Monthly Archives: August 2018

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


Woman killed in Sunday crash

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

A woman traveling to Florida to attend a funeral was killed in a one-vehicle crash on I-95 the morning of July 29.

Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter pronounced Indroutie Rampertab, 70, of South Ozone Park, N.Y. dead at … Read the rest


Edisto’s industrial park saluted

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

Edisto Beach’s efforts to repave its industrial park were recognized during the annual meeting of the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting July 21.

Talk to town officials for any period of time about municipal issues and eventually you … Read the rest


Man pleads guilty to burglary in last court session

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

A pair of guilty pleas in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week translated into a prison term for a Walterboro man.

Otis Lamont Rhodes Jr., 22, of Walterboro pled guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. After hearing the … Read the rest


Man targeted twice in the same day at his home

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

A Walterboro man and woman are in custody, arrested in connection with two separate attempts to allegedly steal from a Three Mile Road resident on July 25.

The first incident occurred while 73-year-old man was still in bed the morning … Read the rest


Victory Sports Camp draws crowd of youth campers

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Victory Sports Outreach, a non-profit Christian ministry based in Fort Mill, visited Walterboro last week, holding a week-long camp at Forest Circle Middle School. The multi-denominational camp was sponsored by local churches and attracted upwards of … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Spitter taken to jail
A Walterboro woman faces three charges after she allegedly spit on officers responding to her call to the dispatch center the evening of July 27.

The woman called the dispatch center at 9:27 p.m., stating she … Read the rest


Motorhome Blaze

Posted on August 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Administrator


CCHS special needs classes seek donations for ‘Cougar Coffee’

Posted on August 2, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The special needs classes at Colleton County High School are planning to undertake a new and exciting endeavor this school year that will not only teach valuable real-life skills, but also provided a great service. But, … Read the rest


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