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PROUD OF SALK. USC Salk alum Josh Smoak is now a junior grade lieutenant Naval aviator and helicopter pilot. He finished his associate degree at USC Salkehatchie before completing a bachelor of … more
Gina and Jeremy Goettee are the owners of the Bear Fam Foods hot dog stand in Cottageville. Situated next to Genesis Car Sales, the family serves the people of Cottageville hot dogs on Fridays … more
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster was in Hampton County Sept. 2 with other state officials to announce a new agriculture technology campus that will offer 1,500 jobs. Located in the new Opportunity … more

Travelers on I-95 and local residents received a nasty surprise on Sept. 3 when their vehicles began to sputter and stall after leaving the Walterboro Walmart gas station. According to sources, a … more
Colleton County Administrator Kevin Griffin says a few details are all that are left before the grounds of the dismantled Bulldog Stadium are ready for the future. Gone from the long-time home of … more
A three-vehicle accident on Green Pond Highway (S.C. Highway 303) at Possum Corner Road sent four people to the hospital Friday evening Sept. 11. According to the incident report, at … more
Colleton County Investigators seized large quantities of narcotics during the execution of a search warrant. It has always been the Colleton County Sheriff’s office top priority on keeping our … more

A 94-year-old Smoaks man was trapped under his tractor after the piece of equipment rolled down an embankment Wednesday afternoon Sept. 9. Fire-Rescue was dispatched at 3:22 p.m. to the 100 block … more
One of the challenges all Civil Air Patrol squadrons face during COVID-19 is finding a way to keep their cadets motivated and making progress in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program. The ACE Basin … more
Motorcycle Accident. An adult female was injured in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of ACE Basin Parkway (U.S. Highway 17) and Charleston Highway (S.C. Highway 64) on Friday Sept. 11 at 6 … more
Colleton Fire-Rescue assisted Colleton County Animal Control Officers rescuing a puppy from a driveway culvert Friday afternoon Sept. 11 at 5:39. Animal control units were called to the scene … more

A wonderful thing about living in the southeast near the ocean is that the water is still warm and the days are still hot and sunny through early fall. But September along the South Carolina coast … more
Colleton County First Steps has received $27,161 in federal funds to expand its home visitation program for parents and children ages 0-5. South Carolina First Steps awarded the grant competitively … more
LEST WE FORGET. In remembrance of Sept. 9, 2011, a flag was flown from the top of a Colleton County Fire and Rescue truck Friday night at the Colleton Prep football game, and God Bless America was … more
By KENT D. MAHONEY editor@lowcountry.com The November General Election is fast approaching. According to the state election laws, there are some upcoming benchmark dates every citizen should … more

By KENT MAHONEY editor@lowcountry.com The past four or five months has been an exercise of “What do I do now? What can I do now?” Everyday life has been a laundry list of where to go, … more
A utility contractor dug into a residential natural gas line in the 400 block of Dandridge Road at 4:13 Wednesday afternoon Sept. 2. Fire-Rescue units responded, then blocked off a section of … more
LITTLE WINNERS. Sisters Vera (left) and Lola Herndon won The Press and Standard’s Back-2-School photo contest. To win the basket full of school goodies, the girls had to send in their best … more
A 26-year-old Ruffin man was critically injured in a single car wreck in the 6900 block of Ruffin Road Monday evening Sept. 7. According to an incident report, 9-1-1 received a report of an … more

By By KATRENA McCALL editor@lowcountry.com After starting school on Aug. 19, Colleton Preparatory Academy’s school year is going well. The staff spent all summer making plans for this … more
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