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Hello, world UPDATED

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The exclusive club of explorers who have discovered a rare new species of life isn’t restricted to globetrotters traveling to remote locations like …

Sheriff’s race not yet over

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Dudley Musier beat three opponents in the December 2, Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Special Primary as the democratic nominee. He garnered 76.48 …

Junior Leadership kicks off second year

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Williamsburg County 4-H and the HomeTown Chamber have partnered for the second year to host the Junior Leadership of Williamsburg program. The Junior Leadership of Williamsburg (JLW) is the first of its kind in Williamsburg where high school juniors are selected through an application and interview process. The objective of JLW is to develop …

Water bill continues to be a town hall hot subject

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Town of Kingstree Council approved first reading of two text amendments of an ordinance regarding the water bill during their November 17, regular meeting. The decision to amend the text was to clarify the town's policies concerning water leaks, and if any subsequent bill adjustments. The second amendment addresses the formula to which the …

For you Charlie! UPDATED

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

2014 Clemson-Carolina Poem

Basketball season in full gear UPDATED

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

The end of football season means one thing; basketball season is upon us. For all of the Williamsburg County schools, it promises to be an exciting …

WTC’s Workforce Development sponsors career fair UPDATED

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College’s Workforce Development Department sponsored a career fair for students and community members recently in the college’s library. Over 350 participants were in attendance, according to Workforce Development Director James Bostic.

Community angered over school board

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees’ November 17, 5-2 vote to accept the resignation of Superintendent Yvonne Jefferson-Barnes has stirred firestorm of questions that have yet to be addressed. Barnes resigned in lieu of termination.

A two-vehicle collision has resulted in one fatality UPDATED

Sunday, December 7, 2014 8:53 a.m.

Tammie McKnight, 45, of Kingstree was killed in a head-on collision on Friday, December 5. The crash occurred at approximately 8:25 PM on Highway 261 between Kingstree and Hemingway.

Man dies in house fire UPDATED

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 12:39 p.m.

A man suffered fatal injuries after an early morning house fire. According to Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton, Sammy Tisdale, Sr., 78, of 1109 Aimwell Road in the Trio area, died in the December 3, fire. His wife and son escaped the blaze unharmed. At 2:55 AM firefighters responded to the structure fire call. When they arrived at the …

Musier wins Special Election by a landslide UPDATED

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:21 a.m.

Dudley Musier beat three candidates in the December 2, Williamsburg County Sheriff's Special Election. He garnered 76.48 percent of the votes thus eliminating a runoff. Musier tallied 2,771 votes to Willie J. Bufkin's 220 votes, Randy Grayson's 248 votes and Sandy Thompson with 377 votes. However, the race for sheriff may not be over. The News is …

South Carolina brothers with Kingstree roots bring home gold medals UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The world’s top off-road racers competed in the 89th running of the FIM International Six-Day Enduro (commonly referred to as the Olympics for dirt …

Former teacher returns for women empowerment breakfast

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, W.M. Anderson Primary School hosted “Celebrating Women Empowerment in the Home with Moms & Grandmas Breakfast.” The guest …

Oneita building to be purchased UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Town of Lane held a special community meeting along with its regular town council meeting. The purpose of the November 12, community meeting was to get input from citizens on the proposed purchase and renovation by the town of the vacant Oneita Knitting Mills building on Seaboard Road.

The HIV epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of many Americans

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Just 30 percent of Americans with HIV had the virus under control in 2011, and approximately two-thirds of those whose virus was out of control had …

Stuckey business presented award UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for November to Stuckey Brothers Farm Supply in Stuckey. Generation after generation, the …

Hospital CEO signs vial to be placed on Donate Life Float UPDATED

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital CEO Sharon Poston has been given the opportunity to pass on a message of hope during the Rose Parade. Poston recently …

Spotlighting veterans at W.M. Anderson Primary

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

W. M. Anderson Primary hosted its Veterans Day Program in the school’s gymnasium on Tuesday, November 11. Students from various classes paid tribute …

Entire state now in incipient drought

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:00 a.m.

The SC Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Nov. 20, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought for the entire state. Previously only nine counties were considered in incipient drought. The committee recognized the forecast for heavy rain next week, but decided to upgrade the incipient status statewide because …

Cades woman among dead in two-car crash UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:45 a.m.

A head-on collision on Morris Street west of Lake City has claimed the life of a Cades woman and a Lake City teenager. Delphia Evon Redden, 53 of Cades and Staley McElveen, 19 of Turbeville were in separate vehicles when they were killed in the crash that occurred on November 24, around 6:42 AM.   According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol …

Artist Peggy McGill honored UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Regardless of whether it was the rustic backwoods of Williamsburg County or the classical canals of Venice, Italy, the late Peggy Tomlinson McGill …

Williams named Extraordinary Woman

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

She Magazine recently hosted its inaugural “She’s Extraordinary Women” event, honoring women who have made a difference. Thirteen awards were …

Four vie for sheriff’s seat UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Four candidates are seeking the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s seat. Willie J. Bufkin, Randy Grayson, Dudley Musier, and Sandy Thompson will be on the …

School superintendent resigns

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

After the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees reconvened from a two-hour executive session, the attorney representing the district …

McKnight sworn in to represent District 101

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Courthouse was the scene of a special session for the purpose of conducting a swearing-in ceremony for Cezar McKnight as a …

Local church honors our veterans UPDATED

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Pastor Creig Kegler and Praise Tabernacle Church held their second annual Veteran’s Benefit Service on November 9. The benefit service was …

SWU dedicates Sheriff National Guard Memorial Flag Plaza

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Southern Wesleyan University dedicated the Sheriff National Guard Memorial Flag Plaza in a moving, patriotic Veterans Day ceremony.

Kingstree native retires after 30 years of service in Navy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:15 a.m.

Master Chief Aviation Maintenance (AZ) Administration Martin S. Snowden, a native of Kingstree, enlisted in the Navy at the late age of 21 from …

Community Vision Session Wrap Up

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

Over the past four months, Williamsburg County’s Strategic Plan has conducted a series of community outreach sessions in an effort to connect local businesses and citizens to the county’s vision for “A better quality of life.” These sessions were held in each municipal town in order to involve citizens across the county.

Stallions end season

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

The Williamsburg Academy Stallions ended the season with a 17-14 loss against Holly Hill. Their season may be over; however they have much to be …

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