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March for Babies event in Georgetown raises $120K for premature birth research

Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Leni Hemingway is a healthy and happy 19-month-old, but when she was born at only 31 weeks, her life was precarious.

NEWS

Update: Authorities ID pilot killed in Rotor Blade helicopter crash

Thursday, May 5, 2016 4:55 p.m.

A Madison, Wisconsin, man is dead after a helicopter from the Georgetown County-based airborne utilities firm Rotor Blade crashed during a utility …

NEWS

Exclusive video: Fight in school locker room shows girl being hit several times in the head UPDATED

Thursday, May 5, 2016 6:08 p.m.

School officials and law enforcement are looking into an alleged case of bullying at Rosemary Middle School in which a 13-year-old says she’s …

SPORTS

Georgetown vs. Airport UPDATED

Thursday, May 5, 2016 4:33 p.m.

Georgetown defeated Airport in the Class AAA district playoffs on May 3. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

NEWS

Update: 1 extricated after wreck in East Georgetown UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:22 a.m.

Rescue workers are responding to an intersection in East Georgetown after two vehicles collided Wednesday morning.

Sheryl Underwood, co-host of CBS’ ‘The Talk,’ to speak at Georgetown sorority event UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Members of the local chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority have had some well-known guests at past events, including Tori Scarborough, who served on …

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Wednesday, May 4

SPORTS

Carvers Bay softball advances to Lower State playoffs UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 10:47 p.m.

Carvers Bay’s softball team beat Bamberg-Ehrhardt twice on Wednesday night to win the Class A District V title.

OBITUARIES

Obituaries May 4, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:06 a.m.

Death Notice

SPORTS

GHS junior varsity soccer team wraps up stellar season

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

When Georgetown High School’s junior varsity boys soccer team won five games in 2015, it was considered a successful year because the team had …

Heavy metal, getting blazed and more from the Police Blotter

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:20 p.m.

Blazed

NEWS

13-year-old tells Georgetown school board: 'I am sick and tired of being bullied' UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:08 p.m.

During the May 3 Georgetown County School District regular board meeting, a 13-year-old Rosemary Middle School student pleaded with the board to do …

SPORTS

Applications available for public alligator hunting and special WMA seasons

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources is now accepting online applications for the public alligator and Wildlife Management Area alligator hunting …

Pilot killed when helicopter from Georgetown County-based firm Rotor Blade crashes UPDATED

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Authorities report that a pilot was killed when a helicopter owned by a Georgetown County-based business crashed while performing maintenance work in …

NEWS

Georgetown County hosts Redfish tournament

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 8:01 a.m.

For the fourth week in a row, Georgetown County and the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex played host to a large group of anglers eager to fish …

SPORTS

Softball: Carvers Bay and Andrews win, Georgetown loses

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Carvers Bay and Andrews won on Monday night in a playoff elimination games, at the same time Georgetown was losing to force an elimination game. …

‘Jungle Book’ rules at the box office again

By Jake Coyle

AP Film Writer

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 4:56 p.m.

NEW YORK — Disney’s “The Jungle Book” trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a …

SPORTS

Baseball and softball teams extend seasons UPDATED

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:03 a.m.

Six Georgetown County baseball and softball teams needed playoffs wins on Monday night to keep their seasons alive.

Movie review: Cloying and farfetched, ‘Mother’s Day’ unfit for mom

By Sandy Cohen

AP Entertainment Writer

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 4:56 p.m.

What would it take to make you fall off the upstairs balcony at your house in the middle of the day? Could you imagine being so intoxicated by your …

Ted Cruz ends his bid for the Republican nomination for president UPDATED

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 8:43 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination.

Ringling elephants perform last time UPDATED

By MICHELLE R. SMITH

Associated Press

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 4:56 p.m.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus bid farewell to its performing elephants on Sunday, as the show closed its …

SPORTS

Baseball playoffs roundup: Waccamaw ends Andrews’ season UPDATED

By Randy Akers

news@southstrandnews.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 1:32 p.m.

Waccamaw beat Andrews 8-0 on Monday night, the second time the Warriors beat the Yellow Jackets by that score in five days.

Deputies: Georgetown man found stabbed, arrested on multiple charges UPDATED

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:01 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a county man on a litany of charges — allegations of possessing stolen property, an attempted child sex …

NEWS

Georgetown trailer fire sends 19-year-old to hospital

Monday, May 2, 2016 2:56 p.m.

Firefighters were able to contain a kitchen fire in a city trailer park within minutes of their arrival, but the fire still resulted in a woman being …

Cheering Cubans greet first cruise ship from US in decades UPDATED

Monday, May 2, 2016 8:12 p.m.

HAVANA (AP) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

NEWS

Andrews pores over $2.86 million in 2016-2017 departmental budget requests UPDATED

Monday, May 2, 2016 9:23 a.m.

The Andrews Town Council’s Budget Finance Committee on April 26 received a budget request of $1.9 million from the town’s Public Works …

NEWS

Town works to resolve family’s sewer issue

Monday, May 2, 2016 7:19 a.m.

Andrews resident Jacita Filmore was originally denied assistance April 21 when she told Mayor Frank McClary and council members in a public meeting …

SPORTS

Special Olympics UPDATED

Monday, May 2, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Athletes from Georgetown County and the surrounding counties gathered at Geoirgetown High School for the Area 9 Special Olympics on April 29. Photos …

Georgetown Middle substitute teacher Lucretia Holmes wins best in state award

Monday, May 2, 2016 7:20 a.m.

For the second straight year, Georgetown Middle School is home to the Kelly Educational Staffing Services S.C. Substitute Teacher of Year.

NEWS

Georgetown County Fire/EMS passing out free smoke detectors in Plantersville

Monday, May 2, 2016 2:42 p.m.

Georgetown County Fire/EMS and the American Red Cross are teaming up on Mother’s Day weekend to make sure as many families as possible in the …

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