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SC black church fire not arson, official says

...preliminary indications are that the fire wasn't intentionally set and wasn't arson.Steve Gardner of the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office says he knows the community wants answers but asks for residents to bear with authorities as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-01/sc-black-church-fire-not-ars
Henry Baud Jr.

...State Consultant for Speech and Hearing, and the Special Education Director and the Coordinator for Speech in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. He has received numerous awards and has been recognized nationally for his commitment to excellence...

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Across South Carolina

...shot, found along highway WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY - A Claflin University student...been found shot to death in Williamsburg County. The body of Ricky Lamar...Kingstree and Hemingway, Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/21/met_24701.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...Girlfriend killer gets life prison sentence FLORENCE - A Williamsburg County man was sentenced to life in prison without the...murder and desecration of human remains, said Williamsburg County Chief Deputy Dwayne Wilson. The agreement was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/31/met_94734.shtml
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Across the region

...authorities the incident was a prank.Williamsburg sheriff found guilty of fraudCOLUMBIA - A federal jury has found Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson guilty of fraud for creating false police reports of identity theft.The State of Columbia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-09-19/across-region
McGill says willing to be lieutenant governor, but South Carolina Senate postpones vote

...postponed a vote.Two weeks after saying he'd consider stepping up, the 26-year Senate veteran from rural Williamsburg County said he was ready to move forward when Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell resigns. The Senate was expected to elect McGill...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-17/mcgill-says-hes-willing-be-li
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...away guns from his department without filing proper paperwork and allowing untrained people to act as deputies. Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson faces federal kickback charges, accused of creating fake police reports saying people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
Jury set for federal fraud trial of SC sheriff Michael Johnson

COLUMBIA- A jury has been seated in the federal fraud trial of Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson. The (Columbia) State reports Johnson's trial will begin Monday. He faces up to 20 years in prison...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-09/jury-ready-sc-sheriff-case
Gladys Jordan

...was born on February 27, 1918, the third oldest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Wheeler of Andrews, Williamsburg County, South Carolina. She was married to James Thomas Jordan of Rock Hill, SC, and is survived by her only child...

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Environmentalists hope to see more conservation easements

...Donald Buhrmaster owns a 300-acre tract of land in Williamsburg County, which includes part of Thorntree Swamp. He hopes...deer, quail, turkey and duck. "The land (in Williamsburg County) has tripled in value during the last 10 years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/24/met_15149.shtml
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