Monthly Archives: June 2018

May 14th blood drive collects 53 pints

Posted on June 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The May 14 blood drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church brought in 54 possible donors and collected 53 pints of blood.
Those coming in to donate included: Ronella Winchester, Stacy Thomas, Karen Gibson, Ashley Thomas, Gerald Ferguson, Terri Griffin, Carroll … Read the rest


Blantons celebrate 70th anniversary

Posted on June 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Stoney and Virginia Blanton celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 15. The couple was married May 15, 1948 in Ferndale Baptist Church Parsonage in Charleston by Mr. Lowder. They have three children: Richard Blanton, Marty Blanton and the late … Read the rest


Summer reading for teens announces ‘Staycations’

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

Teens can travel with world during the “Staycation Trip” Summer Reading Program at the Colleton County Memorial Library. Trips include:
• Thursday June 7: China with Norma Nichols Thursday
• June 14: France with Sharon Courtney
• Thursday June 21: … Read the rest


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


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