Planners OK proposed changes to land use element map for Georgetown steel mill site

Tuesday, August 23, 7:43 p.m.

As the city prepares for the arrival of a team of advisers to discuss the fate of the plot of land that housed the former ArcelorMittal steel mill, the city’s Planning Commission chose to...

Georgetown City Council nixes mobile homes, approves subcommittee for West End Redevelopment Plan

Tuesday, August 23, 6:50 p.m.

During the Aug. 18 meeting, council members denied a request to rezone the West End to permit the addition of mobile homes on more than 200 vacant lots.

Georgetown County celebrates South Carolina Aviation Week

Tuesday, August 23, 4:19 p.m.

Recognizing the contributions aviation makes on the economic stability of Georgetown County and the state of South Carolina, local aviation industry professionals, along with county and airport...

City of Georgetown prepares to move into temporary City Hall

Tuesday, August 23, 1:46 p.m.

City Administrator Paul Gardner said he hopes to complete the relocation of city services to their temporary base of operations early next week, as engineers continue their work to determine the...

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Friday night lights ready to shine

After less than a month of practice, high school football teams are back in action tonight.

Chris Sokoloski column: Why do drunk people lie?

I’ll be the first to admit I’ve made some stupid decisions while under the influence of alcohol, especially during my...

Bulldogs ready for fifth season in the pool

The Georgetown High School swim team, coached by Amy Condon and Mary Wall, is beginning its fifth season of competition this year.

Waccamaw High fall sports schedules

Here are the fall athletic schedules for Waccamaw High School. Dates are subject to change.

DEU: Three Georgetown County residents charged with making, disposing of meth materials

Three county residents were arrested, agents said, after an investigation into disturbance calls resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine precursors and waste products.

Georgetown police arrest 1, search for 2 involved in alleged assault

One man was arrested, but police are still searching for two others in connection to an alleged bar fight that resulted in a man bleeding from his head.

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A man went to a local grocery to visit an acquaintance who was in the middle of his shift. Shortly after, he asked the acquaintance if he could give him a ride home. Because the acquaintance was...

Murrells Inlet/Pawleys Island fast food robber pleads guilty

The Myrtle Beach man charged in a string of 2014 restaurant robberies up and down the South Strand will spend more than a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple charges.

U.S. House candidate Mal Hyman stops in Georgetown on ‘listening tour’

After spending 30 years having students listen to him, longtime Coker College professor and Democratic Party Congressional candidate Mal Hyman has been traveling throughout Eastern South Carolina...

IFA Redfish Tour returns to Georgetown Co. this fall

Registration is open for The IFA Redfish Tour and Kayak Tour, which return to Georgetown County in late September.

Former long-time Georgetown County Clerk of Court Betty Williams dies at 87

Betty Williams, who served as Georgetown County clerk of court from 1974 to 1996, died Saturday, Aug. 20, at her residence. She was 87.

Years in the making: Francis Marion Forest plan released

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new management plan for the sprawling Francis Marion National Forest between Charleston and Myrtle Beach has been released outlining how the forest will be...

Myrtle Beach International Airport to unveil Quiet Room for those with autism

Champion Autism Network, the Horry County Airport Administration and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the official opening of the new Myrtle Beach International Airport...

Georgetown County students return to classroom for 2016-2017 school year

More than 9.000 students in the Georgetown County School District reported Aug. 17 for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, but none may have been more excited than Jaiden Fernandez.

Burgess community event motivates youth to be successful students

Many children in the Burgess community of Murrells Inlet were ready to go back to school on Aug. 17, thanks to a group of caring adults who say they want to let young people know they care.

Teachers and students on South Strand ready for new school year

Schools along the South Strand, like many others, have been gearing up for the first days of school.

Randall Franks column: What’s next? Always looking for the answer

I can remember standing nearby as I watched my mother move through business projects.

Johnston next author on Moveable Feast tour

T.D. Johnston is the next author up on the Moveable Feast tour, set for Aug. 26 at Carefree Catering, 8151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

Coastal Carolina University Jazz Combo to perform at Brookgreen Gardens

Visitors to Brookgreen Gardens have experienced the sights and sounds of this unique, scenic location, but now they have a chance to experience it in a whole new way.

Hostess launches Deep-Fried Twinkies as first frozen treat

NEW YORK (AP) — The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer.

Clay Brown in concert at Hobcaw Barony

CLASS Productions presents “Clay Brown Salutes the Greats of Soul and Motown” in concert at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony, from 3 to 5 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 10.

2 teenagers killed in weekend crash in Francis Marion Forest

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after two teenagers were killed in a weekend crash in the Francis Marion Forest.

Manatee that washed up near Charleston killed by boats

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Wildlife officials say that a dead manatee that washed up on a beach near Charleston was killed by boat propellers.

Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property.

Georgetown among counties upgraded in DNR drought index

Georgetown was one of 14 counties to be upgraded to “incipient” status on the South Carolina Department of Natural Resource’s drought index.

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