Bomb dog to join KPD

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The Kingstree Police Department soon will add another four-legged officer to its staff. A bomb detection dog will be delivered sometime between August and September, courtesy of the Williamsburg County Emergency Management Agency.

Artist one of many to speak during STEAM program



Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The children at the Williamsburg County Library were in for a treat last week when Shawn McClary, an artist who recently graduated from the South …


Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

ON JUNE 13, Alridge Murray celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at Kingstree Recreation Center.

Black, white or gray: We’re all in this together: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:20 p.m.

I recently read a few online comments and questions regarding the Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s procession to the State House. I was appalled. Some …


Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

The Professional Women’s Organization recently presented Kiana Miller with a $250 scholarship. Each year this organization presents the …


Hemingway High teacher, Georgetown resident Doreen Green earns ‘outstanding’ award UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:09 p.m.

Hemingway High School biology teacher and Georgetown resident Doreen Green takes biology beyond the classroom and into her students’ lives, …

Harris Fulton, Sr., Kingstree

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Harris Fulton, Sr., Kingstree - Harris Washington “Boot” Fulton, Sr., 85, died Monday, June 15, 2015, at Williamsburg Regional Medical Center of Kingstree. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Isaiah Brown, were Saturday, June 20, 2015, at St. Mary United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson …

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:29 p.m.


S.C. Drought Committee upgrades drought status for 28 counties

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The S.C. Drought Response Committee meeting via conference call on June 19, upgraded the drought status to the first level of drought, incipient, for 28 counties.

Rebel Flag

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 3:20 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Essence White won The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina Scholarship

By Brother Harmon Cooper, Jr.

Special to The News

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Essence White, a senior at Kingstree High School and class salutatorian, is the 2015 state winner of a $4,000 scholarship.

MOVIE REVIEW: “Inside Out”

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:07 p.m.

After a year off following a bit of a critical slump, Pixar is back with “Inside Out,” as original a concept as it’s had in a while. The film is sweet and funny and brimming with creativity. That creativity is its greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

Alberta Brown, Salters

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Alberta Brown, Salters - Alberta Terry “Big Alberta” Brown, 88, died Saturday, June 13, 2015, at her residence. Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. J. Jeannetté Cooper, were held Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at Wesley …

Community & Faith, July 1

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:01 p.m.

Program - Lady Christ-N-Ty Youth Ministry sponsors youth programs every second Sunday of the month. If you are looking for youth to come to your church to perform praise dancing and singing, lifting the name of Jesus. For more information contact TeaTon at ladychrist_n_ty@yahoo. com

Gov. Haley vetoes 87 SC budget items tallying $30 million UPDATED

By Seanna Adcox

Associated Press

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:34 p.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked legislators Tuesday after issuing 87 budget vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature’s …

Two-car accident ends in fatality

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 11 a.m. on June 24, the driver of an Audi sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 52, south of the city limits of Kingstree when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a trailer being pulled by a truck.


Serving the Community — Firefighter Thomas Godwin — Georgetown Fire Department

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 9:39 a.m.

Although 19-year-old Thomas Godwin has only served with the Georgetown Fire Department for about three weeks, he has already spent years working to …

Kingstree native had ties with the Rev. Pinckney



Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:51 p.m.

Jodi Mack looked down at Senator Clementa Pinckney’s body as it lie in state at the South Carolina State House rotunda. Mack, a native of …

Betty Murphy, Kingstree

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Betty Murphy, Kingstree - Funeral services for Betty Ann Murphy, conducted by Apostle Dr. Mary M. Scott-Nelson, were held Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Miracle Temple Bible Center of Salters. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home, followed at the White Oak Cemetery of Lake City. Miss Murphy, 47, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at McLeod …

U.S. Rep. Rice talks with Chamber guests

Monday, June 29, 2015 10:13 a.m.

The Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and about 25 of its guests sat, ate and talked with U.S. Rep. Tom Rice at Five Rivers Tavern on June 19 to …


Everyone else is doing it, so I’m running for president of the United States

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:21 p.m.

My name is Mark A. Stevens, and I’m running for president of the United States.


Funeral services set for retired Pawleys Island Police chief UPDATED

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:14 a.m.

Former Pawleys Island Police Chief Guy Osborne, who died on Saturday, will be laid to rest on Wednesday in Myrtle Beach.


DPS: 2 arrested after removing Confederate flag from S.C. Statehouse grounds UPDATED

From staff reports

Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Although the state Legislature will begin debating the placement of the Confederate battle flag on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, for a North …


Hobcaw volunteers give greenhouse a face lift

Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Belle Baurch’s home at Bellefield Plantation on the grounds of Hobcaw Barony may be unfurnished, but the 60-year-old greenhouse behind the …


Man charged with child sex assault returns to Georgetown

Saturday, June 27, 2015 3:01 p.m.

An area man returned to Georgetown County this week more than three months after he did not appear in court to face child molestation charges. …


SCHP: 1 killed in collision between car, ATV in Georgetown County

From staff reports

Saturday, June 27, 2015 8:52 p.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said one person was killed after a sedan collided with an all-terrain vehicle this weekend.


Woman: ‘Complete misunderstanding’ led to assault charge against Waccamaw Middle School teacher UPDATED

Saturday, June 27, 2015 7:49 p.m.

A Murrells Inlet woman who pressed charges against a Waccamaw Middle School teacher said a classroom incident involving her nephew was a …


Column: Hail to the coaches

Friday, June 26, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The new Georgetown County School District budget includes an increase in the supplements that sports coaches earn.


Pinckney procession slated to pass through Andrews

From staff reports

Friday, June 26, 2015 12:40 p.m.

The funeral procession for the pastor and state Senator who was killed in a Charleston church is expected to pass through Georgetown County this …


State civil, religious leaders weigh in on same-sex marriage decision UPDATED

Friday, June 26, 2015 1:59 p.m.

Reaction has been swift to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage can move forward in all 50 states and is protected by …

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