Monthly Archives: August 2018

Lightning blamed for house fire

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A lightning strike is blamed for a fire that destroyed a home on Bells Highway the afternoon of Aug. 6.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the fire at 11780 Bells Highway at approximately 5 p.m. after a neighbor … Read the rest


Shooting death under investigation

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into an Aug. 5 shooting death.
The call alerting safety forces to the shooting came into the dispatch center at approximately 12:30 a.m., sending members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


Update: Man charged in beating death

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office found Jelani R. Aiken walking along Hendersonville Highway the evening of Aug. 2, a few hours after investigators announced that they were seeking him in connection with a murder earlier in the day.
Aiken, 43, … Read the rest


Four injured in Sniders Highway crash

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A head-on crash on Sniders Highway near the Colleton-Hampton county line sent four people to area medical centers for treatment on Aug. 2.
Reports of the crash drew Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Hampton County Emergency Services to the area at … Read the rest


Rite Aid to close its doors on Aug. 21

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A prime piece of Walterboro’s commercial landscape is going to be on the market soon.
Rite Aid Pharmacy, which has long called a corner of Bells Highway and North Jefferies Boulevard intersection home, is set to close on Aug. 21. … Read the rest


Two injured in Sidneys Road crash

Posted on August 7, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A single-car accident in the 10000 block of Sidneys Road on July 31 at 7:45 p.m. sent two women to a trauma center. The small passenger car left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned on Sidneys Road, just south … Read the rest


St. Peters to hold revival, 151st church anniversary

Posted on August 7, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

St. Peter’s AME Church in Walterboro will host a revival August 14 -17 starting at 7 p.m. and its 151st Church Anniversary Sunday Aug. 19 starting at 3 p.m.  The theme is “Continuing to Live the Dream”.


Watch out for scams involving Social Security, Medicare

Posted on August 7, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

By Rose Mary Buehler
Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target … Read the rest


SCE&G ordered to lower rates starting this month

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has ordered SCE&G to temporarily remove from retail electric rates the increases associated with the Base Load Review Act (BLRA) for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactors. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs … Read the rest


CCHS schedule pickup Thursday in cafeteria

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

Schedule pick-up for ALL grades at Colleton County High School will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Students may also purchase lockers and parking at this time. Parking permits are $40 … Read the rest


Introduction to video games for seniors Aug. 14 at Edisto Beach Library

Posted on August 6, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Beach Branch of the Colleton County Memorial Library will be presenting a workshop called “Introduction to Video Games for Seniors: How to Understand the Games Your Grandkids Are Playing” on Aug. 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the Edisto … Read the rest


Watch Your Mouth! | Faith

Posted on August 5, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

By ANNA BRIGHT

One thing that we all must do and that is to make sure that our brains are in action before we open our mouths.

Speaking off the cuff or spreading misinformation can bring harm to the speaker … Read the rest


DARE to be different

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

The Walterboro Police Department’s DARE program is more than just “don’t do drugs.”

“The program is designed to teach kids how to make safe and responsible choices overall,” said WPD L/Cpl. J. “Rusty” Davis, who took over the program last … Read the rest


CCSD goes “Into Orbit” with ACEbotics Summer Camp

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos provided by Misty Ballew

Colleton County School District recently completed the 2018 ACEbotics Summer Camp “Into Orbit.” The four-week camp was held at Colleton County Middle School with approximately 82 campers in grades 3-5 attending … Read the rest


Author speaks to members of Cottageville Book Club

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

 

Laughter filled a meeting room at the Colleton County Library’s Cottageville branch Saturday during its first-ever book club meeting.

The featured author was Charleston resident and New York Times best-selling author Andra Watkins. Her wry, … Read the rest


Back to school tips from CMC

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As kids start a new school year, parents might start seeing those inevitable back to school sniffles.

Alisha Fender, the director of infection prevention with Colleton Medical Center, said that hand hygiene can significantly reduce the number of people who … Read the rest


Sisters establish twin scholarships

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

Three college scholarships for twins are offered by Ruffin natives and identical twins Vandria and Andria Steward with their twin nieces and nephews, Delando Jr. and De’Leon Steward and Blake and the late Blair Steward.

“I was motivated to start … Read the rest


Lodge teen wins national award at 4-H Conference

Posted on August 4, 2018 4:04 am by Administrator

Garrett Ulmer of Lodge was recognized as National 4-H Conference winners, awarded to four senior 4-H members with outstanding achievement in leadership and citizenship. Ulmer received his award at the 56th annual South Carolina State 4-H Congress at Clemson University … Read the rest


In Our Churches

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

THIS WEEK

CAMPMEETING REVIVAL WILL BE HELD Aug. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. at Progressive Church of Jesus, 210 Ackerman St. Guest speakers include Thursday, Minister Jarrell Small; Friday, Bishop Gregory Lighter; Saturday, Apostle Frances Nix; and Sunday, Bishop John Brown. … Read the rest


THIS WEEK   

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

S.C. SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND 2018 will be Aug. 3-5 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. A variety of back-to-school items are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax on these three days. A list … Read the rest


Schedule pickup Thursday Aug. 9 at high school

Posted on August 3, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Schedule pick-up for ALL grades will be held in the Colleton County High School cafeteria on Thursday, August 9th, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Students may also purchase lockers and parking at this time. Those with outstanding fees will … Read the rest


Man charged with murder in Acorn Street incident

Posted on August 3, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 2, at 9:34 p.m. the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jelani Rondell Aiken, 43, of Walterboro on murder charges in connection with an incident on Acorn Street earlier the same day. He was transported to the Colleton County … Read the rest


Salk Place – brings college housing downtown

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Walterboro campus of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie will soon have the one jewel in place that has been missing from its crown — local student housing.

In an effort to further develop the … Read the rest


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