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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. …

DHEC seeks public's help to track mosquito-borne diseases UPDATED

Friday, June 24, 2016 2:25 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in tracking the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. DHEC monitors mosquito-borne disease activity in mosquitoes, humans, birds, horses and other related animals to provide early detection and determine the need for local mosquito-control response …

New programs in store for county rec center

New programs in store for county rec center

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:02 a.m.

Andre Dorsey has some big plans in store for the Williamsburg County Recreation Center. Since June 1, his first day on the job, the former executive …

WCSO continue to investigate animal cruelty case UPDATED

WCSO continue to investigate animal cruelty case

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:31 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief continue to …

New Miss Williamsburg County crowned UPDATED

New Miss Williamsburg County crowned
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:19 a.m.

On Friday, June 10, Mary’s Angels Independent Living for Young Women hosted the fourth annual Miss Williamsburg County Scholarship Pageant at …

Six months or more could be timeframe for PO reopening

Six months or more could be timeframe for PO reopening

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:17 a.m.

Representatives with the U.S. Postal Service could not nail down a specific date as to when Greeleyville citizens would see a return to their local …

HopeHealth Greeleyville celebrates with ribbon cutting

HopeHealth Greeleyville celebrates with ribbon cutting

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:31 a.m.

HopeHealth Greeleyville celebrated June 13, with a ribbon cutting and open house. Among those who attended were Senator Ronnie Sabb, Representative …

Low voter turnout not unusual

Low voter turnout not unusual

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:42 a.m.

Williamsburg County has 22,327 registered voters. Of those, 6,587 ballots were cast. Voter turnout for most counties was between 20 and 30 percent. …

“Real Talk” heard at Williamsburg Technical College UPDATED

“Real Talk” heard at Williamsburg Technical College
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:15 a.m.

On Saturday, May 21, author and speaker Kemba Smith shared her story about going from college student to drug dealer’s girlfriend to domestic …

 First Citizens awarded Yard of the Month UPDATED

 First Citizens awarded Yard of the Month

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 9:31 a.m.

First Citizens Bank was chosen for the Keep Williamsburg Beautiful and the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber Yard of the Month award.

WCSO continue to investigate Animal Cruelty Case UPDATED

Thursday, June 16, 2016 11:47 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, Williamsburg County Environmental Services, and Valiant Animal Rescue & Relief continue to investigate …

Citizens urged to have smoke alarms in home UPDATED

Citizens urged to have smoke alarms in home

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:54 a.m.

A tiny but powerful tool used to keep us safe is available for anyone who asks. The Kingstree Fire Department (KFD) firefighters are offering to …

THE WILLIAMSBURG SOIL and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest UPDATED

THE WILLIAMSBURG SOIL and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:44 p.m.

THE WILLIAMSBURG SOIL and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest. The contest was open to all students in the fourth …

Water coming to more communities UPDATED

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:02 a.m.

Citizens of the Millwood and the Bloomingvale areas will soon have water service. Williamsburg County Water/Sewer Director Lane Mixon reported the news during a June 6, Williamsburg County Council meeting. A contract in the amount of $421,535 will provide the water service assembly and installation services associated with the connections from the …

Kids can compete in Wildlife Food Plot Project

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:28 p.m.

Kids wishing to learn techniques to benefit wildlife can participate in a worthwhile program. The Clemson Cooperative Extension Service is offering Williamsburg County 4-H members and non-members a chance to compete in the 2016 Wildlife Food Plot Project.

Williamsburg County a dumping ground for more than trash UPDATED

Williamsburg County a dumping ground for more than trash

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 11:03 a.m.

Adopt-A-Highway sign on Evans Road in Kingstree proudly declares the group that keeps that section of the road clean. Unfortunately, underneath the …

Kellahan receives diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU UPDATED

Kellahan receives diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Tracy J. Kellahan, vice president of Bank of Greeleyville, was among 205 bankers who received graduation diplomas on June 3, from the Graduate School …

Memorial Day veterans’ celebration UPDATED

Memorial Day veterans’ celebration

By Harmon Cooper, Jr.

Special to The News

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 10:37 a.m.

Greater St. Mark AME Church family took a moment during morning worship service on May 29, to celebrate and remember veterans and their families. The …

Haley signs bill banning law enforcement ticket quotas UPDATED

Friday, June 10, 2016 3:02 p.m.

A new law bars South Carolina's law enforcement agencies from setting ticket quotas for officers. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the ban into law Thursday.

Mother/son arrested in connection to animal cruelty case UPDATED

Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:50 p.m.

A mother and her son have been arrested in connection to a case of animal cruelty. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office press release, …

Dog that had ears cut off with scissors now in custody of law enforcement UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 3:14 p.m.

An injured pit bull has been located, deputies said, after social media pictures of its injured ears sparked outrage.

Cyclist makes Kingstree part of his global journey

Cyclist makes Kingstree part of his global journey

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:35 a.m.

Local firefighters enjoyed a special visitor on May 16, when Graham Frith, or Grum, a New Zealander, cycled through Kingstree on his global journey …

Dancing with the Stars UPDATED

Dancing with the Stars
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 9:59 a.m.

A sold-out crowd was wowed Saturday evening at Sunset Acres when nine dance teams competed in the Dancing with the Williamsburg County Stars. The …

Three parent-child pairs graduate together at WTC

Three parent-child pairs graduate together at WTC
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:50 a.m.

Graduation of a family member is a cause for celebration. Therefore it stands to reason that two family members graduating at the same time would be …

The Williamsburg County and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest UPDATED

The Williamsburg County and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:11 a.m.

THE WILLIAMSBURG SOIL and Water Conservation District recently held the annual essay contest. The contest was open to all students in the fourth …

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for an arson suspect. UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Monique Goodwin Fulton is wanted in connection with an arson that occurred at 29 Violet Ave. It is alleged that Fulton threw a Molotov Cocktail …

Site chosen for new hospital UPDATED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 8:22 a.m.

The site of the new Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH) has been chosen. According to WRH CEO Sharon Poston the facility will be located in the …

Hurricane Preparedness: Red Cross Issues Steps to Get Ready for 2016 Hurricane Season UPDATED

Friday, June 3, 2016 4:16 p.m.

Hurricane season officially kicks off tomorrow and the American Red Cross has steps people can take now to be prepared throughout hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30. “Preparedness is critical year-round, but it comes to the forefront in the Lowcountry as hurricane season approaches,” said Louise Welch Williams, …

WCSO Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested UPDATED

Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:44 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office asking the public for any information concerning alleged accomplice

Compromise on roads bill heading to Gov. Haley's desk UPDATED

Thursday, June 2, 2016 8:15 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Legislators gave final approval Wednesday to legislation designed to jump-start improvements to South Carolina's deteriorating roads. The House's 109-2 vote sent the compromise to Gov. Nikki Haley. Her office has not yet said whether she'll sign it. Assistant Majority Leader Gary Simrill encouraged his colleagues to …


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