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This week in the S.C. Legislature

Posted on January 14, 2019 4:04 pm by The Press and Standard

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From the S.C. Policy Council:

This is week #2 of the 2019 legislative session, and while very little floor activity is on the schedule, a large number of bills are up for committee consideration (see the list below).

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Bobwhite quail restoration effort gets new website  

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A coordinated effort to restore quail populations in South Carolina just got an electronic boost via a new website, www.scbobwhites.org. The new site is a clearinghouse for the latest information available on the “South Carolina Bobwhite Initiative,” an effort aimed … Read the rest


Being the baby | Column

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Someone asked about my siblings yesterday. People are always surprised to learn I’m the youngest of four, maybe because I mostly write about one brother, T-Bob.

Just for a sec, let’s talk about being “the baby.” If I had a … Read the rest


Reindeer games at CCMS

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Colleton County Middle School was honored to recognize its students in a special PBIS event held Dec. 20. The PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Committee organized a Reindeer Games Event for students who have excelled in the classroom and … Read the rest


CPA students get forklift certifications

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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The following Colleton Preparatory Academy students recently received their forklift certifications from Palmetto Training School: Timmy Benton, Zach Burns, Cody Carroll, Tyler Hardee, Ashton Hiers, Hunter Hudson, Connor Morris, Hayden Murdaugh, Brandon Polk, Andrew Roberts, Forrest Simmons, Jordan Simmons, Tucker … Read the rest


Photos: Second First Thursday held downtown

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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The City of Walterboro’s second First Thursday was held downtown last week. Stores stay open and visitors may shop, eat, drink and listen to music at downtown businesses. First Thursday is held, well, every first Thursday.

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Cougars of the Month recognized

Posted on January 12, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Colleton County Middle School recognized its Cougars of the Month for the month of November on Nov. 30.
Since beginning the ceremony last year, CCMS teachers and staff have recognized over 500 students. Each student was nominated for the monthly … Read the rest


First blood drive to be Monday

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The first blood drive of 2019 will be at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Monday Jan. 14 from 1-7 p.m.
“If you have never given before, start the new year off right by coming in and saving another human’s life,” … Read the rest


Beginner Beekeepers class planned Jan. 26

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Do you have an interest in becoming a beekeeper or learning more about hives? The Low Country Bee Keepers will hold a Beginners’ Beekeeper Class Saturday Jan. 26 at Bee City, 1066 Holly Ridge Ln., Cottageville. … Read the rest


Charter School meeting set Tuesday

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Leadership Technology Charter School (LTCS) will be opening in the fall of 2020 in the Walterboro area. The goal of this new school is to provide parents and students with another academic choice in Colleton County.
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A new home for the new year

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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Willa Mae Holmes was all smiles Sunday as she welcomed friends to her new home.
Her little Durham Street house culminated over a year of searching in a story of friendship and love.
Holmes, 79, came to Walterboro to stay … Read the rest


Council members given oath

Posted on January 11, 2019 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

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The two Republicans returning to Colleton County Council came to the main courtroom of the Colleton County Courthouse the morning of Jan. 2 to receive their oath of office.
At-large Colleton County Councilman Gene Whetsell was the first to stand … Read the rest



Fleeing motorist injures five in crash

Posted on January 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A man, allegedly attempting to flee a traffic stop, ended up in a head-on crash that sent five people in the other vehicle to the hospital.
A Colleton County deputy reported seeing the driver fail to stop for a stop … Read the rest


Mother searching for answers in son’s death

Posted on January 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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On Mother’s Day 2017, Prince Polite was 19 years old and living in Johns Island. Two days later, he was found lying beside a gate in Wiggins, killed by multiple gunshots.
Now, almost two years later, his mother, Priscilla Myers, … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on January 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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Officer crashes during chase
A Walterboro police officer escaped serious injury when he wrecked during a Dec. 31 chase.
The incident began Dec. 31 at 10:22 p.m. when the officer observed a driver approach the stop sign at the intersection … Read the rest


Driver dies of injuries sustained in crash

Posted on January 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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A New York man became Colleton County’s 22nd traffic fatality of 2018 when he died of injuries he sustained in a one-vehicle crash on I-95 the morning of Dec. 27.
According to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey, Joao Garlini, 56, … Read the rest


Man sustains gunshot to leg

Posted on January 10, 2019 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

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The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how a Mount Carmel Road man ended up with a gunshot wound to his leg the afternoon of Dec. 31.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue was sent to a home in the 2500 block of … Read the rest


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