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Waste Pesticide Disposal Collection Dates & Locations Set UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:21 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Waste Pesticide Disposal Program dates and locations are set for February 2016. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering several opportunities to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.

Monsanto Company Makes Donation to Plant it Forward SC UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:54 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Monsanto Company donated $25,000 to Plant it Forward South Carolina, an initiative by South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, on February 1, 2016.  Plant it Forward SC will provide relief funds specifically for covering a portion of seed costs for 2016, as well as hay losses livestock farmers had because of the flood. …

Williamson Honored as State Employee of the Year UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:03 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Association of Regional Councils of Government named James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, Ph.D., president of …

Doodle for Google SC winner revealed

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:27 p.m.

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is …

Almost 600 in SC getting GED after passing score lowered UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 8:25 a.m.

Almost 600 South Carolinians will get their high school diplomas without having to again take the GED test. The South Carolina Education Department has announced that the GED Testing Service has lowered the passing score for the General Educational Development Tests from 150 to 145. That means about 600 people in the state who have taken the test …

UPDATE: 24-hour walk-in clinic opens UPDATED

Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Williamsburg Regional Hospital, which turns 52 years old this year, was no match for the October historic flood. Severe damage to key areas of …

South Carolina officers trained on anti-meth technology

Friday, February 5, 2016 2:18 p.m.

South Carolina – February 5, 2016 – This week, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA), in conjunction with Appriss, conducted three trainings across the state on the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which is the a real-time, stop-sale technology used to ensure that purchasers of pseudoephedrine (PSE) …

McKnight recognized as health policy program fellow

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7:15 a.m.

Representative Cezar McKnight has been recognized as Health Policy Fellow by the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health (IMPH). …

Providing a hand up - not a hand out

By Jennifer Kellahan

The News Correspondent

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Need a job? Can’t get ahead and need a hand up? Opportunity for young people in our area abounds with Telamon YouthBuild. The program …

CCT College announces fall 2015 President’s, Dean’s Lists UPDATED

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Central Carolina Technical College President Dr. Tim Hardee has announced fall 2015 student honors lists. This term, 429 students have been honored.

Hemingway woman charged with murder UPDATED

Sunday, January 31, 2016 5:10 p.m.

Editor's note: the headline should say Kingstree instead of Hemingway but due to technical issues cannot be updated at this time. Phyllis E. Owens, …

Highway sign dedicated to late patrolman UPDATED

Sunday, January 31, 2016 12:36 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held a highway dedication ceremony in honor of Patrolman Arnold Reo "Buck" Carter who was killed in …

Officials begin audit on addresses UPDATED

Friday, January 29, 2016 12:45 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division /E911 will begin a countywide audit of all county addresses. Officials are looking to see if your address is prominently and properly displayed and checking to see if the address is properly recorded in their records.

Winter weather - snow dusting

Thursday, January 28, 2016 5:00 a.m.

A dusting of snow was all that Williamsburg County experienced this weekend; a stark contrast to other parts of the east such as New York where JFK …

First annual youth forum promotes non-violence

Thursday, January 28, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Telamon Youthbuild/Americorps participants, The Town of Lane, and Williamsburg County Law Enforcement first annual Youth Forum was held on Monday …

Good news for the county's bridges UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:21 a.m.

On January 25, a huge crowd showed up for a community meeting in Nesmith. The citizens who crowded into the Friendship United Methodist Church had …

Great American Cleanup launches March 1

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Williamsburg County Councilmembers were urged to reach out to their constituents to bring about awareness of a continuing issue. Williamsburg …

Rep. Cezar E. McKnight legislative update UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Lawmakers returned to the State House on January 12, 2016, to commence the second regular session of the 121st South Carolina General Assembly. …

Pasley hopeful that government funding will be restored UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Williamsburg County Council is hoping a push by county governments will restore some funding. Williamsburg County Supervisor Stanley Pasley said they have been monitoring the discussion about the surplus that’s available at the state level.

School News - Citadel, Coastal Carolina, FMU announce 2015 student honors UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The Citadel’s newest Gold Star cadets announced

Where does all that money go? UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The South Carolina Education Lottery reached a historic milestone when it hit $800,000,000 on January 8. A week later it passed a billion dollars. People hoping for a chance at becoming rich wrapped around gas stations in an endless procession. Beating all odds, three winners will share an unimaginable booty. But what happens to the money they …

USC presents local student with plaque UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2016 - The University of South Carolina Gamecock Athletics Department presented Jessica Huell with a plaque, Highest Reading Hero for …

Choose Your Tax Preparer Wisely UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:28 a.m.

If someone helps you do your taxes, you're not alone. The IRS asks you to choose your tax return preparer wisely – for good reason. You are responsible for the information on your income tax return. That's true no matter who prepares your return. Here are ten tips to keep in mind when choosing a tax preparer:

House measure aims to limit ceremony, keep chamber on task

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:47 p.m.

A proposal advanced to the House floor Tuesday would create a 15-minute time slot on the calendar for “special introductions,” with each limited to 90 seconds. The measure's sponsor, Rep. Todd Atwater, said he's frustrated by the multiple daily interruptions.   …

South Carolina’s record month for gun checks adds to strain of FBI system

Andrew Knapp

The Post and Courier

Monday, January 25, 2016 4:20 p.m.

Nearly 50,000 South Carolinians tried to get guns or permits to carry the weapons in December — more than in any other month in history. …

John Coker Plowden of Kingstree graduates from Clemson University UPDATED

Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:39 p.m.

John Coker Plowden of Kingstree graduated from Clemson University on Thursday, December 17, 2015, with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Landscape Architecture.

USC Sumter Fall 2015 Dean’s List UPDATED

Saturday, January 23, 2016 3:37 p.m.

The University of South Carolina Sumter congratulates the students who were named to the fall 2015 Dean’s List.

10th death linked to exploding air bags UPDATED

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Ford pickup driver killed last month in South Carolina is the 9th person to die in the U.S. and the 10th worldwide because of defective Takata air-bag inflators that explode, firing off shrapnel-like shards, government safety officials said Friday, as they announced a new expansion of the largest auto safety recall in …

State details efforts to fight theft from false SC returns UPDATED

Friday, January 22, 2016 7:26 p.m.

The director of South Carolina's tax collection agency says delaying refunds, using software to flag suspicious returns and collecting wage documents quicker will reduce the theft of taxpayers' money. Those are among the fraud-prevention strategies the Department of Revenue is rolling out this year, said Director Rick Reames.

USC Sumter Fall 2015 President’s List UPDATED

Friday, January 22, 2016 3:34 p.m.

The University of South Carolina Sumter congratulates the students who made the President’s List in the Fall 2015 semester.

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