Monthly Archives: August 2019

Open house Tuesday at airport’s new terminal

Posted on August 19, 2019 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Lowcountry Regional Airport will celebrate South Carolina Aviation Week with an open house on Tuesday Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 537 Aviation Way in Walterboro. During the event, Lowcountry Regional officials will recognize and thank legislators … Read the rest


Louise Woodside | Obituary

Posted on August 19, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Louise Woodside

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

WALTERBORO – Mrs. Dorothy Louise Trusler Woodside, 83, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Friday morning, August 16, 2019, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Born February 1, 1936, in Elizabethton, … Read the rest


Melissa Reeves | Obituary

Posted on August 19, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Melissa Reeves

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Mrs. Melissa Johnston Reeves, 55, of Cottageville, entered into eternal rest Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2019, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

Born December 16, 1963, in Walterboro, she was the … Read the rest


Jimmie Padgett | Obituary

Posted on August 19, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Jimmie Padgett

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

Mr. James Oscar Padgett, Jr., known to everyone as “Jimmie”, 78, of Smoaks, entered into eternal rest Saturday morning, August 17, 2019, at Prisma Health Care in Richland.

Born May 15, 1941, … Read the rest


Humility: Let us remember we, too, are only people | Faith

Posted on August 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

But Peter lifted him up, saying, “stand up; I too am a man.”
–Acts 10:31

In the 16th chapter of his gospel, Matthew, the tax collector, records an extraordinary scene. There, following Simon Peter’s confession that Jesus is the Christ, … Read the rest


Remember to put the glass down before it gets too heavy | Faith

Posted on August 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Going to the grocery store can be a monumental task if you let it become that. However, it can be a pleasant outing, depending upon your perspective, because you sometimes see people whom you have not seen for a while, … Read the rest


A sense of control | Column

Posted on August 17, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

I almost didn’t write this column because I forgot to put it on the list. You know what I mean. There’s the weekly to-do list, not to be confused with the daily to-do list, or the grocery list, birthday list, … Read the rest


What is wrong with Colleton County? Glance at your Bible | Faith

Posted on August 17, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
— Proverbs 21:2

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.
— Genesis 6:11

No amount of … Read the rest


Local author releases new Edisto novel

Posted on August 17, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Author Lindsey P. Brackett has released a new book set on Edisto Island.
Firefly Southern Fiction, an imprint of LPC Books, announced the release of “The Bridge Between” on July 31. “The Bridge Between” is a follow up for “Still … Read the rest


4-H information drop-in to be August 27

Posted on August 17, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

COLLETON COUNTY YOUTH 5-19 YEARS OF AGE and their parents are invited to an information and registration drop-in for Colleton County 4-H programs on August 27  from 4-6 p.m. in room 222 at the Colleton County Clemson Extension Office, 611 … Read the rest


Fashion show at the library

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Pasqua Jones headed a fashion show on last Wednesday at the Colleton County Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program.

“We had a grand old time. Not only did the children to model, she invited children from the general audience to share … Read the rest


Letters to the Editor | Opinion

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Compassion for all
Dear Editor:
As I consider the best way to begin this “article,” I have to reflect on the events of just a weeks ago. A post was made on Facebook about a dog that was, well at … Read the rest


School begins Monday; stay safe

Posted on August 16, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reminds motorists that children have begun returning to school all over the state and cautions drivers to operate with extra care in and around school zones and bus routes.

The Highway Patrol is … Read the rest


Sandra Kinard | Obituary

Posted on August 16, 2019 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

Sandra Kinard

Brice Herndon, Funeral Chapels and Crematory

VARNVILLE – Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Jones Kinard, 60, of Varnville, entered into rest Wednesday evening, August 14, 2019, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Born September 19, 1958, in … Read the rest


Back to school

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Miracle Deliverance Center held its 10th annual Youth Fair on Saturday Aug. 10.
Notebooks, book bags, pencils, pens, glue, folders, scissors, etc. were distributed to local students plus activities such as face painting, prize giveaways, jump castles, drawings and food.… Read the rest


New life for Tuesday’s farmers market

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Farmers Market Manager Ian Dillinger hopes a change in the hours breathes new life in Tuesday night at the market.
“Basically, over the past year of working in the farmers market, I noted that our Tuesday market has … Read the rest


Strickland certified economic developer

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Brantley Strickland of SouthernCarolina Alliance has recently been named an S.C. Certified Economic Developer.
One of only 10 individuals in South Carolina selected for the program, Strickland received this designation upon his graduation from the South Carolina Economic Developer’s Association’s … Read the rest


Ruffin native taking boxing to professional level on Sept. 7

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County native Frederick Yates started out life just like many other Colleton County kids. Growing up in Ruffin, he stayed in trouble.
But boxing saved him.
And now Yates will have his first professional boxing match on Sept. 7 … Read the rest


One day, two open houses

Posted on August 16, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Rec Center, airport to open new
facilities to the
public on Tuesday.

Colleton County officials have decided that one party deserves another.
Members of the Walterboro-Colleton County Airport Commission had previously decided to host an open house Aug. 20 to … Read the rest


Solicitor named president of national attorneys group

Posted on August 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone has been named the 68th president of the National District Attorneys Association.
Formed in 1950, the NDAA has more than 5,100 members across the nation representing state and local prosecutors’ offices from both urban and … Read the rest


100 days of prayer for Colleton County under way

Posted on August 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Local Pastor Ollie White had an unexpected conversation with God last week.
He told her she needed to start 100 days of prayer for the Colleton County community. Then He told her she needed to give the refund check she’d … Read the rest


Pedestrian struck by car

Posted on August 15, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries after being struck by a car in the 1100 block of Bells Highway near Kimbrell Street at about 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 10.

The man was found lying in an east-bound travel lane. … Read the rest


Fleeing motorcyclist identified

Posted on August 15, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey has released the name of the fleeing motorcyclist who died following a crash on I-95 Tuesday morning.

Harvey reported that Colby Smith, 23, of Laurel Springs, N.J., was pronounced dead Tuesday at 12:48 p.m. in … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on August 15, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Ruffin man
arrested after
traffic stop
A Walterboro police officer working routine patrol Aug. 11 reportedly spotted a car disregarding a red light and pulled the driver over at Sweat Street and North Jefferies Boulevard.
The driver told the officer … Read the rest


Murder charges filed against two county men

Posted on August 15, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The two Colleton County men captured following an afternoon-long search on Aug. 6 have been charged with murder in connection the shooting that started their attempt to elude custody.
A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent charged Kareem T. Risher, … Read the rest


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