Monthly Archives: September 2018

Unemployment unchanged

Posted on September 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s unemployment remained unchanged in August according to numbers released by the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
August saw the county recording unemployment of 4.2 percent, the same figure it recorded in July.
The numbers behind the … Read the rest


Animal shelter adoption event Friday-Sunday Oct. 4-6

Posted on September 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Animal Shelter will participate in the statewide adoption event called “Pick Me!” on Friday-Sunday Oct. 4-6 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the shelter, 33 Poor Farm Rd. The public is invited to attend and meet the cats … Read the rest


Stay in your place | Faith

Posted on September 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On this past Sunday afternoon, I was invited to serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the sixth annual pastoral anniversary of our dear friend, Dr. Gerlend Crawford, pastor of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Walterboro. “A Pastor Chosen … Read the rest


Band Classic Sept. 29

Posted on September 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Band of Blue will host the 41st Annual Walterboro Band Classic at Colleton County High School on Saturday Sept. 29.
Twelve bands from around the Lowcountry will perform for comments and ratings. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. and the … Read the rest


Spooky tales and legends to be told Thursday

Posted on September 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Captain Timothy E. Dillinger, Pirate Extraordinaire, will present a spooky program on tales and legends of the past at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Colleton Museum & Farmers Market. “Ghost Stories with Capt. Tim” will be fun for all … Read the rest


PRTC Bowl to be Thursday Oct. 4

Posted on September 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The PRTC Bowl will be Thursday Oct. 4 to celebrate the Dorchester Academy-Colleton Prep football game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Dorchester Academy in St. George. The event will feature PRTC’s Channel 57’s “Front Porch Sports Talk” on side with … Read the rest


Shellfish season opens on Monday

Posted on September 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 2018-2019 season for recreational harvest of shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one-half hour before official sunrise on Monday Oct. 1. The recreational shellfish season will remain open through May … Read the rest


Fighting depression

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is working hard to meet the needs of our veterans. Preventing veterans suicide is a top priority for the Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense.
In 2015, the total suicide deaths stood at 6,115 … Read the rest


5th Walk & Wag has record year for FoCCAS

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 5th Annual Walk & Wag held Saturday Sept. 22 in downtown Walterboro in the Discovery Center parking area raised approximately $5,750 for Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS). The event had 61 corporate … Read the rest


Cottageville park ribbon cutting planned next month

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

Cottageville’s town park, adjacent to Town Hall on Salley Ackerman Drive, will be a showplace soon, with the installation of exercise equipment, decorative fencing and brick gate posts built from remnants of the old Cottageville Elementary … Read the rest


Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence set for Monday in Yemassee

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Yemassee Police Department will be hosting its inaugural Mayor’s Walk Against Domestic Violence on Monday Oct. 1 at approximately 6 p.m. at the Yemassee Municipal Complex. This event is being spearheaded by Yemassee Police Department’s Crime Victims Advocate Denise … Read the rest


Celebrating new book

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Friends and family of Eric J. Campbell jammed the Bedon Lucas House Saturday night. The event was an introduction and celebration of Campbell’s new book, “Getting Past the Facts.”

“The evening surpassed my wildest expectations,” said Campbell. “My family helped … Read the rest


Healthy Tip | Cabbage

Posted on September 28, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Chicken & Cabbage Salad

A variation on cole slaw, this Vietnamese salad is popular as an appetizer or a complement to rice soup. It holds up well in the refrigerator, so make plenty to last a few days.

Dressing:
2 … Read the rest


Unemployment rate unchanged

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s unemployment rate remained at 4.2 percent when the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce released its August report.
The county recorded the same unemployment rate for its July report. In August of 2017, the county had an … Read the rest


The Balcony Is Open

Posted on September 28, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hey there, everyone! This is Colleton County’s Arts & Entertainment column, delivered to you weekly. Hopefully, your week has been good so far. Now that the fall season is “officially” upon us, let’s hope the weather checks the calendar soon … Read the rest


Man thrown from pickup in Augusta Highway wreck

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 34-year-old Bamberg man was seriously injured when his pickup truck left the roadway and overturned the morning of Sept. 25.

The accident occurred in the 9800 block of Augusta Highway, east of Powder Horn Road, at 7:42 a.m. The … Read the rest


Two killed in head-on crash

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A fiery three-vehicle crash on Snider’s Highway the morning of Sept. 20 claimed the lives of two of the motorists and sent two other accident victims to medical facilities in critical condition.
Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter said … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Man and animals removed from residence
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home on Keegan Drive the morning of Sept. 23 to conduct a welfare check.
The deputy determined that a 61-year-old man in … Read the rest


Cable crew spots burning home

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A cable installation crew working on Augusta Highway the morning of Sept. 24 noticed smoke and flames coming from a residence at 12172 Augusta Hwy. and called emergency dispatch to sound the alarm.

The first fire engines arriving at the … Read the rest


Woman injured in Bells Highway crash

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Sept. 20 crash in the 200 block of Bells Highway caused serious injuries to the driver.

The 29-year-old Ridgeway woman, who sustained multiple traumatic injuries, received initial treatment at the scene following the 12:53 a.m. accident and was then … Read the rest


Bonds help fund Forest Circle remodel

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The General Obligation Bonds to be used to help cover the cost of the renovation of the former Forest Circle Middle School went on sale Sept. 20.
In February of this year, the Colleton County School Board approved issuing the … Read the rest


Colleton goes to the rescue

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Colleton County’s safety forces have been deployed to Horry and Georgetown counties to assist in the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was first asked for assistance in meeting the emergency medical needs of the disaster area. … Read the rest


VVH staff, residents pull together to help family trapped in flood

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By MATT MARDELL

This past Thursday was not unlike many of those this summer, filled with work, blue skies and raging humidity. At least for most.
One of the Veterans Victory House’s most loved residents, Major James O’Kelley, departed on … Read the rest


Florence changes school calendar

Posted on September 27, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The members of Colleton County School Board signed off on changes to the school calendar during the Sept. 18 meeting to address the loss of four school days to Hurricane Florence and next year’s graduation.
Colleton County School District Superintendent … Read the rest


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