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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Author speaks to members of Cottageville Book Club

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

By JULIE HOFF
widdleswife@aol.com

 

Laughter filled a meeting room at the Colleton County Library’s Cottageville branch Saturday during its first-ever book club meeting.

The featured author was Charleston resident and New York Times best-selling author Andra Watkins. Her wry, … Read the rest


Back to school tips from CMC

Posted on August 4, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

As kids start a new school year, parents might start seeing those inevitable back to school sniffles.

Alisha Fender, the director of infection prevention with Colleton Medical Center, said that hand hygiene can significantly reduce the number of people who … Read the rest


Sisters establish twin scholarships

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

Three college scholarships for twins are offered by Ruffin natives and identical twins Vandria and Andria Steward with their twin nieces and nephews, Delando Jr. and De’Leon Steward and Blake and the late Blair Steward.

“I was motivated to start … Read the rest


Lodge teen wins national award at 4-H Conference

Posted on August 4, 2018 4:04 am by Administrator

Garrett Ulmer of Lodge was recognized as National 4-H Conference winners, awarded to four senior 4-H members with outstanding achievement in leadership and citizenship. Ulmer received his award at the 56th annual South Carolina State 4-H Congress at Clemson University … Read the rest


In Our Churches

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

THIS WEEK

CAMPMEETING REVIVAL WILL BE HELD Aug. 2-5 at 7:30 p.m. at Progressive Church of Jesus, 210 Ackerman St. Guest speakers include Thursday, Minister Jarrell Small; Friday, Bishop Gregory Lighter; Saturday, Apostle Frances Nix; and Sunday, Bishop John Brown. … Read the rest


THIS WEEK   

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

S.C. SALES TAX FREE WEEKEND 2018 will be Aug. 3-5 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. A variety of back-to-school items are exempt from the state’s 6% sales tax on these three days. A list … Read the rest


Schedule pickup Thursday Aug. 9 at high school

Posted on August 3, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

Schedule pick-up for ALL grades will be held in the Colleton County High School cafeteria on Thursday, August 9th, from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Students may also purchase lockers and parking at this time. Those with outstanding fees will … Read the rest


Man charged with murder in Acorn Street incident

Posted on August 3, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

On Aug. 2, at 9:34 p.m. the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jelani Rondell Aiken, 43, of Walterboro on murder charges in connection with an incident on Acorn Street earlier the same day. He was transported to the Colleton County … Read the rest


Salk Place – brings college housing downtown

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Walterboro campus of the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie will soon have the one jewel in place that has been missing from its crown — local student housing.

In an effort to further develop the … Read the rest


Woman killed in Sunday crash

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

A woman traveling to Florida to attend a funeral was killed in a one-vehicle crash on I-95 the morning of July 29.

Colleton County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Carter pronounced Indroutie Rampertab, 70, of South Ozone Park, N.Y. dead at … Read the rest


Edisto’s industrial park saluted

Posted on August 3, 2018 5:05 am by Administrator

Edisto Beach’s efforts to repave its industrial park were recognized during the annual meeting of the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s annual meeting July 21.

Talk to town officials for any period of time about municipal issues and eventually you … Read the rest


Man pleads guilty to burglary in last court session

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

A pair of guilty pleas in Colleton County General Sessions Court last week translated into a prison term for a Walterboro man.

Otis Lamont Rhodes Jr., 22, of Walterboro pled guilty to two counts of second-degree burglary. After hearing the … Read the rest


Man targeted twice in the same day at his home

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by Administrator

A Walterboro man and woman are in custody, arrested in connection with two separate attempts to allegedly steal from a Three Mile Road resident on July 25.

The first incident occurred while 73-year-old man was still in bed the morning … Read the rest


Victory Sports Camp draws crowd of youth campers

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Victory Sports Outreach, a non-profit Christian ministry based in Fort Mill, visited Walterboro last week, holding a week-long camp at Forest Circle Middle School. The multi-denominational camp was sponsored by local churches and attracted upwards of … Read the rest


Crime Reports

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

Spitter taken to jail
A Walterboro woman faces three charges after she allegedly spit on officers responding to her call to the dispatch center the evening of July 27.

The woman called the dispatch center at 9:27 p.m., stating she … Read the rest


Motorhome Blaze

Posted on August 2, 2018 3:03 pm by Administrator


CCHS special needs classes seek donations for ‘Cougar Coffee’

Posted on August 2, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY

cindyc4@yahoo.com

The special needs classes at Colleton County High School are planning to undertake a new and exciting endeavor this school year that will not only teach valuable real-life skills, but also provided a great service. But, … Read the rest


It’s all about helping the kids

Posted on August 2, 2018 8:08 am by The Press and Standard

“I knew something had to be done. The boy was in the third grade at the school where I was a volunteer. He refused to get up from his desk at lunchtime. Wouldn’t budge. His teacher asked me to help. … Read the rest


Update: Sweat resigns from police department

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Long-time Walterboro Police Department officer Capt. Bert Sweat resigned his position with the department after he was cited on a charge of driving while intoxicated when he wrecked his department-issued vehicle in Dorchester County on the evening of July 28.… Read the rest


Bridge given probation in evidence theft case

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

Stephanie Bridge walked out of the Colleton County Courthouse Thursday morning facing three years’ probation for her theft of items from the Walterboro Police Department’s property room.
Bridge spent 18 years as a member of the Walterboro Police Department with … Read the rest


Victim dies, charge changed to murder

Posted on August 2, 2018 5:05 am by The Press and Standard

The attempted murder charge filed against a Walterboro area man on July 15 was amended last week after his alleged victim died.
Jermaine Salas White, 42, of Walterboro had the criminal charge filed against him changed to murder on July … Read the rest


Badkatz 14U capture championship

Posted on August 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The 14U Badkatz went undefeated across five games in the USSSA Mid-Atlantic Championship held July 21-22 in Lexington. The team, coached by Tiger Martin, earned Rawlings backpacks for their efforts in the two-day tournament.
In game … Read the rest


Football Begins: War Hawks looking for redemption

Posted on August 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

War Hawk football has one word in mind for the 2018 season — redemption.
After a 4-7 overall finish in 2017, including a 49-20 loss to Pee Dee Academy in round one of the SCISA Class … Read the rest


Football Begins: Cougar Football heads into pre-season

Posted on August 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

The Colleton County Cougars held their first days of practice last week, beginning Friday July 27. The Cougars were limited to helmets only in the first two days of practice and will add shoulder pads and … Read the rest


Parnell named CCHS head athletic trainer CCHS

Posted on August 1, 2018 5:05 pm by The Press and Standard

By CINDY CROSBY
cindyc4@yahoo.com

Bryant Parnell was recently announced as head athletic trainer for Colleton County High School. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Parnell earned his undergraduate degree in athletic training in 2012 and his master of … Read the rest


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