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Innocent or guilty, to be determined beyond reasonable doubt

By Andy Ann On Wednesday, Jan. 25 the opening statements were given from both the prosecution and defense legal counsel for the double murder trial of Richard Alexander “Alex” Murdaugh Sr. He …

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Finding Balance in the Scales of Justice

By Andy Ann On Monday, Jan. 23 the jury selection process began for the double murder trial of Richard Alexander “Alex” Murdaugh Sr. He was indicted (charged) on July 14, 2022, for two counts …

Business of Education Series: CCSD Gets Clean Audit Report

By Andy Ann On Tuesday, Jan. 17 the Colleton County School District (CCSD) and the board held a meeting in the board room located at 500 Forest Circle to discuss some of the business of education. …

Waring Historical Library’s Black History Month Lecture to focus on a new perspective on Harriet Tubman

For the Press & Standard Lecture to feature Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ph.D., award-winning author of “Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology” Deirdre Cooper …

Serve and Succeed: The story of Black Quartermasters in WWII

By Joe Reagan, Director of Military and Veterans Outreach at Wreaths Across America At the entrance to the U.S. Army Infantry Museum, located in Ft. Moore, GA, (formerly Ft. Benning), …

Hugines celebrate 50 years of marriage

For Press & Standard Andrew and Abbiegail(Hamilton) Hugine, formerly of Green Pond, celebrated their “50th Wedding Anniversary” on December 23, 2022 at the Lowcountry Conference Center in …

Celebrating Black History Month

By Andy Ann Black History Month is important because it recognizes and celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history. It provides an opportunity to reflect …
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Local Sports
By Coach Robert Driggers Colleton Preparatory Academy (CPA) boys’ basketball team had a rough week to close out January, dropping a pair of games to Beaufort Academy 63-36 and Jefferson Davis …
For the Press & Standard Walterboro, SC, Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - The Colleton County School District is excited to announce that Coach Adam Kinloch has been hired as the new Varsity Head …
By Coach Robert Driggers The Colleton Prep Basketball teams hosted Patrick Henry Tuesday, Jan. 17. The Lady War Hawks fell by a score of 44-19. The Lady Cougars were led by Lana Catterton with six …
For the Press & Standard Class of ‘69, Many of you have heard that Friday night, January 27, at Greenwood High School (GHS) at around 7 p.m. (between the girls’ basketball game beginning at …
By Coach Robert Driggers The Colleton County Wrestling team traveled to James Island last week in a dual match. The Cougars won in the 160 lb. class as Kadaries Ford won his match by a pin. The …
For the Press & Standard Application deadline: February 28th, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Seeking five students (minimum age 18) from underserved areas in the Lowcountry that are interested in a …
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Obituaries
Young, Robert
COTTAGEVILLE:     Mr. Robert “Bobby” Young, husband of the late Faye Howell Griffith Young, passed away peacefully late Saturday evening, January 28, 2023 at the home of his son Kevin, under …
Walker, Randy
WALTERBORO:     Randy Walker passed away early Tuesday morning, January 24, 2023 at his home in Walterboro, under hospice care, with his family by his side.  He was 64. Randy was born in …
Reid, Connie
WALTERBORO – Mrs. Connie Edwins Reid, entered into rest peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Thursday, January 26, 2023, at her residence in Walterboro. Born May 14, 1951, in Clinton, …
Hiers, Eva
Mrs. Eva Huff Hiers, 86, of Lodge, entered into eternal rest Tuesday evening, January 17, 2023 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Perry “Junior” Hiers. Born June 17, 1936 in …
Bryan, Colleen
WALTERBORO:     Mrs. Colleen Breland Bryan, wife of the late Richey Dewey Bryan, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Trident Medical Center.  She was 93.  Mrs. Bryan was born in …
Beeson, Travis Jr
lcolm Beeson Jr., age 64, died peacefully in the morning hours of January 22, 2023 at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro.    He was born in Walterboro on February 14, 1958.  Travis …
Police and Crime
On Tuesday, Dec. 27, an adult male, Marvin Lenoir, age 57 from Walterboro died from injuries received after a mini excavator he was operating overturned. The man was thrown from the device and the …
On Wednesday, Dec. 28, at approximately 6:46 p.m. a southbound Honda Accord left the roadway in a curve in the 2800 block of Cottageville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) north of Phillips Road. The vehicle …
The first response of 2023 was received at approximately 3:23 a.m. in the 3500 block of Combahee Rd. A fire alarm activation was received at 9-1-1, followed by a caller advising a residence was on …
Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Reports 12/27/22-RUFFIN: An officer called by telephone the complainant who reported that an unknown person went into his wife’s car and stole $20.00. This …
On Sunday, Dec. 25 a 70-year-old woman was burned, and her home was severely damaged in a late afternoon structure fire at 1193 Strickland Farm Rd west of Smoaks. Firefighters successfully rescued …
On Sunday, Dec. 25 at approximately 7:07p.m., 9-1-1 was notified of a structure fire at 182 Mamie Lane in the Jacksonboro Community. Engine 2 arrived to find flames coming from the front eaves of the …
Education
CCSD Annual Spelling Bee
For Press & Standard Colleton County School District held its Annual Spelling Bee Thursday, January 19th at Colleton County High School Preforming Arts Center. There were 12 participants and 6 …
Walterboro Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot
For the Press & Standard On Saturday, Jan 21the Walterboro Elks Lodge # 1988 held their Annual Hoop Shoot Free-throw Completion at the Colleton County Rec Center. There was a good turnout of kids …
AASA Awards Mini-Grants to School Districts Across the Nation
For the Press & Standard On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the School Superintendents Association (AASA), announced the recipients of the 2023 “Helping Kids Mini-Grants”, a program funded by AASA, and …
Resolve to Jumpstart Your Education in 2023
As the calendar flips to January, many people take the opportunity to make New Year’s resolutions to improve themselves and their outlook. According to Statistica, some of the top resolutions for …
Operation Cougar Nation
Walterboro-Colleton Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with Colleton County School District - CCSD to bring Operation Cougar Nation forward. This effort is to help address disciplinary issues in …
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Opinion

VICKI'S VIEW: We Didn’t Speak English

By Vicki Brown Teenagers have the capacity to be really annoying. I should know…I was one. But when teens are especially clever, they can actually be obnoxious. When I was in high school, …

Dear Editor, I am writing to thank Walterboro-area residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season. Generosity throughout contributed to a …
I have read the Walterboro and Charleston newspaper articles that detailed the efforts my hometown has made to prepare for the Murdaugh murder trial which commences this week. Having followed the …
Dear Editor, It is from paradox that we make progress.” – Niels Bohr (1885-1962), Theoretical Physicist (won Nobel Prize in 1922). I see in the newspaper that our state government (SC) is …
The current Democratic administration has changed America for the better. It is now no longer necessary to block my letters. I am happy to see that your newspaper has improved considerably. …
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Faith

Keeping the Faith Means Trusting God

As we continue to travel this journey called life, our experiences will always be many and diverse. At times these experiences can be most challenging to the point that we ask God, “Why me?” In …

Reading the Bible through with me? Then Grab your journal and pen and read 1 Kings 7-9. As Solomon offers a dedicatory prayer for the Temple, he is humble, reverent, and submissive. His prayer is …
Recently we celebrated the 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader who was so full of a spirit of love, yet his life was tragically taken as a result of hate and a lack of …
Reading the Bible through with me? Then read 1 King’s 5-6. How often during some project or mission, discouragement can rear its head. Plans go awry, deadlines and goals are unmet, or sometimes the …
Have you ever prayed, praised, and waited on God for a blessing or a miracle for a long time, and it seemed as if He were not going to deliver? Did you reach a point of wanting to give up? Psalm …

Higher travel prices and longer trips: How remote work culture is impacting winter travel

Bounce has compiled a list of how the remote work culture is affecting winter travel from sources such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg.  

Famous parties from Las Vegas history

Stacker spotlighted 20 iconic parties and venues from Las Vegas history, from billionaire birthday parties to unique clubs.

Plane ticket prices dropped this year—here's why and how you can find deals

Ready to book that much-anticipated vacation? Bounce helps you find flight deals and details what trends are causing flight prices to decline.

Disney rides that don't exist anymore

For decades, memories have been made at Disney parks, but some rides have gone extinct. Stacker lists the top Disney attractions that no longer exist.

12 truly spectacular pools from around the world

Dolphin Pools found 12 of the world's most picturesque pools with stunning views and historical significance.

See the Great Cities of Europe on a Mediterranean Cruise

(NewsUSA) - See the Great Cities of Europe on a Mediterranean CruiseThe pandemic is over, COVID restrictions are gone and the cruise lines are back in business. So, there has never been a better …

New passport rankings show that the world is opening up – but not for everyone

Salman Rushdie, the celebrated Anglo-Indian writer, once declared that the “most precious book” he possessed was his passport. Rushdie had already published dozens of works, including …

Visit Arkansas: Explore 5 destinations along the Civil Rights Trail

(BPT) - The U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which now celebrates its fifth anniversary, has more than 100 locations across 15 states that follow the battle for civil rights over the years. In Arkansas, most …

5 Unique Experiences for a Wonderful Winter Weekend in San Jose, California

(BPT) - When winter descends and days become darker, travel to a sun-filled destination can keep your spirits high and ward off winter’s chill. One of the sunniest states in the U.S., …

Travel Trends Break from Routine in 2023

(Family Features) Travel in 2023 will be about saying "no" to normal, breaking routines and searching for experiences without compromises.

Destination Kohler: 7 ways to enjoy a Midwest winter wonderland

(BPT) - Winter is a great time to take a trip and get away from it all while still enjoying the hallmarks of the season. If you’re looking for a place to relax and indulge yourself, consider …

Top 5 great reasons to visit Guadalajara

(BPT) - Travelers in search of a destination rich in tradition with exciting culinary, art and nightlife experiences will fall in love with Guadalajara, Mexico. The second-largest city in Mexico is …

Unexpected Hotel Travel Trends for 2023

(Family Features) Travel trends for 2023 suggest there is no normal when it comes to travel planning. Instead, individual interests are driving decisions about where to go and what to do.

Explore What's Influencing Travel Trends in 2023

(Family Features) Travel trends on the horizon for 2023 suggest there is no normal when it comes to travel planning. Consider these industry insights and trends that are influencing travel choices.

These Travel Destinations Are Perfect for Your Getaway in 2023

(BPT) - Heading into a new year is the perfect time to decide on 2023 travel plans. With so many places to see, both close to home and abroad, it can be hard to choose. To help, here is a short list …

How to Help Children Build a Growth Mindset

(Family Features) A new year is a perfect time to consider the habits you want to keep and the ones you'd like to develop. Consider these tips to help your children resolve to develop a growth mindset this year.

Healthy Winter Habits: Maintain your health through the colder months

(Family Features) Taking preventive steps and practicing self-care can help protect your health. Reduce the chances you'll contract a serious illness this cold season by following these tips. 

8 Ways Students Can Build a Cultural Identity

(Family Features) Days spent in the classroom are often centered around language, reading, math, science and other traditional curriculum, but there's another key subject students may learn about without even realizing it: themselves.

The Top 15 Cities for Families

(Family Features) Finding a home that fits your dream list can be difficult. Consider this list of top cities and towns for families based on family-friendly features, including parks, picnic sites, swimming pools and proximity to schools.

Bikeable neighborhoods in not-so-bike-friendly cities

Velotric drew from WalkScore data to rank U.S. neighborhoods that are far more bikeable than the cities they're part of might suggest.

The prenatal guide for the role of nutrition in your feeding decisions

(BPT) - You’ve just gotten the news – you’re going to be a parent! As you start researching what is to come, you realize there are countless choices to be made – including …

Las opciones de elección de escuela están cambiando para los padres hispanos

(Krissia Campos Spivey) - El 59% de los padres hispanos y latinos ha considerado encontrar una escuela nueva para al menos uno de sus hijos en los últimos doce meses, esto muestra como más de la …

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