Monthly Archives: August 2018

Industry plans to buy spec building

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Company could employ 360 — if deal goes through.

An unnamed company’s plans for the vacant 100,000-square-foot spec building at Colleton Commerce Park will take the county’s economic development efforts to the next level.
Based on limited information contained in … Read the rest


Man faces federal firearm charge

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was among those indicted by a federal grand jury last week — the federal charge dovetailing with two local charges filed after a Walterboro Police Department traffic stop.
Quentin John Fishburne, also known as “Quinton John Fishburne” … Read the rest


Photos: Back to School

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s schools opened to a flood of students and parents Monday morning for the beginning of the new school year.

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School District to share in federal impact aid

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District has been selected as one of five school districts to receive federal funds under the Temporary Emergency Impact Aid for Displaced Students program.
The U.S. Department of Education announced that school districts in 20 states and … Read the rest


County Council approves move to help Jasper port project

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council gave its final approval to an ordinance that has the county joining a region-wide effort to see the Jasper port proposal given new life.
An ordinance passed at council’s Aug. 14 session allows the seven counties that … Read the rest


Tax hikes built into county budget

Posted on August 23, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County property owners will see their real estate tax bills going up in two areas after members of Colleton County Council approved the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget during its Aug. 14 session.
As part of the budget, council members … Read the rest


Carolina Slammers champions in ‘Bring the Heat’

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The locally-based 10U Carolina Slammers earned a championship finish in a three-team bracket in the USSSA Bring the Heat Tournament held Aug. 11-12 in Lexington. The Slammers went 2-2 on the weekend but went undefeated in … Read the rest


Weather allows War Hawks to get new start to season

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep War Hawk Football game against Branchville High School was rained out Friday evening.
The War Hawks trailed 8-0 in the second quarter when threatening weather forced the game to be called. According to … Read the rest


Help for fathers begins Thursday Aug. 23

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Father to Father, Inc. will hold an open house Thursday Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. at its new program office serving fathers and families in Colleton County. The office is located at 209 E. Washington St.
S.C. Sen. Margie Bright … Read the rest


PRTC’s Volleyball Kickoff to be Saturday

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2018 PRTC Volleyball Kickoff Tournament will take place Saturday Aug. 25 with both area high school teams participating.
The kickoff is a joint fundraiser between Colleton County High School and Colleton Prep Academy and is … Read the rest


Weather delays cost Cougars in first game

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The weather was not a friend to the Colleton County Varsity Cougar Football team over the weekend.
The Cougars managed the opening kickoff Friday evening to the Lakewood Gators before lightning halted the game seven seconds … Read the rest


Whitaker named new Salk coach

Posted on August 22, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Hannah Whitaker will be the new women’s basketball coach at USC Salkehatchie.
Whitaker began her college basketball career at Dodge City Community College (2013-2015), helping them make one appearance in the conference tournament, as well as achieve a winning season … Read the rest


Arrests in woman’s death announced at today’s press conference

Posted on August 22, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

 

As Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland and Capt. Jason Chapman were sitting down before the media to discuss the progress in the investigation into Ashley Murdaugh’s death, other members of the sheriff’s office were processing the arrest of four … Read the rest


Deputies find body of missing woman

Posted on August 21, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 21, investigators from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office searched an area off Cumberland Street in Walterboro in reference to Ashley Murdaugh. Murdaugh had been reported missing by her family on Aug. 8. The search was based on information … Read the rest


City gives out free tarps

Posted on August 21, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Dana Cheney of the City of Walterboro Appearance Board gave out free tarps last Saturday at the convenience site on Robertson Boulevard. The tarps are part of an initiative to clean up the city by encouraging those who haul their … Read the rest


Healthy Tip: Cucumbers

Posted on August 21, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Watermelon – Cucumber Salad

Directions
Toss 3 cups diced seedless watermelon, 1 1/2 cups diced cucumber, 1 bunch sliced scallions, 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1 seeded and minced jalapeno, the juice of 2 limes, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil and … Read the rest


CCSO Deadbeat Parent of the Week

Posted on August 20, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


Information sought on weekend shooting

Posted on August 20, 2018 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

From the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office:

On Aug. 18, 2018 at 9:14 p.m., the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a shooting incident at the Chase Lounge, located at 500 Rivers Street in Walterboro.
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Let go, and let God… | Faith

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

I have always been told that if you are going to pray, don’t worry; if you are going to worry, then don’t pray.
For a long time, I worried about every little thing. As my relationship with Christ began to … Read the rest


New app can help fishermen

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

In October 2015, a University of North Carolina Wilmington researcher noticed some unusual readings from a data logger located off the coast of South Carolina.
It was just after a historic rainfall event that had flooded homes and broke dams … Read the rest


Grants received for City Hall repairs

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

Walterboro City Council approved during the Aug. 7 council session accepting two federal grants that will help defray the costs of improvements to City Hall.
Council approved accepting two grants from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Community … Read the rest


Marriage is a funny thing | Column

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

Marriage is a funny thing. Can someone remind me why do we do it?
Just kidding. Widdle Baby is the perfect husband–always kind, patient and understanding. And I am Queen of Romania.
Actually, I hit the lottery when he showed … Read the rest


Letter to the Editor | Opinion

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

Dear Editor:
As the exhibition season of NFL football got underway this week, so did the protests by black NFL players as they took a knee during the National Anthem. My protest will also continue, as I will refuse to … Read the rest


Naval cadets get to fly at airport

Posted on August 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

LCDR Dennis J Doerr, commanding officer of the Yorktown Division U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, brought a group to the Walterboro airport Saturday morning. They were met by pilot Doug St. Pierre, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) #477, Jeff … Read the rest


Birth Announcement | Reagan Lynn Landers and Rylynn Rae Landers

Posted on August 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Adam and Kelly Parler Landers of Liberty, W.Va., announce the birth of twin daughters, Reagan Lynn Landers and Rylynn Rae Landers, on July 12 at 6:35 p.m. Each weighted three pounds, four ounces. Reagan was 16.5 inches long and Rylynn … Read the rest


4-H club meeting planned Aug. 28

Posted on August 18, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Registration for Colleton County 4-H programs for youth ages 5-19 will begin Aug. 28.
Youth and their parents are invited to an information and registration meeting for Colleton County 4-H programs on Tuesday Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in Room … Read the rest


Glamour Pose holds fashion show

Posted on August 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

From an early age, Shannon Thomason always knew she had a passion for fashion. Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Thomason’s designing started by redesigning her Barbie’s wardrobe. Later, her appreciation of clothing and fashion manifested … Read the rest


Walk & Wag sponsorships being accepted

Posted on August 17, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 5th annual Walk & Wag for the Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) will be Saturday Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Discovery Center parking lot at the corner of Jefferies Boulevard and Hampton Street.… Read the rest


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