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School board approves budget

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:17 p.m.

The Williamsburg School District Board of Trustees approved the 2015-2016 budget without a millage increase and without using the fund balance in the …

Mt. Zion Church burns

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:23 p.m.

“We will rebuild. We will rebuild,” said Laura Ann Pressley, Greeleyville resident and Mt. Zion AME member of 61 years. On the morning …

Can you identify this week’s mystery plant?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 3:43 p.m.

“Life’s a beach.” That’s what they say.

Ashley Elizabeth Langmo and Nicholas Allen Bell of Kingstree unite in marriage

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 3:43 p.m.

Ashley Elizabeth Langmo of Kingstree and Nicholas Allen Bell of Kingstree were united in marriage on May 16, 2015, at Kingstree United Methodist …

Duke Energy Progress customers in SC to see bill savings this summer

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 3:43 p.m.

While energy usage tends to increase this time of year as customers crank up their air conditioners to combat the summer heat, Duke Energy Progress’ South Carolina customers will see some relief as the portion of their bills that pays for fuels used to generate electricity will decrease.

Fatal shooting at local club

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:19 p.m.

On July 4, around 4 a.m., Williamsburg County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident at 55 Williamsburg County Hwy. North in …

The Print Shop in Andrews receives June Image Award

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 4:18 p.m.

The Williamsburg Home-Town Chamber presented the Image Award for June to the Print Shop in Andrews. The Print Shop was established in 1977 as the …

JAMES celebrates her 100th birthday

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 3:45 p.m.

EMILY JAMES celebrated her 100th birthday on June 24, at Kingstree Nursing Facility.

UPDATE: One person dead after shooting at night club UPDATED

Saturday, July 4, 2015 2:56 p.m.

Shooting at Kingstree nightclub leaves one man dead.   On July 4, at approximately 4:00 a.m., deputies with the Williamsburg County Sheriff's …

Cause of fire due to lightning UPDATED

Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The cause of a June 30, fire that gutted the Mt. Zion AME Church on Highway 357 has been classified as natural. A press release issued by South …

Bomb dog to join KPD

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The Kingstree Police Department soon will add another four-legged officer to its staff. A bomb detection dog will be delivered sometime between August and September, courtesy of the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Agency.

Artist one of many to speak during STEAM program

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The children at the Williamsburg County Library were in for a treat last week when Shawn McClary, an artist who recently graduated from the South …

MURRAY CELEBRATES 100TH BIRTHDAY UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

ON JUNE 13, Alridge Murray celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Kingstree Recreation Center.

MILLER RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

The Professional Women’s Organization recently presented Kiana Miller with a $250 scholarship. Each year this organization presents the …

S.C. Drought Committee upgrades drought status for 28 counties UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee meeting via conference call on June 19, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought, incipient, for 28 counties.

Essence White won The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina Scholarship

By Brother Harmon Cooper, Jr.

Special to The News

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Essence White, a senior at Kingstree High School and class salutatorian, is the 2015 state winner of a $4,000 scholarship.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Inside Out” UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

After a year off following a bit of a critical slump, Pixar is back with “Inside Out,” as original a concept as it’s had in a while. The film is sweet and funny and brimming with creativity. That creativity is its greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

Two-car accident ends in fatality UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 11 a.m. on June 24, the driver of an Audi sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 52, south of the city limits of Kingstree when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a trailer being pulled by a truck.

Kingstree native had ties with the Rev. Pinckney UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

Jodi Mack looked down at Senator Clementa Pinckney’s body as it lie in state at the South Carolina State House rotunda. Mack, a native of …

Kingstree NAACP chapter hosts prayer vigil (video)

Friday, June 26, 2015 11:07 a.m.

After a June 17, shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, local citizens gathered at the Williamsburg …

Last-ditch effort by council to sign up for water

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:18 p.m.

Williamsburg County could lose millions in USDA funds and run the risk of not meeting certain financial obligations in a year if citizens don’t sign up for water connection. According to Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Authority Director Lane Mixon, revenues must increase to support the Water and Sewer Department. Williamsburg County …

Kingstree native releases sophomore journal

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Be Attitudes: A Devotional Journey To A Disciplined Life is the sophomore devotional journal by Mary V. Pinckney that will challenge, motivate and …

WTC instructor completes faculty academy program

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College’s (WTC) Math Instructor Willie Bryant recently completed the South Carolina Technical College System Faculty …

S.C. Outstanding Biology Teacher of 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems, and The South Carolina …

Local firefighters assist with Lake City blaze

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

LAKE CITY, S.C. -- A daylong effort by firefighters from four counties paid off Friday afternoon when a straw fire at East Coast Erosion Blankets was declared to be under control. Firefighters were working to remove damaged straw from the building to make sure the blaze didn’t reignite, said Debbie Altman, South Lynches Fire Department …

The healing power of pink

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

When a pink fire truck escorted by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and Williamsburg County Fire Department fire trucks …

The gift of reading UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has touched countless young lives since is inception 20 years ago. The program, which is designed to …

Paisley Pearl expands business

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

In 2012, Kingstree native Whitney McGee opened Paisley Pearl clothes shop. The business has seen continued growth with a perpetual repeat customers …

Water towers to receive fresh paint

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

A PAIR OF water towers is scheduled for a fresh coat of paint.

Six Red Cross tips to stay safe when temperatures soar

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Dangerously hot weather is predicted in coastal and central South Carolina this weekend into next week and the American Red Cross reminds people of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

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