Williamsburg County

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

Officials with Tidelands Health say hospitalizations they are seeing from COVID-19 dispels a myth that only elderly people become seriously ill from the coronavirus.

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

Voluntary separation program could be offered to some Williamsburg County employees

  Kingstree woman receives voicemail with racial slurs

Pedestrian struck, killed in Williamsburg County crash, troopers say

Deputies investigating fatal shooting in Kingstree

Deputies investigating shooting in Williamsburg County

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

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

One dead following single-car crash in Williamsburg County

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

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

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

  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

LOOK HERE: School districts adjust Friday schedules because of weather

Two people displaced following house fire near Kingstree

Crews respond to house fire in Williamsburg County

  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

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.

  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.