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

  • Friday, May 16, 2014

100 Years Ago

The first snap beans of the season to be shipped from this section went north Wednesday by express. They came in from Waverly Mills, and were raised and shipped by Mr. P.R. Lachicotte. The shipment consisted of seven crates and went to New York.

Twenty-five baskets of very fine peas were forwarded from the Waverly section. This was the first shipment of the season and the consignors were L.C. Lachicotte Jr., and Oakshore Farms.

The peas were delivered to the steamer Burroughs, carried to Conway, and placed in a refrigerator car for New York. Why should Waverly shippers be compelled to send their truck forty miles upriver to a rail point, with Georgetown only a third of the distance away?

It will appear that Georgetown cannot, or will not, give the same accommodations for perishable vegetables that are obtainable in Conway. This is a matter that the Chamber of Commerce should go after vigorously.

75 Years Ago

Murrells Inlet News: Mr. Herman Wilson is erecting a modern filling station on a corner lot near Mr. White’s café. The building is nearing completion and will dispense Shell gasoline and accessories. . .

As a precautionary measure against infantile paralysis in Murrells Inlet, school will close Friday, May 19, one week ahead of its schedule.

50 Years Ago

Legislation for construction of groins to combat steady progress of erosion which has cost property owners as much as 20 feet on the south end of Pawleys Island, was enacted several months ago, prior to the awarding of contracts to R.L. Morrison and Sons Company of McClellanville for the job.

The $32,427 Pawleys job is part of the $95,000 contract awarded to the company recently.

25 Years Ago

Cassena Inn owner Roberta Prioleau will go to court in her continuing effort to clear the way for selling the Pawleys Island beachfront property.

Pawleys Island Mayor Jack Bland closed a special meeting of the Town Council Monday by presenting council members with copies of the suit.

Specifically, Monday’s meeting was called to discuss two animal issues involving dogs running loose on the beach and the safety of sea turtles nesting along the shoreline. Pat Judy, animal control officer for Georgetown County, said that unattended dogs are a problem.

“A lot of people go out in the water and the dogs are left all alone. The dogs will go up to a picnic basket, grab a chicken and they’re gone.”

10 Years Ago

Inshore Murrells Inlet, flounder fishing is doing well. No large ones have been reported, but the numbers are good. Fish near the edges of channels using live mud minnows.

Red drum and sheepshead are still biting at the jetties. Use live or cut bait for the drum and fiddlers or barnacles for the sheepshead. King mackerel have been reported, but the water is still a little cool.

Offshore Murrells Inlet, decent catches of bottom fish were reported. Use cut bait or cigar minnows. Also, Yellowfin tuna were reported trolling with ballyhoo around 60 miles out near the Continental Shelf in 150 to 200 feet of water.

5 Years Ago

On Monday, 242 employees of ArcelorMittal learned they’ll be out of work when the Georgetown steel mill closes indefinitely on July 12.

The difference between this shut down and others that have taken place at the steelmaking facility recently is there is no restart date being mentioned.

Over the past 40 years, Georgetown Steel has gone through many changes. In its heyday, the mill – located on the Sampit River in the heart of the city – employed about 1,000 people.

1 Year Ago

The invasion of Harley Davidsons has not been confined to the Murrells Inlt to Myrtle Beach areas.

Hundres of bikers taking part in the annual H D Spring Rally have made their way into Georgeton this week.

The biggest gathering in the Historic City occurred Wednesday as several hundred Harleys paraded south on Highway 17 and then onto Front Street to enjoy lunch at the many restaurants. Georgetown police estimate around 600 motorcycles rolled into town Wednesday morning.

The bikers enjoyed the lunch hour on Front Street. There were lines out the door at many restaurants.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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