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Monthly Archives: August 2019

It always looks better from the bathtub | Column

Posted on August 31, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

No matter how hectic the day is, it always looks better from the bathtub.

Some people look forward to the cocktail hour; I covet tub time. (Perfection would be cocktail hour IN the tub, but Widdle won’t go for that.)… Read the rest


Ask Lisa: Is pampering myself a ‘thing white girls do?’ | Column

Posted on August 31, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Solving the Language Equation
Dear Lisa,
I am Mexican, but I speak English better than most of my relatives and friends.
My elderly neighbor is raising her grandson, who is having trouble in math. I am trying to help by … Read the rest


Dispose of old prescriptionis at CMC on September 7

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

The numbers are staggering. More than 130 people die every day from an opioid overdose and more than half of the people who misuse these drugs get them or steal them from someone they know. That’s why CMC is looking … Read the rest


Lane graduates Palmetto Training

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

Brandon Lane recently graduated from Palmetto Training School.


Spell graduates Palmetto Training

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

Blease Spell recently graduated from Palmetto Training School.


Landowner workshop set for September 4

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

The U. S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS), in partnership with Minority Landowner Magazine, will conduct a two-day outreach workshop for local farmers and landowners on September 4-5 in Colleton County. Registration is free. The program … Read the rest


About People

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

Kelly named
to dean’s list
Shaquanay Kelly of Walterboro has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga.
The list requires a 3.5 grade point average.

King graduates from Clemson
Angela … Read the rest


Storage and handling trucks eligible for farm facility loans

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

By CHRIS WALLACE
FSA County Executive Director

Farm Storage Facility Loans (FSFLs) provide low-interest financing so producers can build or upgrade facilities to store commodities. Some storage and handling trucks are eligible for the FSFL through the Colleton County Farm … Read the rest


Workshop on farm transition planned

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

Clemson Extension in partnership with South Carolina Farm Bureau, USDA-NIFA, and Southern Extension Risk Management Education will be holding workshops to help with farm transition/succession plans across the state.
At first, farm transfer may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have … Read the rest


CMC offers hurricane advice

Posted on August 30, 2019 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods- hurricane season is in full effect in the Atlantic and with that brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.

“We do not want to wait until a hurricane is … Read the rest


School district monitoring hurricane

Posted on August 30, 2019 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District officials are closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Dorian. The National Weather Service predicts that this storm could impact the Lowcountry region next week.

CCSD will post information on potential school schedule changes/school closures at colletonsd.orgRead the rest


Library announces fall programs for children

Posted on August 30, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard


Dorian: 11 a.m. update

Posted on August 30, 2019 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Dorian was located
near latitude 24.5 North, longitude 69.8 West. Dorian is moving
toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A slower west-
northwestward to westward motion should begin 
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USDA cost-share grant offered for organic farmers

Posted on August 30, 2019 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

South Carolina farmers and food processors who want to pursue organic certification may qualify for reimbursement through a grant administered by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

“These organic cost-share grants are a valuable tool for farmers looking to expand … Read the rest


Edisto Music, Shag Festival this weekend

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

The Edisto Music and Shag Festival will be held August 30-31 and September 1 at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Beach.
The festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year with a number of special events. Four beach music bands … Read the rest


Walterboro Post Office to host customer appreciation day on Aug. 31

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

Special T.Rex postmark
designed by local artist available to customers

Postmaster Kelvin Gordon joined by former Postmaster Doug Mixson Jr. will host a “Customer Appreciation Day” on Saturday Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Walterboro Post … Read the rest


Beach walk for breast cancer Saturday

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

The annual Edisto Belles Beach Walk for breast cancer will be held Saturday Aug. 31 on Palmetto Boulevard. All proceeds benefit the Edisto Belles Breast Health and Support Advocacy for Edisto area residents.
The walk will begin at 9 a.m. … Read the rest


New officer: Papi joins Walterboro Police Department

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

Former police dog Gipsi will retire with her handler.

Gipsi is ending her time on the streets of Walterboro now that her replacement is ready to get to work.
Gipsi, the German shepherd that has been a member of the … Read the rest


Man injured in Smoaks cycle wreck

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

A 57-year-old Ruffin man was severely injured the afternoon of Aug. 24 when his motorcycle went off the roadway in Smoaks.
An alert motorist noticed the grass was displaced on the shoulder of Sunrise Road near Yamacraw Drive east of … Read the rest


Edisto Beach incumbents unopposed

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

The Edisto Beach officials who were slated to run for re-election in the Nov. 5 General Election found out they would not face challengers when the town’s voters go to the polls.
Mayor Jane S. Darby and incumbent town councilmembers … Read the rest


First home game is Friday: Here are CCSD guidelines to attending

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

The Colleton County School District has issued the following new Game Day Guidelines for admission to football games:

Approved Bags

Clear Tote (Plastic, Vinyl or PVC) not to exceed 12”x6”x12”

Small Clutch Bags not to exceed 4.5”x6.5”

One-gallon clear plastic … Read the rest


Help sought in armed robbery probe

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

Walterboro Police Department investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in an early morning armed robbery on Aug. 22.
City police were dispatched at 3:30 a.m. to the Huddle House at 1593 Bells Highway in response … Read the rest


Crime Reports

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

School locked down during chase

Bells Elementary School was placed on lock-down for a short period of time Aug. 26 while Colleton County deputies were attempting to apprehend a suspect.

The incident started at 10:40 a.m. on Norris Drive in … Read the rest


Ex-husband arrested on child support warrant

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

On the evening of Aug. 21, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Walter Raphael A. Pangalangan, 51, of Walterboro, on an outstanding Colleton County Family Court warrant for failure pay child support.
Pangalangan, the ex-husband of murder suspect Rita Pangalangan … Read the rest


Apply now for SCDNR youth draw deer hunts

Posted on August 29, 2019 9:09 am by The Press and Standard

A series of youth draw deer hunts conducted jointly by Santee Cooper and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will be continued this fall.

Applications are available now, with the deadline for submitting applications being Sept. 13 at 4 … Read the rest


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