Williamsburg County prepares for historic conditions UPDATED

Friday, October 2, 2015 2:09 p.m.

On October 2, the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division moved to Operation Condition (OPCON) level four as the county's EMD staff …

School staff member arrested for alleged criminal sexual assault UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Sidney Tyrone Johnson, 41, of Greeleyville has been charged with criminal Sexual Assault with a Minor, 2nd degree. Johnson was arrested Thursday, …

Red Cross Urges People to Get Ready As Hurricane Joaquin Nears U.S UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:51 p.m.

  Heavy rains and flooding are threatening communities in the Mid-Atlantic even before Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to approach the U.S. late this weekend. The Red Cross is preparing to respond in multiple states and urges people in the path of the storm to get ready too.   “With South Carolina being threatened by heavy rains and Joaquin …

Citizens invited to ask questions about tax payment plan

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:14 p.m.

In April 2014, Williamsburg County Council passed an ordinance that would allow citizens the option to pay their taxes in installments; however, the plan has not been implemented.

Rare hummingbird makes stop in Kingstree

BY MICHAELE DUKE news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:26 p.m.

At first glance what looks like an albino hummingbird is actually a leucistic hummingbird. The beautiful milk-white specimen showed up at Jan and …

Williamsburg Academy establishes first cross country team



Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:34 p.m.

Williamsburg Academy has organized its first cross country team. The team consists of six girls ranging from sixth to 12th grade. The young ladies, …

Good Cop Alert! UPDATED

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:21 p.m.

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY SHERIFF’S Office, Lieutenant Willie P. Brown and Deputy April Johnson hung out with some kids at a recent Williamsburg …

Locals participate in Tunnel to Towers 5-K

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:31 p.m.

On September 18, members from Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division/E-911 participated in …

Fixing our roads. Who’s getting what?



Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:41 p.m.

Since July 2014, Sindy Charles has been corresponding with Richard Livingston, resident maintenance engineer for the local Department of …

WTC hosts Constitution/Patriot Day Commemorations UPDATED

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College commemorated Constitution Day and Patriot Day during a September 17, ceremony held in the college’s auditorium. …

Making lemonade is cancer survivor’s specialty



Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:16 p.m.

Kingstree resident Guinn Nexsen was diagnosed with oral cancer a year ago. On September 4, her doctors told her that she was cancer free. When she …

Terminix releases prevention tips for keeping fall pests out of homes UPDATED

Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:16 a.m.

With the fall season comes a different swarm of pests that threaten damage to homes, businesses and yards. Some of the pests that homeowners should lookout for in the coming months are Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Brown Widow Spiders, Carpet Beetles, House Mice, Roof Rats, and Smokey Brown Cockroaches.

Tax notices coming soon

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 p.m.

The first line of business on Williamsburg County Council’s September 15, meeting was to pass a motion for title-only first reading amending an ordinance establishing the operating budget as for the levy and collection of taxes by amending millage to comply with state law requiring reassessment.

Webster attends SCISA workshop

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Guidance personnel from member-schools of the South Carolina Independent School Association gathered earlier this month for a workshop on how to …

Former Apple intern to host technology camp

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Public schools in three South Carolina counties and Teach for America—South Carolina are partnering with North Carolina-based non-profit, INTech Foundation, Inc., to host a day camp that will expose middle school girls to technology and show them how to successfully design, develop, and deliver a product.

C.E. Murray makes history UPDATED

Nathan Elliott

Sports Correspondent

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:13 p.m.

C.E. Murray made history Friday night by defeating Manning High School by a score of 18-12, improving their record to 3-1. This was the first time …


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:10 p.m.

LOUISE CHATMAN CELEBRATED her 100th birthday with a party on September 13.

Resurrection of historic building nears completion UPDATED



Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:10 p.m.

A historical structure known to locals as the Belk Bargain building has been through the best and the worst of times. In just a few short weeks the …

Local DAR celebrated Constitution Week



Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:04 p.m.

On September 17, the Margaret Gregg Gordon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended a reading of a proclamation by Kingstree …

WCSO Narcotics Unit and SLED Arrest Heroin Dealer UPDATED

Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:49 p.m.

Timothy Leverne Johnson, 36, of 127 Solomon Circle, Nesmith has been charged with Distribution of Heroin. Johnson was arrested by agents with Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) on September 14, according to a press release issued by Public Information Officer Investigator Alex Edwards.   …

Williamsburg Academy falls in nail-biter UPDATED

Nathan Elliott

Sports Correspondent

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:52 a.m.

Following a week-three victory against the Colleton Prep Warhawks, Williamsburg came up short in their September 11, thriller against Pee Dee Academy, …

Kingstree natives partner with the Housing Authority of Kingstree for back-to-school celebration and supply giveaway UPDATED

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:56 a.m.

In an effort to expand their scope of service to the community, the Coalition for Teens Helping Teens Polished Pearls Leadership Seminars for Teen …

9/11 Observance UPDATED

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:41 a.m.

Grayson Sardina, 19 months, does his part during a Patriot Day 9/11 observation, standing beside his grandfather Randy Croom.

Kingstree topples Timmonsville UPDATED

Nathan Elliott

Sports Correspondent

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:51 a.m.

After a bye week, Kingstree was well rested for last Friday’s game against the Whirlwinds. “We got our first win under our belt, …

Hangars away!



Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:41 a.m.

With plans in one hand and a measuring tool in the other, Richard Haddock surveys the construction at the Williamsburg Regional Airport. The choking …

Descendants of Consider Law hold 150th annual reunion UPDATED

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:46 a.m.

Local residents Tommy and Alice Dukes who live at Martins Crossroads on the Manning Highway were awarded a certificate for traveling the farthest to …

South Carolina touts lowest gas prices in nation

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:09 p.m.

American’s hitting the roads on the Labor Day holiday were in for a surprise at the pump. A whopping $1.4 billion in savings according to gasbuddy.com, and South Carolina led the way with the lowest prices in the nation.

South Carolina Department of Revenue tackles ethics violators Partners with SC Ethics Commission to force accountability

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:12 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Revenue, in partnership with the South Carolina Ethics Commission, has launched an initiative focused on bolstering collection efforts and forcing accountability for ethics violations.

WCSO Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect UPDATED

Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:27 p.m.

Javen Markise Brockington, 28, of 49 Hodges Road, Kingstree was arrested today and charged by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office with …

Law enforcement determine threats to white school children/teachers not valid UPDATED

Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:56 p.m.

On September 10, The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the Black Panthers threatening to target white school children and teachers is South Carolina on Friday, September 11. The social media post circulating reads in part: “ATTENTION ALL IVE GOT IT ON GOOD AUTHORITY THAT ON 9/11 IT WOULD BE IN …

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