Monthly Archives: June 2018

Guardsmen welcomed back

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

One hundred and ten National Guard troops were welcomed home by a home-cooked meal provided by Lillie Chapter #27 OES from Hampton and Endless Blessings Catering of Walterboro on June 15.
Joshua Bowers, secretary of Lillie Chapter, said he received … Read the rest


Summer reading begins

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Rodney Boatwright entertained youngsters with a variety of musical instruments at the Summer Reading Program kickoff on Friday at the Colleton County Memorial Library. Boatwright (a.k.a. “Mr. Rocky”) sang songs while teaching the children about the various instruments, as well … Read the rest


City woman joins Dorchester firm

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro woman has been hired to take over the marketing and communications for Dorchester County’s Brantley Construction Company, LLC.
Joanie (JC) MacLean will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth.
In addition, she … Read the rest


Citadel Club awards scholarships

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Citadel Club enjoyed its annual Cadet Send-Off/Golf Tournament at Dogwood Hills Golf Course on Saturday June 15.
The Cadet Send-Off is a final opportunity for the club to show love and support to Colleton County’s cadets before … Read the rest


Adult Ed holds commencement

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The Colleton County School District Department of Adult Education held the Class of 2018 Commencement Monday June 11 in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School. Thirty-two graduates were presented … Read the rest


Parker earns Eagle Scout rank

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Justin Parker, a Colleton Prep Academy Class of 2018 graduate, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout following the Eagle Board of Review held May 17. Parker’s culminating Eagle Scout Service Project was the completion of … Read the rest


Creel receives award from national group

Posted on June 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro family physician John G. Creel, M.D. FAAFP, has received the Degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians, a national medical association representing over 131,000 family physicians, residents and medical students.
Criteria for the award include a … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

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

Chase ends in three arrests
Three Walterboro men were taken into custody on a variety of charges the afternoon on June 12 after a member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office spotted a car that had been reported stolen.
The … Read the rest


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


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