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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Fire heavily damages Green Pond home

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A Green Pond residence was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire on Feb. 21.

Firefighters were called to the home at 514 Bowers Rd. at 12:50 p.m., when a neighbor reported smoke and flames coming from the home. The first … Read the rest


Band members perform in region clinic

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Congratulations to Delaine Ford and Zoe Buckner from Colleton County Middle School Band and six Colleton County High School Band of Blue members — Sydney Howard, Jermia Christian, Shaleisha Funn, Megan Newton, Michaela Bennett and Logan Bailey — for performing … Read the rest


CCSO monthly drug report

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

How many drugs were seized from the streets of Colleton County in the last month?
According to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office monthly update, last month deputies seized 106 grams of methamphetamine, 104 grams of marijuana, 55 Ecstasy pills, 33 … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Home burglarized

A resident of Peirce Road in Ridgeville contacted the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office the afternoon of Feb. 23 to report a burglary.

The man reported he arrived home to find the front door kicked in and the house … Read the rest


Woman rescued from nature walk

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult female on a nature walk received a broken leg approximately a half-mile into a thick wooded area in the 5100 block of Sniders Highway on Feb. 23.

Family members contacted the emergency dispatch center at 12:56 p.m. and … Read the rest


Man seriously hurt in Dorsey Street wreck

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A 42-year-old male was critically injured in a single car accident in the 400 block of Dorsey Street Feb. 19 at 7:45 p.m.

The eastbound truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it veered off the roadway … Read the rest


Motorist calls in fire in Smoaks

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An alert motorist is credited with limiting the loss in a Smoaks fire the afternoon of Saturday Feb. 23.

The motorist noticed smoke coming from all sides of a residence at 1129 Strickland Farm Road, west of Smoaks, at 1:41 … Read the rest


Paws at the Plantation this Saturday

Posted on February 28, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Paws at the Plantation will be Saturday March 2 from 5-9 p.m. at Pineland Plantation. For tickets or information, visit www.foccas-sc.org or call 843-635-5206.


Coyote management workshop registration open

Posted on February 28, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), in conjunction with the South Carolina Trappers Association, will host a Coyote Trapping and Management Workshop at the Webb Wildlife Center, located in Hampton County, on March 14-15, 2019.

The workshop will … Read the rest


Rice Festival to raffle Fulton painting

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro artist Thomas Fulton’s painting of the Donnelley Wildlife Management Area’s rice trunk is going to be popping up everywhere around the city in April.
It began with a phone call from the Colleton County Rice Festival Board member Bubba … Read the rest


Starbucks to open March 1 – maybe

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Starbucks sign arrived on Bells Highway early last week as contractors were moving swiftly to have everything ready for the national coffee chain to open for business at its location at the intersection of Bell’s Highway and Mount Carmel … Read the rest


Walterboro’s new postmaster

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s new postmaster was first a Marine.
Kelvin Gordon, who took over the Walterboro postmaster job in September, grew up in rural Hampton County. He went to school in Estill before spending eight years in the Marine Corps, stationed at … Read the rest


Driver who got away once was not as lucky the second time

Posted on February 28, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office personnel found their man on Feb. 24, five days after the suspect was the subject of a day-long search.
As members of the sheriff’s office, Cottageville Police Department and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources were … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Softball captures championship in Red Raider Preseason Tourney

Posted on February 27, 2019 7:07 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County varsity softball team marched undefeated through the competition in the Bamberg-Ehrhardt Preseason Tournament held February 23-26. The Lady Cougars defeated Edisto High School (4-2), Wade Hampton (5-3) and Barnwell (6-2) before defeating host Bamberg-Ehrhardt 8-0 in … Read the rest


16U Branchville-Colleton Juniors Volleyball captures Silver Championship

Posted on February 27, 2019 6:06 pm by Cindy Crosby

Cindyc4@yahoo.com
The 16-U Branchville-Colleton Juniors Club Volleyball team (BCJVB) captured the Winter Heat Silver Bracket Championship last weekend in Augusta, Georgia.

After an early morning loss during pool play against a solid team, the Junior’s battled through the competition to … Read the rest


Watermedia show coming to Walterboro

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Some of the best watermedia artists of South Carolina will be displaying their talents in Walterboro next month.
The South Carolina Artisans Center and The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, in conjunction with the South Carolina State Museum and the … Read the rest


O’Quinn crowned AAAA Wrestling Champion

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Wyatt O’Quinn has been wrestling since he was 4 years old. Saturday, the culmination of 14-years of practice, commitment, hard work and a lot of bumps and bruises paid off for … Read the rest


Hooker goes 3-4 at the plate in scrimmage

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity baseball team scrimmaged Brookland-Cayce High School Friday Feb. 22 on the road. The War Hawks recorded 10 hits in an 11-5 win over the Bearcats.
Four War Hawk pitchers combined for the … Read the rest


Cougar Baseball falls to Oceanside

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County varsity baseball team began competition in the Berkeley County Diamond Classic Friday Feb. 22 against Oceanside Collegiate Academy. Falling behind early, the Cougars managed just three hits in the game. Cody Cox, Chase … Read the rest


Lady Hawks go 2-3 in Battle on the Bases Tourney

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep varsity softball team went 2-3 in the Battle on the Bases Preseason Tournament hosted by Summerville High School Feb. 22-23. The Lady Hawks earned wins over Goose Creek High School (3-1) and Bluffton … Read the rest


Plea brings 10 years in prison

Posted on February 27, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A Walterboro man was sentenced to 10 years behind bars when he pled to three burglary charges in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week.
Michael D.Z. Haggard, 27, of Walterboro, entered a plea on two counts of second-degree burglary … Read the rest


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