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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

Search for new principal continues | The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District’s search for a new high school principal is entering its next phase.
Cliff Warren, assistant superintendent for human resources, said the school district has closed the application process, receiving 10 applications, and has began the process … Read the rest

Sweatman enjoys first state judging competition | The Press and Standard

The 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest in April was a first for Jackson Sweatman of Smoaks. The 14-year-old hadn’t competed at that level in judging before, but he had a blast.
Following in the footsteps of his sister Geneffer, Jackson … Read the rest

What’s on the S.C. Legislature agenda this week | The Press and Standard

From the S.C. Policy Council, an independent, private, non-partisan research organization to promote the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty and responsibility in the state of South Carolina.

This week the Senate budget will go to the … Read the rest

Council looks at rezoning Canadys SCE&G plant | News | The Press and Standard

Colleton County Council got its first look at two rezoning ordinances that involve the land that was once home to South Carolina Electric and Gas’ Canadys Station power plant.
When SCE&G decided to shut down the coal-fired plant and have … Read the rest

Don’t disturb that seemingly “helpless” deer fawn | News | The Press and Standard

SCDNR Big Game Program Coordinator

If a deer fawn is found alone in the woods, leave it there. Its mother has not abandoned it; she is probably nearby. Removing a fawn from the forest is also illegal … Read the rest

Skardon gets Congressional Gold Medal | News | The Press and Standard

Former Walterboro resident Ben Skardon traveled from the rolling hills of Clemson to the desert sands of New Mexico over the weekend.
Skardon, a 100-year-old survivor of the Bataan Death March and revered alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University, … Read the rest

Order baby chicks by March 22 | News | The Press and Standard

Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth. The 2018 4-H Pullet Project is offered to youth between the ages of 5-19 that live in: Colleton, Hampton, Charleston, Dorchester, Beaufort, Jasper, … Read the rest

Wood toy kits now available at BiLo | News | The Press and Standard

“Wood Toys by Noel” kits are now available at the Walterboro BiLo.
“This will be a test program for both companies,” said toymaker Noel Ison. “Wood Toys by Noel will be testing its new STEM Project lineup of toys, and … Read the rest

Invasion of the Lionfish | News | The Press and Standard

Lionfish are native to coral reefs in the tropical waters of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. But you don’t have to travel halfway around the world to see them. This is an invasive species that threatens the well-being of
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March for Babies planned for April 15 | News | The Press and Standard


Walterboro March for Babies Kickoff meeting was held Tuesday Feb. 13 at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market. This year’s event is planned for Saturday April 14 at the Museum with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. … Read the rest

A better way to get prenatal care | News | The Press and Standard


Walterboro OB/GYN Colleton Medical Center hosted a reception at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market Wednesday Jan. 31, introducing the new patient-centered model for prenatal care called CenteringPregnancy. Walterboro OB/GYN plans to launch CenteringPregnancy in June … Read the rest

S.C. Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey, Great Backyard Bird Count set Feb. 16-19 | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will conduct an annual Baltimore Oriole Winter Survey Feb. 16-19 in conjunction with the Great Backyard Bird Count. The state natural resources agency is interested in the status and distribution of these … Read the rest

SCDA Pesticide collection planned in Hollywood | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) will hold waste pesticide collections on Feb. 20 in St. Matthews and Feb. 21 in Hollywood.
The Feb. 20 collection will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Middling Cotton, 3401 Bridge Street … Read the rest

Watch Museum Director Matt Mardell at national conference Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. | The Press and Standard

Matt Mardell, director the Colleton Museum, Farmers Market and Commercal Kitchen facility, is in Washington, D.C. for an appearance at the National Press Club Tuesday morning.
The press briefing will be telecasted live Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. … Read the rest

Steedly educating small farmers | News | The Press and Standard

Scott Steedly’s vision for the seed money provided from the Feeding Innovation sought to play a role in growing one of the nation’s lagging crops: small farmers.
Steedly’s non-profit, International Center for Sustainability, Inc. would primarily focus on education of … Read the rest

Reintroducing aquaponics | News | The Press and Standard

Cathy Nelson’s STEAM Works Farm is introducing aquaponics to South Carolina.
Actually her effort is reintroducing, not introducing aquaponics to the state. No one is doing aquaponics locally at the moment.
Though her research Nelson, who has a Native American … Read the rest

Seeking funds for locally grown produce | News | The Press and Standard

Ian Dillinger came to the Feeding Innovations Pitch Night bearing gifts. He brought along samples of the types of food his Instinct Earth would provide customers.
Dillinger, who lives along the banks of the Edisto River, was seeking the seed … Read the rest

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