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I have said before that my youngest son was a handful. Had he been born first, he would have been an only child. He was a surprise. We had experienced infertility issues with our oldest, but God … more
Colleton County needs more housing options. Earlier this year, both Colleton County Council and Walterboro City Council met and individually created a plan, or goal list. These separate … more
By VICKI BROWN I love being a mom, but just like most mothers, I feel like I wasn’t all that great. Now that my children are grown, I hoped that my children would forget the times I lost my … more

By Vicki Brown My husband’s grandmother, Nettie, had just started showing signs of dementia when we were newlyweds. Nettie lived with my in-laws, and had done so for most of their married … more
Dear editor, My husband and I recently returned from south Georgia on I-95. After crossing the Savannah River into South Carolina, the condition of the highway took a drastic change. I-95 through … more
More Colleton residents need to participate in online surveys. In recent meetings of the Colleton County School Board, we heard repeatedly from several school board members that a recent online … more
My husband and I were recently talking about how sometimes a smell or song can bring back old memories of pleasant days. We love to talk about those memories together; quite often I learn … more

Dear The Press and Standard Editor, It is baseball season and the Colleton County Parks and Recreation Center is the busiest place in town. On any given weekday evening, tee ball, softball and … more
The Passover Supper & Jesus Washes Feet Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that His hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He now showed the disciples the full extent … more
I have always loved Easter. I love coloring eggs with dye, egg hunts, wearing pastel clothes, the beautiful flowers of springtime and the story of the Resurrection. But one year, I discovered that … more
There has been a lot of talk about the needs of Colleton County. Mostly, these discussions are happening within our planning committees and by our elected leaders on Colleton County Council and on … more

Dear Editor: Just when I think I have seen every ludicrous decision come from the Colleton County School Board, they surprise me one more time! A study was conducted looking at salaries and … more
 I don’t like numbers. I never have. They just don’t make sense to me when applied to algebra or geometry. I am the “other brain” person. I like art, music, poetry, stories and … more
By Vicki Brown I love ice hockey. My dad took me to a game in Syracuse, N.Y. when I was about nine years old. I fell in love with the sport. I love how fast-paced it is. There is constant … more
Dear Editor, After almost a month of listening to and watching Biden and his band of incompetent morons; I have to ask: what are they trying to do? They embarrass themselves almost daily with … more

Elected leaders are meant to work for the people who put them into their respective offices. Yes, these elected positions require an extreme amount of time sitting on committees, representing the … more
By VICKI BROWN I am like a good dog…loyal to a fault. I hate injustice and always root for the underdog, and sometimes that leads to trouble. And I certainly found myself in trouble one day … more
Dear Editor, I’m glad to see a legitimate candidate running against Congressman Clyburn. Tired of getting emails from the Congressman saying that the most important thing one can do after being … more
At this point in the year, county and city leaders have already met and decided on goals and needs for our entire community. We have read these plans, and reported on them, to you, our readers. … more

I have often written about my deep, abiding affection for confection. I love sweets! I always have, and at 63, I probably always will. When I was nine years old, we lived in Mableton, Ga. Just … more
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