Temporary hunting closure for multiple counties

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 4:52 p.m.

Due to unprecedented statewide flooding, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within five (5) coastal plain drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes. The Department has received contacts from numerous concerned sportsmen. The flooding has created …

SCAM ALERT: Avoid fraudulent charities looking to profit off #SCFlood

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:06 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In response to the devastation of the recent flood, many South Carolinians are searching for ways to help victims. The SC Department of Consumer Affairs and Secretary of State Mark Hammond advise consumers to be on the lookout for fake charities in the coming weeks. Here are a few tips to ensure donations get to those in …

Flood victim resources and volunteering information

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 2:53 p.m.

Please find below a listing of some of the resources available to flood victims as well as information about donations and volunteering.

18-wheeler no match for flooded road (w/video) UPDATED

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Tuesday night an 18-wheeler tried to negotiate a section of Highway 52 about a mile before the bridge at Black River.

President Obama Signs South Carolina Disaster Declaration UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:05 a.m.

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding beginning on October 1, 2015, and continuing. The federal funding is available to affected individuals in the counties of Charleston, …


Tuesday, October 6, 2015 11:41 p.m.

UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNTS OF rain pummeled the Town of Kingstree causing catastrophic flooding early Monday morning.

Severe weather updates for Williamsburg County UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 12:01 a.m.

  Williamsburg County Emergency Management says 300 power outages have been reported since Monday morning.  The agency is also reporting 53 flooded …

Officials urging evacuations UPDATED

Monday, October 5, 2015 2:54 p.m.

The Black River is expected to crest around 5:00 pm Monday, October 5. Williamsburg County officials are urging citizens living near the Back River …

Williamsburg County prepares for historic conditions UPDATED

Friday, October 2, 2015 2:09 p.m.

On October 2, the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division moved to Operation Condition (OPCON) level four as the county's EMD staff …

School staff member arrested for alleged criminal sexual assault UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 4:39 p.m.

Sidney Tyrone Johnson, 41, of Greeleyville has been charged with criminal Sexual Assault with a Minor, 2nd degree. Johnson was arrested Thursday, …

Red Cross Urges People to Get Ready As Hurricane Joaquin Nears U.S UPDATED

Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:51 p.m.

  Heavy rains and flooding are threatening communities in the Mid-Atlantic even before Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to approach the U.S. late this weekend. The Red Cross is preparing to respond in multiple states and urges people in the path of the storm to get ready too.   “With South Carolina being threatened by heavy rains and Joaquin …

Citizens invited to ask questions about tax payment plan

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:14 p.m.

In April 2014, Williamsburg County Council passed an ordinance that would allow citizens the option to pay their taxes in installments; however, the plan has not been implemented.

Rare hummingbird makes stop in Kingstree

BY MICHAELE DUKE news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:26 p.m.

At first glance what looks like an albino hummingbird is actually a leucistic hummingbird. The beautiful milk-white specimen showed up at Jan and …

Williamsburg Academy establishes first cross country team



Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:34 p.m.

Williamsburg Academy has organized its first cross country team. The team consists of six girls ranging from sixth to 12th grade. The young ladies, …

Good Cop Alert! UPDATED

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:21 p.m.

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY SHERIFF’S Office, Lieutenant Willie P. Brown and Deputy April Johnson hung out with some kids at a recent Williamsburg …

Locals participate in Tunnel to Towers 5-K

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:31 p.m.

On September 18, members from Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division/E-911 participated in …

Fixing our roads. Who’s getting what?



Wednesday, September 30, 2015 7:41 p.m.

Since July 2014, Sindy Charles has been corresponding with Richard Livingston, resident maintenance engineer for the local Department of …

WTC hosts Constitution/Patriot Day Commemorations UPDATED

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College commemorated Constitution Day and Patriot Day during a September 17, ceremony held in the college’s auditorium. …

Making lemonade is cancer survivor’s specialty



Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:16 p.m.

Kingstree resident Guinn Nexsen was diagnosed with oral cancer a year ago. On September 4, her doctors told her that she was cancer free. When she …

Terminix releases prevention tips for keeping fall pests out of homes UPDATED

Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:16 a.m.

With the fall season comes a different swarm of pests that threaten damage to homes, businesses and yards. Some of the pests that homeowners should lookout for in the coming months are Carpenter Ants, Odorous House Ants, Brown Widow Spiders, Carpet Beetles, House Mice, Roof Rats, and Smokey Brown Cockroaches.

Tax notices coming soon

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:23 p.m.

The first line of business on Williamsburg County Council’s September 15, meeting was to pass a motion for title-only first reading amending an ordinance establishing the operating budget as for the levy and collection of taxes by amending millage to comply with state law requiring reassessment.

Webster attends SCISA workshop

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:58 p.m.

Guidance personnel from member-schools of the South Carolina Independent School Association gathered earlier this month for a workshop on how to …

Former Apple intern to host technology camp

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Public schools in three South Carolina counties and Teach for America—South Carolina are partnering with North Carolina-based non-profit, INTech Foundation, Inc., to host a day camp that will expose middle school girls to technology and show them how to successfully design, develop, and deliver a product.

C.E. Murray makes history UPDATED

Nathan Elliott

Sports Correspondent

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:13 p.m.

C.E. Murray made history Friday night by defeating Manning High School by a score of 18-12, improving their record to 3-1. This was the first time …


Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:10 p.m.

LOUISE CHATMAN CELEBRATED her 100th birthday with a party on September 13.

Resurrection of historic building nears completion UPDATED



Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:10 p.m.

A historical structure known to locals as the Belk Bargain building has been through the best and the worst of times. In just a few short weeks the …

Local DAR celebrated Constitution Week



Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:04 p.m.

On September 17, the Margaret Gregg Gordon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended a reading of a proclamation by Kingstree …

WCSO Narcotics Unit and SLED Arrest Heroin Dealer UPDATED

Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:49 p.m.

Timothy Leverne Johnson, 36, of 127 Solomon Circle, Nesmith has been charged with Distribution of Heroin. Johnson was arrested by agents with Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) on September 14, according to a press release issued by Public Information Officer Investigator Alex Edwards.   …

Williamsburg Academy falls in nail-biter UPDATED

Nathan Elliott

Sports Correspondent

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 10:52 a.m.

Following a week-three victory against the Colleton Prep Warhawks, Williamsburg came up short in their September 11, thriller against Pee Dee Academy, …

Kingstree natives partner with the Housing Authority of Kingstree for back-to-school celebration and supply giveaway UPDATED

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 11:56 a.m.

In an effort to expand their scope of service to the community, the Coalition for Teens Helping Teens Polished Pearls Leadership Seminars for Teen …

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