Failing report card overshadows progress

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Last week the South Carolina Department of Education released the state’s federal report card. Williamsburg County School District received a grade of “F”; however, despite the grade the district is making progress. “While we need, and will continue, to focus on improving as a priority; Williamsburg County School District has been making steady, …

Students to pledge against gun violence UPDATED

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Members of the United States Attorney’s Office and their local, state, and federal law enforcement partners are meeting with students from across South Carolina, as part of South Carolina’s 13th annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence.

Student recognized for achievement UPDATED

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced South Florence High School student Kira DuBose of Florence has been selected …

Candidates look forward to mid-term election

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Voters will be heading to the polls on November 4, to decide who will fill some major seats. Unless there is a write-in candidate, Ronnie Sabb is …

Fans turn out for Jaguar Homecoming

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

Pomp and circumstance filled the air for the Kingstree Senior High School Homecoming parade and football game. The parade, which lasted an hour …

Local pumpkin patch fun for all ages

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 10:30 a.m.

A.J. Ottinger had fun playing in a fall-themed display at “The Pumpkin Patch.” A.J. did take time to help his parents Gina and Aaron Ottinger pick …

Hemingway fire destroys abandoned home (w/ video) UPDATED

Monday, October 27, 2014 10:51 a.m.

An abandoned mobile home on Inlet Road in Hemingway was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

U.S. Congressman Clyburn hosts luncheon in Kingstree (w/ video) UPDATED

Monday, October 27, 2014 10:57 a.m.

Congressman Clyburn speaks to a packed house about the importance of voting. Attendants enjoyed lunch as well as personal time with the Congressman.

Shots fired after football game UPDATED

Saturday, October 25, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams has confirmed shots were fired after a Homecoming football game. Williams told The News on Friday night shots were heard in the parking area of the Kingstree Senior High School football stadium.   Kingstree Senior High School was celebrating Homecoming. The Jaguars hosted Lake Marion High School where the …

Austrailian students attend Congressman's luncheon (w/ video) UPDATED

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:48 p.m.

A group of Australia college students are attending for the purpose of learning how the American campaign process works and shared their thoughts.

Tisdale inducted

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Claflin University President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, ’65, has been inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success, a special recognition for …

PIG Pickin’ Barbecue Winners UPDATED

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Sabb delivers message to congregation UPDATED

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

On Sunday, October 12, a meeting of the minds took place as Senator-Elect Rep. Ronnie Sabb spent some quality time at Canaan AME Church located in …

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! Local feed store featured in upcoming movie (w/video)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

It's not often you'll find a production company filming at a small feed store in the middle of nowhere, but it does happen. Farmer's Grain and …

Local student to attend education advocacy training in Washington, DC UPDATED

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

The Global Campaign for Education-US Chapter recently announced the acceptance of Tranard Harvin to its 2014 Fall Youth Advocacy Training in …

Former KSH student makes news in Japan

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Former Kingstree Senior High School graduate Khadijah Dennis has taken on one of her lifelong dreams, to travel to Japan. A University of South …

Dority wins BBQ cook-off

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

DHEC director tests MUSC, Roper Hospital Ebola protocols

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:00 a.m.

A small woman with wet, blonde hair drove up to the valet stand at Ashley River Tower at the Medical University Hospital shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday. She said she thought she had the flu.

Magnet school male employees serve as role models UPDATED

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts is experiencing a huge drop in discipline referrals due its focus on positive reinforcement as well as …

Local feed store featured in upcoming movie UPDATED

Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:35 a.m.

It's not often you'll find a production company filming at a small feed store in the middle of nowhere: But it does happen. Farmer's Grain and Milling in Andrews was the scene of a daylong filming for an upcoming feature film.

Felician Center Barbecue Benefit

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Felician Center Board sponsored a barbecue benefit as part of Heritage Week to support the Felician Center healthcare programs. The Felician …

Williamsburg County School District conducted its First Aid/CPR Training

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg County School District’s Health and PE Department held first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for employees …

Stallions continue run for undefeated season

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Friday night at the Corral saw the Williamsburg Academy Stallions continue their unblemished record with another win, beating First Baptist Academy …

Smunk to be inducted into South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Bill Smunk, whose name has been prominent on golf leaderboards for almost a half-century, has been chosen for induction in the South Carolina Golf …

KPD Chief completes FBI leadership class

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams recently completed the FBI Executive Leadership Class I. The class focuses on the emerging challenges of law …

W.M. Anderson Primary School hosts annual Title I meeting

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

On Thursday, September 11, W. M. Anderson Primary School hosted its annual Title I meeting.

Barbecue trail makes great road trip

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

We love our BBQ. Just ask anyone who comes for a visit and they’ll tell you when in Williamsburg County, nothing beats a pile of pork from the local …

Governor’s school instructor visits Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Art

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00 a.m.

On September 11, Mrs. Elaine Quave, a ceramics and drawing instructor from the Governor’s School of Creative Arts in Greenville, presented a master …

SC Senator Tim Scott makes Kingstree part of countywide visit

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 10:00 a.m.

On October 3, US Senator Tim Scott stopped by the Grand Central Station restaurant in Kingstree for an informal chat with members of the community. …

D.P. Cooper Charter School Boyz-to-Men and Angels’ Clubs meet UPDATED

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:00 a.m.

D. P. Cooper Charter School’s Boyz-to-Men and Angels’ Clubs met on Friday, September 26. The guest speaker was Mrs. Barbara Parrott, director of the …

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