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Families, friends and acquaintances were all on hand January 4, as Mayor Frank McClary along with three new members of the Andrews town council: Jamie Altman, Amy Pinckney-Flagler and Robert S…

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It seems to make sense that if you eat less food, you'll lose weight. But that's not necessarily the case, according to Dr. John B. Cleek, an internal medicine specialist with Roper St. Franci…

On Monday Jan.6, Robert Higbe IV had his second hole in one. Higbe, 14-years old, is a 9th grader at Andrews High School. Robert was at practice when the hole in one was accomplished. The golf…

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The Georgetown County Sheriff's office is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman suspected of shoplifting at Lowe’s Foods in the Pawleys Island area. The woman in the accompanying ph…

Each week, South Strand News features pets up for adoption from All4Paws Animal Rescue in Pawleys Island. Here are the featured pets for this week:

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Regular readers may have thought this column had reached its natural end due to its absence in the paper these past few weeks. One attentive reader, Mij Yllek, whose name has been spelled back…

Ecuador is a country on the west coast of South America, just south of Colombia, and north of Peru. Its name actually means equator as it straddles the equator. Just about 12 miles north of th…

The Grand Strand Camellia Society in association with the American Camellia Society and the Atlantic Coast Camellia Society will sponsor its sixteenth Annual Camellia Show on January 11 and 12, 2020.

 After a thorough investigation of an incident involving an injured possum in the Hilton Head area last week, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has been unable to confirm allega…

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Do you believe that the demotion of Tim Chatman was "excessive" as the committee stated?

The Grievance Committee has issued their decision stating that former Public Works Director Tim Chatman should have some form of disciplinary action but not be demoted of his position. Mayor Brendan Barber has overruled their decision and will not reinstate Chatman as of this time. The Committee says that they feel that the demotion and reduction in pay was "excessive."

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