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Bomb dog to join KPD

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The Kingstree Police Department soon will add another four-legged officer to its staff. A bomb detection dog will be delivered sometime between August and September, courtesy of the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Agency.

Artist one of many to speak during STEAM program

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The children at the Williamsburg County Library were in for a treat last week when Shawn McClary, an artist who recently graduated from the South …

MURRAY CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

ON JUNE 13, Alridge Murray celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Kingstree Recreation Center.

MILLER RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

The Professional Women’s Organization recently presented Kiana Miller with a $250 scholarship. Each year this organization presents the …

S.C. Drought Committee upgrades drought status for 28 counties

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee meeting via conference call on June 19, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought, incipient, for 28 counties.

Essence White won The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina Scholarship

By Brother Harmon Cooper, Jr.

Special to The News

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Essence White, a senior at Kingstree High School and class salutatorian, is the 2015 state winner of a $4,000 scholarship.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Inside Out”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

After a year off following a bit of a critical slump, Pixar is back with “Inside Out,” as original a concept as it’s had in a while. The film is sweet and funny and brimming with creativity. That creativity is its greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

Two-car accident ends in fatality

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 11 a.m. on June 24, the driver of an Audi sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 52, south of the city limits of Kingstree when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a trailer being pulled by a truck.

Kingstree native had ties with the Rev. Pinckney

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

Jodi Mack looked down at Senator Clementa Pinckney’s body as it lie in state at the South Carolina State House rotunda. Mack, a native of …

Kingstree NAACP chapter hosts prayer vigil (video)

Friday, June 26, 2015 11:07 a.m.

After a June 17, shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, local citizens gathered at the Williamsburg …

Last-ditch effort by council to sign up for water

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:18 p.m.

Williamsburg County could lose millions in USDA funds and run the risk of not meeting certain financial obligations in a year if citizens don’t sign up for water connection. According to Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Authority Director Lane Mixon, revenues must increase to support the Water and Sewer Department. Williamsburg County …

Kingstree native releases sophomore journal

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Be Attitudes: A Devotional Journey To A Disciplined Life is the sophomore devotional journal by Mary V. Pinckney that will challenge, motivate and …

WTC instructor completes faculty academy program

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College’s (WTC) Math Instructor Willie Bryant recently completed the South Carolina Technical College System Faculty …

S.C. Outstanding Biology Teacher of 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems, and The South Carolina …

Local firefighters assist with Lake City blaze

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

LAKE CITY, S.C. -- A daylong effort by firefighters from four counties paid off Friday afternoon when a straw fire at East Coast Erosion Blankets was declared to be under control. Firefighters were working to remove damaged straw from the building to make sure the blaze didn’t reignite, said Debbie Altman, South Lynches Fire Department …

The healing power of pink

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

When a pink fire truck escorted by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and Williamsburg County Fire Department fire trucks …

The gift of reading UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has touched countless young lives since is inception 20 years ago. The program, which is designed to …

Paisley Pearl expands business

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

In 2012, Kingstree native Whitney McGee opened Paisley Pearl clothes shop. The business has seen continued growth with a perpetual repeat customers …

Water towers to receive fresh paint

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

A PAIR OF water towers is scheduled for a fresh coat of paint.

Six Red Cross tips to stay safe when temperatures soar

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Dangerously hot weather is predicted in coastal and central South Carolina this weekend into next week and the American Red Cross reminds people of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

Historic mobile church rediscovered

BY CHRISTINA LEE KNAUSS

THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

An afternoon trip down a country road in April led to the unexpected rediscovery of “the church on wheels” — a genuine piece of …

Scammed or scammer

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Ashleigh Mabry of Salters says she was scammed. Last summer she claimed during an interview with The News’ reporter that she had been selected …

Bubba’s Small Engines receives Image Award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for May to Bubba’s Small Engines of Salters. The owner, Sam (Bubba) McGee began …

C.E. Murray’s Wilson takes the gold

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Lasabra Wilson, a senior at C.E. Murray High School, led the charge at the state meet at Spring Valley School in Columbia.

Hannah Wilkes chosen as the recipient of the Senior Conservation Achievement Award for 2015 by the Williamsburg Soil and Water Conservation District.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Each year the $500 award goes to an outstanding senior who will be entering an agriculture or natural resource related field in college. Hannah …

Council down to wire after budget fails

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Staff Note: This article was originally published online June 11, 2015 at http://bit.ly/1GLpRlu but has since been republished.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:17 p.m.

Council down to wire after budget fails UPDATED

Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:09 p.m.

This article has been moved to a new URL. Please visit www.kingstreenews.com/news for the updated article.  The Town of Kingstree Council's failure to pass its budget on June 8, could shut the city down and leave citizens without police and fire protection, water, and create a host of problems. Council voted 3-3 on second and final reading of the …

Nesmith student graduates with Associate in Science

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Lackawanna College awarded nearly 350 associate degrees and certificates to students from 11 states during its 121st commencement on Saturday, May 23, …

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program starts soon

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc., in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing free coupons to low-income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.

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