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Upcoming Events, July 2

  • Tuesday, July 1, 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 July.

Traffic Safety Checkpoints - The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of July.

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.”

Housing Authority -The Housing Authority of Kingstree will meet every third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree.

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.

Child Screenings - Williamsburg County School District Office of Special Services, located at 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree, (843) 355-5533, will hold child find screenings each month.

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.

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.

Meeting - Christian Men’s Depression Anonymous will allow members to share their struggles, experience, strength and hope, and work the 12 Steps to help overcome the illness. For more information, email: cmda01@aol.com, or call (843) 457-2473.

Registration - Building Blocks Academy is now accepting applications for three and four year old kindergartners for 2014-2015 academic school year.

Please call (843) 382-3417 for more information.

Dance - Williamsburg County Library will host Expressions of Culture Dance Ministries by Domonique, South Carolina Non-Profit Organization 501© 3 in collaboration with KGES JAG Dance team. A dance recital will be held July 19, at 6 p.m. at Williamsburg County Complex. For more information contact Domonique Jones-Goode at (843) 372-9587.

Reunion - The Tomlinson Alumni, Inc. of Kingstree announces its bi-annual school reunion for Labor Day Weekend, to begin Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31. All Tomlinsonians, including anyone who may have attended Tomlinson, and any others interested in attending the reunion may contact the Alumni President Louis Mayrant at (843) 567-7816 or Mrs. Pearl R. Brown, vice-president at (843) 382-3564 for further information.

Reunion - Kingstree Senior High “Class of 88” will be hosting its 26th class reunion from August 29 to August 31. Please come out and join in on this memorable occasion. For further information please contact Shawn Johnson at (843) 356-0266 or Sherri McFadden at (843) 992-8311.

Training Drill -The new Schedule Training Drill for the Williamsburg County Courthouse and Alex Chatman Complex Buildings are scheduled for July 17, at 2 p.m.

If there are any questions or concerns, contact Keonta Moore, chief of planning at (843) 354-9330 or (843) 355-8900 ext. 4107.

POD Drill - Hurricane season is here are you ready? Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will sponsor POD Drill (Points of Distribution Drill) on Saturday, July 12, at Kingstree Recreation Center across from Fred’s same side as Dollar General and Markette, 375 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

POD Drill ~ PODs are centralized locations where supplies are delivered and the public travels to the site to pick up life sustaining commodities following a disaster or an emergency. Commodities usually include shelf stable food and water, etc.

Free refreshments will be served and hurricane readiness material will be given. For more information please call 354-9330.

Celebration - Kingstree First Assembly of God will host their third annual “Freedom Celebration” on Friday, July 4, at 6:30 p.m. They will start things off with a cookout.

Afterwards, they will host a patriotic concert and will light the sky with a spectacular firework display. The event is free and open to the public.

The church is located at 872 Sumter Hwy., Kingstree. For more information call (843) 382-5348

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