Economic Development is topic during recent county’s public hearing

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:52 a.m.

As neighboring counties, such as Berkeley, gains new industries and businesses, Williamsburg County prospers as well, Economic Development Director Jim Moore explained this past week. Volvo (Car USA Operations), Viva TPE Products, Gerber Childrenswear, Jessen Lane, and Mankiewicz Coatings are the five businesses coming into the Goose Creek and St. …

Public And Individual Assistance For Storm Damage, Response Costs Approved For Additional Counties UPDATED

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30 a.m.

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved fifteen additional counties for Individual Assistance, allowing survivors who sustained losses to apply for aid in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Counties approved for FEMA Individual Assistance include: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, …

Williamsburg Academy Homecoming

Williamsburg Academy Homecoming
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:59 a.m.

WILLIAMSBURG ACADEMY CELEBRATED its 2016 Homecoming on Friday, October 14 at the Corral. The Williamsburg Academy Stallions Football team won …

Miss 2016 Kingstree Festival Queen

Miss 2016 Kingstree Festival Queen
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:26 a.m.

MISS KYN MILLS was crowned the new Miss 2016 Kingstree Festival Queen during the Pig Pickin’ Festival Pageant. The judges also chose her …

USC Sumter announces Silver Medallion Scholars

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:21 a.m.

Congratulations Silver Medallion Winners! To qualify for inclusion, students must have completed at least 30 hours at a University of South Carolina campus with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00, and have achieved a 3.5 - 3.94 grade-point average for the fall 2015 and spring 2016 semesters while being registered each semester for …

President declares disaster for state of South Carolina and 13 counties

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 8:19 a.m.

In response to Governor Nikki Haley’s request, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 13 counties most severely affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Not again!

Not again!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:08 a.m.

Clogged canal, backed up sewage lines continue to be a problem

Man escapes death as tree crashes on top of home UPDATED

Man escapes death as tree crashes on top of home



Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:14 a.m.

Robert Thornhill is thanking his lucky stars. On the evening of October 8, Hurricane

Hurricane didn’t stop volunteers

Hurricane didn’t stop volunteers



Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:01 a.m.

Recently Hurricane Matthew barreled alongside the coast of South Carolina leaving behind a flooded landscape, a swollen Black River and an …

Beware of Fake IRS Tax Bill Notices Related to Affordable Care Act UPDATED

Monday, October 17, 2016 2:28 p.m.

The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are warning taxpayers and tax professionals of fake IRS tax bills related to the Affordable Care Act. The IRS has received numerous reports of scammers sending a fraudulent version of a notice- labeled CP2000 - for tax year 2015. “Anybody with marketplace health insurance can call …

Beware of Scams in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew UPDATED

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:46 p.m.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is advising consumers to be on the lookout for scams in the weeks following Hurricane Matthew.  

Structured process aids power restoration process UPDATED

Thursday, October 13, 2016 3:58 p.m.

  Santee Electric Cooperative enters its fifth day of Hurricane Matthew recovery on Thursday, and in many areas the nature of the repair work is changing. “We just hit the slower part of the restoration work,” said cooperative CEO Rob Ardis.   The slower repair work comes after high-voltage transmission service has been restored, and …

Five ways to increase home fire safety

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:22 a.m.

An average of seven Americans die each week as a result of house fires. Most fires occur in residential buildings between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when occupants are most likely to be asleep. Your first line of defense is fire preparedness.

Kingstree native explores new D.C. museum UPDATED

Kingstree native explores new D.C. museum
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Katrina Moses


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 11:37 a.m.

THE KINGSTREE BEARS, part of the Clarendon County Football League Small Fry Tackle, beat Turbeville 14-8 in their opening game. A total of five teams …


Tuesday, October 11, 2016 12:18 p.m.

COMBINED USDA/RD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Thursday, September 29th at the Kennedy Center located in Greeleyville to celebrate USDA/RD …

Red Cross Supporting Evacuation Shelters in South Carolina UPDATED

Thursday, October 6, 2016 7:53 a.m.

The American Red Cross is mobilizing a large multi-state response to help as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the southeast coast of the United States. The Red Cross has shelters, more than 500 disaster workers and 90 response vehicles standing by in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The Red Cross is working closely with the …

ArborOne Farm Credit “Aim at Ag” Sporting Clays Fundraiser draws largest crowd to date

ArborOne Farm Credit “Aim at Ag” Sporting Clays  Fundraiser draws largest crowd to date
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:34 a.m.

The sixth annual ArborOne Farm Credit “Aim at Ag” Sporting Clays Contest took place on Saturday, September 24, at Black River Sporting …

Red Cross urges people to get ready now for Hurricane Matthew

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:17 a.m.

As Hurricane Matthew is approaching the U.S., the American Red Cross is preparing to respond in multiple states and urges people in the path of the storm to get ready too.

Meeting held on new penny sales tax

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:02 a.m.

KINGSTREE – At the end of the September 20, Williamsburg County Council meeting, the Rev. John Williams addressed council, saying he came to voice a few concerns, and was seeking clarity.

Town council approves bond for land purchase UPDATED

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Kingstree Town Council has given final reading to an ordinance approving a $215,000 General Obligations Bond (GOB) for the purchase of land adjoining town hall to be used as the site for a new joint-use police/fire station. The sale price for the two tracts of land is $200,000, with $15,000 set aside for legal and incidental expenses involved …

Grand Opening

Grand Opening
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:44 a.m.

DIVINE DESTINY COUNSELING and Consulting, LLC is a vision divinely given by God to the Visionary Melissa Jones Fulton, MA, LPC, NCC inspired by the …

Floods’ pain still felt one year later in rural South Carolina UPDATED

Floods’ pain still felt one year later in rural South Carolina


Associated Press

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 9:08 a.m.

(AP) — A world away from South Carolina’s booming coastal resorts, hundreds of homes remain unrepaired in the county hardest hit by …

State of Emergency: SC Residents Urged to be Aware of Price Gouging UPDATED

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:35 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers to be aware of price gouging, as Governor Haley declared a State of Emergency in response to Hurricane Matthew.

Hybrid Engineering hired for Jennyville Water Project

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:59 a.m.

The Kingstree Town Council has approved hiring Hybrid Engineering, Inc. for the Jennyville Water Project. Hybrid will provide design, permitting and construction administration for the project. The town has already received a 100-percent grant for $436,356 for this project, which includes approximately 1.1 miles of 6-inch water main and .3 miles …

Gov. Nikki Haley Urges Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Matthew UPDATED

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 5:27 p.m.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. - Governor Nikki Haley today issued an executive order declaring a State of Emergency and asked residents to prepare for a potential evacuation of the South Carolina coast in advance of any impact from Hurricane Matthew.  

Kingstree Native to appear on Steve Harvey Show UPDATED

Monday, October 3, 2016 11:21 a.m.

Kingstree native Sulondia Hammond is scheduled to appear on the Steve Harvey Show, Tuesday, October 4. The show can be viewed in the Charleston area …

District works closely with S.C. Department of Education

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:48 a.m.

The Williamsburg County School District recently provided public notice of the August 23, letter from the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) regarding the district’s failure to address in the required timeframe some areas of concern identified by the SCDE. The district is committed to addressing all issues of non-compliance …

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:38 a.m.

As a part of D. P. Cooper Charter School’s Parent Academy, a workshop was held on Wednesday, September 21, to honor all grandparents. Mrs. …

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