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New curriculum highlighted at board meeting

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Instructional leaders with Williamsburg County School District presented an overview of the district’s new curriculum to board members at the regularly scheduled board meeting held on Monday, August 22. According to Superintendent Carrie Brock, the curriculum was developed by Williamsburg County School District’s teachers and …

Community men welcome district students back-to-school

Community men welcome district students back-to-school
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:31 a.m.

As students arrived on campus at Hemingway M.B. Lee Middle School on the first day of school, approximately 20 community men along with faculty and …

Native receives award

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:58 a.m.

Bishop Dr. Inetta Jenkins Cooper, a native of Kingstree and a 1973 graduate of Kingstree Senior High, receive the Presendential Lifetime Volunteer Service Award on August 6, in Greensboro North Carolina. The award was presented by Dr. Lenora W. Peterson, Ambassador to President Obama.

Hodge Ethridge Agency receives Image Award

Hodge Ethridge Agency receives Image Award
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:40 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for August to the Hodge Ethridge Agency now located at 505 North Longstreet Street in …

WTC Foundation fall “Employee of the Semester” named

WTC Foundation fall “Employee of the Semester” named
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:10 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College Foundation’s (WTCF) “Employee of the Semester” Sam Gardner was selected by the WTCF committee …

Stallions beat Dorchester Academy

Stallions beat Dorchester Academy
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:20 a.m.

Due to the possible storm threat of Hurricane Hermine the Williamsburg Academy Stallions hosted Dorchester Academy under the Thursday night lights …

Hemingway man accused of receiving drugs through the mail UPDATED

Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:39 p.m.

David Williams, 37, of 65 Plum Street, Hemingway is facing drug charges after an investigation. Williams was arrested August 31, during an …

Law enforcement searching for missing teen UPDATED

Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:53 p.m.

According to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Alexis Bone, 16, was last seen by her family on August 26, around 10:53 a.m. at her …

Williamsburg County Public School Foundation accepting applications for college grants for 2016-2017 school year

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:36 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Public School Foundation supports the higher education aspirations of students in Williamsburg County. The foundation is now accepting applications for college grants for the 2016-2017 school year to help defray the costs of their higher education. Graduates of the Class of 2016 of Williamsburg County Public Schools will …

House of Raeford Farms debuts new online presenceNew customer-friendly site features product showcase, highlights commitments

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:33 a.m.

August 23, 2016: House of Raeford Farms today announced the launch of the company’s new website. Built with user experience in mind, the website (www.HouseOfRaeford.com) features a host of new tools and information highlighting all aspects of House of Raeford’s brand—from products and services to culture and commitments. …

Dove season to open Sept. 3 with new daily bag limit

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:42 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board has approved all migratory bird hunting seasons for 2016-2017. The seasons, daily bag limits, and methods of harvest have been published in the federal register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WTC provides school supplies to area schools

WTC provides school supplies to area schools
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:52 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student groups and employees recently participated in a “Back 2 Skool” activity held at Battery …

Yard of the Month UPDATED

Yard of the Month
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Town of Greeleyville received the Yard of the Month for August from the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber and Keep Williamsburg Beautiful.  The …

Kingstree woman has a role in upcoming movie

Kingstree woman has a role in upcoming movie

Katrina Moses

The News Correspondent

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:20 a.m.

A Kingstree woman known as a motivational speaker, known for her show on WBTW and as a playwright with her plays shown to audiences in Sumter and …

Pit bull owner gets one year in jail; probation

Pit bull owner gets one year in jail; probation

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, of 3913 Penny Royal Road, Georgetown, plead guilty to Ill Treatment of Animals stemming from a June 4, incident where he cut …

GSE Environmental to add manufacturing capacity with new geonet and geocomposite line

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:04 a.m.

GSE Environmental, the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, recently announced that in response to high demand for innovative drainage products, they are constructing a new manufacturing line in the Kingstree facility.  The new line will be capable of producing GSE’s full line of biplanar and …

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:44 a.m.

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016 completed their program of study in August and were recently pinned at a ceremony in their honor.  Guest …

THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON HAS WARMED UP

Monday, August 29, 2016 12:12 p.m.

Tropical cyclone activity is increasing in the Atlantic, and we all need to stay prepared for whatever the peak of the 2016 hurricane season brings. So far this year, the Atlantic has produced hurricanes and tropical storms. Two of those have affected South Carolina.  Bonnie in late May generated rip currents and heavy rains that caused localized …

Epps convicted of murder UPDATED

Friday, August 26, 2016 3:49 p.m.

Brittany Emoesha Epps of Kingstree was sentenced to 45 years in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Greeleyville resident Joseph Brown. …

Vital Aging to Host fundraiser

Vital Aging to Host fundraiser

By Dianne Poston Owens

Special to The News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:48 a.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. is excited about hosting the National Coach of the Year and the Coach of the 2016 NCAA Baseball Champions, …

Thousands still need help in wake of historic floods

Thousands still need help in wake of historic floods

BY BRUCE SMITH

Associated Press

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:34 a.m.

Thousands of people in South Carolina still need home repairs, while the state has submitted a plan for using almost $100 million in federal housing …

Sexual assault/kidnapping suspect arrested UPDATED

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:47 a.m.

Bobby Joe Fulton, 53, of Kindle Park Road, Kingstree, was arrested by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with one count of Criminal …

Preserving peaches VS canning factors

Preserving peaches VS canning factors
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:17 a.m.

You have the choice of buying a little or a lot – a small basket just for you and your family to eat or a bushel for preserving.

HHS awards $1,623,702 to South Carolina to improve health center quality

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:02 a.m.

South Carolina is receiving 21 awards totaling $1,623,702 to invest in health center quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. Health centers in South Carolina will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure and to improve primary care service delivery in the communities they …

25th anniversary year begins in Kingstree – 1992 to 2017

25th anniversary year begins in Kingstree – 1992 to 2017

By Sister Susanne Dziedzic

Special to The News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:11 a.m.

Every Felician Sister gives witness to the legacy of Blessed Mary Angela in the mission of the ministries where they serve. Kingstree is no …

Jonte named Independent Banker of the Year UPDATED

Jonte named Independent Banker of the Year
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:02 a.m.

Robert W. “Bobby” Jonte, Jr., president of the Bank of Greeleyville in Greeleyville, was named Independent Banker of the Year by the …

Edward Jones moves to new location

Edward Jones moves to new location
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:25 a.m.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor James E. Smith, CRPC announces office move to new location at 125 South Academy Street, Kingstree. Edward Jones, a …

WTC welcomes US Senator Tim Scott

WTC welcomes US Senator Tim Scott
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:57 a.m.

US Senator Tim Scott (R-North Charleston) visited Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) in Kingstree on August 17. Scott, a US Senator since January …

Cyrus and Staggers complete programs UPDATED

Cyrus and Staggers complete programs
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:04 a.m.

On Tuesday, August 2, at the South Carolina Association of Counties 49th Annual Conference Williamsburg County Tax Collector Norma Cyrus and …

WRH moving forward

WRH moving forward
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:31 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital is quickly moving forward on the temporary modular hospital. The recent photo taking on August 9, shows current …


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