About Us

The Press and Standard began publication in 1877 as a weekly newspaper owned by the W.W. Smoak family.

The newspaper serves Walterboro in Colleton County, a rural coastal county located between Charleston County and Beaufort County. Interstate 95, connecting Maine to Florida, divides Colleton County into eastern and western portions. The eastern portion contains most of Walterboro, the largest community in the county and a large part of the Ashepoo, Combahee and South Edisto rivers, which form the ACE Basin, one of the largest undeveloped estuaries on the east coast of the United States. West of I-95, Colleton County is more rural, with thousands of undisturbed acres of land.

Our flagship publication, The Press and Standard, is published each Thursday and delivered to 4,500 subscribers by the United States Postal Service.

Our total market coverage newspaper, The Rockin’ Shopper, is carrier-delivered each Monday to 13,000 homes and businesses in Colleton County.

These products, in combination with our website — walterborolive.com — deliver news and advertising to over 35,000 readers each week.

6 Reasons we love publishing our products in Colleton County:

Moderate Climate – Colleton County has about eight months of warm weather every year. With 84% of the county covered in forests, we are assured of clean, fresh air. The warm, humid temperate climate with no dry season is ideal for plants and wildlife.

Lower Cost of Living – The cost of living in South Carolina is 7.3% lower than the national average. The average household price is $150,000. Walterboro and Colleton County appreciate very little traffic with easy access to banking, shopping and other everyday needs. Everything is right at our fingertips without the big city headaches.

Rich, Well-Preserved History – We are serious about preserving our historic architecture and landscape.

Potential for Growth – The City of Walterboro is positioned on the road to everywhere, strategically located on I-95, a short drive from I-26 and I-16. The Colleton County Economic Alliance offers industry incentives to attract manufacturing, distribution, and aviation investments and a commitment to protecting our beautiful, historic waterways, shores and landscapes allowing for an unsurpassed quality of life.

Southern Hospitality – South Carolina is ranked one of the friendliest states in the nation. We enjoy the comforts of small-town America and our best asset is our people.

Heaven For Those Who Love The Outdoors — The ACE Basin consists of approximately 350,000 acres of diverse habitats including pine and hardwood uplands, forested wetlands, fresh, brackish and saltwater tidal marshes, barrier islands and beaches. The ACE Basin’s unique estuarine system, the largest of its type in the state, provides invaluable habitat for a rich diversity of finfish and shellfish resources.  The basin hosts a wealth of wildlife resources, including such endangered and threatened species as bald eagles, wood storks, ospreys, loggerhead sea turtles and shortnose sturgeon, and offers a variety of recreational uses.

Our newspapers and magazines have won numerous state and national awards including the South Carolina Press Association General Excellence Award, signifying the best semi-weekly newspaper in the state.


Parent Company: Smith Newspapers, Inc. – Ft. Payne, Ala.

Publications:

The Press and Standard • Weekly (Thursday)

The Rockin’ Shopper • Weekly (Tuesday)

Lowcountry Magazine (Annually/Spring)

Colleton Magazine (Annually/Fall)

Collette Magazine (Annually Spring/Fall)


Meet Our Staff

 

BARRY MOOREBarry Moore, Publisher
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 124
publisher@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

KATRENA MCCALLKatrena McCall, Editor
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 114
editor@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

RHONDA SAULSRhonda Sauls, Subscriptions, Obits, Accounting & Collections
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 100
accounting@lowcountry.com

 

 

MYIAH BLAKENEY

Myiah Blakeney, Classified Advertising & Legals
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 101
pressclass@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

GEORGE SALSBERRYGeorge Salsberry, News Reporter
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 111
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

CINDYCindy Crosby, News Reporter
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 116
cindyc4@yahoo.com

 

 

 

CAROL HAUNCarol Haun, Advertising Director
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 102
carolhaun@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

KAMI-MERRITTKami Merritt, Advertising Representative
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 109
kamimerritt@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

SYLVIA RAIMERSylvia Raimer, Advertising Representative
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 104
sylviaraimer@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

AMANDA MOSLEYAmanda Mosley, Graphic Artist
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 110
pressads2@lowcountry.com

 

 

 

Ashley Rohde, Graphic Artist & Web Editor
Contact:
843-549-2586, ext 1105
webeditor@lowcountry.com

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