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Councilmembers sworn in

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Williamsburg County Council celebrated the New Year with a swearing in ceremony. Stanley Pasley, supervisor, Jeannie Brown-Burrows, District 1, W. B. …

And the band plays on: Boll Weevil band director holds keys to Kingstree’s musical past

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Her scrapbooks aren't filled with your typical memory pages. You won't find family BBQs or parties celebrating the grandchild's first birthday. What …

Sheriff's election set for January 20

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Voters will have one last opportunity to cast their vote in what has seemed like an endless process. On January 20, a general election will be held for Williamsburg County Sheriff. Dudley Musier beat three opponents in the December 2, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Primary.

Bitten by the flu bug

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:00 a.m.

The parking lots of the Williamsburg Regional Hospital and the local physicians offices have been full these past few weeks. The reason is mostly …

State Fire Marshal makes plea to citizens UPDATED

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 12:46 p.m.

As temperatures drop, State Fire Marshal Bert Polk and the state's fire service are asking for your help in protecting yourself, your loved ones, and others you know who may be most vulnerable to fire tragedy. “We know that with lower temperatures, people are going to use whatever means they have to stay warm, and unfortunately, that is when …

Santee Electric warns of scam

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Officials at Santee Electric Cooperative are warning of a scam targeting its customers. A person posing as an official is calling customers and telling them to pay their accounts.

Camellias in bloom UPDATED

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

A sprinkling of rain refreshes the petals of a lipstick pink camellia. This heirloom plant, transplanted from Charleston to Kingstree in 2004, is one …

Local student wins 2014 statewide leadership oratorical contest

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Over 100 Community Action youth, youth professionals, community leaders, mentors and business leaders came together for the sixth annual Statewide …

Fake bills surface UPDATED

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Law enforcement is warning citizens and business owners to watch out for counterfeit money being passed around. Kingstree Police has arrested one …

Arrest made in school shooting UPDATED

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

A suspect has been arrested in connection to an October 24, 2014, shooting that took place in a high school parking lot. Damon Muldrow, 22, of Lake …

Water service may depend on county council UPDATED

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Lane Mixon presented an update to Williamsburg County Council concerning the county’s water projects. Several projects that provide water to citizens throughout county have been completed. But in order to provide the remaining citizens, (that will total nearly 95 percent of all residents) a simple signature is all that is needed.

“Unbroken”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:15 a.m.

“Oh no, the depressing POW movie “Unbroken” was somehow the hottest new release of the Christmas holiday. Shoot, now I have to see …

Suspect arrested in connection to shooting after Homecoming football game UPDATED

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:55 p.m.

A suspect has been arrested in connection to an October 24, high school parking lot shooting. On December 23, Damon Muldrow, 22, of Lake City, was arrested by Kingstree Police and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection to a shooting that occurred after a Kingstree Senior High School Homecoming …

Budget process continues as usual UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Kingstree Town Council hit a snag over nomination of a budget committee. During the December 15, meeting, the council was ready to form a Budget Committee when Councilman Bubba Hammet objected. Hammet suggested instead of a three-person panel, the entire council should be part of the process. “I feel like the entire council should be involved with …

C.E. Murray High School JROTC Adopt-A-Highway UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

C.E. Murray High School Cadets sponsor an Adopt-A-Highway Program. This is their bi-annual Highway Cleanup as part of South Carolina’s Adopt A …

Grant provides incentive to renovate UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

A program targeted at buildings in the historic district has found its first taker. The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber is the first recipient to take advantage of an incentive to improve at least the outside appearance of buildings.

Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority celebrates Christmas UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

On December 5, Delta Tau Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority celebrated its annual Xmas Dance at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center, and …

Taxpayer Bill of Rights UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Every taxpayer has a set of fundamental rights. You should be aware of these rights when you interact with the Internal Revenue Service. The “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” takes the many existing rights in the tax code and groups them into 10 broad categories. That makes them easier to find and to understand.

Palmetto Synthetics receives award UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for December to Palmetto Synthetics in Kingstree. Palmetto Synthetics is a privately …

McCrea receives award UPDATED

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Every year the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) recognizes a small group of people from across the state that have made a …

Guide for holiday stain removal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:40 a.m.

Most stains can eventually be removed by following these procedures:

Elementary School Teacher’s wish to help alleviate hunger this holiday season comes true

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

What started as a simple wish on Facebook is going to help feed millions of families across the United States. After hearing about Capital One’s holiday #WishForOthers campaign, Maggie Hillman shared her wish on Facebook that fewer families would have to worry about finding food this holiday season. Inspired by Maggie’s post, Capital One is …

Child’s spirit brings community together

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Hunter Matthews is a precious 10-year-old boy who loves people, stuffed animals, and Mario, a video game character; however, life has thrown Hunter a …

Two Jaguars receive awards

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

D.J. Burgess and Anthony Chandler were recently awarded The Johnsons Award.

Stallions in the SCISAA North-South All Stars Game

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

On Saturday, December 6, the SCISA Athletics Association held its annual North-South All-Star Football game.

McKnight encourages students

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Students with the Kingstree Middle School Afterschool Program recently enjoyed a visit by House of Representative District 101 Cezar McKnight. …

Santa comes early

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Santa left the toy making up to his elves for just a few moments in order to make an early trip to Kingstree. Ol’ Saint Nick flew down from the North …

Made in the shade

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:00 a.m.

When the heat of summer forces most people indoors, the senior citizens of Vital Aging will have it made in the shade thanks to the generosity of …

County breaks record

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill and Lt. Gov.-Elect Henry McMaster announced recently that nearly half of South Carolina’s counties are now certified as work ready, outpacing the nation in an initiative that showcases the highly skilled workforce that businesses require in a competitive economy.

BET’s “Sunday Best” star to perform at gala

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 10:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Public School Foundation 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Scholarship Gala will include BET’s “Sunday Best” star and Greeleyville …

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