Monthly Archives: July 2018

Smoaks woman has yard full of color

Posted on July 14, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Smoaks resident Myrtle Linder started out with a pack of seeds. Then she found another, bought a few more and now the back yard of her Smoaks home is covered in zinnias, marigolds, petunias and other flowers. Even though it’s … Read the rest


From Corsets to Crinolines

Posted on July 14, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Kim Poovey will bring “From Corsets to Crinolines” to life during a July 19th visit to the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market.
Poovey will give the audience a chance to peek into the wardrobe of a Victorian lady as she … Read the rest


About People

Posted on July 14, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Garrett managing editor of magazine
Sheriden Chanel Garrett is a writer and managing editor of the popular woman’s lifestyle site xoNecole.com, catering to women of color.
The Colleton County native spends her days managing writers, developing share-worthy content, as well … Read the rest


Assistant city manager speaks to Civitans

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Assistant City Manager Hank Amundson spoke at the recent meeting of the Walterboro Civitans Club.


Warren joins Walterboro Civitans

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Mark Warren, left, is welcomed as the newest member of the Walterboro Civitan Club by member Donald Davis.


2018-19 free lunch program announced

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The program, referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision, provides an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational … Read the rest


Still farming at age 99

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

(Information provided by Gar Linder.)

At 99, Samuel Terry is still working the land on his farm near Black Creek. On July 2, he was honored for his lifetime of hard work by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott during Scott’s visit … Read the rest


Three complete leadership course

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Cadet Ensigns Jon McClendon, Zahara Ellison and James Jennings of the Colleton County High School Naval Junior ROTC Unit graduated from the NJROTC Area Six Leadership Academy on June 30th at the Citadel Military College, Charleston.
The week-long course is … Read the rest


Dominion Energy/SCANA merger receives FERC approval

Posted on July 13, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

July 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The proposed merger of Dominion Energy, Inc. (NYSE: D) and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) has achieved another significant milestone with the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

In an order issued July 12, … Read the rest


Senator Tim Scott to accept applications for fall 2018 Internships

Posted on July 13, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2018. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical … Read the rest


Big-ticket technology

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The purchase of new technology was the topic of two resolutions on the agenda of the June 26 Colleton County Council session.
The first resolution authorized paying Zuercher Technologies LLC $846,047 for the purchase of the new computer-aided dispatch and … Read the rest


A big bass on a little reel

Posted on July 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

David Blocker of Cottageville has been fishing on the Edisto River his whole life. But in January, he landed the biggest fish he’s ever caught there.
It was just after the really cold spell and there was still ice on … Read the rest


Town of Yemassee experiencing growth spurt

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Over the course of the past few months, the town of Yemassee has been growing in size and population.
Town Clerk Matt Garnes said a series of annexations handled by the town council has doubled the geographic size of the … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Reunited family
It was 3 a.m. on July 5 when a Walterboro police officer was called to the BP station at 1404 Sniders Highway about a child sleeping on the ground in the parking lot.
Officers, having some difficulty waking … Read the rest


Salkehatchie adding competitive bass fishing team this fall

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The University of South Carolina Salkehatchie recently announced the addition of a collegiate competitive bass fishing team slated to begin competition this fall. Coach Todd Padgett will serve at the helm of the team, which will … Read the rest


City Council approves multiple items

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro City Council considered the following items on the agenda at the July 3 meeting:
n Approved the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee’s recommendations for funding as follows: Colleton Center’s Polo for the Point, $5,000; Colleton Center’s Grand Opening, $7,000; CCA … Read the rest


Attorney issues statement on yesterday’s shooting

Posted on July 12, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

The following is a  statement from attorney Margie Bright Matthews, who is representing Tommie’s Auto & Diesel, on yesterday’s shooting.

“This statement is limited due to the ongoing SLED investigation.

“A customer, who was traveling on I-95, requested services of … Read the rest


Would-be robber picks the wrong victims

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

An 18-year-old Walterboro man faces multiple charges after he allegedly picked the wrong victims to rob.
A call reporting a shots fired with the possibility of someone being injured sent Walterboro police officers to the Druid Hills 2 apartment complex … Read the rest


Man drowns in motel pool

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Hampton man drowned at a motel pool the evening of July 7.
Colleton County Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said Rodney O. Stokes, 45, of Hampton was pronounced dead at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center at 9:15 p.m.… Read the rest


Water line project nears finish line

Posted on July 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Autry Morris, the supervisor overseeing the Smoaks water project, says his crew from Barwick Plumbing Company, LLC, has about a month left on the job.
Morris and the crew were along the side of Lowcountry Highway last week, preparing to … Read the rest


Twins play in North-South Soccer Classic

Posted on July 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Twin brothers Trevor and Scott Wilson of Varnville played in the annual North-South Soccer Classic held recently in Anderson.
The boys’ match saw six of the contest’s seven goals scored in the first five and final five minutes of the … Read the rest


Mullins named to lead Cougar basketball

Posted on July 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School named Matthew Mullins as the new varsity head coach for the Cougar basketball team last week. Athletic Director Leon Hammond confirmed Tuesday July 3 that Mullins will lead the boys’ basketball program … Read the rest


Majors prepare for state with tough competition

Posted on July 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Dixie Majors will be prepared to face tough competition when they make their debut in the 2018 South Carolina Dixie Youth Majors Tournament. In addition to mandatory practices, the team traveled to North … Read the rest


Angels two and out in state tourney

Posted on July 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Angels were eliminated after back-to-back losses in the South Carolina X-Play State Tournament held at Oscar Frazier Park in Bluffton over the weekend.
The Angels faced Lancaster Saturday morning in the opening round … Read the rest


Man shot at local business

Posted on July 11, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

One man was transported to Colleton Medical Center about an hour ago after he was shot at Tommie’s Auto Diesel on HIghway 15.

According to Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Tyger Benton, a customer apparently came into the business and … Read the rest


Summer fun day planned Saturday at Rec Center

Posted on July 11, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

UNITY (United Neighbors In Touch with the Youth) will hold its first summer extravaganza and back-to-school bash Saturday July 14 starting at noon at the Recreation Center. The free event will feature free food, fun activities and supplies to start … Read the rest


Photos: Fourth of July at the beach

Posted on July 10, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


Bid on guided hunts, fishing trips and gear and help QDMA

Posted on July 10, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

QDMA’s Pre-Convention Online Auction is now live, with over 20 items to bid on, including guided hunts, fishing trips, gear and more. The auction will be open now through July 21. You can register and bid at the link below … Read the rest


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