Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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. 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 - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly board of directors meeting on Wednesday, January 15, 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. Parade - Williamsburg County NAACP’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade, featuring Octavia Mitchell, TV Channel 2 News anchor person, as grand marshall, will take place Saturday, January 18, at 10 a.m. in Kingstree. The theme for this year’s parade is “Let Us Not Forget.” For more information or to participate, call Arleathia Beavers at (843) 426-4468 or Rudell Gamble at (843) 426-4144. Yoga Classes - Regular yoga classes for beginners and Chair yoga classes are offered at the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall at 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree. Please use the door at the hall that does not face Hampton Ave. on the left side. The classes are open to a diverse population and require no experience with yoga. More challenging postures and sequences are occasionally offered. For more information call Evelyn Cloy at (843) 870-5876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting - The Williamsburg County Library Board of Trustees will have a board meeting on Tuesday, January 28, at 6 p.m. in the Hemingway Library. The library is located at 306 North Main Street, Hemingway. Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Complex, located 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chambers at (843) 426-4601. Applications - Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts, a visual and performing arts elementary school, is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade may audition in the following areas: Instrumental ensemble, piano, strings, vocal ensemble, dance, drama, visual art, or creative writing. Applications are located on-line or at the Williamsburg County Magnet School of the Arts. Applications must be completed by a parent or legal guardian and received by Friday, January 24. Meeting - The Williamsburg County Awareness Program monthly meeting is schedule for Thursday, January 23, 6 p.m. at Siloam Baptist Church, 200 Madison Avenue, Kingstree, The meeting is open to the public and citizens are encouraged to join the organization. Meeting - The citizens of the Mt. Vernon/Leahs Loop communities are invited to a monthly meeting to form a Crime Watch for the area. This month Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division/E911 Director Tiffany Cook will be the guest speaker. She will be giving a presentation “We Will Survive, We Will Thrive.” This is a proposed initiative for funding public safety. Please do not let the community be left without a voice in this unique opportunity that could result in needs not being met during an emergency. They will meet on Thursday, January 16, 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 the Mt. Vernon/Leahs Loop communities include 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., and roads that are intercepting with Easler Rd. This includes the Leahs Loop/Snow Hill Community and the roads within it. They need additional block leaders, thus need the help of the communities to make this work. Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, January 22, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.