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S.C. Senate approves 20-week abortion ban

By Jeremy Borden

Post and Courier

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:26 p.m.

COLUMBIA — A hard-line abortion opponent dropped his objection Wednesday to a measure that limits abortion at 20 weeks, allowing the Senate to …

1 child killed in Aiken County school bus wreck

The Associated Press

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 11:54 a.m.

BEECH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Aiken County school officials say one child has died and two other people were hurt when a tractor trailer rig …

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Drug drop box installed at Georgetown Sheriff’s Office

From staff reports

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 4:50 p.m.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is offering the public a chance to dispose of unused or unwanted prescription medications and, in turn, …

Hemingway man found dead UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:57 a.m.

According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office, on May 26, at approximately 1:30 p. m. deputies responded to the address of 3081 South State Highway 41/51 in Hemingway to the report of an unresponsive male. Deputies along with Williamsburg County EMS responded to the scene. Deputies were advised by EMS that …

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A View From The PastEvents of past years as chronicled through the county newspapers UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:01 a.m.

100 Years Ago

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COMMUNITY EVENTS UPDATED

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Wednesday, May 27

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Spokesperson: ArcelorMittal will entertain purchase offers for Georgetown steel mill UPDATED

From staff reports

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:12 a.m.

A Florida entrepreneur has expressed interest in purchasing the steel mill owned by ArcelorMittal more than a decade after twice trying to buy it. …

GKCU awards more scholarships to class of 2015 UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union (GKCU) is honored to recognize 10 area high school seniors from the graduating class of 2015 as this year’s GKCU …

ROUNETTE BROWN, Greeleyville

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:46 p.m.

ROUNETTE BROWN, Greeleyville -Funeral services for Rounette Brown, conducted by the Rev. Phillip Boyd and Pastor Tommy Woods, were held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Greeleyville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. John Cemetery of Greeleyville. Ms. Brown died Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was …

Ardis selected as new president and CEO of Santee Electric Cooperative UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 1:11 p.m.

KINGSTREE, South Carolina -- Santee Electric Cooperative's board of trustees announces the hiring of Rob Ardis, of Florence, South Carolina, as the new president and CEO.  Ardis will replace Santee Electric CEO Floyd L. Keels and begins Aug. 1, 2015.     "After a comprehensive, nationwide search, the Board selected Rob from a pool of highly …

Solomon Montgomery, Pineville UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Solomon Montgomery, Pineville - Funeral services for Solomon Montgomery, conducted by the Rev. Benjamin Milligan, were held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Redeemer R.E. Church of Pineville. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Blanding Cemetery of Pineville. Mr. Montgomery died Tuesday, May 12, 2015 in Pineville. He was born January …

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated celebrates 107 years UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is a service organization founded by a group of inspired women on the campus of Howard University in 1908. …

A true blessing (Letter to the Editor)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:13 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Gertrude Coursey, Kingstree

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Gertrude Coursey, Kingstree - Funeral services for Gertrude Pressley Coursey were held Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Kingstree Cemetery of Kingstree. Ms. Coursey died Sunday, May 10, 2015. She was born August 30, 1952, in Kingstree, the daughter of …

I’m changing my speech prices: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:13 p.m.

I’m changing my speech prices starting today. Can you believe it? Hillary is reporting that she and Bill made $25 million in 2014. Hillary …

Muriel Pippin, Kngstree

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Muriel Pippin, Kngstree - Muriel Billie Pippin, 88, of Raeford, died Sunday, May 3, 2015. A memorial service will be held at Kingstree United Methodist Church, 510 N. Longstreet Street, Kingstree on Saturday, May 30, at 11:00 a.m. Mrs. Pippin was predeceased by her husband, Charles Wesley Pippin, formerly of Raeford, and her sister, Jerry Perrin, …

Vital Aging staff bids farewell to Foster Grandparents

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The Foster Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon, held May 13, at the Kennedy Center in Greeleyville, was extra special as students of the Williamsburg …

Students awarded scholarships UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

At the beginning of the school year, The Law Office of Doward Keith Harvin, L.L.C. announced that it would present The Enoch James McFadden Student …

School board rejects meeting offer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

George Brown’s hope of having a meeting with the Williamsburg County School District Board of Trustees has been dashed.

Former House of Representative Ken Kennedy passes away

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Kenneth “Ken” Kennedy, one of Williamsburg County most respected and accomplished native sons, died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at his …

Salters man arrested

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a Salters man with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 1st Degree.

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Obituaries May 27, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:35 p.m.

Death Notice

Upcoming Events, May 27

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:39 p.m.

ART & CULTURE:

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Memorial holiday service held at new Georgetown County Veterans Memorial UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 11:32 a.m.

On Memorial Day, the 10 flags at the new Georgetown County Veterans Memorial flew at half-staff above dozens of veterans, military families and …

Sheila Forester, Kingstree

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:45 p.m.

Sheila Forester, Kingstree - Sheila Smith Forester, 51, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her apartment in Florence. Funeral services were held Friday, May 22, 2015, at Williamsburg Baptist Church. Burial, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home, followed at Williamsburg Cemetery. Mrs. Forester was born November 14, 1963, in Florence, the daughter of …

Community & Faith, May 27

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:39 p.m.

Program - Lady Christ-N-Ty Youth Ministry sponsors youth programs every second Sunday of the month. If you are looking for youth to come to your church to perform praise dancing and singing, lifting the name of Jesus. For more information contact TeaTon at ladychrist_n_ty@yahoo. com

Local author pens first book UPDATED

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

Mary Woods McClam recently released her first publication, As A Good Mother Should. A native of Williamsburg County, McClam presently lives in …

Mattie Morris, Nemsith

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

Mattie Morris, Nemsith - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lue Samuel Morris, conducted by the Rev. Warren Murdock, Sr., were held Friday, May 15, 2015, at Friendship United Methodist Church of Nesmith. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Friendship United Methodist Church Cemetery #2 of Nesmith. Mrs. Morris died Sunday, May 10, …

MARY GOODMAN, Alvin

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:32 p.m.

MARY GOODMAN, Alvin - Funeral services for Mary Goodman, conducted by the Rev. Henry Lee Lloyd and the Rev. Charlie Goodman, were held Friday, May 15, 2015, at Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Church of Alvin. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Emanuel Reformed Episcopal Churchyard Cemetery of Alvin. Ms. Goodman died Friday, May 8, …

Herbert Morris, Jr., Andrews

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 4:44 p.m.

Herbert Morris, Jr., Andrews - Funeral services for Herbert “Head Morris” Morris, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Roger L. Washington and Bishop Michael Shackleford, were held Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Mt. Lebanon AME Church of Andrews. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Mt. Lebanon AME Church Cemetery of Andrews. Mr. …

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