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Water towers to receive fresh paint

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

A PAIR OF water towers is scheduled for a fresh coat of paint.

Six Red Cross tips to stay safe when temperatures soar

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Dangerously hot weather is predicted in coastal and central South Carolina this weekend into next week and the American Red Cross reminds people of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

Historic mobile church rediscovered

BY CHRISTINA LEE KNAUSS

THE CATHOLIC MISCELLANY

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

An afternoon trip down a country road in April led to the unexpected rediscovery of “the church on wheels” — a genuine piece of …

Scammed or scammer

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Ashleigh Mabry of Salters says she was scammed. Last summer she claimed during an interview with The News’ reporter that she had been selected …

Bubba’s Small Engines receives Image Award

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for May to Bubba’s Small Engines of Salters. The owner, Sam (Bubba) McGee began …

C.E. Murray’s Wilson takes the gold

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Lasabra Wilson, a senior at C.E. Murray High School, led the charge at the state meet at Spring Valley School in Columbia.

Hannah Wilkes chosen as the recipient of the Senior Conservation Achievement Award for 2015 by the Williamsburg Soil and Water Conservation District.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Each year the $500 award goes to an outstanding senior who will be entering an agriculture or natural resource related field in college. Hannah …

Council down to wire after budget fails

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:42 p.m.

Staff Note: This article was originally published online June 11, 2015 at http://bit.ly/1GLpRlu but has since been republished.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:17 p.m.

Council down to wire after budget fails UPDATED

Thursday, June 11, 2015 2:09 p.m.

This article has been moved to a new URL. Please visit www.kingstreenews.com/news for the updated article.  The Town of Kingstree Council's failure to pass its budget on June 8, could shut the city down and leave citizens without police and fire protection, water, and create a host of problems. Council voted 3-3 on second and final reading of the …

Nesmith student graduates with Associate in Science

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Lackawanna College awarded nearly 350 associate degrees and certificates to students from 11 states during its 121st commencement on Saturday, May 23, …

The Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program starts soon

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc., in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing free coupons to low-income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets.

Council could impose water fee

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Citizens across Williamsburg County may soon be paying for water whether they want to or not. During a June 1, meeting Williamsburg County Council was informed that after an extended USDA deadline there is a shortfall of 1,143 signatures for water service connections currently in place. On April 6, after a presentation by Lane Mixon, director of …

Law Office announces winners of annual Cezar E. McKnight Scholarship

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:48 p.m.

The Law Office of Cezar E. McKnight recently announced the four winners of the Annual Law Office of Cezar E. McKnight Scholarship.

Woman charged with murder

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Felicia Nesmith, 25, has been arrested in connection to the death of her infant that occurred on May 27.

2015 Historic Preservation include Williamsburg County Courthouse UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:34 p.m.

The building also experienced additions and renovations in 1856, 1901 and again in 1954 which was celebrated with a re-dedication a year later. A …

Four Arrested in Greeleyville

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:41 p.m.

On Thursday, June 4, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Narcotic Investigators along with the State Law …

THE “STEPS TO GRACE”

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Williamsburg Presbyterian Church P dedicated their newly installed slate and granite steps on Sunday, May 31, at the conclusion of worship. The …

Four Arrested in Greeleyville UPDATED

Friday, June 5, 2015 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, June 4, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigators and Narcotic Investigators along with the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) deployed to various locations in the Greeleyville area according to a press release issued by the Office. Investigators and agents were in search of three suspects wanted for home …

Kingstree woman charged with murder UPDATED

Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:24 p.m.

Felicia Nesmith, 25, has been arrested in connection to the death of her infant that occurred on May 27. At approximately 1 p.m., this afternoon …

Sheriff’s office warns of scam

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office has received a call and complaint regarding a telephone scam designed to separate you from your money. Scams take on a variety of forms and methods; the latest scam goes something like this: “Did you hear about my vacation? About coming here for the summer?” says the caller. “I …

Nine-year-old S.C. native makes waves once again

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

Holladay House Publishing, in conjunction with the South Carolina State Museum, released nine-year-old Olivia McConnell’s children’s book, Can You Dig It? Olivia’s Story on Saturday, May 30.

Family housing coming to Kingstree

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The Woda Group, Inc., a regional housing developer, general contractor and management company, is in the process of constructing Butler Crossing, a …

Man shot in leg UPDATED

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:45 p.m.

On the evening of June 1, Williamsburg County deputies and emergency personnel responded to William Epps Loop, located east of Kingstree to the report of a male victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. According to a press release issued by the Office on June 2,, the victim, Christopher Columbus White, III, 30, was walking on Sandridge …

New CEO of SEC selected

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

Santee Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees announces the hiring of Rob Ardis, of Florence, as the new president and CEO. Ardis will …

C.E. Murray ranked nationally

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:54 p.m.

The U.S. News review of 29,070 U.S. public high schools has recognized 60 South Carolina schools a Best High Schools. C.E. Murray has been ranked nationally, receiving a bronze medal. The national rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze …

Citizens push to reconsider moves continue

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:55 p.m.

The first 20 minutes of the Williamsburg County School Board of Trustees’ May 26, meeting were spent hearing public comments. The citizens, …

Annual Black & Gold game gives coaches opportunity chance to look at the athletes up close in their respective positions.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

ON MAY 28, the Kingstree Senior High Jaguars Football team held its annual Black & Gold game.

D.P. Cooper Charter School joins the South Carolina High School League

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

On April 21, D.P. Cooper Charter School was officially voted into the South Carolina High School League. This allows D.P. Cooper Charter School to …

Poynor graduation a turning point for many

BY NICOLE CARTRETTE Morning News

ncartrette@florencemorningnews.com

Printed Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 9:17 p.m.

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Dozens of graduates walked across the stage at Poynor Adult Education Center Thursday night, proving it is never too late to follow …

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