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Funds authorized for ambulance purchase

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

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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

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City Manager Jeff Molinari pointed out that the city’s previous loitering law was repealed in 2010 … Read the rest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

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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




Burlington Road wreck

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

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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

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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



Walterboro man sent to prison | Court

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Four injured when porch falls

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

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Four people were injured when an outdoor landing collapsed at rental home at 3618 Yacht Club Rd. at Edisto Beach on Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
Reports indicate there were six people on the stairs of the rental property, with four … Read the rest


Suspects in child’s death given bond

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

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Both have posted bond and out of jail.

Visiting Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper Jr., after listening to the prosecution and defense in the death of 13-year-old Christine Pangalangan, decided the two suspects were eligible for bail.
Cooper, at the … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Man shoots himself in ankle

A 28-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the ankle at 28686 Lowcountry Hwy. on Sunday Sept. 15 at 2:02 p.m.

The injury was non-life threatening and he was transported to Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue.… Read the rest


War Hawk turnovers prove pricey against Pee Dee

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE

The Colleton Prep War Hawks dropped a 26-13 decision against non-conference Region I-A opponent Pee Dee Academy Friday evening. In front of a large home crowd, the War Hawks held tough until … Read the rest


Lady Cougar Volleyball opens regular season

Posted on September 18, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

After a week-long delay due to Hurricane Dorian, the Lady Cougar Volleyball team opened regular season play last week with four games on the schedule. Colleton County went 1-3 on the week with their only match … Read the rest




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