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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Grandparents can learn about video games

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Beach Branch of the Colleton County Memorial Library will be presenting a workshop called “Introduction to Video Games for Seniors: How to Understand the Games Your Grandkids Are Playing” on Aug. 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the Edisto … Read the rest


Church holds school supplies give-away

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A youngster gets ready to go back to school at Saturday’s school supply giveaway at Bethel Presbyterian Church. The annual event serves several hundred children as part of the church’s Hands of Christ program.

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Myers speaks to Civitans

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Chris Meyers from Colleton County Recreation Commission spoke to the Civitans recently about the renovation and expansion of the Rec Center’s building currently underway. The Rec Center complex features 12 ball diamonds which draw hundreds players and spectators from all … Read the rest


See the new Colleton Center Monday afternoon

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Colleton County’s premier arts and entertainment civic facility, The Colleton Center, will hold a press conference to announce the upcoming 2018/2019 season of events on Monday Aug. 13 at 4 p.m. in The Gallery at The Colleton Center, 494 Hampton … Read the rest


Darby to head state organization

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Jane Darby has picked up some part-time work.
Darby, whose main task is presiding as the mayor of Edisto Beach, is taking over the leadership role of a statewide organization.
On July 20, the 125 members of the Association of … Read the rest


Get Past the Facts: Local pastor publishes book

Posted on August 10, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The inspiration came to Eric Campbell one morning while he was out running.
It was 2011 and it had been a stressful year for Campbell. He was training for a marathon when the thought came to him “Get past the … Read the rest


Crime Briefs

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Drug charges
follow traffic stop
A Walterboro man was arrested on four drug charges following a traffic stop at Robertson Boulevard and Hampton Street Aug. 4 at 12:40 a.m.
A city police officer pulled the driver over after he allegedly … Read the rest


Back-To-School Bash held at CCHS

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Students and parents line up for school supplies at Saturday’s Back-To-School Bash held at the high school. The annual event offers free school supplies with a variety of other activities. At left, Nicholas Lynah, Jamauric Koger and Shamaree Koger carry … Read the rest


Bike racing returns this weekend

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The 2018 CCA Regional Criterium Championships will be held in Walterboro on Saturday and Sunday Aug. 11-12.
Races begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Juniors ages 15-18 and 9-14, followed by the Women’s Cat 3/4/5 at 10 a.m. and Men’s … Read the rest


Photos: Hunters Day Out

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Steve Scruggs, The Snake Master, gave an educational presentation on snakes during the 10th annual Hunters Day Out at Westbury Ace Hardware on Saturday. During the program, sponsored by Rocky Boots, he discussed venomous and non-venomous snakes that live in … Read the rest


Update: Chase ends in fatality

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A police chase in the early morning hours of Aug. 6 ended tragically when the fleeing motorist crashed, resulting in the death of his twin brother.
Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Lemetri Stephens, 26, of Walterboro, was pronounced … Read the rest


Lightning blamed for house fire

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

A lightning strike is blamed for a fire that destroyed a home on Bells Highway the afternoon of Aug. 6.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the fire at 11780 Bells Highway at approximately 5 p.m. after a neighbor … Read the rest


Shooting death under investigation

Posted on August 9, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into an Aug. 5 shooting death.
The call alerting safety forces to the shooting came into the dispatch center at approximately 12:30 a.m., sending members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … Read the rest


Update: Man charged in beating death

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office found Jelani R. Aiken walking along Hendersonville Highway the evening of Aug. 2, a few hours after investigators announced that they were seeking him in connection with a murder earlier in the day.
Aiken, 43, … Read the rest


Four injured in Sniders Highway crash

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A head-on crash on Sniders Highway near the Colleton-Hampton county line sent four people to area medical centers for treatment on Aug. 2.
Reports of the crash drew Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Hampton County Emergency Services to the area at … Read the rest


Rite Aid to close its doors on Aug. 21

Posted on August 8, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

A prime piece of Walterboro’s commercial landscape is going to be on the market soon.
Rite Aid Pharmacy, which has long called a corner of Bells Highway and North Jefferies Boulevard intersection home, is set to close on Aug. 21. … Read the rest


Two injured in Sidneys Road crash

Posted on August 7, 2018 12:12 pm by The Press and Standard

A single-car accident in the 10000 block of Sidneys Road on July 31 at 7:45 p.m. sent two women to a trauma center. The small passenger car left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned on Sidneys Road, just south … Read the rest


St. Peters to hold revival, 151st church anniversary

Posted on August 7, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

St. Peter’s AME Church in Walterboro will host a revival August 14 -17 starting at 7 p.m. and its 151st Church Anniversary Sunday Aug. 19 starting at 3 p.m.  The theme is “Continuing to Live the Dream”.


Watch out for scams involving Social Security, Medicare

Posted on August 7, 2018 11:11 am by The Press and Standard

By Rose Mary Buehler
Social Security Regional Commissioner in Atlanta

Online and otherwise, there’s a lot of information out there, and sometimes it’s difficult to tell what sources are credible. With millions of people relying on Social Security, scammers target … Read the rest


SCE&G ordered to lower rates starting this month

Posted on August 7, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSC) has ordered SCE&G to temporarily remove from retail electric rates the increases associated with the Base Load Review Act (BLRA) for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactors. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs … Read the rest


CCHS schedule pickup Thursday in cafeteria

Posted on August 7, 2018 7:07 am by The Press and Standard

Schedule pick-up for ALL grades at Colleton County High School will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Students may also purchase lockers and parking at this time. Parking permits are $40 … Read the rest


Introduction to video games for seniors Aug. 14 at Edisto Beach Library

Posted on August 6, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The Edisto Beach Branch of the Colleton County Memorial Library will be presenting a workshop called “Introduction to Video Games for Seniors: How to Understand the Games Your Grandkids Are Playing” on Aug. 14 from 5-6 p.m. at the Edisto … Read the rest


Watch Your Mouth! | Faith

Posted on August 5, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

By ANNA BRIGHT

One thing that we all must do and that is to make sure that our brains are in action before we open our mouths.

Speaking off the cuff or spreading misinformation can bring harm to the speaker … Read the rest


DARE to be different

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

The Walterboro Police Department’s DARE program is more than just “don’t do drugs.”

“The program is designed to teach kids how to make safe and responsible choices overall,” said WPD L/Cpl. J. “Rusty” Davis, who took over the program last … Read the rest


CCSD goes “Into Orbit” with ACEbotics Summer Camp

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Photos provided by Misty Ballew

Colleton County School District recently completed the 2018 ACEbotics Summer Camp “Into Orbit.” The four-week camp was held at Colleton County Middle School with approximately 82 campers in grades 3-5 attending … Read the rest


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