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Letters to the Editor | The Press and Standard

Protecting programs that feed hungry kids such as SNAP
Dear Editor:
Although food insecurity affects more than 17% of people in South Carolina, it is often hard to see. When a child can’t focus at school because they didn’t have … Read the rest


Bishop Lewis Taylor passes away at age 80 | News | The Press and Standard

No matter where Bishop Lewis Taylor lived, his hometown always called him back.
The afternoon of Oct. 2, God called him to His heavenly home.
Taylor, 80, suffered a heart attack while shopping and was pronounced dead Oct. 2 at … Read the rest


Disabled Outfitters to hold hunt in Williams October 20-21 | News | The Press and Standard

Disabled Outfitters of Williams will hold its 14th annual hunt for those with disabilities on Oct. 20-21 in Williams.
In addition to the two hunts, a raffle, silent auction and pig pickin’ will be held Saturday night. All events are … Read the rest


Update: Third case of West Nile confirmed in Colleton | News | The Press and Standard

Mosquito-borne disease affects humans as well as horses.

One horse in the Cottageville area and two more in the Walterboro area have been confirmed to be infected with West Nile Virus. Transmitted by mosquitoes, the virus also effects humans and … Read the rest


Sheriff issues release on storm status | News | The Press and Standard

From Sheriff R.A. Strickland:

On Sept. 11, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Irma passed to the left of our county producing storm surge, heavy rains and high winds. This caused county-wide flooding, downed trees and downed power lines. The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


A log can’t burn without fire | Faith | The Press and Standard

A common statement among our youth is, “Some people just keep drama going!” The sad part about this is that it is true.
“Lady Gossip,” “Ms. Rumors,” and “Mr. Drama” have a tendency to keep traveling long distances, but they … Read the rest


Planning for pets with resource links | News | The Press and Standard

Our pets are important members of our families. Just like all members of a family, it is important to include them in our disaster preparation plans. The likelihood of a pet surviving a disaster depends largely on the planning done … Read the rest


Ways to help horses in Texas | News | The Press and Standard

The USEF Equine Disaster Relief Fund put out a call to the equestrian community on Monday to donate towards hurricane aid and relief for horses in the Houston, Tx., area and the response has been remarkable.  Since that call to … Read the rest


CCHS decides to wait to appeal move into Region 7-AAAAA | News | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) denied 12 of 13 appeals heard Wednesday Aug. 23 regarding the most recent proposed realignment for high schools — including Colleton County High School. In the current proposal, Colleton … Read the rest


SCEMD statement on storm | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring a tropical storm system that could affect parts of the state’s coast.  As a result of the storm’s projected movement up the east coast, key local and state agencies have been notified … Read the rest


Words of encouragement: Two publish new book | News | The Press and Standard

Two local authors write book to help deal with life’s challenges.

Shiela Keaise has published numerous books over the years, but they were all children’s books.
This all changed with the publication of her newest book with co-author Magdline Monroe. … Read the rest


Will eclipse draw out Bigfoot? Three Colleton sightings reported in past | News | The Press and Standard

Will the eclipse force Bigfoot out of the woods?
Probably not, but stories have been circulating on the web involving law enforcement encouraging people not to shoot at any potential Bigfoots during Monday’s dark phase.
However, over the years, there … Read the rest


Cougar Football to go Facebook LIVE | Sports | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougar Football broadcast is back for the 2017 season, but will be using a different medium to bring its listeners the live play-by-play broadcast on Friday evenings. Greg Pryor and “Coach” Joe Ritter … Read the rest


Sharing Walterboro’s story in D.C. | News | The Press and Standard

Walterboro’s success in growing the local food economy was highlighted at the national Local Foods, Local Places summit in Washington, D.C. last month.
Matt Mardell, director of the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market, attended the summit to share Walterboro’s story.… Read the rest


Gigi Toshou anyone? | News | The Press and Standard

Second comic book convention to be Aug. 5 at the Colleton County Library.

The second installment of The Low Country Gigi Toshou Con will take over the Colleton County Memorial Library on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.… Read the rest


Bishop Lewis Taylor retiring after 52 years | News | The Press and Standard

It’s been 52 years since Bishop Lewis Taylor first stood in the pulpit. And on July 16, he will stand, officially, in that pulpit for the last time.

“I’ve been pastoring now at this church (Saints Center Ministry) for 42 … Read the rest


Historical Bluefield Farms is Tuten family legacy | News | The Press and Standard

By JULIE HOFF

widdleswife@aol.com

Bluefield Farms in Jacksonboro is many things: A prime example of agricultural diversity, historically important, and home to three generations of the Tuten family.

The farm has been in the family for a century. “My grandfather … Read the rest


Building bookworms: CCSD holding ACE Basin inspired reading camp | News | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County School District, in partnership with Read to Succeed and Title One, is holding summer reading camp for 151 rising third and fourth graders from across the district to improve reading skills.

The theme … Read the rest


Economy rebound eases budget concerns for Colleton County | News | The Press and Standard

By GEORGE SALSBERRY

gsalsberry@lowcountry.com

Colleton County officials built a 2017-2018 fiscal year budget that takes advantage of a strengthening revenue stream — a strengthening that enabled officials to enter the next fiscal year without the need to increase property taxes … Read the rest


Night Walk on Edisto Beach | News | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

For many of us, taking a night stroll on Edisto Beach is nothing out of the ordinary. After all, we call Edisto, and its many treasures, our own.

Although there is always something to fall in … Read the rest


Angels to play Bluffton in best-of-three series at ACE Basin Center | Sports | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County Parks and Recreation Dixie Angels will begin competition in the District X-Play Tournament Thursday June 22 at 6 p.m. at the ACE Basin Sports Complex.

The Angels will play a best-of-three series against Bluffton … Read the rest


Clark’s social entrepreneurship class presents Capstone Projects | News | The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Colleton County High School students participating in the class Intro to Social Entrepreneurship, taught by Cougar New Tech Facilitator Laura Clark, presented their Capstone Projects last Tuesday May 23 to peers and community members. Clark’s class … Read the rest


South Carolina has largest number of wintering orioles for third year in a row | News | The Press and Standard

Long known for its hospitality to visiting Northerners, South Carolina can now claim to be the state where Baltimore Orioles feel most at home during the winter.

 For the third year in a row, South Carolina had the largest number … Read the rest


Sporting a cure for cancer | News | The Press and Standard

Relay for Life draws crowd
in support of cancer prevention.

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos by JEFFERY MUSGRAVE and CINDY CROSBY

“Sporting a Cure for Cancer” was the theme of this year’s Relay for Life of Colleton County held Friday … Read the rest


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