Habitat to open new ReStore Aug. 4

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:01 p.m.

The doors of Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County’s ReStore at 1907 Hampton Court will close July 30. But thrifters and upcyclers need not …


Plantersville kids have smart, safe summer UPDATED

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:56 a.m.

Linda Ford said there’s “nothing” she wouldn’t do for the kids enrolled in her after-school program, which celebrated the …

Columbia veteran claims Georgetown residence to defraud VA UPDATED

From staff reports

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 4:21 p.m.

It’s a long drive from Georgetown to Columbia. No one knows that better than Bobby Joe Haynes, who has pleaded guilty to defrauding …


Police: Man drowns after trying to swim across Pawleys Inlet

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:55 a.m.

Police said a Myrtle Beach man died after he tried to swim across the Pawleys Inlet during high tide.


Fry, Servant headed to runoff UPDATED

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:08 p.m.

Voters will choose between an Horry County councilman and an Horry County Republican Party activist Aug. 11 in a runoff for the South Carolina House …


Disagreements between mayor, council affect Andrews’ finances UPDATED

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:55 p.m.

Though town officials said payday may be coming late for Town of Andrews employees this week, Mayor Rodney Giles disagrees.

Woman suffers ‘minor injuries’ in S.C. shark attack

Associated Press

Monday, July 27, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Colleton County officials say a woman suffered minor injuries when she was bitten by a small shark at Edisto Beach.


Serving the Community — Firefighter/EMT Hunter Smith — Georgetown County Fire/EMS

Monday, July 27, 2015 9:12 p.m.

From an early age, Hunter Smith knew he wanted to work in emergency services.


All 4 Paws animal shelter sends abandoned ‘spokes-doggy’ to new home UPDATED

Friday, July 24, 2015 10:07 a.m.

When Emma the scottish terrier collapsed on the side of the road in Andrews, the All 4 Paws animal shelter revived her.


Public schools to start classes Aug. 20

Friday, July 24, 2015 10:00 a.m.

As the summer comes to a close, teachers and students are preparing for their return to school.


Religious community rallies together to support the Rev. Dr. Goff

Friday, July 24, 2015 1:01 p.m.

A favored son is coming home, and the community is waiting with open arms.

Horry County police shoot man they say threatened family UPDATED

Associated Press

Friday, July 24, 2015 10:32 a.m.

Horry County authorities say a man has been shot to death by a police officer after the man threatened his family with a gun.


Adult prom to benefit assisted living home UPDATED

Friday, July 24, 2015 2:43 p.m.

For many, prom is an event sealed in memories and high school yearbooks, but Georgetown resident Kareem Judson is bringing prom night to adults 21 …


Earthwatch teens research rising tides

Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:01 a.m.

Eight teens from Los Angeles spent two weeks traipsing through the swamps at the Hobcaw Barony wildlife reserve, all in the name of science.


Murrells Inlet family charged with weapons violation 2 months after drug arrest UPDATED

Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:15 p.m.

Less than two months after they were arrested on drug-related charges, a Murrells Inlet family was charged again, this time with having possession of …

Official: Dozens of federal charges for accused Charleston church shooter UPDATED

By Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 3:01 p.m.

A federal law enforcement official say the man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston last month has been indicted on dozens of …


City begins preparations for Five Points repaving

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:01 a.m.

The construction that has begun at the intersection of Highmarket and Fraser streets marks the beginning of four months’ worth of work near …


Spokesperson: Steel mill to close Aug. 13 UPDATED

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:01 a.m.

ArcelorMittal’s Georgetown steel mill will close its doors Aug. 13.

2 teen girls killed, 4 others hurt in Myrtle Beach wreck

Associated Press

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:42 a.m.

Two teen girls have died and at least four other people were taken to hospitals after a wreck in Myrtle Beach.

S.C. woman charged with sexual misconduct with juvenile inmate

Associated Press

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 9:59 a.m.

A Taylors woman is accused of having sexual relations with a juvenile inmate at the Greenville group home where she worked.

Food page coming soon to the Georgetown Times UPDATED

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:20 a.m.

Your local news team, South Strand News, is excited to announce we will soon be launching a food page in the Georgetown Times!

Report: Kids’ well-being improves slightly in South Carolina

By Seanna Adcox

Associated Press

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 3:41 p.m.

The overall wellbeing of South Carolina’s children has improved slightly, even while poverty continues to worsen, according to a national …

South Carolina unemployment rate drops slightly in June UPDATED

Associated Press

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 11:26 a.m.

Unemployment in South Carolina dropped slightly last month, after a slight uptick in May.

Teen shot to death on Hilton Head Island

Associated Press

Monday, July 20, 2015 11:25 a.m.

Beaufort County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting death of a teen found at a beach access on Hilton Head Island.

Haley: After Chattanooga shootings, armed officers to likely guard SC military installations

By Seanna Adcox

Associated Press

Monday, July 20, 2015 4:06 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says armed officers will likely guard military instillations across South Carolina following last …


Heat advisory issued for Georgetown County

From staff reports

Monday, July 20, 2015 10:29 a.m.

The National Weather Service station in Wilmington, North Carolina, has issued a heat advisory for this afternoon and warned that temperatures could …


Man on a mission ‘crosses’ Georgetown

Monday, July 20, 2015 11:23 a.m.

Steve Epp carried a 35-pound wooden cross against his shoulders as he walked over Georgetown’s Great Pee Dee River bridge on July 14. On a …

Photo of black official helping man at KKK rally goes viral UPDATED

By Seanna Adcox

Associated Press

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:42 p.m.

The black director of South Carolina’s public safety agency says he hopes a photo that shows him helping a white man wearing a racist T-shirt …


City prepares for downtown parking study

Saturday, July 18, 2015 10:01 a.m.

The City of Georgetown is now accepting applications from design and consultation firms to complete a parking study of the core commercial district. …


No injuries in fire that consumed shed in Georgetown Historic District UPDATED

Saturday, July 18, 2015 5:39 p.m.

No injuries were reported but a shed was destroyed in a weekend fire that took place in the Georgetown Historic District.

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