Monthly Archives: May 2018

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.


Daniels finishes third in Ohio Tournament of Champions

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School wrestler Amarie Daniels recently competed in the Ohio Tournament of Champions, billed as the No. 1 Youth Wrestling Tournament in the United States, in Columbus, Ohio.
Daniels, competing in the Schoolboy Division … Read the rest


Voices of Colleton concert Sunday

Posted on May 16, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


Clemson establishing new center to train fisheries scientists

Posted on May 16, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

CLEMSON — With an economic impact of $33.4 billion, natural resources are major contributors to South Carolina economy and quality of life. To train people to help sustain these resources, Clemson University is establishing a Fisheries and Aquatic Center of … Read the rest


Relay for Life this Friday

Posted on May 16, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

By GREG RUSSO
Colleton County Relay for Life

It’s been a few months since I wrote an article for The Press and Standard. I titled it, “People Ask Me Why I Relay.” I want to add to that piece in … Read the rest


U-11, U-13 tryouts start Thursday

Posted on May 16, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The U-11 and U-13 open tryouts for Walterboro Travel Academy boys born in years 2006 -2009 will be held Thursday, Friday and Monday May 17, 18 and 21 at the Walterboro Wildfire Soccer Field from 6-7:30 p.m. Coaches will be … Read the rest


$1,000 reward offered for information in shooting death

Posted on May 16, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry, SLED and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office need your assistance with a cold case involving the murder of Prince Polite, a black male who was 19 years old at the time of his death.
Polite was … Read the rest


New addition to Comanche artificial reef

Posted on May 15, 2018 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

After months of unforgiving weather, recent calms seas finally allowed the addition of a new structure to an artificial reef 30 miles off the coast of Charleston.

“The seas were so calm you hardly realized you were on a boat,” … Read the rest


Chase leads to recovery of stolen vehicles

Posted on May 15, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

A police chase that began in Colleton County the morning of May 15 could result in solving the theft of multiple vehicles from a Beaufort car dealership.
At 8:02 a.m. a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was conducting … Read the rest


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