Upcomings 02/12

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  • Updated Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:30 am

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.   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. 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.   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 ecloy@sc.rr.com.   Assistance - Williamsburg County First Steps Office will be opened to assist the public in completing their 2013 Federal and State Income Tax Returns starting on January 31 through April 15, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This service is free to the public with an AGI of $95,000 for married clients who choose to file a joint return, and $65,000 for all other clients. Please bring the following items with you to file your taxes: government issued ID; social security number(s); w2’s; 1099’s, 1098’s; last year’s tax return (if available); information about other income; and deduction and credit info. To make an appointment, please contact Shakira Fulton or Laquanda Graham at (843) 355-1031.   Program - Ministers DeEric Q. Scott, Jr. and Trevon D. McClary, 15-year-olds, will present a program in memory of MLK, Jr., Trayvon Martin, George Stinney, Jr., Malcolm X, Emmett Till, etc. on Saturday, February 15, at 3 p.m. from Kingstree IGA Parking Lot to Williamsburg County Courthouse. Let’s all work together in an attempt to fix the judicial system. For more information please call (843) 356-9127 or (843) 356-1243.   Conference - Georgetown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. annual Teen Conference 2014 for ages 10-18 will be held on March 22, at Georgetown Middle School beginning at 8 a.m. There will also be parent sessions. Preregistration is open until Feb. 26, at gtnalumdst@gmail.com or send registration to P.O. Box 1913, Georgetown 29442. Conference is free. Health Screening - The Nursing Department of Francis Marion University has been approved to provide free health screenings every Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Felician Center located at 1000 Thorne Avenue, Kingstree. Sugar testing, vision testing etc. will be provided free of charge. In addition, a licensed nurse will be available to assist individuals with some health planning on a regular basis.   Scholarships -  Calling all high school seniors interested in pursuing a career path in agriculture – ArborOne Farm Credit has two scholarships that may be for you.  Eligible applicants are high school seniors who plan to continue their education at a two or four-year college on a full-time basis. The student must live within ArborOne’s 12 county territories: Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, or Williamsburg. The deadline for applying is March 31.  Applications and further information are available online at www.ArborOne.com or call (800) 741-7332.   Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, February 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center on Thurgood Marshall Blvd.   Meeting - The Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership Board will have its regular scheduled board meeting on Thursday, February 13, at 5:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Staff Development Room located at 500 North Academy Street Building A, Kingstree. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encourage to attend.   Pageant - Mary’s Angels, a nonprofit 501(C)3 cordially invite Williamsburg County youth to participate in this years county pageant. The County Pageant officially part of the Miss America Organization will be held Friday June 13, at Williamsburg County Complex located 147 W. Main Street Kingstree. This year’s theme is “Flawless.” Application for the event can be found at Williamsburg County schools and local beauty and barber shops. Females must be between the age 13-21 and a resident of the county. For more information please contact Juantia Green at (843) 382-5285 or visit them on Facebook or email sim.blessed@yahoo.com.   Meeting  - Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. will hold its monthly board of directors meeting on Wednesday, February 19, 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.   Applications - Waccamaw EOC is now accepting names/applications for the 2014 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications are taken by appointment only  Monday through Thursday. Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for elderly and disabled applicants only. For more information come by 128 E. Mill Street, Suite B or call (843) 355-9922.   Forum - Williamsburg County First Steps will host a Director’s Forum on Wednesday, February 19, at 1 p.m. at the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director, Melana E. Scott, home visitor/program assistant, Shakira Fulton or LaQuanda Graham, Federal Work Study students at (843) 355-1031.   Luncheon - The Pilot Club of Kingstree will have their annual soup and cornbread lunch on Friday, February 21, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Kingstree United Methodist Church.  The cost will be collected at the door.  You will get soup (vegetable beef or ham, or potato), cornbread (broccoli or plain), drink and dessert (homemade goodies).  Eat in or carry out.  They will also have for sale our new cookbook, replica of Cooper’s Country Store, and the Discount Card.  “Do more, care more, and be more.”   Play - The Lake City Community Theatre and FTC will present this great classic, “The Sound of Music,” from March 13 to March 16, at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, March 16, there will be a matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through  The Greater Lake City Chamber of Commerce by calling (843) 374-8611. Should you be interested in a sponsorship of any level, call Shelby Kirby at (843) 598-0777.   Meeting - Williamsburg County DSN Board will be having their monthly board meeting on Wednesday, February 19, at 4 p.m. at Williamsburg County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree.   Banquet -  Power, My Decision, Vote,” The Williamsburg Branch of the NAACP will celebrate their annual banquet on Friday, February 21, at 7 p.m. at The Matrix Center, 4648 Kingstree Hwy., Manning. The speaker for the occasion will be State Representative Ronnie A. Sabb. For additional information, contact Williamsburg County Branch of the NAACP President Otis Franklin, I, at (846) 382-5912 or Torrance Wilson at (843) 558-1518.

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