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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Crime Briefs

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Running amok
on the interstate
A Florida man was taken into custody on a drug charge the morning of July 17 after Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputies brought a halt to his dangerous actions on I-95.
Two deputies were dispatched … Read the rest


Court Reports: Threat results in prison time

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Yemassee man was ordered to spend three years in prison when he appeared before visiting Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper in Colleton County General Sessions Court this week.
Michael A. Brown, 48, of Yemassee, faced five charges stemming from … Read the rest


School board filing period begins July 27

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Candidates to fill three-and-a-half terms on the Colleton County School Board will begin throwing their hats into the ring tomorrow.
The filing deadline for the school board posts will begin at noon on Friday July 27 and run until noon … Read the rest


Former police officer sentenced for theft

Posted on July 26, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

A former Walterboro police officer charged with pocketing cash from the department’s evidence locker has been convicted.
Stephanie Grant Bridge, 49, of Ruffin, pleaded guilty Thursday to misconduct in office and grand larceny at the Colleton County Courthouse. She received … Read the rest


Coyote trapping, management workshop planned at Webb Wildlife Center

Posted on July 26, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on September 13-14, 2018.

The workshop will … Read the rest


Child saved from drowning

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Cottageville Police Department and Colleton County Fire-Rescue raced into action when a July 22 drowning report sent them to a home in the 600 block of Griffith Acres Drive.
Family members found a two-year-old girl in a … Read the rest


School district plans afterschool program

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A program to give some assistance to parents who are juggling childcare and work arrives with this school year.
The Colleton County School District’s Elementary Aftercare Program begins in conjunction with the start of the new school year on Aug. … Read the rest


Jeans are in for 2018-19

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

School board revises uniform policy.

A last minute change to the proposed Colleton County School District policy governing student apparel welcomes denim jeans back to the classroom.
The motion to approve the revised school district policy was moved and seconded … Read the rest


Cottageville gets first drug dog

Posted on July 26, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

The Cottageville police department has a new weapon it its fight against crime: Tigger, a highly-trained, drug-sniffing Dutch shepherd.
Tigger is 18 months old and comes from Strategic K9 Performance, LLC in Girard, Ohio, which is … Read the rest


Man charged with 3 counts of criminal sexual assault in 2011 incident

Posted on July 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man faces three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years old in connection with a series of incidents that allegedly occurred approximately six years ago.
On June 7, an employee of the Aiken … Read the rest


Deadline approaching for nominations to CCHS Hall of Fame

Posted on July 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Hometown Collegiate Spotlight

Posted on July 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

During the 2017-18 academic year, Colleton County High School and Colleton Prep Academy had 20-plus student-athletes participating in collegiate athletics. Here, we take a look at a number of these local student-athletes, along with their contributions … Read the rest


Man helps save Barracada Road home with garden hose

Posted on July 25, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A team of Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel use a large exhaust fan to pull smoke from a Barracada Road home stuck by fire the morning of July 23. Firefighters credit the homeowner’s adult with limiting the damage from the fire. … Read the rest


Local person exposed to cat with rabies off Exit 53

Posted on July 25, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) reported today that one person in Walterboro has been referred to their health care provider after being potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat that tested positive for the disease.
The … Read the rest


Deer tags being mailed to South Carolina deer hunters

Posted on July 25, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Deer Tags for the 2018 season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina  deer hunters. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) staff asks that current license-holders who should be getting a base set of tags in the … Read the rest


Get free tarps before trash enforcement begins

Posted on July 25, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The City of Walterboro’s Appearance Board has another new program to reduce litter in and around the city called “Tarp it, or Ticket.”
Unsecured loads in trucks and trailers make up 20% of all roadside trash. South Carolina State Law … Read the rest


Keep lights off to protect hatching babies

Posted on July 25, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Early on Sunday, July 8, the first hatch of the year happened on Edisto Island, where sea turtle volunteers on their daily morning patrol were lucky enough to witness 109 hatchling loggerheads emerge from the nest. About a dozen nests … Read the rest


Free uniforms, supplies to be distributed Saturday

Posted on July 24, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Free School Uniforms & Grade-Related Supplies will be distributed at Aimwell Presbyterian Church at Neyles Crossroads on Saturday July 28 from 10 am – Noon for children in 3K through 8th Grade.


Rudine Youmans Fitts | Obituaries

Posted on July 23, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

YEMASSEE: Mrs. Rudine Youmans Fitts of Salkehatchie Road in Yemassee died early Friday morning July 20 at the residence of her son in Hendersonville.
Mrs. Fitts was born in Yemassee, April 20, 1923, a daughter of the late J. B. … Read the rest


Jewel Inez Nettles Kinard | Obituaries

Posted on July 23, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

HAMPTON: Mrs. Jewel Inez Nettles Kinard of Co-Op Road in Hampton died Friday morning July 20 in the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Kinard was born in Colleton County on Feb. 9, 1937, a daughter of … Read the rest


Tracy Renee Mason | Obituaries

Posted on July 23, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Ms. Tracy Renee Mason, 47, of Walterboro entered into rest Saturday morning July 21, 2018, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.
Born April 1, 1971, in Charleston, she was a daughter of Kenneth Ray Hurst and Kathy Morgan … Read the rest


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