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Mogilski named 2022 Breakthrough Star

Dr. Justin K. Mogilski, assistant professor of psychology, has been named a 2022 Breakthrough Star by the University of South Carolina Office of the Vice President for Research. “It is a major …

Colleton County VFW Annual Award Ceremony

The Colleton County VFW Post 12102 and Auxiliary held their Annual Award Ceremony on 14 January in Walterboro. Ten-year pins were presented to Sr. Vice Commander Bill Proctor for service completed in …

House fire kills elderly Colleton man

By HEATHER RUPPE An elderly Green Pond man died last week in a house fire. Benjamin Magwood, Jr., 71, of Green Pond, died as a result of the fire. The 71-year-old man was found covered in …

St. Peter’s installs historic marker

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Music and good words rang out recently at St. Peter’s AME Church on Fishburne Street, as guests and members gathered to dedicate a historic marker. For …

County designates February as Black History Month

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Colleton County Council has designated the month of February as Black History Month. The resolution was passed at council’s virtual meeting, which was …

Lowcountry Regional Airport will apply for Civil Rights grant

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com The Lowcountry Regional Airport Commission met Thursday, January 13 and unanimously voted to request that both the City of Walterboro and Colleton County …
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Hamilton Farms welcomes UNC Scholars

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Joe and Blanche Hamilton of SS Hamilton Farms in Green Pond recently hosted UNC Chapel Hill’s NC Growth-SmartUp SC Team for a tour and brunch at their …

Redistricting public hearing to be held

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Reapportion and redistricting for voting in Colleton County’s east and west districts has been completed. Colleton County Council, following the …

Walterboro Karate & Defense Arts is expanding to offer self-defense classes

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Walterboro Karate and Defense Arts (WKDA) is making changes and expanding classes after 26 years. Soshi Will Marvin and his mother, Kyoshi Sherry, are …

Cars, cars and more cars

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com Blocker Boys Customs recently hosted the monthly Walterboro Cars and Coffee at their Walterboro business. On the first Sunday of each month, beginning …

DECEMBER SUBSCRIPTION PROMOTION

Each month, The Press and Standard offers a promotion for new subscribers. Joyce Crosby was the winner in December. She won a $200 Visa gift card.

Dog hunters, landowners asked to attend Saturday meeting

By HEATHER RUPPE & VICKI BROWN All concerned dog hunters and land owners in Colleton County are being invited to attend a public forum this weekend to discuss potential changes being made to the …
Sports

War Hawks drop region games

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep War Hawk varsity boys basketball team dropped to 1-14 overall and 0-4 in SCISA Region IV-AA following losses against John Paul II (66-25) and Beaufort Academy …

Lady Cougars lose close game against James Island

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County Lady Cougars dropped a Region VII-AAAA game against James Island High School 56-49 on Tuesday, January 11 at home. Colleton County shot 39-percent overall in …
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Cougars drop to 1-5 in Region VII

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County varsity boys basketball team dropped to 5-9 overall and 1-5 in Region VII after losses to James Island High School (62-45) and Beaufort High School (77-65) last …

Indians off to 2-1 start in Region X

By CINDY CROSBY Despite playing with a limited roster, the Salkehatchie Indians opened Region X play last week earning wins over Gaston College (92-89) and Richard Bland (74-57) and a loss to …

Lady Hawks downed by Beaufort Academy

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton Prep Lady Hawk varsity basketball team was downed 64-37 by Beaufort Academy in SCISA Region IV-AA competition on Tuesday, January 11 at home. The Lady Hawks are …

2022 Bull Classic to be held Feb. 19 at Rec

By CINDY CROSBY The Colleton County Parks and Recreation Department will hold the second annual Bull Classic Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, February 19 at the Colleton County Recreation Center …

Colleton hunter kills duck with avian influenza

PRESS RELEASE. A wild duck harvested by a hunter in Colleton County, S.C., is the first wild bird since 2016 to be found infected in the United States with the Eurasian H5 type of highly pathogenic …
Obituaries
Priscilla Lynn Riddle Cochran
Priscilla Lynn Riddle Cochran Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mrs. Priscilla Lynn Riddle Cochran, 65, of Round O, …
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Jennifer May Creel
Jennifer May Creel Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Jennifer May Creel, 27, of Walterboro, entered into rest Monday …
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Russell "Steve" Henry Stephenson
Russell "Steve" Henry Stephenson Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Russell "Steve" Henry Stephenson, 98, of …
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Osgood Darby Murdaugh Jr. (OD) “Bubba”
Osgood Darby Murdaugh Jr. (OD) “Bubba” Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Osgood Darby Murdaugh Jr. (OD) …
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Judy Thomas Cannon
Judy Thomas Cannon Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home Mrs. Judy Thomas Cannon passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at the Colleton …
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Crime

Neighbors save house from fire

By HEATHER RUPPE The homeowner of a Sloan Circle mobile home was saved from a house fire on Jan. 11th when she awoke to the smell of the smoke and then quickly ran from her house, alerting …

Crime Reports

School district pays for slander lawsuit By HEATHER RUPPE The Colleton County School District recently paid $67,500 to the alleged victim of a slander lawsuit. According to media reports …

Local man sentenced to federal prison

By HEATHER RUPPE A Walterboro man with a long criminal history has been sentenced to more than 20 years in federal prison after a local jury recently convicted him of multiple firearm charges. …

CRIME REPORTS - 1/13/2022

Suspicious pedestrian charged with drugs, gun By HEATHER RUPPE While patrolling the area of Thunderbolt Drive, a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy saw a man standing in the road …
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Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today read Numbers 25-27. In these chapters we read of …

We live in a world which increasingly emphasizes our individuality. While personal rights are important, when taken to an extreme, they can be dangerous. For society to be well served, our focus on …
Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today, read Numbers 22-24. Balaam was apparently a …
Future President Ronald Reagan starred in the 1939 Warner Brother’s film, Code of the Secret Service. He played the role of tough Secret Service agent Brass Bancroft. I am being kind when I say the …
Are you reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal, and get ready to write your thoughts as you journey through the Bible. Today, Read Numbers 19-21. In Chapter 20, once again, …
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