Monthly Archives: June 2018

Colleton County Arts Council announces summer classes

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Arts Council (CCAC) announced its summer classes recently with the possibility of adding additional classes. Space is limited in each class, so be sure to register soon by visiting the Arts Council located … Read the rest


National EMS Week celebrated

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

National EMS Week was May 20-26 and Colleton Medical Center celebrated the teams on Wednesday May 23 by hosting a lunch for all Emergency Medical Services personnel.
More than 63,000 patients were cared for by EMS across HCA’s healthcare network, … Read the rest


Reading gets a song

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

When Wayne Garrett heard the theme for the 2018 Summer Reading Program was “Libraries Rock,” he had an idea.
So he called Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise and asked if she was interested in having a theme song to use during … Read the rest


Williams sentenced to 18 years in Florida court

Posted on June 8, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Gloria B. Williams of Walterboro was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday June 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., after pleading guilty to kidnapping a baby in Florida 18 years ago.
She received the 18-year sentence for kidnapping, a first-degree … Read the rest


Man found drowned at Bennetts Point

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

Colleton Fire-Rescue responded to a drowning on Thursday June 7 at B&B Seafood Dock at 15823 Bennetts Point Road.
A 47-year-old man from Goose Creek was found floating in the water around 9:14 a.m. Bystanders pulled the man from the … Read the rest


Simulating a medical emergency

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Communication between staff members during hospital emergency situations is critical. At several times during the day Monday, doctors, nurses and other medical staff members were able to practice their medical and communication skills during several simulated emergency scenarios.
A room … Read the rest


Where to vote and what to bring

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Republican and Democratic parties will hold primaries on Tuesday June 12. Any necessary runoffs will be held on Tuesday June 26. Any person wishing to vote in the primaries and runoffs must have registered no later than Sunday May … Read the rest


City gets new tourism director

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro native Christan Spires has been named the new tourism director for the City of Walterboro.
A 2009 graduate of Colleton County High School, she received her B.S. in graphic communications with a minor in business administration from Clemson University … Read the rest


Program of sacred, secular music to be Sunday

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The King’s Counterpoint of Charleston will perform a vocal ensemble, singing a cappella choral music, on Sunday June 10 at 4 p.m. at St. Jude’s Church, Walterboro.
The King’s Counterpoint has members from all over the world, led by David … Read the rest


A memorable thank you

Posted on June 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Shannon Wilson and Marci-jo Mishoe of the Carolina Children’s Charity traveled to Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s Station 19 bearing gifts on May 24.
The first gift was a meal for the firefighters.
The second gift was more meaningful. Wilson and Mishoe … Read the rest


Meet the June 12 candidates for Colleton County Council

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Nate Bristow
Address: Quail Drive, Walterboro
Age: 44
Marital status: Married.
Education: Vocational Degree.
Past and Present Employment: Tommie’s Auto & Diesel.
Organizations: Towing & Recovery Association of South Carolina, Wreckmaster’s, Elk’s Lodge.
Previous public office or community Service: Twenty-five … Read the rest


Election on Tuesday June 14

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The bulk of contested races in the Republican and Democratic primary election on June 12 are in the state and national races.
Democratic voters going to the polls will be determining candidates for the one of Colleton County Council’s eastern … Read the rest


Twelve Special Services graduates honored at senior celebration

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

WCSC’s Bill Sharpe and son William are guest speakers

Twelve graduates were honored during a Senior Celebration held by the Department of Special Services of the Colleton County School District on June 1 in the CCSD boardroom.
Graduates included LaShawn … Read the rest


Intersection named for Bishop Lewis Taylor

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council held a special meeting Saturday at Saints Center Ministry to honor the late Bishop Lewis Taylor. Councilman Dr. Joe Flowers read a proclamation naming the intersection of Highway 64 and Robertson Boulevard in Taylor’s honor. Others speaking … Read the rest


QDMA offering six-month internship

Posted on June 7, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is offering a six-month internship that will run from July 1 to December 31, 2018. The intern will work with the Conservation Department on research, education, advocacy, grant writing and certification program Read the rest


Long-term outlook for Social Security not great

Posted on June 7, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The Social Security Board of Trustees today released its annual report on the long-term financial status of the Social Security Trust Funds. The combined asset reserves of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Trust Funds are projected … Read the rest


Ground broken for Neyles center

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Neyles area gathered in the 400 block of Featherbed Road in Round O the morning of May 31 to witness the groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Neyles Community Center.
Thirteen people, sharing nine ceremonial shovels, turned over … Read the rest


Update: Search continues for second suspect

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jerrell Roberts

Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are still seeking a second suspect in connection with the May 26 shooting of two men on Hendersonville Highway.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyger Benton reports that … Read the rest


Preparing for hurricane season: Changes in county’s plans

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Emergency Operations plan completely
revised, new shelters chosen.

Colleton County’s preparations for the hurricane season contain two changes that focus on providing emergency shelter.
“We’ve just completed a total revision of the county’s Emergency Operations Plan with the assistance of … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on June 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Employee suspected
of embezzlement
An official of the Folk Land Management Co. in Green Pond came to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office June 4 to report that a former employee had allegedly embezzled funds from the business.
The man said … Read the rest


Checkpoint arrests

Posted on June 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

There were more arrests for drugs, guns and alcohol than traffic violations when the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office conducted safety checkpoints the evening of May 26.
Deputies set up the checkpoints on U.S. 15 at Augusta Highway in Canadys and … Read the rest


Family escapes Azalea Road fire

Posted on June 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An early morning fire drove an Azalea Drive family out of their home Tuesday.
The family, two adults and two children, were asleep in their beds shortly before 4 a.m. on June 5 when the accumulating smoke awoke one of … Read the rest


Woman injured in Round O Road crash

Posted on June 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Round O Road crash on May 29 sent a female driver to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston for treatment of multiple traumatic injuries. Several calls reporting the accident in the 16000 block of Round … Read the rest


Trucker survives I-95 crash

Posted on June 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A truck driver traveling on I-95 in the early morning hours of May 31 sustained critical injuries when his tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire.
Members of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the crash … Read the rest


Marketing tools workshop planned June 14

Posted on June 6, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Center for a Better South will offer two identical half-day workshops on June 14 in Walterboro to help people living and working in the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone to learn how to use traditional and online marketing tools in … Read the rest


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