Monthly Archives: July 2019

Gibson named to HSSR All-State for second consecutive year

Posted on July 24, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School Class of 2019 graduate and Cougar Baseball standout Henry Gibson was recently named HSSR All-State for the second consecutive year. Gibson inked a National Letter of Intent to play baseball for Charleston … Read the rest


Sign up for wildlife food plot project

Posted on July 24, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard


Free school supplies at Aimwell Church on Saturday

Posted on July 24, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard


Live to make a difference in this world | Faith

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

Every one of us has a purpose in life, although some may never find out what is it. God has a work for each of us to do; therefore, He expects His will to be done. Matthew 6:33 (ESV) confirms, … Read the rest


The Pecan Trees: The seeds we plant matter | Faith

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

My father was born in Soperton, Ga., in the 1920s. Soperton is a small, rural town located in Southeast Georgia. His family left Soperton when he was a teenager, moving to Jacksonville, Fla., where he met and married my mother. … Read the rest


I did do other things besides complain | Column

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

What’s everybody doing this summer? Besides melting into a sticky pool of sweat, I mean. When it’s 76 degrees at 1 a.m., I start to believe in global warming, y’all. What we’ve had lately is “broiling in ****” hot. Somehow, … Read the rest


About People

Posted on July 20, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Wiggins named
to dean’s list
Allyn Wiggins of Walterboro has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Furman University in Greenville.
She is the daughter of Daniel and Deana Wiggins.
The list required a 3.4 grade … Read the rest


The Nasher Museum of Art in N.C. | Travel

Posted on July 20, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By Mary Gallagher
Photos by Will Davis
Gallagherstravels.com

The Nasher Museum of Art is the art museum of Duke University, located on Duke’s campus in Durham, N.C., just 4 hours (285 miles) from Walterboro.

Durham
There are a million good … Read the rest


Risher to celebrate 88th birthday

Posted on July 20, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Sarah Risher Linder of Smoaks will celebrate her 88th birthday on July 22. A native of Smoaks, she was married to the late Johnny L. Linder. She had 10 children, two of whom are deceased. “I’m still standing on the … Read the rest


Three chosen for Boys State

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Nick Armentrout, William Finigan and Hans Gabriel were chosen to attend this year’s American Legion’s Palmetto Boy State.
All three young men went to the week long program at Anderson University from June 9-15.
Nick Armentrout is the son of … Read the rest


Improving self esteem

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Shiela Keaise, children’s librarian at the Colleton County Memorial Library, visited the BZS Community Center in Ruffin on Saturday to give area youngsters a booster class on self-esteem.

Each of those attending got a complimentary book “Hannah and Dexter: The … Read the rest


Children’s aerobics class at the library

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Aerobics instructor Karon Boatwright had over 70 guests beating with green sticks and having wonderful time yelling last week at the Colleton County Memorial Library. This was the first aerobics class held just for children, said children’s librarian Shiela Keaise. … Read the rest


CAP moves meetings to airport

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Members of the ACE Basin Composite Squadron and guests officially moved the squadron’s weekly Tuesday meetings to then new Fixed Base Operation (FBO) for Lowcountry Aviation on the campus of the historic Walterboro Army Airfield — now known as the … Read the rest


Buckner announces bid for U.S. Senate

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Walterboro native and attorney Dwayne Trevino “Duke” Buckner has announced his intent to run as a candidate to seek the Republican party’s nomination for the United States Senate for South Carolina.
Speaking at a 30-year Walterboro High School fraternity class … Read the rest


Lives saved, smiles made at pet adoption last weekend

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By JASON JONES
moseywest2@gmail.com

An old, vacant video store across the street from McDonalds in downtown Walterboro came to life this weekend with the sounds of meows, barking and children laughing and cooing over pets being rescued during the Pick … Read the rest


Get help with heirs’ property on Wednesday July 24

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Those who need help with heirs’ property or want to learn about managing their land for timber to provide increased income for their family, the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation is providing a free educational seminar in Round O.
The … Read the rest


Meet S.C.’s horse at the museum Saturday

Posted on July 19, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market is giving museum visitors a chance to get up close and personal with South Carolina’s favorite horse and the people dedicated to ensuring the special breed does not become a memory.
The museum, teaming … Read the rest


City police continue to work two armed robberies in town

Posted on July 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Investigators with the Walterboro Police Department are continuing their investigation into two recent armed robberies of gas stations.
On July 10 at 3:18 a.m., city police officers responded to Citgo North at 1400 N. Jefferies Blvd.
Officers met with the … Read the rest


Strong winds ignite fire

Posted on July 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A fast moving woods fire drew the attention of Colleton County Fire-Rescue and fire crews from the South Carolina Forestry Commission for several hours on July 13.
Firefighters were called to the 400 block of Nunuville Road at 2:37 p.m. … Read the rest


Court Reports

Posted on July 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Shepard Dee Meyer, 44, of Eutawville pled to being a habitual traffic offender when he appeared in Colleton County General Court session on July 15.
After hearing the plea, visiting Circuit Court Judge Deadra L. Jefferson gave Meyer a suspended … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on July 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Home invasion call
results in arrest
A Walterboro man was taken into custody by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office in the early morning hours of July 15 after he was caught coming out of a residence.
Deputies were responding to … Read the rest


Two senators encourage heirs’ property provision be implemented

Posted on July 18, 2019 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Doug Jones (D-AL) are urging the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill that would benefit owners of heirs’ property. … Read the rest


Heat continues through the weekend with highs in upper 90s

Posted on July 18, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 107. Southwest wind around 8 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low
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Hunley to be featured on National Geographic documentary

Posted on July 18, 2019 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Drain the Oceans is an ongoing series on National Geographic Television and their upcoming episode will explore the unfolding history of the Hunley. The show’s production team was recently onsite at Clemson University’s Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston … Read the rest


Some longleaf pine trees are shedding needles early this year

Posted on July 18, 2019 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By Johnny Stowe

Some longleaf pine trees are shedding their needles early across the Sandhills and Coastal Plain this year. This is an annual, natural occurrence that usually takes place in the fall, but sudden, extreme drought in certain areas … Read the rest


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