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Santee Cooper concludes spill at Santee Spillway UPDATED

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:05 p.m.

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Santee Cooper has concluded spilling operations from the Santee Dam on Lake Marion. The gates at the Santee Spillway were …

Nan Ya Plastics presented December Image Award UPDATED

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 4:00 p.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for December to Nan Ya Plastics. The Nan Ya site near Lake City has the distinction of …

Patented panacea brings back memories UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 4:12 p.m.

When Betty Ann Waddell was going through her late mother’s belongings she came across a cigar box that held a set of peculiar items. Five tiny …

Man arrested for selling liquor from his home UPDATED

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 10:04 a.m.

A Greeleyville man has been charged with liquor law violations after deputies raided his home. According to a Greeleyville Police incident report, …

Deadlines for voter registration UPDATED

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 1:39 p.m.

The State Election Commission wants to remind everyone of the upcoming voter registration deadlines and urge those already registered to update their information.  

Former county supervisor hired as interim town manager UPDATED

Friday, January 15, 2016 11:05 a.m.

Kingstree Town Council has named former Williamsburg County Supervisor Richard Treme as interim town manager. Council voted on Treme's position …

Wal-Mart to shutter 269 stores, 154 of them in the US UPDATED

Friday, January 15, 2016 10:49 a.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market.  

Flood Relief Extension Deadline: February 16, 2016 UPDATED

Friday, January 15, 2016 1:58 p.m.

South Carolina taxpayers impacted by the October 2015 floods were offered an extension for returns and payments due between October 1, 2015 and February 16, 2016. The February 16 extension deadline is approaching.   If you were affected by the flood and need to file and/or pay taxes from this period, please visit the South Carolina Department of …

Tisdale sworn in as Kingstree Mayor UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016 10:00 a.m.

A huge crowd turned out to observe Darren Tisdale’s swearing in as Kingstree Mayor. The ceremony was held during a January 4, Kingstree Town …

Who’s responsible for remaining flood debris?

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:53 a.m.

Months after the October flood there is still debris lining some of the highways. The problem was brought up during a January 4, Williamsburg County …

WTC Foundation names employee of the semester

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College Foundation Board Member W. B. Wilson (pictured above on the right) congratulates the foundation most recently named …

Assistance continues after recovery centers close UPDATED

Thursday, January 14, 2016 1:02 p.m.

Though some of the FEMA/SBA Disaster Recovery centers have closed and future closing of the SBA Business Recovery Centers throughout the State of South Carolina is scheduled, there is still one-on-one assistance available for those Small Businesses and Non-profits who suffered from an Economic Injury as a result of the October flooding through our …

Student government sponsors food drive

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:10 p.m.

The Student Government Association of Kenneth Gardner Elementary School sponsored a food drive during the months of November and December to assist …

High-speed chase ends in arrest UPDATED

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:09 p.m.

A high-speed chase through the town of Greeleyville ended in a woman being arrested on several charges. Daisy M. Miller Wilson, 34, of Greeleyville, …

Sheriff's Office offers active shooter training UPDATED

Sunday, January 10, 2016 1:22 p.m.

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office conducted a church active shooter training Saturday morning at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Salters. If your church or business is interested please contact Inv. Alex Edwards at 843-355-6391 ext. 4537 or email at aedwards@wcso.sc.gov. Look for an in-depth story about the Sheriff's Office training …

Former Andrews police officer arrested UPDATED

Thursday, January 7, 2016 5:33 p.m.

Agents with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a former Andrews police officer with misuse of a department credit card. According to officials, Eric Wilson, 51, was charged with Petit Larceny, a misdemeanor which carries a penalty upon conviction of a fine up to $1,000 or up to 30 days in prison. Wilson was booked at the Georgetown County …

Disaster group formed to help flood victims

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 3:39 p.m.

A Long Term Recovery Group has been selected in the wake of the federally declared disaster areas that include Williamsburg and Georgetown counties. During the recovery phase of a federally declared disaster area, a group is formed to create an organized way to provide recovery resources and support from the state and federal level to help …

Cowley accepts interim position as town manager

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 5:02 p.m.

Kingstree Town Council held a special meeting on December 29, where they convened into executive session to discuss the vacant town manager position. …

Kingstree man's death determined a suicide UPDATED

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 1:58 p.m.

Law enforcement has determined a man's death as suicide. According to Kingstree Police Chief Eric Williams, law enforcement is ruling the December 22, death of Brandon Zymel Nolan as a suicide.

Camp Leopold, Duke Energy partner to introduce South Carolina students to nature

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 4:53 p.m.

The Camp Leopold environmental education camp program will play host to 500 young students as they experience the environmental education field trip …

Deadline approaching for application for advanced payment of real property taxes UPDATED

Monday, January 4, 2016 10:19 a.m.

  The Williamsburg County Treasurer's Office is taking applications for the Advanced Installment Payment of Real Property Taxes for 2016. Deadline …

Huddle House shooting suspect apprehended UPDATED

Monday, January 4, 2016 3:35 p.m.

A 911 call ended in the apprehension of a suspect that law enforcement considered armed and dangerous. At approximately 11:00 a.m. Monday witnesses …

Sheriff's Office search for suspect in connection to shooting UPDATED

Saturday, January 2, 2016 9:49 a.m.

Law enforcement is investigating a shooting at a local restaurant. According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office, …

Most South Carolina doctors will be required to use prescription database UPDATED

Friday, January 1, 2016 6:50 a.m.

Most doctors in South Carolina will soon be required to consult a statewide database of patients' medical history as a way to combat the state's rampant prescription painkiller problem. The changes will direct any doctor who wants to bill either Medicaid or the state health plan to use the database that's been voluntary since 2008, said Christian …

Nutrition: size it up

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:26 p.m.

Happy New Year! It’s that time again to make your resolutions for the year, let’s get started with healthy plans.

BOLO issued for five suspects UPDATED

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 8:48 a.m.

Greeleyville Police Chief Mike Graham has issued a state wide BOLO (be on the lookout) for five black males suspected of an armed robbery at a home on Hope Harbor Drive in Greeleyville. According to Graham, around 8:30 PM on Tuesday, December 29, the suspects were wearing masks and harboring handguns, entered an apartment and allegedly stole the …

Mold not uncommon after the flood

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:34 p.m.

After the state’s historic flood, excess moisture and standing water could contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. The …

Following Plum’s journey UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:19 p.m.

Vincenia Brockington was a pillar of the community. She flourished within her North Kingstree Baptist Church and was known for an infectious smile. …

Senators appeal to congress for relief for farmers

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:45 p.m.

On December 7, farmers traveled to South Carolina Statehouse to appeal to Governor Nikki Haley to ask congress for money to help them recover from an estimated $376 million in crop damage due to October’s historic flood. At the same time, in a letter to the governor, the Senate Special Committee appealed for help.

Town council recognizes Bears UPDATED

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 2:46 p.m.

Kingstree Town Council has appointed Kingstree Finance Director Merrianne Cowley as interim town manager. Cowley will act as interim for 30 days. Dan …

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