Monthly Archives: May 2018

Enjoy God’s calming creation | Faith

Posted on May 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

This Mother’s Day was my first one without my dear mother, the Rev. Dr. Evelyn Gelzer Stevens.
Last year on this special day, after church, I went to Pruitt Healthcare to visit and spend this special time with her. The … Read the rest


Martinis and Me raises nearly 10K for Arts Council

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Martinis and Me, benefitting the Colleton County Arts Council, was held Thursday May 10 at the Colleton County Farmers Market. Themed “Casino Royal,” the event raised nearly $10,000 for the Arts Council.
“The silent auction raised … Read the rest


Fire Ants: The spawn of Satan | Column

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

I try not to harbor hate in my heart; life’s too short. But I do despise something to the depths of my soul: fire ants. Those gray, powdery hills house the spawn of Satan. I would waterboard fire ants, after … Read the rest


Fourth graders complete animal education program

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

Fourth graders in three elementary schools recently completed the Colleton Animal Commitment Education (CACE) program presented by Friends of Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS). The program helps students understand the importance of responsible pet ownership. Topics such as spay/neuter, prevention … Read the rest


Walterboro native recognized

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

Walterboro native Lakeshia McMillon has been nominated for the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year at Broad River Elementary School in Beaufort.
She is currently the fourth-grade partner teacher for the Chinese Immersion Program, where students learn math and science in … Read the rest


Ribbon-cutting held for Kindred at Home

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

A ribbon-cutting for the new expanded offices of Kindred at Home was held Tuesday morning at 415 Robertson Blvd. in Walterboro. Mayor Bill Young and Chamber of Commerce President Jeremy Ware congratulated the company and thanked the staff, management and … Read the rest


Week celebrates Colleton’s watersheds

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

“Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home” was the theme for Soil and Water Stewardship Week celebrated April 29-May 6 by the Colleton Conservation District.
A watershed is the land that water flows across or under on its way to a stream, … Read the rest


Hampton Street Players plan second meeting Monday

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

The first organizational meeting of the newly-formed Hampton Street Players was held Monday night in the main floor conference room at Clemson Extension, 611 Black St. Gregg Steele Heppner of The Colleton Center updated 31 people interested in local theatre … Read the rest


Students attend aviation camp

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

Photos by BARRY MOORE
Students in Aviation Camp 2018, sponsored by USC Salkehatchie and Boeing, South Carolina, visited Lowcountry Regional Airport on May 9 to learn about airplanes, airport operations and Lowcountry Aviation. They also visited the Tuskegee Monument. Other … Read the rest


Monster Storage to offer U-Haul

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

Monster Self Storage at 12241 Cottageville Hwy. will now offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.
U-Haul live verification technology allows rental transactions to be carried out entirely on a smartphone at any hour – … Read the rest


Special needs students hold program

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

“I am who I’m meant to be, this is me
Look out ‘cause here I come
And I’m marching on to the beat I drum
I’m not scared to be seen
I make no apologies, this is me”

­— Keala Read the rest


Fishburne chosen for SCDOT Comission

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

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission will have three new members seated in time for the next monthly meetings scheduled for May 16 and 17 in Columbia, including Barnwell Fishburne of Walterboro. The new commissioners represent two at-large … Read the rest


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


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