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Senator Sabb refutes governor's stance on farmers UPDATED

Monday, May 23, 2016 3:17 p.m.

Farmers, who were hoping for state aid after the devastating October flood, had their hopes temporarily dashed when S.C. Governor Nikki Haley vetoed …

Black River United Way funding will help kindergarteners through 2nd graders UPDATED

Monday, May 23, 2016 4:28 p.m.

This year the Black River United Way has surpassed its campaign goal of $400,000 for the 2015-2016-campaign year thanks to donors from workplace campaigns, individuals and its Board of Directors.

Suspects sought in connection to shooting UPDATED

Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:23 p.m.

Law enforcement is searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting. On May 18, deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office responded …

Sheriff's Office arrest mother after daughter found in Georgia UPDATED

Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:12 a.m.

On Tuesday, May 17, Antoinette Latoya Harley, 33, of 147 August Lane, Andrews was arrested and charged by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office …

Meeting addresses recent school disruptions

Meeting addresses recent school disruptions

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:46 p.m.

A small crowd gathered at the Boys and Girls Club in Hemingway on Saturday, May 14, to discuss solutions to a growing trend among teens. The first …

Mother and Daughter Banquet held

Mother and Daughter Banquet held

By Harmon Cooper, Jr., Lay President Special to The News

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:25 p.m.

Greater St. Mark AME Church of the St. Mark Community presented its fourth annual Mother and Daughter Banquet on April 23, in the church family life …

The Belle W. Baruch Foundation recovers stolen artwork missing 13 years

The Belle W. Baruch Foundation recovers stolen artwork missing 13 years
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:33 p.m.

Eleven of the 17 artworks stolen from Hobcaw Barony, owned by The Belle W. Baruch Foundation, have been recovered after being missing for 13 years. …

Bye, bye, ugly; Hello “Royal Welcome” UPDATED

Bye, bye, ugly; Hello “Royal Welcome”

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:53 p.m.

A major cleanup is happening in Williamsburg County seat. The Town of Kingstree has begun tackling a laundry list of beautification projects. The …

Voluntary recall on Piggly Wiggly Brand Yellow Cut Corn

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 8:17 p.m.

As part of the CRF Frozen Foods recall, McCall Farms Incorporated is notifying consumers that it is recalling Piggly Wiggly brand frozen Yellow Cut Corn due to the potential risk that it may contain Listeria monocytogenes. McCall Farms was notified by its supplier, CRF Frozen Foods, of this potential contamination.

House overrides Haley's veto of $40M in aid for SC farmers UPDATED

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:13 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With dozens of farmers in the lobby and lawmakers cheering every speech, the South Carolina House on Tuesday voted to …

Missing teen located and safe UPDATED

Monday, May 16, 2016 12:14 p.m.

Alizaye Harley, 14, of 44 Trillium Loop, Andrews has been located in Georgia. Harley was last seen May 6. Officials said Harley met the suspect …

High-speed car chase ends in arrest UPDATED

Monday, May 16, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Antwon Akeem Scott, 24, of Salters faces multiple charges after leading Greeleyville Police on a car chase. According to Greeleyville Police Chief …

Sheriff's Office reporting a missing Andrews child UPDATED

Thursday, May 12, 2016 4:20 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is reporting a missing child. Alizaye Harley, 14, of 44 Trillium Loop, Andrews was last seen on May 6, 2016. …

Clyburn and Sellers slated to join MLK celebration as guest speakers

Clyburn and Sellers slated to join MLK celebration as guest speakers
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Congressman James Clyburn and former S.C. Representative and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers will be the featured speakers at the upcoming …

FORMER NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, POLICE OFFICER MICHAEL SLAGER CHARGED WITH FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS OFFENSE

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 1:05 p.m.

WASHINGTON – Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, and U. S. Attorney Bill Nettles of the District of South Carolina announced today that a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging former North Charleston, South Carolina, Police Department (NCPD) Officer Michael …

KPD seeks Assault and Battery 2nd Degree

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:37 p.m.

A brawl between two female Kingstree Senior High School students ends with a potential lawsuit; however, no charges have been filed at this time. Kingstree Police Department 1st Sgt. Robert E. Lee is seeking to charge the man shown in a Kingstree Senior High School video of choke holding a student until she appears to lose consciousness. …

Cooper inducted into Sigma Alpha Pi

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:25 p.m.

Iresha Cooper of Hemingway was inducted into Louisburg College’s Sigma Alpha Pi: The National Society of Leadership and Success (SAPi). Sigma Alpha Pi is an academic leadership organization dedicated to developing leaders for responsible leadership and global citizenship.

‘We must be vigilant’ - S.C. remembers MLK’s 1966 call to march on ballot boxes

‘We must be vigilant’ - S.C. remembers MLK’s 1966 call to march on ballot boxes

Adam Parker

aparker@postandcourier.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his first public visit to South Carolina to deliver a speech on a school field in Kingstree …

Civil Rights Exhibition scheduled to open day before 50th anniversary celebration

Civil Rights Exhibition scheduled to open day before 50th anniversary celebration
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:35 a.m.

Beginning May 7, the C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts Culture in Kingstree will present an evolving Civil Rights exhibit. The …

Sisters of Charity Foundation awards grants

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:31 p.m.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina recently awarded Caritas grants for the spring 2016 grant cycle. These grants bear the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.”

National Honor Society inducts new member

National Honor Society inducts new member
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:30 p.m.

KIMBERLY JANAI STAGGERS, a junior at C.E. Murray Middle/ High was inducted into the National Honor Society on May 5, in the new gymnasium. To earn a …

Fights result in school lockdown

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:33 p.m.

On May 4, approximately at 12:30 p.m. Hemingway Police Department (HPD) responded to Hemingway High School, because multiple fights were 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, …

Area students excel at state science fair

Area students excel at state science fair
Monday, May 9, 2016 4:33 p.m.

Area students were recognized for their accomplishments during the awards ceremony at the 2016 South Carolina Independent School Association State …

Local law enforcement seeking Assault and Battery 2nd degree UPDATED

Friday, May 6, 2016 2:52 p.m.

Kingstree Police 1st Sgt. Robert E. Lee is seeking to charge the man shown in a Kingstree Senior High School video of choke holding a student until she appears to lose consciousness.

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 …

Reentry program provides path to success UPDATED

Reentry program provides path to success

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:49 a.m.

When it’s time for an inmate to leave the prison system there are a number of variables that can determine if he makes a positive transition …

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.

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