Traffic Safety Checkpoints
The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments and the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of March.
If you drink, that’s your business. If you want to be sober, that’s our business. A.A. (843) 697-3321.
The Kingstree Police Department is offering a seniors patrol wellness check. Any elderly, ill or bedridden residents of the Town of Kingstree who would like for the police department to contact them on a regular basis should call Chief Andre Williams or Police Chaplain the Rev. Harold Jackson. Williams and Jackson can be reached at (843) 355-5435. You also can come by the police department and leave your name, phone number, and address.
Special Needs Support
If you are a parent or guardian with a child or children with special needs and may be interested in becoming a part of a parent-to-parent support group, please contact Tommy and Michelle Russell at (843) 373-0912 or (843) 356-5714 or pillaroutreach@ yahoo.com.
The senior citizens of Lane invite any senior citizen to join them every first and third Tuesday at Lane Recreation Center on Broomstraw Rd. for “Senior Bingo.”
Seniors and disabled adults in your community are homebound and need your help getting to doctor’s appointments, grocery stores, social activities, religious services, and more. Help them live with the quality of life they deserve at a time when they need it most. You can make a difference! For more information please call (843) 436-2110.
Free Drug Education
Narconon provides free drug education materials covering a wide range of topics. Please call today for your free drug education materials at: 1 (800) 431-1754.
The Kingstree/Hemingway Magistrate office will have new office hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Salters/Lane Community Action Committee will be hosting monthly Bingo sessions on the first Thursday of every month. It is a fundraising effort for these communities. Bingo is held at 6 p.m. at the C. Williams Rush African American Museum at 200 Hampton Avenue in Kingstree. For more information call (843) 496-9694 or (803) 397-1859. You are all invited to attend.
The Total Woman will have free low impact aerobic classes every Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the Kingstree Housing Development Corporation, 1022 Lexington Ave., Kingstree. Women 18+ are welcome to participate. For more information call Joan Dunmore Hampton, certified aerobics instructor, at (803) 775-0171 or email her at Info@JoanDHampton.com or JoanDHampton.com. This is a service of The Total Woman Teaching Series, women’s empowerment networking event for gifted, entrepreneurial, and faith driven women.
From New York City, the Frisson Ensemble features the best and brightest of classical music’s rising stars drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. Listen and enjoy as Frisson expands and contracts into a variety of ensembles, including quintets, sextets, nonets, and a small chamber orchestra. Six of the artists will be performing on March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lake City Presbyterian Church in Lake City. For more information call (843) 374-8611.
Learn the Signs of Addiction
Narconon New Life Retreat would like to remind families to stay educated on the signs and dangers of drug abuse. Methamphetamines and opioids are on the rise in both rural and city areas. Learn the signs and protect your loved ones from drug abuse and addiction. The amount of deaths caused by Methamphetamines has almost tripled since 2014. To learn more, visit: https://www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/the-other-drug-epidemic.html.
WEOC Board Meeting
The meeting of the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at the Waccamaw EOC, Inc., 1261 Hwy. 501 E., Suite B, Conway. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting.
Free Tax Prep Available
Tax returns will be prepared for free by volunteers at the Kingstree Library, 215 N. Jackson St., Kingstree. The dates will be Mondays, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call Lillie McGill at (843) 355-9486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mark Hornet Alumni Picnic Meeting will be held on the second Sunday of each month, through May, at 4 p.m. All meetings will be at the St. Mark School. They are asking everyone who to plan to attend any of the events to please come out to the meetings, and they will also be taking payments at this time if you choose to do so. For more information please call Nettie W. Nesmith at (843) 325-3983 or Isaac Scott at (843) 426-5211.
Williamsburg County Chapter #5360 AARP will hold its regular monthly meeting on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Williamsburg County Recreation Department, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. If you are a member of the National AARP Organization, you are invited to please come join the local chapter. For more information, please contact Jane B. McBride, president at (843) 354-7693 or (843) 244-5025.
Library Book Sales
Williamsburg Friends of the Library will have a book sales at the Williamsburg County Library on March 21 and April 18. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in The Genealogy & South Carolina section. There will be a good selection of children’s books, VHS tapes, DVDs, adult hard cover books, cookbooks, and more.
Williamsburg County Dis-abilities and Special Needs Board will hold board meetings every fourth Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. at 61 Greenlee Street, Kingstree. The public is welcomed to attend. Permission to be included on the agenda should be submitted to Clara Faye Dozier at (843) 355-5481 extension 1022 or email requests to email@example.com.
Human Trafficking Program
Mertleen Dorsey and Williamsburg County Councilman Torrance T. Wilson, District 2 are sponsoring “Becoming Aware of Human Trafficking” on Saturday, March 21, at the Chavis One Stop Gymnasium, 2811 S. State Hwy. 41-51, Hemingway from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be speakers from different areas. Parents please bring your children. Vendors will be present. Refreshments will be served.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Kingstree Post 6500 will have its awards and recognition program on March 20, at 6 p.m. at the Alex Chatman Complex, 147 W. Main St., in Kingstree. The VFW will honor the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Teach of the Year, Patriots Pen participants, and Voice of Democracy participants.
Auditions for Annie, Jr.
The Lake City Community Theatre will present Annie, Jr. on June 6 and June 7, at the Blanding Street Auditorium. Auditions for Annie, Jr. will be on Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m. for youth ages eight (must be eight years old by audition date) to 18 at the Blanding Street Auditorium. All audition material will be provided.
Black River Youth Athletics Track and Football Program will begin Thursday, April 16, at the Williamsburg County Recreation Department, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. This free program includes workouts, conditioning and training for ages seven to 12. Registration is required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (571) 337-8228.