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County: Signed petition not needed to change chicken limits

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Georgetown County officials say a grassroots group of citizens called Save Our Chickens Georgetown, which includes residents of the Pawleys Island …

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South Carolina officers trained on anti-meth technology

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:10 p.m.

South Carolina – February 5, 2016 – This week, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA), in conjunction with Appriss, conducted three trainings across the state on the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which is the a real-time, stop-sale technology used to ensure that purchasers of pseudoephedrine (PSE) …

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Georgetown County Council aims to decide setback issue by month’s end

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:59 a.m.

Reducing the setback from 90 feet to 50 feet along U.S. Highway 17 and a portion of U.S. Highway 701 will be a hot topic at the next Georgetown …

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Group calls meeting to discuss new Georgetown County chicken law

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:03 p.m.

After the County Council amended a zoning ordinance Jan. 26 to limit the number of chickens allowed on properties in residential zoning districts, a …

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Klassy Kitty opens in Pawleys Island as Badd Kitty faces lawsuit UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.con

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 9:01 a.m.

While John Gaik says his new boutique in Pawleys Island will keep things classy — or, in this case, “Klassy” — the …

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Local bishop named ambassador for mission

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Friday, January 29, 2016 4:01 p.m.

Bishop Shepherd Drayton, long-time pastor of New Refuge Tabernacle of Praise Church in Pawleys Island, has asked for the public’s help to fund …

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Georgetown County approves chicken limits for residential zones UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:09 p.m.

People living in residential areas of Georgetown County are now officially allowed to own a limited number of chickens, according to a newly adopted …

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Lowcountry Prep School hosts spelling/math bee

From staff reports

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Lowcountry Preparatory School students recently were recognized for their talents in the areas of spelling and mathematics at regional South Carolina …

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Nurturing Neighbors: Sandy Revere, Hobcaw Barony

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Sandy Revere

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S.C. Episcopal bishop to retire this summer

From staff reports

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:14 p.m.

The Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg today announced he will retire as Provisional Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer …

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Georgetown County defers decision about highway setbacks UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 4:01 p.m.

Georgetown County leaders will wait to make a decision about a proposed ordinance that will change the setback on U.S. highways 17 and 701 in the …

After 36 years, Georgetown County Probate Judge Waldo Maring to step down

By Max Hrenda

mhrenda@southstrandnews.com

Friday, January 15, 2016 9:44 a.m.

After 36 years working behind the bench in Georgetown County’s Probate Court, Judge Waldo Maring is calling it a career.

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TD Bank in Pawleys Island hopes to ‘make change’ for All 4 Paws

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:51 a.m.

Four-legged friends will be the focus of an event held at the TD Bank branch in the Litchfield community of Pawleys Island Jan. 15.

It’s 2016 and time for some answers

Friday, January 8, 2016 10:06 a.m.

For this new year, I have decided to skip making resolutions and pose some nagging questions instead. These long-unanswered questions demonstrate more staying power than resolutions do anyhow, so here goes:

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Nurturing Neighbors: Theresa Mishik Vercellotti

Friday, January 8, 2016 7:01 a.m.

Theresa Mishik Vercellotti

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Coastal Montessori students documenting construction of school

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:16 a.m.

Coastal Montessori Charter School students are taking an active role in the construction of their new school building, which has already begun. …

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Aliza Jane Ramsing is Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s first baby of the new year UPDATED

By Eileen Keithly

ekeithly@southstrandnews.com

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:41 p.m.

Following nine hours of labor, Aliza Jane Ramsing made her first appearance at 5:09 a.m. on Jan. 3 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, earning …

Litchfield Tea and Poetry Series to kick off Jan. 7 UPDATED

From staff reports

Sunday, January 3, 2016 12:44 p.m.

The Waccamaw Neck Library and the Poetry Society of South Carolina are pleased to announce the 2016 Litchfield Tea and Poetry Series, a long-running …

Estelle McClary is Waccamaw Library Artist of the Month

From staff reports

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 3:05 p.m.

Estelle McClary is the artist of the month for January at the Waccamaw Library in Pawleys Island.

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Nick McClary column: Take 3 steps in pursuit of healthier you

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The holidays are in full swing and in just a short time, a brand new year will begin.

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Georgetown County golf results

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Pawleys Plantation: Men’s results Dec. 21

OBITUARIES

Obituaries

Friday, December 25, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Judith Morris

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Fiorina appears in Pawleys Island

By Max Hrenda

mhrenda@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:10 p.m.

As the Feb. 20 South Carolina primary draws ever nearer, candidates in the crowded Republican field will work to distinguish themselves from their …

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Star Wars fans in Murrells Inlet pack theater for new film UPDATED

By Anita Crone

South Strand News

Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:11 p.m.

The Force was strong opening weekend at Inlet Square Stadium 11.

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Publix may be building store in Murrells Inlet UPDATED

By Anita Crone

news@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, December 24, 2015 12:01 a.m.

Plans for a Publix grocery store in Murrells Inlet have moved closer to fruition; however, the grocery chain still will not confirm that a store is …

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Murrells Inlet businesses take message against oil drilling to Gov. Haley

By Anita Crone

South Strand News

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 10:41 a.m.

Three representatives of small South Strand businesses took their opposition to offshore drilling and seismic testing to Gov. Nikki Haley’s …

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WHS lacrosse team creates animals for children at MUSC Hospital

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Friday, December 18, 2015 7:01 a.m.

The Waccamaw High School girls’ lacrosse team decided to do something special for children this holiday season.

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Basketball game, banquet to benefit scholarship fund

Friday, December 18, 2015 12:01 a.m.

The Choppee School Alumni Association will sponsor a community basketball game and a banquet that will serve as the major fundraisers for the 2015-2016 scholarships. All proceeds generated from these endeavors will allow the group to give three $500 scholarships to three deserving students from Carvers Bay High School – a $500 band …

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Nurturing Neighbors

Friday, December 18, 2015 7:01 a.m.

Dr. Carl Fisher

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International Paper awards $55,000 to area schools and nonprofits UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Thursday, December 17, 2015 4:04 p.m.

People representing more than 30 nonprofit groups and schools in and around Georgetown County received grant funds totalling $55,000 from …

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