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Posted on: February 25, 2024

Ellis named state Director of the Year

Three people standing in front of a backdrop emblazoned with the SCEMA logo and name

Brandon Ellis, Georgetown County Emergency Services Director, was named Director of the Year at the 2024 S.C. Emergency Management Association’s annual conference last week. 

The Director of the Year award is given annually to a county e...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Land Use Draft and public input session

The Georgetown County Planning Department is pleased to announce that the long-awaited draft of the Land Use Element is ready for review. View the draft documents by clicking the links below:

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

County receives safety achievement awards

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Georgetown County and its Risk Manager Holley Laycock have been presented with safety achievement awards by the S.C. Association of Counties Workers Compensation Trust.

The Outstanding Safety Achievement Award is given to counties that have made significan...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Living History Day comes to Georgetown

Revolutionary War re-enactors in costume

Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion died nearly 230 years ago, but his legacy will be alive and well on Saturday, March 2 in Georgetown.

“We’ll be celebrating Francis Marion Living History Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with reenact...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Nonprofits looking to connect with volunteers at fair

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library will host its annual "Know The Neck" volunteer fair on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Waccamaw Library auditorium.

"The volunteer fair is a popular event for area nonprofits and members of our commu...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Construction of new jail to provide bid opportunities for local subcontractors

A subcontractor outreach meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 8259 Choppee Rd., Georgetown. This non-mandatory meeting is hosted by M.B. Kahn Construction to provide information for subcontractors who may be interested in bi...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 5, 2024 | Last Modified on: May 17, 2021

Library to show conservation documentary as part of Hammock Coast Birding Festival

purple martins clustered on a gourd style bird house

Birdwatchers will flock to Georgetown County this month for the 2nd annual Hammock Coast Birding Festival, taking place Feb. 9-11. On the lineup of events is a showing of “Purple Haze: A Conservation Film,” at the Waccamaw Library on F...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Pyatt to retire from bench

Pyatt stands in judge's robes in front of the judicial seal

After 27 years on the bench, Georgetown County Chief Magistrate Isaac Pyatt will don his judge’s robes for the last time on Jan. 30. He announced his retirement earlier this month and his staff will hold a drop-in party for him on Jan. 26. &...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 22, 2024

Participants sought for Polar Plunge fundraiser

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

Staff at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are getting ready to take the plunge, and they want you to join them!

The Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Carter Weaver invite members of the public to participate in the fourth annual Polar Pl...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Library cardholders now have access to free movie streaming service

collage of movies. Text over them reads ൦,000+ movies streaming free with your library card"

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Waccamaw Library, Kanopy streaming service is now available free of charge to all Georgetown County Library patrons. The Friends group kindly agreed to pay registration costs so that all Geo...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Join the Herd: County introduces new trails program

In January, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation announced a new program to help get people outdoors, moving and exploring. They call it the GOAT program, an acronym for Georgetown Outdoor Adventure Trails. 

The program encourages residents to &...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Whale research project flies out of Georgetown Airport

A right whale mother and calf as seen from a plane flying above the ocean.

The Southeastern coast of the United States is a critical habitat for the endangered North Atlantic right whale, and the Georgetown Airport is playing a small role in important research on these majestic creatures. 

With a population believed to n...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Tea & Poetry Series Returns to Waccamaw Library for 18th season

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry,” wrote celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson. Experience for yourself poetry’s head-topping, invigorating power as the Litchfield Tea an...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Treasurer's Office temporarily relocates to Council Chambers

Staff members look through files at the desks normally used by County Council

The Georgetown County Treasurer's Office has moved operations to County Council Chambers while repairs are made to its home on the first floor of the historic courthouse. Offices on the back side of the courthouse, including the Treasurer&apo...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 14, 2023

Deadline for payment of real estate taxes extended

Georgetown County taxpayers will have until mid-February to pay property taxes on real estate. 

The Georgetown County Auditor and Treasurer announced today that the S.C. Department of Revenue has granted an extension, allowing payment of 2023 real...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Severe weather expected Jan. 9

Updated at 5:13 p.m. Jan. 8.

Georgetown County Emergency Management is encouraging residents to prepare for severe weather on Tuesday, Jan. 9. On Monday, the Storm Prediction Center elevated the threat of severe weather for our area to an "Enhanced Ri...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 4, 2023

'Journey to Freedom' sculptor to make piece for Georgetown Library

A rendering of the proposed sculpture features Tubman and her young nephew, she gesturing upward

Wesley Wofford, the artist behind the Harriet Tubman sculpture that recently drew droves of visitors to Georgetown’s Rainey Park, is making a new Tubman sculpture that will be on permanent display at the Georgetown Library. 

The Friends ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 20, 2023

Where to dispose of storm debris

a full black garbage laying among leaf litter on the roadside

Georgetown County has recently received complaints about trash and debris left on the roadside in unincorporated areas of the county following this weekend's storm. Georgetown County does not have curbside debris pickup for this event. Storm debr...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Damage Assessment under way in Georgetown County

Three people surround a car on a flooded street.

Georgetown County recorded 12.75 inches of rain from Saturday night into Monday morning -- an amount Georgetown County Emergency Services Director Brandon Ellis called "unprecedented."

It caused flooding throughout the county, especially within t...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 18, 2023

Some county operations impacted by flooding

flooding in the Treasurer's Office with water still pooling on the floor

Due to flooding in parts of the historic Georgetown County Courthouse, some county operations will be limited today. 

Major damage occurred in the Treasurer's Office, Building Department and Stormwater Division located at the back of the courthous...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Georgetown County EMD monitoring weekend storm

A Georgetown County Sheriff's Office vehicle drives through a flooded coastal roadway

Georgetown County Emergency Management is monitoring a coastal low pressure system expected to bring tropical storm-like conditions to our area over the weekend. The biggest threat from the system will be coastal flooding, said Brandon Ellis, director of ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Council recognizes holiday card contest winners

From left: Emmaline Lee, Gabriella Morris and MaryHope Magann stand in Council Chambers.

Georgetown County Council was delighted to recognize the winners of its annual holiday card contest on Dec. 12. The winners are: 

  • 1st place, Gabriela Morris of Waccamaw Middle School; 
  • 2nd place, Emmaline Jane Lee of Coastal Montessori Cha...
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Library auditorium named in honor of Cross

A man and a woman look at a portrait of Jean Cross on display in the library auditorium

The auditorium at the Waccamaw Library is now the DeBordieu-Cross Auditorium, named in honor of Jean Cross, a former president of the library’s friends group and co-chair of the fundraising committee for construction of the library. She passed a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Three free civil rights history events happening in December

Portrait of Lorna Rainey

The great-granddaughter of the first Reconstruction House member will join two civil rights groundbreakers in a Dec. 8 program, “Eyewitnesses to the Movement: Georgetown and the Civil Rights Movement.” Lorna Rainey, photojournalist Cec...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Holiday schedule for 2023

As we approach the holiday season, we want to make residents aware of the county's upcoming holiday closures.

Georgetown County offices and facilities will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving. This excludes the landfill and recycling centers...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

County recognizes Public Services employees

Harley Walker award 2023

The Georgetown County Department of Public Services presented awards to three employees this week. Halie Lowry received the Professional Achievement Award, Zackary Parsons received the Customer Service Award, and Harley Walker received the Employee of the...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 2, 2023

'Library of Things' comes to Southern Georgetown

Assorted items from the Library of Things, including bakeware and games.

Of course libraries aren’t “just for books,” and haven’t been for a long time now. But the Southern Georgetown Branch has added some items to its collection that most people probably wouldn’t expect to che...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 30, 2023

New sales taxes proposed as way to lessen tax burden on homeowners

Georgetown County Council passed resolutions on Oct. 24 to move ahead with plans to put in place two new sales taxes: a Local Option Sales Tax and a Capital Project Sales Tax.

Both options would require the public’s approval at the ballot box in ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Newly rebranded Hammock Coast Golf Trail offers access to unforgettable courses

New Hammock Coast Golf Trail Logo

In a brand merger that’s sure to enhance the economic driver of tourism in Georgetown County, the Waccamaw Golf Trail is officially taking advantage of the surging popularity of South Carolina’s Hammock Coast® – the c...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 14, 2023

“Lynching’s Legacies” to be discussed as part of library civil rights series

black and white portrait of Mari Crabtree

“Lynching’s Legacies in the U.S. South” is the topic of a presentation that will be given by Mari N. Crabtree, Ph.D., at the Southern Georgetown Library on Thursday, Nov. 16. 

The presentation is part of a series taki...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 30, 2023

Library to host Makers and Crafters Fair Nov. 3-4

closeup of a hand removing a snowflake lasercut from a piece of wood.

Whether you’re the crafty type or just always wanted to be, the Waccamaw Library is where you’ll want to be this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4.

The branch is hosting its first ever Making and Crafting Fair, with a full slate of even...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 27, 2023

County recognized for excellence in financial reporting

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For the sixth consecutive year, Georgetown County government has received the highest form of recognition available in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. 

The county’s Finance Department was presented with the C...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Writer Tim Conroy brings “church of poetry” to Waccamaw Library

Tim Conroy speaks from a seated position in an armchair during a relaxed presentation

The Waccamaw Library will feature a return visit this month by Tim Conroy, award-winning poet and brother of beloved Lowcountry novelist Pat Conroy. He will lead a special presentation about “The Church of Poetry,” which explores deep ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Bassmaster Redfish Cup headed to Georgetown

A man in a boat in the middle of the water holds a large redfish above his head, showing it off.

Ten teams will compete for their share of a $100,000 purse when the 2023 Yamaha Bassmaster Redfish Cup Championship presented by Skeeter Boats travels to Winyah Bay Oct. 27-29.

Georgetown County has hosted a range of Bassmaster events since 2015, including...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Early voting opens Oct. 23

The Nov. 7 general election is just around the corner. Voters who want to skip potential lines on Election Day have the option to vote early at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, located at 303 N. Hazard St., Georgetown. 

Early voting...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

County introduces Apprenticeship Program for Heavy Equipment Operators

A young black woman in a knit cap stands in front of a large, yellow off-road articulated dump truck

Shatara Duncan isn’t your typical Georgetown County Heavy Equipment Operator. It’s not just that she’s female. Or that she’s young and petite, looking downright tiny next to the giant yellow off-road articulated dum...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 11, 2023

Sheriff's Office launches Explorer program

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver invites local high school students to join Police Explorers Post 333, a new program run by the Sheriff’s Office. Students from 10th, 11th and 12th grades can get an immersive experience in law enforcement,...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 12, 2023

County to replace network core; some services may be unavailable Oct. 14-15

Two male MIS staff members stand on either side of a stack of cradlepoint routers

This weekend, Georgetown County will replace a portion of its network core, housed at the historic courthouse. Once complete, the process will result in better network connectivity and faster connections, said Johnny Pope, a network engineer with the coun...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 10, 2023

Council requests to name state road in honor of Johnny Morant

Members of the Morant family stand smiling in a line in Council Chambers

Georgetown County Council will ask the General Assembly to rename an 8-mile section of Exodus Drive (S.C. Highway S-264) in honor of the late Johnny Morant. The council unanimously passed a Resolution to that effect on October 10, with members of the Mora...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 9, 2023

McClellan, Bostic complete Chief Fire Officer program

Brent McClellan, left, and Aaron Bostic stand side by side holding their framed certificates.

Congratulations to Brent McClellan, Chief of Midway Fire and Rescue, and Aaron Bostic, Assistant Fire Chief at Georgetown County Fire and EMS. They were recognized this month for completing the South Carolina Chief Fire Officer Program, hosted by the Sout...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 6, 2023

Civil rights exhibit opens at Southern Georgetown Library

Two men and two women pose smiling in front of a banner that is part of the exhibit

The Georgetown County Library’s Southern Georgetown Branch will host a traveling civil rights exhibit this fall. Titled “Justice for All,” the exhibit is from the University of South Carolina’s Center for Civil Rights History and Research, and will be on ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Bike trail through state park to close temporarily for wildfire mitigation work

Black and White Photo of person biking along a paved path

It's time again for thinning of timber at Huntington Beach State Park as part of wildfire mitigation efforts. As a result, sections of the Waccamaw Bikeway running through the park will be temporarily closed beginning early next week. 

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Classic Film Series to screen spooky flicks leading up to Halloween

Ingrid Bergman in an eerie, shadowy room in a still from the classic film Notorious

Residents are invited to celebrate “Hollywood Halloween” at the Waccamaw Library on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. this Fall.

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 29, the Library will unveil a series of weekly screenings featuring classic thrillers that cr...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Library celebrates Harriet Tubman with author visit

Portrait of author Glenis Redmond, smiling in an orange jacket and large dangling earrings

The continuing inspiration of Harriet Tubman, the famed conductor of the Underground Railroad who guided thousands of enslaved African-Americans to liberty, will be the focus of a Waccamaw Library program on Oct. 5.

The Friends of the Waccamaw Library&...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Applicants sought for Transportation Committee

Blue and White image with a picture of a highway stating applicants for CTC are sought

The Georgetown County Legislative Delegation is seeking applicants to serve on the County Transportation Committee. The committee is responsible for selecting and approving road projects to be funded with the county's portion of the state tax on ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 11, 2023

CANCELLED: Outdoor Festival and River Day

A wooden kayak launch extends onto the Black River.

Update posted 10/2/23: Staff has made the decision to cancel the Outdoor Festival and River Day at Rocky Point this year. We hoped to reschedule for Oct. 14, but most of the sponsors and vendors were unable to participate on that day. Instead, we are work...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Sept. 10 is meteorological peak of hurricane season

Image of a hurricane from space.

As summer begins to transition to fall, there’s another season that should be on people’s minds this month. Sept. 10 is the meteorological peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season.

“We were very lucky that Hurricane Idalia didn&a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Talking History series returns with programs on slavery, religion

Friendfield Village church and cabin at Hobcaw Barony, which previously housed enslaved persons..

In October and November, the Waccamaw Library will host two more fascinating presentations as part of its Talking History series, an exciting collaboration that features faculty members from the Coastal Carolina University Department of History. The serie...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 9, 2023

New website feature allows residents to access property-specific floodplain information online

Aerial view of Winyah Bay

As of this month, the Georgetown County Planning and Building Department has made it easier for residents to access floodplain information specific to their individual property. The county is using a floodplain management platform called Forerunner to hel...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 15, 2023

Public input meetings will focus on Land Use Element of Comprehensive Plan

People attending a meeting with a speaker and display screen at the front of the room.

The Georgetown County Planning Department will host a series of community listening sessions to gather comments from residents regarding the update to the Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan. Residents are invited to attend any or all of the sessio...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 10, 2023

Fall youth sports delayed due to heat

Football players on a field backlight by a blazing sun

After much consideration, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation decided this week to postpone its 2023 fall youth sports season due to extreme heat. 

"Our top priority is the safety of the children, so we are canceling conditioning and postp...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 2, 2023

Italian company to open manufacturing plant in Georgetown County

Zilmet logo

Zilmet USA, an American subsidiary of an Italian company that manufactures plumbing parts, is opening a manufacturing facility in Georgetown County.

The company announced today that they have broken ground on construction of a 150,000-square-foot facility ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Filing opens for those interested in running for mayor, council

Red, white and blue patriotic banner reading "candidate filing opens Aug. 1"

Both the Town of Andrews and the Town of Pawleys Island will have elections for Mayor and Town Council on Nov. 7. Town residents who would like to file to run for office can do so beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 1. Filing will close at noon on Aug. 15....

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 31, 2023

County wins national Public Information awards

collage of winning entries and portrait of Broach

Georgetown County Public Information Officer Jackie Broach won six awards in this year’s National Association of County Information Officers Awards of Excellence competition. The winners were announced  July 26. 

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 20, 2023

Staub helps residents enjoy all the outdoors has to offer

TL Staub hammers a trail marker into a tree in Rocky Point Community Forest

After 35 years working in public safety, T.L. Staub is enjoying a much more relaxed pace.

That’s not to say his new job is easy. He has to deal with heat, bugs and all kinds of other critters. But he gets to spend entire days by himself enjoying ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 25, 2023

County to suspend use of environmentally friendly mosquito control methods

A mosquito control truck parked in front of a small block building.

Georgetown County will temporarily suspend use of more environmentally friendly mosquito control applications beginning July 26. Mosquito Control staff will continue to operate utilizing a permethrin and Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) pesticide traditionally us...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Opioid settlement funds to expand recovery, prevention programs

an open container of prescription pills

Opioid settlement funds are headed to Georgetown County to expand an innovative peer recovery program at Tidelands Health, create assistance for patients starting their recovery and fund additional efforts to help battle the opioid crisis.

Georgetown Count...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 6, 2023

Part of Campbell Marine Complex to close for training exercise

Men in camouflage uniforms scattered along a boat landing

The National Guard will participate in a training exercise in Georgetown County this month. 

Part of the exercise will be staged at the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex in Georgetown. As a result, one boat ramp and part of the parking area ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 28, 2023

Outdoor adventures among summer offerings from Parks and Rec.

A woman paddles along the creek in a yellow kayak

Looking for a way to get active this summer? Georgetown County Parks and Recreation is hosting a plethora of free events all summer long. 

Recreation coordinator Jason Walters, and his team have planned both indoor and outdoor events for people of...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Fire Dept. offers tips for safe Fourth of July fun

A small handheld American flag waves in front of an exploding firework against a dark sky

It is crucial that residents and visitors of Georgetown County know the proper safety measures to take to enjoy a fun and safe Fourth of July. Over 10,000 fireworks-related injuries were reported in 2022, firecrackers and sparklers being the top two contr...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Prepare now for Hurricane Season

A weather map showing the projected track of Tropical Storms Brett and Cindy

Hurricane Season is upon us and there is no better time to prepare than now. We’re already seeing an early and aggressive start to the season as — for the first time since record-keeping began — two tropical storms are spinni...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Applications being accepted for blight removal project

An abandoned house overgrown with weeds a vines. An abandoned car sits in front of it.

Georgetown County is beginning the second phase of a project to remove blight structures from private properties. County residents who have abandoned houses or other unsightly buildings on their properties and who would like them removed for free are invi...
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 20, 2023

County testing new mosquito control methods

A pickup truck with the county logo in a wooded area spraying mist from the back

Georgetown County residents will hopefully see fewer mosquitos around their homes this summer. The Georgetown County Mosquito Control Division is employing more spray truck drivers this year, and it’s also trying out new methods of mosquito elim...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Waccamaw Library offers summer learning opportunities for teens

View of the glass-fronted Teen Room in the Waccamaw Library

If you’re looking for something to keep your teens and tweens busy and learning this summer, Georgetown County has the answer. The Waccamaw Library Teen Room is the perfect place for older kids to create things, problem solve, and have fun &...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Committee tasked with telling County's Revolutionary history

Revolutionary War re-enactors in costume

To prepare for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026, the S.C. government established the SC250 Commission. It also encouraged counties to form their own commissions to help celebrate and better explain our history &a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Waccamaw Neck Stormwater Master Plan is complete

The cover of the Waccamaw Neck Stormwater Master Plan.

Georgetown County is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Waccamaw Neck Stormwater Master Plan. This plan is the culmination of a $702,000 investment aimed at addressing pressing challenges related to stormwater and community flood resilie...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Georgetown Library closed for renovations

Handmade "Closed for renovations" signs hang on the front doors of the Georgetown Library

It has been less than a week since the Georgetown Library closed its doors to the public to get ready for renovations, but staff has made huge progress in getting things packed up. Library Director Dwight McInvaill estimates they have boxed up about 15% o...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 7, 2023

Residents asked to participate in hurricane evacuation survey

Image of a hurricane evacuation route sign with a stormy sky in the background

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division's Hurricane Evacuation Study is underway as the 2023 hurricane season begins. 

With your input, this study will guide how the state plans for and responds to hurricanes in South Carolina. Previous s...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Film screening, panel discussion to focus on mental health

Movie Poster for Connecting the Dots features young people on a school bus viewed from behind

An encore showing of the film "Connecting the Dots" will take place on Tuesday, June 13, at the Waccamaw Library. The screening begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a panel discussion on mental health in ou...

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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Garden City road resurfacing project underway

Road Resurfacing

Georgetown County Public Works has begun a road resurfacing project in Garden City. The roads being resurfaced are: Yucca, S. Dogwood, Underwood, Basin and the Yucca Ave parking area. Coastal Asphalt is edge milling the roads now. Beginning next week, the...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Public Services employees receive awards

Photo of three gold trophies in a row

   As part of its celebration of National Public Works Week, the Georgetown County Department of Public Services recognized several of its outstanding employees during an event on May 25. Three awards were presented: The Team Player Awa...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 22, 2023

New flood insurance rate maps in effect this month

A community of brick homes with flooded yards and streets

New flood insurance rate maps from FEMA went into effect this month, meaning some residents may see changes to their home insurance rates. Residents whose homes were moved into special flood hazard areas on the new maps may see rates rise significantly, w...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Youth Academy partners with Parks & Rec. to put kids on path to success

A coach in a black t-shirt stands on a gym floor pointing at adolescent boys playing basketball

Ronald McInnis is used to getting the call. Sometimes it’s from a parent; sometimes from a teacher or school administrator. Regardless of who’s on the other end of the line, the message is the same: There’s a student having d...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Dept. of Commerce invests $3.6M for infrastructure improvements

A photograph of the main terminal of the Georgetown County Airport on a sunny, breezy day.

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $3.6 million grant to Georgetown County for infrastructure improvements to support business growth and job creation.

This project will provide site upgrades ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: May 2, 2023

Feedback sought on stormwater design manual

flooding on a roadside.

The Stormwater Division is in the process of updating its design manual. The Design Manual is utilized by developers and engineers when submitting to the Stormwater Division for a Land Disturbance Permit. The draft design manual is posted at https://georg...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 18, 2023

Park named for Abie Ladson

A large group of people surround a park sign bearing Abie Ladson's name.

A park in the Plantersville community now bears the name of the late Abie Roger Ladson Sr. A dedication ceremony and sign unveiling took place at the park on April 15. 

County Council agreed a year ago to name the park for Ladson at the request of...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

County staff members complete leadership development program

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Eight 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 themselves...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 6, 2023

County hosts inaugural Taxpayer Academy

The County Administrator talks to a small group of people in Council Chambers

Georgetown County had the first session of its inaugural Taxpayer Academy April 6. In celebration of National County Government Month, every Thursday in April residents participating in the class will visit county facilities, meet with county leaders and ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

County fire depts. receive 'Fire Safe' designation

Logos for Midway, County Fire-EMS and Fire Safe SC

Georgetown County has once again been named a Fire Safe Community, thanks to the efforts of both Georgetown County Fire-EMS and Midway Fire-Rescue. The departments were recognized today by Fire Safe South Carolina for efforts in 2022 to develop community ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Council Celebrates County Government Month

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April is National County Government Month! In recognition, Georgetown County Council issued a proclamation in honor of all that county government does, from providing law enforcement and fire protection, to economic development, to solid waste disposal.&a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: April 4, 2023

County earns statewide safety award

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Georgetown County government has received the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award from the S.C. Association of Counties for the second year in a row. The annual award is presented to counties that have demonstrated significant progress in a specific area...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Sarvis honored for work with Special Olympics

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Georgetown County Sheriff's Office Captain Robert Sarvis has earned the most prestigious award presented to an officer who supports Special Olympics South Carolina. 

Sarvis received the Joseph Pellicci Keeper of the Flame Award this month...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Silver earns national professional designation renewal

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Nancy Silver, Georgetown County Purchasing Officer, has achieved renewal of the Certified Procurement Professional designation from the National Institute of Government Purchasing. The renewal is good for three years and requires successful completion of ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Letter sent to property owners details changes to filing process

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Property owners in Georgetown County will receive a letter from the Auditor's Office soon informing them of upcoming changes to how they file returns. The change is intended to make the process easier for property owners. 

The letter info...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Ellis takes the helm at SCEMA

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The 2023 South Carolina Emergency Management Association’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 23 was a busy time for the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division. Not only was the division named Agency of the Year, but Brandon Ellis, Georgetown...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: February 1, 2023

Student art to be featured on litter prevention signs

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Georgetown County Council recognized two students on Feb. 28 for their winning entries in the Palmetto Pride "Litter Trashes Everyone" art contest. Their artwork will be used on litter prevention signs in our community. The winning students are ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 24, 2023

New bridge built at Stables Park thanks to Eagle Scout project

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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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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

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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 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.
“We have been planning this for years,” Ray ...
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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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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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