Tuesday, August 5, 2014
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ChildScreenings - 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.
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.
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: email@example.com, or call (843) 457-2473.
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.
Food Plot Course - Clemson Extension and the National Wild Turkey Federation will be hosting a Wildlife Food Plot Short Course Wednesday August 6, at Browns BBQ in Kingstree. The buffet supper will be served at 6:30, with the program running from 7:00pm- 8:00pm. For information on the cost of attending, please contact Corey Craig, Extension Forester at 843-907-2283 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat and for additional details.
Registration - C.E. Murray High School registration for the 2014-2015 school term will be held on the following dates in the new gym. Wednesday, August 6, grades seventh through ninth, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 7, grades 10th through 11th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 8, grade 12th (seniors), 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 11, new and transfer students and make up day for seventh through 12th. Please contact the school at (843) 426-2121 should you have any questions or require additional information.
Meeting - C.E. Murray Bicentennial Class of 1976, class reunion planning committee is asking all classmates, to please attend a reunion meeting on Saturday, August 16. The meeting will be held at the Schoolhouse restaurant in Scranton starting at 5:30 p.m.
Fundraiser - The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation invites you to join them for a morning of fun and competition at the “Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run” on Saturday, August 23, at Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, 521 Gibson Rd. For information about the fundraiser, registration, and entry fee call (803) 785-8230 or register online at www.stricklyrunning.com.
Registration - Kenneth Gardner Elementary School, serving Williamsburg County students in grades third to fifth, will hold registration for the 2014-2015 school year on Wednesday, August 6, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Day Camp - Williamsburg and Florence County 4-H are partnering together to present “Healthy Kids in the Kitchen” cooking day camp in Hemingway August 12 to August 13.
This camp is open to all youth in Florence and Williamsburg counties ages nine to 13. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. They will meet at the First United Methodist Church of Hemingway located at 200 E. Broad Street. Attendees will prepare a snack and lunch meal each day. The class is limited to 20 students so sign up soon! The deadline to register is August 7. Pre-registration is required!
Registration - Hemingway Elementary School will hold 2014-2015 school registration Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 6, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 7, from 7:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Charter School Registration - D.P. Cooper Charter School registration for new, transfer, and returning students will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until August 14. Transportation for students will be provided in the D.P. Cooper, Bloomingvale, Greeleyville, Lane, Kingstree, and St. Mark areas. Tuition is free! For additional information please contact D.P. Cooper Charter School at 387-5426
Registration - Kingstree Senior High School registration for the 2014-2015 school term will be held on the following dates in the gym. Tuesday, August 5, grades 11th and 12th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, grades ninth and 10th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 7, all new and transfer students.
Parent orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 12, at 6 p.m. in the gym.
Please contact the school at (843) 355-6525 should you have any questions.
Class - There will be a Concealed Weapon Permit class on Saturday, August 16, at 8 a.m. at Kingstree Town Hall, 401 N. Longstreet St., Kingstree. Registration and deposit is required! For more information please contact Capt. Whitfield at (843) 355-8169 or Amanda at (843) 355-8165.
Registration - The Williamsburg County Recreation Department is now registering players ages eight to 12 for the 2014 Football Season. Registration dates are July21, through August 16. You may pick up registration forms from the Williamsburg County Recreation Department at 2084 Thurgood Marshall Highway, Kingstree. If there are any questions please contact Joseph Pendergrass at (843) 355-9321 ext. 4203.
Meeting - Williamsburg County First Steps will hold its regular scheduled board meeting on Thursday, August 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Staff Development Room, Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend. For more information, please contact Carletta Scott Isreal, executive director at (843) 355-1029.
Registration - Kingstree Middle School Registration 2014-2015 will be held:
Thursday, August 7, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, August 8, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
New student registration please make sure you bring the following items:
Social Security Card
Last Report Card
Reminder: All seventh grade students are required to have the T-dap vaccine. Please contact the Guidance Department for any questions at 355-6823.
Meeting - The Williamsburg Section of The National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) will meet on Friday, August 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center on Thurgood Marshall Blvd. For further information, call Margaret Gourdine at (843) 426-2411.
Meeting - The Williamsburg County Democratic Party next monthly meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, starting at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Chavis One Stop Complex, located at 2811 South State Hwy. 41-51, Hemingway. Please note the change of meeting place for this meeting. Breakfast will be served. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact County Chair George Brown by calling (843) 340-0597 or emailing email@example.com.