Monthly Archives: September 2018

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


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


How much did it rain?

Posted on September 20, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard


School board approves revisions in school calendar due to hurricane

Posted on September 20, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School Board of Trustees at its regular meeting on Sept. 18 approved revisions to the 2018-2019 school calendar due to the impact of Hurricane Florence. The revisions are as follows:
• Monday Nov. 5, March 25, 2019, … Read the rest


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


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