A View From The PastEvents of past years as chronicled through the county newspapers

  • Friday, May 2, 2014

100 Years Ago

Personal Mention: Capt. F.W. Lachicotte, of Waverly, was in Georgetown on Thursday. . .

Mr. I.N. Wilson, of Murrells Inlet, spent several days in Georgetown this week. . . Friends and admirers of Dr. J. LaBruce Ward – of whom Georgetown is full – will be pleased to know Dr. Ward is convalescing nicely after an operation for appendicitis, in Charleston.

75 Years Ago

Announcing Opening of Lafayette Pavilion Under Management of Harold Schneider, Every Day and Night Starting Friday, May 19th. First Dance – Saturday Night, May 27th, Featuring Jack Dalziel and His Orchestra.

50 Years Ago

Miss Belle Baruch of Hobcaw died in New York Hospital Saturday. She was 60. Until she became ill two months ago, Miss Baruch spent much of her time abroad and residing in her father’s former home in Georgetown. Miss Baruch owned a large plantation on Waccamaw Neck between Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Baruch, 93, described his daughter as “an extraordinary woman.” Miss Baruch won many prizes in horsemanship and sailing. During her long career in social work, Miss Baruch led many programs dealing with rehabilitation of the handicapped, particularly the blind.

25 Years Ago

The dust is settling over Pawleys Island as installation of a new $2.5 million sewer line nears completion. “The north end is still being paved,” said Bob Barker, executive director of the Georgetown County Water and Sewer District. Barker, like residents of the tiny island community, is happy the project is nearing completion. Initially, residents will receive 60 days’ notice for voluntary compliance with state requirements that property owners connect to sewer systems when they become available.

10 Years Ago

In celebration of The Belle W. Baruch Foundation’s 40th anniversary as a research reserve, special tours and programs will highlight the history and ecology of Hobcaw Barony – its 17,500-acre plantation on the Waccamaw Neck near Georgetown. On Wednesday, the public is invited to a free concert at Hobcaw House, overlooking Winyah Bay. It is the final event in a series of lectures on President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who stayed a month at Hobaw Barony in 1944. The free concert features the music of World War II, with songs presented by selected members of the Indigo Choral Society.

5 Years Ago

Carroll Campbell III says Rep. Henry Brown should do more to secure the $9 million needed for dredging the Port of Georgetown and Winyah Bay. A former member of the State Ports Authority, Campbell said multiple port projects will get funding from the federal stimulus bill. That includes long needs at Charleston Harbor. “Specifically, Georgetown Harbor has been left out and ignored in these plans,” Campbell said.

1 Year Ago

Jamie Grooms, a local author and professional ghost hunter, is now filming in Georegeon and Berkely counties for his foirst independent folm titled, “They Screamed Devil” based on his first book. His cast and crew are Sasha-Campbell-Richardson of Hampton, SC; Anna Sagraves of Powder Springs, Ga.; Carissa Sturgeon of Ohio; Keren McClary of Kingstree, S.C.; Dylan Scripko of North Carolina; Ella Franz of Minnesota; Inna Kohr of Myrtle Beach; cinematographer Jerry Stovall of Myrtle Beach, Breandon King of Charleston, and Mat Tabot of North Caroloina.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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