WILLIAMSBURG

HOMETOWN CHAMBER

 

Williamsburg County -- A Recipe for the Good Life

 

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Located in the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions of South Carolina, Williamsburg County has a large rural population with an abundance of clean air and water which equates an enviable quality of life. In Williamsburg County, residents enjoy a peaceful, small town atmosphere knowing that the luxuries and conveniences of metropolitan areas are less than 50 minutes away. Living in Williamsburg County means less traffic, friendly neighbors, and an abundance of natural beauty. A trip down Black River will certainly convince you that we are truly a sportsmanís paradise.


Realtors:

Gilman Real Estate
417 N. Longstreet Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-HOME (4663)

John Yancey McGill Real Estate

Post Office Box 759
601 N. Longstreet Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-7217

 

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Agencies:

Williamsburg County Building Permits
147 W. Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-9321

Williamsburg County Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) (for septic tank permits)
520 Thurgood Marshall Blvd. Suite C
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-9378

Williamsburg County Economic Development
P.O. Box 1132
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-382-9393

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Utilities:

Electric Companies:

Progress Energy
1-800-452-2777

Santee Electric Cooperative

843-355-6187

South Carolina Electric & Gas
843-394-8043

Telephone Companies:

Farmers Telephone

843-382-2333

Verizon

Residential Customers 1-800-483-4000
Business Customers 1-800-483-5000

Cable Company:

Time Warner Cable
843-394-8231

Municipal Water/Sewer Systems:
Kingstree - 843-355-7484
Hemingway - 843-558-2824
Lane - 843-387-5151
Greeleyville - 843-426-2111

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Education:

Williamsburg County School District
423 School Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-5571

Located near the coastal region of South Carolina, Williamsburg County School District is composed of 934 square miles, making it the seventh largest county in the South Carolina inland area. The school district serves more than 7,000 students, with over 1,000 persons employed by the school district. The school district has 9 elementary schools, 1 junior high school, 3 high schools, and 1 vocational training center.

In order to meet the various needs of the students in the county, the district provides programs which consist of the traditional kindergarten through twelfth grade, child development, gifted and talented, special education, adult education, Occupational Education, JROTC, Tech Prep, computer technology, and robotics. Services for students include health, foodservices, transportation, counseling, psychological, speech, hearing, and homebound.

A complete listing of schools in the district is available upon request.

Williamsburg Academy
1000 Sandy Bay Road
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6539

Williamsburg Academy is an independent school located in Kingstree. The school offers a wide range of opportunities with academics as well as athletics within a safe environment. AP courses and dual credits with Williamsburg Technical College help prepare college bound students. The Lower School Curriculum (K-5) is enriched with the Accelerated Reader Program, Spanish, Music, PE, Computer, and Library. After school day care is available for a nominal fee.


Williamsburg Technical College
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-2021 or 1-800-768-2021
Williamsburg Technical College is a public, two year, associate, diploma, and certificate granting institution. The College became fully accredited in December 1977 by the Commission on Colleges of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. With the approval of the SC State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. To ensure the potential for each Williamsburg Technical College student to successfully complete the educational programs, the College has embarked on specific steps to create a positive learning environment. Williamsburg Technical College continuously revises and updates existing curricula to ensure course and program offerings remain abreast of current teaching techniques and industrial trends.

 

Limestone College
1115 College Drive
Gaffney, SC 29340
1-800-795-7151
Limestone College is an accredited, independent, coeducational, four year liberal arts institution established in 1845, and chartered by the state of South Carolina. Its programs lead to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Associate of Arts degree. Limestone College attempts to develop students to their full capacity through small classes and close student-faculty interaction. The College is committed to the idea that liberal arts education best contributes to the development of mind, body, and character.


USC Sumter

200 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-6341

USC Sumter, one of eight campuses of the University of South Carolina, has as its mission to provide higher education and intellectual leadership for the Sumter area. USC Sumter offers a varied curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students to continue their education in the University and throughout life. The faculty at USC Sumter has an outstanding reputation in providing the most rewarding educational experience available. You not only get an education, but a way of life. USC Sumter provides an inexpensive way to attend the University. You can live at home and commute to the campus. The tuition fees are the lowest in South Carolina for a university education.


Clemson University Cooperative Extension

Post Office Box 700
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6106
Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.

Clemson University Cooperating with U.S. Department of Agriculture, South Carolina Counties, Extension Service, Clemson, S.C. Issued in Furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914.


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Religion:

Religion, like the rest of Williamsburg County, has a cherished history. Perhaps no other concept is as deeply rooted in the local culture as religion.

Today in Williamsburg County, freedom to worship is still believed to be one of the most important gifts of our heritage. We have over 50 churches, old and new of many different denominations. As local churches provide an opportunity to grow spiritually as well as fellowship with others, all visitors, newcomers, and residents are encouraged to worship at the church of their choice.


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Organizations:

Besides Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber, there are many social, civic, youth, cultural, and educational organizations within the county.


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Banking Facilities:

Anderson Brothers Bank

201 South Main Street

Hemingway, SC 29554

843-558-2511

or

500 East Main Street

Kingstree, SC 29556

843-354-2250

 

Bank of Greeleyville

75 Main Street

Greeleyville, SC 29056

843-426-2161

or

209 Martin Luther King Avenue

Kingstree, SC 29556

843-355-5551


Kingstree Federal Savings and Loan

101 E. Mill Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-5428

Georgetown Kraft Credit Union

607 N. Longstreet Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-2219

First Citizens Bank

200 West Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6101

or

505 Nelson Boulevard

Kingstree, SC 29556

843-354-7733

or

701 N. Longstreet Street

Kingstree, SC 29556

843-354-7000

or

12 North Morgan Avenue

Andrews, SC 29510

843-264-5211



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Media:

The News

Post Office Box 574
107 E. Mill Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6397

 

The Weekly Observer
Post Office Box 309
Hemingway, SC 29554
843-558-3323

 

Florence Morning News
Post Office Box 100528
Florence, SC 29501
843-317-6397

The Post and Courier
134 Columbus Street
Charleston, SC 29403
843-577-7111

The State

Post Office Box 1333
Columbia, SC 29202
803-771-6161

 

WPDE TV-15

1510 Floyd Drive
Florence, SC 29501
843-665-1515
 

WBTW TV-13

Florence, SC

 

WCSC TV-5

2126 Charlie Hall Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29414
843-402-5555

 

WCIV TV-4

Charleston, SC

 

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Medical:

Emergency Services

Williamsburg County EMS
205 Warsaw Highway
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-6040 (for emergencies only)
1-800-445-1444 (for all emergencies)
843-354-5195 (office)

 

Clinics

Greeleyville Medical Center
201 South Main Street
Greeleyville, SC 29056
843-426-2180

Kingstree Dialysis Center
215 N. Brooks St.
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-382-9791

Kingstree Medical Center
520 Thurgood Marshall Blvd.
Suite B
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-5628

 

Dentists

David Grossman, DMD
208 S. Jackson Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-7606

Louis O. Schwartz, DMD
515 Nelson Blvd.
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-9295

Lucius Wates, DMD
509 Warsaw Road
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-9295

 

Nursing Home:

Kingstree Nursing Facility
401 Nelson Blvd.
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-6116

 

Medical Agencies:

Williamsburg County Department of Health and Environmental Control

520 Thurgood Marshall Blvd
Kingstree, SC 29556
(health department - 843-355-6012)

(home health services - 843-355-9639)


Williamsburg County Department on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
115 Short Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-9113

Waccamaw Center for Mental Health
310 East Main Street
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-354-5453

 

Hospitals:

Williamsburg Regional Hospital
PO Box 568
500 Nelson Blvd
Kingstree, SC 29556
843-355-8888

Additional Hospitals within a 45 mile radius:
Toumey Health Care System, Sumter - 803-778-9000

Clarendon Health System, Manning - 803-435-8463

Lake City Community Hospital, Lake City 843-394-2036

Carolinas Hospital System, Florence - 843-674-5000

McLeod Health, Florence - 843-777-2000

Georgetown Hospital System, Georgetown - 843-527-7000


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Miscellaneous:

Automobile Registration:

∑ Take current registration card, title or bill of sale to Auditors Office in the Williamsburg County Court House, 843-355-9321, ext.543. Ask about high mileage discount.

∑ Pay county vehicle taxes to Treasurer in the Williamsburg County Court House, 843-355-9321, ext. 546.

∑ Take proof of insurance which includes name, date, and policy number, receipt from Treasurer, registration card, title or bill of sale, and odometer reading to SC Highway Department located at 1005 Eastland Avenue.

∑ Pay state sales tax on new purchases at SC Highway Department 843-354-9217.


Drivers License:

You must obtain SC license plates within 45 days and drivers license within 90 days after moving into the state. Apply at the SC Highway Department, 1005 Eastland Avenue 843-354-9217. Anyone applying for a license for the first time must present a birth certificate and Social Security card.


Legal Residence and Homestead Exemption:

File for legal residence or change of address at the Tax Assessor's Office in the Williamsburg County Courthouse, call 843-355-9132,  Ext. 116.


Voter Registration:

Voter registration must be completed at least 30 days prior to an election. Positive proof of residence is needed. Register at 5 Courthouse Square 843-355-6044.

Contact the South Carolina Election Commission.

 

Mail Delivery:
Cades 843-389-7158

Greeleyville 843-426-2500

Kingstree 843-354-7076

Lane 843-387-5743

Salters 843-387-5546

 

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Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber, 131 N. Academy St., PO Box 696, Kingstree, SC 29556

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website last updated  7.29.14