Monthly Archives: September 2018

CPA volleyball undefeated in region

Posted on September 26, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady War Hawk volleyball team earned three wins last week to improve to 10-1 overall and 6-0 in Region I-A.
The varsity team earned a non-region win in straight sets against John Paul … Read the rest


County Council: Grant sought to demolish stadium

Posted on September 26, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council approved seeking a Community Development Action grant to make the abandoned Bulldog Stadium a memory.
The demolition of a concrete home stands and other buildings on the 13-acre property and the removal of the visitor bleachers will … Read the rest


County Council modifies ordinances

Posted on September 26, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council approved an ordinance at their Sept. 11 meeting that cleaned up some antiquated legislation that governed Colleton County Fire-Rescue operations as well as how county council names its leadership.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy said that … Read the rest


Bubba Catterton blood drive Thursday

Posted on September 26, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Marshall “Bubba” Catterton was the kind of person would always go out of his way to help someone else, even if he didn’t know them. So after Bubba was tragically killed in an accident in 2016, his family decided to … Read the rest


Upstate flooding update | Monday Sept. 24

Posted on September 24, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to continue to rise. The forecast is for flood waters in portions of the Pee Dee region, including Horry and Georgetown counties, to crest … Read the rest


Tomorrow might be too late! | Faith

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

I have always been taught, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today!” However, all of us have been guilty of procrastination at some point or another.
Do you have beautiful china, crystal, and flatware decorating your cabinet … Read the rest


Be Prepared: What’s your hurricane deductible?

Posted on September 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Hurricane Florence came ashore in North Carolina and unleashed devastation for the Carolinas and Virginia as its remnants made its way up the East Coast.
Although the storm had decreased in intensity before striking the coast, the sheer size and … Read the rest


Fall color in the mountains should be good this year

Posted on September 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians.… Read the rest


Lower Savannah River Alliance to host annual “Gator Drift” Paddle event Oct. 6

Posted on September 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

ALLENDALE – Bi-state organizations and Savannah Riverkeeper affiliate the Lower Savannah River Alliance (LSRA) will team up with long-time partners Savannah Riverkeeper this fall to host the third annual canoe, kayak, and SUP (stand-up paddleboard) paddle event on Saturday Oct. … Read the rest


Nutty international news

Posted on September 22, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

In keeping with journalism’s mission to bring you the news from near and far, let’s look at some nutty international news.

First up, we have the Australian mom-of-three who claims she pulls down $58,000 annually by cuddling total strangers.

Then … Read the rest


Raylrode Daze begins Sunday, continues through Sept. 30

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Schedule of Events • Downtown Branchville

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
“Kick-Off Sunday”
2:30 – 3:30 pm Children’s Ministry Puppet Group
3:00pm Cornhole Tournament in Branch Junction. Cash Prizes, $10 per team.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Pine Hill Ramblers
5:00 pm … Read the rest


CMC staff getting ready for Florence

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The staff at Colleton Medical Center all pulled together as a team to insure the safety and well being of patients and staff through Hurricane Florence. Hugh Tappen, president of the South Atlantic Division for HCA, and members of the … Read the rest


The Balcony Is Open

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Welcome to The Balcony Is Open!
Each week, we invite you to join us beyond the velvet rope, with your All Access VIP Pass to arts and entertainment in Colleton County.

LET’S GET READY
TO PLAY
In addition to live … Read the rest


‘Basket Illusions’ on display at library

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The artwork of Aiken artist Victor Fricke is on display at the Colleton County Memorial Library during September. “Basket Illusions” features woodwork detailed to look like basket weaving. “I redid this basket illusion by drilling holes and lacing the rim … Read the rest


I-95 to re-open at 4 p.m. today

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

At 4 p.m., SCDOT is reopening I-95 in both Dillon and Florence County in both directions.

Due to flooding related to Hurricane Florence, I-95 has large segments still closed in North Carolina beginning at mile marker 13, US Route 74.… Read the rest


The situation in the upstate

Posted on September 21, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team is monitoring and preparing for the water levels of rivers to rise. The forecast is for the Waccamaw, Lynches, Little Pee Dee and Big Pee Dee rivers to crest east of I-95 this weekend … Read the rest


Yemassee town offices to be closed Monday

Posted on September 21, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Yemassee Municipal Complex will be closed, Monday Sept. 24 in observance of “Town Holiday, Monday after Shrimp Festival.” The office will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday Sept. 25.


Ruffin Day deemed a success

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The 20th annual I Love Ruffin Day, “Ruffin: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present and Shaping the Future,” held Sept. 15 started with a parade with the Hand-In-Hand Community Outreach leading the way on a float followed by motorcycles, horses, … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Money taken
from business
The Walterboro Police Department was called to Dollar General at 779 Robertson Blvd. on Sept. 15 at 10:59 p.m. after cash was taken.
The manager on duty was in the office preparing the store’s proceeds for … Read the rest


Blue light special

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff Office Deputy Lt. George Rioux was on the road late morning on Sept. 14 when something a little unusual caught his eye and he decided to investigate.
What he saw near the intersection of Bells Highway and … Read the rest


Book celebration Saturday at Bedon-Lucas House

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro minister and author Eric Campbell will sign copies of his book, “Getting Past The Facts,” on Saturday Sept. 22 from 5:15-8 p.m. at the Bedon-Lucas House. Events will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and book reviews … Read the rest


Answering the call: Helping others

Posted on September 21, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

With Colleton County secure from the effects of Hurricane Florence, Colleton County Fire-Rescue and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are answering the call for assistance in other parts of the state.
The morning of Sept. 17, a Colleton County Fire-Rescue … Read the rest


Communication is the key in preparing for emergencies

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The walls are going to come down at the Emergency Operations Center.
After working through the preparations for Hurricane Florence, Deputy Chief David Green, who leads Fire-Rescue’s Emergency Management Division, said the the banks of cubicles assigned to those working … Read the rest


Edisto Beach dodges Flo

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Luckily, Edisto Beach caught a hurricane break when Florence stayed north and spared the re-nourished beach. Escaping with few effects from the dangerous Hurricane Florence, Edisto Beach residents and visitors returned home following a mandatory evacuation … Read the rest


Two injured in weekend wrecks

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two people were injured, one critically, in separate wrecks Saturday evening Sept. 15.
The first accident happened on Jacksonboro Road near Parkers Ferry Road at 9:24 p.m. when a small car left the roadway and appeared to have overturned. The … Read the rest


Omar’s passion

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Omar Jeter and his life-long friends have made Walterboro their home for 20 years.
“I have always been one of those odd kids,” Jeter said.
“Every Christmas, I got a G.I. Joe or a He-man or a Transformer. Half the … Read the rest


What happens when Dominion comes?

Posted on September 20, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Dan A. Weekley, Dominion Energy’s point man in its bid to merge with SCANA, knew he was walking into a public relations nightmare when he was assigned the task of selling South Carolina on Dominion’s plan.
“We walked into a … Read the rest


USDA eases rules for S.C. SNAP participants impacted by Florence

Posted on September 20, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today granted flexibility to allow South Carolina residents to replace food purchased with SNAP benefits that was lost due to power outages and flooding caused by Hurricane Florence. Over 185,000 impacted households in 26 counties … Read the rest


SCDNR mapping tool does not show real-time flooding

Posted on September 20, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

As heavy rains from Hurricane Florence continue to cause widespread flooding in portions of South Carolina, citizens in those areas are scrambling to find the latest information on what the depth and extent of flooding in their area might be.… Read the rest


Farm damage assessment form for farmers available

Posted on September 20, 2018 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

CLEMSON — The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage.

A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to … Read the rest


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