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Williamsburg County Public School Foundation accepting applications for college grants for 2016-2017 school year

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:36 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Public School Foundation supports the higher education aspirations of students in Williamsburg County. The foundation is now accepting applications for college grants for the 2016-2017 school year to help defray the costs of their higher education. Graduates of the Class of 2016 of Williamsburg County Public Schools will …

House of Raeford Farms debuts new online presenceNew customer-friendly site features product showcase, highlights commitments

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:33 a.m.

August 23, 2016: House of Raeford Farms today announced the launch of the company’s new website. Built with user experience in mind, the website (www.HouseOfRaeford.com) features a host of new tools and information highlighting all aspects of House of Raeford’s brand—from products and services to culture and commitments. …

Dove season to open Sept. 3 with new daily bag limit

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:42 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Board has approved all migratory bird hunting seasons for 2016-2017. The seasons, daily bag limits, and methods of harvest have been published in the federal register by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

WTC provides school supplies to area schools

WTC provides school supplies to area schools
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:52 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) student groups and employees recently participated in a “Back 2 Skool” activity held at Battery …

Yard of the Month UPDATED

Yard of the Month
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:00 a.m.

The Town of Greeleyville received the Yard of the Month for August from the Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber and Keep Williamsburg Beautiful.  The …

Kingstree woman has a role in upcoming movie

Kingstree woman has a role in upcoming movie

Katrina Moses

The News Correspondent

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:20 a.m.

A Kingstree woman known as a motivational speaker, known for her show on WBTW and as a playwright with her plays shown to audiences in Sumter and …

Pit bull owner gets one year in jail; probation

Pit bull owner gets one year in jail; probation

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Scotty Bruce Tyler, 37, of 3913 Penny Royal Road, Georgetown, plead guilty to Ill Treatment of Animals stemming from a June 4, incident where he cut …

GSE Environmental to add manufacturing capacity with new geonet and geocomposite line

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 9:04 a.m.

GSE Environmental, the leading global manufacturer and marketer of geosynthetic lining solutions, recently announced that in response to high demand for innovative drainage products, they are constructing a new manufacturing line in the Kingstree facility.  The new line will be capable of producing GSE’s full line of biplanar and …

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:44 a.m.

The Practical Nursing Class of 2016 completed their program of study in August and were recently pinned at a ceremony in their honor.  Guest …

THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON HAS WARMED UP

Monday, August 29, 2016 12:12 p.m.

Tropical cyclone activity is increasing in the Atlantic, and we all need to stay prepared for whatever the peak of the 2016 hurricane season brings. So far this year, the Atlantic has produced hurricanes and tropical storms. Two of those have affected South Carolina.  Bonnie in late May generated rip currents and heavy rains that caused localized …

Epps convicted of murder UPDATED

Friday, August 26, 2016 3:49 p.m.

Brittany Emoesha Epps of Kingstree was sentenced to 45 years in connection with the murder of 87-year-old Greeleyville resident Joseph Brown. …

Vital Aging to Host fundraiser

Vital Aging to Host fundraiser

By Dianne Poston Owens

Special to The News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:48 a.m.

Vital Aging of Williamsburg County, Inc. is excited about hosting the National Coach of the Year and the Coach of the 2016 NCAA Baseball Champions, …

Thousands still need help in wake of historic floods

Thousands still need help in wake of historic floods

BY BRUCE SMITH

Associated Press

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:34 a.m.

Thousands of people in South Carolina still need home repairs, while the state has submitted a plan for using almost $100 million in federal housing …

Sexual assault/kidnapping suspect arrested UPDATED

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:47 a.m.

Bobby Joe Fulton, 53, of Kindle Park Road, Kingstree, was arrested by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office and charged with one count of Criminal …

Preserving peaches VS canning factors

Preserving peaches VS canning factors
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:17 a.m.

You have the choice of buying a little or a lot – a small basket just for you and your family to eat or a bushel for preserving.

HHS awards $1,623,702 to South Carolina to improve health center quality

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:02 a.m.

South Carolina is receiving 21 awards totaling $1,623,702 to invest in health center quality improvement efforts, and to provide high quality comprehensive care. Health centers in South Carolina will use these funds to expand current quality improvement systems and infrastructure and to improve primary care service delivery in the communities they …

25th anniversary year begins in Kingstree – 1992 to 2017

25th anniversary year begins in Kingstree – 1992 to 2017

By Sister Susanne Dziedzic

Special to The News

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:11 a.m.

Every Felician Sister gives witness to the legacy of Blessed Mary Angela in the mission of the ministries where they serve. Kingstree is no …

Jonte named Independent Banker of the Year UPDATED

Jonte named Independent Banker of the Year
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:02 a.m.

Robert W. “Bobby” Jonte, Jr., president of the Bank of Greeleyville in Greeleyville, was named Independent Banker of the Year by the …

Edward Jones moves to new location

Edward Jones moves to new location
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:25 a.m.

Edward Jones Financial Advisor James E. Smith, CRPC announces office move to new location at 125 South Academy Street, Kingstree. Edward Jones, a …

WTC welcomes US Senator Tim Scott

WTC welcomes US Senator Tim Scott
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 9:57 a.m.

US Senator Tim Scott (R-North Charleston) visited Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) in Kingstree on August 17. Scott, a US Senator since January …

Cyrus and Staggers complete programs UPDATED

Cyrus and Staggers complete programs
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:04 a.m.

On Tuesday, August 2, at the South Carolina Association of Counties 49th Annual Conference Williamsburg County Tax Collector Norma Cyrus and …

WRH moving forward

WRH moving forward
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:31 a.m.

Williamsburg Regional Hospital is quickly moving forward on the temporary modular hospital. The recent photo taking on August 9, shows current …

DNR teaches kids about archery UPDATED

DNR teaches kids about archery
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:57 a.m.

South Carolina Department of Natural Resource Officer Junior Matthews brought the department’s archery inflatable to the Kingstree and …

WCSO investigating carjacking incident

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:13 a.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an August 7, carjacking that took place in Kingstree. According to a press release issued by Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office PIO/Investigator Alex Edwards, deputies along with Williamsburg County EMS responded to Hinson Circle, Kingstree, concerning a carjacking incident. …

DNR to provide special youth deer hunts in Upstate UPDATED

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:41 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with a number of private individuals andDNR to provide special youth deer hunts in Upstate hunting clubs, is sponsoring a number of youth deer hunts in the Piedmont region this fall. The hunts are for youth between the ages of 10 to 16 who would like to go deer hunting but don’t have …

Williamsburg County among counties to have drought status upgraded UPDATED

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:16 p.m.

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on August 17, upgraded the drought status for 17 counties in the state.

Coastal Carolina University honors Summer Graduates

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 8:38 a.m.

Coastal Carolina University held commencement ceremonies for an estimated 360 candidates on Aug. 5, 2016, at the HTC Student Recreation and Convocation Center on campus.

Town to spruce up core commercial, historic district

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:08 a.m.

In continuing its beautification efforts, the Town of Kingstree has contracted with Irrigation Plus to spruce up the core commercial/historic district. The scope of work includes trimming and pruning trees planted in the sidewalk areas, trimming and spraying weeds from the sidewalks and storefronts, and cleaning up and removing the debris. This …

Kingstree man drove drunk with sleeping child in car

Kingstree man drove drunk with sleeping child in car
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:37 a.m.

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District 32 Senator’s Campaign helps local community stay positive

District 32 Senator’s Campaign helps local community stay positive

Katrina Moses

The News Correspondent

Thursday, August 11, 2016 11:22 a.m.

Saturday, August 6, was a sunny and hot day as volunteers in the Donnelly Community picked up trash, a sponsorship of Senator Ronnie Sabb’s …


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