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District works closely with S.C. Department of Education

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:48 a.m.

The Williamsburg County School District recently provided public notice of the August 23, letter from the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) regarding the district’s failure to address in the required timeframe some areas of concern identified by the SCDE. The district is committed to addressing all issues of non-compliance …

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:38 a.m.

As a part of D. P. Cooper Charter School’s Parent Academy, a workshop was held on Wednesday, September 21, to honor all grandparents. Mrs. …

Edward Jones receives September Image Award

Edward Jones receives September Image Award
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:54 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for September to Edward Jones Investments now located at 125 South Academy Street in …

Vital Aging annual dinner a success

Vital Aging annual dinner a success
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:20 a.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. hosted a dinner and silent auction on Thursday, September 8. The guest speaker was National Coach of the …

Pee Dee Land Trust presents,Black Farmer Storytelling Project at Lake City Public Library

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:27 a.m.

ee Dee Land Trust has prepared an exhibit of storyboards featuring photographs and quotes collected during a series of interviews with six African American farmers in the Pee Dee region. The “Pee Dee Black Farmer Storytelling Project” is currently on display at the Lake City Public Library through October 15.

Can you identify this week’s mystery plant?

Can you identify this week’s mystery plant?
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:34 a.m.

Pick a tree--any tree--and try to describe it using only 8 words--in Latin. That’s what botanist Thomas Walter did in 1788, after studying and …

JJ&K wins Solo & Small Firm Award for outstanding community service

JJ&K wins Solo & Small Firm Award for outstanding community service
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:24 a.m.

Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA (JJ&K) was awarded the 2016 Solo and Small Firm Section Award during the Bar’s LPM-TECH Conference …

S.C. ranks #5 in rate of women murdered by men

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:25 a.m.

South Carolina ranked fifth in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 1.73 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2014 Homicide Data.

World Rabies Day highlights importance of prevention through vaccination UPDATED

Monday, September 26, 2016 5:38 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will join other health agencies on Sept. 28 to mark World Rabies Day in an effort to end rabies. World Rabies Day is an international event that seeks to raise awareness about rabies in order to enhance prevention and control efforts.  

Company aims to restart gasoline pipeline Wednesday evening UPDATED

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 4:18 p.m.

Company officials working to repair a broken pipeline in Alabama that led to gas shortages across the South say they've successfully tested a temporary bypass and plan to restart the line soon. The company said in a statement that it expects to restart the line Wednesday evening, though it will take several days for fuel supplies to return to …

Pipeline ready to reopen, carrying gasoline to 5 states UPDATED

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:40 p.m.

ATLANTA (AP) — Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday — through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline — after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500-foot (152-meter) section of pipe serving …

Walk for a Cure UPDATED

Walk for a Cure
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:47 a.m.

Walk For A Cure. On Saturday, September 17, the Kingstree-Lake City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. participated in the third …

THE VITAL AGING Dinner and Silent Auction

THE VITAL AGING Dinner and Silent Auction
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:07 a.m.

THE VITAL AGING Dinner and Silent Auction honoring National Coach of the Year Gary Gilmore - 2016 NCAA Baseball Champions of the Coastal Carolina …

$35M in aid coming to 1,250 S.C. farmers

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:23 a.m.

AP) — Nearly 1,250 farmers in South Carolina will get more than $35 million in aid for their losses during last October’s massive floods.

W.C. School District must redirect use of federal funds

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:28 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has notified the Williamsburg County School District that it is redirecting 25 percent of 2016 and 2017 IDEA funds due to “system, longstanding uncorrected noncompliance.” The district must use approximately $700,000 of the $3 million it received in federal funds to address a number …

Calling all yard sale junkies! UPDATED

Calling all yard sale junkies!

By Michaele Duke

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:36 a.m.

If you like shopping yard sales this is the sale for you. On October 7 and October 8, a 65-mile sales route has been planned along Highway 52 from …

The Restoration of Elim United Methodist Church

The Restoration of Elim United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:20 a.m.

Mayo Collier, Missioner

Flavored vinegars, Home Economist News Break

Flavored vinegars, Home Economist News Break

By Nancy S. Harrison

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 8:22 a.m.

Flavored vinegars are easy and safe to make at home, provided some simple precautions are followed. Vinegars that are garnished with sprigs of herbs …

Four arrested in connection to attempted armed robbery

Friday, September 16, 2016 2:13 p.m.

Four suspects are in custody after an alleged attempted robbery. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office press release, Jowuan Todd Givens, 23, of Kingstree, Brandon Myers, 27, Kingstree, Travon Dashawn Mouzon, 18, of St. Stephens, and Michael Jerome McClary, 22, of Hemingway have been charged with various crimes in connection to the …

Pipeline shutdown in Alabama could send local gas prices higher UPDATED

Friday, September 16, 2016 7:31 p.m.

Motorists in the Southeast and East could pay more for gasoline in coming days because of the shutdown of a leaking pipeline in Alabama. Experts say, however, that any spike in service-station prices should only be temporary. Colonial Pipeline Co. said Friday that it doesn't expect to fully reopen its primary gasoline pipeline until next week. …

Williamsburg County School District must redirect use of federal funds UPDATED

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5:37 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) has notified the Williamsburg County School District that it is redirecting 25 percent of 2016 and 2017 IDEA funds due to “system, longstanding uncorrected noncompliance.” The district must use approximately $700,000 of the $3 million it received in federal funds to address a number of …

Running to remember

Running to remember

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:19 a.m.

Last week a woman dressed in brightly colored clothes jogged into Kingstree. Anna DeWitt was on a journey that included a stop at the Kingstree Fire …

Capturing history, Citizens asked to contribute photos for museum project

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:55 a.m.

The Williamsburgh Historical Society is currently working on a book project and is in need of historical photos. Wendell Voiselle, director of the Williamsburgh Historical Museum, is in search of photos surrounding Black River, possibly old commercial boats that visited the area such as Conrad Constine’s boats, or others that used Black …

WRH update!

WRH update!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:04 a.m.

As seen in the photo above taken on September 7, the construction of the temporary modular hospital is progressing. Citizens continue to have access …

September 11, 2001, will be a day I will never forget

September 11, 2001, will be a day I will never forget

By Geneva Isa

Special to The News

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:50 a.m.

On September 11, 2001, I was in my science classroom at Orr Elementary School, Washington, D.C. when I felt the building shook; after some inquiring, …

Getting the tea—total evidence

Getting the tea—total evidence

By Nancy S. Harrison

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Green tea is a likely choice these days for people looking for health benefits from their beverages. But research indicates that all tea is good for …

Fun Day

Fun Day
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Rocky Patel and Johnny Boys Express thank everyone for coming and joining them for a fun day event on September 3.  Everyone enjoyed the food …

Hemingway man accused of receiving drugs through the mail UPDATED

Hemingway man accused of receiving drugs through the mail

By Michaele Duke

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 a.m.

David Williams, 37, of 65 Plum Street, Hemingway, is facing drug charges after an investigation.

CDC Director: ‘Essentially out of money’ to fight Zika

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:18 a.m.

(AP) — The head of the government’s fight against the Zika virus said that “we are now essentially out of money” and warned that the country is “about to see a bunch of kids born with microcephaly” in the coming months.

Rodney Scott’s BBQ opening in former Chick’s Fry House

Rodney Scott’s BBQ opening in former Chick’s Fry House
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:47 a.m.

Hanna Raskin


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