‘A genteel Southern lady’

Wednesday, August 24, 3:22 p.m.

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.

Police Blotter

Wednesday, August 24, 2:44 p.m.

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.

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

Wednesday, August 24, 1:31 p.m.

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...

County OKs outdoor shooting ranges

Wednesday, August 24, 11:43 a.m.

Commercial outdoor shooting ranges could soon be allowed in parts of Georgetown County, and some areas on the Waccamaw Neck will be included.

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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.

Tailwaker crew nabs second in Charleston tourney

Stuart Ballard and the crew from Tailwalker Marine in Georgetown finished second in the Miracles King Mackerel Tournament, which took place in Charleston on Friday and Saturday.

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...

Murrells Inlet/Pawleys Island fast food robber pleads guilty

The Myrtle Beach man charged in a string of 2014 restaurant robberies up and down the South Strand will spend more than a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple charges.

Andrews residents complain about debris issues during council meeting

Residents of the town of Andrews sat quietly while the town’s council held a public hearing and then unanimously gave final passage to a 10-percent increase in water, sewer and business...

Hartis joins Friendship board of directors

Anne Hartis has joined the board of directors at Friendship Place Inc.

Pets of the week

St. Frances Animal Center of Georgetown has animals in need of homes. The Georgetown Times features Pets of the Week each Wednesday.

Planners OK proposed changes to land use element map for Georgetown steel mill site

As the city prepares for the arrival of a team of advisers to discuss the fate of the plot of land that housed the former ArcelorMittal steel mill, the city’s Planning Commission chose to...

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.

Teachers and students on South Strand ready for new school year

Schools along the South Strand, like many others, have been gearing up for the first days of school.

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.

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.

Manatee that washed up near Charleston killed by boats

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Wildlife officials say that a dead manatee that washed up on a beach near Charleston was killed by boat propellers.

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