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Sheriff's Office searching for suspects in two unrelated incidents UPDATED

Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:27 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for Darrell Brooks in connection to a shooting in Hemingway that sent a juvenile to the hospital. According to officials, on Friday, July 24, at approximately 10:00 p.m. deputies responded to Highway 3603 Hemingway Highway where they discovered a 16 year old male in the parking lot of Tracy's …

Ex-Williamsburg sheriff now facing state misconduct charge UPDATED

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:46 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Michael Johnson, the former Williamsburg County sheriff serving federal prison time for fraud, now faces state charges, state officials said Thursday. According to Attorney General Alan Wilson, Johnson was indicted by the Williamsburg County grand jury for misconduct in office. In a news release, Wilson’s office said …

Sons of Allen youth retreat UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

On June 27, the Kingstree Chapter Sons of Allen of the African Methodist Episcopal Church held its first annual Youth Retreat. Over 90 youth and …

Pennsylvania teens spend time volunteering in Williamsburg County UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

EIGHT STUDENTS AND two adults from Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania spent a week in June serving the people of …

“Good Mourning Day Camp” offers grief support to children UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

On Saturday, June 27, Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation held “Good Mourning Day Camp” at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Pawleys …

Council passes water fee

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

Williamsburg County Council passed third and final reading of an ordinance to allow for imposing a Water Availability Fee to be collected from all non-users of the Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Authorities System.

Local municipalities awarded grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

Several cities as well as the county have been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

Food for all

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

When you walk in the doors at Teachings From The Ark of Kingstree, you first notice a valley of grocery bags brimming with food.

Andrews girl wins first runner-up in national pageant

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Representing South Carolina, Jordyn Cox of Andrews won first runner-up in the Miss Junior High School America Pageant July 5.

Cotton King! - Local farmer debuts men’s wear made from locally grown cotton

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:39 p.m.

There’s a new item being sold in the local shops around the southern part of South Carolina.

Law enforcement searching for suspect in shooting UPDATED

Monday, July 20, 2015 1:38 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help regarding a July 18, shooting incident. According to a press release issued by Sheriff's Office Investigator/Public Information Officer Alex Edwards, deputies responded to a shooting incident that occurred at 44 Pickle Road in Salters. When deputies arrived they found the victim, …

Lane man in jail after stabbing UPDATED

Sunday, July 19, 2015 7:19 a.m.

An argument between two men ended in a stabbing. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant, around midnight on July 18, …

Woman hits moped driver, leaves scene to fix tire UPDATED

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Margaret Deprima, 83, of Greeleyville has been charged with hit and run after she allegedly hit a driver on a moped then drove to a shop to have her tire fixed. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Tuesday, July 14, Deprima was traveling on Easler Highway when she struck a moped driven by Billy Jim Goins. …

Suspect in custody after car chase UPDATED

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:51 p.m.

A Kingstree man is in custody after a vehicle chase with law enforcement. According to a press release issued on July 15, by Williamsburg County …

Bat surveys take place across South Carolina

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

If you have seen a DNR truck slowly riding down a rural road in Cades or Kingstree about an hour after sundown this summer, it may be part of a …

County fire chief warns citizens not to use extension cords to power AC units

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton is reaching out to residence regarding a potentially deadly hazard. As the heat continues to bake the …

Sabb, McKnight weigh in on removal of flag

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:45 a.m.

On Thursday, July 9, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law Bill S-897 to provide for the permanent removal of the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag …

YOUTHS SENTENCED TO GO TO CHURCH

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

LOCAL RESIDENT JOHN Evans sent this article about nine local young boys who chose to attend church rather than appear before a municipal judge. …

Hemingway fills football vacancy with Lawson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The final Pee Dee high school football head coaching vacancy has been filled.

Vinegar: distilled wisdom

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Will apple cider vinegar lower cholesterol levels? Will organic vinegar mixed with distilled water clear your sinuses and combat allergies? Will vinegar capsules help you lose weight?

KSH class of 1978 celebrate their 37th anniversary

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:15 p.m.

The Kingstree Senior High School class of 1978 held a reunion recently.

First female firefighter joins KFD

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

On July 14, Sara Welch started her first day on the job as a Kingstree Fire Department firefighter. She also made a bit of local history according …

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.

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