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United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:24 a.m.

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success. The camp was held from July 7 to July 9, at the Williamsburg County …

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently hosted its second annual Counselors Academy for secondary counseling and career professionals from …

South Carolina residents face a moderate risk of Zika infectionZika Prevention Safety Tips from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:15 a.m.

The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Its most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), muscle pain and headache. Pregnant women with Zika risk passing the virus to their unborn child. There have been cases of babies being born with microcephaly (a smaller-than-normal head). …

Hemingway man charged with raping child

Hemingway man charged with raping child
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:04 a.m.

On Friday, July 8, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael Ray Birchmore, Jr., 35, Birchmore Drive, 11 days after they …

Lowcountry Food Bank and Partners Kick Off Summer Eats! Program UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:03 p.m.

From July 11th through August 12th, the Lowcountry Food Bank will be offering a special, free “grab-and-go” summer meals program for children in the Greeleyville area. This program is offered as a partnership between Share Our Strength, the Lowcountry Food Bank and Greeleyville Elementary School.

Anderson Brothers Bank recognized in ICBA Independent Bankers Magazine

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:12 a.m.

Independent Bankers Magazine has named Anderson Brothers Bank as one of the highest performing banks in the country. In the magazine’s annual survey of community bank performance, Anderson Brothers Bank ranked 14th in Return on Average Equity and 25th in Return on Average Assets of all banks in the country with assets between $500 million …

State Parks to Host Statewide Food Drive July 23 UPDATED

Monday, July 18, 2016 11:28 a.m.

State Parks across South Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their surrounding communities will help them pack park trucks full of canned goods and other non-perishables to help address hunger. Pack-A-Park-Truck events will be held at all 47 state parks in South Carolina on Saturday, July 23.  The event is part of the Park Service's …

Corn! Corn! Yellow or white!

Corn! Corn!  Yellow or white!

By Nancy S. Harrison

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:25 a.m.

“Fresh sweet corn, just come ripe. Serve me yellow or serve me white. Makes no differences in my sight. I’ll eat it noon or night. …

Results pending

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Officials responding to a July 2, call discovered a deceased male inside a home on Shady Lane in the Green Acres community. According to Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight, a neighbor discovered 49-year-old Bertram “Bean” Dana Robinson. McKnight said the cause of death is pending. Robinson’s body was taken to MUSC …

Image Award presented to Personalize It

Image Award presented to Personalize It
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for June to Personalize It located at 107 East Mill Street in Kingstree. Having been in …

Volunteers needed for flood damage assessment in Williamsburg, Georgetown counties

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:15 a.m.

A long-term recovery group dedicated to repairing the damage from the flooding of 2015 has asked for volunteers to help figure out the true extent of that damage.

The Professional Women’s Organization

The Professional Women’s Organization
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:32 a.m.

THE PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S Organization

Duke Energy Progress seeks first base rate increase in South Carolina in nearly three decades

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:11 a.m.

• Largest part of the proposed increase would pay for new generation that has replaced older, less-efficient coal plants

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, …


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