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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 May.

A.A. Meetings

If you drink, that’s your business. If you want to be sober, that’s our business. A.A.  (843) 697-3321.

Seniors Patrol

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.

Yoga

Regular yoga class for beginners are held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.  The classes require no experience with yoga, but if you have experience with yoga you’ll feel right at home. More challenging postures and sequences are offered depending on the situation and who is attending. Classes tend to be about an hour long. Please make your reservation for a class at least a day ahead of time by calling Evelyn Cloy, instructor at (843) 870-5876, use the phone or text. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings. Additional classes maybe available during any week, so call about this. You may want to attend more than one weekly class. Classes are located at 305 Hampton Ave., Kingstree, please use the door at the hall that does not face Hampton Ave. find it on the left of the building.

Senior Bingo

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.”

Aerobics

The Town of Kingstree Parks and Recreation will have aerobics every Tuesday at 9 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information call Toma’yia Green at (843) 355-7789.

Volunteers

Seniors and disabled adults in your community are homebound and need your help getting to doctor 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.

Concert

From cruise ship show rooms to galas, electric violinist Stephen and Jeff Neil deliver a high-energy dynamic show you do not want to miss! Their unique blend of classical training and modern technology allows the duo to create cutting-edge arrangements of music from different time periods of cultures from around the world. Returning to Lake City after performing at Artsfields in 2018, they will be at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens, 100 New Zion Rd., on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. with a dessert reception. For more information call (843) 374-8611.

Book Sales

Williamsburg Friends of the Library will be having book sales each month throughout 2019 at the library in the Genealogy & South Carolina section. There will be a good selection of gently used books for all ages with great prices. Ask at the library how you can join Friends of the Library to share ideas to accomplish its goals. Applications are available. Check the FB page for more information on events held at the library. Sale dates are May 18, June 22, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Book Signing

Williamsburg Friends of the Library will be hosting Lauretta E. Joyner on May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. She will be presenting her book “Respect Me.” Joyner is one of several authors who have a Williamsburg County and South Carolina connections that the Friends are hosting in upcoming months. Books will be available for purchase and signing.  Join them in support of her literary endeavors. The public is invited. There is no cost.

Book Signing

Williamsburg Friends of the Library will be hosting Darren Wright, formerly from Williamsburg County, on May 24, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.  An article on Mr. Wright was published in the March 13, edition of The News. Wright is a graduate of Kingstree Senior High Class of 1999. He will be sharing his book “A Handbook for Parents for Children with Special Needs.” He is one of several authors who have Williamsburg County and South Carolina connections that the Friends are hosting in upcoming months. Join them in support of his literary endeavors. The public is invited. There is no cost.

Programming

Rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders interested in working in teams to program microcontrollers and robots and explore digital communications between linked hardware and the Internet of things may apply for iTeams Extreme Next Generation. The event will be held June 17 to June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Kingstree Middle School, 710 3rd Ave., Kingstree. The application deadline is May 31. To learn more and apply online at www.scgssm.org/iteams.

Intervention

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

Schedule Change

The Kingstree/Hemingway Magistrate office will have new office hours, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Camp

United Community Foundation announces its Annual Basketball Camp and Cheerleading/Dance Camp to be held this summer, July 11 to July 13, at the Williamsburg County Recreation Center and E-911 Gymnasium, 2084 Thurgood Marshall Hwy., Kingstree. Details and registration available at ucfcamp2019.eventbrite.com. For more information send inquiries to unitedcommunitysc@gmail.com or call (843) 245-7202.

Meeting

Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Board of Director will have a meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at the Chavis Head Start/Early Head Start Center, 2811 S. State Hwy. 41-51, Hemingway.

Session #7

Williamsburg County First Steps will host session #7 of the Child Care Training and Professional Development on Saturday, May 11, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Annex Staff Professional Development Room, 500 North Academy Street Building A, Kingstree. Crystal Campbell, early childhood consultant of CYC Educational Consulting, LLC will conduct the training. At the completion of this session childcare providers will receive 5.0 hours of DSS Credit. Please contact Shakira Fulton, program assistant at (843) 355-1031 to register for the training.

Meeting

Williamsburg County First Steps Partnership Board will have a called board meeting on Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Williamsburg County School District Professional Development Room Building A, 500 North Academy Street, Kingstree. Williamsburg County citizens concerned about improving early childhood education and school readiness are encouraged to attend.