Monthly Archives: July 2018

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


Groups help students with exam stress

Posted on July 9, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Office of Student Services, along with Coastal Empire Mental Health, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Smoaks Chapter), The Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and Woodforest Bank teamed up in May to provide Colleton County High School students with resources … Read the rest


CCHS held youth retreat in May

Posted on July 9, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

The Office of Student Services held its annual Youth Retreat on Friday May 18 on the theme #ItsNever2Late. The retreat was held at the Adult Education Center located at 609 Colleton Loop. Students from both Colleton County High School and … Read the rest


Concert planned Sunday at Church of God

Posted on July 9, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Quintin Mills in concert this Sunday July 15 at 6 p.m. at the Walterboro Church of God, 4582 N. Jefferies Blvd., 843-549-4823.


Do it out of love | Faith

Posted on July 8, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Have you ever had someone to do something for you, thinking it was done out of love, only to find out that the person felt obligated to do it? If so, wasn’t it very disappointing? Did you feel that you … Read the rest


Blood drive Monday at Good Shepherd

Posted on July 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The next blood drive will be July 9 from 1-7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 105 May St.
Walk-ins are welcome, but those wanting to participate may go online to make an appointment at redcross.org or call Norma Weeks, … Read the rest


Fun at the Cottageville Library

Posted on July 7, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Photos by Julie S. Hoff
Mackenzie Morehead, right, reads to Brodie, a dog available for adoption at the Colleton County Animal Shelter, during the Cottageville Library’s ‘Reading to the Dogs’ event on June 30. The event drew crowds of parents … Read the rest


Huggins elected Rotary president

Posted on July 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Lawton Huggins has been elected president of the Walterboro Rotary Club. Other officers elected are President-elect John Dalton, Secretary George “Bucky” McCormick, and Treasurer Jeff Molinari. All will serve terms beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2019.
Huggins previously … Read the rest


Program on stopping crime held at library

Posted on July 6, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

On Saturday, U.N.I.T.Y. held “Split Second Change” at the Colleton Memorial Library. Local parents, siblings, funeral directors and friends shared what it’s like to hear that your loved one is gone and how hard it is to cope with the … Read the rest


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