Monthly Archives: June 2018

Search on for info on gun battle

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A burning motor vehicle and a shattering of spent shells greeted members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel when they responded to shots-fired calls the evening of June 18.
The calls came into the dispatcher at 6:39 p.m., sending … Read the rest


Manhunt ends in Colleton

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Hampton County man’s bid to escape arrest ended in Colleton County the morning of June 14.
Jay John Ruth, 50, of Hampton, is expected to face a multitude of charges in his bid for freedom — an escape attempt … Read the rest


School district asks for millage increase

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Council has been asked to increase the millage for the Colleton County School District by 4.40 mills.
The request was made in a resolution approved by the school board during a special meeting held by the board … Read the rest


Assault suspect given a year in prison

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A year in prison resulted from a guilty plea by a Round O man during Colleton County General Sessions’ proceedings earlier this week.
Charles M. Garten, 34, of Round O, pled guilty to a charge of second-degree assault and battery.… Read the rest


Yemassee police arrest suspect in car break-in

Posted on June 21, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

On June 20 about 10:15 a.m., the Yemassee Police Department responded to the Carolina Graphics store at 4 Yemassee Highway in reference to a reported vehicle break-in.
The suspect — later identified as Ricky Shaiquelle Primus, 22, of Hunt Street … Read the rest


Ready, set, read to dogs at Cottageville Library

Posted on June 21, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Mark your calendars: A tail-waggin’ program is slated for the Cottageville branch of the Colleton County Library on Saturday June 30. The library is located behind Town Hall and the police station, at 72 Salley Ackerman … Read the rest


Man gets 40 years for killing shooting security guards

Posted on June 21, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A 25-year-old Walterboro man has been convicted of murder and attempted murder for shooting two security guards outside a Colleton County nightclub – but only after a key piece of evidence was extracted from a survivor’s body.
Andre Nicholas Crawford … Read the rest


Next session of Camp Wildwood begins Monday

Posted on June 21, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Cpl. Jimmy Wiggins with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has been working with Camp Wildwood coordinators for the past four years to bring Colleton County children to the annual camp in Hampton.
The annual summer event allows children from Colleton … Read the rest


Colleton County numbers

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

DEMOCRATIC
PRIMARY

Governor
James Smith – 1,514 votes
Margueriite Willis – 735 votes
Phil Noble – 286 votes

U.S. House-District 1
Joe Cunningham – 54 votes
Toby Smith – 8 votes

County Council-
At Large
David Gar Linder – 1,637 … Read the rest


Update: Second man charged in shootings

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A second Yemassee man sought in connection with the shooting of two men on Hendersonville Highway on May 26 is in custody.
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office reports that Sedrick Sentell Roberts, 36, of Yemassee was taken into custody in … Read the rest


Two injured in Monday shooting

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A law enforcement officer pulled over a motorist on Hampton Street the morning of June 18 after determining that the vehicle matched the description of a car seen speeding away from a shooting incident.
The car contained two occupants, both … Read the rest


Ferguson signs NLI to play basketball at Livingstone College

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

De’Iajae Ferguson, Colleton County High School Class of 2018 graduate, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Livingstone College located in Salisbury, N.C. The Livingstone Blue Bears compete in the … Read the rest


School security receives additional funding

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A move by Colleton County School District officials to improve safety in the county’s schools is reflected in two portions of the current proposed budget.
The proposed district capital improvement projects were presented to the members of the school board … Read the rest


Election results finalized

Posted on June 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The members of the Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections Commission added 10 voters to the primary election tally when they met June 14 to certify the ballot.
During the meeting, the votes cast on one emergency provisional ballot and … Read the rest


Machine Pitch All-Stars eliminated early

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Machine Pitch All-Stars were eliminated from the District VIII Dixie Tournament following losses in double elimination against Hilton Head (11-1) and Beaufort (2-1) over the weekend. The Machine Pitch team traveled to Burton … Read the rest


Darlings head to Bluffton for All-Stars

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Darlings will begin the quest for a district title when they begin competition Friday June 22 at 7 p.m. against Bluffton at Oscar Frasier Park, 10 Recreation Ct., Bluffton. The Darlings will … Read the rest


Minors will rely on deep pitching

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Minors have been hard at work preparing for the start of the District VIII All-Star tournament to be held June 20-June 24 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex in Walterboro. Colleton County … Read the rest


Angels get pass to state tourney

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Angels will advance directly to the South Carolina Dixie Youth X-Play State Tournament based on lack of participation in the District VI tournament. As of press time, no dates had been determined … Read the rest


Ponytails to compete in Ladson

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Ponytails will begin competition Friday June 22 in a four-team District VI bracket that includes Ladson, Hanahan and Goose Creek.
The Ponytails will face Goose Creek in game one scheduled to be … Read the rest


Dixie Majors will have home-field advantage in three-team bracket

Posted on June 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Majors All-Star team began competition in the District VIII tournament scheduled to be held June 20-23 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex in Walterboro. Competing in the three-team bracket with Allendale County … Read the rest


Murder suspect arrested in Pooler, Ga.

Posted on June 19, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Sedrick Sentell Roberts, who was wanted by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for two counts of attempted murder, has been apprehended in Pooler, Ga.
Roberts is facing two counts of attempted murder for the shooting incident that occurred on May … Read the rest


Commercial shrimping season opens tomorrow

Posted on June 18, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

South Carolinians can breathe a sigh of relief: fresh, locally caught shrimp could soon be returning to coastal docks.

At 8 a.m. on Tuesday June 19,  commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters. Georgia state waters … Read the rest


Shooting reported on Bee Drive

Posted on June 18, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

On Monday June 18 about 12:37 a.m., Colleton County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 911 call in reference to shots being heard in the Bee Drive area of Walterboro.
A male and female were transported to the Colleton County Medical Center … Read the rest


Town of Yemassee to hold meeting Tuesday

Posted on June 18, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

The Town of Yemassee will hold a meeting on Tuesday June 19 at the Yemassee Municipal Complex at 6:30 p.m.. The agenda will include:
  1. The Town of Yemassee will be annexing approximately 76 parcels of land in Yemassee by 100%
Read the rest

Lessons I’ve lived and learned | Faith

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

During the course of my career in education, I often told my students that each day I make an effort to learn something new, even if it is no more than a new word, because if I don’t, then life … Read the rest


Standing room only for classical concert

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

“Fantastic, beautiful, delightful,” were comments from the crowd after Sunday’s performance by The King’s Counterpoint at St. Jude’s Church. There was standing room only in the church’s sanctuary for the 4 p.m. performance. The program featured music from Latin plainsong … Read the rest


CCHS students get forklift certificates

Posted on June 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School students receiving CAT forklift certificates from Palmetto Training Inc. are Christian Lee, Shawn Schultz, Douglas Evans, Luis Perez and Matthew Demers.


Hendersonville students read on lawn

Posted on June 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Kendra Thacker
kthacker@colleton.k12.sc.us

The weather was beautiful for the first Reading On the Lawn at Hendersonville Elementary School on June 4. Students and teachers brought books, blankets, lunches and had ice pops for the activity under the big oak … Read the rest


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