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Multiple Fights result in school lockdown UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:59 p.m.

On May 4, 2016 approximately 12:30 p.m. Hemingway Police Department (HPD) responded to Hemingway High School multiple fights in progress. Upon a request by HPD, the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Probation Pardon and Parole Services, South Carolina Highway Patrol, Johnsonville Police Department, Williamsburg County Fire …

Winners selected in third annual ‘Amazing Art by Special Artists’ competition

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:09 a.m.

LAKE CITY - Corey Burgess, from the Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs, was selected to receive the People’s Choice award and took third place overall in the third annual art contest, the “Amazing Art by Special Artists” in Lake City Friday morning.

Mobile ER UPDATED

Mobile ER
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:20 a.m.

The final piece of the puzzle for the mobile emergency room in Kingstree was set in place when the Williamsburg Regional Hospital staff and …

Kenneth Gardner Elementary hosts Leadership Conference 2016

Kenneth Gardner Elementary hosts Leadership Conference 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:13 a.m.

Kenneth Gardner Elementary School (KGES) hosted its fourth Leadership Day Conference on April 15. Visitors from across the state came to learn more …

Student fight, intervention captured on video UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:35 a.m.

On Monday, May 2, two females were fighting when two men intervened. In a video provided to The News, one man appears to wrap his arm around one of the girl's neck in order to restraint her. In the video the student appears to resist until her body appears to go limp, at which time the man releases her.

South Carolina's Public Schools Searching for Teachers UPDATED

Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:57 a.m.

Rock Hill, SC – Recruiters from South Carolina's public school districts hope to fill their current and anticipated teacher vacancies at this year's South Carolina Teacher Expo. The Expo, a one-day teacher job fair sponsored by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA), will be held at the South Carolina State …

Epidemic of twins

Epidemic of twins

Carolyn M. Grayson

Special to The News

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:49 p.m.

The school year 2015-2016 is the 50th year of operation of Williamsburg Presbyterian Kindergarten (WPK). There have been many changes and many …

4th Annual Coastal Cultures Conference set for April 30 UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:56 p.m.

The landmark St. Helena Branch Library will be the host site of the "4th Annual Coastal Cultures Conference" which is being sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Union of Concerned Scientists, United States Fish & Wildlife Service's Coastal Program, Public Health Sciences Department of the Medical University of South Carolina, …

Dr. Gamble appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit UPDATED

Dr. Gamble appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:49 p.m.

Dr. Janice Murray Gamble was recently appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit. She worked as …

Members of Williamsburg County Transit System awarded UPDATED

Members of Williamsburg County Transit System awarded
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:21 p.m.

The Annual South Carolina Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure, South Carolina Department of Transportation Transit Bus Maintenance and Van Roadeo was …

March Image Award UPDATED

March Image Award

BY LESLEE SPIVEY

Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:28 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for March to Lawrimore and Lawrimore of Hemingway. The business is owned by Jim Lawrimore …

Emergency room open UPDATED

Emergency room open

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:45 a.m.

The lobby of the Williamsburg Regional Hospital Mobile Emergency Room was filled with people last Friday afternoon, but you could have heard a pin …

Juvenile prisons looking for 45 new officers after riot UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:02 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's main juvenile prison has seen a sharp rise in violence and gang activity, and the leader of the agency said Tuesday she is trying to hire 45 new guards to help. The extra guards are needed in part because the Department of Juvenile Justice is moving away from an earlier policy of making …

USDA Administrator visits county UPDATED

USDA Administrator visits county

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Val Dolcini, USDA Administrator for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), recently paid a visit to South Carolina and one of his stops was the Williamsburg …

Pull up or pay up UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:15 a.m.

Wearing baggy pants might get you into trouble now that Kingstree Town Council passed first of two readings amending an ordinance regarding indecent exposure. The town will conduct a six-month trial period where law enforcement will issue a warning. If a parent allows their child (willfully allowed while in their presence) to expose their …

Local man dies in evening crash UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:25 p.m.

An evening crash ends in tragedy. Freddie Faison, 55, of Kingstree was killed when he was involved in a single car accident. Faison was traveling …

Governor Haley Signs Lifesaving Hands-On CPR in Schools Bill into Law UPDATED

Friday, April 22, 2016 11:43 a.m.

South Carolina, SC – Governor Nikki Haley signed House Bill 3265 into law on Thursday, April 21, requiring all South Carolina students to learn hands-on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This essential life skill will be incorporated into the already required high school health education curriculum and will ultimately benefit countless …

Bill removes option to arrest for 'disturbing schools' UPDATED

Thursday, April 21, 2016 1:44 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Supporters of a bill removing law enforcement officers' ability to arrest students for "disturbing schools" say the charge criminalizes ordinary misbehavior and puts kids on a path to prison. Spartanburg prosecutor Barry Barnette and the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association countered Thursday that arrests are sometimes …

Felician Center site of good things UPDATED

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 4:38 p.m.

The Felician Center recently hosted 22 community leaders as a part of “Industry Appreciation Day.” The students enjoyed showcasing their …

Company investing more than $20 million in Kingstree development UPDATED

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:19 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – United Phosphorus, Inc. (UPI), a manufacturing company specializing in chemical blending operations, plans to establish a new industrial operation in Williamsburg County. The company plans to invest more than $20 million in the project and create 65 new jobs over the next several years. "The opening of our first U.S. full …

WTC Foundation to sponsor “Big Give Tent Event” UPDATED

WTC Foundation to sponsor “Big Give Tent Event”
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:04 a.m.

The Williamsburg Technical College Foundation will host a “carnival” under a big tent on the college’s courtyard on Tuesday, May …

Keep Williamsburg Beautiful county pride week blitz UPDATED

Keep Williamsburg Beautiful county pride week blitz

BY ROSA CHERRY

Special to The News

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:59 a.m.

“. . . Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction, …

Celebrations start the conversation on preventing child abuse UPDATED

Celebrations start the conversation on preventing child abuse

BY KATRINA MOSES

The News Correspondent

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:19 a.m.

On the Williamsburg County Courthouse front steps, 145 W. Main St., on April 6, blue and teal balloons were released in observance of Child Abuse …

Felician Center site of good things UPDATED

Felician Center site of good things

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 8:27 a.m.

The Felician Center recently hosted 22 community leaders as a part of “Industry Appreciation Day.” The students enjoyed showcasing …

Great American cleanup UPDATED

Great American cleanup
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:46 a.m.

Every spring, PalmettoPride and Keep South Carolina Beautiful, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Inc., coordinate the Great American …

Hospital meeting shows things are moving forward UPDATED

Monday, April 18, 2016 9:55 p.m.

“It was a very productive meeting,” said Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston who was referring to an April 13, meeting of local, state and federal entities that included representatives from the offices of Governor Haley, Senator Lindsey Graham, Congressman Jim Clyburn, as well as FEMA, DHEC, SC Emergency Management …

Report sightings online to help diamondback terrapins

Report sightings online to help diamondback terrapins
Saturday, April 16, 2016 9:25 p.m.

Coastal residents and visitors in South Carolina have a new way to make a difference in the long-term conservation of the diamondback terrapin, a …

Little Leaguers have a blast on opening day UPDATED

Little Leaguers have a blast on opening day
Friday, April 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Kingstree Parks and Recreation Center was filled to the rim with players, family and friends for Kingstree Little League opening day.

Man struck and killed in Kingstree UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:06 a.m.

Richard Barley, was struck and killed Tuesday, April 12, when a car hit him as he attempted to cross the highway in a wheelchair. Barley, 85, of Jean McCabe Manor, Kingstree was crossing Highway 52 just outside the Kingstree City Limits when the driver of a Honda Accord struck him. Barley later died as a result of his injuries. According to South …

Six suspects arrested in connection to Hemingway theft ring UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:06 p.m.

On April 4, 2016 investigators traveled to the 1499 Highway 41/51 South, Hemingway, South Carolina also known as Insane Graphics concerning arrest …

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