Monthly Archives: September 2018

Give blood to help hurricane victims

Posted on September 20, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, blood and platelet donors are urged to give when it’s safe to travel to care for patients in the storm’s path and across … Read the rest


Stormy weather: County gets good practice for disaster

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

Hurricane threat turns out to be good
practice for county’s emergency systems.

Hurricane Florence turned out to be a chance to gain practical experience for Colleton County’s emergency management operations.
The possibility that the hurricane would affect the county became … Read the rest


Take a seat at the table

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

A small army of local and state officials, representatives from businesses and volunteers make up the team called up when a natural or man-made disaster threatens Colleton County.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief David Greene explains that those at work … Read the rest


Walk & Wag to be Saturday in sanctuary

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

The fifth annual Walk and 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


Sand bags fly out the door

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

Six thousand was the most surprising number generated by Colleton County’s preparations for the expected arrival of Hurricane Florence.
When Colleton County Fire-Rescue began operating the county’s emergency management system, one of the first things officials did was get a … Read the rest


City gets less than one inch of rain

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

Edisto River not expected to flood.

South Carolina officials are not expecting the floodwaters from the upstate and midlands to have much of an effect on the Edisto River in the coming days.
The Edisto River might rise a little … Read the rest


Barnes’ effort enough to give War Hawks win

Posted on September 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity football team traveled to Region II-AA Northwood Academy Monday evening for a delayed non-region match-up due to the threat of Hurricane Florence last week.
Gabe Barnes scored two War Hawk touchdowns and … Read the rest


Harter records 24 kills on the week for Lady War Hawks

Posted on September 19, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk volleyball team split matches last week earning a region win over Patrick Henry and suffering a non-region loss against Hilton Head Christian. They are now 7-1 overall.
Against the Eagles on … Read the rest


I-95 to be closed again in upstate

Posted on September 19, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

SCDOT is actively responding to widespread flooding across the Northeast portion of the state. Preparations have begun to close I-95 in both directions from Exit 164 (US 52) to Exit 181 (SC 38) due to the imminent threat of flooding … Read the rest


Scam: Public Service Commission not calling about refunds

Posted on September 19, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina has received telephone calls from members of the public who have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be an employee from the Public Service Commission wishing to discuss the potential refund available … Read the rest


All-Star teams improving steadily

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County All-Stars began competition in the Lowcountry Football League Saturday Aug. 25 in Allendale.
The Dynamites lost 20-14 against the Tigers after being tied late in the fourth quarter. The Small Fry team won … Read the rest


SCDNR expands temporary hunting closures in portions of the Pee Dee and Waccamaw river drainages

Posted on September 18, 2018 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Due to the extreme high river level and widespread flooding following Hurricane Florence, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainage systems on all game … Read the rest


Posted on September 17, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Sautéed Greens

Ingredients
Serves 4
1 pound Collard greens
4 Medium cloves garlic
2 tablespoons Canola oil
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Ground pepper

What You’ll Need
Cutting board
Large bowl
Large skillet
Measuring spoons
Mixing Spoon
Sharp knife

Directions… Read the rest


Suicide Prevention Awareness Summit planned Tuesday

Posted on September 17, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

A Suicide Prevention Awareness Summit is planned Tuesday Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Colleton County High School. Topics include suicide in the Lowcountry; recognizing warning signs; coping skills; Breaking the Stigma: Personal Stories; and … Read the rest


Beware of scams in the wake of Hurricane Florence

Posted on September 17, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is advising consumers to be on the lookout for scams in the wake of Hurricane Florence.  Scammers often follow the headlines in search of their next victims. Keep the following in mind … Read the rest


Information for residents after Tropical Depression Florence

Posted on September 17, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Residents affected by Tropical Depression Florence should continue monitoring local news sources and verified, official social media feeds for the most up-to-date information about communities and what to do when returning home.

Returning Home

At the request of local officials, … Read the rest


Lowcountry Regional EMS Council reopens today

Posted on September 17, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Regional EMS Council will be operating under normal office hours and class schedules beginning Monday, September 17, 2018 at 9 AM.

If there are students who are assisting with recovery efforts, we will assist them with extensions of deadlines, … Read the rest


Make someone’s day!

Posted on September 16, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Have you ever walked past or spoken to someone, and he looked back at you as if he were “baptized in lemon juice?” Have you ever said to someone, “It’s going to be a great day!” and his reply was, … Read the rest


Illinois native joins USC Salk

Posted on September 15, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dr. Patricia Fears is the new director of the USC Salkehatchie/USC Aiken Education partnership.
She will be directing the joint elementary education degree the two campuses share and advising and teaching in the program. She is based on the Salkehatchie … Read the rest


Thanks for Bash help

Posted on September 15, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Over 600 students started off the 2018-19 school year with bookbags and supplies received at the annual Back-To-School Bash held recently at Colleton County High School. Over 250 families also received fresh vegetables, fruits and other food courtesy of the … Read the rest


Group visits the Penn Center

Posted on September 15, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of St. Peters AME Church and guests loaded the church bus Saturday for a visit to the Penn Center on St. Helena Island. The Rev. Leon Maxwell led the group.
The Penn Center is the site of the former … Read the rest


Mobile Library Schedule Sept. 18-21

Posted on September 15, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

MOBILE LIBRARY SCHEDULE

Sept. 18-21

Tuesday Sept. 18
9 a.m. Little Bloomers
10 a.m. Brandy’s Playhouse
3:30 p.m. Ashton

Wednesday Sept. 19
10 a.m. Azalea Patch Road
11 a.m. Red Root Road
3:30 p.m. Neyles

Thursday Sept. 20
9 a.m. … Read the rest


Two blood drives planned this month

Posted on September 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two blood drives will be held in Walterboro in September.
The first will be the regular blood drive on Sept. 17 from 1-7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
The second will be the third annual Marshall “Bubba” Catterton Memorial … Read the rest


Transportation pilot project saluted by planners

Posted on September 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Walterboro Works, the bus transportation pilot project that has operated in the city since last October, is receiving some national recognition.
Officials of the Lowcountry Council of Governments will travel to Charlotte for the National Association of Development Organizations’ 2018 … Read the rest


Crowd attends annual ‘I Love Ruffin Day’

Posted on September 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard


Cultivating the Seeds of Safety: National Farm Safety and Health Week Sept. 16-22

Posted on September 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By Marion Barnes
Senior County Extension Agent, Clemson University

Those involved in the agricultural industry know the vital role our nation’s farmers and ranchers play in our economy and society today. However, few may realize that agriculture ranks high among … Read the rest


The balcony is open

Posted on September 14, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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.

GET READY TO GET SCARED
Everywhere you go, it’s easy to see we’re closing in … Read the rest


Town of Yemassee still has sandbags

Posted on September 14, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Town of Yemassee has about 50 sandbags available behind the Yemassee Municipal Complex. Town employees are filling the bags, which are available free to the public.


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