Thursday, January 9, 2014
A change is about to take place in the way news from Georgetown County is disseminated online.
A new Web site is soon to be launched that will be a one-stop site for news from all over Georgetown County.
Currently, there is a website — www,gtowntimes.com — that covers news mainly for the City of Georgetown, the Town of Andrews and the communities surrounding those municipalities. There is also a website - www,waccamawtimes.com — that covers the Waccamaw Neck from DeBordieu to Garden City Beach.
The new Web site will cover the stories from the entire Georgetown County region — and even beyond the borders.
For easy navigation, the stories will be placed by geographic area. So, news from Georgetown, Andrews and surrounding communities will be in one section. News from Pawleys Island and Litchfield will be in another section and Murrells Inlet/Garden City area stories will be grouped together.
Pictures will also be a big part of the new Web site. For that, we will be asking for your help in order to tell a more complete story about what is taking place. Photos submitted by readers will help us tell the story. Our reporters will be out and about gathering information and taking pictures, but they cannot be everywhere.
If you see news happening, or something of interest, shoot a photo and e-mail it to us or upload it on our Facebook page. You submissions are always greatly appreciated.
Speaking of Facebook, our current page will soon get a new name. We have consulted with the management of Facebook and we will be able to retain the 16,000+ “likes” from our current page.
This will not impact the publication of our print products.
“Change is constant, and the Georgetown Times and its communications family work hard to adapt to change,” said Editor Tommy Howard. “From our beginnings in 1798, we’ve grown and served the people of Georgetown County in ever-changing ways. We’ve shared the fun times, the sad times, war, cold war, Reconstruction, boom times and tough times. We’ve told how the people who make up this wonderful place celebrate life, glory in accomplishments and lend a hand to their neighbors.
“Even as we’ve changed, and Georgetown County has changed, we’ve held fast to the commitment to keeping our readers up to date on community news.”
Howard said we will “do all we can to continue to keep you informed with our new Web site and expanded coverage.”
Keep checking in on our Facebook page during the next few days and you will see an announcement that the new Web site is up and running, along with information about how to access the site.
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