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.

Lowcountry school districts reopening after Dorian

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

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

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

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

Report: Kingstree Water Department employee kept customer payments for herself

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Lowcountry school districts release school calendars for 2019-2020 year

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

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

Authorities investigating after three people shot in Kingstree

Crews extinguish house fire near Kingstree

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

  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

  Williamsburg County avoids government shutdown by passing budget

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

  Williamsburg County budget deficit unresolved after special council meeting

  Family reaches settlement in lawsuit against Williamsburg County, EMS

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

Police searching for person of interest in Kingstree murder

Officials with the Kingstree Police Department are searching for 28-year-old Christopher Anthony Fulton who is described as 6-feet tall and 160 pounds.

Coroner identifies body found behind home; deputies investigating

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the back yard of a home in Hemingway.

Police investigating weekend homicide in Kingstree

Anyone with more information is asked to call Lt. Brockenberry with the department at 843-355-8170

South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Attention South Carolina drivers! Did you save your gas receipts last year? Starting this year, you can claim a portion of that money you spent on gas on your income taxes.

Man arrested for murder after deputies find body in Williamsburg Co. house fire

Deputies have arrested a 38-year-old man after deputies found a body in a house fire.

  FIRST ALERT: Flood warnings in effect near some Lowcountry rivers

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in effect through Sunday afternoon because of the potential of river flooding from heavy rainfall.

Recent study ranks South Carolina the sickest state in U.S.

Have you been feeling a little under the weather recently? A recent study from health technology company, Kinsa, ranked South Carolina as the sickest state in the country.

  Deputies: Missing man found dead with injuries consistent of being struck by a vehicle

Deputies are seeking information after a missing man was found dead with injuries that indicated he was struck by a vehicle.

Report: Attempted murder fugitive attempting to flee deputies crashes into sheriff’s office

A Lowcountry fugitive wanted for attempted murder was arrested after he crashed into the sheriff’s office following a chase with deputies.

Deputies: High-speed chase ends when driver crashes into sheriff’s office

Williamsburg County deputies say one suspect is in custody after leading officers on a chase that ended when the driver crashed into the sheriff’s office building.

  Williamsburg deputies raise money to help Florence shooting victims

Two months after the tragic ambush shooting of officers and deputies in Florence County, the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office hosted an event to raise money for their families. On Saturday, the five officers that were injured and the two that died were honored during a basketball tournament.

Williamsburg County basketball tournament will benefit Florence officers shot in line of duty

The Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a benefit basketball tournament for the law enforcement officers in Florence who were shot in October.

  Deputies working to identify woman’s body found in Nesmith

Williamsburg County deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains found under a bridge in the Nesmith area.

Man facing charges in Salters shooting

Williamsburg County deputies arrested a Salters man in connection with a shooting that sent one victim to the hospital.

Deputies arrest 18-year-old in Williamsburg Co. shooting

Deputies in Williamsburg County arrested an 18-year-old Salters man in connection with a Nov. 9 shooting.

Williamsburg County Sheriff sets up medicine drop off box

The public will have access to the box during normal business hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  Hours after polls close, final voter casts ballot at Johns Island precinct

Voters in some Lowcountry polling places have waited two hours or more to cast their votes while others had to use paper ballots because of voting machine problems.

  Crews respond to fire in Kingstree Saturday night

Williamsburg County Fire Department responded to a reports of a fire, Saturday night. At approximately 8:30 p.m., crews were dispatched to a fire on Poplar Road, according to Williamsburg County Fire Department Chief Randy Swinton.

  Lowcountry Food Bank helps hand out food ahead of flooding in Williamsburg Co.

Residents of Williamsburg County received help ahead of potential flooding from Hurricane Florence on Friday.

Williamsburg Co. detectives investigating deadly double shooting

Two people have died after a shooting in Williamsburg County

  Deputies looking to identify suspects in attempted gas station break-in

Williamsburg County deputies are looking to identify three people wanted in an attempted break-in at a gas station.

  DHEC hearing Thursday will shed more light on possible Williamsburg Co. quarry

DHEC is scheduled to hold a public hearing about the controversial possibility of a limestone mine in Williamsburg County Thursday night.

  Coroner: Family members in triple killing died of gunshot wounds

The Williamsburg County Coroner's Office said the three family members found dead near Hemingway were shot to death.

  2 facing charges in Kingstree double shooting

Deputies arrested two suspects in a shooting that sent two victims to the hospital.