125 Years Ago, 1894

The State Press Association desires to hold their annual meeting this year at Pawleys Island and we know we speak for the people of that popular seaside resort when we say that the members of the “fourth estate” will find a hearty and hospitable welcome from all our people. Come, by all means, and let us deliberate among ourselves our old ocean’s bosom, free from all care, and enjoy the beauties of Pawleys Island.

100 Years Ago, 1919

A new boat line is contemplated for the Congaree River in case Georgetown is put on the list of ports to which the south Atlantic Maritime Corporation will allot ships. If the maritime corporation uses Georgetown as one of its ports, the boat service between Columbia and Georgetown, over the Congaree, will be revived. The stopping of steamers at Georgetown will mean a necessity for a water connection of Columbia with Georgetown, and it will mean much to Columbia and the whole state. If Georgetown is used as one of the ports, then re-establishment of the Congaree boat line, it is believed, will follow immediately.

75 Years Ago, 1944

Although fairly swamped with commissioned officers and chief petty officers of the Coast Guard while angling, President Roosevelt’s best fishing guides appear to have been civilians. On April 21 he is recorded as taking two fish from George Vanderbilt’s Arcadia pool, with Neal Cox and Arthur Bailey piloting and guiding. The next day Ralph Ford guided the presidential party to the Hector and the calendar says, “cruised 15 miles into Atlantic for best fishing of trip; good catch of blues and bonita.”

50 Years Ago, 1969

A broad and sweeping plan for desegregation of the Georgetown County school system has been proposed by the Office of Health, Education and Welfare. Reorganization of the system of county schools is called for in the desegregation plan for Georgetown County proposed by HEW after two federal education examiners spent three days inspecting the county school system last month.

25 Years Ago, 1994

Pawleys Island Town Council recently passed an ordinance for Code of Conduct on the island. Among 14 rules that constitute disorderly conduct on the island are noise regulations, abusive language to any town official, congregating without permission of town officials and impeding vehicular and pedestrian traffic. A violation of any of the rules could result in a fine from $25 to $200, or being jailed for not more than 30 days.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Huntsinger from the Georgetown Times archives.