Monthly Archives: July 2018

Community holds picnic

Posted on July 20, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The first community picnic gathering was held July 7 at the intersection of Grace, Chapman and Francis streets with Padgett Loop in Walterboro.
“A group of us got together and decided to get the community back together again and let … Read the rest


Stop for a moment and listen

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“Life is real. It’s not a dress rehearsal. It’s not a video game. If you die, you don’t get to come back and try again. Or if you make a decision, you don’t get to go back and retry. Once Read the rest


USC Salkehatchie launches engineering partnership, scholarships available

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering have a new degree pathway with USC Salkehatchie’s 2+2 partnership with USC Aiken. Students complete the first two years of the industrial process engineering degree at the USC Salkehatchie campus and … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Fleeing driver left something behind
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Jefferies Boulevard near Paul Street July 15 at 3:56 a.m. when he spotted a car with an inoperable headlight heading the other way.
The deputy turned his … Read the rest


Serving is the mission

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Savannah Bumpers and Allie Massey’s desire to make a difference sent them on the 545-mile journey from Leroy, Ala., to Walterboro last week.
The two young women, members of the Leroy Baptist Church, came to Colleton County to join the … Read the rest


Christmas in July planned Saturday at Farmers Market

Posted on July 19, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Get a dose of holiday cheer Saturday July 21 as the Colleton Farmers Market hosts Christmas in July.
The usual Saturday market, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will feature a craft and vegetable fair.
During the fair, young … Read the rest


New cars burn on interstate

Posted on July 19, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A burning car carrier shut down the southbound lanes of I-95 the morning of July 18.
Safety forces from Colleton County Fire-Rescue, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol were alerted to the motor vehicle fire … Read the rest


Investigators probing trailer fire

Posted on July 19, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s Arson Team are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a double-wide mobile home at 938 Mars Oldfield Road in the early morning hours of July 18.… Read the rest


2018 CCSD amended dress code

Posted on July 19, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The new Colleton County School District dress code as approved at Tuesday’s meeting.

 

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Alleged truck thief nabbed in strange incident

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Cottageville man was taken into custody July 14, shortly after he allegedly drove off in another man’s truck.
The victim told the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office that about 9:30 a.m., he was in the 4300 block of Jacksonboro Road … Read the rest


SLED continues shooting probe

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division continues its investigation into the shooting of a customer at a Walterboro business on the afternoon of July 11.
“Our work is still underway,” SLED Public Information Officer Thom Berry reported earlier this week.… Read the rest


Shooting suspect apprehended

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 42-year-old Walterboro man wanted in connection with a Francis Street shooting on the afternoon of July 15 is in custody.
At about 2:50 p.m. on July 16, Colleton Dispatch Center received a 911 hang-up call about an argument between … Read the rest


School district still seeking teachers

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

District has 15 unfilled positions and has hired
eight international teachers.

With the start of the new school year for Colleton County School District a month away, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Operations Cliff Warren is working to fill … Read the rest


Man injured when SUV overturns on I-95

Posted on July 19, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A 55-year-old Irmo man was critically injured in a high-speed rollover accident in the southbound lanes of I-95 at the 44-mile marker the morning of July 17. Members of the S.C. Highway Patrol and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to … Read the rest


Booster Club holds golf fundraiser

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Cougar Athletic Booster Club (CABC) held its spring fundraising golf tournament recently at Dogwood Hills Golf Course. The profit from the event benefiting Cougar athletics totaled just over $2,000, according to Daniel Cox, president of … Read the rest


Badkatz 12U capture championship in Big South Battle of the Bats

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Badkatz 12U girls’ fast-pitch travel team captured the championship in the silver bracket of the USSSA Big South Battle of the Bats held July 14-15 at Gahagan Park in Summerville.
The Badkatz went 4-2 on … Read the rest


Brewington and Ferguson awarded CABC Scholarships

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County High School Cougar Athletic Booster Club (CABC) recently announced the recipients of the 2017-18 CABC Student-Athlete Scholarships.
Class of 2018 graduates Victoria Brewington and De’Iajae Ferguson were awarded $500 each to be used … Read the rest


Rec announces fall sports

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Football (ages 7-12)
Juniors: Players must be 7, 8 or 9 on Sept 1, 2018
Seniors: Players must be 10, 11 or 12 on Sept 1, 2018
$75 from now until July 27th
$100 from July 28th until Aug 24th… Read the rest


Majors eliminated early in state

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Majors were eliminated from the 2018 South Carolina Dixie Youth Majors State Tournament after losing to Summerville (9-2) and Lake Marion (10-4) over the weekend at Wescott Field in North Charleston. The … Read the rest


Band of Blue members attend symposium

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Six members of the Band of Blue attended the 2018 Western Carolina University Summer Symposium from July 8-12 in Cullowhee, N.C.
The WCU Summer Symposium attracts over 500 hundred of the top band members from North and South Carolina, Florida, … Read the rest


Carolina Fire–Bennett earns gold championship in Big South Battle of the Bats

Posted on July 18, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Carolina Fire–Bennett 12U girls’ fast-pitch travel team captured the championship in the gold bracket of the USSSA Big South Battle of the Bats held July 14-15 at Gahagan Park in Summerville.
The Fire went 5-0-1 … Read the rest


“Love Shouldn’t Hurt” Thursday at Walton Options

Posted on July 18, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard


State hunting, fishing license purchases will be unavailable this weekend

Posted on July 17, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

South Carolina residents and visitors who plan on engaging in outdoor activities that  require a state hunting or fishing license this weekend (July 20-22, 2018) need to think ahead if they will need to purchase a license, tag or other … Read the rest


Youth revival to be July 20 at New Bethel #5

Posted on July 16, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A one-day youth revival will be held at New Bethel #5, 564 Quarters Dr., Ruffin, on Friday July 20 at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Shawn Floyd of Grace Tabernacle of Praise in Hampton. Sam Drain is pastor.


Police searching for suspect in Francis Street shooting

Posted on July 16, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Police are searching for a 42-year-old Walterboro man in connection with a Francis Street shooting on the afternoon of July 15.
Investigators have issued an attempted murder arrest warrant against a Jermaine Salas White, 42, of Walterboro and actively … Read the rest


Employment/training help for veterans this Thursday

Posted on July 16, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

The next visit for veterans and spouses seeking assistance with applying for employment and/or job training is this Thursday, from 1-3 p.m. in Room 207 at Clemson Extension Service, 611 Black St., Walterboro.

Four veterans attended last month.


Bernard Joseph Dessoye Jr. | Obituaries

Posted on July 16, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

CHARLESTON: Bernard Joseph Dessoye Jr. (aka Bud), 69, passed away on July 10, 2018 at Hospice of Charleston.
Bernard was born in Staten Island, N.Y. on Jan. 30, 1949.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Folk Dessoye; his … Read the rest


Is the family today in need of a healing? You be the judge | Faith

Posted on July 15, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Given the recent plight of immigrant children being separated from their parents, I felt compelled to talk about the family unit again.
There is already enough drama and emotional sickness today in families that need attention without adding to that … Read the rest


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