Tuesday, September 10, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Open House - Webster University of Myrtle Beach is hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 19, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come meet the faculty and staff to discuss the graduate programs. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 17 to attend to the Open House.
Webinar -Webster University of Myrtle Beach is hosting a WEBINAR/INFO SESSION on Monday, September 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will be discussing the graduate programs and the benefits of attending the university. Please RSVP to frankiebellamy58 @webster.edu by September 22, to gain access to the Webinar.
U-Pick - Williams Vineyard and Farm LLC, 21 Gabriel Place, Nesmith. Come and visit the vineyard and U-pick experience, and the activities of an early Black farm. U-Pick continues daily through October 15, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays- Saturdays; and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call (803) 397-1859 or (843) 354-2169 or email www.williamsvineyard.com or email@example.com.
Classes - Williamsburg County School District will offer an information session at the WC Magnet School of the Arts on Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for students interested in the WCSD Strings Program. Interested district students are ncouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Course instructor, Chaste’y Rayford-Gibson, will offer free instruction in playing the violin, viola, cello, and string bass for two hours each Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Students will be responsible for the cost of their instruments and transportation to and from scheduled classes. Parents are required to be present at the information session to receive information on instrument rentals, class expectations, and schedules. If you have any questions, you may contact the Fine Arts Coordinator Jennifer Holliday at (843) 355-5571.
Concert - Returning by popular request, Marina Lomazov, now with her piano partner Joseph Rackers; this piano duo have performed as recitalists as well as in concert with orchestras throughout Europe in addition to appearances in every region of the United States. Their broad repertoire ranges from important works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert to works written specifically for them. Don’t miss this rousing start to the 2013/2014 season. Lamozo and Rackers will be in concert Thursday, September 26, at Lake City Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.
Performance - The University of South Carolina Chamber Orchestra is an elite auditioned group of talented graduate and undergraduate students who have a passion for collaborative music making. Chamber music performances are coached by the USC faculty members; however, it is the students who are the stars of the show. Many of these musicians play in orchestras across the state and also perform in the larger USC Symphony Orchestra. This is your opportunity to hear the performers of tomorrow. The University of South Carolina Chamber Orchestra will be performing Thursday, November 21, at Lake City Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m.
Nomination - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership is seeking nominations for 23 people to serve on its board. Nominations may come from anyone in the county and should be hand delivered to the Williamsburg County First Steps Office located at 500 North Academy Street or mailed to Post Office Box 825, Kingstree, South Carolina 29556 to the attention of Dr. Janice M. Gamble, Nomination Committee Chair, by 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17. Nomination forms are available at the Williamsburg County First Steps Office or by calling (843) 355-1031. In the election, Williamsburg County First Steps is seeking board members with a commitment to the education, healthy development and well-being of young children ages birth to five years old.
Ceremony - Webster University of Myrtle Beach will host its 2013 graduation ceremony on Sunday, October 6, at 3 p.m. The ceremony will take place at The Carolina Opry of Myrtle Beach. For further information please contact the campus at (843) 497 - 3677.
Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, September 13, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation on Thurgood Marshall Blvd. If you are a member or would like to join, please make plans to be at this meeting, business of important.
Meeting - Georgetown County Autism Support Group will meet on Tuesday, September 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St., Georgetown.
The speaker will be Chris Sullivan, Autism Professional Representative with experience with SC Autism Society & Building Futures Autism Clinic. For more information contact Melanie Stecz at (843) 436-5900 or Pat Stecz at (843) 359-5455.
Volunteers - Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault says “The only this missing is U!” Find out how you can volunteer with Pee Dee Coalition. Come to an orientation meeting on September 16. For more information call (843) 669-4694 or visit www.peedeecoalition. org. Call and be a life-changer today!!
Health Rocks - Williamsburg County 4-H and SC State are partnering to host a Health Rocks! training, Monday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 2086 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Lunch will be provided! Please register for the training by Friday, September 27, at 12 p.m. For more information contact (843) 355-6106.
Meeting - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, September 18, at 3:30 pm. 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.
Wellness Fair - The Town of Greeleyville in conjunction with the Black River Missionary Baptist Association of Clarendon, Sumter and Williamsburg counties will be sponsoring a health and wellness fair on Sunday, September 14, at the Kennedy Center of Greeleyville beginning at 8 a.m.
Documentary - In an effort to help illuminate a critical social issue, WLGI-FM 90.9 (Radio Baha’i) will broadcast a special feature about the challenges of re-entry into society ex-inmates face after serving time in prison on Thursday, September 12.
A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad will air on Radio Baha’i on Thursday, September 12, at 10 a.m., 7 p.m., and midnight.
Meeting - The citizens of the Mt. Vernon/Snow Hill communities are invited to attend an organizational meeting to form a Crime Watch for the area. Those people living on Hwy. 261 W., known as the Manning Hwy, starting at Hwy. 52 S. to the Clarendon County Line; roads that intercept Hwy. 261 W.; Mt. Vernon Rd., Easler Rd. from Coleman Rd. back up to Mt. Vernon Hwy., those roads that are intercepting with Easler Rd. This includes the Snow Hill Community and the roads within it. The organization will be meeting on Thursday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church Educational Building at 132 Mt. Vernon Rd, Greeleyville. They need the participation of everyone for this community effort. The Williamsburg County Sheriff Department will be there to help them organize. Please plan to join them. This needs to be a community effort.
School Hearing - D. P. Cooper Charter School Hearing will be held on Wednesday, September 11, at 5 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Board Room in Kingstree. Please meet at the district office boardroom (423 School Street, Kingstree) at 4 p.m. All students, parents, and community members are strongly encouraged to attend this very important meeting as we strive to better our school! Please inform your family and friends about D.P. Cooper Charter School Hearing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact D.P. Cooper Elementary School at (843) 387-5426.
Meeting - The Pilot Club of Kingstree will meet on September 12, at Brown’s Bar-B-Que beginning at 6 p.m. with supper. (You pay for your own meal.) The program meeting will follow with South Carolina Pilot District Governor Lina Blizzard as guest speaker. All former Pilots, ladies and gentlemen who are interested in learning more about Pilot International and the Pilot Club of Kingstree are welcome to attend.
Recognition - Wednesday, September 25, will mark an historical day in recognizing Williamsburg County Rosenwald Schools. At 10 a.m., all county residents, Williamsburg County School District (superintendent, teachers, staff and students) national, state, local, county and town elected and appointed governmental staff and officials along with representatives from SC Archives and history, are invited to converge at the Tomlinson High School site to recognize the 10 Rosenwald Schools that were built in Williamsburg County between 1920 and 1930 to assist in educating the Black children. This very memorable and significant recognition will be held at the Tomlinson High School site at the corner of Lexington and Tomlinson Streets in Kingstree.
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