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Farmers can apply online now for hurricane damage

The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage.

A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to speed … Read the rest

Firefighter returns from Colorado fires

Scott O’Quinn got back to sea level on Aug. 28.
O’Quinn returned to work as a battalion chief with Colleton County Fire-Rescue after spending two weeks in the high country of Colorado battling wild land fires.
In the six years … Read the rest

Letters to the Editor

Thank you
Dear Editor:
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12102 and Auxiliary of Colleton County would like to give a great big “thank you” to all who came out and supported our fundraiser on July 20.
All of … Read the rest

Reflections of an adult library volunteer

Summer reading volunteer

As I sit here on the front porch swing watching all my fine-feathered friends fly in to eat at the feeders, I begin to recall my experiences as an adult volunteer this summer at … Read the rest

Author speaks to members of Cottageville Book Club



Laughter filled a meeting room at the Colleton County Library’s Cottageville branch Saturday during its first-ever book club meeting.

The featured author was Charleston resident and New York Times best-selling author Andra Watkins. Her wry, … Read the rest


S.C. SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND 2018 will be Aug. 3-5 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. A variety of back-to-school items are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax on these three days. A list … Read the rest

Keep lights off to protect hatching babies

Early on Sunday, July 8, the first hatch of the year happened on Edisto Island, where sea turtle volunteers on their daily morning patrol were lucky enough to witness 109 hatchling loggerheads emerge from the nest. About a dozen nests … Read the rest

Community holds picnic

The first community picnic gathering was held July 7 at the intersection of Grace, Chapman and Francis streets with Padgett Loop in Walterboro.
“A group of us got together and decided to get the community back together again and let … Read the rest

Relief from the heat: Pops with Cops

Walterboro police were out in the community last week, offering young residents a little relief from the heat.
“Pops with Cops” paid visits to 13 locations during the week, handing out popsicles and other treats to the city’s youngsters.
In … Read the rest

Preparing for hurricane season: Changes in county’s plans

Emergency Operations plan completely
revised, new shelters chosen.

Colleton County’s preparations for the hurricane season contain two changes that focus on providing emergency shelter.
“We’ve just completed a total revision of the county’s Emergency Operations Plan with the assistance of … Read the rest

Meal on Main success despite rainy weather

“I think the event couldn’t have gone any better for its first run,” said Colleton Museum Director Matt Mardell of last week’s Meal on Main event. “We have had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from those who took part … Read the rest

Update: Vendor trailer explodes at gas station

Experience and luck played a part in limiting the results of a propane gas explosion inside a food vendor trailer traveling through Walterboro May 24.
“Everything went our way on this one,” Walterboro Fire Chief Wayne Lake said. There was … Read the rest

Who are you? Barred Owls on Valley Street

From the Audubon Society: The rich baritone hooting of the Barred Owl is a characteristic sound in southern swamps, where members of a pair often will call back and forth to each other. Although the bird is mostly active at … Read the rest

Colleton vs. cancer: Relay for Life 2018


The 2018 Relay For Life was held Friday May 18 on the track at Colleton County Middle School. Despite a rainy afternoon, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society went on without a hitch.
Again … Read the rest

Free baby shower for expecting moms to be held in Ridgeland

To support new and expecting mothers, Senator Margie Bright Matthews is teaming up with Molina Healthcare of South Carolina and various local organizations to host a free baby shower for new and expecting moms from Jasper County and the surrounding … Read the rest

U-11, U-13 tryouts start Thursday

The U-11 and U-13 open tryouts for Walterboro Travel Academy boys born in years 2006 -2009 will be held Thursday, Friday and Monday May 17, 18 and 21 at the Walterboro Wildfire Soccer Field from 6-7:30 p.m. Coaches will be … Read the rest

2018 sea turtle nesting season starts on Daufuskie

Like many spring phenomena this year, sea turtle nesting season in South Carolina was slightly behind schedule. The season’s official May 1 start date came and went with no sign of nesting turtles, likely due to cooler-than-normal water temperatures resulting Read the rest

In the S.C. Legislature this week | The Press and Standard

It is the final week of the legislative session, which ends on Thursday, May 10. Lawmakers will likely return in a few weeks to vote on the Governor’s budget vetoes and any bills in conference committee, including S.954, a … Read the rest

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