Community Vision Session Wrap Up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Over the past four months, Williamsburg County’s Strategic Plan has conducted a series of community outreach sessions in an effort to connect local businesses and citizens to the county’s vision for “A better quality of life.” These sessions were held in each municipal town in order to involve citizens across the county.

Stallions end season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg Academy Stallions ended the season with a 17-14 loss against Holly Hill. Their season may be over; however they have much to be …

Clarendon County men charged with stealing local campaign signs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Two Clarendon County men have been charged with five counts of Petit Larceny. Robert Marcellus Fleming, 50, of Manning and Richard A. Canady, 55, of …

Sabb sworn in as senator

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Alex Chatman Complex in Kingstree was filled to capacity as dignitaries, legislators, family and friends turned out for the November 13, swearing- …

Former Piggly Wiggly building demoed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

A demolition crew has begun the arduous task of taking down the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Kingstree. A Super Family Dollar Store will …

Fifty years later: Welcoming home our Vietnam veterans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Fifty years ago the Vietnam War ended; however, with the end of the war many troops returning home were treated with distain, insulted and even spit …

Locals sponsor new benches for Williamsburg Tech

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

DR. WALTER AND Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cottingham of Kingstree recently sponsored two benches at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) through the WTC …

National Council of Negro Women host breakfast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Williamsburg County Section, hosted 91 guests for the annual Harambee Prayer Breakfast Memorial and …

Williamsburg County School District Superintendent resigns UPDATED

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:02 p.m.

After the Williamsburg County School District Board of trustees reconvened from a 2-hour executive session, the attorney representing the District …

Clarendon County men charged with stealing local campaign signs UPDATED

Friday, November 14, 2014 2:12 p.m.

  Two Clarendon County men have been charged with five counts of Petit Larceny. Robert Marcellus Fleming, 50, of Manning and Richard A. Canady, 55, …

Both Tigers and Stallions head to semifinals

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Third-ranked, Region 8 A champions the Hemingway Tigers continued their assault with a 20-0 shutout against Calhoun County Friday night. One …

83,000 redbreasts find new home in Black River

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:59 a.m.

The surface of the Black River came alive when 83,000 redbreast sunfish were released October 31, at Gilland Memorial Park. Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, …

Town of Hemingway third annual Veterans Day Program

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Town of Hemingway held its third annual Veterans Day Program on November 7, at the town park. This year the town was honored to have Commander …

Longstreet receives October Image Award

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:59 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for October to Dave Fenters and Longstreet Auto Mall of Kingstree. The business has been …

Hospital board weighs options

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:59 a.m.

The hospital may be forced to “affiliate” with larger hospitals, that is what Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston said according to a …

Local farmer presented award

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg Soil and Water Conservation District’s L. Claude McClary Conservation Achievement award for 2014 was presented to Percy Lawrimore …

Local group sponsors “Snacks for Kids”

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The United Methodist Women is an organization of approximately one million members whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders and …

Parade marks first for county

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:59 a.m.

History was made on Saturday, November 8, when Main Street in Kingstree was the site of the first Veterans Day Parade in Williamsburg County. Over 22 …

Voter turnout impressive UPDATED

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:58 a.m.

Williamsburg County enjoyed an impressive 50.69 percent voter turnout for the mid-term election. Ronnie Sabb, who ran unopposed for Senate District 32, received 21,453 votes. House of Representative District 101 saw democrat Cezar McKnight beating his republican opponent Allen Smith 6,894 to 3,401 votes. "I first want to acknowledge my opponent. …

Kingstree student recipient of 2014 Rising Star scholarship UPDATED

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Inspire Us, a non-profit organization recently announced Jalynn Parnell of Timmonsville and James Carraway of Kingstree as the 2014 Rising Star …

In Uniform UPDATED

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Fulmore:

County highways mark Gullah Geechee Corridor

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The second of two highway signs promoting heritage, tourism and cultural awareness of the Gullah Geechee Cultural have been erected. The Gullah …

SC Football Coaches Association announces 2014 Palmetto Champions UPDATED

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The South Carolina Football Coaches Association (SCFCA) announced the members of the 2014 Palmetto Champions All-Star Football Team this week. Local …

KGES reading challenge UPDATED

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Kenneth Gardner Elementary students and parents have begun their reading challenge for the year with the 100 Reading Book Challenge reading program. …

District staff reacts to report card

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Less than a week after the Federal Report Card designated Williamsburg County School District with an “F” grade, the board heard from citizens, …

Harvin recognized as state commander

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

A “Homecoming Celebration” was held for The Department of South Carolina Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2014-2015 State Commander Dentist B Harvin on …

Caped crusader attacks bullying

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Bam! Pow! Ouch!

Council passes resolution in support of increasing state funding

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 11:00 a.m.

By Michaele Duke

Shots fired after game

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams has confirmed that shots were fired after a homecoming football game. Williams told The News on Friday night shots were heard in the parking area of the Kingstree Senior High School football stadium. Kingstree Senior High School was celebrating homecoming. The Jaguars hosted Lake Marion High School where the …

18th annual meeting of members held at the Greeleyville Wellness Center

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

On October 16, Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. held its 18th annual meeting of members sponsored by Embrace Hospice and Henryhand Funeral …

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