Monthly Archives: October 2018

Appreciate your parents while they’re alive | Faith

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

In Proverbs 22:6 (KJV), God said to parents, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
This is God’s commandment to parents for raising children. Therefore, you … Read the rest


Author signs books at the library

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

Walterboro author Rubina Roberts held a book-signing for “The 4C’s of a Successful Testimony” on Saturday at the Colleton County Memorial Library.
The paperback, “The 4 C’s of a Successful Testimony,” tells of Roberts’ faith in God. “The four C’s … Read the rest


Students learn manners

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

An “Etiquette for Success” seminar was held at the Colleton County Memorial Library on Sept. 28.
“Using Emotions to Facilitate Proper Thinking” offered 58 boys and girls the chance to learn proper etiquette for daily interactions, how to express themselves … Read the rest


Hamilton judges tree farms in Ohio and Michigan

Posted on October 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Joe Hamilton of Green Pond recently served as a Tree Farm Judge in Ohio and Michigan.

A member of the American Tree Farm System Woodlands Operating Committee, Hamilton and a registered forester from Florida toured the tree farms of two … Read the rest


52 pints of blood donated

Posted on October 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Sept. 17th blood drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church collected 52 pints of blood from 55 possible donors, despite having the “usual” computer problems.
Coming in to donate were Sharon Paris, Karen Gibson, Timothy Smyly, Devan Breland, Ski Witsell, … Read the rest


CCMS Students of the Month chosen

Posted on October 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Middle School recognized its Cougars of the Month for the month of September. Students and their families attended a ceremony on Sept. 28.
Students were nominated by their teachers for being excellent role models, dedicated leaders in academics … Read the rest


Salk students help Hurricane Florence victims

Posted on October 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Dr. Carolyn Banner’s University 101 classes at Salk used their community service projects to raise of money for Hurricane Florence relief for sister Region X colleges Brunswick Community College and Cape Fear Community College. The students mailed $500 in Walmart … Read the rest


Fall festival planned Friday Oct. 26

Posted on October 13, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Friday Oct. 26  “Trunk or Treating in UNITY” fall festival will be held at the Welch Creek Civic Center off Sniders Highway. Events include pumpkin bowling, hula hoop hopscotch, musical chairs, dance contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, bean … Read the rest


CMC gives employee awards

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center presented its 2018 annual Employee Service Awards on Oct. 4.
Leading the program were CEO Jimmy Hiott, Chief Nursing Officer Ann Jonason, CFO Cassie Ball and Vice President of Business Development Sandy Bynum. Debi Drew and Deborah … Read the rest


Prevention program begins

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Fire-Rescue took its fire prevention message to the students of the Black Street Childhood Center on Oct. 8.
The preschoolers learned many safety skills including how to Stop, Drop and Roll if their clothes were to catch on … Read the rest


Forest Hills student designs t-shirts for school program

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Forest Hills Elementary School Cougar Club Arjahn Garrett (aka “Uno Kid”) is encouraging and promoting bullying prevention and awareness by taking a stand to stop bullying in schools and communities.
An actor, model and rising entrepreneur, Garrett and his mother … Read the rest


Free estate planning help offered

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Wendi Lawson See, Esq. a NAELA attorney with Southeastern Law in Walterboro will participate in National Special Needs Law Month this October by providing two free estate planning seminars for those who have special needs loved ones.
The seminars will … Read the rest


Reapers Dungeon opens tonight at Rec Center

Posted on October 12, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

The Reapers Dungeon will open tonight (Oct. 12) at 7 p.m. at the Colleton County Recreation Center.

Activities will continue Saturday Oct. 13; Oct. 19-20 (featuring Josh DiAgostino of The Walking Dead and Riley Carr); Oct. 26-27; and of course, … Read the rest


Social Security, SSE benefits to increase in 2019

Posted on October 12, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced Oct. 12.
The 2.8 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits payable to more … Read the rest


Missing woman found

Posted on October 12, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Judith “Dianne” Gibson, who was previously reported missing by concerned family members in the Islandton area of Colleton County, has been located.

Gibson was located in Luray and was transported to an area hospital.


Voter registration deadline extended to next Wednesday

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A 10-day extension to register to vote in South Carolina’s Nov. 6 General Election has been implemented.
Residents throughout the state now have until Oct. 17 to register to vote.
The 10-day extension was necessary to protect the voting rights … Read the rest


‘The Blessing of the Animals’ held Saturday

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Rev. David K. Sutcliffe, rector of St. Jude’s Church, placed his hand on the fur and recited, “Bless O God, this your creature, and all who are involved in its care and protection.”
It was a short blessing he … Read the rest


12 dogs and 8 cats find new homes

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Twelve dogs and eight cats found new homes during the “Pick Me” adoption event held Friday-Sunday at the Colleton County Animal Shelter. “The results were even more than we hoped for and certainly the most successful adoption event ever! Just … Read the rest


Walterboro police hire new advocate

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Shatoya Gray is settling into her role as Walterboro Police Department’s new victims’ advocate.
Gray previously spent a little over six-and-one-half years serving as a 911 dispatcher for the Walterboro Police Department and Colleton County Sheriff’s Office.
A Walterboro resident, … Read the rest


Clinic adds new music, visuals

Posted on October 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Band of Blue, instead of heading to a local contest the first weekend in October, worked with nationally-known visual and music composer Tim Hinton. The Band of Blue practiced Friday night and then was back … Read the rest


A first-hand report of ‘robot’ surgery

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tammy MacCue of Cottageville was diagnosed with gallbladder disease just over a year ago.
A doctor in Summerville made the initial diagnosis and told her to follow up with her regular primary care physician. “I told myself I could live … Read the rest


Man killed in crash

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Bamberg County man was pronounced dead at the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center following a crash at the intersection of Getha Road and Lumber Road the evening of Oct. 3.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey said Cecil Folk, … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Paper tag problem was just the start
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy on routine patrol the afternoon of Oct. 7 reportedly spotted a motorist who had his paper license tag improperly displayed and pulled the driver over near Mars … Read the rest


Surgical ‘robot’ improvement for patients

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Less pain. Fewer drugs. Quicker recovery time. That’s what Colleton Medical Center’s new “robot” is offering patients who have to have certain types of surgery.
The daVinci machine, installed in August, is not really a robot, but more an advancement … Read the rest


The Spinners draw huge crowd to civic center grand opening

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

From an arts and entertainment perspective here in the Lowcountry, last weekend’s grand opening of The Colleton Civic Center was truly an event to be remembered for a very long time. The historic Hampton Street Auditorium inside the renovated Colleton … Read the rest


Tractor-trailers collide on I-95

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

When two tractor-trailers collided on northbound I-95 near the 68-mile marker on the morning of Oct. 8, it took five hours to clean up the mess.

A refrigerated truck was stopped in the breakdown lane when the driver of a … Read the rest


Gospel Lioness to be honored

Posted on October 11, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Smoaks native Mekiella Risher Chevon Young, a minister known as “Gospel Lioness,” will be honored at the 9th annual gospel appreciation on Saturday Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in at the Harleyville Community Center, 163 S. Railroad Ave., Harleyville. The … Read the rest


School to resume Friday

Posted on October 11, 2018 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District will resume school tomorrow, Friday, October 12, 2018, on a regular schedule.


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