Georgetown man sentenced to life in prison on armed robbery charge

Thursday, August 25, 11:00 a.m.

A county man was sentenced to life in prison this week after a Georgetown County jury found him guilty on charges that stemmed from an armed robbery in early 2015.

Planning Commission approves plat for new Pawleys Island subdivision

Thursday, August 25, 9:03 a.m.

A 12-lot single-family subdivision is coming to the east side of Waverly Road in Pawleys Island.

Wicked Fitness up and drumming for school fundraiser

Thursday, August 25, 8:56 a.m.

People searching for a new workout can try the latest craze called Pound — a cardio jam session inspired by the fun of playing drums — while helping local students.

Georgetown crash ties up traffic at Highmarket/Fraser intersection

Wednesday, August 24, 5:12 p.m.

Traffic is tied up at the intersection of Highmarket and North Fraser streets after a two-vehicle collision involving a South Carolina Department of Natural Resources pickup.

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If Iím forgetting things, does that mean I have Alzheimerís or dementia?

We asked Anita Williams, Executive Director at Morningside of Georgetown, a Five Star Senior Living community, to answer this commonly asked question.

St. James falls 30-14 to Loris

Jay-Mion Pressley and Sage Pascoe had touchdown runs for St. James, but the Sharks lost 30-14 to Loris on Aug. 19.

Andrews dominates Waccamaw 47-13

Jaizell Murphy and Michael Pipkin combined for six touchdowns to lead Andrews High to a 47-13 win over Waccamaw on Friday night.

Carvers Bay falls 29-12 to Marlboro County

Carvers Bay gave up three fourth-quarter touchdowns to Marlboro County on Friday night and lost 29-12 in the season opener for both teams.

Georgetown falls to Conway 41-19

Georgetown High’s football team kept pace with Conway for three quarters on Friday night, but two touchdowns in the fourth quarter gave the Tigers the 41-19 win.

Police Blotter

Near the end of a funeral, a man walked over to a female friend’s vehicle and started it to give the air-conditioning time to cool off the car.

DEU: Three Georgetown County residents charged with making, disposing of meth materials

Three county residents were arrested, agents said, after an investigation into disturbance calls resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine precursors and waste products.

Georgetown police arrest 1, search for 2 involved in alleged assault

One man was arrested, but police are still searching for two others in connection to an alleged bar fight that resulted in a man bleeding from his head.

Police Blotter

A man went to a local grocery to visit an acquaintance who was in the middle of his shift. Shortly after, he asked the acquaintance if he could give him a ride home. Because the acquaintance was...

Waccamaw library features game day each month

The monthly library game day runs Aug. 27, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Jan. 28, and Feb. 25, at the Waccamaw Neck Branch Library in Pawleys Island.

Rezoning OKed by Georgetown County planners draws concerns

A zoning change request for a 4.5-acre tract of land on Browns Ferry Road in the Lanes Creek community has drawn some concern from nearby neighbors.

‘A genteel Southern lady’

The late Betty Williams, who served as Georgetown County clerk of court from 1974 to 1996, is being remembered as a dedicated official, a respected colleague and a loyal friend.

Presidential pen pal: Obama exchanges letters with McDonald Elementary School student

When McDonald Elementary School second-grader Sean Bryson Thomas needed an excuse to miss school on his upcoming birthday, he bypassed his parents and did the next best thing — he sent a...

Garden City Furniture VP Joey Ray named to magazine’s Forty Under 40 class

Atlanta-based Home Furnishings Business magazine has named Joey Ray, vice president of Garden City Furniture Inc., as a member of its 2016 Forty Under 40 honorees.

Myrtle Beach International Airport to unveil Quiet Room for those with autism

Champion Autism Network, the Horry County Airport Administration and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the official opening of the new Myrtle Beach International Airport...

Georgetown County students return to classroom for 2016-2017 school year

More than 9.000 students in the Georgetown County School District reported Aug. 17 for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, but none may have been more excited than Jaiden Fernandez.

Burgess community event motivates youth to be successful students

Many children in the Burgess community of Murrells Inlet were ready to go back to school on Aug. 17, thanks to a group of caring adults who say they want to let young people know they care.

Johnston next author on Moveable Feast tour

T.D. Johnston is the next author up on the Moveable Feast tour, set for Aug. 26 at Carefree Catering, 8151 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island.

Coastal Carolina University Jazz Combo to perform at Brookgreen Gardens

Visitors to Brookgreen Gardens have experienced the sights and sounds of this unique, scenic location, but now they have a chance to experience it in a whole new way.

Hostess launches Deep-Fried Twinkies as first frozen treat

NEW YORK (AP) — The deep-fried Twinkie is jumping from the state fair to the home freezer.

Clay Brown in concert at Hobcaw Barony

CLASS Productions presents “Clay Brown Salutes the Greats of Soul and Motown” in concert at Kimbel Lodge, Hobcaw Barony, from 3 to 5 p.m on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Homicide investigation: Man shot, killed near Conway

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Horry County police are investigating the shooting death of man near Conway.

Settlement being worked out in Slager legal fee dispute

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A dispute over legal fees for a white former South Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist is being settled out of court.

Years in the making: Francis Marion Forest plan released

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A new management plan for the sprawling Francis Marion National Forest between Charleston and Myrtle Beach has been released outlining how the forest will be...

2 teenagers killed in weekend crash in Francis Marion Forest

MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Charleston County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after two teenagers were killed in a weekend crash in the Francis Marion Forest.

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