Monthly Archives: July 2019

Deer tags being mailed to S.C. deer hunters now

Posted on July 12, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Tags for the upcoming 2019 white-tailed deer season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina deer hunters, with one big change for this season that hunters will notice immediately.

Based on feedback from hunters, SCDNR staff worked with … Read the rest


Extra speeding enforcement to be July 14-20

Posted on July 12, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces that it will join five Southeastern states in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 4 for Operation Southern Shield – an increased enforcement effort to reduce speed-related deaths and collisions … Read the rest


Senator Scott accepting applications for Fall 2019 internships

Posted on July 12, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has announced he is accepting congressional internship applications for available positions in his Washington DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2019. The internship program offers undergraduate and graduate students practical … Read the rest


An ode to the boiled peanut

Posted on July 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The mention of boiled peanuts evokes joy in some, confusion in others. Outside the South, folks can’t rationalize why one would boil a peanut — until they get here and have one for themselves. Watching the reactions of first-timers is … Read the rest


A special needs van for Lee

Posted on July 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

By ANNA STEVENS BRIGHT
abrightcolumn@lowcountry.com
Photo submitted by Doretha “Nette” Grant

One night in January 2017, Robert Lee Grant Jr. of Walterboro was involved in a single-car accident on his way home.
During the accident, all of the bones in … Read the rest


Arson suspected in fire on Blue House Lane

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County firefighters spent the evening of July 3 battling a structure fire in an abandoned house at 492 Blue House Lane.
At 9:47 p.m., 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire in a single-story wood frame structure, callers saying … Read the rest


Deputies visit girl in Ruffin

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Kyra Varn of Ruffin, a young girl who is battling cancer, got a surprise visit from deputies recently.
The Colleton County Sheriff’s office found out about Kyra via Facebook and wanted to do something to make her day. So, deputies … Read the rest


Burlington Road fire destroys shed

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Photo by HAROLD BUZZELL

Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel were dispatched to a workshop fire at 1075 Burlington Road at 4:08 a.m. on July 4.

The first firefighters on the scene found flames coming through the roof and several windows on … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Vehicle taken
from storage area
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Sherill’s Auto at 6263 Jefferies Highway shortly before noon on July 8 after an employee of the business discovered a motor vehicle which was impounded by law … Read the rest


Send stories and photos of Hurricane Hugo to National Weather Service

Posted on July 11, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

September 21-22, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo severely impacting the region.

The Naitonal Weather Service will be collecting your photos/stories through August 30 for a web page we are creating in remembrance of the event.

If you’d … Read the rest


‘Feuding’ at the library

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Children’s Librarian Shiela Keaise got a chance to release her inner Steve Harvey when the Summer Reading Program hosted its own version of the television game show “Family Feud.” Approximately 90 visitors arrived at the children’s library on … Read the rest


Cook Out site being cleared

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A three-man crew arrived in Walterboro the morning of July 9 from Conway to begin the site preparation for the future home of a Cook Out restaurant at 1395 Bells Highway.

The first indication that the restaurant chain would be … Read the rest


Get a new best friend this weekend

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Pick Me, SC! has a goal to adopt 1,500 pets in one weekend on July 12-14.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Looking to meet your new best friend?
The Colleton County Animal Shelter will join paws with FoCCAS this upcoming weekend … Read the rest


Escape to freedom: The Molly Graham Story

Posted on July 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Over 150 years after a slave escaped through the swamps from Green Pond to Beaufort, Molly Graham’s descendants gathered to celebrate the dedication of a bridge in her memory on July 4.
Over 100 members of the Bryant-Pinckney-Singleton families, as … Read the rest


Ponytails have opening bye at All-Star State Tournament

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Ponytails are set to begin competition in the South Carolina State Dixie All-Star Ponytail Tournament this weekend in Moncks Corner. A newly updated nine-team bracket now has Colleton County with an opening round … Read the rest


Cougar Basketball participates in SCHSL NCAA Summer Showcase

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 2019-2020 edition of the Colleton County Cougar Basketball team participated in the South Carolina High School League NCAA Summer Showcase held June 21-22 at Richland Northeast High School and Spring Valley High School.
This new … Read the rest


One-on-one with CCHS’ new AD Wayne Alston

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District announced mid-June the hiring of Wayne Alston as the new district director of athletics for 2019-2020. Alston replaces Leon Hammond who resigned the same position in the spring.
Alston was most … Read the rest


Palmetto Hitmen finish 2nd in Firecracker Classic

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 12U Palmetto Hitmen finished in second place after going 2-2 in the USSSA Firecracker Classic held June 6-7 at the ACE Basin Sports Complex. Opening the spring and summer schedule in March, the Hitmen are … Read the rest


Badkatz finish 2nd in Firecracker Challenge

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The locally based 16U Badkatz travel softball team finished second in the USSSA Firecracker Challenge played June 29-30 in North Charleston. The Badkatz (38-7) finished 5-3 in a four-team bracket comprised of the 18U Tri-County Rattlers, … Read the rest


Police searching for armed robbery suspect(s)

Posted on July 10, 2019 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

On Wednesday July 10 at 3:18 a.m., officers from the Walterboro Police Department responded to 1400 N. Jefferies Blvd. (CITGO North) in reference to an armed robbery.

Upon arrival officers met with the store clerk who stated that an unknown … Read the rest


Rockland Industries in Bamberg now hiring

Posted on July 10, 2019 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Rockland Industries, an internationally recognized textile manufacturer and major employer in the area, is now hiring for more than a dozen positions at its Bamberg facility, where the company continues to develop new products and serve its global customers, according
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S.C. sea turtle nest numbers hurtle past all-time record

Posted on July 10, 2019 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

With several weeks of nesting season remaining, sea turtles have laid the highest number of nests on South Carolina’s beaches since recordkeeping began in the early 1980s.As of this July 10, staff and volunteers have counted 6,978 nests by ground
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Basketball tourney registration underway

Posted on July 10, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

THE THIRD ANNUAL GAME CHANGER BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. in the Colleton County High School gym. All proceeds will benefit the “Ra Ra” Athletic Scholarship Foundation. For registration details, contact Lamonte and Angela … Read the rest


Entertain your kids at Summer Reading Program

Posted on July 9, 2019 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard


Michael Brandon Eugene Norton | Obituary

Posted on July 9, 2019 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

WALTERBORO: Mr. Michael Brandon Eugene Norton, 28, of Walterboro entered into rest Thursday afternoon June 27, 2019.
Born March 14, 1991 in Savannah, Ga., he was a son of Lisa Franks Norton of Summerville and the late Steven Norton.


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