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Williamsburg County a dumping ground for more than trash UPDATED

Williamsburg County a dumping ground for more than trash

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:03 a.m.

Adopt-A-Highway sign on Evans Road in Kingstree proudly declares the group that keeps that section of the road clean. Unfortunately, underneath the …

Kellahan receives diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU UPDATED

Kellahan receives diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Tracy J. Kellahan, vice president of Bank of Greeleyville, was among 205 bankers who received graduation diplomas on June 3, from the Graduate School …

Memorial Day veterans’ celebration UPDATED

Memorial Day veterans’ celebration

By Harmon Cooper, Jr.

Special to The News

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Greater St. Mark AME Church family took a moment during morning worship service on May 29, to celebrate and remember veterans and their families. The …

Haley signs bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas UPDATED

Friday, June 10, 2016 3:02 p.m.

A new law bars South Carolina's law enforcement agencies from setting ticket quotas for officers. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the ban into law Thursday.

Mother/son arrested in connection to animal cruelty case UPDATED

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:50 p.m.

A mother and her son have been arrested in connection to a case of animal cruelty. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office press release, …

Dog that had ears cut off with scissors now in custody of law enforcement UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:14 p.m.

An injured pit bull has been located, deputies said, after social media pictures of its injured ears sparked outrage.

Cyclist makes Kingstree part of his global journey

Cyclist makes Kingstree part of his global journey

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:35 a.m.

Local firefighters enjoyed a special visitor on May 16, when Graham Frith, or Grum, a New Zealander, cycled through Kingstree on his global journey …

Dancing with the Stars UPDATED

Dancing with the Stars
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:59 a.m.

A sold-out crowd was wowed Saturday evening at Sunset Acres when nine dance teams competed in the Dancing with the Williamsburg County Stars. The …

Three parent-child pairs graduate together at WTC

Three parent-child pairs graduate together at WTC
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Graduation of a family member is a cause for celebration. Therefore it stands to reason that two family members graduating at the same time would be …

The Williamsburg County and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest UPDATED

The Williamsburg County and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:11 a.m.

THE WILLIAMSBURG SOIL and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest. The contest was open to all students in the fourth …

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for an arson suspect. UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Monique Goodwin Fulton is wanted in connection with an arson that occurred at 29 Violet Ave. It is alleged that Fulton threw a Molotov Cocktail …

Site chosen for new hospital UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:22 a.m.

The site of the new Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH) has been chosen. According to WRH CEO Sharon Poston the facility will be located in the …

Hurricane Preparedness: Red Cross Issues Steps to Get Ready for 2016 Hurricane Season UPDATED

Friday, June 3, 2016 4:16 p.m.

Hurricane season officially kicks off tomorrow and the American Red Cross has steps people can take now to be prepared throughout hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. “Preparedness is critical year-round, but it comes to the forefront in the Lowcountry as hurricane season approaches,” said Louise Welch Williams, …

WCSO Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested UPDATED

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:44 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office asking the public for any information concerning alleged accomplice

Compromise on roads bill heading to Gov. Haley's desk UPDATED

Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:15 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation designed to jump-start improvements to South Carolina's deteriorating roads. The House's 109-2 vote sent the compromise to Gov. Nikki Haley. Her office has not yet said whether she'll sign it. Assistant Majority Leader Gary Simrill encouraged his colleagues to …

Seniors offered coupons for Farmers' Markets UPDATED

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:51 a.m.

South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing Senior Nutrition Vouchers to low income Williamsburg County residents age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh locally grown produce at local participating certified farmers' markets. “This program is called the Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program and the goals of …

Audit recommends merging DOT, highway borrowing agency UPDATED

Friday, May 27, 2016 8:03 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina agency that borrows and doles out money for large highway projects should merge with the Department of Transportation, state auditors recommended Thursday. Combining the agencies would allow for better coordination and prioritization of highway projects and focus accountability in a single agency, the …

Citizens speak out on saggy pants UPDATED

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:21 p.m.

Kingstree Town Council’s May 16, meeting included a lengthy public comments segment. The topic discussed by half a dozen citizens was an ordinance amendment that will add saggy pants to the code of indecent exposure. Council passed first reading during its April 18, meeting.

GKCU awards more scholarships to class of 2016 UPDATED

GKCU awards more scholarships to class of 2016
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:49 p.m.

GKCU is honored to recognize nine area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2016 as this year’s GKCU Scholarship recipients. Each …

Black River United Way is all about community unity UPDATED

Black River United Way is all about community unity

BY KATRINA MOSES

The News Correspondent

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:25 p.m.

The saying is united we stand, divided we fall, and Black River United Way (BRUW) has united with other agencies to invest in the future of others, …

Lady Stallions ascend SCISA 2A Pinnacle—AGAIN UPDATED

Lady Stallions ascend SCISA 2A Pinnacle—AGAIN

By Sheldon Reynolds

Special to The News

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:12 p.m.

Coach Tim Howard’s Lady Stallions crushed Thomas Heyward’s Lady Rebels 11-0 in the final game of a best of three series to claim back- …

Radios, hospital, and county vehicles on agenda UPDATED

Radios, hospital, and county vehicles on agenda

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:28 p.m.

Williamsburg County Council Tuesday, May 17, passed second reading on a $28.5 million budget. In his presentation, Williamsburg County Supervisor …

C.E. Murray athletes grab multiple titles UPDATED

C.E. Murray athletes grab multiple titles

Brian Smith

Special to The News

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:09 p.m.

C.E. Murray jumps into the history books with a Rush at the 1A State Track Meet.

Bridge Replacement in Williamsburg County UPDATED

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:29 a.m.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) plans to replace the bridge on Turkey Creek Road (S-45-0074) that spans Hell Hole Swamp in Williamsburg County according to a press release.

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 …

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