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Why do we buy what we buy? | Column

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

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Consumerism fascinates me. Why do we buy what we buy?

I like gel ink pens. A Bic ballpoint does the same job for less money, but I love my Pilots. A friend likes funky socks; she never has a pen … Read the rest



All Aboard! Polar Express at Northside

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

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By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The first-grade halls at Northside Elementary turned into a magical Polar Express adventure before Christmas break, thanks to a hard-working elf named Angie Bazzle Beliveau.
First-grade assistant Beliveau, along with teachers Holly Hiers, Tara Bazzle, Michelle … Read the rest


Williams sworn into County Council

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

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Photo by GEORGE SALSBERRY
The Jan. 8 meeting of Colleton County Council began with new Councilman Art Williams receiving his oath of office. The oath was a family affair for Williams with his daughter Sylvia Joy Williams administering the oath … Read the rest


Council approves roadwork plans

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

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Four dirt roads in Cottageville area to be paved.

Two resolutions given Colleton County Council’s approval lay the groundwork for planned Colleton Transportation Committee (CTC) paving projects this year.
Council members approved issuing Palmetto Sitework Services, LLC, of Orangeburg a … Read the rest


Green Pond bridge honor suggested

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

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Colleton County Council is supporting the naming a Green Pond bridge for a woman whose commitment to family and community has been a story told and retold for generations.
Council members, at the Jan. 8 meeting, voted to recommend to … Read the rest




One arrested after woman severely burned

Posted on January 18, 2019 1:01 pm by The Press and Standard

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The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office has updated the condition of the local Colleton County woman who suffered a traumatic incident Thursday afternoon.

After the woman was transported to The Atlanta Medical Center via airplane, the Atlanta Medical Care team of … Read the rest


Students propose model for new river park

Posted on January 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Colleton County Council welcomed four teams of youthful consultants to their Jan. 8 meeting.
Council Chairperson Joseph Flowers put the design teams to work with an Oct. 1 letter. He explained that the county recently obtained land near the Edisto … Read the rest


Cottageville gets clean audit, changes meeting date

Posted on January 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

The Town of Cottageville has a new website, www.cottageville.com, which includes information about the town’s history, library, churches and municipal officials.
Town Council members announced the project at council’s January 7 meeting. Town Clerk Shavon Glover … Read the rest


Nesmith to serve as interim dean at Salk Salkehatchie

Posted on January 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Dr. Chris Nesmith will serve as interim dean of USC Salkehatchie effective Jan. 7. The announcement was made by Dr. Susan Elkins, chancellor of Palmetto College.
“Dr. Nesmith brings a commitment to excellence in teaching and experience in supervising faculty, … Read the rest


Lives of service honored

Posted on January 18, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Colleton County Council saluted two men who dedicated their lives to public service: Judge Gerald Clarence Smoak Sr. died on Dec. 7, Franklin Smalls passed away on Dec. 9.
To honor the two public servants for their contributions to the … Read the rest


In order to be great

Posted on January 17, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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“What you do in the classroom – is not enough. You must do extra on your own time. What you do in the weight room and on the field at practice – is not enough. You must do extra on Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on January 17, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Man arrested
A Round O man was taken into custody the afternoon of Jan. 9 when a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sent to Lowcountry Recyclers at 18001 Round O Rd. to investigate a suspected stolen vehicle report.
When … Read the rest


Man arrested on gun charge

Posted on January 17, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Round O man lost a Constitutional debate, resulting in a trip to the Colleton County Detention Center.
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Edward Spears was in the Cottageville area on Jan. 8 when he reportedly noticed a suspicious white male … Read the rest



Parade Sunday starting at 2:30 p.m.

Posted on January 17, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

For the past 33 years, the members of the Walterboro Shrine Club of Arabian … Read the rest


Ribbon drops on new Law Enforcement Center

Posted on January 17, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Photos by Shalene Lowes

County officials joined members of the Walterboro-Colleton County Chamber of Commerce the afternoon of Jan. 10 to celebrate what Colleton County Sheriff R. A. Strickland called a “huge milestone.”
They gathered to cut the red ribbon … Read the rest


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