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Council receives career center update | News | The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Palmetto Training’s Eddie Jackson came to Colleton County Council’s March 7 session to update council members on the vocational education efforts at the Colleton Career Center.
“The skill center is doing really well,” Jackson told council.… Read the rest


Kitchen neighborhood grows | News | The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
On March 13 the Colleton Commercial Kitchen hit a milestone.
That day, Colleton Commercial Kitchen Manager Matt Mardell told a group of visitors, marked the first time the facility’s five commercial kitchens were all in use … Read the rest


Wait … what just happened? | Faith | The Press and Standard

In June 2016, the United Kingdom passed a referendum to exit the European Union. That Brexit event stunned much of the world. We just weren’t expecting that to happen.
Then there was the American presidential election in November. If you … Read the rest


Bennetts Point’s music man | News | The Press and Standard

Concert planned April 1 in Hampton Street Auditorium.

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
Joe Taylor has traveled thousands of miles making music. On April 1 he will add another 30 miles to his life’s journey.
The Joe Taylor Group will … Read the rest


‘Experiment’ will try to entice eatery to come here | News | The Press and Standard

Want a Chick-fil-A in Walterboro? In March, you’ll have a chance to show your support.
Pastor Tony Jones of Faith Baptist Church and Academy has been working with the company’s officials in Charleston to arrange an “experiment” in Walterboro. Chick-fil-A … Read the rest


CCSD splits AD/Football Coach into separate positions | News | The Press and Standard

Dan Morgan, finalist, discusses process and late decision to split job.

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District announced Monday Feb. 27 that the decision had been made to split the athletic director and head football coach positions … Read the rest


Just Announced: Decision made to split athletic director/football coach jobs | Sports | The Press and Standard

The Colleton County School District just announced that the decision has been made to split the athletic director and head football coach positions into two separate jobs.

“As you are aware, the district initially advertised them as a combined position. … Read the rest


Sign up to raise 4-H pullets | News | The Press and Standard

It is that time of year again — time to sign up for the 2017 4-H Pullet Project. It may be cold now, but spring will be here before you know it and the days will be getting warmer. With … Read the rest


Helping animals by teaching children | News | The Press and Standard

By KATRENA McCALL
editor@lowcountry.com
Our children are the hope for the future. And the CACE team (Colleton Animal Commitment Education) believes they can make a difference in the welfare of Colleton County’s animals by teaching today’s children the how’s and … Read the rest


Summer food service meeting Thursday | News | The Press and Standard

The Office of Health and Nutrition will hold an informational meeting on the Summer Food Service Program on Thursday Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, located at 506 East Washington Street in Walterboro. Registration … Read the rest


Summer food meeting Feb. 23 at museum | News | The Press and Standard

The Office of Health and Nutrition will hold an informational meeting on the Summer Food Service Program on Thursday Feb. 23 from 1-3 p.m. at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, 506 East Washington St. Registration will begin at 12:30 … Read the rest


Bird watchers asked to report painted bunting sightings | News | The Press and Standard

Bird watchers in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are being asked to help scientists learn where the eastern populations of Painted Buntings spend the winter. Anyone who sees these birds is asked to report their observations through the Cornell Lab … Read the rest


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


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

By GEORGE SALSBERRY
gsalsberry@lowcountry.com
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.

By BRYCE SHUMAN
New mom

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

MARTHA WYMAN DAVENPORT

Care of Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

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

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

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


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