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By Vicki Brown Colleton County First Responders and law enforcement officers are coordinating a free National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of … more
By VICKI BROWN B & D Bar-B-Que in Smoaks has been voted the best barbecue anywhere around. James Roller is a self-described barbecue fanatic and is the author of his Web site “Destination: … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A social media post made by a proactive Edisto Beach sea-turtle group circled the Web last weekend when an unknown person dug into two sea turtle nests along the beach, … more

By HEATHER RUPPE Four towns in Colleton County could potentially have new leaders to represent residents as each of these towns prepare for their own upcoming municipal elections. The towns of … more
By Jeff DennisThe only question heading into the 2021 Edisto Billfish Invitational was how good the offshore fishing would be. But after an epic midnight weigh-in on Day One of a blue marlin that … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Authorities have made one arrest in a recent Fourth of July drive-by shooting that occurred at a Walterboro apartment complex. The shooting happened at about 9 p.m. on July … more
The Special Olympics of South Carolina has received a $400 check from The Blood Connection because of blood drive efforts done by the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. Colleton County Sheriff Buddy … more

By VICKI BROWN After 10 years, the Swim Camp is still going strong and Colleton children are learning to swim. Jimmy Wiggins Swim Camp 2021 was held July 6-20 at Camp Wildwood in Hampton, with … more
By VICKI BROWN The Colleton County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held their 2021 Virtual Freedom Fund Celebration on Sunday, June 27th. The … more
By VICKI BROWN Colleton County people stepped up to donate to the Blood Connection on July 12. With an extreme shortage of blood throughout the region, 64 people volunteered to give blood. … more
By VICKI BROWN Just 47 miles away from Colleton County, at 601 Old Fort Road in Port Royal, S.C., sits a crumbling piece of history. An old tabby wall surrounds three acres of what was once … more

By VICKI BROWN Most South Carolina vegetable growers know that fertilization and irrigation are important for crops. But a recurring issue is just how much fertilizer is enough? Clemson … more
By VICKI BROWN At the mouth of the Edisto River sits Deveaux Island. In the last two years, a discovery has made the tiny island famous. The new discovery is Whimbrels. Whimbrels are one of … more
July 12, 2021 –Jackson Alexander has been named director of the Salkehatchie Leadership Institute (SLI). “Jackson brings energy and enthusiasm to the Leadership Institute and we are pleased to … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Last week, leaders from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walterboro Police Department sat down with members of the Colleton community and answered questions from … more

By VICKI BROWN The Town of Cottageville and the Cottageville Police Department are hosting a summer event for the community on July 31, 2021. The Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., … more
By Jeff Dennis Editor’s Note: This is part an ongoing story that The Press and Standard will continue to cover, as city officials create a master plan for the Walterboro Wildlife Sanctuary and … more
By VICKI BROWN Elizabeth Laney loves history, and said she always has. As a Walterboro native, she has researched various old houses and historical buildings in the area, including the Old … more
By VICKI BROWN Now is the time to buy a furry friend. For the rest of the month of July, Colleton County Animal Services is having half-price adoptions. “We will be offering the 1/2 price … more

By VICKI BROWN    Relay for Life’s Paint the Town Purple slogan began on June 25, but the event has been so poorly attended and funded that event leaders are asking for more donations to be … more
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