Monthly Archives: March 2019

Is it really so important? | Faith

Posted on March 31, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sometimes our days are filled with things that are of little or no importance. We focus on things that are of no value and will not do anything to help us move forward.
Some of the things that we tend … Read the rest


The end of history: the last day will be as the first | Faith

Posted on March 31, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

And, God separated the light from the darkness
—Genesis 1:4

What God did the first day, He will also do the last. He will separate the darkness from the light. Notice upon this first day of creation there is no … Read the rest


What are you afraid of? | Column

Posted on March 30, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

What are we afraid of? It depends on who you ask, but most of us fear sensible things like snakes, fire and rabid raccoons.

I’m afraid of frogs and balloons.

According to the Web site fearof.net, these are the top … Read the rest


Health screenings planned April 3 at St. Anthony’s

Posted on March 30, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Residents living in and around the Walterboro can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 925 S. Jefferies Blvd., Walterboro. will host … Read the rest


Hall of Fame band directors

Posted on March 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Former Walterboro High School band director, and now Walterboro mayor, Bill Young (front row third from left) is pictured with other members of the S.C. Band Directors Hall of Fame at Furman University recently. Young was inducted into the Hall … Read the rest


Recognizing local heroes

Posted on March 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Students at Colleton County High School have been working on a project on local heroes in Colleton County the last several weeks. They presented a program on Tuesday March 19 on their findings.
“No matter now big or small a … Read the rest


Exhibit on architecture of Robert Mills coming to the Colleton Museum on Tuesday April 2

Posted on March 30, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The architectural legacy of Robert Mills will be on display at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market through April.
“Robert Mills: Designs for Democracy,” a traveling exhibit produced by the South Carolina State Museum, opens April 2 and will be … Read the rest


Still no details in Forest Hills Elementary student’s death

Posted on March 29, 2019 6:06 pm by The Press and Standard

Fourteenth Circuit Court Solicitor Duffie Stone traveled to the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office from Beaufort County on Friday afternoon to lend his voice to the county officials asking for patience in the investigation into the death of 10-year-old Raniya Wright.… Read the rest


Attorneys issue statement on behalf of Raniya Wright’s father

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Attorneys David Aylor and Mark Peper issued the following statement on behalf of Jermaine Van ****, the father of 10-year-old Raniya Wright, who died of injuries sustained from a fight at Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro.

“To date, Jermaine … Read the rest


Mid-east war veterans to be honored

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Veterans who have died during the Gulf War and post 9/11 will now be honored with a plaque at the Walterboro War Memorial at the waterfall plaza on Washington Street.
The Colleton County Veterans Council will erect the memorial plaque … Read the rest


Check out your colon

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Colleton Medical Center and Coastal Carolina Surgical Specialists are raising awareness for early detection.
“Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States,” explained Dr. Laura Dacks, a general … Read the rest


DAR names 2019 Good Citizens

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colonel Joseph Glover Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented its annual Good Citizens Awards at the March 20 meeting to Mollie Shay Warren and Rachel Faith Williams. Each recipient received a Good Citizens pin, a certificate … Read the rest


Free self-defense classes to be offered April 3

Posted on March 29, 2019 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

Soke Matt Avant has been troubled by what has happened recently in the schools and wants to do what he can to help the community heal.

Toe2To in the Ivanhoe Shopping Center will offer FREE self defense classes for members … Read the rest


CMC wound care wins national award

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton Medical Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered March 19 to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Advanced Wound Care Clinic.
This center has achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 … Read the rest


Celebrating 104

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Mary Darmody celebrated her 104th birthday on Thursday March 21 at Pruitt Health Care in Walterboro. Born in Canada, she grew up in Watertown, Mass. She was married to the late Bill Darmody. She has three daughters and one son. … Read the rest


Clyburn speaks on Obamacare

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By VASALISA HAMILTON
vasilisa.hamilton@gmail.com

South Carolina 6th District Congressman Jim Clyburn came to Jasper County March 21 for a bit of a victory lap as the Patient Protection And Affordable Care Act (ACA), nicknamed Obamacare, turns nine.
“Obamacare, or the … Read the rest


County residents give from the heart

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Residents throughout the county opened their wallets and pocketbooks as the Colleton County Fire-Rescue collected money through a boot drive at several businesses over the last two weeks.
The local efforts were part of the annual Carolina Children’s Charity Fund … Read the rest


Winter Percussion wins numerous awards at champs

Posted on March 29, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County High School Band of Blue Winter Percussion won the 2019 Carolina Winter Ensemble Association Championship in the Percussion Scholastic Novice Class. CCHS scored an 84.575, edging out Wren High School by .1 of a point. This is … Read the rest


Firemen battle 22 woods fires last week

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

Colleton County’s spring has officially arrived — the woods fires have started.
Fire-Rescue and the South Carolina Forestry Commission firefighters have been busy the past week, responding to 22 woods fires.
The largest was a control burn that jumped the … Read the rest


Braille competitor honored by board

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

Sarah Cole Hardy, a first-grade student at Forest Hills Elementary School, competed in the 2019 S.C. Regional Braille Challenge held Feb. 7.
Colleton County School District has had student representatives participating in the challenge since 2009. Dr. Jacinta Bryant, Special … Read the rest


Charleston officials continue death investigation of local woman

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

Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to search for information into the death of a Colleton County woman.
Members of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office were called to Parker’s Ferry Road on March 6 after a body … Read the rest


Pinewood Derby held at Smoke in the Boro

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


Murdaugh advances to WFD captain

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

Wilson Murdaugh has been promoted to fill the captain’s post vacated when Paul Seigler was named chief of the Walterboro Fire Department in January.
“Murdaugh has been with our department since 2014,” Seigler said, “and during those five years, I … Read the rest


Crime Reports

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

Burglary reports results in arrest
On March 23 members of the Walterboro Police Department were dispatched to a home on State Street after a witness reported seeing two people at a residence who appeared to be breaking into the home.… Read the rest


School board holds executive session to discuss student’s death

Posted on March 28, 2019 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

Approximately 150 minutes of closed-door conversation translated into about four minutes of comment when the Colleton County School Board came out of an executive session meeting Thursday afternoon.

The board members, joined by school district representatives and members of the … Read the rest


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