Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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. 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(843) 373-0912 or (843) 356-5714(843) 356-5714 or email them at pillaroutreach@ yahoo.com. 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(843) 355-3002 or Ann at (843) 382-9696(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(843) 355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month. 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. 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) 356-6298, (843) 382-3564(843) 382-3564 or (843) 382-5755(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(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(843) 870-5876 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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(843) 355-1031. 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 email@example.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(800) 741-7332. 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(843) 382-5285 or visit them on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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(843) 355-9922. 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(843) 374-8611. Should you be interested in a sponsorship of any level, call Shelby Kirby at (843) 598-0777(843) 598-0777. Testing - The SCPASS Writing Assessment will be administered from March 18 to March 19, to Williamsburg County School District students in grades third through eighth. Testing - The Spring HSAP Test will be administered to high schools students in Williams-burg County School District from April 1 to April 3. Performance - Swamp Fox Players present “The Constant Wife.” Perform-ance dates are Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. March 9 and 16, at 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 527-2924(843) 527-2924 ext. 1# for reservations, Strand Theater 710 Front Street, Georgetown. Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chamber at (843) 426-4601(843) 426-4601. Conference - The State Organic Growing Conference will be held at Greenville Technical College's Culinary Institute of the Carolinas on Saturday, March 1. For information on pre-registration for the conference visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/events/467400 or email Rebecca McKinney, executive director of the SC Organization for Organic Living, at Rebecca@scorganicliving.com. Additional information about the conference is available at www.scorganicliving.com. Assessment - The SCPASS Writing Assessment will be administered from March 18 to March 19, to Williamsburg County School District students in grades third through eighth. Golf Tourney - Kingstree Masonic Lodge will be having its second annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 29. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Swamp Fox Golf Club in Kingstree. Lunch and refreshments will be served. Please register by March 22, for Early Bird Drawing. For more information call Hayward McKenzie at (843) 356-9800(843) 356-9800 Testing - WCSD's 2014 Testing Dates: SCPASS Writing, March 18 – 19 ELDA ,February 17 – April 11 , S. C. Performance Task Assessment, February 17 – March 6 , Spring Smarter Balanced Field Test Window , March 18 – June 6 HSAP, April 1-3, SCPASS ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies , May 6, 7, 8, and 9 Testing - The Spring HSAP Test will be administered to high schools students in Williams-burg County School District from April 1 to April 3. Performance - Swamp Fox Players present “The Constant Wife.” Perform-ance dates are Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m. March 9 and 16, at 2:30 p.m. Call (843) 527-2924(843) 527-2924 ext. 1# for reservations, Strand Theater 710 Front Street, Georgetown. Meeting - AARP Williamsburg County Chapter 5630 monthly meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, at 12 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recrea-tion, located at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. For more information contact Mrs. Chamber at (843) 426-4601(843) 426-4601. Session - Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #6 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development Saturday, March 1, at 8:30 a.m. located at the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Development Room located in Building A on 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. Trainings will be conducted by Crystal Campbell, independent consultant, at the completion of this session; child care providers will receive 5.0 hours of DSS Credit in Child Guidance. For more information about this training, please contact Carletta S. Isreal, executive director or Melana E. Scott, home visitor. Meeting - “Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc., due to the continued effects from last week's ice storm, board meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, at 3:30 p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, February 26, 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(843) 354-5496 if you have any questions.” Meeting - Women in Philanthropy will hold its annual meeting at 12 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, at the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, Stukes Meeting Room. Denise Holland, CEO Harvest Hope Food Bank, will be speaking on the importance of philanthropy. This event is open to the public. A light lunch will be served. For more information about Eastern Carolina Community Foundation or Women in Philanthropy go to www.easterncarolinacf.org. Fashion Show - Williamsburg Technical College's Cosmetology/Nail Technology Department will hold a winter hair and fashion show on Thursday, February 27, at 11 a.m. in the college's auditorium (Building A). The public is invited to attend. For more information, call (843) 355-4142(843) 355-4142. Math Contest - Williamsburg Technical College will host the 2014 Math Contest for area high school math teams on Friday, February 28, beginning at 9 a.m. in the college's library (Building C). For more information, call (843) 355-4134(843) 355-4134. Celebration - The public is invited to the Race to the Top celebration on Tuesday, February 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Kingstree Middle School Commons Area, 616 M. L. King Ave., Kingstree. Refreshments will be served. Carolina Consortium for Enterprise Learning (WCSD and three other districts) received one of only five grants awarded by the US Department of Education. The consortium's application rated number two out of more than 200 applications. All students and teachers of this will benefit from grant funds. Pancake Supper - Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held March 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree. Contact information 355-7575. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
The News is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The News.