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Sheriff’s office investigating residential shooting

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:46 a.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help regarding a July 5, shooting incident. Deputies responded to the 1:24 a.m. incident that occurred at 138 William Cooper Drive, Kingstree. According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office a suspect kicked open the front door and pointed a loaded handgun at …

Local kids become Junior Park Ranger

Local kids become Junior Park Ranger

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:38 a.m.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a ranger? Kids at the Williamsburg County Kingstree Branch Library are finding out firsthand. The kids are …

Wood Storks

Wood Storks
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:54 a.m.

A colony of wood storks are making Williamsburg County their feeding area. According to the South Carolina Department of Natural resources, after …

Goody's campaign for needy families UPDATED

Monday, July 11, 2016 12:09 p.m.

Goody's is reaching out to its customers to help needy families. From July 7 to 19, customers can bring a bag of gently used clothing to the store and receive a $10 store coupon for their generosity. The clothes will be taken to the Williamsburg County Department of Social Services, where the items will be distributed to local needy families. …

Senator Scott to host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston UPDATED

Friday, July 8, 2016 2:17 p.m.

Charleston, SC - U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will host Desert Shield and Desert Storm Honor Ceremonies in Greenville and Charleston on August 27. Senator Scott has hosted honor ceremonies for South Carolina's veterans since being elected to federal office. In 2012, World War Two veterans were honored, in 2013, two ceremonies were held …

Public hearings scheduled for one percent sales tax referendum UPDATED

Friday, July 8, 2016 8:26 a.m.

The appointed commission members for the Capital Project One Percent Sales Tax will be holding public meetings throughout the county to discuss the one percent sales tax referendum that will be on the November 8, General Election ballot. During these public meetings the commission members, along with public safety members will discuss the roles of …

Lane Police Chief resigns UPDATED

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:33 p.m.

Lane Police Chief Charles D. McFadden has resigned. McFadden told The News his last day was July 1. McFadden was hired in 2013. He said he resigned because he was not paid for overtime and other issues.

Kingstree Police Chief resigns UPDATED

Kingstree Police Chief resigns

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9:25 a.m.

Eric Williams is no longer the Kingstree Police Department Chief.

HSSR-SCISA Miss Softball 2016 UPDATED

HSSR-SCISA Miss Softball 2016
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:39 a.m.

JORDAN FLOYD WAS named HSSR-SCISA Miss Softball 2016 by the High School Sports Report at the spring banquet held on June 19, at Sewell’s in …

Williamsburg County Youth Learn Leadership and Agriculture at SC Farm Bureau Conference

Williamsburg County Youth Learn Leadership and Agriculture at SC Farm Bureau Conference
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:17 a.m.

Williamsburg County students Julia Daniel, Allen Carsten and Marti Easler were among 47 rising high school juniors and seniors from across South …

Two dead in weekend crash UPDATED

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:39 a.m.

Two Kingstree men died over the holiday in a single car crash. According to a Kingstree Police Department Incident Report, on July 1, at approximately 11:22 p.m. Barrett Demetric Mack, 36, and Harry Rufus Emmanuel Washington, 36, were traveling east on Highway 527. The 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Mack and Washington were traveling in went through the …

T-Hangars dedicated UPDATED

T-Hangars dedicated

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 9:13 a.m.

A ceremony that included elected, appointed officials, and industry leaders was recently held to celebrate a long-awaited T-hangar at the …

Aid available for farmers

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:59 a.m.

South Carolina Department of Agriculture – Starting Friday, July 1, farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flooding can apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA). The deadline for applying is August 15. The S.C. General Assembly approved $40 million in state aid to …

Agriculture brought to the classroom UPDATED

Agriculture brought to the classroom
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:56 a.m.

Williamsburg County teacher Melanie Lambert was among 49 educators from across the state who recently learned how to incorporate agricultural lessons …

Be ‘alligator safe’ around the water

Be ‘alligator safe’ around the water
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 8:48 a.m.

Nearly any water body in the coastal plain of South Carolina may contain alligators, and the mere presence of alligators in or adjacent to their …

IRS Says be Alert for Tax Scams UPDATED

Friday, July 1, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Tax scammers work year-round; they don't take the summer off. The IRS urges you to stay vigilant against calls from scammers impersonating the IRS. Here are several tips from the IRS to help you avoid being a victim: Scams use scare tactics. These aggressive and sophisticated scammers try to scare people into making an immediate payment. They …

Wayward bird returned home

Wayward bird returned home

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Friday, July 1, 2016 8:12 a.m.

What originated as a sighting of a strange bird in a field turned into a dramatic rescue and made heroes of four local men and women. On Wednesday, …

WCSO arrest sttempted murder suspect UPDATED

Friday, July 1, 2016 7:10 p.m.

Kendall Lamont Ellis 43, of 33 F.C. Cox Road, Hemingway, was arrested and charged by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office with one count of …

Funding Period for South Carolina Farm Aid Grant Program to Begin July 1 UPDATED

Friday, July 1, 2016 8:21 a.m.

USDA – Starting Friday, July 1, farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year's flooding can apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants from the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA). The deadline for applying is August 15, 2016. The S.C. General Assembly approved $40 million in state aid to help farms in flood-ravaged communities. …

SCDNR 3-D Fun Shoot open for limited registration UPDATED

Friday, July 1, 2016 9:31 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is hosting a National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) 3-D Fun Shoot at Belfast Wildlife Management Area …

Kingstree Police Chief resigns UPDATED

Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:28 p.m.

Eric Williams is no longer Kingstree Police Chief. Williams's resignation on June 30, comes after a near four-year tenure with the police force. Town …

4th of July: Red Cross Steps for Enjoying a Safe Holiday Weekend UPDATED

Thursday, June 30, 2016 1:20 p.m.

Fireworks, beach safety tips to keep everyone safe this Independence Day

Groups come together to save the scenic beauty of Black River UPDATED

Groups come together to save the scenic beauty of Black River

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:34 a.m.

Beautifying the Black River takes a village and on June 18, that’s exactly what happened. Volunteers from the Lions Club, the Black River …

Happy Fourth of July UPDATED

Happy Fourth of July
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Sheriff's Office investigating shooting in Nesmith UPDATED

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:50 p.m.

Officials with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office are investigating a shooting that occurred in the Nesmith area last night. According to a press release issued by the Sheriff's Office, on June 28, around 1:30 a.m., deputies, along with South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a shooting incident that occurred on Nesmith Road, in Nesmith. …

Law enforcement combing area for evidence related to 2014 murder UPDATED

Law enforcement combing area for evidence related to 2014 murder

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:01 a.m.

An active search for evidence in connection to a two-year-old murder is underway. Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Williamsburg County …

Hearing clears county councilmember

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:18 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Democratic Party Executive Committee upheld the election results between District 5 incumbent Andy McKnight and challenger William Wallace. Wallace filed a protest after losing to McKnight by 57 votes. In his protest Wallace claimed on the day of the election McKnight was at the Central polling station from 9:45 a.m. …

SEC helps Tara Hall with $2,500 grant UPDATED

SEC helps Tara Hall with $2,500 grant
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:11 a.m.

More than 625 neglected or abused boys have found refuge in a small pine thicket on the edge of Black River in Georgetown County. Established in 1969, …

Harris Pest Control celebrates merger

Harris Pest Control celebrates merger
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:51 a.m.

A nice crowd gathered to celebrate a June 22, ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber for Harris Pest Control. Harris …

Students visit nation’s capitol

Students visit nation’s capitol
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 8:24 a.m.

Santee Electric Cooperative - A record number of students from S.C. joined more than 1,600 from across the country for the 2016 Washington Youth Tour. …


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