Monthly Archives: November 2018

Photos: Carolina-Clemson tailgate party

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Clemson-Carolina Tailgate Party and oyster roast was held by the Colleton County Gamecock Club, Colleton County Clemson Club and the Colleton County Historical and Preservation Society on Tuesday Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bedon-Lucas House, 205 Church … Read the rest


Local 4-Her attends Washington summit

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Jackson Sweatman of Colleton County joined two other South Carolina 4-H members to experience first-hand the phenomenon of the youth maker movement.
Sweatman, a Colleton County 4-H member, joined Katherine Ryan of Hampton County 4-H and Nicholas Matthews of Florence … Read the rest


Sharpening their skills: practicing with water

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The monthly Colleton County Fire-Rescue firefighter training for November focused on the best use of the stuff that comes out of the hoses.
Water has been the firefighter’s go-to tool since the beginning.
Centuries of putting water on flames have … Read the rest


Walterboro Elks donate to Good Shepherd Food Bank

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Walterboro Elks Lodge #1988 recently donated $1000 dollars to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Food Bank. The donation was made possible through an Elks National Foundation (ENF) Gratitude Grant.

From left are Lodge President Jim Carter, Good Shepherd Church members … Read the rest


Mildred Verner | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Posted on November 30, 2018 12:12 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Ms. Mildred B. Verner

Simmons Funeral Home, Orangeburg

Ms. Mildred B. Verner of Columbia, formerly of Walterboro, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Providence Health Hospital in Columbia.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced Read the rest


Justice Department sides with church in Edisto Beach dispute over civic center

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Justice Department last week sided with the Redeemer Fellowship of Edisto Island in its federal court effort to use the town’s Civic Center to hold worship services.
The Justice Department’s Statement of Interest, filed in U.S. District Court in … Read the rest


Legislators ponder recent election at delegation meeting

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Five of the eight legislators who represent Colleton County in Columbia came to the meeting room of Colleton Memorial Library for a legislative delegation meeting the evening of Nov. 26.
The session was originally scheduled to be held in Edisto … Read the rest


Firehouse holiday

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The kitchen at Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s Station 19 was working overtime Thanksgiving Day.
The fire station on Thunderbolt Drive became the home base for the effort to ensure those fire department personnel working on the holiday didn’t miss out on … Read the rest


Funding to improve Black Street security

Posted on November 30, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A $60,000 state grant is going to be put to work at Black Street Early Childhood Center.
The money, allocated to fund life safety infrastructure for school facilities projects, will be used to improve the security at the childhood center.… Read the rest


Green Pond home heavily damaged in fire

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Green Pond Home was heavily damaged in a morning fire the morning of Nov. 27.
At 9:11 a.m., a passerby notified 9-1-1 operators that the residence located at 1332 Magwood Bryant Road was on fire. The first fire crew … Read the rest


Arson suspected in house fire

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Investigators suspect that a Hendersonville Highway residence was set on fire the evening of Nov. 20 to hide evidence of a break-in.
Members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue were sent to the vacant single-story home at 6:02 p.m., after a passerby … Read the rest


Yemassee armed robbery resolved quickly

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Yemassee Police Chief Gregory Alexander had a lot of thank you’s to pass out after a Walterboro man, sought as a suspect in a Nov. 15 armed robbery, is now in custody.
Members of the Yemassee Police Department were called … Read the rest


Mars Old Field family loses home to fire

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A neighbor reporting smoke coming from a doublewide mobile home brought Colleton Couny Fire-Rescue personnel to Mars Old Field Lane the afternoon of Nov. 23.

Firefighters arriving a few minutes after the call found heavy fire and smoke visible from … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four arrested
in attempted
theft case
Two men and two women were arrested on multiple charges after members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate an incident on Welch Creek Road on the evening of Nov. 22.… Read the rest


Five injured in Jefferies Highway crash

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A multiple vehicle crash in the 11300 block of Jefferies Highway sent five victims to the Colleton Medical Center the evening of Nov. 20.

The accident involving two passenger cars and a small SUV shut down the highway, keeping it … Read the rest


Holiday Tour of Homes this Sunday

Posted on November 29, 2018 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard


Walterboro native to launch new book Saturday

Posted on November 29, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro native Della Mack will hold a Book Launch Party for her new book “Confident Is She” on Saturday Dec. 1 from 3-6 p.m. at 320 Robertson Blvd.

An Army captain in military intelligence, Mack said she is often asked … Read the rest


Fleeing motorist runs out of gas

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A multi-county chase that ended when the fleeing motorist ran out of gas in Summerville resulted in the driver facing multiple charges.
Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were conducting saturation patrols in an area that has been the … Read the rest


City investigating possible arson

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A fire that heavily damaged a Carn Street residence the morning of Nov. 21 is being investigated as a possible arson.
Members of the Walterboro Fire Department were sent to the home at 314 Carn St. at 6:44 a.m., and … Read the rest


Christmas comes to Colleton this weekend

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro will usher in the Christmas Season this weekend.
The welcoming weekend will be capped off with the annual lighted Christmas Parade in the downtown area beginning at 6 p.m. on Dec. 2.
Walterboro Director of Tourism Christan Spires says … Read the rest


Decorating for the holidays

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Members of Colleton Fire-Rescue got out their bows, garlands and wreaths to adorn the front of the Colleton County Courthouse for the holiday season this week.

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Tag team thieves hit business

Posted on November 29, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Wichman Street business was burglarized four separate times in approximately 12 hours.
Employees of Good Finds Pawn Shop at 266 Wichman St. called Walterboro Police to the business the afternoon of Nov. 25.
The assistant manager told police that … Read the rest


Hadwin signs to Flying Fleet

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Cougar Baseball had a historic day Tuesday Nov. 20 when four players inked scholarships to continue their academic and athletic career at the collegiate level.
One of those four seniors, right-handed pitcher Chase Hadwin, … Read the rest


Lee to join Indians as pitcher

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Across the span of 15 years, Lane Lee has grown up on the recreation fields of Colleton County — from a little boy in a colorful sponsor t-shirt and hat to wearing a Cougar Baseball jersey … Read the rest


Cox sees 15-year dream come true

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

A 15-year dream came true Tuesday afternoon for Colleton County High School senior Cody Cox, who inked a scholarship to continue his academic and baseball career at the University of South Carolina–Sumter. The NJCAA Division I … Read the rest


Signing Day: What the staff said

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

“This is a very special day for these young men and for Colleton County High School, as it is the first time in recent history that we’ve had four baseball players sign on the same day. Four years ago, I … Read the rest


War Hawks fall in season opener

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity boys’ basketball team opened the 2018-19 season under the direction of a new head coach. Maurice Simmons, formerly a basketball coach at Colleton County High School, will take over the War Hawk … Read the rest


Colleton County Pee Wee All-Stars bring home Super Bowl championship

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County All-Stars recently completed the fall season in the Lowcountry Youth Football League. The league consists of 10 youth football organizations from across the Lowcountry competing in a single nine-game season.
Post-season play, held … Read the rest


Lady Cougars finish third in Thanksgiving Classic

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar basketball team defeated Stratford High School 49-21 to earn a third-place finish in the Theresa Kendle Thanksgiving Classic held Nov. 23-25 at Summerville High School. The Lady Cougars earned a 48-26 … Read the rest


Gibson inks NLI to CSU

Posted on November 28, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Henry Gibson, Colleton County’s five-tool player who most often handles the catching duties for the Cougars, will call Charleston Southern University home.
Gibson inked his National Letter of Intent to play for Charleston Southern University during … Read the rest


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