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Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Bomb Threat UPDATED

Friday, May 29, 2015 10:05 p.m.

At 4:16 pm this afternoon the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to a bomb threat at Fresenius Medical Care located at 102 South County Line Road in Andrews. The threat, directed at Fresenius Medical Care was deemed credible based upon the manner in which it was received. The building was evacuated and a perimeter established for …

Law enforcement investigating infant death UPDATED

Thursday, May 28, 2015 5:52 p.m.

Investigators are treating an infant death as a homicide. According to a press release issued by the Kingstree Police Department, on Wednesday, May 27, around 4:00pm officers responded to Interfaith Apartments in Kingstree in reference to an unresponsive infant. Upon arrival the infant was rushed to the hospital where it was pronounced dead.  …

Hemingway man found dead UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:57 a.m.

According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, on May 26, at approximately 1:30 p. m. deputies responded to the address of 3081 South State Highway 41/51 in Hemingway to the report of an unresponsive male. Deputies along with Williamsburg County EMS responded to the scene. Deputies were advised by EMS that …

GKCU awards more scholarships to class of 2015 UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union (GKCU) is honored to recognize 10 area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2015 as this year’s GKCU …

Ardis selected as new president and CEO of Santee Electric Cooperative UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:11 p.m.

KINGSTREE, South Carolina -- Santee Electric Cooperative's board of trustees announces the hiring of Rob Ardis, of Florence, South Carolina, as the new president and CEO.  Ardis will replace Santee Electric CEO Floyd L. Keels and begins Aug. 1, 2015.     "After a comprehensive, nationwide search, the Board selected Rob from a pool of highly …

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrates 107 years UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a service organization founded by a group of inspired women on the campus of Howard University in 1908. …

Vital Aging staff bids farewell to Foster Grandparents

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The Foster Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon, held May 13, at the Kennedy Center in Greeleyville, was extra special as students of the Williamsburg …

Students awarded scholarships UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

At the beginning of the school year, The Law Office of Doward Keith Harvin, L.L.C. announced that it would present The Enoch James McFadden Student …

School board rejects meeting offer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

George Brown’s hope of having a meeting with the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees has been dashed.

Former House of Representative Ken Kennedy passes away

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Kenneth “Ken” Kennedy, one of Williamsburg County most respected and accomplished native sons, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his …

Salters man arrested

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a Salters man with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 1st Degree.

Local author pens first book UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Mary Woods McClam recently released her first publication, As A Good Mother Should. A native of Williamsburg County, McClam presently lives in …

Man found shot to death on Rhems Road in Nesmith UPDATED

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:18 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office say Leroy Barnes, age 75, of 75 Van Vlake Drive, in Georgetown was found shot to death in Nesmith. According to a press release, on May 19, at approximately 3:09 p.m. Williamsburg County Deputies responded to Rhems Road located in the Nesmith area of Williamsburg County to the report of a body lying …

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards grant

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:54 p.m.

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Williamsburg County Library-Hemingway in Hemingway a literacy grant in the amount of $1,500 to support local literacy programs. The local grant award is part of over $5.8 million in grants awarded today to approximately 720 schools, nonprofits and organizations across the 43 states the …

Keels honored at gala UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Retiring Santee Electric Cooperative President and CEO Floyd Keels was honored for his service during a District 32 Foundation Black Tie Gala. The …

“All-In” - Lady Stallions Make History In 5-2 AA SCISA: State Softball Title Win Over Tradition Rich Thomas Heyward UPDATED

By Billy G. Baker

Publisher High School Sports

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:54 p.m.

Holly Hill--With their “All-In” unity buttons tucked securely in their uniform back pockets the Williamsburg Academy (22-4) Lady …

Gift of space becomes a partnership for education at St. Alban’s UPDATED

Holly Behre

Director of Communications, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:33 p.m.

As the school year nears its end, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is preparing to have a farewell cookout for a group of teachers who have been …

Hemingway’s Cribb leaving for assistant job at Georgetown UPDATED

Lou Bezjak: Morning News

lbezjak@florencenews.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:54 p.m.

Hemingway football coach and athletic director Ken Cribb is leaving the school to accept an assistant coaching position at Georgetown. Cribb will be …

District budget meeting includes repairs

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees is nearing the deadline for a balanced budget. The Budget Committee met on May 11, at 10 a.m. to discuss the budget as well as to discuss several maintenance and repair issues.

Golden Class of 1965 honored at annual President’s Luncheon UPDATED

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:54 p.m.

The annual President’s Luncheon honoring Claflin University’s Golden Class of 1965 on Friday, May 8, provided classmates an …

Local VA office to host program

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:49 p.m.

Memorial Day will see a lot of people traveling to destinations across the country, according to AAA more than 37 million people are expected to travel, the most since 2005.

Allen marches to Montgomery UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The National Park Service “Walking Classroom” ended its 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery Alabama in commemoration of the …

Lady Stallions make history in 5-2 AA SCISA State Softball Title win UPDATED

Thursday, May 14, 2015 3:50 p.m.

Holly Hill--With their "All-In" unity buttons tucked securely in their uniform back pockets the Williamsburg Academy (22-4) Lady Stallions rode the …

Kids learn through real life scenarios

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office Investigators Archie Kennedy and Alex Edwards and Chief Deputy Stephen Gardner were among many who took part in …

Bufkin signs with MU UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:08 a.m.

C.E. Murray High School’s Martin Bufkin has signed with Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. Bufkin’s stats include All Region 7 1A Receiver, …

Big Give big hit

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:40 a.m.

Locals celebrating Cinco de Mayo did it with a slant this year. Instead of just partying they got to participate in a way that will make a huge …

Patriots Point honors veterans of Vietnam's first major battle UPDATED

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:08 a.m.

War made them brothers. A movie made them famous. But the Battle of Ia Drang Valley made them legends. The brave men of the 1st Battalion, 7th …

Following their faith

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:09 a.m.

Somewhere someone said God works in mysterious ways; Katherine and Ben Wheeler might be close to Him but they never expected how He would work to get …

NAACP to host first annual Juneteenth celebration

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:38 a.m.

A celebration commemorating the end of slavery will be held Saturday, June 20, at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center. Arleathia Beavers, Williamsburg County NAACP Treasurer and Juneteenth chairperson, presented the information to Williamsburg County Council during a recent meeting. Beavers was reaching out to council for financial support …

Local hospital earns four-star rating

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:39 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital recently earned a four-star rating for patient satisfaction. The rating is the first released by the federal government. The rating system is based on customer surveys in several categories of care and is rated from two to five stars. In South Carolina, Williamsburg Regional Hospital was among 24 hospitals to …

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