Sabb sworn in as senator

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Alex Chatman Complex in Kingstree was filled to capacity as dignitaries, legislators, family and friends turned out for the November 13, swearing- …


Cotton picking fire in Choppee UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:39 p.m.

Quick thinking by the owners of a cotton-picker kept a fire Tuesday afternoon from being worse.


Chirping Bird Society spreads word about plastic

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:28 p.m.

Goffinet McLaren got a rude awakening to the beach. Her first day after moving to Litchfield in 2006, she was walking along the shore when she found …


Frozen by Fear

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:08 p.m.

Isabelle and I were catching up on our reading. We read lots of newspapers from all over. We like the feel of newsprint. Sometimes it’s a challenge …


Andrewsloses in second round of playoffs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:55 p.m.

Woodland High School scored with 2:19 left in the game to beat Andrews High 21-14 on Nov. 14 in the Class AA playoffs.


All-State Choir

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:52 p.m.


Waccamaw Regional offers free help with legal assistance UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:01 a.m.

Free help is available to qualifying senior citizens in the Waccamaw region who need legal advice.

Joe McKnight, Andrews

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Joe McKnight, Andrews - Funeral services for Joe “ Bubba” McKnight, conducted by the Rev. Manuel Fogle, were held Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Great Present AME Church of Andrews, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home. Mr. McKnight died Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was born February 12, 1946, in Williamsburg County, the son of the late Joe …


Georgetown’s season ends at Hartsville UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:02 p.m.

Hartsville dominated Georgetown 42-0 on Nov. 14 to end the Bulldogs’ season in the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the holiday season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:09 p.m.

With the holidays fast approaching, it can be tempting to put your health on the back burner and indulge in all the fixings of a holiday meal. …


Upward Basketball

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:04 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Georgetown wrapped up its registration and evaluations for the upcoming Upward Basketball and cheerleading seasons. Practice …

Former Piggly Wiggly building demoed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

A demolition crew has begun the arduous task of taking down the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Kingstree. A Super Family Dollar Store will …

Fred Darby, Sr., Kingstree

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Fred Darby, Sr., Kingstree - Funeral services for Fred Darby, Sr., conducted by Brother Billie McVey, were held Saturday, November 8, 2014, at Kingstree Church of Christ of Kingstree, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home. Mr. Darby died Thursday, October 30, 2014. He was born July 23, 1925, in Williamsburg, the son of the late Rosa Ann Tisdale and …

Should ambiguity trump truth?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Last week Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber told MSNBC Ronan Farrow he regrets saying that the Affordable Health Care law was written in a way that …


Photographer passes along tips on shooting Brookgreen’s Nights

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:22 p.m.

Anne Malarich has been photographing “Nights of a Thousand Candles” at Brookgreen Gardens since it started.


School district gets “excellent” rating UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:31 p.m.

Georgetown County School District may be readying to send out report cards with its students soon, but the district just received a report card of …

Community & Faith, Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Anniversary - Laurel Swamp Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating the 14th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Olin and First Lady Susan Dukes on Sunday, November 16, at 4 p.m. Our guest speaker will be the Pastor Eddie Gamble, Jr. along with Ebenezer and Mt. Olive Baptist Church family. The church is located at 1120 Old Gapway Rd., Satlers. …

Thanksgiving shines like the stars

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:26 a.m.

Dear Editor,

Fifty years later: Welcoming home our Vietnam veterans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Fifty years ago the Vietnam War ended; however, with the end of the war many troops returning home were treated with distain, insulted and even spit …


What makes a strong lobbyist?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:06 p.m.

Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.”


Stay warm, stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 9:10 a.m.

With the onset of winter temperatures the Palmetto Poison Center is issuing a warning about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The risk of poisoning can increase throughout the state as individuals try to remain warm.


Third-graders learn colonial history at museum

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:23 p.m.

Georgetown County children and their families took a trip back in time on Nov. 15 when the Georgetown County Museum hosted the program “Discovering …


Play to help those questioning faith UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:03 p.m.

A new kind of theatrical performance is coming to Georgetown this holiday season.

Locals sponsor new benches for Williamsburg Tech

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

DR. WALTER AND Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cottingham of Kingstree recently sponsored two benches at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) through the WTC …

Margie China, Greeleyville

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Margie China, Greeleyville - Funeral services for Mrs. Margie Nell China, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Boyd and the Rev. Robert G. McCutchen, Jr., were held Saturday, November 8, 2014, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home. Mrs. China died Friday, October 31, 2014, at her residence in …


Walmart hires vets

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:53 p.m.

Walmart announced Nov. 11 it has hired 1,718 veterans for job opportunities across South Carolina in the first 18 months of the retailer’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment.

Upcoming Events, Nov. 19

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:26 a.m.


National Council of Negro Women host breakfast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Williamsburg County Section, hosted 91 guests for the annual Harambee Prayer Breakfast Memorial and …


Exercise is a lesson for firefighters and the public UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 10:00 p.m.

To save one life.

Williamsburg County School District Superintendent resigns UPDATED

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:02 p.m.

After the Williamsburg County School District Board of trustees reconvened from a 2-hour executive session, the attorney representing the District …

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