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A look back at the top sports stories from 2017 | Sports | The Press and Standard


Colleton County Cougar Baseball captures Region 8-AAAA Championship, District VIII Championship and advances to game two in the Lower-State Playoffs
April 22, 2017. It is a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Cougar Park … Read the rest

Saving the Hounds | The Press and Standard


The Colleton County Animal Care and Control is seeing an influx of hounds being brought to the shelter by concerned citizens – many of which are emaciated and in need of immediate care to survive. Since … Read the rest

The availability of your inn | Faith | The Press and Standard

“In the fall of 1775, the manager of Baltimore’s largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed as a farmer. The manager thought that [the farmer’s] lowly appearance would discredit his inn. The man left and found a room in … Read the rest

Let God use you wherever you are needed | Faith | The Press and Standard

Situations often present themselves to us as Christians to be used by God, and sometimes we do not allow God to use us where He needs us.
We tend to pick and choose in which situations we will be witnesses … Read the rest

A goal 11 years in the making | News | The Press and Standard

A journey that Nick Fanchette began when he was seven years old reached its destination earlier this month.
On Nov. 5 in the ballroom of the local Elks Lodge, Fanchette became an Eagle Scout as his … Read the rest

S.C. Department of Education Releases 2017 Report Cards | News | The Press and Standard

The South Carolina Department of Education and State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman are pleased to release the 2016-2017 state report cards for South Carolina schools and districts. The 2017 Report Cards can be viewed here.

“Report cards play … Read the rest

Holiday classes planned at Colleton County Arts Council | News | The Press and Standard

THE COLLETON COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL CLASSES for November include: Nov. 8, Pen and Ink with Ember Estridge, 5:30 p.m., 16 and up, $20, theme, “Tire Swing;” Nov. 13, Pen and Ink with Ember Estridge, 5:30 p.m., 16 and up, $20, … Read the rest

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


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


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

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