Monthly Archives: September 2019

Giant pumpkin

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

Nearly every one of his 83 years, Cole Lawson of Walterboro has planted a garden.
But this year, he decided to try something different — pumpkins. And he succeeded hugely, delivering an 85.8-pound pumpkin to his daughter, Victoria Lawson.
“He … Read the rest


Colleton Training School’s first graduates

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

Colleton Training School, established in 1925 for the education of negro youth in Colleton County, held its first graduation in 1929.
The first graduates of the new school were John Guy Francis, valedictorian; Wiley Austin Frampton, salutatorian; and Gladys Helen … Read the rest


Blood drive collects 64 pints

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

The Sept. 9 blood drive at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church was held in memory of the late Arden Lommen, who put up signs announcing blood drives along the streets of Walterboro for many years. One of the signs he made … Read the rest


Volunteer honored

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

Long-time volunteer Arden Lommen was remembered at the September blood drive.
For many years, the night before a blood drive, Lommen would drive around in his truck, putting up signs on the streets advertising the upcoming blood drive, said Blood … Read the rest


Local firemen raise nearly $4,000 for MDA

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

The Walterboro Fire Department participated in their annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser on Friday-Sunday Sept. 13-15 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
“The Walterboro Fire Department has been participating in the MDA Fill the Boot fundraiser for the past 30 years, … Read the rest


Photos: I Love Ruffin Day

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

A crowd enjoys their day at the 21st annual I Love Ruffin Day on Saturday Sept. 14 at the BZS Community Center on Smyly Road in Ruffin. A number of food and craft vendors attended, as well as thousands of … Read the rest


Person of interest being interviewed, injured student released from hospital in S.C. State shooting

Posted on September 20, 2019 3:03 pm by The Press and Standard

S.C. State University Campus Police are interviewing a person of interest in connection with the shooting incident that took place on campus.

An S.C. State student, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries, has been released from the hospital.

After further review, Campus … Read the rest


Museum seeking help finding info on women in the military

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

Colleton Museum Programming Coordinator Jennie Meetze and Cultural and Historical Coordinator Sean Devlin are looking for assistance in addressing an oversight in the museum’s military exhibit.
They are looking for the untold story of the roles females have played in … Read the rest


Funds authorized for ambulance purchase

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

Colleton County Council members approved mingling leftover funds from the 2018 Lease Purchase program with funds from this fiscal year’s Capital Fund Budget for purchases for Colleton County Fire-Rescue during their meeting Sept. 10.

Two Kenworth ambulances will be purchased … Read the rest


Loitering law gets first reading

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

Walterboro city council gave a first reading to an ordinance that re-establishes a loitering law in the city during the Sept. 10 council session.

City Manager Jeff Molinari pointed out that the city’s previous loitering law was repealed in 2010 … Read the rest


Helping women

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

Velma Carter remembers her first period. “I remember going to school, trying to hold something between my legs so I didn’t have an accident. I didn’t see Kotex until I was 18. We did with what we had — we … Read the rest


Update: New industry to bring 55 new full-time jobs to Colleton County

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

A new manufacturing facility is headed to Colleton County.
Colonial Precast Concrete of Carolina LLC will become the first industrial resident of the county’s Colleton Venture Park.
The move to the new industrial park will result in the company investing … Read the rest


ACE Squadron cadet wins CAP’s Amelia Earhart Award

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

The Amelia Earhart Award, which marks the completion of Phase III of Civil Air Patrol’s Four-Phase Cadet Program, was recently presented to Cadet Captain Payton Mercer, the cadet commander of the ACE Basin Squadron, which meets in Walterboro.
Mercer joins … Read the rest


Burlington Road wreck

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

A mini-van and Lexus sedan collided head-on in a curve in the 2000 block of Burlington Road Saturday Sept. 14 at 8:26 a.m.

The low-speed crash injured five people with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the mini-van was trapped … Read the rest


City man arrested in Ehrhardt death

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

A Walterboro man remains in the Bamberg County Detention Center charged in the stabbing death of an Ehrhardt man.
Johnny Williams died on Sept. 6 of stab wounds he sustained in a home on Cabbage Road in Ehrhardt.
The Bamberg … Read the rest


Fire-Rescue personnel graduate paramedic training course

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

Four Colleton County firefighter-EMTs graduated from the Paramedic Training Program at Rescue Training in Savannah on Aug. 28.
The students have been attending the 11-month-long, 1500-hour course since September of 2018. Students attended class in Savannah two days a week … Read the rest


Walterboro man sent to prison | Court

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

A 51-year-old Walterboro resident was sentenced to five years in prison after a Colleton County General Sessions trial last week.
On Sept. 11, the jury returned from deliberations with a guilty verdict against Robert W. Eaves, 51, of Walterboro on … Read the rest


Deputies respond to report of weapon at Forest Hills

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

On Monday Sept. 16, Colleton County deputies responded to Forest Hills Elementary School due to a report of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.
Due to the on-going investigation, CCSO would provide no further information.


Fire sending smoke to town

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

A fire spanning 100 acres in the 500 block of Bent Gate Lane near Smoaks drew firefighters from three Fire-Rescue stations and eight tractors/plows, a spotter airplane, brush trucks and supervisors from the S.C. Forestry Commission on Monday Sept. 16.… Read the rest


School board approves Hurricane Dorian make-up days

Posted on September 19, 2019 2:02 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted during their regularly scheduled board meeting to make January 6, 2020 a regular school day instead of a school professional development/teacher work day, and to make February 17, 2020 a school professional … Read the rest


Share your veteran’s story

Posted on September 19, 2019 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Do you have a veteran in your family or do you know a veteran? Fill out the form in the link below to share their accomplishments with Colleton County.

Tales of Valor


Local Walmart offering car seat gift cards

Posted on September 19, 2019 10:10 am by The Press and Standard

Walmart and TerraCycle are joining forces to launch the nation’s largest car seat recycling event in nearly 4,000 Walmart stores across the country, including the Walterboro store.

The first-ever Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event is underway Sept. 16-30, in celebration … Read the rest


Clemson vs. UNC-Charlotte watch party planned

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

The Colleton County Clemson Club will hold a watch party for the Clemson vs. UNC-Charlotte football game on Saturday Sept. 21 at the Elks Lodge, 236 Milestone Ln. The home game starts at 7:30 p.m.


“Don’t Walk in the Dark”

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

Second annual
Suicide Prevention Walk held at CCMS.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The 2nd annual Suicide Prevention Walk themed “Don’t Walk in the Dark” was held Friday Sept. 13 at the track at Colleton County Middle … Read the rest


County decides to fund Palmetto Breeze bus

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

Colleton County Council members reversed its initial budgetary plans at their Sept. 10 meeting and allocated funds to keep the Palmetto Breeze commuter bus running.
At the county council’s June meeting, riders of Palmetto Breeze’s Route 320 called on county … Read the rest


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