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Target Zero Enforcement Team announced UPDATED

Sunday, August 2, 2015 2:30 p.m.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has announced the launch of a 24-member Target Zero Enforcement Team.  These troopers will work to reduce highway tragedies by focusing proactive enforcement on identified roadway corridors that are high-risk for traffic fatalities …

Lane man guilty of manslaughter UPDATED

Friday, July 31, 2015 12:58 p.m.

A jury found Terry Williams of Lane guilty of voluntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during a violent crime in the 2013 shooting death of …

Big plans for Gilland Park - Town will seek grants to support park improvements

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:16 a.m.

Gilland Park in Kingstree has been slated for major improvements. Kingstree Town Council was presented a master plan by Parks and Recreation Director …

WTC hosts 13 for Counselors Academy

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:56 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College recently hosted a Counselors Academy for secondary counseling and career professionals from the college’s …

History changes hands

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:12 a.m.

Joann Brown has seen a lot in her 15 years as the Williamsburgh Historical Society Museum Director. On July 21, she said goodbye to the home she …

SEC honors past leadership

By ADREL S. LANGLEY

Special to The News

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:57 a.m.

It’s interesting to look back on 75 years of an organization’s history, but having 75 years of history in one room at one time is …

Students to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:57 a.m.

Outstanding elementary school students from across the nation will take part in a unique academic development experience, the National Youth …

Singleton named to President’s Honor List

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:59 a.m.

Kerrie Malyka Singleton of Greeleyville has been named to the President’s Honor List for the spring semester, 2015 at the University of South …

KPD officers recognized

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:10 a.m.

Going beyond the call of duty is part of the job when it comes to law enforcement’s role in keeping our citizens safe. For their efforts, Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams recognized two officers during a recent Kingstree Town Council meeting.

Locals sign up for conceal/carry classes UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:11 a.m.

Where there is hot debate over gun control there is no dispute that ownership of a gun is an American’s right. The reasons behind owning a gun …

Sheriff's Office searching for suspects in two unrelated incidents UPDATED

Saturday, July 25, 2015 6:27 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is searching for Darrell Brooks in connection to a shooting in Hemingway that sent a juvenile to the hospital. According to officials, on Friday, July 24, at approximately 10:00 p.m. deputies responded to Highway 3603 Hemingway Highway where they discovered a 16 year old male in the parking lot of Tracy's …

Ex-Williamsburg sheriff now facing state misconduct charge UPDATED

Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:46 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Michael Johnson, the former Williamsburg County sheriff serving federal prison time for fraud, now faces state charges, state officials said Thursday. According to Attorney General Alan Wilson, Johnson was indicted by the Williamsburg County grand jury for misconduct in office. In a news release, Wilson’s office said …

Sons of Allen youth retreat UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

On June 27, the Kingstree Chapter Sons of Allen of the African Methodist Episcopal Church held its first annual Youth Retreat. Over 90 youth and …

Pennsylvania teens spend time volunteering in Williamsburg County UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

EIGHT STUDENTS AND two adults from Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania spent a week in June serving the people of …

“Good Mourning Day Camp” offers grief support to children UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:50 p.m.

On Saturday, June 27, Tidelands Community Hospice Foundation held “Good Mourning Day Camp” at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Pawleys …

Council passes water fee

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

Williamsburg County Council passed third and final reading of an ordinance to allow for imposing a Water Availability Fee to be collected from all non-users of the Williamsburg County Water and Sewer Authorities System.

Local municipalities awarded grants

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

Several cities as well as the county have been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

Food for all

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:45 p.m.

When you walk in the doors at Teachings From The Ark of Kingstree, you first notice a valley of grocery bags brimming with food.

Andrews girl wins first runner-up in national pageant

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Representing South Carolina, Jordyn Cox of Andrews won first runner-up in the Miss Junior High School America Pageant July 5.

Cotton King! - Local farmer debuts men’s wear made from locally grown cotton

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:39 p.m.

There’s a new item being sold in the local shops around the southern part of South Carolina.

Law enforcement searching for suspect in shooting UPDATED

Monday, July 20, 2015 1:38 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help regarding a July 18, shooting incident. According to a press release issued by Sheriff's Office Investigator/Public Information Officer Alex Edwards, deputies responded to a shooting incident that occurred at 44 Pickle Road in Salters. When deputies arrived they found the victim, …

Lane man in jail after stabbing UPDATED

Sunday, July 19, 2015 7:19 a.m.

An argument between two men ended in a stabbing. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office arrest warrant, around midnight on July 18, …

Woman hits moped driver, leaves scene to fix tire UPDATED

Friday, July 17, 2015 12:47 p.m.

Margaret Deprima, 83, of Greeleyville has been charged with hit and run after she allegedly hit a driver on a moped then drove to a shop to have her tire fixed. According to a Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Tuesday, July 14, Deprima was traveling on Easler Highway when she struck a moped driven by Billy Jim Goins. …

Suspect in custody after car chase UPDATED

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:51 p.m.

A Kingstree man is in custody after a vehicle chase with law enforcement. According to a press release issued on July 15, by Williamsburg County …

Bat surveys take place across South Carolina

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

If you have seen a DNR truck slowly riding down a rural road in Cades or Kingstree about an hour after sundown this summer, it may be part of a …

County fire chief warns citizens not to use extension cords to power AC units

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton is reaching out to residence regarding a potentially deadly hazard. As the heat continues to bake the …

Sabb, McKnight weigh in on removal of flag

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:45 a.m.

On Thursday, July 9, Governor Nikki Haley signed into law Bill S-897 to provide for the permanent removal of the South Carolina Infantry Battle Flag …

YOUTHS SENTENCED TO GO TO CHURCH

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 a.m.

LOCAL RESIDENT JOHN Evans sent this article about nine local young boys who chose to attend church rather than appear before a municipal judge. …

Hemingway fills football vacancy with Lawson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The final Pee Dee high school football head coaching vacancy has been filled.

Vinegar: distilled wisdom

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Will apple cider vinegar lower cholesterol levels? Will organic vinegar mixed with distilled water clear your sinuses and combat allergies? Will vinegar capsules help you lose weight?

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