What about our farmers - Historic flood destroys crops (w/video) UPDATED



Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:36 p.m.

Local farmers share their stories in the wake of the October flood and subsequent rains in November that have left their fields too saturated to …

State Grand Jury Indicts 20 People In Darlington, Florence & Williamsburg Counties In Drug Trafficking Operation UPDATED

Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:21 p.m.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the State Grand Jury has returned indictments against twenty people in Darlington, Florence and Williamsburg Counties in connection with a heroin trafficking operation.According to a press release, the case involves the importation of heroin from New York to South Carolina and subsequent …

Bond will assist county till FEMA funds arrive



Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:14 p.m.

Williamsburg County Council held a public hearing before making a motion to approve third and final reading on the issuance of a $1.5 million general …

Councilman says county treasurer should follow the law

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:10 p.m.

Just before Williamsburg County Council was to convene from their November 2, meeting, Councilman Eddie Woods used his time to comment on a subject that has not been discussed for over a year. Woods has been receiving calls from citizens who attempted to file for the installment plan but have been unsuccessful.

Tisdale wins mayoral race

BY MICHAELE DUKE news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:18 p.m.

In a population of 3,231, and 2,214 registered voters, 508 turned out at the polls for the Town of Kingstree General Election.

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 12, 2015 6:10 p.m.

School bands, dance clubs, and others joined in the Veterans Day Parade that took place Saturday, November 7, in Kingstree.

UPDATE: Citizens brave rain to vote in municipal elections UPDATED

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 7:14 p.m.

Unofficially, 508 voters turned out at the polls for the Kingstree municipal elections. The original total provided by poll managers at Town Hall was erroneous. According to Edith M. Redden, director of Voter Registration/Election Commission, the unofficial count for Precinct 1 had 345 votes and Precinct 2 had 99 votes. Provisional votes will be …

Efforts to control mosquito population continue UPDATED

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:20 a.m.

On October 20, the Williamsburg County Council motioned to approve second reading of an ordinance that will provide for the issuance and sale of a $1.5 million general obligation bond anticipation note or TAN. The proceeds will be used for flooding disaster relief to the county's infrastructure, paying costs of issuance of the note and other …

Serving the community at Kingstree Relief Cafe UPDATED


Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2:56 p.m.

Raymond Dobson is serving three hot meals a day at the former St. Mark Elementary School at 6628 Thurgood Marshall Blvd., Kingstree. Dobson, who is …

SCDOT flood debris schedule begins for limited areas UPDATED

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Streets lined with piles of debris are the latest evidence of the aftermath of the flood that swept across nearly the entire state. The question …

Pilot lands in Kingstree with much needed relief

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:21 p.m.

The Six Mile Christian Center and leader Pastor Sheila Gabrysh wanted to help those who lost so much in the South Carolina floods.

SC Chiropractic Association Raises Funds and Helps Fellow Doctors of Chiropractic in Need UPDATED

Monday, October 26, 2015 7:38 p.m.

South Carolina Chiropractic Association (SCCA) President Dr. Brian Hughes proudly announced the association has raised funds and delivered them to help their fellow chiropractors affected by the South Carolina floods. On Thursday, the SCCA delivered flood relief checks to Dr. Kevin Morris of Kingstree and Dr. Thomas Stetson of Columbia to try and …

Red Cross Urges Residents to be Aware of Potential Mold as They Return to Flood Damaged Homes UPDATED

Monday, October 26, 2015 7:49 p.m.

As South Carolina residents continue to rebuild their homes following the recent flooding, the American Red Cross urges people to be aware of the potential dangers of mold.“If people can’t see it, they might not know they’re being exposed to it,” said American Red Cross Health Services Volunteer Pam Deichmann, a retired …

Mosquitoes a growing problem after the flood UPDATED

Saturday, October 24, 2015 2:24 p.m.

During Williamsburg County Council's October 20, meeting Council member Andy McKnight brought up a serious matter. McKnight has talked with several …

Black River one of 17 in South Carolina to set USGS streamgage record UPDATED

Friday, October 23, 2015 11:38 a.m.

  During the historic October 2015 floods in South Carolina, 17 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded the highest peak streamflow and/or river height (or stage) since those streamgages were installed. An additional 15 USGS streamgages recorded peaks in the top 5 for their periods of record. One of these streamgages, located on the Black …

What to do if FEMA says you are ineligible UPDATED

Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:44 p.m.

Williamsburg County Government officials are advising citizens affected by the severe storms, and flooding may receive a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency saying they are ineligible for disaster assistance.   If this happens, do not be alarmed or discouraged. It may mean that FEMA does not have all the information needed to …

We survived - Families vow to recover after historic flood UPDATED



Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:49 p.m.

Countless stories of courage and compassion in the wake of the floods are abundant and could fill three newspapers. The News reports on five families …

Disaster assistance applications now available for homeowners

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:59 p.m.

Homeowners, renters and business owners affected by the recent flooding in South Carolina can now register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance. The presidential disaster declaration of Oct. 5 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, …

Firestone delivers tractor trailers filled with supplies



Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:29 p.m.

Dozens of dignitaries and friends gathered at the former Firestone Plant in Kingstree as a Bridgestone Americas tractor trailer backed into the dock. …

Donations and assistance relief available

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:18 p.m.

The News is providing a list of places to donate to as well as groups and organizations that are offering assistance.

Senator Sabb visits communities



Wednesday, October 21, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Senator Ronnie Sabb (District 32) visited the Bloomingvale and Warsaw communities on Saturday. As of Saturday, October 10, 27 residents were …

Class Reunion

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 2:19 p.m.

St. Mark High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 52nd year of being out of high school with guests from October 2 to October 3, at the school in …

Resources for citizens needing help after the flood. UPDATED

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 6:40 a.m.

FEMA  - Register at the Disaster Recovery Center at 2084 Thurgood Marshal Highway in the Williamsburg County Recreation Building or apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. or by phone number at 1-800-621-FEMA (1-800-621-3362). Among its services, FEMA works through the state to provide grants for disaster unemployment assistance   Red Cross …

Sheriff's deputies arrest suspect in connection to murder UPDATED

Monday, October 19, 2015 4:50 p.m.

Investigators with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Hemingway man in connection to an October 18, fatal shooting. Frankie J. …

DNR provides cleanup information UPDATED

Monday, October 19, 2015 8:46 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has provided information regarding cleanup of damaged structures within the floodplain. It is …

Federal Aid Will Help Local Governments Recoup Costs UPDATED

Friday, October 16, 2015 3:39 p.m.

Public Assistance was approved by FEMA for 11 additional South Carolina counties to help them recover from October’s severe flooding. This assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency enables state agencies, local governments, and certain private non-profits to recoup costs for storm response, debris removal, and infrastructure …

Shelters closed UPDATED

Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:38 a.m.

Williamsburg County Government officials have announced all shelters are currently closed. FEMA representatives are urging citizens to take pictures …

Two infants involved in crash UPDATED

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 7:18 p.m.

A single car crash has sent three people including two infants to the hospital. According to preliminary reports the car was traveling east on …

Flood relief for schools

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:17 p.m.

COLUMBIA – A special statewide monetary fund has been established to assist students in school districts affected by the historic flooding in South Carolina and can be viewed at floodreliefforscschools.org. Williamsburg County School District is one of 19 schools eligible for the assistance.

DNR Flood Mitigation assists property owners, local governments

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 1:20 p.m.

Due to the recent historic flooding the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Flood Mitigation Program has been evaluating and responding to the needs of impacted counties and municipalities.

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