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Community angered over school board

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees’ November 17, 5-2 vote to accept the resignation of Superintendent Yvonne Jefferson-Barnes has stirred firestorm of questions that have yet to be addressed. Barnes resigned in lieu of termination.

A two-vehicle collision has resulted in one fatality UPDATED

Sunday, December 7, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Tammie McKnight, 45, of Kingstree was killed in a head-on collision on Friday, December 5. The crash occurred at approximately 8:25 PM on Highway 261 between Kingstree and Hemingway.

Man dies in house fire UPDATED

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:39 p.m.

A man suffered fatal injuries after an early morning house fire. According to Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton, Sammy Tisdale, Sr., 78, of 1109 Aimwell Road in the Trio area, died in the December 3, fire. His wife and son escaped the blaze unharmed. At 2:55 AM firefighters responded to the structure fire call. When they arrived at the …

Musier wins Special Election by a landslide UPDATED

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:21 a.m.

Dudley Musier beat three candidates in the December 2, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Special Election. He garnered 76.48 percent of the votes thus eliminating a runoff. Musier tallied 2,771 votes to Willie J. Bufkin's 220 votes, Randy Grayson's 248 votes and Sandy Thompson with 377 votes. However, the race for sheriff may not be over. The News is …

South Carolina brothers with Kingstree roots bring home gold medals UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The world’s top off-road racers competed in the 89th running of the FIM International Six-Day Enduro (commonly referred to as the Olympics for dirt …

Former teacher returns for women empowerment breakfast

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, W.M. Anderson Primary School hosted “Celebrating Women Empowerment in the Home with Moms & Grandmas Breakfast.” The guest …

Oneita building to be purchased UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Town of Lane held a special community meeting along with its regular town council meeting. The purpose of the November 12, community meeting was to get input from citizens on the proposed purchase and renovation by the town of the vacant Oneita Knitting Mills building on Seaboard Road.

The HIV epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of many Americans

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had …

Stuckey business presented award UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for November to Stuckey Brothers Farm Supply in Stuckey. Generation after generation, the …

Hospital CEO signs vial to be placed on Donate Life Float UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston has been given the opportunity to pass on a message of hope during the Rose Parade. Poston recently …

Spotlighting veterans at W.M. Anderson Primary

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

W. M. Anderson Primary hosted its Veterans Day Program in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, November 11. Students from various classes paid tribute …

Entire state now in incipient drought

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The SC Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Nov. 20, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought for the entire state. Previously only nine counties were considered in incipient drought. The committee recognized the forecast for heavy rain next week, but decided to upgrade the incipient status statewide because …

Cades woman among dead in two-car crash UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:45 a.m.

A head-on collision on Morris Street west of Lake City has claimed the life of a Cades woman and a Lake City teenager. Delphia Evon Redden, 53 of Cades and Staley McElveen, 19 of Turbeville were in separate vehicles when they were killed in the crash that occurred on November 24, around 6:42 AM.   According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol …

Artist Peggy McGill honored UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Regardless of whether it was the rustic backwoods of Williamsburg County or the classical canals of Venice, Italy, the late Peggy Tomlinson McGill …

Williams named Extraordinary Woman

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

She Magazine recently hosted its inaugural “She’s Extraordinary Women” event, honoring women who have made a difference. Thirteen awards were …

Four vie for sheriff’s seat UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Four candidates are seeking the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s seat. Willie J. Bufkin, Randy Grayson, Dudley Musier, and Sandy Thompson will be on the …

School superintendent resigns

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

After the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees reconvened from a two-hour executive session, the attorney representing the district …

McKnight sworn in to represent District 101

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Courthouse was the scene of a special session for the purpose of conducting a swearing-in ceremony for Cezar McKnight as a …

Local church honors our veterans UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Creig Kegler and Praise Tabernacle Church held their second annual Veteran’s Benefit Service on November 9. The benefit service was …

SWU dedicates Sheriff National Guard Memorial Flag Plaza

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Southern Wesleyan University dedicated the Sheriff National Guard Memorial Flag Plaza in a moving, patriotic Veterans Day ceremony.

Kingstree native retires after 30 years of service in Navy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Master Chief Aviation Maintenance (AZ) Administration Martin S. Snowden, a native of Kingstree, enlisted in the Navy at the late age of 21 from …

Community Vision Session Wrap Up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Over the past four months, Williamsburg County’s Strategic Plan has conducted a series of community outreach sessions in an effort to connect local businesses and citizens to the county’s vision for “A better quality of life.” These sessions were held in each municipal town in order to involve citizens across the county.

Stallions end season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg Academy Stallions ended the season with a 17-14 loss against Holly Hill. Their season may be over; however they have much to be …

Clarendon County men charged with stealing local campaign signs

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Two Clarendon County men have been charged with five counts of Petit Larceny. Robert Marcellus Fleming, 50, of Manning and Richard A. Canady, 55, of …

Sabb sworn in as senator

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Alex Chatman Complex in Kingstree was filled to capacity as dignitaries, legislators, family and friends turned out for the November 13, swearing- …

Former Piggly Wiggly building demoed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

A demolition crew has begun the arduous task of taking down the former Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Kingstree. A Super Family Dollar Store will …

Fifty years later: Welcoming home our Vietnam veterans

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Forty years ago the Vietnam War ended; however, with the end of the war many troops returning home were treated with distain, insulted and even spit …

Locals sponsor new benches for Williamsburg Tech

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

DR. WALTER AND Mrs. Elizabeth D. Cottingham of Kingstree recently sponsored two benches at Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) through the WTC …

National Council of Negro Women host breakfast

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Williamsburg County Section, hosted 91 guests for the annual Harambee Prayer Breakfast Memorial and …

Williamsburg County School District Superintendent resigns UPDATED

Monday, November 17, 2014 10:02 p.m.

After the Williamsburg County School District Board of trustees reconvened from a 2-hour executive session, the attorney representing the District …

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