Finalé of the Servire performance featuring Colleton County High School Chorus and CPA Chorus students

Servire fills the Civic Center with Music

The Colleton Civic Center hosted Servire on Friday, February 23rd. The five-member group spent the week in Colleton County visiting schools, practicing, and participating in a community service …

Elks Lodge send participants to Southeast District Hoop Shoot

On the 18th of February the Walterboro Elks Lodge went to the Southeast District Hoop Shoot in Charleston S.C.  The Walterboro Lodge # 1988 had a great showing. The first-place winners …

Husband and Wife Team, Marcus and ZeToya Pinckney, African-American Colletonians Blazing Trails in the Food Truck Industry!

If you live in or have ever visited Walterboro, South Carolina, or some other surrounding areas, there is no doubt that you have seen the food trucks, A Soulful Taste, owned and operated by Marcus …

The Legacy of Molly Graham

The Legacy of Molly Graham continues through Five great grandsons. The descendants of Molly Graham are as follows: The great-great grandson, Army First Sergeant John D. Givens, Army Sergeant Samuel …
Local News
New York’s famous 369th regiment arrives home from France. National Archives Catalog

Harlem Hellfighters

Maybe they could see a better future than others around them. Maybe they held more hope for humanity in their home country even amongst the ravages of war-torn Europe. Before the Tuskegee Airmen …

Airport Commission updates

January and February saw many items on the agenda of the Walterboro-Colleton County Airport Commission. In a Special Meeting in February, the Commission updated rules and regulations regarding …
Visitors looking at the real Hunley in her 75,000-gallon tank

Day Trippin"

This month’s Day Trippin’ takes us to the Hunley Museum. The CSS Hunley was the first submarine to sink a vessel at sea and February 17th was the 160th anniversary of the attack and sinking in …

The Chamber Chatter

The Colleton County hosted Coffee with Colleagues February 20 at Colleton Coffee. There was a good turnout with many members of Walterboro professional community present. The Chamber looks forward to …
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The Legacy of Molly Graham

The Legacy of Molly Graham continues highlighting her great granddaughter Bertha Lee Bryant-Givens. She was the daughter of Jake and Rebecca Bryant. Reverend Bertha L. Bryant-Givens was the second of …

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Local Sports
The USC Salkehatchie men’s basketball team remains perfect at home after defeating Franklin Prep, 81-66. Overall, Salkehatchie is 8 – 5 on the season. In the first half, USC Salkehatchie …
Freshman Connelly Smith has been named Second Team All-Region 10  for her outstanding performance on the volleyball court during the 2023 season. “Connelly dominated the front row for us, …
Colleton Prep Academy hosted the fifth IP Builders Holiday Tournament last week from Dec. 27 through Dec. 30th. Over 20 teams from around the Lowcountry participated in the four day …
The Colleton County boys’ basketball team participated in the Modie Risher Tournament last week in North Charleston. The Cougars finished with a respectable 2-1 record. The CCHS would drop their …
Obituaries
McCubbins, Billy
Mr. Billy Neal McCubbins, Sr., 81, of Round O, entered into eternal rest Monday afternoon, February 19, 2024. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Laverne Hardin McCubbins to whom he was married 58 …
Strickland, Sharon
Ms. Sharon Lynnette Strickland, 67, of Summerville, died Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Born December 25, 1956, in Hampton, she was a daughter of Delores Gooding Strickland Beach and the late James …
Welch, Stephen M.
CHARLESTON - Stephen Welch, 60, of N. Charleston passed away on February 13, 2024. Survived by mother, Mary J. Welch; brothers, Robert, Edward (Cindy), Kenneth (Ginger); and sister, Kathleen. Stephen …
Caine, John
John Jasper Caine, Jr, the son of the late Mr. John Caine, Sr and Peggy Hartman Caine was born on April 12, 1951 in Hampton, Virginia. He departed this life on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Trident …
Evans, Kylin Charlee
Kylin Charlee Evans came into this world an angel Friday afternoon, February 9, 2024, at Colleton Medical Center. Kylin is survived by his mother, Taylor Brianna Love Evans; his grandparents, …
Public Safety

Fire Damages Red Comet Rd Home

Colleton County Firefighters saved a Red Comet Rd home following a fire that caused heavy damage to the kitchen. Friday, February16, 911 received a report that the home was on fire. Firefighters …

#yourColletonfirefighter presents #firefighterfriday

Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Brian Biering on #firefighterfriday. Firefighter Paramedic Biering is assigned to the Station 1 Platoon on “A” Shift. Here is more information on …

Smoke Detectors Available

County residents are reminded that Fire-Rescue provides and installs free smoke detectors in homes. County Council funds the safety initiative for residents located in the County Fire District, …
Education
Calendary Draft A
Colleton County School Board meeting February 20, 2024
The February 20, 2024 Amended Regular Board Meeting for the Colleton County School District was called to order by Chairperson Sharon Witkin. Greeters at the meeting were representatives from …
“Preventing Gun Violence in Our Schools” Know the Signs 2024 Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) 21st Annual Logo Contest Rules
Deadline Date All entries must be received by March 29, 2024, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina, 55 Beattie Place, Suite 700, Greenville, South Carolina 29601. Winners …
Jessica Williams
Interim Superintendent's Corner
Greeting Team Colleton, Wow! It is hard to believe that we are already at the midpoint of the 3rd quarter! At the beginning of this semester, I challenged you to keep the momentum going in order …
SCDSS Launches Wage Enhancement Program to Provide Supplemental Income to Child Care Educators and Staff
February 12, 2024 - South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS) SC Endeavors program announces the launch of SC BOO$T, a pilot program that provides bonuses directly to qualified individuals …
Interim Superintendent Students of the Month L to R:
Interim Superintendent Jessica Williams, Monisha Jenkins, Emily Johnson, Jessica Sanchez, Nikki Gabriel (not pictured Sambhav Kumar and Zeth Marin
Colleton County School District recognitions
At the February 20 Colleton County School District School Board meeting many students, teachers, support staff, and coaches were recognized for their achievements. Student achievements recognized …
Faith
Anna Bright
No Matter Your Flaws, God can Use You!
“An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots; each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always …
Zane Brown
Listen to Learn
Reading the Bible with me? Then grab your pen and journal and find the book of Isaiah, chapters 48-51. It amazes me, as I read this book, how many times God says “Listen to Me” or “Pay …
Has Stealing Become the New Norm?
If you are like me, you are getting used to using self-check-out lines when you shop. Stores which hire fewer cashiers force customers who want to finish their shopping quickly to use self-check …
Todd Simmons
Foolishness
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Corinthians 1:18 The Bible teaches us the good news that God has …
Anna Bright
‘Amazing Grace’: The Meaning and Its African Connection
So often, I see situations wherein some of us are misusing God’s grace, something we don’t even deserve, and it grieves my heart. Therefore, this is an opportune time for me to share this Word …
Opinion
Letter to the Editor Policy
The Press and Standard welcomes the opinions of our readers in the form of letters to the editor. Any submissions containing personal attacks the newspaper deems to be of a libelous nature (a …
Moses Gibson
Invest in Community Education and Awareness and Stop the Menthol Ban
I am a third-generation farmer from Colleton County. And, while I have not always been a farmer by trade, since I retired from Richland County Government in 2023, Gibson Farms, LLC has become my …
VICKI'S VIEW: Hostess Horrors Part Three: The Saga
By Vicki Brown   I have a horror of being a hostess. If you have read my column lately, you know why. But the worst is yet to come, and that is the Saga for today. It’s a moment that will …
Vicki's View: Hostess Horrors Part Two
By Vicki Brown   I’ve said it before. I am the Queen of Disasters. It happens every single time I invite people over for dinner. It never fails. I think it’s because I judged someone …
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
WHAT IN THE WORLD? If you can clear your thinking of our politics and government intrusions, consider looking at the world we live in. You need to understand we now face the threat of four …
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