125 Years Ago, 1894
From all parts of the county we hear of a good rice crop, and barring storms and freshets the crop of our county this year should be a good average one. Fair prices should enable our planters to make good in a large measure the terrible losses of last year. The first rice cut in our county was on last Tuesday, with Mr. R.E. Fraser cutting 27 acres. Next week more rice will be cut, and the first of September, if weather is favorable, we should hear of general harvesting. The present war between China and Japan should help prices this year.
100 Years Ago, 1919
Little Mildred, one of the twin daughters of Mrs. B.O. Bryant, while playing recently ran a splinter in her foot from which lockjaw developed shortly afterwards and died on Tuesday night. The remains were funeralized by Rev. Mr. Tucker and laid to rest in Elmwood cemetery on Wednesday.
75 Years Ago, 1944
Bill Maness and Moses Sneg declared that Eddie Carraway makes a very efficient midwife. While on a recent fishing trip Moses hooked onto something big and after quite a struggle landed a large stingray. After being hauled onto the beach, the denizen of the deep proceeded to give birth to five young ones with the assistance of Mr. Carraway.
50 Years Ago, 1969
The first month of operations for Georgetown Steel Corporation has compiled an impressive production record that compares quite favorably with that of a sister steel mill in Kehl, West Germany, said Wolfgang Hansen, GSC president. The fact that Georgetown Steel is using primarily labor that previously had never seen a steel mill as compared to skilled steel workers from the Ruhr Valley at the Kehl mill is even more impressive, he said.
25 Years Ago, 1994
Georgetown County is one of 19 eastern and central counties in South Carolina where 500 hurricane evacuation signs are being erected in an effort to make evacuation more efficient during the threat of hurricanes. The most recent coastal evacuation was conducted immediately prior to Hurricane Hugo, when an estimated 264, 500 people left the coast. The evacuation was the largest in the state’s history.
Compiled by Elizabeth Huntsinger from the Georgetown Times archives.