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Downtown Walterboro fashion show hosts model call

By: Jessica O’Connor A model call will be held on September 10, 2022 from 3:00PM-5:00PM at 215 East Washington Street in Walterboro for December’s Walterboro Walk fashion show. Models from …

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One-cent sales tax is going to the ballot

By Heather Ruppe Colleton County Council has approved an ordinance that will send the proposed one-percent sales tax into the hands of the voters. Council met last week and unanimously …

Local & National Blood Shortage

Right now, there is less than a half-day supply of o-negative blood, the universal donor. Less than 7% of the population has this blood type! You can help combat the shortage by signing …

Blood and platelet donors needed now to help prevent a seasonal blood shortage

Saskia Lindsay Telephone: (843) 295-2658 saskia.lindsaysmith@redcross.org Charleston, SC., July 27, 2022 — Just as most cars need to be refueled constantly, so does the nation’s blood …

A city leader looks to the future

By Heather Ruppe Walterboro’s latest leader is helping to showcase the city’s natural beauty while balancing incoming growth. Ryan R. McLeod is the assistant city manager for the City of …

Workshop series provides valuable resources for local, rural small businesses

By: Jessica O’Connor NCGrowth-Smart Up South Carolina hosted a small rural business development workshop series on July 23, 2022 in Walterboro. This free event combined the knowledge of the …
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Stephanie Gruber Coordinator of Communications and Marketing grubersi@mailbox.sc.edu Richard Grant has been named head men’s basketball coach for the University of South Carolina …
By: Jessica O’Connor The first youth day for deer hunting in Colleton County (and game zone 3 as a whole) will be August 13, 2022 for private land. Licenses and tags are not required for youth …
By: Jessica O’Connor Registration is currently open through August 12, 2022 for participation in the state 4-H food plot contest. The National Deer Association and Wannamaker Wildlife have …
By: Jessica O’Connor The Lowcountry Field of Dreams will host their annual banquet on August 6, 2022 at the Berkeley Shrine Club in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. Attendees will have the …
By: Jessica O’Connor Walking into an unfamiliar veterinary clinic as the owner of a hunting dog can always be a little uncomfortable. My prior experiences have led me to feel the weight of …
By Heather Ruppe Sportin’ Life has won the Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament. The Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament is the third and final leg in the Governor’s Cup …
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Obituaries
Julie Segura Craven
Julie Segura Craven Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mrs. Julie Segura Craven, 71, of Walterboro, entered into rest Sunday morning, …
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William Elmo Humphries
William Elmo Humphries Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Mr. William Elmo Humphries, 73, of Smoaks, entered into rest …
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James Rodney Smyly, Sr.
James Rodney Smyly, Sr. Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mr. James Rodney Smyly, Sr., 76, of Ruffin, entered into rest Sunday …
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Darlene Walker Hartley
Darlene Walker Hartley Brice Herndon Funeral Chapels and Crematory Ms. Darlene Walker Hartley, 60, of Walterboro, entered into …
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Heather Marie Rogers
Heather Marie Rogers Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Ms. Heather Marie Rogers, 50, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest …
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George Cody Grubbs
George Cody Grubbs Brice Herndon Funeral Homes Mr. George Cody Grubbs, 26, of Walterboro, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, …
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Police and Crime
Colleton County, SC (July 28, 2022): On June 12, 2022, Kenneth Beach entered the lobby of the CCDC and delivered a bottle of medicated shampoo to staff. Beach asked that the shampoo be delivered to …
By Heather Ruppe A massive six-car pileup that occurred on Interstate 95 over the weekend killed three people and sent eight others to area hospitals with serious injuries. The crash occurred …
By Heather Ruppe Two campers that were connected to form one large residence were both destroyed in a large weekend house fire. The fire occurred in the evening hours of Saturday, July 23rd …
Homeless man frightens homeowner By Heather Ruppe Officers with the Walterboro Police Department were called to a house along Bells Highway on July 16th when they received information that an unknown …
By Heather Ruppe Lighting strikes from recent thunderstorms caused two different fires in Walterboro last week, with one of those fires killing more than a dozen doves that were living in a …
There is a little-known law in South Carolina called the Sunshine Law. Its very name suggests that the sun always shine onto the Palmetto State’s residents, but the law itself is meant to keep our …
Education
Clemson Architecture Students, LS3P Move Edisto Recreation Center Closer to Reality
PRESS RELEASE-For years, it’s been the dream of a small, but dedicated group of Edisto volunteers to create a recreation area where …
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Making A Case for Kids Summer Reading
PRESS RELEASE-Acclaimed Children’s Author & Illustrator Ashley Belote Available for Insights- Summer vacation from school is in …
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School Resource Officers are coming back with Colleton kids
By Heather Ruppe This fall, students in all of Colleton County’s public schools will walk into classrooms with a buddy who helps …
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New leaders named to local schools
By Heather Ruppe Students and teachers who are returning to Colleton County classrooms this fall will be under some dynamic new …
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Tax Free Weekend to kick off tomorrow
By: Jessica O’Connor South Carolina’s sales tax holiday will take place August 5-August 7, 2022 this year.  Inflation has …
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Opinion
VICKI'S VIEW: I’m Vintage...

Well, I’m back...just like one of those annoying relatives who won’t stop calling. After taking a nasty fall, which I did survive…sort of, I am back to regale you with wisdom. My latest …

Dear The Press and Standard Editor, I am writing to express my appreciation for the almost decade of work and athletic coverage from Sports writer Cindy Crosby. In a world of negative stories, …
We commend Colleton County Council for sending the one-cent sales tax to the ballot in November. If Colleton voters say yes to this, the ongoing one-cent sales tax will create millions of dollars …
Letter to the Editor: A recent headline in this paper (July 15, 2022) caught my eye: “Regional airports powering economy in the Southern Carolina Region.” When I read “The hum of an …
Dear Editor: Here is Electric Car Information Not Talked About: Repeated cycle of charging and discharging degrades the battery over time. It also decreases the amount of charge the battery …
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Active or Passive?

Sheridan Voysey’s July 23, 2022, Our Daily Bread Devotional caught my attention when he wrote about an animal of which I had never heard. The sea squirt is an extremely strange creature looks a lot …

In his book, Holy Sweat, author Tim Hansel tells the story of Clarence Jordan, a man with unusual talent and a total commitment to serving God and the poor.  Jordon was incredibly intelligent …
Catchy quotes often offer helpful perspective. A famous rich man once said, “Whoever says money can’t buy happiness, doesn’t know where to shop.” However, his attitude about money differs …
Reading the Bible through with me? Then read Judges 16-18. In Judges 16:20, you will find one of the saddest and most haunting verses in the Bible. Samson had been set apart for service to Yahweh …
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 Judges 10-12. Obscurity. This is a word we …
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How to Keep Life Spontaneous: Travel Adventures at Home and Beyond

(BPT) - We’ve spent the past year bookmarking the travel excursions of our dreams and now our next flight finally seems to be in sight. We’re all yearning for more spontaneity and …

4 key tips: Choosing your best possible all-inclusive vacation

(BPT) - After a year of being stuck at home, many could use a change of scenery and a much-needed escape from the monotony of day-to-day life during the pandemic. Imagine waking up each morning and …

4 places with the worst roads in North America

(BPT) - Which area has the worst roads in North America? It’s a dubious honor with many contenders.According to a March report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 43 percent of …

6 tips for hitting the road again

(BPT) - Not surprisingly, Americans sharply reduced the overall number of trips they took in 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. While a certain level of travel has been …
Family fun
Engage your kids with healthy snacks and family movies

(BPT) - There’s no time quite like family time. And what better way to enjoy those moments with your little ones than cooking, baking and making snacks together? According to The New York …

Keeping It Great To Be A Kid

(NAPSI)—In these uncertain times, kids need music more than ever. Anyone who has ever seen toddlers naturally sway and bob to music, knows that children feel music—and that music and kids go …

5 Tips for Gardening with Kids

After months of cool weather, the first hint of spring will likely have the whole family eager to dive into outdoor activities.

Careers

3 issues many working women face today

(BPT) - Even though women make up nearly 51% of the world’s population, there is still a way to go when it comes to full, fair and equitable treatment.As part of International Women’s Day …
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How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Employees

(Family Features) When you have extra hands to allocate the work, your business is likely to be more efficient and productive. Make employee retention a priority for your business with these practices.
How to crush interviews and build relationships — even through a screen

(BPT) - Have you been on a recent virtual date or job interview and just not felt the energy you might have in person? You’re not alone — as the pandemic has taken away the ease and …

5 key money moves to consider when transitioning out of the military

(BPT) - Each year, approximately 200,000 men and women transition from the U.S. military to civilian life.1 It can be a dramatic life change with financial implications that many people don’t …

5 Pathways to a Rewarding Financial Planner Career

(NewsUSA) - The number of Americans quitting their jobs reached record-setting highs in 2021. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 38 million people left their positions during the …

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