Monthly Archives: May 2018

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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Man bitten by rattlesnake

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

A 28-year-old Anderson man ended up in the Medical University of South Carolina facilities in Charleston after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while on the Edisto River.
The man and several companions were kayaking on the Edisto River the … Read the rest


Cougars’ Spring Game planned for Friday at 6 p.m.

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

Photo by CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County High School Cougar Football team began spring practice Monday May 14 and will run Monday-Friday for two weeks. According to the South Carolina High School League, high schools are permitted three weeks of … Read the rest


ZipClinic Urgent Care coming to Bells Highway

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

Walterboro residents soon will have a new solution to their urgent and unexpected health care needs.
ZipClinic Urgent Care announced last week that it will open at 1515 Bells Highway this fall and will offer walk-in medical treatment during evenings … Read the rest


Specifics of shooting remain elusive

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

Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate an incident that ended up with a passenger in a car sustaining critical gunshot injuries the morning of May 21.
Lt. Tyger Benton, the public information officer for the … Read the rest


Two injured in interstate crash

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

In the early morning hours of May 22, the dispatchers at the 991 center began receiving reports of a man, covered in blood, walking on I-95.
A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper found the man around the 56 mile marker … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Overdose victim faces charges
A member of the Walterboro Police Department was at the Colleton Medical Center May 21 at 11:45 p.m., dealing with another matter when a man approached him and asked for assistance.
He explained that he had … Read the rest


Update: Man arrested after chase; stolen vehicles recovered

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

It was about 8 a.m. on May 15 and a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, working traffic enforcement on the ACE Basin Parkway near White Hall, spotted three vehicles — two white Dodge Durangos and a grey Jeep … Read the rest


Three trapped in wreck on I-95

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Three adult females were trapped in their Chevrolet Suburban after the vehicle went off I-95 and struck several trees.

The driver lost control of the northbound vehicle on I-95 near the 57-mile marker on May 21 at 2:39 p.m. The … Read the rest


Two ATV riders injured in Round O wreck

Posted on May 23, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two ATV riders suffered multiple injures in a crash May 19 at 11:50 a.m. at the intersection of Round O Road and Wesley Grove Road. The ATV riders were thrown from the vehicle after they collided with a pickup truck. … Read the rest


Carolina Composites to bring $3 million investment, 92 jobs to Colleton County

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

Carolina Composites, the manufacturer of
Pioneer Boats, has announced that the company will expand its operations at
their facility in Walterboro, South Carolina, investing $3 million and
creating 92 jobs over the next 5 years.

“We are happy that our … Read the rest


2018 Hurricane Guide to be available June 1

Posted on May 23, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The S.C. Emergency Management Division releases the official 2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide this weekend as part of this year’s S.C. Hurricane Preparedness Week. SCEMD and partner agencies have updated the Guide for the 2018 hurricane season. It details useful … Read the rest


Cottageville Town Council fine-tuning $600,000 budget

Posted on May 23, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

It’s not every day Cottageville Town Council meetings are punctuated with cheers and clapping, but the town’s May 6 meeting was an exception.
Mayor Tim Grimsley led the applause to welcome Councilman Betty Rhode back to … Read the rest


Make sure your horses are vaccinated

Posted on May 23, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A five-milligram mosquito can slay a 1,000-pound horse in a matter of days. All it needs is the right virus.

But with your help, the horse can survive the attack. All you need is the right vaccine — at the … Read the rest


Cottageville Family Dollar grand opening, celebration

Posted on May 23, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Family Dollar Stores Inc., a leading small format and convenience retailer, the grand opening of its new store, 10700 Cottageville Hwy., Cottageville.
The grand opening kicks off on Thursday May 24, followed by a celebration for the community at the … Read the rest


Going on until 4 p.m.: Food giveaway at armory

Posted on May 22, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Lowcountry Community Action Agency is giving away food until 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory on Cottageville Highway.

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Food distribution today at armory

Posted on May 22, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


Memorial Day Ceremony to be May 28 at the waterfall

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


Man shot on Gadsden Loop this morning

Posted on May 21, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On Monday (today) at 11:22 a.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a 911 call in reference to a shooting that just occurred off of Gadsden Loop in Walterboro. The victim was transported to  Colleton Medical Center by personal … Read the rest


I-526 now open as two-way traffic

Posted on May 21, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

After a successful crossover to two-way traffic on I-526 eastbound over the Wando River bridge on Sunday, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) reminds motorists to use caution and plan ahead for commuter traffic beginning Monday morning.

Rush-hour traffic … Read the rest


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