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SLED investigating allegations made against Williamsburg County DSN, state agency confirms

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation by the Williamsburg County Board of Disabilities and Special needs, according to a statement by the state Department of Disabilities and Special Needs. South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SC DDSN) officials initiated an...
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Williamsburg County gets more than $20 million in funding for flood prevention

Williamsburg County has received a grant for more than $20 million for flood prevention. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has awarded the county $24.7 million dollars to address flooding in the Black River watershed that covers roughly two-thirds of the county. The county applied for the funding through the NRCS’ Watershed Flood Prevention Operations program.
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"Stomp out the Stigma" for mental health

Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Kingstree will be hosting a "Mental Health Back To School Luau" for the communities of Williamsburg County. This affair is designed to "Stomp out the Stigma" for Mental Health. This event will take place Thursday, August 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 501 Nelson Blvd., Kingstree. The event is sponsored by the local agencies of Williamsburg County. They include: DSS, DJJ, DDSN, Voc. Rehab., Waccamaw EOC, Sheriff's Dept., Fire Dept., and Williamsburg County Government.

Hurricane re-entry passes available for Williamsburg County residents

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Williamsburg County Emergency Management Division is reminding residents that hurricane re-entry passes are now available for the 2022 hurricane season. The passes allow residents that have evacuated during a hurricane to return to their homes. They also help with the distribution of emergency...
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Williamsburg County School District expects little impact from merger on bus routes

Williamsburg County School District expects little negative impact on the travel time to and from school for students from the Greeleyville area as high school aged kids are transferred to Kingstree. Brian McKnight, the director of student services for Williamsburg County School District, said that he anticipates that some high...

HopeHealth celebrates National Health Center Week

HopeHealth will celebrate National Health Center Week next week with employee-appreciation activities, advocacy efforts, events for local elected officials, and more. National Health Center Week is held every August to bring awareness to the importance of community health centers like HopeHealth. The week-long celebration includes contributions from community health centers throughout the country, highlighting their missions and accomplishments while encouraging people to support their local centers.

Indoor mask use recommended as COVID-19 levels rise in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina’s health leaders are recommending the use of face masks in indoor settings, including schools and workplaces, as COVID levels rise across the state. Multiple counties in the Lowcountry – including Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown and Williamsburg – are among those with high community levels of COVID-19 transmission, according […]

Crews respond to fire at funeral home in Kingstree

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCBD) – Crews battled a structure fire at a funeral home in Kingstree on Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported at Redmond-Richardson Funeral Home off of North Brooks Street. Officials with the Williamsburg County Fire Department said firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the front of the building. A portion […]
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Citadel Brands begins operations after having a soft opening

Citadel Brands, one of the newest industries in Williamsburg County has begun operations after having a soft opening. The warehouse located on U.S. 52 has begun shipping product after supply chain issues and delays in shutting down operations in Charlotte extended the date of the grand opening. “Anytime you're starting,...

Crews contain commercial structure fire in Kingstree

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Firefighters contained a commercial structure fire Thursday afternoon in Kingstree. Crews with the Williamsburg County Fire Department responded to Main Street near Brooks Street to provide mutual aid to the Kingstree Fire Department. When they arrived the fire was active, and part of Main and...

Company offers safe, affordable non-emergency medical transportation

ALT Transportation Services LLC is a family owned and operated non-emergency medical transportation business run by mother and son duo Angela Walker and Tavis Hemingway. The company opened in July 2021 and offers safe and affordable non-emergency medical transportation servicing Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Marion, Florence, Williamsburg and Darlington counties. They also offer rides to Charleston.
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Duke Energy responds to rising costs with $100,000 in grants to senior mobile meal programs in South Carolina

• Funding will support 23 programs that serve more than 10,000 seniors. • Effort will help reduce pain at the pump felt by many volunteer drivers. When times are tough and many feel a strain on their pocketbooks, older South Carolinians who are already in need of nutritious meals and the nonprofits that serve them can and do struggle to just get by.

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Firefighters contained a commercial structure fire Thursday afternoon in Kingstree. Masking again recommended while indoors in the Lowcountry. Masks are now recommended to be worn indoors while in public places in the Lowcountry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 County Check. Working Wednesdays: SC Works...
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Riverkeeper returns home as steward for two waterways

Erin Donmoyer needs a bigger boat. She has a kayak, but that isn’t practical for her new job as the Riverkeeper for the Black and Sampit rivers. “There was talk of a potential Jet Ski donation,” Donmoyer said. “It’d be a sight to see.”. She was...
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Congressman Clyburn secures nearly $28 million for South Carolina community projects in federal funding bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Congressman James E. Clyburn secured nearly $28 million in funding for nine projects in South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District as part of the 2023 fiscal year minibus appropriations bill passed by the House today. The Community Project Funding (CPF) allocations were requested by local entities to address community needs.
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Kirby, Sabb attempt to unite District 101 across arbitrary line separating counties

Lake City — On U.S. 52 there is a line separating the Florence County town of Lake City and Williamsburg County, but to some that line is just arbitrary. This point was made repeatedly at a campaign victory event held by Roger Kirby in Lake City on July 21. The event was the last in a trio made by Kirby with the two previous being held in Kingstree and Greeleyville. Speakers from both sides of the line noted the similarities between the two areas, the economic development benefiting both areas along U.S. 52, the history of Lake City beginning in Williamsburg County and that many have family living on both sides of the line.