Georgetown County reviews damage, plans ahead after historic rain

Wednesday, October 7, 9:14 a.m.

Although the possibility of additional flooding lingers, Georgetown County staffers have begun to assess the damage in the wake of the historic rain levels and flooding that began on Friday, Oct.

Georgetown included in state plan for disaster-related unemployment assistance

Wednesday, October 7, 10:54 a.m.

Georgetown County residents whose employment was jeopardized or lost after last week’s rain or flooding will have an opportunity to receive state aid.

Officials urge evacuation of Andrews, Lane sections of Williamsburg County

Wednesday, October 7, 11:16 a.m.

Williamsburg County officials are urging citizens living south of the Black River and Santee River to voluntarily evacuate due to flood dangers.

Georgetown County estimates repairs needed on 160 roads

Tuesday, October 6, 8:12 p.m.

Although Georgetown County has not yet completed its damage assessment, the Public Services Department has identified problems with 160 county roadways.

Wood Duck box applications available through October

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the S.C. chapter of Ducks Unlimited and the S.C. Department of Corrections, will continue the construction and distribution of wood...

Football: Georgetown opens region with 28-21 win

Georgetown battled St. James and the weather on Oct. 1, but came out on top to win its first game of the region season.

Volleyball: Georgetown nets first two wins

After opening the season with a string of losses, Georgetown High’s volleyball team won two matches in two days over Carvers Bay and region rival Wilson.

AHS Homecoming candidates

Georgetown County warns of possible scam involving National Guard

The county is cautioning area residents about a potential scam involving people claiming to be National Guardsmen.

Inlet man charged with felony DUI

A Murrells Inlet man is facing a felony drunken driving charge more than one week after he and a passenger were injured in an auto accident.

Georgetown man charged in alleged rape of minor

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Georgetown man and charged him with raping a 14-year-old girl in 2014.

Update: Officer killed in South Carolina mall shooting, police say

A police officer responding to a report of a suspicious person was fatally shot at a suburban South Carolina mall on Wednesday, and police say a suspect is in custody.

Pets of the week

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

Just working in the rain

Graves Southern Baptist Church hosts Lorraine Howard in concert

Graves Southern Baptist Church will feature Lorraine Howard in a concert on Sunday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m.

More than 30 families evacuated from Andrews homes

The Andrews community came together over the past several days to make sure their citizens were safe and out of harm’s way as rising flood waters engulfed the town.

School closures

Several schools have announced closures and delays this week.

Update: Georgetown, Williamsburg, Horry schools to be closed Monday

The Georgetown County School District has canceled classes for Monday, Oct. 5, in light of heavy flooding.

Tidelands Health announces weather closings for offices, rehab centers, more

Tidelands Health has announced that several of its faciliities will be closed Monday due to the storm and road conditions.

Georgetown, Waccamaw hospitals fully operational despite weather, officials say

Tidelands Health officials have confirmed that its hospitals – Georgetown Memorial and Waccamaw Community – are open and fully operational.

Mark A. Stevens column: Reports sidestep Bigfoot issues

Being in the news business as long as I have, certain stories come across my desk regularly, but I’ve never got a chance to cover a Bigfoot sighting. And I’m a little bummed about...

South Carolina cleans up, but worries remain amid floods

The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on Tuesday, as the first sunny day in nearly two weeks provided a...

Archaeologists pluck 3 Civil War cannons from Pee Dee River

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A team of South Carolina archaeologists plucked three cast iron Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River on Tuesday and marveled that 150 years in the muck...

Planned Parenthood: Correction plans should address SC concerns

Planned Parenthood officials say plans being submitted to the state’s public health agency should bring its Columbia clinic into compliance and remove the possibility of forced closure.

Researchers checking lines for a dozen SC counties

Researchers are traveling around South Carolina to make sure that current county boundary lines are where they were drawn more than a century ago.

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