Monthly Archives: June 2018

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


Second suspect in shooting identified

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

Read the complete story in this week’s edition of The Press and Standard.


Cottageville Book Club being organized

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


Activities planned at Cottageville Library Saturday

Posted on June 5, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard


William Hiers, Sr. | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on June 5, 2018 9:09 am by Myiah Blakeney

William Riley Hiers, Sr.

VARNVILLE – Mr. William Riley Hiers, Sr. (Mr. Willie), 76, died Saturday night, June 2, 2018, in the Pruitt Health Care Facility in Estill.

Mr. Hiers was born November 7, 1941 in Colleton County, a son Read the rest


Libraries Rock: Summer reading video

Posted on June 5, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

This is the 2nd video by Ms.Literacy (aka Colleton County Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise.) In this video she is encouraging young (especially) and old alike to read during the summer months. Share with someone!
Here is some encouragement:… Read the rest

Know the rules for CCHS graduation

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

Colleton County HIgh School graduation will be June 8 at 7:30 p.m. Seniors should be in the Performing Arts Center by 6 p.m. Graduation practice will be June 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the PAC and all seniors planning to … Read the rest


Mobile farmers market begins Wednesday

Posted on June 4, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The 2018 Summer Mobile Farmers Market started on Wednesday June 6.
This year’s mobile farmers market will open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at various apartment complexes in the City of Walterboro.
The Mobile Farmers Market is a partnership between … Read the rest


Alligator hunting lottery applications close June 15

Posted on June 4, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

If you haven’t already applied, there are only two weeks left to enter the 2018 Public and Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting season lottery drawing.

A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply for the Public Lands Hunt … Read the rest


Election office open Saturday June 9 for absentee voting

Posted on June 4, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Voter Registration and Elections Office will be open Saturday June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those wishing to cast an absentee ballot for the June 12 Republican and Democratic primary elections.
The Colleton County … Read the rest


Graduates: Be strong, stay strong | Faith

Posted on June 3, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

In just a few days, the graduations here in Colleton County and elsewhere will be over for the 2017-2018 school year. However, this will only be the beginning for these graduates —the beginning of a new chapter unfolding in their … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Your Opinions

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Why is the prom always on Good Friday?
Dear Editor:
When I moved to Walterboro 30 years ago, it quickly became very apparent that this was a Christian community. There are numerous churches in town, as well as every few … Read the rest


Requests from a jogger for a peaceful run | Column

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dear male driver:
Thank you for slowing down, blowing your horn and asking what I was doing. I thought the running shorts, Hokas, ballcap and water bottle would have been big clues. That and the fact that I was, you … Read the rest


Academy Road holds picture day

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Academy Road Preschool‘s children posed for picture day recently. From left to right are Annalise Biggs, Natalie Varn, Carter Deal, Christina Holmes, Jayla Washington, Richard Walker, Madison Purvis and Penn Warner, students in Miss Yvonne‘s class. “They did a really … Read the rest


Cottageville Elementary wins MUSC wellness award

Posted on June 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Cottageville Elementary School earned $10,000 for the Colleton County School District and schools on May 16 after winning the Wellness Achievement Award.
The money is presented by the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness at the Medical University in Charleston to … Read the rest


Holmes gets awards for volunteering at VA hospital

Posted on June 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Memorial Day is a time to remember veterans. But not just those who have passed away. It’s also a time to recognize and appreciate those veterans who are still active.
“This is something that I don’t normally do; however, I … Read the rest


Teachers retire

Posted on June 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Teachers retiring in 2018 from the Colleton County School District include:

Ackerman, Marie, BSECC
Bailey, Mary Kaye, FHE
Bright, Anna, CCHS
Brown, Vergie, CCHS
Carter, Cynthia, FHE
Ceasar, Cynthia, Sp. Services
Chisolm, Victoria, Transportation
Chisolm, Hazel, Student Nutrition
Copeland, Nadine, … Read the rest


Johnsville May Fest a success

Posted on June 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 11th annual Johnsville May Fest kicked off Friday May 25 with The Newlywed Game. Game hosts were Kelvin Wiggins and Earlean Singleton with several local contestants. First-place winners were Lonzo and Robercine Linder with Anthony “JR” and Rose Allen … Read the rest


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