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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Update to Natural Resources Draft

A revised version of the DRAFT Natural Resources element has been provided to the Planning Commission in advance of its workshop this week. The revised version has been posted to our website and can be viewed at https://www.gtcounty.org/DocumentC...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Draft of Natural Resources Element added

A new draft element has been added to the Comprehensive Plan page of Georgetown County's website. Please note this is a first draft and the element has not yet been formatted to match the design of other approved elements as the text has not yet ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Council members take oath of office

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Three County Council members -- including two brand new ones -- took the oath of office on Jan. 10, immediately prior to the first council meeting of the new year. New council members are Clint Elliott of District 1 and Stella Mercado of District 6. Louis...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Board thanks Altman for 20 years of service

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The Georgetown County Board of Elections and Voter Registration recognized retiring board member Billy Altman on Jan. 11 for 20 years of service. The January meeting was Altman's last as a board member. He and his wife are moving to Columbia.

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Elections and Voters Registration
Posted on: August 15, 2022

View candidates for school board seats

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Filing for four nonpartisan school board seats closed at noon on Aug. 15. View a complete list of those who filed on our Elections page. Voters will select the winners on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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Elections and Voters Registration

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Posted on: February 6, 2023

GCSO Polar Plunge raises $80K for Special Olympics

Fundraisers race into the ocean during the 3rd annual GCSO Polar Plunge

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office raised $80,000 for the Special Olympics with its third annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 3.

The event drew hundreds to the Litchfield Inn for a cold morning of dancing, hot cocoa, doughnuts and fun prior to an icy...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Holt promoted to County Assessor

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Longtime Georgetown County Assessor Susan Edwards stepped down from her role this year, promoting Deputy Assessor Tim Holt into the position.

Holt took over leadership of the Assessor’s Office on Jan. 1. Edwards, who has worked for the county for more than...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Georgetown County Library Main Branch to Undergo Renovation

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The Georgetown County Library is gearing up to begin renovations on its main branch on Cleland Street. County officials held a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 12 to kick things off. Construction work is scheduled to begin by Feb. 1.

While the library will ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Georgetown County PIO Receives International Professional Designation

Jackie R. Broach

Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie R. Broach has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Public Information Officer” (PIO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing® ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Small Business Administration Opens Business Recovery Center

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today the opening of a Business Recovery Center at the Litchfield Exchange at 14361 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island, South Carolina on Monday, Nov. 28 at noon. The BRC provides one-on-one assistance wit...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Public Services employees win 2022 annual awards

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Georgetown County Public Services recognized three of its most outstanding employees on November 17 during a luncheon to honor staff. Lynn Sullivan received the Customer Service Award, Maureen Mulligan received the Professional Achievement Award, and Roba...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Georgetown County recognized for excellence in financial reporting for fifth straight year

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Georgetown County government has – for the fifth consecutive year – received the highest form of recognition available in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The county’s Finance Department was present...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Ribbon Cutting at New Recycling Center

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The skies were as blue as the brand new collection bins at the Big Dam Swamp Recycling Center as residents and officials gathered for a ribbon cutting at the new site just outside of Andrews.
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Post Storm Repair Reminder

Post Storm Repairs

Please be aware that while we certainly want citizens to be able to clean up and shore up their properties after the storm, a building permit is required before proceeding with repair work.  Repairs to nonconforming structures in a flood...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 18, 2022

County Hires New Assistant Fire Chief

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Georgetown County is pleased to announce that Aaron Bostic has been hired as the county’s new Assistant Fire Chief, taking over for retiring Assistant Chief Tony Hucks in November. Bostic is no stranger to local emergency services, having served at Midway...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Council approves new laws on animal restraint

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New laws regarding animal restraint – particularly dog tethering and kenneling – are now in place in Georgetown County and will begin being actively enforced in the coming weeks.

Georgetown County Council gave third and final reading on...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Bassmaster College National Championship coming Sept. 2

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Several S.C. colleges and universities will be among 44 schools and 130 teams coming to Georgetown from across the nation next month to participate in the Bassmaster College National Championship.

The tournament, sponsored by Strike King, will take place o...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 22, 2022

McClellan named new Midway Fire chief

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Georgetown County is pleased to announce that Brent McClellan has been selected as the next Chief of Midway Fire Rescue. 

Chief McClellan began his fire service career in 1993 as a volunteer in Lenore, WV. He became a certified Paramedic in 1996 b...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Harbor Study presentation available for download

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The presentation given by GEL Engineering is available to view and download online. Download the presentation now. You may also download the presentation given by Economic Development Director Tiffany Harrison.

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Sheriff to host National Night Out on Aug. 2 in Pawleys Island

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Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver and the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office invite all members of the public to the 37th Annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Pawleys Island Community Church, 10304 Ocean Highway.

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

10 county staff members complete leadership program

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Ten executive leaders from Georgetown County government recently completed a year-long leadership development program facilitated by LeaderGov, of Atlanta, Ga. The participants were engaged in 12 workshops that focused on growing their understanding of th...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

County, City officials to hear harbor study recommendations

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Officials with Georgetown County and the City of Georgetown will come together this month to hear a report from engineers examining potential solutions for silting of the Georgetown Harbor.

The report will be presented at 5 p.m. June 14 at Howard Auditoriu...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Falkenhagen named new fire chief

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Georgetown County Emergency Services is pleased to announce that James "Jim" Falkenhagen has been selected as the new Fire Chief for Georgetown County Fire- EMS. Chief Falkenhagen brings more than three decades of fire and EMS experience to the ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

County receives statewide award for safety

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Georgetown County government was presented this week with the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award from the S.C. Association of Counties. The annual award is presented to counties that have demonstrated significant progress in a specific area of their ris...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 12, 2022

John Thomas has resigned from County Council

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John Thomas, the Georgetown County Council District 1 representative since 2015, announced today that he will resign from the council effective May 23. 

Per state law, a special election will not be required, as his resignation date is within 180 ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

County fire depts. receive 'Fire Safe' designation

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Georgetown County has been named a Fire Safe Community, thanks to the efforts of both Georgetown County Fire-EMS and Midway Fire-Rescue. The departments were recently recognized by Fire Safe South Carolina for efforts in 2021 to develop community risk red...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Recruit School graduates first class of firefighters

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Georgetown County Emergency Services, in partnership with the City of Georgetown, graduated eight new firefighters from its first ever Firefighter Recruit School this spring.

Normally, agencies send firefighter recruits for to the S.C. Fire Academy for nec...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Statement regarding recent land clearing in Murrells Inlet

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Recent land clearing in the Murrells Inlet area has understandably drawn concerns from community members about tree removal for new development. The site plan for the commercial development in question was approved prior to the enactment of the most recen...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Joey Manigault to join Officials Hall of Fame

Joey Manigault is pictured in a gym in his officials uniform holding a basketball.

Joey Manigault is a community favorite in Georgetown County. He has been with the County’s Parks and Recreation department since November of 1989, and people of all ages – from “Old Timers,” to kids taking part in t...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Free seminar offered on Heirs Property

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The Georgetown County Planning Department and the Frances P. Bunnelle Foundation will team up this month with the Center for Heirs Property Preservation to host a free heirs property seminar and clinic in Georgetown.

The event is set for Monday, March 21, ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 8, 2022

Council adopts redistricting plan

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Georgetown County Council gave third and final reading to a redistricting plan at its regular meeting on Feb. 8. It ultimately adopted Map 650, the fifth redistricting map presented to them over the last three months.

Council requested a fifth map followin...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

SC filmmaker to show documentary on purple martins at Waccamaw Library

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This movie is definitely “for the birds!” On Friday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m., the Waccamaw Library will welcome filmmaker Zach Steinhauser to introduce and screen "Purple Haze: A Conservation Film," his stunning documentary about purple martins in ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Talking History series to debut in March

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This March the Waccamaw Library will host the first two presentations as part of a new "Talking History" series, which will feature faculty members from the Coastal Carolina University Department of History. On Friday, March 24 at 10 a.m., Dr. K...

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Library
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Musician Series returns

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LIVE at the LI-brary! The Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) Musicians Series will be back in full swing starting in January 2023. Tap your toes and clap your hands to an array of live music, including a multi-instrumentalist duo, a choral ensemble, o...

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Library
Posted on: January 2, 2023

Library announces "First Thursday" series lineup

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The successful Friends of the Waccamaw Library (FOWL) 1st Thursday Speaker Series returns for another much anticipated run in Spring 2023. The 1st Thursday Series is one of the Library’s featured programs. Although subjects of presentations are ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

New Foreclosure Sales Have Been Published

Foreclosure sales for September have been posted and are available at https://www.gtcounty.org/223/Foreclosure-Sales.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

New Foreclosure Sales Have Been Published

Foreclosure sales for August 2022 have been published. View them at https://www.gtcounty.org/223/Foreclosure-Sales.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

New Foreclosure Sales Have Been Published

Foreclosure sales for July 2022 have been published at https://www.gtcounty.org/223/Foreclosure-Sales.

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Posted on: March 29, 2022

New Foreclosure Sales Have Been Published

Foreclosure sales for April 2022 are now posted at http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/223/Foreclosure-Sales

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

A new Georgetown County Newsletter has been posted online

Our January 2023 newsletter has been posted. Thanks for your patience while I was away on maternity leave! View the newsletter at https://www.gtcounty.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=318.

Jackie Broach,Georgetown County PIO

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

A new Georgetown County Newsletter has been posted online

Our Sept. newsletter has been posted online at https://www.gtcounty.org/Archive.aspx?AMID=44. Please be aware this will be our last newsletter for this year. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Many of our longtime readers are probably familiar w...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

A new Georgetown County Newsletter has been posted online

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Our August newsletter is now available at https://www.gtcounty.org/Archive.aspx?ADID=299. Please enjoy and feel free to share the link with anyone you think may be interested! 

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

A new Georgetown County Newsletter has been posted online

The June issue of the Georgetown County newsletter is now available at https://www.gtcounty.org/Archive.aspx?AMID=44.

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

"Mrs. Zonda" recognized for volunteer service

Zonda Cox pictured accepting a plaque from Council Chairman Louis Morant

County Council recognized Zonda Cox as Georgetown County's Volunteer of the year for 2022 for the work she has done for Georgetown County Parks & Recreation and the Georgetown Baseball/Softball Booster Club. Cox was honored at council&rsq...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 24, 2023

New bridge built at Stables Park thanks to Eagle Scout project

Liam Perry is pictured working on the new bridge at Stables Park.

A new pedestrian bridge was built at Stables Park on Jan. 21 thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by Liam Perry. The 16-year-old constructed the bridge in memory of Bill Shehan, who was a dedicated Scoutmaster for many years. Shehan died in 2021 after a battl...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Controlled burning at park will cause temporary pathway closures

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Parts of the Waccamaw Neck bikeway will close this week as the state moves forward with planned and controlled burning at Huntington Beach State Park.

The bikeway runs through Pawleys Island north to the Horry County Line, including a section that traverse...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Open play basketball suspended at Howard, Beck gyms

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Open play basketball in the gymnasium at the Howard Center on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and at Beck Recreation Center on Sunday afternoons has been suspended until further notice. 

Georgetown County made this decision following a shooting inci...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Bassmaster College National Championship coming to Georgetown

Patrick Walters as part of the USC team in 2017 is seen holding up his prize winning catch.

The best college fishing teams in the country will take to Georgetown County’s five rivers this September, when Bassmaster returns to Winyah Bay. Georgetown County Parks and Recreation will host the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Nat...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Parks and Rec. Dept. earns national designation

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Georgetown County Parks and Recreation has been designated a Better Sports for Kids Quality Program Provider by the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). 

This honor, like the Good Housekeeping Seal given to household products that meet high ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Manigault to join SC Officials Hall of Fame

Joey Manigault is pictured in a gym in his officials uniform holding a basketball.

Joey Manigault is a community favorite in Georgetown County. He has been with the County’s Parks and Recreation department since November of 1989, and people of all ages – from “Old Timers,” to kids taking part in t...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 4, 2022

County to name park in honor of Ladson

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Georgetown County will name a park in the Plantersville community in honor of the late Abie Roger Ladson Sr. Council approved the honor on March 8 at the request of a group of area residents.

The park is located at 180 Jackson Village Road.

Ladson, who pass...

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Parks and Recreation

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Notice regarding Town of Pawleys Island building permits

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Beginning Feb. 1, the Georgetown County Building Department is no longer handling permits for the Town of Pawleys Island. If you have an active permit that was issued by the County, we will continue to administer the permit through project completion and ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

County adds electric vehicles to fleet

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Georgetown County added the first two electric vehicles to its fleet last month. It’s a long-awaited move expected to generate savings for the county in coming years.

“We started trying to find battery-operated vehicles to buy about thr...

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Public Services
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Recycling Centers to standardize hours beginning Jan. 30

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The hours of operation for recycling centers across Georgetown County will be more consistent and predictable beginning Monday, Jan. 30. The Environmental Services Division has announced plans to standardize center hours. 

When the changes go into...

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Public Services
Posted on: January 17, 2023

S.C. Office of Resilience to have public input meetings

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Residents of Georgetown and Williamsburg counties are invited to attend public input meetings on drainage and flooding issues this month. The meetings, hosted by the S.C. Office of Resilience and contractor McCormick Taylor, will take place from 5:30-7:30...

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Public Services
Posted on: January 17, 2023

LaRocco appointed to state advisory council

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Michelle LaRocco, manager of the Georgetown County Environmental Services Division, has been appointed to the S.C. Recycling Market Development Advisory Council by Gov. Henry McMaster.

The 14-member council advises on building the growth of the state&a...

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