Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A.A. Meetings - If you drink, that’s your business. If you want to be sober, that’s our business. A.A. (843) 697-3321.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of August.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of August.
Support - If you are a parent or guardian with a child or children with special needs and may be interested in becoming a part of a parent-to-parent support group, please contact Tommy and Michelle Russell at (843) 373-0912 or (843) 356-5714 or email them at pillaroutreach@ yahoo.com.
Seniors Patrol - The Kingstree Police Department is offering a seniors patrol wellness check. Any elderly, ill or bedridden residents of the Town of Kingstree who would like for the police department to contact them on a regular basis should call Chief Eric Williams or Police Chaplain the Rev. Harold Jackson. Chief Williams or Rev. Jackson can be reached at 355-5435 or come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address.
TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Weight Program will meet on Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. at Ina Miles Store. For more information contact Lillie Jean at (843) 355-3002 or Ann at (843) 382-9696.
Senior Bingo - The senior citizens of Lane invite any senior citizen to join them every first and third Tuesday at Lane Recreation Center on Broomstraw Rd. for “Senior Bingo.”
Weight Watchers- Weight Watchers 2013 meetings will be held at the First Baptist Church of Kingstree. Classes are on Thursdays at 5 p.m.
Webinar - Webster University Myrtle Beach campus is hosting a Webinar/Info. Session on August 14, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The university staff members will be discussing its graduate programs and the benefits of attending the university. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 13, to gain access to the Webinar.
Child Screenings - Williamsburg County School District Office of Special Ser-vices, located at 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree, (843) 355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month.
Housing Authority - The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.
Meetings - The Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments meetings will be held, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9. All meetings are held in the Council’s Conference Room, 1230 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, at 7 p.m. Copies of agendas may be obtained by calling (843) 546-8502.
Save the Date - Williamsburg County second annual Sickle Cell Walk will be held Saturday, September 28, in Greeleyville. For more information contact POC Deloris Hugee at (803) 695-3606; Gwen Fleming at (803) 473-4780; or Wanda Wilson at (843) 355-2087.
Gullah Geechee Day - The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission will participate in “Gullah Geechee Day” at the SC State Fair on Saturday, October 12, in Columbia. For information please call (803) 799-3387.
Hotline - If you have information about animal cruelty, dog fighting, puppy mills or hoarders in your area please speak out! Call the Animal Rescue & Relief Animal Cruelty Hotline at (843) 647-9610. Your call is 100 percent confidential.
Registration- Little Smurf Too is accepting fall applications for children two to 11. Applications for the four-year old Pre-Kindergarten Program are also accepted for children four years old. Children and parents pay no tuition and transportation is provided free of charge. ABC vouchers are accepted for all ages. Child(ren) must be four years old on or before September 1, to qualify for the free Pre-Kindergarten Program.
Tournament - ArborOne will hold its annual Aim-At-Ag Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday, October 26, with all proceeds being equally divided between South Carolina’s 4-H and FFA programs. This tournament takes place at Black River Sporting Clays Club in Kingstree. For more information contact Mary Dickson at (843) 432-2344.
Walk - The Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation will sponsor a Breast Cancer Awareness walk on Saturday, October 5. For more information contact Debbie Ipock at (843) 355-0160
Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recrea-tion Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601.
Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class held Saturday, September 28, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall. No registration is required; however, there is a fee and registrants must provide a handgun and 50 rounds of ammunition. For more information please contact Lt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8196.
Book Signing - Friends of the Williamsburg County Library will be hosting a book signing for Ondra Rodgers Hanna on Thursday, August 22, at 6 p.m. Hanna, a native of Williamsburg County, will present her first published children’s book, “Onnie and Pops.” The library is located at 215 N. Jackson St., Kingstree. For more information, please call (843) 355-9486.
Concert - The Homecoming Commit-tee of New Friendship presents the first Back to School with Praise & Worship Concert on Saturday, September 14, at Kenneth Gardner Elementary School, 1503 Woodland Drive, Kingstree. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. For more information contact (843) 356-0557 or (843) 372-2730.
Training - Williamsburg County 4-H and SC State are partnering to host a Health Rocks! Training on August 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Williamsburg County School District Annex, Building E. Health Rocks!® is a healthy life program based on decision making and appropriate health knowledge with its beginning-level curriculum targeted at youth ages eight to 12 and intermediate level targeted at youth ages 12 to 16. The program will be implemented by teen/adult leadership teams to help youth learn skills including, but not limited to, critical thinking, man-aging stress and peer pressure, communicating effectively and analyzing media messages. Special emphasis will be placed on tobacco, alcohol and drug use prevention. For more information contact Clemson Extension 4-H Agent Jolie Brown at (843) 355-6106 or jolie2@clemson .edu.
Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, August 21, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Kingstree Wellness Center at 912 4th Avenue, Kingstree. Please call (843) 354-5496 if you have any questions.
Experience - By the Sweat for Our Brows, the African-American Experience at Historic Brattonsville, will be held Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet nationally recognized historian Joseph McGill with the Slave Dwelling Project.
Records show that in 1843 the Bratton plantation was home to 139 enslaved souls. More than 150 years later, their descendants have come together to help Historic Brattsonville honor and celebrate their ancestors’ legacies. Call (803) 329-2121 to book your groups. Discounted admission for groups of 15 or more who book ahead.
Assistance - Through The Storm Outreach Ministries, Inc. helps homeless and runaway teenage girls, who are homeless between the ages 14 to 22. The organization is located behind the Kingstree Church of Christ, 1286 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree. For more information call (843) 382-4660 or (888) 819-1796 toll free 24-hour hotline.
Career - Do you want to know more about a career as a South Carolina State Trooper? Join them at this free program discussing: A career as a State Trooper; How to apply; Minimum qualifications; The selection process; Benefits and Salary; and Credit and Physical Fitness Standards. Meetings will be held August 23, August 26, and August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at select Highway Patrol Troop Headquarters. For more information contact Corporal Michael Zang at michaelznag!scdps.gov or at (803) 206-2201
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