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Walterboro native speaks at veterans program

Posted on November 14, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

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ITCS Timothy Ruth, (Retired) U.S. Navy, spoke at the Veterans Victory House on Friday. A native of Walterboro, he graduated with WHS class of 1986. His military posts include Norfolk, Va.; Keflavik, Iceland; and London, England. Deployments include Western Pacific … Read the rest


Pedestrian killed in crash

Posted on November 14, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

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A Colleton County man was killed the evening of Nov. 12 when he was struck by a motor vehicle on Charleston Highway.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey pronounced Barney Joe Wiggins Jr., 54, of 5648 Peniel Rd. dead at the … Read the rest



USGS: Florence set at least 28 flood records in Carolinas

Posted on November 13, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

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The U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed what many residents of the Carolinas already suspected: Hurricane Florence’s rainfalls brought with them record flooding. Preliminary data indicates that 18 USGS streamgages in North Carolina and 10 in South Carolina registered record-setting water … Read the rest


Book signing Saturday at library

Posted on November 13, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

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Author Visit & Book Signing Event for “Those Good Old Days” by Buddy Buchanon will be held on Saturday Nov. 17, from 2-4 p.m.




Colleton’s veterans | Roy C. Stanfill

Posted on November 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Roy C. Stanfill served in the Army from 1968-1970. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson before attending school at Ft. Belviour, Va. He served in construction engineering in Germany for 18 months.


Colleton’s veterans | Pfc. Robert Lee Ison

Posted on November 12, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Here in this cemetery in Belgium, an American soldier was laid to rest in December 1944 beside thousands of his fellow Americans. Each of the white crosses represents a man who left his family behind and went to defend their … Read the rest


God’s house must be respected | Faith

Posted on November 11, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Over the past few decades, my heart has just grieved for the way that I have seen some people enter the church, and the unbecoming things that they do in it as well.
Because I am a woman, I am … Read the rest




Breland named ARHP president

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Hazel L. Breland, PhD, ORT/L, FAOTA, CLA, of Walterboro assumed the role of ARHP (Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals) president in October. She is the 50th person to hold that honor, and the organization’s first African-American leader.
“Several things came … Read the rest


CMC staff decorates pumpkins for Halloween

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The staff at Colleton Medical Center showed its creative side on Halloween by participating in a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Each department was asked to carve, or decorate a pumpkin and they were judged based on creativity, theme and scariness.
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ACE Basin Growers coming to town on Tuesday

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The Orangeburg-based ACE Basin Growers will visit the Colleton County Museum and Farmer’s Market on Tuesday Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. to introduce itself to Colleton County’s farmers.
The group was organized with the understanding that to sell successfully on … Read the rest


Forty-six pints collected

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The Marshall “Bubba” Catterton third annual memorial blood drive collected 46 pints of blood from 53 possible donors recently at the Walterboro Elks Lodge.
Catterton and Casey Parrot were killed after being struck by a car three years ago. The … Read the rest


Remembering RHS coach

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Early mornings and late nights, Coach Tommy Lawrence’s red truck would take him back and forth from Orangeburg to Ruffin. He coached and served as athletic director at RHS for 15 years (1987-2002), then at Colleton County High School from … Read the rest


Music and arts festival planned Nov. 17

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Abundance Music and Arts Fest will be held at 1850 Cypress Pond Rd., Walterboro, on Saturday Nov. 17 by the International Center for Sustainability, Instinct Earth, MannaFeast Productions, Seed of Life Collective and Eufloria FlowerScapes.
A portion of proceeds is … Read the rest


Annual Empty Bowls soup meals to be Tuesday

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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On Tuesday Nov. 13 will be the annual Lowcountry Empty Bowls soup lunch and supper.
Trinity Hall at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 925 S. Jefferies Boulevard in Walterboro will again host the event to raise funds for local food … Read the rest


Ruffin High School holds fourth reunion at BZS Center

Posted on November 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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The fourth biennial Ruffin High School Alumni Reunion was held Oct. 27-28 at the BZS Community Center in Ruffin.
Theme was “Champions with True Determination, Excelling Beyond Expectations” with sub-topics from the banquet speaker Dr. Cordelia Jenkins (What You Do … Read the rest



Local 4-Hers win awards at state fair

Posted on November 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A Colleton County 4-H member won swine scholarships and grand champion showman at the South Carolina State Fair this year.
Garrett Ulmer won a $1,000 scholarship from the S.C. Pork Producers Association and S.C. Pork Board. This is the second … Read the rest



Out of the Darkness raises over $16,000

Posted on November 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The “Out of Darkness” suicide prevention and awareness walk on Saturday raised a total of $16,346.46 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.) Two hundred and thirty-eight walkers participated, walking throughout downtown Walterboro and the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary.
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