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Monthly Archives: September 2018

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.


Florence: 11 a.m. Friday update

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

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL062018
1100 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018

...FLORENCE JUST INLAND NEAR CAPE FEAR NORTH CAROLINA...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGES AND HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS
CONTINUE...
...CATASTROPHIC FRESHWATER FLOODING EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH
AND SOUTH 
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SCDNR Florence report: 10 a.m. Friday

Posted on September 14, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

 Florence made a soggy landfall near Wilmington, N.C. at 7:30 this morning. Wilmington International reported sustained winds 59 mph gusting to 83 at landfall with a peak gust of 105 mph. (Technically, that makes Florence a tropical storm.) Florence chugs … Read the rest


SCE&G program canceled

Posted on September 14, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

South Carolina Electric and Gas’s Walterboro Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Program meeting, scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 18, has been canceled due to the approaching hurricane and potential impact of the storm.
The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date. SCE&G … Read the rest


Power crews waiting out storm here

Posted on September 14, 2018 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Work crews from MDR Powerline Construction, headquartered in Columbia, Miss., were stationed in Walterboro Wednesday to wait out Hurricane Florence. After the storm has passed through South and North Carolina, the work crews will be assigned to areas that have … Read the rest


Florence: Finally on the ground in N.C.!

Posted on September 14, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

800 AM EDT Fri Sep 14 2018
...FLORENCE MAKES LANDFALL NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH NORTH CAROLINA...
...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGES AND HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS
CONTINUE...
...CATASTROPHIC FRESHWATER FLOODING EXPECTED OVER PORTIONS OF NORTH
AND SOUTH CAROLINA...

SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
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SCEMD: South Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence

Posted on September 14, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Emergency Response Team continues to track Hurricane Florence and remains fully dedicated to preparing for the storm’s potential impact on South Carolina. Forecasters say that Florence is currently a Category 2 hurricane with the capacity to bring … Read the rest


Sandbags available now in Yemassee

Posted on September 14, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

Sandbags are now available at the Yemassee Municipal Complex on  a first come, first serve basis. Yemassee Public Works (YPW) personnel will be on hand to assist as needed  but please remember that quantities are limited. This will likely be … Read the rest


The 5th annual Walk & Wag this Saturday

Posted on September 14, 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


Gale Doggette to retire after 10 years

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

In November, Gale Doggette plans to be unemployed.
After over 10 years as director of the S.C. Artisans Center, she sees retirement coming as a great adventure.
“I think it will be fun. I should be nervous, but I’m not. … Read the rest


Walterboro native coming home to run S.C. Artisans Center

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

Kristin Mumford still has the newspaper clipping her mother sent her when the S.C. Artisans Center opened 25 years ago.
“I remember thinking ‘Are you kidding me? The most perfect job for me opening in my hometown?” Mumford said. And … Read the rest


Honoring one who served

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

Quilts of Valor are made by the loving hands of countless volunteers who wish to thank those who have served and to honor their service and sacrifice. The idea is to wrap members of active military and veterans in a … Read the rest


Two injured in ACE Basin Parkway crash

Posted on September 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two motorists were sent to the Trauma Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for treatment of injuries they sustained in a head-on crash in the 16000 block of ACE Basin Parkway the afternoon of Sept. 6.… Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on September 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A look in the purse leads to charges
A Walterboro woman was arrested by city police on multiple charges after a search allegedly found her in possession of a variety of drugs.
An officer on routine patrol Sept. 11 at … Read the rest


Crash ends pursuit

Posted on September 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Two occupants attempting to flee law enforcement in the early morning hours of Sept. 9 sustained injuries when they wrecked in the 600 block of Langdale Road.
The chase had been initiated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
In the … Read the rest


Man arrested for dumping tires

Posted on September 13, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man is awaiting court sessions on state and local charges stemming from his alleged dumping of tires in the city this summer.
The man was allegedly caught on video, dumping a truck load of tires at the former … Read the rest


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