Santee Electric Cooperative presents Williamsburg Technical College student with scholarship

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:15 a.m.

WTC scholarship applicants must complete the WTC financial aid application process.

Elections just around the corner

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:30 a.m.

There's been a lot of campaigning leading up to the June 10, primary election where voters will choose winners in some races and narrow down the …

Conversation about finances is important for newlyweds

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:15 a.m.

June is a popular month for weddings. If you’re getting married this month, you no doubt have many exciting details to discuss with your spouse-to-be. …

Williamsburg Academy graduate going on trip to Nicaragua

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Frances McGill of Kingstree is on a mission to serve. McGill, a 2009 Williamsburg Academy graduate, is currently in her third year as a student in …

The Williamsburg Soil and Water Conservation District hold its annual poster contest

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 11:15 a.m.

The Williamsburg Soil and Water Conservation District recently held its annual poster contest for kindergarten through third grade classes.

Brown found guilty UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:10 a.m.

William Marion Brown, 57, of Kingstree was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a three-day trial in Williamsburg County. Brown was convicted on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in first degree and one count Lewd Act on a Minor. Brown was arrested in 2011. The charges stem from incidents that were alleged to have occurred …

SEC receives Image Award UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:12 a.m.

Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. received the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber’s Image Award for the month of May as they celebrated their 75th …

“Godzilla” UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:39 a.m.

It isn't a good idea to approach a Godzilla movie with a “less is more” attitude. The gold standard of the “less is more” …

Vital Aging hosts luncheon UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:42 a.m.

Vital Aging recently held its annual recognition luncheon for Foster Grandparent Volunteers and station sponsors at the Kennedy Center in …

GKCU awards scholarships to class of 2014 UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:44 a.m.

GKCU is honored to recognize 10 area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2014 as this year's GKCU Scholarship recipients. Each recipient …

Taste of Home comes to town UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:17 a.m.

The News is cooking up a recipe for success as we bring the Taste of Home Cooking School to Kingstree. This Thursday, May 29, the J. Russell Kellahan …

Students experience the world UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 10:48 a.m.

On April 30, and May 1, W.M. Anderson Primary celebrated Multicultural Day.  On Wednesday, the students learned about various countries such as Japan, …

First sorority house opens in county UPDATED

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:15 a.m.

A ribbon cutting ceremony in May marked a historical event as members of the Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority opened the first …

Man sentenced to 35 years UPDATED

Thursday, May 22, 2014 6:17 p.m.

William Marion Brown of Kingstree was sentenced to 35 years in prison after a three-day trial in Williamsburg County. Brown was convicted on two counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a minor in first degree and one count Lewd Act on a minor. Brown was arrested in 2011. The charges stem from incidents that were alleged to have occurred between …

Law enforcement conducts countywide warrant roundup UPDATED

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:35 p.m.

Local and state law enforcement agencies descended on Williamsburg County Tuesday to conduct a drug roundup. The roundup began on May 13, around 1:30 in the afternoon. At one point the downtown area of Kingstree was flooded with law enforcement while a state law enforcement agency helicopter hovered above. Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, …

E-911 receives funding UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

On April 28, the staff of Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division E-911 enjoyed a visit by Senator Yancey McGill, where he presented a …

Hemingway Elementary School celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Hemingway Elementary School is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week by honoring staff for the outstanding commitment that they have to …

Can you identify this week's mystery plant Ka-BOOM! UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Here's a flower that looks like a small explosion. In this photo, you are looking at a blossom head-on, so to speak. There are five to eight fleshy …

Image Award for the month April presented to Duke Energy UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for April to Duke Energy. For the past 18 months, since the merger of two energy companies …

Hemingway man charged with criminal sexual assault with a minor

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:00 a.m.

A former schoolteacher has been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor - third degree. According to reports, Charles Leo Demay, 78, of …

Banking on our youth UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Strong leadership skills are developed with help through positive influence and good role models but sometimes those relationships seem to allude …

Clever killdeer outsmart the predator UPDATED

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Moms will do whatever it takes to protect their babies. Case in point: A female Killdeer feigned a broken wing in order to throw off a potential …

Citizens participate in National Day of Prayer UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 6:07 p.m.

Bringing together a nation in simultaneous prayer would seem an unfathomable task; however, the opportunity is achieved each year as citizens across …

Martha White Remembered UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 5:49 p.m.

Cornbread has been called a “cornerstone” of southern cuisine in this country. It is a staple of several ethnic groups and has added richness to our …

Security and parent involvement major topics of school board meeting UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 6:05 p.m.

School security continues to be a concern of the Williamsburg County District Board of Trustees. During an April 28, board meeting the board was provided an update by Director of Student Services Eddie Woowds. Woods said grant monies for metal detectors continue to be researched and conversations are occurring at the county level.

Former WTC President to speak at commencement UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 5:39 p.m.

Dr. James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, president of the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) and former president of Williamsburg Technical …

Traffic stop leads to huge drug bust UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 6:16 p.m.

A Thursday, May 1, routine traffic stop led to the arrest of two men. Leon Roger Fortune, 31, of Gresham, and Nicholas Turner, 33, of Johnsonville, …

Two Lady Jaguars signed recently with area post secondary institutions UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 5:35 p.m.

Two Lady Jaguars signed recently with area post second- ary institutions.

D.P. Cooper to converge to charter UPDATED

Monday, May 5, 2014 6:12 p.m.

In a 4-2 vote (one abstained), the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees officially converted D.P. Cooper Elementary School to a …

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