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Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awards $1,863,811.30 in grants in 2014

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation awards $1,863,811.30 to grantees addressing the root causes of poverty in South Carolina and has released its grant awards totals for 2014 in the areas of health, education and social services.

Matthews retires/welcomes new CEO UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Kingstree Federal Savings & Loan will see a changing of the guard when Rupert B. Matthews retires this summer. Matthews is the fourth …

Update: School administration mum after announcing Magnet School of the Arts closing UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:47 a.m.

An April 13, letter addressing students, parents, facility and staff of the Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts, stated that the …

Once in a lifetime chance slipping by for citizens

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 a.m.

It’s now or never. That’s basically what Walt Ackerman and Lane Mixon told Williamsburg County Council regarding the need for citizens to hook up to the county’s waterlines so the bills can be paid.

Passing the buck: “It’s the worst thing that could happen in Williamsburg County.” W. B. Wilson: Williamsburg County Councilman

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:33 a.m.

Williamsburg County Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution opposing a bill and supporting the state efforts to find solutions to the funding needs of the state maintained roads and bridges without transferring the burden to local government. The resolution also opposes any action taken by the General Assembly that through the lack of state …

Body cameras big subject after Charleston shooting (w/video) UPDATED

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Charleston has been voted the friendliest city and the number one city in the United States on more than one occasion. Charleston's historic presence …

Keeping citizens safe is fire department’s priority

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Skeletal remains discovered are of an animal

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight has advised the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, that the skeletal remains discovered on March 30, …

Local gallery to host Congressman’s book signing

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn will be in Williamsburg County to sign his book Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. Cassandra …

Fool your taste buds UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

There are some ways that you can fool your taste buds with good nutrition. You can make your recipes more nutritious and still have food that tastes good. Try some of these ideas to add extra fiber and nutrients and/or to reduce the sugar, fat, and salt in your favorite recipes.

Events focus on child abuse

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Citizens joined in an effort by the Williamsburg Guardian ad Litem and the Pee Dee Coalition to …

Panthers practice pants may prompt pro-level attitude UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Kingstree Jaguars Football team recently had a unique uniform upgrade thanks to the Carolina Panthers. A successful grant provided the Jaguars …

Inaugural ride offers insight on conservation UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

On March 26, the first Congaree Land Trust Trail Ride took place in Eastover.

First Citizens receives Image Award

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for March to First Citizens Bank of Kingstree. Mike Boyd, vice president retail sales …

Kingstree Jaguars Football team comes up big at combine UPDATED

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 11:00 a.m.

The Kingstree Jaguars Football team turned heads at the third annual “Step It Up” football combine Sunday, March 29, held at a facility on Liberty Hall Road in Goose Creek. The combine is designed to connect high school football players from around the country with college coaches.

Skeletal remains turn out to be an animal UPDATED

Saturday, April 4, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office has been advised by Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight, that the skeletal remains discovered on March 30, in the Earles community are those of a wild animal. Two people who were clearing a beaver dam off McCants Road discovered the remains wrapped in a tarp. The remains were sent to the Medical …

Two Kingstree men charged in murder-for-hire plot UPDATED

Thursday, April 2, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Kingstree resident Robbie Lee Bufkin, Jr., 33, of Kingstree, has been charged with murder in connection to a Myrtle Beach fatal shooting. According …

Skeletal remains discovered in Earles Community UPDATED

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:16 p.m.

A joint effort by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, Williamsburg County Coroner's Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), …

Celebrating a second chance

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Haley White has stared death in the face and lived to tell the tale. Her recovery from MRSA was recently celebrated at Doodle Buzz Academy in …

Police warn citizens of scam

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:05 a.m.

A recent scam has taken its toll on some local citizens and has police warning everyone to be on the lookout. Phone scammers pretending to be someone close to a family member trick you into sending money because there’s been an emergency.

Dog attacks brought to council’s attention

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Citizens continue to look for answers regarding stray animals. During a March 16, Kingstree Town Council meeting Barbara McKenzie and “B” Horton appealed to council by revealing their personal stories.

Williamsburg County celebrates National Week of the Young Child

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Williamsburg County First Steps has asked Williamsburg County to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child™ (April 12 through …

Ex-Williamsburg sheriff gets 30 months in prison

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.

On March 25, Federal Judge Terry Wooten sentenced former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson to 30 months in jail. The sentence for …

WTC Foundation hosts book signing, reading

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Area authors were welcomed to the Williamsburg Technical College refurbished library recently to autograph and read portions of their works to …

Hammet sues town and town manager

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Chalmers M. Hammet, Sr. has filed a lawsuit against the Town of Kingstree and Kingstree Town Manager Dan Wells (as a individual). The lawsuit, which was filed by Lofton & Lofton of Charleston, cited in part that Hammet suffered injuries and damages because of Wells’ harassing, malicious, and intentional conduct. The Town of Kingstree is named in …

Know your rights presented by law enforcement

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 a.m.

On March 14, the Brotherhood Ministry of Siloam Missionary Baptist Church, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, presented a seminar …

Young Farmers and Ranchers awarded during SC Farm Bureau contest

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Two South Carolina young farm couples have been named South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation (SCFB) Young Farmer and Rancher award winners for the …

Thousands of daffodils promise color explosion at festival

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:30 a.m.

What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than strolling among thousands of bright yellow daffodils? Join the Lake City Junior Sorosis Club on …

Funnye signs with Charleston Southern University UPDATED

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:30 a.m.

HEMINGWAY HIGH SCHOOL senior Eishuan Funnye signed a football scholarship with Charleston Southern University. Pictured with Eishuan are Assistant …

Foxworth appointed as associate chief magistrate

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The South Carolina Legislative Delegation has announced the appointment of Judge Randy Foxworth as Williamsburg County Assistant Magistrate. Senator …

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