WTC instructor completes faculty academy program

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College’s (WTC) Math Instructor Willie Bryant recently completed the South Carolina Technical College System Faculty …

The Lion King Jr. UPDATED

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:52 p.m.

The Georgetown County School District B.E.A.C.H. drama program practices The Lion King Jr. on June 23, 2015. There will be two showings of the play, …

S.C. Outstanding Biology Teacher of 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The National Association of Biology Teachers, in conjunction with Carolina Biological Supply Company, Leica Microsystems, and The South Carolina …

Local firefighters assist with Lake City blaze

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:06 p.m.

LAKE CITY, S.C. -- A daylong effort by firefighters from four counties paid off Friday afternoon when a straw fire at East Coast Erosion Blankets was declared to be under control. Firefighters were working to remove damaged straw from the building to make sure the blaze didn’t reignite, said Debbie Altman, South Lynches Fire Department …

Joe Sims, Kingstree

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Joe Sims, Kingstree - Funeral services for Joe Louis Sims, conducted by Rev. Jack Dais, were held Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Clauddie Henryhand Memorial Chapel of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Jerusalem United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Sims died Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Kingstree Nursing Facility. He …

Upcoming Events, June 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:35 p.m.


The healing power of pink



Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

When a pink fire truck escorted by the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and Williamsburg County Fire Department fire trucks …

September Rice Forum gets marketing boost from A-tax grant

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 1:45 p.m.

A Rice Forum that is expected to attract hundreds of people got a marketing boost from the county’s accommodations tax dollars.

Mysterious numbers revealed: Mt. Hope Scrolls

By Bobby Jonte

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:26 p.m.

I was in a secret club one time. Mike, Thomas and I had a secret club. We were the only members. We had a secret password but I don’t …

The gift of reading UPDATED



Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has touched countless young lives since is inception 20 years ago. The program, which is designed to …

Oh, the sting of thine own revenge: Points on the curve

By Michaele Duke

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:26 p.m.

O,vengeance! Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave,


Obituaries June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Curtis Bass

Fannie Watson, Kingstree

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Fannie Watson, Kingstree - Fannie Esther Pressley Watson, 82, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Carolinas Hospital System of Florence. Funeral services, conducted by Brother Derrick Scott and Brother Eugene Smith, were held Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Redmond-Richardson …

Held Hostage?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 4:24 p.m.

Dear Editor:

Paisley Pearl expands business



Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:17 p.m.

In 2012, Kingstree native Whitney McGee opened Paisley Pearl clothes shop. The business has seen continued growth with a perpetual repeat customers …

Community & Faith, June 24

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:29 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

Mary Hopkins, Greeleyville

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Mary Hopkins, Greeleyville- Mrs. Mary Mixon Hopkins, 85, wife of the late Roosevelt Bill Hopkins, passed away at the McLeod Regional Medical Center of Florence.

Lawmakers, citizens call for removal of Confederate flag from Statehouse in wake of Charleston shooting UPDATED

Associated Press

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:40 p.m.

A group of Charleston-area political and religious leaders are calling on state lawmakers to vote this week to remove the Confederate flag from South …

Gov. Haley calls for Confederate flag to come down

By Seanna Adcox, Jeffery Collins and Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Monday, June 22, 2015 4:23 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, …


Local, state leaders mourn colleague, look to the future

Monday, June 22, 2015 12:01 p.m.

Local legislators are mourning the loss of one of their own after a mass shooting at a historically black church in downtown Charleston.

Third shot eagle brought to Birds of Prey UPDATED

Bo Petersen

Post and Courier


Monday, June 22, 2015 11:24 a.m.

AWENDAW — A four-month-old bald eagle was brought in last week shot through the wing.

Cyberattack temporarily shuts down website

Staff Reports


Monday, June 22, 2015 10:22 a.m.

The South Strand News website was down for a period of time Friday morning, June 19, 2015 due to a “distributed denial of service” …

Flea by the Sea UPDATED

Monday, June 22, 2015 9:21 a.m.

The Georgetown Farmers Market was expanded on June 20 to include the inaugural Flea by the Sea flea market. Photos by Taylor Griffith/South Strand …


Spirit among spirits? Wild Fish Grill staff recount ghostly encounters UPDATED

Monday, June 22, 2015 9:24 a.m.

Wild Fish Grill served up more than seafood on the night of June 1 when an unwelcome customer slipped behind the bar and into the kitchen.


Serving the Community — Lt. Dale Hewitt — Georgetown County Fire/EMS

Monday, June 22, 2015 9:07 p.m.

When he began his firefighting career volunteering for Georgetown County Fire/EMS, Lt. Dale Hewitt said, he couldn’t wait to go out and feel …


Black churches targeted because of importance to community UPDATED


Associated Press

Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:33 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The black church has long been the cornerstone and sanctuary for African-American life. It’s also long been a target …

Warrior Mud Run UPDATED

Saturday, June 20, 2015 5:10 p.m.

Waccamaw High School Athletic Booster Club hosts second annual Warrior Mud Run. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

Pink Heals UPDATED

Friday, June 19, 2015 10:40 a.m.

Pink Heals comes to Georgetown to raise awareness and funds for local women


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Friday, June 19, 2015 6:17 p.m.

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