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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

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

More money, more time for Bells school project | News | The Press and Standard

Colleton County School District officials are dealing with two more pieces of bad news on the construction of a new Bells Elementary School.
At the school board’s June 14 meeting, members learned that not all the … Read the rest

A piece of paper that can change lives | News | The Press and Standard

Adult ed director Lynn Jones will retire June 30. By KATRENA McCALL When Lynn Jones became the first full-time director of Adult Education in 2003, the program was in a back room with old metal tables, rusty chairs and … Read the rest

Dinner sale to raise money to compete at Disney World | News | The Press and Standard

Eleven-year-old Kendall Christian of Walterboro is one of 500 finalists chosen from 75,000 contestants to attend the Premiere Performing Arts Program talent showcases at Disney World in December.
A barbecue fundraiser will be held Saturday June 11 from 11 a.m.-6 … Read the rest

Tony Leonard Nettles | Obituaries | The Press and Standard

Mr. Tony Leonard Nettles, 54, of Ruffin, entered into eternal rest Thursday, June 2, 2016.

Funeral services were held 4 pm, Monday, June 6, 2016 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel. Interment, Smoak’s Cemetery, Ruffin.… Read the rest

How does CCHS’ garden grow? | News | The Press and Standard


Why, it grows very well indeed, thanks to Scott Steedley, founder of the International Center for Sustainability (ICS) and Shirley Brown’s special needs class at Colleton County High School. The edible garden has turned into a … Read the rest

Be part of the solution | News | The Press and Standard

CCHS: Social
Entrepreneurship Class presents
Capstone Projects.


Cougar New Tech Facilitator Laura Clark is giving students the background to become “Agents of Change.” Clark’s course, Intro to Social Entrepreneurship, at Colleton County High School, teaches the … Read the rest

Dog gets surprise ride | News | The Press and Standard

This dog got a surprise yesterday afternoon when his driver ran into the side of the former Walterboro Feed building on Jefferies Boulevard.

There is a story behind the song | Faith | The Press and Standard

Oftentimes, we sing songs and have no idea of how they came into existence or their true meaning. One of the most popular songs that has been around for a long time is “It is Well with My Soul.” It … Read the rest

Sunday afternoon in the park | News | The Press and Standard

The vision of four men, life-long friends in the Dooley Hill neighborhood, came to life Sunday afternoon.
Their idea to host a basketball competition and cookout at their neighborhood park, gave birth to “Cease Fire — … Read the rest

Life in the country is never boring | Opinion | The Press and Standard

Friends sometimes drive through our little village and ask, “What do you DO here?”
Rural life is deceptively quiet — the truth is, there’s never a dull moment.
There’s always something going on — businesses open and close, tractors break … Read the rest

Colleton Prep to offer 2-3-year-old preschool for 2016-17 year | News | The Press and Standard

Colleton Prep will offer a 2-3-year-old Preschool Program for the 2016-17 school year.
The preschool will run Monday through Friday, August–May from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.  When the school day is over, aftercare will be available until 5:30 p.m. at … Read the rest

City, county join forces on water project | News | The Press and Standard

Improvements planned in Ruffin’s water service.

Colleton County Council and Walterboro City Council have joined forces to improve water service in the Ruffin area.
Walterboro currently has a water line that runs from the city to … Read the rest

Get a handle on mosquitoes now | News | The Press and Standard

With warmer weather approaching, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is advising local governments to take action now to protect communities from mosquito-borne illnesses. The historic flooding in October, coupled with a relatively warm winter, has the … Read the rest

Crosby fights fires with a clipboard | News | The Press and Standard


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