Monthly Archives: March 2019

Nesmith named new dean of USC Salkehatchie

Posted on March 22, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Chris Nesmith has been named dean of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.
He previously served as associate provost and dean of Extended University, a division of Palmetto College housed on USC’s Columbia campus, and he has served as interim … Read the rest


Two donate planters to Colleton Courtyard

Posted on March 22, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Tyler and Dylan Hudson donated portable planters to Colleton Courtyard for their Eagle Scout projects. Scouts and scout leaders pictured from left to right: Fred Offenburger, John O’Quinn, Sybil Offenburger, Kyle Gluck, Dylan Hudson, Tommy O’Quinn, Tyler Hudson, Tommy Hudson, … Read the rest


Finigan plays all-state

Posted on March 22, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

William Finigan performed in the 2019 South Carolina Band Directors Association Senior All State Band Clinic at Furman University on March 15-17.
The SCBDA All State Band Clinic hosts over 300 of the finest high school wind and percussion students … Read the rest


Baking pastries in Austin, Texas

Posted on March 22, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

When Lauren Standiford was growing up in Walterboro, she used to go with her best friend to Johnson and Wales Culinary Arts School in Charleston, where her friend’s mother worked.
The two youngsters would peer in the windows of the … Read the rest


Fire crews battle kitchen fire

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A fire in the kitchen heavily damaged a singlewide mobile home the evening of March 16.

The fire started on the stove at approximately 7:30 p.m. and spread to the cabinets, eventually entering the living room. Firefighters arrived to find … Read the rest


Update: Suspects in death remain in jail

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The two suspects charged in connection with March 6 death of a Macon Lane resident were ordered to be held without bond when they appeared at in Colleton County Magistrate Court bond hearing on March 14.
Investigators with the Colleton … Read the rest


Court Reports

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

General Sessions Court was held the week of March 11 with visiting Circuit Court Judge John C. Hayes presiding.
The following pleas were accepted:
• Curtis Lee Taylor, 29, of Walterboro pled to a charge of unlawful carrying of a … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Sought suspect taken into custody
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was informed the afternoon of March 15 that a man for whom investigators were looking had been spotted at a gasoline station.
When the deputy arrived at the station, … Read the rest


Islandton woman wins S.C. Paramedic of the Year award

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 2019 South Carolina Paramedic of the Year award went to an Islandton resident.
On March 16 Angie Stewart received the state honor during the South Carolina EMS symposium at Myrtle Beach.
The award ceremony had even more significance for … Read the rest


Four injured in Bells Highway wreck

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Four people were injured and one person trapped after a two-car collision in the 700 block of Bells Highway at Forest Circle on March 17 at 3:08 p.m.

The first Fire-Rescue ambulance arrived to find the injured people and one … Read the rest


FDA investigating potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in HIll’s canned dog foods

Posted on March 21, 2019 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the presence of elevated, potentially toxic levels of vitamin D in a variety of canned dog foods manufactured by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary
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Donald Ferguson | Obituaries

Posted on March 21, 2019 4:04 pm by Myiah Blakeney

Donald Ferguson

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

COTTAGEVILLE – Mr. Donald Ray Ferguson, husband of Dianne Herndon Ferguson, passed away Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019 at the Colleton Medical Center. He was 67.

Donald was born in Walterboro May 3, 1951 a … Read the rest


John Hiott | Obituaries

Posted on March 21, 2019 4:04 pm by Myiah Blakeney

John Hiott

Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

EDISTO ISLAND – Mr. John Robert “Bobby'” Hiott, husband of Connie Hackett Hiott, passed away late Saturday night at his home on Edisto Island under hospice care, surrounded by his loving family. He was 68.… Read the rest


Colleton Keys Coalition kickoff Tuesday

Posted on March 21, 2019 10:10 am by The Press and Standard


Walterboro Police Lt. Craig Stivender joins the 2020 race for Colleton’s sheriff

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

“My goal is going to be Cleaning Up Colleton,” said Craig Stivender, who has publicly announced that he will run for Colleton County Sheriff next year. “That is going to be my catch phrase.”
The primaries for the county offices … Read the rest


Vandal destroys ornamental trees

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro police officers are searching for the driver of a white pickup truck that vandalized the trees and planters installed in the first completed section of the city’s I-95 Business Loop the evening of March 17.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m., … Read the rest


Edisto Beach water headed for history in fall

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

At the Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce State of Colleton program in late February, Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby told the audience that one day this fall would be historic for the beach community.
On that as yet undetermined day, Edisto … Read the rest


Smoke in the ’Boro this Friday, Saturday

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

On Friday and Saturday March 22-23, Smoke in the ’Boro will once again attract cookers and visitors from all over the Southeast. The Colleton Civic Center and Coastal Electric Cooperative’s community assistance program, the Coastal Electric Trust Incorporated, (both 501(c)3 … Read the rest


Taking a different approach to litter

Posted on March 21, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Keep Colleton Beautiful is taking a fresh approach to an old problem —Colleton County’s litter.
The new concept began on March 16, as volunteers gathered at the Coastal Electric Cooperative’s Coastal Outback building, ready to spend the morning ridding the … Read the rest


Lady Cougars drop non-region contests

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County varsity softball team dropped two non-conference games last week against Barnwell High School (3-1) and Battery Creek (9-3) to fall to 7-3 overall. The Lady Cougars’ home game versus Bamberg-Ehrhardt on Friday March … Read the rest


Morelli strikes out six for the save over Lakewood

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Baseball pitching staff notched 14 strikeouts for a 9-5 win over non-region opponent Lakewood High School on Monday March 11 at Cougar Park.
Lane Lee earned the start and lasted five innings, … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Soccer shuts out opponents

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Lady Cougar varsity soccer team shut out Barnwell High School (5-0) and Wade Hampton (2-0) to improve to 7-1.
Against Barnwell High School on Tuesday March 12, Heather Dowd led the Lady Cougars … Read the rest


Dantzler to run for Newberry College

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School senior Kensley Dantzler inked a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country for NCAA Division II Newberry College on Wednesday March 13. The Wolves compete in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC).
A … Read the rest


Lady Hawks power to 4-0 on the week

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks went 4-0 last week earning wins over Clarendon Hall (14-2), Battery Creek (7-6), St. John’s Christian (10-2) and Jefferson Davis (13-2).
Meredith Ware and Anne Garrett Carter combined for the win … Read the rest


Daniels signs NLI to Flying Fleet

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

A 13-year dream came to fruition for Colleton County High School James Rae-Shon Daniels last week when he inked a National Letter of Intent to play football for NCAA Division II Erskine College. The Flying Fleet, … Read the rest


First season: CPA middle school soccer

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The inaugural season for boys’ middle school soccer is underway at Colleton Prep Academy.
Coached by Packy Burke, the young team will roster 13 players and play six matches. The Hawks are improving steadily but still … Read the rest


West inks with Erskine College

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Lane Michael West, a two-year standout offensive lineman for the Cougars, inked a National Letter of Intent to play football for NCAA Division II Erskine College on Wednesday March 13 at Colleton County High School. The … Read the rest


Morelli to join Lancers this fall

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Cougar Baseball signed another starter from the Class of 2019 last week. Jackson Morelli will join the University of South Carolina–Lancaster Lancers in the fall. The Lancers compete in NJCAA Division I Region X. … Read the rest


Encalade signs with Cape Fear

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School Cougar Basketball standout Bailey Encalade will further his career at NJCAA Division I Cape Fear Community College located in Wilmington, N.C. The Sea Devils participate in Region X.
Encalade, a two-year varsity … Read the rest


War Hawks leading S.C. in home runs

Posted on March 20, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

MaxPreps has the Colleton Prep War Hawk Baseball team leading South Carolina in home runs with eight recorded in five games. Kyle Hooker leads the way with three and Jordan Crosby follows with two. Dylan Kinard, … Read the rest


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