, walked into The Press and Standard office the afternoon of May 21.
He asked if he could show a photograph, then scrolled up a copy of an old photo of three beaming adults, a … Read the rest


LCAA will hold a food giveaway from 1-4 in Varnville

Posted on May 24, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The Lowcountry Community Action Agency is giving away food until from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the National Guard Armory located at 545 Airport Road in Varnville.


Colleton Medical Center: Recognize snakes and react properly to snake bite

Posted on May 24, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Tens of thousands of people die from snakebites every year, but with appropriate treatment and advanced medical care, deaths from snakebites are very rare in our area. With the weather getting warmer, snakes are becoming more active.
In the Lowcountry, … Read the rest


Food vendor loses business to flames

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A food vendor making his way from Florida to Myrtle Beach for Bike Week saw his plans go up in smoke the evening of May 24.
The driver of a large pickup truck towing a vendor’s trailer pulled up to … Read the rest


Free baby shower for expecting moms to be held in Ridgeland

Posted on May 24, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

To support new and expecting mothers, Senator Margie Bright Matthews is teaming up with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina and various local organizations to host a free baby shower for new and expecting moms from Jasper County and the surrounding … Read the rest


Tropical system expected to bring rain

Posted on May 24, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Special Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
740 AM EDT Thu May 24 2018

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

A broad, stationary surface low pressure system centered over the
southeastern Yucatan Peninsula 
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