Williamsburg Academy holds academic signing day UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:28 p.m.

Kingstree Mayor Participates in Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service at District Magnet School UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:38 p.m.

Mayor Ricky Burrows joined more than 1, 750 mayors across the country for the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a …

Brothers found dead in Andrews UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 10:13 p.m.

One of two autopsy reports have been completed on two brothers who were found dead by Williamsburg County Sheriff's deputies. On Monday, April 7, deputies arrived at a location on Cedar Creek Road off Highway 41 between Andrews and Jamestown where they discovered the deceased bodies of Calvin Stevenson Felder, 54, and his brother Fredrick Joseph …

Floyd receives the 2014 Lewis Blackman Patient Safety Champion Award UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:34 p.m.

As a part of the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) continued effort in having hospitals across the state transform the care that each …

New center opens in Hemingway UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:58 p.m.

Many Williamsburg County officials and Williamsburg County Council members attended the ceremonial ribbon cutting and spoke to the senior citizens …

Paying taxes in installments soon to be an option UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:54 p.m.

An ordinance to allow qualified taxpayers the option to pay their property taxes in installments is one reading away from adoption. Williamsburg County Council approved second of third readings during their April 7, meeting. Under the ordinance, taxpayers owning taxable real property within the county will have the option to make their payments in …

Schools awarded Palmetto Gold/Silver UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 10:02 p.m.

Six schools within the Williamsburg County School District are recipients of the Palmetto Gold and Silver awards. The South Carolina Department of Education recognized 592 schools and career centers for general performance, closing the achievement gap, or qualifying in both categories. The Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards program, founded in 1998, …

Governor tours hospital UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 10:06 p.m.

Gov. Nikki Haley treated Williamsburg Regional Hospital staff and administration to a visit. Haley's visit included a meeting with administration …

D.P. Cooper holds technology workshop UPDATED

Monday, April 14, 2014 9:43 p.m.

As a professional development component of the Lenore Annenberg Grant received by D.P. Cooper Elementary School, Aneitra Gaymon, Technology and …

WTC hires new practical nursing instructor UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:23 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently hired Debbie Ard of Manning to teach practical nursing classes at the college. Ard has previously …

Brothers found dead UPDATED

Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:40 a.m.

Two brothers were found dead by Williamsburg County Sheriff's deputies after a call from a friend. On Monday, April 8, deputies arrived at a location on Cedar Creek Road off Highway 41 between Andrews and Jamestown where they discovered the deceased bodies of Calvin Stevenson Felder, 54, and his brother Fredrick Joseph Felder, 57, both of …

Twin brothers complete modeling school

Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:05 p.m.

Twin brothers Tavon and Davon Woods have completed Barbizon School of Modeling in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sammie …

Students head to state leadership conference UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:24 p.m.

District high school students participate in Junior Leadership of Williamsburg UPDATED

Thursday, April 3, 2014 8:20 p.m.

Eight students from district high schools are participating in Junior Leadership of Williamsburg County. Junior Leadership of Williamsburg is open to all public and private junior year high school students in Williamsburg County.

Two women charged with murder UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:41 p.m.

An 18 year old and a juvenile have been charged with murder. Jessica Blair Jackson, 18, of Conway and a female juvenile have been charged with the …

Poston scholarship awarded at WTC UPDATED

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 11:33 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student Loren Thompson of Kingstree was presented the Henry and Jackie Poston Scholarship by Henry Poston during …

Image Award, Kingstree Parks and Recreation March 2014 UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 8:22 p.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for March to the Town of Kingstree's Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and …

Auditor cautions council to streamline bank accounts UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 8:09 p.m.

A warning of potential fraud probably was not what the Williamsburg County Council wanted to hear from their auditor during their March 18, meeting. Robin Poston, CPA with Harper, Poston & Moree presented a summary of an audit which included the financial transactions through June 30, 2013. Poston's summary of the county's finances was …

Several arrests made involving recent crimes UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Two suspects are in custody and police have issued warrants on others in connection to a February 28, robbery that occurred at Gamble's Liquor Store …

Honoring Tomlinson Graduates UPDATED

Monday, March 24, 2014 8:12 p.m.

Alumni and friends from Tomlinson High School gathered Saturday March 22nd to honor the Hall of Fame inductees for 2014. The theme for the night was …

John H. Bartell, Jr. appointed Williamsburg County Sherriff UPDATED

Thursday, February 27, 2014 12:49 p.m.

On Wednesday, February 26, Governor Nikki Haley appointed John H. Bartell, Jr. as Sheriff of Williamsburg County. Governor Haley suspended Sheriff Michael Johnson from office on February 19 after he was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Johnson, along with Lester L. Woods of Columbia was charged in a one-count indictment. Bartell will …

Mayor arrested for public drunkenness UPDATED

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:49 a.m.

Greeleyville Mayor German Glasscho was charged with Public Drunkenness. According to a Greeleyville Police Incident Report, on February 11, Glasscho entered the Greeleyville Town Hall Police Department and asked Chief Michael Graham to remove his girlfriend from his home. At that time, the chief noted that Glasscho was highly intoxicated and could …

BREAKING NEWS: Replacement of SNAP Benefits Due to the Winter Storm UPDATED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:01 a.m.

At this point South Carolina has not received a Federal Disaster declaration for the recent winter storm which resulted in numerous power outages across the state.  Therefore, disaster SNAP (D-SNAP) benefits will not be issued in the State.  SNAP regulations do, however, allow for replacement of SNAP benefits to households whose food purchased …

Commission presents tree ordinance to council UPDATED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Saving trees was the main topic of discussion during the Kingstree Beautification Commission's February 10, meeting. The commission is charged with the responsibility of assisting the town in various beautification projects and their current project is the development of a Tree Ordinance.

Pax Packed a Punch UPDATED

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Last week South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said in a Facebook post that devastation from the storm was on the same level or worse than Hurricane Hugo in 1989.  The governor's assessment of Winter Storm Pax is evident in Williamsburg County. Besides unsafe road conditions, thousands of felled trees and tons of debris, Pax crippled the electric …

Former town councilman pleads guilty UPDATED

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:11 a.m.

Chalmers Hammet, Sr. pled guilty to a charge of altering, tampering, bypassing utility meters. Hammet was arrested along with his son Chalmers M. Hammet, Jr. on November 22. Hammet, Sr., a former Kingstree Town Councilmember and businessman, appeared before a magistrate judge on February 4, during pretrial motions, he pled guilty of the offense …

Union soldier made history and Kingstree home UPDATED

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:16 a.m.

The halls of the South Carolina State House are adorned with the portraits of men and women who contributed to our rich history. Among the paintings …

SLED investigating shooting UPDATED

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:35 a.m.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a shooting incident. On Friday afternoon, a Kingstree Police officer responded to a call of a man brandishing a gun behind a group of buildings located on Main Street in Kingstree. According to Police Chief Eric Williams, after the officer arrived there was a confrontation between …

Williamsburg Regional Hospital Celebrates 100% Enrollment in Program UPDATED

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 8:31 a.m.

The Williamsburg Regional Hospital was the site of a special event. South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) , along with …

Proposed Penny Sales Tax targets public safety UPDATED

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:35 a.m.

The core mission of our pubic saftey agencies is to protect the people. However, as the economy continues to suffer so do the nation's law enforcement and other public saftey agencies including Williamsburg County through budget cuts. As a result, agencies are forced to work with limited resources and minimal manpower.   The issue was once again …



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