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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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


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


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