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Smith takes over 4-H

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Carly Smith recently joined the Clemson Extension staff in Williamsburg County as the 4-H Youth Development Agent. Smith graduated from Clemson …

Local student to have poem published

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:10 p.m.

Beneshia Wadlington of Kingstree has had her poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. The poem entitled, …

Giving back - Volunteer firefighter receives helping hand after helping others

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Our first responders spent countless hours helping others affected by the October flood. But they themselves were also victims of the historic event. …

Kingstree man's death under investigation UPDATED

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Law enforcement is treating the death of a Kingstree man as a homicide. According to Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams, a family relative …

Locals receive award

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:44 p.m.

On December 9, Brunson Frazier, maintenance caretaker of Kings Pointe Apartments in Kingstree received one of two 2015 Outstanding Maintenance …

WTC COMMISSION MEETS in “Winter Wonderland.” UPDATED

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:26 p.m.

The Williamsburg Technical College Area Commission Board held their December meeting in the college’s library, which was decorated like a …

HHS BAND & JROTC Battalion participate in Claflin University’s Homecoming Parade.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 12:33 p.m.

On Saturday, November 21, the Hemingway High School Marching Band and the JROTC Battalion were invited to participate in Claflin University’s …

Nesmith pleads guilty UPDATED

Monday, December 21, 2015 3:07 p.m.

A Kingstree woman whose infant son was found unresponsive in her apartment has pleaded guilty to unlawful conduct towards a child. Felecia Nesmith …

Fatal crash near Cades UPDATED

Friday, December 18, 2015 9:04 a.m.

A single car crash has left one dead. South Carolina Highway Patrol are reporting on December 17, a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro traveling south on Secondary 47, approximately 10 miles north of Kingstree when it ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a ditch and overturned. According to Williamsburg County Deputy Coroner B. Horton, the driver was …

Williamsburg County Farm Bureau offers scholarships

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:41 a.m.

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY FARM Bureau offers scholarships each year to eligible applicants, who must be members of Williamsburg County Farm Bureau and …

Council hears flood report

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:30 a.m.

Director of Emergency Management Division Tiffany Cooks presented a report regarding operations and lessons learned during and after the historic flood. Cooks reported to Williamsburg County Council during their December 10, meeting.

Bady Bing, Bady Boom!

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 12:41 a.m.

The Kingstree Police Department has added another four-legged officer to its staff. Bady II, a Belgian Malinois bomb detection dog joined the K-9 …

Lane Mayor announces solar project UPDATED

Friday, December 11, 2015 3:04 p.m.

A Florida-based company is planning to set up solar stations in the town of Lane and with it, training. Mayor Charlie Fulton announced the project …

Governor’s remarks strike a nerve with farmers

Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:27 a.m.

Governor Nikki Haley addressed many issues related to the October flood during a December 1, press conference. To date FEMA reports: $300 million for public assistance (roads, government buildings and the Columbia canal); $67,700,000 in individual assistance; $181,192,000 in insurance claims to date; and $82 million in SBA loans. The Housing …

County awarded grant

Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:14 a.m.

Williamsburg County has been awarded a $99,959 grant from USDA for the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The goals of the FMPP grants are to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agriculture products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets by …

Patented product promises bigger yields

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:25 a.m.

Vernon Owens of Hemingway loves agriculture so much that he’s created a product that is showing promise in the field. This summer he touted …

Mother stabs son during altercation UPDATED

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 4:10 p.m.

On December 8, around 9:01 p.m., deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic incident that occurred at 61 Champagne Lane in the community of Trio. Upon arrival deputies made contact with the victim at her residence.   According to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Office, Diana Tisdale was at the …

Local teacher recognized

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:38 p.m.

An educator at a South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) institution has been recognized as a Master Teacher during the pinning …

C.E. Murray finishes season as runner-up

BY NATHAN ELLIOTT

Sports Correspondent

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:32 p.m.

Despite a stellar season, the C.E. Murray War Eagles fell short in the Single-A Division II State Championship game, losing to the Lamar High School …

UPDATE Human remains discovered in Hemingway UPDATED

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 10:51 a.m.

Hemingway Chief of Police H. Bryan Todd has confirmed skeletal remains discovered in Hemingway are human. According to a press release issued by the chief, on December 7, at approximately at 3:49 PM, officers responded to Atlantic Avenue located in the Town Limits of Hemingway in regards to the possible discovery of human remains. Chief Todd made …

War Eagles enjoy stellar year but fall short in Championship UPDATED

Sunday, December 6, 2015 7:13 a.m.

The C.E. Murray War Eagles finished the season as runner-up for the South Carolina single -A Division II State Championship. The War Eagles came up short losing to the Lamar Silver Foxes by a score of 28-0 in Saturday's game played at Benedict College in Columbia. Murray finished the season with an overall record of 12-2. Second year Head Coach …

Sheriff's Office search for armed robbery suspects UPDATED

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 5:44 p.m.

Law enforcement is searching for two suspects in connection to a Tuesday evening armed robbery. According to Alex Edwards, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, on December 1, at approximately 6:26 P.M., deputies responded to an armed robbery incident that occurred at the High Five Discount Liquor at 1983 Thurgood …

War Eagles head to state

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:41 p.m.

The C. E. Murray War Eagles (12-1) beat Lake View (10-3) Friday night thus capping off a stellar season and one that will go down in the …

Car-insurance study ranks SC #2 for worst drivers UPDATED

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Travel during the holidays increases and so does the study of traffic and driver safety. The day after Thanksgiving, CNBC.com posted an article by USA Today reporter Bart Jansen, that explains a list from CarInsuranceComparison.com where South Carolina ranks #2 in the country for having the worst drivers.

Holiday tips to keep your spirits high and your spending low

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:25 p.m.

Hues for the holidays:

School district settles lawsuit with former superintendent

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:52 a.m.

At its meeting on November 16, the Williamsburg County School Board settled a lawsuit between the district and former Superintendent Dr. Yvonne …

FTC named Innovation Award winner - one of six from around the world

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:28 p.m.

FTC has been named one of six 2015 Calix Innovation Award winners as announced by Calix Inc. – one of the world’s leader in gigabit fiber deployments. FTC received the Innovation in Partnering for Business Efficiency for its partnership with Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (HTC).

Rising from the rubble - Dedication reflects on history of building

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:19 p.m.

On June 7, 2013, what was believed to be a microburst in Kingstree, left a trail of destruction in its wake. The most severely hit structure was the …

Special election to be held in Kingstree UPDATED

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:24 a.m.

A special election for the Town of Kingstree will be held on February 16, 2016.

South Carolina awarded federal grant for charter schools

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 11:39 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina has won a federal grant to open and expand public charter schools that could total $30 million over five years.State schools Superintendent Molly Spearman says South Carolina is among just eight states awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s charter schools program. Twenty-seven states …

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