Williamsburg County

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.

  Man wanted in deadly Williamsburg Co. shooting turns himself in

Williamsburg Co. cuts recycling center hours due to budget shortfall

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

  FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch to continue into Tuesday morning

Man wanted in deadly Kingstree shooting arrested in Horry County

Coroner identifies woman killed in shooting in Kingstree

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

  Williamsburg County deputies responding to deadly shooting in Kingstree

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

  Former maintenance worker suing Williamsburg County School District

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

  Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Nesmith

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

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

  Deputies: Body found identified as man reported missing by family

  Williamsburg County Council passes ordinance to fix budget deficit

  Authorities: Mandatory evacuation lifted following fire involving herbicides in Greeleyville

  SC investigators arrest 2nd suspect in killing of USPS employee

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.

  Kingstree woman accused of trying to sneak cigarettes, cell phones into Turbeville prison

A woman from Kingstree who worked at the Turbeville correctional facility has been charged after she allegedly tried to give contraband to a prisoner.

Police release picture of suspect wanted for armed robbery, assault at Kingstree Dollar General

Authorities have released a picture of an armed robbery suspect who assaulted two employees at a business in Kingstree.

  Williamsburg County School district to have four-day work week for most teachers

A 4-day work week is the new reality for most teachers in Williamsburg County. The State Department of Education says it’s the only district in the state testing this model.

Report: Kingstree Water Department employee kept customer payments for herself

Investigators have arrested a Kingstree Water Department employee accused of collecting cash from customers and keeping the money for herself.

Lowcountry school districts release school calendars for 2019-2020 year

School districts across the Lowcountry have released their calendars for the new year.

  Sheriff’s office: Victim shot in the neck following altercation at Andrews home

Deputies are investigating after an altercation at an Andrews home led to someone being shot in the neck.

  Highway Patrol searching for information in Williamsburg County hit-and-run

Investigators with the Highway Patrol are searching for information in a hit-and-run in Williamsburg County over the weekend.

Authorities investigating after three people shot in Kingstree

According to the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, it happened at the Green Acres subdivision.

Crews extinguish house fire near Kingstree

Williamsburg County firefighters extinguished a house fire early Friday morning in the Beulah community near Kingstree.

  Williamsburg Co. county EMS director claims she was pushed into retirement because of race

he woman who served as the Williamsburg County director of emergency medical services claims in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that she was pushed into resigning from her position and retiring because she is white

  Congregation set to have service on Sunday outside church destroyed by fire

The Bethlehem Baptist Church in Salters was destroyed by an early morning fire and nothing but a few walls remain.

  Church fire in Williamsburg Co. under control, authorities say

Firefighters are responding to a church fire in Williamsburg County

Lowcountry man accused of sexually assaulting children between the ages of 2 and 16

Authorities have arrested a 53-year-old Lowcountry man accused of sexually assaulting children for decades. The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office arrested John Dan Cook of Andrews on June 4.

Authorities searching for missing Lowcountry teenager

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Nakiah Hart from Kingstree. She has been missing since May 27 and is believed to be in the Lake City area.

  Williamsburg County department under investigation over employee pay

A Williamsburg County department is now under an internal investigation for an alleged violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act.

  Williamsburg County avoids government shutdown by passing budget

Williamsburg County avoided a government shutdown Tuesday night after passing the budget for the year.

Williamsburg County government shutdown looms as special council meeting planned for Tuesday

A Williamsburg County government shutdown is looming as the county continues working to balance a budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

  Williamsburg County budget deficit unresolved after special council meeting

Williamsburg County is still considering options to balance it's proposed 2019-2020 fiscal year

  Family reaches settlement in lawsuit against Williamsburg County, EMS

The family of a Williamsburg County man who died in December 2015 reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging the EMS workers failed to properly get him to a hospital, resulting in his death.

Sheriff’s office warns of scammers pretending to be deputies, demanding money to avoid arrest

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is the latest law enforcement agency to warn of a scam in which callers pretend to be deputies urge would-be victims to pay money to prevent a warrant being issued for their arrest.

  Classroom Champions: CE Murray teacher wants Lego Robot System for STEM students

A teacher in the Williamsburg County School District is enthusiastic that a special Lego set would increase her high school students' exposure to STEM careers. But there's no money in the budget for this Lego robot system, so she's turning to the Donors choose website.

  FIRST ALERT: Potentially-dangerous heat continues with slight cooling by weekend

A string of excessive heat will persist throughout the Lowcountry for a few more days.

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for Sunday

Temperatures during the Memorial Day weekend will be near record-breaking highs and could hit the century mark.

’Am I dreaming or is it true?’: SC ‘Morehouse man’ graduates with no student debt after extraordinary gift

"This is definitely a blessing...to have this cleared is a heavy burden lifted off me and my parents."

  Deputies seeking info after one dead following shooting at Lowcountry nightclub

Investigators are seeking information after one person was killed in a shooting at a nightclub in Williamsburg County.

15 SC counties, entire Lowcountry, now facing drought conditions

State climate and water utility officials are urging people to take steps to conserve water after a state committee declared 15 counties, including all of the Lowcountry, to be under a drought Tuesday.

  FIRST ALERT: All severe watches dropped for the Lowcountry

All severe thunderstorm watches for the Lowcountry have ended.This follows after an afternoon of storms that passed through the area Sunday afternoon.

  Coroner: Woman killed in ATV accident

Williamsburg County authorities say one person died and two others were injured following an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle in the Andrews area.

  LOOK HERE: 2 Lowcountry districts cancel school ahead of Wednesday teacher rally

Two Lowcountry school districts have announced plans to close schools Wednesday because of the number of teachers they anticipate will travel to Columbia for an education rally.

Deputies: Hemingway man charged with attempted murder after domestic dispute; one injured

A Hemingway man is charged with attempted murder after a domestic dispute on Friday morning resulted in one being injured, Williamsburg deputies say.

Deputies arrest suspect in Williamsburg Co. shooting that injured one

According to investigators, Nesmith allegedly shot the victim after a verbal dispute

Williamsburg deputies looking for person involved in shooting at sports lounge; two injured.

Williamsburg deputies are looking for the person involved in a shooting at a sports lounge which left two people injured.

Williamsburg deputies looking for man involved in shooting; one left injured

Williamsburg deputies are looking for a man who was involved in a shooting on Friday night which left one person injured.

  Man wanted in double murder surrenders to deputies

The suspect in a March 31 double murder in Williamsburg County turned himself in to deputies Thursday night.

  Deputies searching for man wanted on two counts of murder, other charges

Williamsburg County deputies are asking for the pubilc’s help to locate a suspect in a double murder who is also wanted on additional charges.

  Coroner identifies two people killed in Williamsburg County shooting

Authorities have identified two people killed in a shooting in Williamburg County.

  Deputies looking for information after man shot in Kingstree

Deputies are looking for information information after a man was shot twice in Kingstree.

  Deputies: Two arrested after gun battle at Lowcountry community center injures man

Investigators say they have arrested two men after a gun battle at a community center injured another man.

  Crash involving bus, car near Georgetown Co. elementary school sends 22 to hospital

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a serious crash involving a Williamsburg County Transit bus and a car that injured a total of 22 people.

Food Lion to remodel 20 Lowcountry locations, add jobs

Food Lion stores across North and South Carolina, including 20 in the Lowcountry, will soon undergo a $158 million makeover, the grocer’s parent company announced Monday.

Hemingway High boys play for state basketball title

Hemingway High boys basketball team is headed back to the state Class A championship.

  Kingstree native and husband have 11 children, and counting

Meet the Derrico kids.