Monthly Archives: February 2019

Random thoughts | Column

Posted on February 16, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Random thoughts while folding the fourth load of laundry in two days:

  • Yes, I know some households blow through five loads a day, but we have no children at home, no sports uniforms, no multiple beds to strip… so whither
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Superheroes visit First Steps

Posted on February 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Super Heroes visited the Colleton County First Steps on Jan. 24. Over 50 people attended.


Ears are the topic

Posted on February 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Two representatives from Optimal Hearing, Veronica White and Brandon Whittiker, presented a program about ears at the last PEP (People Enjoying People) Club meeting.
They brought equipment that allowed club members to view the inside of their ears on a … Read the rest


Salk student visit with governor

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

USC Salk SGA President Alexis Jones (far right) was invited to meet the governor at Carolina Day on Jan 30. Carolina Day is the annual day for USC students, alumni and friends visit the S.C. State House to thank senators … Read the rest


Library staff visits legislators

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

January 30 was the Colleton County Memorial Library’s legislative day.
Library Director Carl Coffin, Reference and Young Adult Librarian Vicki Brown and Circulation Clerk Arlene Francis traveled to Columbia to meet with the Colleton County Legislative Delegation and discuss with … Read the rest


CCHS students shadow jobs

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County High School students celebrated National Groundhog Day on Feb. 4 by job shadowing.
In job shadowing, a business allows a student or two to shadow at their establishment. Businesses are asked to provide an experience for students of … Read the rest


New wildlife management area in north Greenville County

Posted on February 15, 2019 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

In partnership with The Conservation Fund, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) recently acquired 1,757 acres near Cleveland in northern Greenville County. The land, referred to as “Tall Pines,” includes about a mile of South Saluda River frontage … Read the rest


Beach family reunion this Sunday

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The annual John Y. and Ella Saunders Beach reunion will be held Sunday Feb. 17 about 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Doctors Creek Baptist Church in Walterboro. Some of the early history of the family in Colleton County … Read the rest


CMC, PRTC offer new series

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

PRTC and Colleton Medical Center announce the launch of a new series, “Live Your Healthy,” which premiered Wednesday Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. This new series is available exclusively on PRTC Channel 57.
“Channel 57 is a community channel for … Read the rest


Civitans honor chaplins

Posted on February 15, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Local clergy, veterans and guests were honored Monday at the Walterboro Civitan Club’s annual Clergy Appreciation at Veterans Victory House on Monday Feb. 11.
Keynote speaker was the Rev. Ken McCaskill, pastor of Pine Grove Baptist Church No. 1. Civitan … Read the rest


Sixth-graders learn how emergency operations deals with weather

Posted on February 14, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Approximately 200 sixth graders from Colleton County Middle School made their way to the county’s Emergency Operations Center the morning of Feb. 8 to learn about the role weather plays in how Colleton County Fire-Rescue works an incident.
Just outside … Read the rest


Family loses home from faulty electrical outlet

Posted on February 14, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A faulty electrical outlet is blamed for a Feb. 9 fire that heavily damaged a Ruffin home. Colleton County Fire-Rescue firefighters were called to the residence at 827 Norris Drive at 2:46 p.m.

A resident, who called 911 to report … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on February 14, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Woman collapses after traffic stop
A deputy stopped a pickup on Robertson Boulevard on Feb. 6 due to defective equipment and a license plate violations.
But as he was at the driver’s side door, he reported he smelled marijuana. A … Read the rest


Council approves two changes to development agreements

Posted on February 14, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Council members approved a pair of amendments to existing multi-county economic development park agreements during the Feb. 5 session.
Both agreements are with Charleston County. One agreement amended by resolution was initially approved in 2016, the other in 1995.
Both … Read the rest


No longer most wanted: Top 10 suspect caught

Posted on February 14, 2019 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

A man who had been on the Colleton County Sheriff Office’s Top Ten Most Wanted was taken into custody the afternoon of Feb. 13.

Four General Sessions’ failure-to-appear bench warrants on drug charges filed in November of 2016 earned a … Read the rest


Kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration begins Tuesday

Posted on February 14, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Registration for Colleton County parents who seek to have their child attend public school kindergarten or pre-kindergarten next school year (2019-20) will begin on Feb. 19 and end April 19.

Interested parents with children who will be five years old … Read the rest


Senior fraud and scam seminar set in Yemassee

Posted on February 14, 2019 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

The Yemassee Police Department Crime Victims Advocate Officer Denise Pinckney will host a Senior Fraud and Scam Seminar on Monday Feb. 18  at 5:30 p.m. at the Yemassee Municipal Complex. The seminar is free and open to the public.


Update: Man caught after lengthy manhunt

Posted on February 14, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A man sought by Berkeley County law enforcement officers on several charges was the subject of a prolonged manhunt over two days last week.
The search for Anthony Hyatt II, 35, of North Charleston began at about noon on Feb. … Read the rest


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