Monthly Archives: June 2018

A backward look at the 4th of July here in 1807

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Dr. David W. Hiott

After Independence Day 1776, John Adams wrote his wife Abigail enthusiastically to predict that future generations would celebrate The Fourth as a great anniversary festival with parades, games, bells, fireworks and more. This prediction came … Read the rest


It’s not about the salad. Or the cake. | Column

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

From the wedding cake that never was to booting restaurant patrons, food folly abounds. And we all know it’s not about food.
This month, a bakery owner who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding in 2012 … Read the rest


Our History: The Fourth of July celebration in Walterboro in 1856

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By David W. Hiott

(Writer’s note: A news article was stumbled upon from an event that happened here 162 years ago. I have simplified and shortened the report and have added identifying information in parentheses on most individuals from our … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Ireland Creek could be beautiful park
Dear Editor:
Ireland Creek’s bed is a huge eyesore. We are missing an opportunity for an attractive natural park.
How can we make this happen?
I’m enclosing a picture of what it could look … Read the rest


Husband and wife designing duo making noise in Hip-Hop fashion

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Two former Colleton County residents are making noise in Atlanta and beyond with their Hip-Hop couture fashion line. Quinton and Delores Williams Salley, Ruffin High School Class of 1998 and 1999 respectively, currently live in the … Read the rest


Register now for local hunter education course

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A S.C. Hunter Education Class will be held by S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources on Monday July 9 from 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Colleton County Memorial Library. Only 14 of the 25 seats are still open.
The South Carolina … Read the rest


About People

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On president’s list
at Coastal Carolina
Kye Stephens of Walterboro has been named to the president’s list for the spring semester at Coastal Carolina University in Conway. He is an exercise and sports management major.
The list requires a perfect … Read the rest


Cottageville native ordained as elder

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cottageville native the Rev. Brian Edward Preveaux, pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Okatie, was ordained as a full elder in the South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church on June 4.
Rev. Preveaux was among 16 … Read the rest


Syfrett, Land announce engagement

Posted on June 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Kaye Barwick Syfrett and Jimmy Syfrett of Walterboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Renee Syfrett, and Michael Stuart Land of Greenville, son of Marlou Land and David Land, both of Greenville.
A 2013 graduate of Colleton Preparatory Academy, … Read the rest


Local man appointed to S.C. Aeronautics Commission

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

South Carolina State Senator Margie Bright Matthews announced recently the appointment of Walterboro resident Dr. Marco Cavazzoni to the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission.
“It is truly a blessing and a tremendous honor to have one of our very own appointed … Read the rest


Planned SCDOT road improvements stalled

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Delays have pushed back the planned start for two projects the South Carolina Department of Transportation has on the schedule for Colleton County.

EDISTO BEACH
DOT had initially anticipated construction on Edisto Beach’s Myrtle Street drainage project to begin early … Read the rest


Agreement alters dispatcher funding

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The governments of Walterboro and Colleton County and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are entering into an agreement that alters the city’s funding in the operation of the E-911 Emergency Dispatch Center.
City council gave approval to the agreement at … Read the rest


Want the library at your fingertips? Try Hoopla

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Love reading or listening to audio books? Summertime provides the perfect opportunity to escape or immerse yourself in a great book, whether in print or an audio book. If you have a Colleton County Memorial Library … Read the rest


Statehouse’s uncertainty could cost Colleton taxpayers money

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Uncertainty over the level of funding coming out of Columbia will postpone Colleton County Council’s vote on its 2018-2019 fiscal year budget.
There is no uncertainty over the size of the bills coming out of Columbia, which could translate into … Read the rest


Former CCSD educator speaks at NAACP banquet

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Minister Anna
Stevens Bright
Photographs
by Herman G. Bright

The Colleton County Branch of the NAACP celebrated its 33rd Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday evening at Colleton County Middle School. Serving as the master of ceremonies for the annual … Read the rest


Two given Ruffin High scholarships

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

2018 Colleton County High School graduates Cheyanne Rice and DeAndre Bryant were awarded $500 scholarships from the Ruffin High School Odessa Stephens Scholarship Fund on Saturday at the Colleton County Memorial Library.
Sirena Memminger, RHS Scholarship Fund founder and chair, … Read the rest


Eight new artists join the S.C. Artisans Center

Posted on June 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Wednesday, June 20, eight new artists were juried into the South Carolina Artisans Center. During the two-stage process, eight artists rose to the top with craftsmanship, design, creativity and originality. Artists presented a variety of works during the second … Read the rest


Update: Shooting suspect brought back to Colleton

Posted on June 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Yemassee man arrested in connection with a May 26 shooting was returned to Colleton County from Georgia on June 22.
Sedrick Sentell Roberts, 36, of Yemassee was arrested in Pooler, Ga. by Georgia law enforcement officers on two counts … Read the rest


One charged after truck tracked to Lodge home

Posted on June 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Lodge man was arrested on June 21 after members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office reportedly tracked a stolen pickup truck to the man’s home.
A resident of Longleaf Drive contacted the sheriff’s office on June 21 at 8:21 … Read the rest


Photos: Colleton youngsters at Camp Wildwood

Posted on June 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Thirty-three Colleton County youngsters attended last week’s session of Camp Wildwood. In addition to traditional camp activities, the campers got the chance to take swimming lesson and learn carpentry. Each summer, Cpl. Jimmy Wiggins of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


Court: Couple sent to prison on drug charges

Posted on June 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Drug charges translated into prison time when a couple nabbed by Walterboro police officers appeared in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
David E. Turner, 28, of Gilbert and Britney N. Knight, 27, of West Columbia pled guilty to … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on June 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Man sought for domestic violence
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to a home on Our Dream Lane the morning of June 23 after the male resident reportedly assaulted the female occupant.
The woman told deputies that … Read the rest


Edith Lybrand | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 28, 2018 12:12 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Edith Lybrand                                                                                                                           

Greenville – Edith Rebecca Ferguson Lybrand, 95, of Greenville, born on August 20, 1922, wife of the late William Martin Lybrand Jr., went to be with her Lord and Savior, Monday, June 25, 2018.

Born in South Boston, … Read the rest


Volunteers needed for summer wild turkey survey

Posted on June 28, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

SCDNR has conducted an annual summer wild turkey survey to estimate reproduction and recruitment of wild turkeys South Carolina since 1982. The survey involves agency wildlife biologists, technicians, game wardens, and many volunteers from other natural resource agencies and the … Read the rest


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