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Hemingway High teacher, Georgetown resident Doreen Green earns ‘outstanding’ award UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 5:09 p.m.

Hemingway High School biology teacher and Georgetown resident Doreen Green takes biology beyond the classroom and into her students’ lives, and for her efforts, she’s been named the...

Gov. Haley vetoes 87 SC budget items tallying $30 million UPDATED

Tuesday, June 30, 2:34 p.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked legislators Tuesday after issuing 87 budget vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature’s budget package.

Serving the Community — Firefighter Thomas Godwin — Georgetown Fire Department

Tuesday, June 30, 9:39 a.m.

Although 19-year-old Thomas Godwin has only served with the Georgetown Fire Department for about three weeks, he has already spent years working to become a firefighter.

U.S. Rep. Rice talks with Chamber guests

Monday, June 29, 10:13 a.m.

The Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce and about 25 of its guests sat, ate and talked with U.S. Rep. Tom Rice at Five Rivers Tavern on June 19 to get an update from the congressman on his...



Column: Hail to the coaches

Friday, June 26, 12:01 a.m.

The new Georgetown County School District budget includes an increase in the supplements that sports coaches earn.

Junior American Legion season winding down

Thursday, June 25, 4:43 p.m.

Georgetown Post 114’s Junior American Legion team lost twice this week to bring its season to a close.

Socastee’s Thompson signs with Mariners

Thursday, June 25, 12:01 a.m.

June has been a busy month for Dylan Thompson.

Sharks in action

Thursday, June 25, 12:01 a.m.

Official practices for the 2015 high school football season can’t start until July 31, but teams can participate in some summer activities. Waccamaw and St. James met for passing league...


Man charged with child sex assault returns to Georgetown

Saturday, June 27, 3:01 p.m.

An area man returned to Georgetown County this week more than three months after he did not appear in court to face child molestation charges.

DPS: 2 arrested after removing Confederate flag from S.C. Statehouse grounds

Saturday, June 27, 10:15 a.m.

Although the state Legislature will begin debating the placement of the Confederate battle flag on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, for a North Carolina pair, that process may have been...

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office asks for help finding alleged armed robber

Wednesday, June 24, 4:00 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for information that could lead to the arrest of a man who may have committed two armed robberies within 20 minutes of each other.

Local, state leaders mourn colleague, look to the future

Monday, June 22, 12:01 p.m.

Local legislators are mourning the loss of one of their own after a mass shooting at a historically black church in downtown Charleston.


SCHP: 1 killed in collision between car, ATV in Georgetown County

Saturday, June 27, 8:52 p.m.

South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers said one person was killed after a sedan collided with an all-terrain vehicle this weekend.

Woman: ‘Complete misunderstanding’ led to assault charge against Waccamaw Middle School teacher

Saturday, June 27, 7:49 p.m.

A Murrells Inlet woman who pressed charges against a Waccamaw Middle School teacher said a classroom incident involving her nephew was a “complete misunderstanding” and wants the...

Hobcaw volunteers give greenhouse a face lift

Saturday, June 27, 7:01 a.m.

Belle Baurch’s home at Bellefield Plantation on the grounds of Hobcaw Barony may be unfurnished, but the 60-year-old greenhouse behind the garage is getting a face-lift and will soon be...

Pinckney procession slated to pass through Andrews

Friday, June 26, 12:40 p.m.

The funeral procession for the pastor and state Senator who was killed in a Charleston church is expected to pass through Georgetown County this afternoon.

Education & Business

Climbing the summer slide

Friday, June 19, 2:34 p.m.

When school lets out for summer, students take a trip on the summer slide.

College news

Friday, June 19, 3:28 p.m.

Fayetteville State

WTC hosts ministerial forum

Friday, June 19, 3:24 p.m.

Williamsburg Technical College’s Workforce Development Department recently hosted a ministerial forum as part of the Department’s Annual Community Outreach Collaboration.

Lions scholarships

Friday, June 19, 9:01 a.m.


Letters to the Editor

Friday, June 26, 9:01 a.m.

Abortion is a blight on the nation

Everyone else is doing it, so I’m running for president of the United States

Sunday, June 28, 11:21 p.m.

My name is Mark A. Stevens, and I’m running for president of the United States.

From the Drawing Board...

Friday, June 19, 6:17 p.m.

State News

State civil, religious leaders weigh in on same-sex marriage decision

Friday, June 26, 1:59 p.m.

Reaction has been swift to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that same-sex marriage can move forward in all 50 states and is protected by the Constitution.

State, local agencies throw support behind Haley’s call for removal of Confederate flag

Wednesday, June 24, 3:35 p.m.

Less than two days after Gov. Nikki Haley encouraged state legislators to consider removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, political and business leaders have lended their...

S.C. lawmakers agree to debate removing Confederate flag

Tuesday, June 23, 2:31 p.m.

Chanting “bring it down, bring it down,” hundreds gathered in Tuesday’s sweltering heat to demand the removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside South...

Gov. Haley calls for Confederate flag to come down

Monday, June 22, 4:23 p.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the Confederate flag should be removed from the grounds of the state capitol, reversing her position on the divisive symbol amid...

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