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Nesmith student graduates with Associate in Science

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Lackawanna College awarded nearly 350 associate degrees and certificates to students from 11 states during its 121st commencement on Saturday, May 23, …

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program starts soon

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc., in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing free coupons to low-income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.

Council could impose water fee

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Citizens across Williamsburg County may soon be paying for water whether they want to or not. During a June 1, meeting Williamsburg County Council was informed that after an extended USDA deadline there is a shortfall of 1,143 signatures for water service connections currently in place. On April 6, after a presentation by Lane Mixon, director of …

Law Office announces winners of annual Cezar E. McKnight Scholarship

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:48 p.m.

The Law Office of Cezar E. McKnight recently announced the four winners of the Annual Law Office of Cezar E. McKnight Scholarship.

Woman charged with murder

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Felicia Nesmith, 25, has been arrested in connection to the death of her infant that occurred on May 27.

2015 Historic Preservation include Williamsburg County Courthouse UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

The building also experienced additions and renovations in 1856, 1901 and again in 1954 which was celebrated with a re-dedication a year later. A …

Four Arrested in Greeleyville

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:41 p.m.

On Thursday, June 4, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Narcotic Investigators along with the State Law …

THE “STEPS TO GRACE”

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church P dedicated their newly installed slate and granite steps on Sunday, May 31, at the conclusion of worship. The …

Four Arrested in Greeleyville UPDATED

Friday, June 5, 2015 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 4, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Narcotic Investigators along with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) deployed to various locations in the Greeleyville area according to a press release issued by the Office. Investigators and agents were in search of three suspects wanted for home …

Kingstree woman charged with murder UPDATED

Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:24 p.m.

Felicia Nesmith, 25, has been arrested in connection to the death of her infant that occurred on May 27. At approximately 1 p.m., this afternoon …

Sheriff’s office warns of scam

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office has received a call and complaint regarding a telephone scam designed to separate you from your money. Scams take on a variety of forms and methods; the latest scam goes something like this: “Did you hear about my vacation? About coming here for the summer?” says the caller. “I …

Nine-year-old S.C. native makes waves once again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

Holladay House Publishing, in conjunction with the South Carolina State Museum, released nine-year-old Olivia McConnell’s children’s book, Can You Dig It? Olivia’s Story on Saturday, May 30.

Family housing coming to Kingstree

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The Woda Group, Inc., a regional housing developer, general contractor and management company, is in the process of constructing Butler Crossing, a …

Man shot in leg UPDATED

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:45 p.m.

On the evening of June 1, Williamsburg County deputies and emergency personnel responded to William Epps Loop, located east of Kingstree to the report of a male victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. According to a press release issued by the Office on June 2,, the victim, Christopher Columbus White, III, 30, was walking on Sandridge …

New CEO of SEC selected

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

Santee Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees announces the hiring of Rob Ardis, of Florence, as the new president and CEO. Ardis will …

C.E. Murray ranked nationally

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The U.S. News review of 29,070 U.S. public high schools has recognized 60 South Carolina schools a Best High Schools. C.E. Murray has been ranked nationally, receiving a bronze medal. The national rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze …

Citizens push to reconsider moves continue

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:55 p.m.

The first 20 minutes of the Williamsburg County School Board of Trustees’ May 26, meeting were spent hearing public comments. The citizens, …

Annual Black & Gold game gives coaches opportunity chance to look at the athletes up close in their respective positions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

ON MAY 28, the Kingstree Senior High Jaguars Football team held its annual Black & Gold game.

D.P. Cooper Charter School joins the South Carolina High School League

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

On April 21, D.P. Cooper Charter School was officially voted into the South Carolina High School League. This allows D.P. Cooper Charter School to …

Poynor graduation a turning point for many

BY NICOLE CARTRETTE Morning News

ncartrette@florencemorningnews.com

Printed Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Dozens of graduates walked across the stage at Poynor Adult Education Center Thursday night, proving it is never too late to follow …

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Bomb Threat UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:05 p.m.

At 4:16 pm this afternoon the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Fresenius Medical Care located at 102 South County Line Road in Andrews. The threat, directed at Fresenius Medical Care was deemed credible based upon the manner in which it was received. The building was evacuated and a perimeter established for …

Law enforcement investigating infant death UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:52 p.m.

Investigators are treating an infant death as a homicide. According to a press release issued by the Kingstree Police Department, on Wednesday, May 27, around 4:00pm officers responded to Interfaith Apartments in Kingstree in reference to an unresponsive infant. Upon arrival the infant was rushed to the hospital where it was pronounced dead.  …

Hemingway man found dead UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:57 a.m.

According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, on May 26, at approximately 1:30 p. m. deputies responded to the address of 3081 South State Highway 41/51 in Hemingway to the report of an unresponsive male. Deputies along with Williamsburg County EMS responded to the scene. Deputies were advised by EMS that …

GKCU awards more scholarships to class of 2015 UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union (GKCU) is honored to recognize 10 area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2015 as this year’s GKCU …

Ardis selected as new president and CEO of Santee Electric Cooperative UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:11 p.m.

KINGSTREE, South Carolina -- Santee Electric Cooperative's board of trustees announces the hiring of Rob Ardis, of Florence, South Carolina, as the new president and CEO.  Ardis will replace Santee Electric CEO Floyd L. Keels and begins Aug. 1, 2015.     "After a comprehensive, nationwide search, the Board selected Rob from a pool of highly …

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrates 107 years UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a service organization founded by a group of inspired women on the campus of Howard University in 1908. …

Vital Aging staff bids farewell to Foster Grandparents

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The Foster Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon, held May 13, at the Kennedy Center in Greeleyville, was extra special as students of the Williamsburg …

Students awarded scholarships UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

At the beginning of the school year, The Law Office of Doward Keith Harvin, L.L.C. announced that it would present The Enoch James McFadden Student …

School board rejects meeting offer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

George Brown’s hope of having a meeting with the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees has been dashed.

Former House of Representative Ken Kennedy passes away

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Kenneth “Ken” Kennedy, one of Williamsburg County most respected and accomplished native sons, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his …

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