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Man struck and killed in Kingstree UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:06 a.m.

Richard Barley, was struck and killed Tuesday, April 12, when a car hit him as he attempted to cross the highway in a wheelchair. Barley, 85, of Jean McCabe Manor, Kingstree was crossing Highway 52 just outside the Kingstree City Limits when the driver of a Honda Accord struck him. Barley later died as a result of his injuries. According to South …

Six suspects arrested in connection to Hemingway theft ring UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 6:06 p.m.

On April 4, 2016 investigators traveled to the 1499 Highway 41/51 South, Hemingway, South Carolina also known as Insane Graphics concerning arrest …

Hospital meeting shows things are moving forward UPDATED

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:21 p.m.

"It was a very productive meeting," said Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston. Poston was referring to an April 13, meeting of nearly two …

'Coach's daughter' brings can-do spirit to Hemingway UPDATED

'Coach's daughter' brings can-do spirit to Hemingway
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Later in the afternoon, after meeting with county officials and singing with the Johnsonville-based band Cruise at Hemingway High School, Leah Lawson …

Kingstree Police arrest four suspects after fight UPDATED

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:09 p.m.

On April 10, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Kingstree police officers assisted in locating possible suspects involved in a fight at the 52 Lounge …

Dr. King's speech in Kingstree UPDATED

Dr. King's speech in Kingstree
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

In less than a month a celebration of historic proportion will take place in Kingstree. On May 8, Mother's Day, Williamsburg County will host a 50th …

Food Lion closing next week UPDATED

Monday, April 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Kingstree Food Lion is shutting its doors. According to officials, April 20, is the last day of operations. At time of press, The News was attempting to make contact with Director of Operations, Kendrick Rivers.

Feral swine interfere with prescribed burning UPDATED

Friday, April 8, 2016 1:16 p.m.

Feral swine are causing yet another problem for South Carolina's natural resources, this time by interfering with prescribed burning. According to …

S.C. bats begin to emerge from hibernation, and need your help UPDATED

Friday, April 8, 2016 1:05 p.m.

March and April mark the end of hibernation for many of South Carolina's bats, which began between three to seven months ago, depending on the …

Fires keep firefighters busy UPDATED

Fires keep firefighters busy

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:48 p.m.

March may have come in like a lion, but it did not leave like a lamb. Property and house fires in Williamsburg County kept firefighters busy and …

If the fish don’t bite, that’ll be alright UPDATED

If the fish don’t bite, that’ll be alright
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.

This time of year, local fishermen like Jimmy Ray Disher and son Tyler take advantage of striped bass passing through the St. Stephen Fish Lift. …

Resolutions take up much of council’s meeting UPDATED

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:26 p.m.

During its March 22, meeting Williamsburg County Council passed several resolutions, all focusing on water services and franchises.

Trio group makes a difference UPDATED

Trio group makes a difference

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:35 p.m.

Trio Community Action Organization (TCAO) members Eddie Castle and Charlene Wilson were presented a check by Williamsburg County Council and …

WCSO arrest kidnapping suspects UPDATED

WCSO arrest kidnapping suspects

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 5:38 p.m.

Kiesha Demetra McFadden, 29, of 501 East Main Street, Kingstree, was arrested and charged with one count of Kidnapping to include Assault & …

High school junior overcame bullying through his love of gospel music and God UPDATED

High school junior overcame bullying through his love of gospel music and God

BY KATRINA MOSES

The News Correspondent

Monday, April 4, 2016 5:29 p.m.

Bullies love to wreak havoc on people, but Tymoshio Robinson, a junior at Kingstree Senior High School, overcame bullying through his love for gospel …

Charleston’s Evening Post Industries acquires content-marketing firm UPDATED

Charleston’s Evening Post Industries acquires content-marketing firm

The News Staff

Monday, April 4, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Evening Post Industries (EPI), The News’ parent company, has acquired a Chicago company that provides content-marketing services to print, …

Remains of WWII Marine pass through Williamsburg County UPDATED

Remains of WWII Marine pass through Williamsburg County

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Monday, April 4, 2016 5:31 p.m.

On April 1, dozens of people gathered along Longstreet Street as a processional made its way through Williamsburg County carrying the remains of …

Suspect sought for armed robbery UPDATED

Friday, April 1, 2016 12:40 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating an armed robbery suspect, Jasmine Andrell Wimbush. According to a …

Council hires former supervisor

Council hires former supervisor

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Kingstree has a new town manager. Former Williamsburg County Supervisor Richard Treme was officially hired by Kingstree Town Council during a March …

Better than the key to the city!

Better than the key to the city!
Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston could not contain her excitement after being handed the key to the module emergency room.

2016 Junior Sorosis Club Daffodil Festival is set for Saturday, April 2 UPDATED

2016 Junior Sorosis Club Daffodil Festival is set for Saturday, April 2

By Sarah McDaniel

Special to The News

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The fifth annual Daffodil Festival will be held on Saturday afternoon, April 2, at Moore Farms Botanical Garden from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sponsored by …

Fulton is this week’s National Council of Negro Women’s honoree for Women’s History Month UPDATED

Fulton is this week’s National Council of Negro Women’s honoree for Women’s History Month
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:35 p.m.

Mrs. Rebecca Leez James Fulton, daughter of the late Hezekiah and Venus James Dorsey, is this week’s National Council of Negro Women’s …

Storm Crossed UPDATED

Storm Crossed
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 1:37 p.m.

Author Lesley Mitchum has spun an exciting tale of interesting characters and even a few surprises in her new book, Storm Crossed. Full of action, …

WCSO arrest kidnapping suspects UPDATED

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 2:34 p.m.

Kiesha Demetra McFadden, 29, of 501 East Main Street, Kingstree, was arrested and charged with one count of Kidnapping to include Assault & …

Woman charged with arson UPDATED

Monday, March 28, 2016 10:43 a.m.

Wendy Renada Grant, 36, of 65 James E. Clyburn Blvd., Kingstree, has been arrested and charged by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office with one …

DHEC sponsoring rabies vaccination clinics UPDATED

Monday, March 28, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Veterinarians across South Carolina will join forces with the Department of Health and Environmental Control this spring to help owners protect their pets, their families, their communities, and themselves against rabies. "All pet owners must have their dogs, cats, and ferrets vaccinated as required by state law," said Sandra Craig of DHEC's …

Proposed one-cent capital project sale tax may be on June ballot UPDATED

Proposed one-cent capital project sale tax may be on June ballot

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Monday, March 28, 2016 1:33 p.m.

Williamsburg County Council approved by motion a resolution to establish a commission to begin the process for putting a referendum on the general …

Pee Dee Coalition addresses sexual assault awareness and child abuse prevention UPDATED

Sunday, March 27, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Held annually in April, Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month is the nationally designated month to acknowledge the importance of communities working together to prevent sexual assault, child abuse and neglect. Throughout the Pee Dee this is the daily, year-round work of Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault. …

Remains found in Hemingway identified UPDATED

Friday, March 25, 2016 11:42 a.m.

The remains of a body found in Hemingway have been identified. Deputy Coroner Vernal Fulton said dental records show the deceased as William Harrison, 42 of Hemingway. On December 7, 2015, hunters discovered Harrison's remains in a wooded area near Kingstree Road and Industrial Blvd. The remains were sent to MUSC where they were identified. Fulton …

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 …

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