Monthly Archives: May 2018

Spring Market Day held at Tractor Supply

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The talents of local craft makers, artisans and growers were highlighted during the Spring Market Day event at the Walterboro Tractor Supply on Saturday May 12. Crafters and growers displayed their goods for sale in tented areas in front of … Read the rest


A bad day for the catfish, but a wonderful day for kids

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The catfish had a bad day Saturday at the pond in Gladys Whiddon Park in Forest Hills.
Fifty-five children, assisted by 65 adults, were hauling the fish out of the pond with a variety of fishing poles during the S.C. … Read the rest


Rain won’t stop Relay for Life

Posted on May 18, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

Relay for Life will be held tonight – rain or shine – at Colleton Middle School, 1379 Tuskegee Airmen Dr., Walterboro, SC. Events start at 7:00 p.m.

Opening Ceremony

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring … Read the rest


Events celebrate CMCs

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center honored its nurses with a week of activities May 6-11. Activities included a picnic for the weekend staff, pancakes, a scavenger hunt, employee sub lunch, selfie contest, employee picnics, ice cream sundaes and “Colympic” Games. Josh Stackley … Read the rest


Historical Society presents annual preservation awards

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society presented it’s annual preservation awards on May 10 at Orange Grove Place on Wichman Street.
The four awards were presented by Gene Varn, Charles Bridges, Debi Gilliam and Genia Floyd.
Floyd opened the … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Driver facing
multiple charges after chase
A Walterboro man faces four charges after leading city police on a chase the evening of May 12.
A city officer on Sniders Highway reportedly spotted a driver traveling left of center at 10:10 … Read the rest


Boeing presents gift to USC Salk

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Frank Hatten of Boeing presents Dr. Ann Carmichael, dean of USC Salkehatchie, with a framed picture of one of Boeing’s planes during Aviation Camp sponsored by Salk and Boeing in partnership with the Lowcountry Regional Airport, Hiram E. Mann Chapter … Read the rest


Cottageville library officially opens

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cottageville resident and town council member Betty Rhode cut the ribbon for the new Cottageville Library on May 12. A library for Cottageville has been Rhode’s dream for many years. More than 70 patrons attended. Representatives from the South Carolina … Read the rest


Annual car show held at Veterans Victory House

Posted on May 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 11th annual Veterans Victory House Car Show was held Saturday May 12 at VVH, 2461 Sidneys Rd. Trophies were awarded at 2 p.m. in a variety of categories.

Photos by Jeffery Musgrave

 

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Something new: ‘Farm Fresh Meal on Main’ May 24

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Farm Fresh Meal on Main” has been a slowly simmering idea, but on May 24, East Washington Street will be transformed into Walterboro’s largest dining room.
Colleton Museum and Farmers Market Director Matt Mardell said County Administrator Kevin Griffin suggested … Read the rest


Rural mail carriers collect food for local food banks

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Jeff Musgrave, Luke Mixson, Eli Mixson and CJ Wilford unload food collected during the annual Rural Mail Carriers Food Drive held Saturday.

The 2018 Letter Carrier Food Drive collected approximately 8,100 pounds of food. This year the food was shared … Read the rest


Man injured in motorcycle wreck

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries when his motorcycle went off the roadway in the 5000 block of Sidneys Road at about 8 p.m. on May 12. The southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle left the roadway on a curve, entered … Read the rest


Number of crashes climbing on city streets

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro police are seeing more and more of their time taken up dealing with traffic accidents.
In 2017, city police officers dealt with 871 traffic crashes; the year before they had to cope with 754 traffic accidents. In the past … Read the rest


Walterboro City Police and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office release FBI crime statistics for 2017

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

City of Walterboro
When trying to measure the effectiveness of a police department, crime is one of the least effective barometers.
Walterboro’s Assistant Police Chief Kevin Martin, the keeper of the stats for the local department, points out that the … Read the rest


‘Beauty and the Beast’ opens tonight at CCHS

Posted on May 17, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The CCHS Chorus’ performance of “Beauty and the Beast” opens tonight at Colleton County High School’s Performing Arts Center. The shows are May 17, 18, & 21  at 7p.m. each night. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the … Read the rest


Wrecked truck dumps load and fuel

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A truck driver escaped serious injury after his tractor-trailer went off the pavement on I-95 and into a swamp.
The truck was traveling north on I-95 near the 40-mile marker on May 9 at about 8:30 p.m. when one of … Read the rest


Johnsville May Fest scheduled this weekend

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 11th annual Johnsville Community May Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday May 19-20 at the Johnsville Community Center, 2026 Community Ave. near Smoaks.
Saturday’s activities will include a parade starting at 11 a.m., a water slide and jump … Read the rest


Suspicious fire damages Poplar Street property

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A fire, believed to be suspicious in nature, heavily damaged a singlewide mobile home and work shed in the 800 block of Poplar Street the afternoon of May 13.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said that no one was … Read the rest


Update: Walterboro man dies in fire

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Both the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Colleton County Coroner’s Office are continuing their investigation of a May 12 fire that claimed the life of a Teakwood Drive resident.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said that David Hayden, 65, … Read the rest


Antique cars saved from flames

Posted on May 17, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Bells Highway garage fire the afternoon of May 9 found firefighters battling to save the antique motor vehicles stored inside.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to the garage located in the 300 block of Bells Highway May 9 at … Read the rest


War Hawk Baseball finishes even

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton Prep Academy Baseball completed the 2018 season at 9-7 overall and 5-5 in Region 4-AA but did not receive a playoff berth.
In their final game of the season, the War Hawks defeated Thomas Heyward … Read the rest


Lady Hawks eliminated from state tournament

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks were eliminated from the South Carolina Independent School Association 2018 Class 2A State Tournament following an 11-10 loss to Pee Dee Academy Saturday afternoon in Sumter.
Earlier in the tournament, the … Read the rest


U10 Warriors take second in state tourney

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The U10 Walterboro Wildfire Warriors finished second in the S.C. Youth Soccer Publix Palmetto Academy Cup held May 5-6 in Lexington. The tournament featured U8-U12 teams from across the state. Pictured from left to right, Coach Nick Farngoli and Head … Read the rest


Faith Allen named “Ra Ra” Foundation recipient for 2018

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Faith Allen was recently announced as the 2018 “Ra Ra” Foundation Athletic Scholarship recipient by the family of Rashee Hodges.
Allen will be attending Francis Marion University in Florence, where she … Read the rest


CCHS’ Nieves to play for Salk

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Tristian Nieves has signed a commitment letter to continue his basketball career at Salkehatchie. Nieves is currently the all-time leading scorer for Colleton County High School and was a member of … Read the rest


CPA JVs go undefeated in region for second year

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep JV Softball team finished the 2018 season 13-5 overall and 4-0 in SCISA Region 4-AA. This is the second consecutive season the JV Lady Hawks have finished undefeated in conference play.
The JV … Read the rest


CCHS Track and Field members perform well at state championships

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Three Colleton County High School Track and Field team members competed in the SCHSL State Championships held May 11-12 at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
Jaden Koger garnered a seventh-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles … Read the rest


Brownlee honored on Senior Night

Posted on May 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by CINDY CROSBY
Brittany Brownlee was honored on Senior Night for Colleton Prep in April.


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