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Williamsburg Co. cuts recycling center hours due to budget shortfall | News Break
12/28/2019
Williamsburg Co. cuts recycling center hours due to budget shortfall | News Break

Williamsburg Co. cuts recycling center hours due to budget shortfall | News Break

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Williamsburg County officials say a budget shortfall has caused them to cut the hours at the county recycling center. Beginning on Jan. 6, 2020, the recycling center will only be open three days per week instead of six. The center will now be open from 7 a.m. to 5:...

A Crime a Day on Twitter
12/17/2019
A Crime a Day on Twitter

A Crime a Day on Twitter

“18 USC §954 makes it a federal crime to lie under oath about a controversy between a foreign government and the United States, knowing the lie may be used to influence action by the United States.”

A Crime a Day on Twitter
12/16/2019
A Crime a Day on Twitter

A Crime a Day on Twitter

“21 USC §352 & 21 CFR §801.405(b)(2) make it a federal crime to sell emergency denture repair kits unless the word "emergency" appears conspicuously on the package.”

Trump administration proposes Social Security rule changes that could cut off thousands of disabled recipients
12/13/2019
Trump administration proposes Social Security rule changes that could cut off thousands of disabled recipients

Trump administration proposes Social Security rule changes that could cut off thousands of disabled recipients

The Trump administration is proposing changes to Social Security that could terminate disability payments to hundreds of thousands of Americans, particularly older people and children. The new rule would change aspects of disability reviews -- the methods by which the Social Security Administration....

South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements
12/13/2019
South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

WASHINGTON — Although the courts have so farblocked President Trump’s attempts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, his administration announced on Thursday that it would allow a 10th state, South Carolina, to condition Medicaid eligibility for many poor adults on proving that the...

Call for submissions: ArtFields Jr. looking for work from students grades 1-12
12/07/2019
Call for submissions: ArtFields Jr. looking for work from students grades 1-12

Call for submissions: ArtFields Jr. looking for work from students grades 1-12

ArtFields, the Lake City, S.C. arts festival and competition that celebrates Southern artists each year, has a "junior" version that's open to all South Carolina students, grades 1-12. Submissions are open now through Feb. 13, 2020.

Deputies investigating fatal shooting inside Roses Express in Kingstree
12/07/2019
Deputies investigating fatal shooting inside Roses Express in Kingstree

Deputies investigating fatal shooting inside Roses Express in Kingstree

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Kingstree are investigating a fatal shooting that happened inside a Roses Express. According to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened Friday afternoon inside the department store in Highway 52.

1 dead in Williamsburg County shooting
12/06/2019
1 dead in Williamsburg County shooting

1 dead in Williamsburg County shooting

Deputies are on scene of a shooting Friday afternoon on Highway 52 in the Kingstree community of Williamsburg County, according to Lt. Daryel Moyd with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred at the Rose's store in the Kingstree area. The Coronor's Office has responded.

Can you help? Missing South Carolina teen suffers from impairment
12/06/2019
Can you help? Missing South Carolina teen suffers from impairment

Can you help? Missing South Carolina teen suffers from impairment

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The sheriff’s office is seeking help to locate a missing Florence County teenager. Clarence Vashon McDowell, 17, of Woods Bay Road, Olanta, was last seen at his residence on Nov. 14. At this time, Investigators do not believe McDowell is in imminent danger, but according to...

Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District
11/28/2019
Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District

Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A former maintenance worker is suing the Williamsburg County School District and says they fired him for no good reason. Winfred Session was fired in March of this year.

Moore Farms Botanical Garden debuts Festival of Trees
11/24/2019
Moore Farms Botanical Garden debuts Festival of Trees

Moore Farms Botanical Garden debuts Festival of Trees

LAKE CITY, S.C. – The Festival of Trees will debut Dec. 6-7 at Moore Farms Botanical Garden, the first holiday-themed public event held at the garden. Presented in conjunction with Lake City Creative Alliance’s Hometown Holidays celebration, the Festival of Trees combines two public visitation d...

Cades man charged with murder
11/22/2019
Cades man charged with murder

Cades man charged with murder

A suspect has been charged with murder in connection to a November 15, shooting on Pickens Road in the Sandridge community. Ladarius Kaishawn Evans, 21, of Cades was charged with Murder, four counts of Attempted Murder, Burglary and Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime in connection to the....

Letters About Literature Contest Opens November 1, 2019Have you ever read a story that changed your life? Literature is ...
11/11/2019
Letters About Literature Contest Opens November 1, 2019 | ReadSC

Letters About Literature Contest Opens November 1, 2019
Have you ever read a story that changed your life? Literature is a powerful tool that allows us to gain knowledge about the world around us, and understand perspectives we may not have considered before. This is an opportunity to write an author and explain how their writing impacted your world view.

Letters About Literature is a reading-writing contest that encourages students to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre explaining how that author’s work changed your way of thinking about the world or yourself. In South Carolina, there are three competition levels with three winners at each level: Level I for children in grades 4-6; Level II for grades 7 & 8, and Level III, grades 9–12. For each level, first place winners receive $100, second place winners receive $50, and third place winners receive $25, courtesy of the South Carolina State Library Foundation.
https://www.readsc.org/letters-about-literature

Multiple structures burning near Greeleyville, residents asked to avoid hazmat scene
10/31/2019
Multiple structures burning near Greeleyville, residents asked to avoid hazmat scene

Multiple structures burning near Greeleyville, residents asked to avoid hazmat scene

Fire crews responded to multiple structures burning near Greeleyville on Thursday night. According to fire officials, just after 6:30 p. m. , firefighters were at the hazmat scene. Crews urged residents to avoid the area and to shelter in place with windows and doors shut. Fire crews responded to mu...

Man found dead outside Williamsburg County home
10/30/2019
Man found dead outside Williamsburg County home

Man found dead outside Williamsburg County home

A man has been found dead outside a home in Williamsburg County near the Florence County line, according to Williamsburg County Deputy Coroner William Horton. Horton said at this time, they don't suspect any foul play, but he's having an autopsy done on the man's body just to make sure they've cover...

Which South Carolina schools receive the least state student aid?
10/21/2019
Which South Carolina schools receive the least state student aid?

Which South Carolina schools receive the least state student aid?

Denmark Technical College, Remington College-Columbia Campus and Williamsburg Technical College reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among South Carolina schools, according to an analysis of federal data.

Authorities searching for endangered 72-year-old man last seen in Sumter
10/21/2019
Authorities searching for endangered 72-year-old man last seen in Sumter

Authorities searching for endangered 72-year-old man last seen in Sumter

SUMTER, SC (WBTW) – Authorities are searching for a man who went missing and is in danger. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division issued an Endangered Person Notification Sunday for 72-year-old Larry Edward Wilson.

Classroom Champions: Kingstree teacher wants interactive math notebooks for students
10/16/2019
Classroom Champions: Kingstree teacher wants interactive math notebooks for students

Classroom Champions: Kingstree teacher wants interactive math notebooks for students

In Loretta Easterling's 8th math grade class, traditional education students and students who require assistance are learning the third "R." She teaches at Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts. This unique program is a math inclusion class.

Fire damages church in Williamsburg County
10/13/2019
Fire damages church in Williamsburg County

Fire damages church in Williamsburg County

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A church is Williamsburg County is damaged following a fire Sunday afternoon. Crews were dispatched to East Broad Street in Hemingway and reported finding heavy smoke coming from inside the building.

Opinion | The Humiliation of Lindsey Graham
10/10/2019
Opinion | The Humiliation of Lindsey Graham

Opinion | The Humiliation of Lindsey Graham

He traded his honor to be “relevant” as a Trump adviser. But on Syria, Trump didn’t bother to ask what he thought.

ArtFields 2020 Submissions
10/10/2019
ArtFields 2020 Submissions

ArtFields 2020 Submissions

Submissions for ArtFields 2020 is open! Are you an artist? Do you know an artist? Individuals or collaborative groups from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia are eligible to submit to the compet...

Man charged in shooting death of SC mail carrier denied bond
09/30/2019
Man charged in shooting death of SC mail carrier denied bond

Man charged in shooting death of SC mail carrier denied bond

ANDREWS, SC (WBTW) – A man has been denied bond on murder charges in the shooting death of a mail carrier that shocked a community. Irene Pressley was shot and killed while on her mail route, a route she serviced for 22 years. Her death has attracted national attention and prompted heartfelt tribu...

22-yr-old charged with Lowcountry postal worker's murder
09/29/2019
22-yr-old charged with Lowcountry postal worker's murder

22-yr-old charged with Lowcountry postal worker's murder

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCIV) — An arrest has been made after a U.S. Postal Service rural mail carrier was shot to death earlier this week in South Carolina. Trevor Raekwon Seward, 22, was arrested early Saturday morning, Sept. 28, on a charge of murder, according to the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Off...

Sheriff: Arrest made following Lowcountry postal worker killing
09/28/2019
Sheriff: Arrest made following Lowcountry postal worker killing

Sheriff: Arrest made following Lowcountry postal worker killing

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCIV) — An arrest has been made after a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was shot to death earlier in the week. According to Williamsburg County Sheriff Stephen Gardner on Saturday, an arrest was made in connection to the death of Irene Pressley, 64. The name of the person arreste...

Committee Announces “Leo Twiggs Day” in St. Stephen
09/28/2019
Committee Announces “Leo Twiggs Day” in St. Stephen

Committee Announces “Leo Twiggs Day” in St. Stephen

The Committee for “the Dr. Leo F. Twiggs Day”, the Town of St. Stephen, and the Greater Community of St. Stephen, are planning a “Celebration Showcasing the Life and Legacy

Family of postal worker killed asks killer to come forward
09/28/2019
Family of postal worker killed asks killer to come forward

Family of postal worker killed asks killer to come forward

ANDREWS, S.C. (WCIV) — Family members of the Williamsburg County postal worker killed along her route say they want the killer to come forward. "The family’s devastated. The whole community's devastated," said Terrell Lewis, nephew of Irene Pressley. "I want the truth to come to the light. I wan...

Postal worker found shot to death in Williamsburg County
09/25/2019
Postal worker found shot to death in Williamsburg County

Postal worker found shot to death in Williamsburg County

A postal worker was found shot to death in Williamsburg County on Monday. A passerby found 64-year-old Irene Pressley dead Monday near her car on Morrisville Highway in the Andrews community of Williamsburg Highway, according to Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight. McKnight said she worked...

U.S. Postal worker killed in Williamsburg County
09/25/2019
U.S. Postal worker killed in Williamsburg County

U.S. Postal worker killed in Williamsburg County

ANDREWS, SC (WBTW) – The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Postal Service are looking for information regarding a letter carrier that was killed Monday. Accordi…

Coroner: One dead after Williamsburg Co. home invasion
09/24/2019
Coroner: One dead after Williamsburg Co. home invasion

Coroner: One dead after Williamsburg Co. home invasion

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - One person has died after a home invasion in Williamsburg County. The coroner identified the victim as 46-year-old Marck McCrea of Deer Road in the Kingstree area.

South Carolina mail carrier shot to death on delivery route
09/24/2019
South Carolina mail carrier shot to death on delivery route

South Carolina mail carrier shot to death on delivery route

KINGSTREE, S.C. - Authorities in South Carolina are looking for whoever shot and killed a U.S. Postal Service worker who was on her delivery route. News outlets report 64-year-old Irene Pressley was found dead Monday in Williamsburg County.

State laws prohibit killing snakes in Georgia, South Carolina
09/23/2019
State laws prohibit killing snakes in Georgia, South Carolina

State laws prohibit killing snakes in Georgia, South Carolina

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - There are more than forty species of snakes in Georgia and South Carolina. Chances are the one you stumble across in your yard is not one of the six venomous ones in our region.

Massive 12-foot, 700lb. alligator captured in South Carolina
09/20/2019
Massive 12-foot, 700lb. alligator captured in South Carolina

Massive 12-foot, 700lb. alligator captured in South Carolina

SANTEE, S.C. - A group of hunters caught a massive American alligator in the Santee River on Sunday. A Facebook post showing the alligator went viral on Facebook. George Mourounas has received nearly 10,000 shares.

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