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GPD seeking citizens’ help

GPD seeking citizens’ help
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:34 a.m.

The Greeleyville Police Department (GPD) is seeking citizens’ help to locate two suspects, Susie Loretta Thomas, 43, of Sumter, and Synquis …

Senator Tim Scott accepting applications for Fall 2016 Internships

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:21 a.m.

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) recently announced he is accepting applications for congressional internships in his Washington, DC, North Charleston, Columbia and Greenville offices for the fall of 2016.

Kingstree native recognized for accomplishments UPDATED

Kingstree native recognized for accomplishments

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:10 a.m.

The South Carolina Women Lawyers Association recently announced Kingstree native Leah Cromer as the recipient of the First South Carolina Women …

Deputy arrested

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:03 a.m.

A deputy with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office was charged with Assault and Battery of a High and Aggravated Nature after assaulting a man and female minor.

Marion W. “Woody” Curtis has been named principal of Hemingway Elementary School

Marion W. “Woody” Curtis has been named principal of Hemingway Elementary School
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:30 a.m.

Marion W. “Woody” Curtis has been named principal of Hemingway Elementary School of Hemingway. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree …

Carraway named principal of Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts

Carraway  named principal of Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:48 a.m.

James Carraway was recently named principal of Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts for the 2016-2017 school term.

Simmons named principal of Kingstree Senior High School

Simmons named principal of Kingstree Senior High School
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:55 a.m.

Dr. Deonia Simmons, a 1988 graduate of Denmark-Olar High School, was recently selected to serve as principal at Kingstree High School in Kingstree. …

Local industry awarded

Local industry awarded
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:24 a.m.

DSM – Kingstree site recently received the Palmetto Shining Star Award from SC OSHA. This is the highest award that SC OSHA gives for safety …

Hospital plans moving forward

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:37 a.m.

Deep two-foot wide grooves cut into the Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH) back parking lot hint that something big is about to happen. It’s been six months since the hospital suspended operations due to the October historic rain event that swept across the state. Williamsburg County was one of the hardest hit when nearly two feet of rain …

Bears spotted in county UPDATED

Bears spotted in county

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:51 a.m.

There’s been a lot of talk about bears being spotted in Williamsburg County. The reason for the sightings, according to South Carolina …

Voters will choose to create Penny Sales Tax in November

Voters will choose to create Penny Sales Tax in November

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:44 a.m.

Voters in Williamsburg County may be voting on a penny sales tax this November. The first of six public hearings to receive public input and to …

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:24 a.m.

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success. The camp was held from July 7 to July 9, at the Williamsburg County …

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently hosted its second annual Counselors Academy for secondary counseling and career professionals from …

South Carolina residents face a moderate risk of Zika infectionZika Prevention Safety Tips from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:15 a.m.

The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Its most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), muscle pain and headache. Pregnant women with Zika risk passing the virus to their unborn child. There have been cases of babies being born with microcephaly (a smaller-than-normal head). …

Hemingway man charged with raping child

Hemingway man charged with raping child
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:04 a.m.

On Friday, July 8, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael Ray Birchmore, Jr., 35, Birchmore Drive, 11 days after they …

Lowcountry Food Bank and Partners Kick Off Summer Eats! Program UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:03 p.m.

From July 11th through August 12th, the Lowcountry Food Bank will be offering a special, free “grab-and-go” summer meals program for children in the Greeleyville area. This program is offered as a partnership between Share Our Strength, the Lowcountry Food Bank and Greeleyville Elementary School.

Anderson Brothers Bank recognized in ICBA Independent Bankers Magazine

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:12 a.m.

Independent Bankers Magazine has named Anderson Brothers Bank as one of the highest performing banks in the country. In the magazine’s annual survey of community bank performance, Anderson Brothers Bank ranked 14th in Return on Average Equity and 25th in Return on Average Assets of all banks in the country with assets between $500 million …

State Parks to Host Statewide Food Drive July 23 UPDATED

Monday, July 18, 2016 11:28 a.m.

State Parks across South Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their surrounding communities will help them pack park trucks full of canned goods and other non-perishables to help address hunger. Pack-A-Park-Truck events will be held at all 47 state parks in South Carolina on Saturday, July 23.  The event is part of the Park Service's …

Corn! Corn! Yellow or white!

Corn! Corn!  Yellow or white!

By Nancy S. Harrison

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:25 a.m.

“Fresh sweet corn, just come ripe. Serve me yellow or serve me white. Makes no differences in my sight. I’ll eat it noon or night. …

Results pending

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Officials responding to a July 2, call discovered a deceased male inside a home on Shady Lane in the Green Acres community. According to Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight, a neighbor discovered 49-year-old Bertram “Bean” Dana Robinson. McKnight said the cause of death is pending. Robinson’s body was taken to MUSC …

Image Award presented to Personalize It

Image Award presented to Personalize It
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for June to Personalize It located at 107 East Mill Street in Kingstree. Having been in …

Volunteers needed for flood damage assessment in Williamsburg, Georgetown counties

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:15 a.m.

A long-term recovery group dedicated to repairing the damage from the flooding of 2015 has asked for volunteers to help figure out the true extent of that damage.

The Professional Women’s Organization

The Professional Women’s Organization
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:32 a.m.

THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S Organization

Duke Energy Progress seeks first base rate increase in South Carolina in nearly three decades

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:11 a.m.

• Largest part of the proposed increase would pay for new generation that has replaced older, less-efficient coal plants

Sheriff’s office investigating residential shooting

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:46 a.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help regarding a July 5, shooting incident. Deputies responded to the 1:24 a.m. incident that occurred at 138 William Cooper Drive, Kingstree. According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office a suspect kicked open the front door and pointed a loaded handgun at …

Local kids become Junior Park Ranger

Local kids become Junior Park Ranger

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:38 a.m.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a ranger? Kids at the Williamsburg County Kingstree Branch Library are finding out firsthand. The kids are …

Wood Storks

Wood Storks
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:54 a.m.

A colony of wood storks are making Williamsburg County their feeding area. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural resources, after …

Goody's campaign for needy families UPDATED

Monday, July 11, 2016 12:09 p.m.

Goody's is reaching out to its customers to help needy families. From July 7 to 19, customers can bring a bag of gently used clothing to the store and receive a $10 store coupon for their generosity. The clothes will be taken to the Williamsburg County Department of Social Services, where the items will be distributed to local needy families. …

Senator Scott to host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston UPDATED

Friday, July 8, 2016 2:17 p.m.

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston on August 27. Senator Scott has hosted honor ceremonies for South Carolina's veterans since being elected to federal office. In 2012, World War Two veterans were honored, in 2013, two ceremonies were held …

Public hearings scheduled for one percent sales tax referendum UPDATED

Friday, July 8, 2016 8:26 a.m.

The appointed commission members for the Capital Project One Percent Sales Tax will be holding public meetings throughout the county to discuss the one percent sales tax referendum that will be on the November 8, General Election ballot. During these public meetings the commission members, along with public safety members will discuss the roles of …

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