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Kingstree, SCThe Post and Courier

Kingstree doctor retires after successful career in medicine

On May 27, after finishing up with his last patient for the day, Dr. Raymond K. Allen hung up his stethoscope and turned off the lights, capping off a 31-year career in medicine. Dr. Allen and his staff have cared for generations of the same families in Williamsburg County since...
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Pee Dee Coalition receives May Image Award

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award to the Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Assault for May. Pee Dee Coalition is a non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of sexual assault, family violence, child abuse and to the needs of victims. Freda Cox, Williamsburg County Service Coordinator for the past 26 years, said the Coalition was organized in 1986 in Florence and now serves Florence, Darlington, Marion, Chesterfield, Marlboro, Dillon, and Williamsburg Counties. Satellite Crisis Centers are in each county where services are available through a toll -free crisis line on a 24- hour basis and daily through each center. Ms. Cox also noted there is no charge to victims as the Coalition is non- profit. The coalition acquired a building in Kingstree in 2018, and with local support, a long-range plan, and extensive remodeling the community now has a place to assist those who need help or protection. The beautiful old building in the Court House Square also includes an outdoor space that provides a place of calm and serenity for clients. Ms. Cox noted that local support has been strong, but it also takes local assistance to keep the building and programs in place. The Pee Dee Coalition is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that reflects the diversity of the service area. Mary Grace McGee, local Board Chair, explained how she was impressed with the staff and how they interact and support the women who use their services. She also expressed how grateful the Coalition was to have a home in the county and for the support of the community.
Williamsburg County, SCThe Post and Courier

Williamsburg County Community Action Awareness Day Celebration

During the Williamsburg County Community Action Awareness Day Celebration in Kingstree on May 28, 240 families were served during a food distribution held by the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. Sponsored by the Lowcountry Food Bank from Charleston, the drive-through event garnered a big crowd, with many lining up even...
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Williamsburg County Libraries announces programs for the summer

The Williamsburg County Libraries are now open for all activities except for in-house programs and welcome everyone to browse our expanding collection of books and movies and our materials to take home called “Summer in-a-Bag.”. The libraries are pleased to announce Summer Reading begins for children on Monday, June 14....
Kingstree, SCThe Post and Courier

Upcoming Events

The Lane, Greeleyville, and Kingstree Police Departments and the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints during the month of June. If you drink, that’s your business. If you want to be sober, that’s our business. A.A. (843) 697-3321. Special Needs Support. If you are a parent...
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Williamsburg County School District announces 2020-2021 Graduation Plan

To accommodate the students and stakeholders, the Williamsburg County School District (WCSD) have developed the following guidelines for a social-distanced ceremony. Graduation ceremony participation is optional for students and parents. Commencement exercises will begin promptly on Saturday, June 12, 2021 on the football at the designated times for each high...
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Flood Advisory in Williamsburg County, South Carolina

Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages. Williamsburg County South Carolina Urgency: Expected Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely. A Flood Advisory means that localized flooding is possible near small streams, creeks, and especially poor drainage areas. Flooding is also possible at prone low-lying areas along roads, which can make driving hazardous. Stay away from flooded ditches and do not drive across any flooded roads.
Williamsburg County, SCThe Post and Courier

Notice of CAPTURERX data breach

FLORENCE, S.C. (June 4, 2021) – HopeHealth was recently notified that CaptureRx, a third-party business associate provides certain pharmacy support services to many health care providers, experienced a data breach earlier this year that involved over 1.6 million patients at over 120 health care facilities nationwide. This included 963 HopeHealth patients, primarily in the Williamsburg County area. CaptureRx is in the process of sending written notice to all patients affected by the breach.
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State takeover of Williamsburg Co. schools to enter 3rd year

KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCSC) - When Williamsburg County students enter their classrooms this fall, their schools will be entering their third year under control of the state’s Department of Education. The state stepped in after the district failed to meet state standards back in 2018. State Schools Superintendent Molly Spearman declared...
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Motorcyclists killed in crash

Two motorcyclists were killed in a crash that happened on Sunday, May 30, 2021 near Piney Forest Road in Williamsburg County. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol, at approximately 5:00 p.m., the driver of a 2019 Nissan pickup traveling north on SC 41 failed to yield the right of way when turning left and struck two motorcyclists traveling south on SC 41.
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2 motorcyclists killed in Williamsburg Co. crash

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two motorcyclists have died in a collision with a truck. Troopers say they first responded to the scene of the accident at 5 p.m. Sunday. The SCHP says a Nissan truck was driving north on SC 41 when it...
Georgetown County, SCThe Post and Courier

Georgetown County man behind bars in WC Detention Center

A Georgetown County man currently behind bars at the Williamsburg County Detention Center accused of attempted murder, is facing new charges after two bodies were found at a home on Graham Road in Georgetown. The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said they have obtained arrest warrants for 29-year-old Ryan O’Neil Woodruff...