Williamsburg County

Department of Revenue arrests 17 in S.C. accused of evading state income taxes

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents say 17 people, 14 of them in the Lowcountry, are facing charges related to tax evasion.

Judge grants Williamsburg man new trial in 2009 murder case

Georgetown County crews retrieve missing man’s vehicle near boat landing

Deputies searching for man missing since Monday

Troopers: Fatal Crash on Williamsburg Co.’s Morrisville Road

FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat possible Friday

Sykes Enterprises to close Kingstree call center, impacting 99 workers

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  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory in effect through 7 p.m. for 4 Lowcountry counties

  U.S. Attorney announces indictments against 3 in Andrews postal worker’s killing

Deputies searching for robbers after home invasion leaves 3 wounded

Troopers looking for suspect in hit and run

Williamsburg County schools start Sept. 8 with in-person, virtual classes

  Driver killed in Sunday night single-vehicle crash

New tv show will feature a Kingstree woman and her large family.

I never thought coming from a small town that I would be on national tv, for naturally conceiving 14 children so I just want to say thank you Kingstree.

  Former teacher looking close the distance in learning

Falling back on her teaching experience and utilizing her master’s degree in counseling, Keyatta Oliver has decided to open the Infinite Hope Behavioral Health & Community Outreach Center in the heart of Kingstree.

Sheriff’s Office reduces budget to offset Williamsburg County budget shortage

County officials say the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is reducing its budget to offset the funding shortage in the county’s budget.

Firefighters battle fire at Williamsburg meat packing facility

A fire at a meat packing plant in Hemingway Friday morning caused heavy damage to the building, firefighters say.

  Williamsburg County administrator in isolation after possible COVID-19 exposure

  Council votes to reduce pay for Williamsburg County employees

  Superintendent says Williamsburg Co. students likely to stay home this year

S.C hospital group reports increase in younger patients hospitalized with COVID-19

One dead following crash in Williamsburg County

Williamsburg Civil, Magistrate and Family Courts close due to deputies’ positive COVID-19 tests

Two Williamsburg County federal prison employees test positive for COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Prisons announced on Tuesday that two staff members at Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg near Salters have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Voluntary separation program could be offered to some Williamsburg County employees

Williamsburg County officials are anticipating a 15 percent loss in revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  Kingstree woman receives voicemail with racial slurs

At first the voicemail left on Des McFadden’s phone on Monday sounded like a standard business message but then the man on the phone never hangs up. He is heard speaking to someone else, describing McFadden by using the “N” word.

Pedestrian struck, killed in Williamsburg County crash, troopers say

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pedestrian died after being struck by a vehicle Thursday night in Williamsburg County.

Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Kingstree

The Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for anyone with information on a deadly shooting Tuesday to come forward.

Deputies investigating shooting in Williamsburg County

Deputies are investigating a shooting in Williamsburg County Tuesday afternoon.

  Williamsburg Co. nursing home reports 79 staff and resident COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths

Data released by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control shows the only nursing home in Kingstree with nearly eight dozen confirmed cases among staff and residents over the past 30 days.

  Williamsburg Co. COVID-19 testing clinic adjusts hours because of weather

Weather concerns prompted an adjustment of hours for Wednesday’s COVID-19 testing clinic in Williamsburg County.

One dead following single-car crash in Williamsburg County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Williamsburg County Sunday.

Sheriff’s office seeking information in fatal shooting in Williamsburg County

Authorities are seeking information in a fatal shooting in Williamsburg County that took the life of a 52-year-old man.

  Troopers: 3 killed in crash when vehicle leaves road, strikes tree

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed three people.

  Williamsburg officials, community works to prepare rural hospital for COVID-19

The only hospital in Williamsburg County is working to prepare for more potential COVID-19 patients.

  County leaders issue ‘stay at home’ order for Williamsburg County

County leaders have issued a “stay at home” order for Williamsburg County residents to stay home except for working or doing business with an essential service.

  Family seeks justice after Williamsburg County DUI crash kills mother of three

On Wednesday, nearly five months after the DUI-related crash that killed a 30-year old mother of three young girls, Benjamin Lockliear's preliminary hearing was postponed again.

  Troopers investigating fatal crash that killed pedestrian

A person walking across the road was fatally struck by a vehicle Monday night.

  Williamsburg Co. transit system misuses money and county assets, audit reveals

A months long investigation into Williamsburg County’s Transit Authority has revealed serious misspending by the department.

  The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

Thad Miller got the job, but was told he could only maintain the hair of the black cadets at The Citadel.

LOOK HERE: School districts adjust Friday schedules because of weather

Two Lowcountry school districts announced schedule changes for Friday morning because of predicted inclement weather.

Two people displaced following house fire near Kingstree

Two people were displaced following a house fire near Kingstree on Friday morning. According to fire officials, it happened on Greenlee Street at 2 a.m.

Crews respond to house fire in Williamsburg County

Crews responded to a house fire in Williamsburg County early Thursday morning.

  Man wanted in deadly Williamsburg Co. shooting turns himself in

He turned himself in Tuesday.

Williamsburg Co. cuts recycling center hours due to budget shortfall

Williamsburg County officials say a budget shortfall has caused them to cut the hours at the county recycling center.

  SC inmate claiming doctors missed cancer growth receives $160,000

A former South Carolina inmate, who said doctors missed the cancer growing in his body, received $160,000 by the state’s insurance fund.

  FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch to continue into Tuesday morning

A flash flood watch will continue through Tuesday morning for much of South Carolina.

Man wanted in deadly Kingstree shooting arrested in Horry County

Jail records show Iva Lamar Griffin, 46, was taken into custody by the Horry County police department at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday.

Coroner identifies woman killed in shooting in Kingstree

Authorities have identified a woman who was killed in a shooting in Kingstree.

  Williamsburg County deputies searching for suspect in connection with Kingstree deadly shooting

The man is to be considered armed and extremely dangerous, according to the sheriff's office

  Williamsburg County deputies responding to deadly shooting in Kingstree

Investigators are still on the scene of this shooting

  Classroom Champions: Mrs. K. wants preserved frogs for science students at Kingstree Middle Magnet

The teacher says dissecting frogs will give students real world application and enhance STEM education.

  Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District

A former maintenance worker is suing the Williamsburg County School District and says they fired him for no good reason.

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for $2971 in donations to nine Lowcountry classrooms

From early learners to high school students, your generosity has touched the lives of students of all ages and all subjects. As Classroom Champions, you've donated $2971 to nine classrooms from Georgetown to Ridgeville already this school year.

  Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Nesmith

Williamsburg County deputies say they are searching for the gunman in a shooting that killed one person Tuesday.

Dog found on S.C. road with severe neck wound from chain finds a home

The Williamsburg County Animal Care and Control took to Facebook Thursday to ask for the public’s help in providing medical care for a dog with a severe neck wound.

Deputies arrest man accused of killing one, shooting 2 others in home invasion

Ladarius Kaishawn Evans, 21, of Cades was arrested by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office and the US Marshal Service on Wednesday.

Overnight freeze warning in effect for parts of the Lowcountry

The National Weather Service dropped a freeze watch for several Lowcountry counties, but a freeze warning remains in place for counties further inland.

  SCHP: One dead in Williamsburg Co. crash

One person died late Thursday night in a crash in Williamsburg County.

  DHEC: No immediate threat to people, environment found at site of Williamsburg Co. fire

There was no immediate threat to people or the environment found at the site of a fire in Williamsburg County that involved two large sheds with herbicides, according to state health officials.

  Classroom Champions: Bradley wants materials that will help students in Kingstree to learn about the internet, technology

We use cell phones, laptops and tablets daily. The materials Merrilyn Bradley is requesting will allow her students at Kingstree Middle Magnet to grasp the concept of how circuits make all of these devices work.

  Deputies: Body found identified as man reported missing by family

The Williamsburg County Coroner’s Office identified the body found in a ditch Monday afternoon a man who had been missing since Sunday.

  Williamsburg County Council passes ordinance to fix budget deficit

Williamsburg County has found a way to make up for lost money in their budget.

  Authorities: Mandatory evacuation lifted following fire involving herbicides in Greeleyville

Authorities said a mandatory evacuation has been lifted in Greeleyville following a fire involving multiple structures, some of which contained herbicides, Thursday night.

  SC investigators arrest 2nd suspect in killing of USPS employee

Officials with the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 27-year-old Jerome Terrell Davis of Andrews.

Andrews man faces DUI charges after fatal crash, troopers say

The South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged an Andrews man in a crash Saturday night that killed one and seriously injured a second person.

  For Williamsburg County, proposed MUSC hospital marks ‘new hope’ for rural healthcare

Medical professionals in Williamsburg County hope a new hospital will bring better healthcare to patients living in rural communities.

  Fire damages church in Williamsburg County

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a Sunday afternoon fire that damaged a church in Williamsburg County.

MUSC moving forward with new hospital to serve Williamsburg County

The Medical University of South Carolina is moving forward with plans to build a $50 million hospital to serve people in Williamsburg County.

  SC Department of Education releases report cards on schools, districts

The South Carolina Department of Education released school, district and state report cards Tuesday morning.

  Sheriff: Arrest made in killing of SC postal worker

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office says an arrest has been made in connection with the death of a Williamsburg County postal worker.

Postal worker killed on delivery route to be laid to rest Saturday

Family and friends of the U.S. Postal Service carrier who was shot to death on her delivery route Monday are gathering Saturday for her funeral service.

  White ribbons, bows on mailboxes line the route of murdered SC mail carrier

Dozens of residents in Andrews have placed white bows on their mailboxes in memory of Irene Pressley, their mail carrier who was shot and killed earlier this week.

  Massive investigation underway into shooting death of postal employee

Multiple law enforcement agencies have called a news conference for Friday morning on the homicide of a U.S. Postal Service employee in Andrews.

  Deputies: SC mail carrier killed while on delivery route

Authorities are searching for a suspect in the murder of a Williamsburg County mail carrier.

Coroner: One dead after Williamsburg Co. home invasion

One person has died after a home invasion in Williamsburg County.

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Thursday counties and zip codes eligible to receive automatic replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits because of losses from Hurricane Dorian.

  Troopers looking for car involved in hit-and-run crash that injured police officer

South Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers are looking for a car involved in a hit-and-run which injured a Hemingway police officer and another person in Williamsburg County Wednesday night.

Walmart will trade old car seats for gift cards

Walmart is spending the second half of National Baby Safety Month with a promotion to collect old car seats.

Lowcountry school districts reopening after Dorian

As of Sunday, school districts across the Lowcountry had confirmed their plans to reopen Monday morning after Hurricane Dorian’s close pass along the coastline.

  FIRST ALERT: Dorian leaves thousands out of power after hurricane skirts coast; breezy conditions continue

Hurricane Dorian left more than 200,000 Lowcountry customers in the dark after the Category 3 hurricane skirted the South Carolina coast on Thursday, and some breezy conditions are expected to continue into Friday.