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Sorority holds ‘MLK Day of Service’ project | News | The Press and Standard

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Omega Chapter, recently participated in the annual “MLK Day of Service” Project. This year, the chapter’s focus was on childhood hunger awareness initiatives and addressing the increasing number of households that do not … Read the rest


Watching democracy: Local teens attend inauguration | News | The Press and Standard

Geneffer Sweatman of Smoaks and Garrett Ulmer of Lodge were on hand for Donald Trump’s inauguration.
They were selected to join six other South Carolina 4-H members to attend the annual national organization’s Citizenship Washington Focus.… Read the rest

Anything but normal | March for Babies | The Press and Standard

Birth of premature baby brings life into perspective for Walterboro couple.

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From the beginning this pregnancy was anything but normal.  After just graduating high school, working part time, excited about attending local college, and getting … Read the rest

MARTHA WYMAN DAVENPORT | Obituaries | The Press and Standard


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Mrs. Martha Wyman Davenport, wife of the late Frederick Sawert Davenport, passed away Sunday evening at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.  She was 83.

Mrs. Davenport was born in Columbia, SC … Read the rest

Students recognize school board members | News | The Press and Standard

Harry Jenkins was chosen the new chairperson of the Colleton County School Board for 2017, replacing Mary Jones, at the Jan. 17 board meeting. Charles Murdaugh will serve as vice-chair.

In recognition of School Board Appreciation Month, students from area … Read the rest

Palmetto Showcase boosts local economy | Sports | The Press and Standard


The ACE Basin Sports complex hosted the Palmetto Showcase, sponsored by the Carolina Fire organization, this past weekend. Forty college coaches descended upon the complex looking for top recruits for their softball programs.
The two-day event, … Read the rest

FestiVELO was good for economy | News | The Press and Standard

Walterboro Tourism Director Michelle Strickland said that you just had to look at the lodging numbers to recognize the economic impact of hosting FestiVELO.
“With our bed and breakfasts all completely booked, many of our hotels participating in special rates, … Read the rest

Olde House Cafe serves 1,000 meals per day during storm | News | The Press and Standard

Two days before Hurricane Matthew began wreaking havoc on Colleton County and surrounding areas, SCE&G contacted Olde House Café owner Tim Sumner about making plans to feed the large number of linemen who would be arriving in Walterboro to assist … Read the rest

First elk spotted in upstate since 1700s | News | The Press and Standard

Wildlife biologists are warning Upstate residents and visitors not to closely approach a young bull elk that has wandered into South Carolina from North Carolina.

The first official sighting of an elk in South Carolina was made on Friday, Oct. … Read the rest

Hundreds get supplies at Saints Center | News | The Press and Standard

“It was a good weekend. A lot of work, but a good weekend,” said a very tired Rolets Buckner Monday.
She and about 30 other volunteers from the community spent the weekend at Saints Center, helping people who were hit … Read the rest

Peace in the midst of a storm | Faith | The Press and Standard

As the old adage goes, “There is peace in the midst of a storm.” However, when you are going through the storm, it seems as if peace is obsolete or nonexistent. It depends on how you look at it, or … Read the rest

Taking shelter from the storm | News | The Press and Standard


With Hurricane Matthew looming, the Colleton County Animal Shelter, along with Friends of the Colleton County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS) volunteers, pitched in to move 44 dogs and 68 cats from the Jasper Animal Rescue Mission in … Read the rest

More help available this weekend at Saints Center | The Press and Standard

The Lowcountry Food Bank will be at Saints Center Ministry, 106 Colson St., Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with a variety of food.

Then on Sunday starting at noon, Feed the Children will bring not only food, but personal hygiene … Read the rest

Red Cross mobilizing resources in wake of Matthew | News | The Press and Standard


The American Red Cross was on the ground at Edisto Beach Monday afternoon, doing damage assessments and preparing to mobilize additional resources and staff.
Jennifer Heisler, regional communication officer for the American Red Cross, along with … Read the rest

The last to leave, first to return | News | The Press and Standard


Edisto Police Chief George Brothers was one of the last to leave on Friday afternoon in advance of Matthew’s visit to Edisto Beach. He was also one of the first to arrive back on the beach … Read the rest

Cops connecting to the community, one cup at a time | News | The Press and Standard

A cup of coffee is the latest in Walterboro Police Department’s efforts to connect with the community it serves.
“We are trying to increase our involvement in the community,” Walterboro Police Department Public Information Officer Corporal … Read the rest

Off the Field: Alyssa Baker | Sports | The Press and Standard

Alyssa Michele Baker is a senior at Colleton County High School, where she plays volleyball for the Lady Cougars. She is the daughter of John and Wendy Glass and Micheal and Dawn Baker. Her grandparents are Mike Baber and Linda … Read the rest

10 a.m. Update: State watching Hermine | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Hermine, which forecasters expect to strengthen.

As a result of the storm’s projected movement up the east coast, key local and state agencies have been notified to be ready to … Read the rest

End of summer celebration held | News | The Press and Standard

Navyae Cunningham, Stella Fishburne, Eartha Cunningham and Kim Bridge enjoyed the end-of-summer celebration held last week for the Summer Feeding Program. The annual event, based this year at the Colleton Commercial Kitchen, served an estimated 120,000 meals during summer vacation. … Read the rest

Playing it safe in the heat! | Sports | The Press and Standard


In case you haven’t noticed — it is hot! With participation in outdoor fall sports beginning, schools and coaching staffs are taking extra precautions to keep their athletes safe from heat-related issues. In recent visits to … Read the rest

120,000 meals served this summer | News | The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s Summer Feeding program is expected to provide over 120,000 meals by the time the annual program ends on Aug. 5.
Since 2000, Eartha Cunningham has been administrating the program, a warm weather continuation of … Read the rest

Food to be collected at state parks Saturday | News | The Press and Standard

State parks across South Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their surrounding communities will help them pack park trucks full of canned goods and other non-perishables to help address hunger.
Pack-A-Park-Truck events will be held at all 47 state … Read the rest

Jashawn Brown Memorial Cookout draws large crowd | News | The Press and Standard


The family of Jashawn Brown, one of three teens who died in a recent tragic car accident on I-95 in Ridgeland, held a cookout to honor his memory on Sunday afternoon July 17 from 1-7 p.m. … Read the rest

Edisto River Recreation Management plans public forum | News | The Press and Standard

Dorchester County Parks and Recreation Department and a coalition of partners are developing a recreation management plan for the Edisto River segment from Green Pond Landing to Lowndes Landing.
This meeting will provide interested stakeholders with a general project update.  … Read the rest


A CHICKEN DINNER SALE TO RAISE FUNDS to send the Colleton County 4-H Equestrian Team to the Southern Regional Championships will be held July 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes a chicken leg quarter over rice, green beans, Read the rest

Alligators and humans | News | The Press and Standard

A little common sense goes a long way in avoiding problems with alligators.


Common sense is the key to avoiding problems with alligators, said S.C. Dept. of Natural Resources Biologist Dean Harrigal … Read the rest

Tell it like you’re running out of time | Opinion | The Press and Standard

I had the same ringtone on my phone for as long as I’ve had my phone, but I finally bought a new one a couple of weeks ago. Now when someone calls me I hear, “…the room where it happened, … Read the rest

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