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2016 Candidate Filing Office Hours UPDATED

Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:08 p.m.

The SEC has received questions regarding whether offices should be open on Sunday afternoon to accept filing.  S.C. Code Section 7-13-45 requires the SEC and county boards to "establish regular hours of not less than four hours a day during the final seventy-two hours of the filing period."  Previously, the period was viewed as three days and by …

Kingstree student joins SC Army National Guard UPDATED

Kingstree student joins SC Army National Guard
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The South Carolina Army National Guard would like to welcome their newest member, Shamar Jones.

Parents speak out about school incidents

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:38 p.m.

Police reports describing three incidents, a rape, an assault, and a cell phone theft, point to a lack of cooperation between Williamsburg County School District officials and local police.

A little paint can go a long way

A little paint can go a long way

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:46 p.m.

Leon Thomas was all smiles when a group of students showed up at his door on March 16. Nearly a dozen students from the University of North Carolina, …

Emergency room taking shape

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 4:36 p.m.

Things are beginning to move forward after delivery of a portion of the modular emergency room. The corridor and the main waiting room are being erected with more to come in the following days.

Two dead in house fire UPDATED

Monday, March 21, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriffs Office, Williamsburg County Fire Department and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating a house fire …

Emergency room taking shape UPDATED

Friday, March 18, 2016 9:35 a.m.

Things are beginning to move forward after Thursday's delivery of a portion of the modular emergency room. The corridor and the main waiting room are being erected with more to come in the following days. The modular emergency room will be located directly in front of the original hospital building.

Police searching for armed robbery suspects UPDATED

Thursday, March 17, 2016 10:26 a.m.

Kingstree Police are asking the community for assistance in locating two suspects in connection to a March 14, armed robbery. According to a police incident report, a victim was robbed at gunpoint in front of the Kingstree Nursing Facility. According to the report, the victim was walking to his car when a black male pointing a handgun at the …

Georgetown resident meets Clinton UPDATED

Georgetown resident meets Clinton
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:00 a.m.

AT LEFT, GEORGETOWN resident Denise N. Washington stands next to democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton after a “Corridors of …

Armed robbery suspects apprehended UPDATED

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 4:54 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office has apprehended Ricco Damion Washington, III of Kingstree. Washington and Webster Dayshon Burgess of Cades had …

Pasley delivers State of the County Address UPDATED

Pasley delivers State of the County Address

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 7:30 a.m.

Williamsburg County Supervisor Stanley Pasley presented the 2016 State of the County Address to a full house. The March 7, address “Challenges …

Connecting seniors through a simple phone call UPDATED

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:41 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster joined representatives from South Carolina 2-1-1, a service of …

Spring turkey season forecast fair: New seasons and bag limit in place UPDATED

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:00 a.m.

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for South Carolina’s economy.

Police continue to investigate alleged rape UPDATED

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Kingstree Police Department (KPD) continues to investigate an alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl at the Kingstree Middle School. According to Assistant Police Chief Marc Whitfield, the alleged incident occurred on February 26. The male subject told a teacher he entered the restroom because the victim stole money from him.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital update UPDATED

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:00 p.m.

According to a press release issued March 8, a recent reduction of employees is temporary until management can get the temporary modular hospital up and running. Management is hopeful that all employees will find their way back once the modular hospital arrives and when the new hospital opens.

Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage March 18-20 UPDATED

Friday, March 11, 2016 2:16 p.m.

WASHINGTON – The Faith and Politics Institute's 2016 Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to South Carolina will take place from March 18-20 making stops in Columbia, Orangeburg and Charleston. A bipartisan delegation of two dozen members of Congress, including leaders from both political parties, will be led by U.S. House of …

Williamsburg Regional Hospital update UPDATED

Friday, March 11, 2016 6:31 a.m.

According to a press release issued March 8, a recent reduction of employees is temporary until management can get the temporary modular hospital up and running. Management is hopeful that all employees will find their way back once the modular hospital arrives and when the new hospital opens.

Tisdale graduates from Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government UPDATED

Tisdale graduates from Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Mayor Darren Tisdale from the Town of Kingstree has graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government. Graduates received their …

Spring turkey season forecast fair: New seasons and bag limit in place UPDATED

Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:54 p.m.

An estimated 50,000 hunters will take to the woods during the upcoming turkey season, generating an estimated $30 million in direct expenditures for …

Williams sworn in as Kingstree Councilman UPDATED

Williams sworn in as Kingstree Councilman

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Kingstree native Chris Williams was sworn in as the newest Kingstree Town Councilmember. Lifelong friend and neighbor, attorney Billy Jenkinson, …

Alpha Kappa Alpha observes MLK Day of Service UPDATED

Alpha Kappa Alpha observes MLK Day of Service
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 7:00 a.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is internationally known for her committed pledge to serving all mankind. Chapters all over the world …

Williamsburg Chiropractic and Wellness Center receives Image Award UPDATED

Williamsburg Chiropractic and Wellness Center receives Image Award
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for February to Dr. Kevin Morris with Williamsburg Chiropractic and Wellness Center …

HCTC and HHS partner to create STEM opportunity for students UPDATED

HCTC and HHS partner to create STEM opportunity for students
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:47 p.m.

Hemingway Career and Technology Center and Hemingway High School have partnered to promote and encourage STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and …

Armed robbery suspect arrested UPDATED

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 9:07 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection to an armed robbery. On March 7, Marquis Latrell Washington, 21, of 198 …

Jobs cut, construction delayed as management works with insurance carrier UPDATED

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2:29 p.m.

As administration continues to work with the many challenges regarding the suspension of Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH), stumbling blocks have inevitably occurred. A press release issued by WRH Board of Trustees and management provided an update into those challenges.

Armed robbery suspect sought UPDATED

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 9:24 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for information concerning a home invasion. According to an incident report issued by the Sheriff's Office, on March 7, at approximately 3:43 a.m., deputies responded to an armed robbery incident that occurred on Gausetown Road.

Worry lingers with SC Senate Republicans $400M road plan UPDATED

Friday, March 4, 2016 10:50 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The House speaker and some other lawmakers were cautious while many Senate Republicans and the governor celebrated a plan that could set aside an additional $400 million to repair South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax. …

Sporting Clay team hitting targets hard UPDATED

Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:44 p.m.

Black River Clay Crushers is a competitive sporting clays team that is operated out of Black River Sporting Clays in Kingstree. The team consists of …

Brock appointed as superintendent UPDATED

Brock appointed as superintendent

Williamsburg County School District

Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:26 p.m.

Mrs. Carrie Brock has been named superintendent of the Williamsburg County School District. Brock’s appointment is effective, March 1, 2016, …

Kingstree man charged with attempted murder UPDATED

Thursday, March 3, 2016 9:11 a.m.

A high-speed chase in Kingstree involving Kingstree Police Department resulted in a suspect charged with attempted murder. On February 26, Michael …

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