Tuesday, December 31, 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. Exhibition - C. Williams Rush Gallery/ Museum Of African-American Arts & Culture 200 Hampton Avenue, Kingstree, host The third Annual “A Beautiful Black Christmas” will be held November 6 to December 31, 2012 A showcase of black angels, Santas, nutcrackers, nativity scenes and Christmas trees decorated with black ornaments. Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all exhibitions, please call for group and other appointment times, (803) 397-1859 or crushcolumbia @aol.com. School groups are encouraged to attend all of the educational exhibits (awesome gift ideas in gallery/museum shop). Banquet - The Tomlinson Alumni Committee, Inc. will sponsor a banquet honoring outstanding student who attended the school prior to 1955. This will be the first class of “Hall of Fame Honorees.” This event is scheduled for Saturday, March 22, 2014, 5 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex Gym, Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. Funds will benefit the building project, The Tomlinson Resource and Fine Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased from members of the committee. For additional information, please call (843) 356-6298, (843) 382-3564 or (843) 382-5755. Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, January 18, at 8 a.m. at the Kingstree Town Hall. For more information please contact Lt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169. Expo - The annual South Carolina AgriBiz and Farm Expo will be held at the Florence Civic Center in Florence, January 16-17. There is a general admission per person but some seminars require advanced purchase of tickets and pre-registration. Events include a seminar for New Farmers conducted by the Small Farm and Food Entrepreneurs Organization, ‘A Taste of South Carolina’ sponsored by AgSouth Farm Credit and breakfast with Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers. Visit the Expo web site at www.scagribizexpo.com for more information. Volunteer - Become a volunteer in the VITA Program and Hispanic volunteers also needed. Did you know you can help people in your community who need assistance with their tax returns? You’ll get free training and the satisfaction that comes from using your knowledge to help other people. There is nothing more satisfying or rewarding than volunteering your time to help others. So, come volunteer and help individuals and families claim all the tax benefits they have earned, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Millions of dollars in EITC refunds go unclaimed. You can help put this money back in the pockets of the workers of Williamsburg County. The training will be held at Williamsburg County Library, 215 N. Jackson Street Kingstree, on January 11, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Mrs. Lillie McGill at (843) 372-1599 Program - Through The Storm Outreach, Inc., a Maternity Group Home located in Kingstree, has beds available for youth ages 16 to 22. They will come pick the youth up from your facility and intake them into their program for up to 540 days. There are five beds available for pregnant and parenting girls. Please call the hotline for immediate assistance at (888) 819-1796. You may also visit the website for more information at www.ttsoutreach.org. Nominations - South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) will present the Preserving Our Places In History awards on March 28, 2014, at the South Carolina Archives & History Center of Columbia. The mission of the SCAAHC is to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina and to assist and enhance the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives & History. The award categories are individual award, group or organization award, project award, and lifetime achievement award. The deadline for nominations will be January 31, 2014. All nominees will be notified by March 14, 2014. Meeting - The Georgetown Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will be hosting its annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, January 18, at 7:06 p.m. at the Glisson Center, Bethel AME Church of Georgetown. Featured speaker for the banquet will be Marlon E. Kimpson, Senator, SC District 42. Entertainment will be provided by Terry Cox & Floyd Ruffin. Tickets can be obtained from the Law Office of Morant and Morant, LLC of Georgetown or any member of the Georgetown Chapter of Alphal Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Dinner will be provided. Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party monthly next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 4, starting at 9:15 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. This meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact County Chair George Brown by calling (843) 340-0597 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting - The Georgetown Area Daylily Club will be learning more about what daylily garden judges look for, maybe even spark your own interest in becoming a daylily garden judge? At this meeting, they will review the many awards presented by AHS for daylilies. They’ll review garden judging and how judges learn to look at the “whole plant” in evaluating what makes a great garden plant. They’ll review how foliage, plant vigor, scape height, bud placement, overall beauty and distinction of the bloom and plant, resistance to disease, form, and bloom substance affect scoring. This overview will enable you to recognize outstanding plant performance. The meeting will be held Sunday, January 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the Dick N. Johnson Civic Center at 829 N. Pine Dr. in Surfside Beach. Refresh-ments will be served. Open to the public! For more information contact Heidi Douglas at (843) 240-2532.