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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: 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 7, 2022

Bassmaster College National Championship coming to Georgetown

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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: 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: June 27, 2022

County offices closed on July 4

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Georgetown County offices and facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. For a complete list of county holidays, visit our Holiday Closure page.

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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: 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.

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Joey Manigault to join Officials Hall of Fame

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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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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Veterans sought to receive Quilts of Valor

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Georgetown County veterans are being sought as nominees to receive Quilts of Valor during a ceremony in April. The deadline for nominations is March 1.

Quilts for the ceremony will be provided through the Quilts of Valor Foundation, which seeks to recogniz...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Council introduces new redistricting map based on public input

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After receiving input from dozens of residents during a series of public meetings this month, Georgetown County Council has used that feedback to create an updated redistricting plan.

The new map, known as “Map 509” (so named because th...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

COVID-19 cases cause another delay in Georgetown County youth basketball league

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Georgetown County Parks and Recreation announced today that its Jr. NBA 3v3 Youth Basketball League will be delayed by at least one more week as a result of COVID-19. 

The league was supposed to begin practices on Jan. 18, but an increase in the n...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Public input meetings scheduled for redistricting maps

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Following a workshop on Jan. 11, Georgetown County Council selected a draft redistricting map to move forward with as it works to adopt a redistricting plan. This map, known as Plan 1-843A, is still subject to change prior to adoption based on public comm...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Participants sought for Polar Plunge fundraiser

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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 second annual Polar Pl...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: January 5, 2022

Firefighter helps MUSC team demonstrate lifesaving technology

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Lt. Dale Hewitt of Georgetown County Fire-EMS recently assisted the Medical University of S.C. (MUSC) with a demonstration of technology that could be lifesaving for many rural residents. 

Doctors at MUSC's Comprehensive Stroke Center con...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

First draft of redistricting maps released

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Georgetown County has received the first version of maps showing two options for what new County Council districts could look like next year. Districts on the federal, state and local levels must be redrawn every 10 years after new census numbers come in ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: December 2, 2021

Public meetings scheduled to discuss plans for Hasty Point property

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The public is invited to provide input on the public use activities and services to be offered at Hasty Point, a new parcel recently added to the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge.

The refuge is undergoing a comprehensive visitor services study for this tr...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Harrison hired as Georgetown County Economic Development Director

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Tiffany Harrison, a Columbia native with more than 20 years of diverse economic development experience, has been selected as the new director of Georgetown County’s Economic Development Department. Her first day on the job will be Jan. 3.

Harriso...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Public Services employees win awards

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Georgetown County Public Services recognized three of its most outstanding employees today during a luncheon to honor staff. George Montgomery received the Customer Service Award, Nancy Wall received the Professional Achievement Award, and Sheryl Gibbs wa...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

County Council to move back into Council Chambers

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Beginning with its Nov. 9 meeting, Georgetown County Council will relocate back into County Council Chambers in the historic Screven Street Courthouse. Council meetings moved to Howard Auditorium in 2020 to allow for better social distancing during the pa...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Donation will improve Litchfield beach access

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The Grand Strand Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation donated $20,000 to Georgetown County to help underwrite the cost of rebuilding a 75-foot beach access walkway at Litchfield Beach. The walkway will improve the access at First Street to better serve pub...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Parks and Rec. Dept. announces free fitness center memberships for veterans

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To commemorate Veterans Day and honor those who have served in the military, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation will offer free fitness center memberships during the months of November and December to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Th...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 21, 2021

Sheriff's Office invites residents for coffee

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The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office will host a "Coffee With A Cop" event at Bojangles in Georgetown on Thursday, Oct. 28. From 8:30-9:30 a.m., residents are invited to stop by for a free cup of coffee and an opportunity to speak wit...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Oct. 23

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After a year-and-a-half-long hiatus due to the pandemic, Georgetown County Environmental Services is bringing back its semi-annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Waccamaw High School.

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Redistricting Workshop on Oct. 26

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Georgetown County Council will have workshop to discuss redistricting at 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at Howard Auditorium. Representatives from the state Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs (RFA) will be present to review objectives and the redistricting process with...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Bidder registration for Tax Sale opens Oct. 14

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After skipping a year in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Georgetown County Tax Collector’s Office is getting ready for its annual Tax Sale. The event will take place Nov. 1 at Howard Auditorium, 1610 Hawkins St. Georgetown. Registered bidders can ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Midway Chief announces retirement

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Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman will retire at the end of this year, he announced to his staff today.

"I have been considering it for several months and a few recent positive events, along with some health issues, have helped me come to the conc...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Candlelight Vigil to Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

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In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sheriff Carter Weaver invites you to a Candlelight Vigil on October 21 at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at 430 North Fraser Street. Speaker Aleia Jeffery will talk about the ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: October 4, 2021

Main Runway to close temporarily beginning Oct. 11

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Resurfacing of the main runway at the Georgetown County Airport may require diversion of some air traffic to neighboring counties during the months of October and November.

The airport will close its primary runway, “Runway 5/23,” for a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Firefighter receives Medal of Valor

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Emergency responders and a civilian who recently rescued a man and a dog from a submerged car were recognized for heroism on Sept. 22. Midway Fire-Rescue presented their firefighter Thomas Doyle with the Medal of Valor for his actions. Meritorious Action ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Public meetings to focus on bike/ pedestrian paths

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Two public meetings will take place next week to present a draft conceptual plan for the Plantersville Scenic Byway Loop and Choppee Black River Trail. The meetings are scheduled for:

  • 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Plantersville Elementary School, 1668 Ex...
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Council approves ordinance allowing local burn bans

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Georgetown County officials now have the authority to ban outdoor burning when conditions make such activity dangerous.

An ordinance approved by Council on Sept. 14 allows the County Administrator or their designee to institute a burn ban upon the...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Lights Out for Sea Turtles!

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The summer is winding down and the days are getting cooler. But sea turtle hatching season is still in full swing on Georgetown County beaches. Hatching season generally runs from May through October.

As thousands of tiny hatchlings make their way out of n...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

McCrea named Elections Director

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Aphra M. McCrea of Georgetown is the new director of Georgetown County Elections and Voter Registration. She was selected from 16 applicants during a meeting of the county Board of Elections and Voter Registration on Sept. 8.

McCrea has worked as a clerk i...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Chief Mack Reed to retire Oct. 1

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After serving the residents and visitors of Georgetown County for more than 32 years, Georgetown County Fire-EMS Chief Mack Reed announced his retirement on Sept. 10. His last day on the job will be Oct. 1.  

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

September brings peak of hurricane season

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

“We’ve been lucky to have an une...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Midway to host 9/11 memorial event

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It seems unreal that two decades have passed since the terrorist attack that destroyed the Twin Towers in New York and tragically claimed thousands of lives, said Doug Eggiman.

Like most Americans who were of age on Sept. 11, 2001, Eggiman, the chief at Mi...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Application period opens for A-Tax grants

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Georgetown County will accept applications for accommodations tax grants through Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. Grants are available for projects and events occurring in the 2022 calendar year.

Proceeds from the county’s share of the state tax on hotel rooms a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 25, 2021

New trail opens at Rocky Point

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Rocky Point, a boat landing and picnic spot in South Carolina's first Community Forest, has another new offering for nature lovers.

"We're getting ready to open our second trail in the trail system out here at Rocky Point," said...

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Posted on: August 16, 2021

Grant will bring high-speed internet to all areas of the county

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A $9.8 million USDA grant will allow high-speed internet to be brought to nearly 3,000 homes in rural areas, including Georgetown County. The announcement was made Aug. 11 by Horry Telephone Cooperative, which received the grant and plans to use funds to ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

Aerial mosquito spraying scheduled

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Due to significant increase in the mosquito population across the county following recent rain events, Georgetown County Mosquito Control will conduct aerial spraying next week.

Weather allowing, aerial spraying will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

County Administrator selected to become Riley Fellow

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Georgetown County Administrator Angela Christian will join a network of more than 2,300 leaders committed to creating social and economic progress in South Carolina. She has been selected to join other distinguished leaders from across the Palmetto State ...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Parks and Rec. Dept. announces cancellation of fall tackle football due to spread of COVID-19

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With the incidence rate of COVID-19 continuing to increase locally, Georgetown County Parks and Recreation will cancel tackle football for the fall season, it announced today. The parents of all children who were signed up to participate in the program sh...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 12, 2021

Environmental Services Division helps communities cleanup

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No one likes to see roadside litter in their neighborhood. Not only is it an eyesore, but statistically, it attracts more litter — people are more like to litter in places where they see litter already exists. Unfortunately, an increase in the a...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Sheriff encourages signup for emergency alerts

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Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver encourages residents to sign up for CodeRed, a free service that sends out an alert when a resident is missing or when Sheriff’s Deputies are dealing with an event that may affect you. The service...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Fire Dept. installs 100 smoke detectors during blitz event

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Georgetown County Fire-EMS installed nearly 100 smoke detectors in 24 homes on a recent morning. It was part of a Smoke Detector Blitz the department put on with assistance from partners including the American Red Cross and the State Fire Marshall&rsq...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

New business to locate at Georgetown Airport

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Georgetown County is excited to announce that Sherpa 6, Inc., and Sherpa Air will open new facilities at the Georgetown County Airport on Airport Road. The business will invest an estimated $19 million over a five-year period and create 43 high-paying, sp...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 23, 2021

County seeks residents’ help in pinpointing areas with flooding issues

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The Georgetown County Stormwater Division is embarking on a master plan to address flooding and drainage system issues across the county, and it’s looking for the help of residents. 

The master planning project will take place in phases,...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Phase 2 of Marsh Walk repairs to begin

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Phase 2 of repairs on the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk are slated to begin tomorrow, July 21. The wooden planks and rails along the Marsh Walk were replaced from the northern most part of the structure to the area between the Dead Dog Saloon and the Claw Hou...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Job Fair to connect industries with potential employees

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Georgetown County Economic Development will help local industries connect face-to-face with potential employees this month. The Department, in partnership with Horry-Georgetown Technical College, SC Works Waccamaw and the Waccamaw Regional Council of Gove...

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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Two beach accesses to close temporarily

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Georgetown County will temporarily close the parking areas at Beach Access Nos. 52 and 54 in North Litchfield tonight through tomorrow morning. The closure will allow for repair of the parking areas and installation of new surfacing material. 
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GtCounty General News
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Housand named County IT Director

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Seth Housand, a longtime employee of Georgetown County’s MIS Department was promoted this month to Department Director. He is the first in-house director the department has had in nearly a decade. The county previously contracted with an outside...

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GtCounty General News
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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Posted on: August 12, 2021

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Join the 2021 Veterans Day Parade

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The annual Georgetown Veterans Day Parade is set to take place on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Georgetown VFW Post 6444 invites individuals and groups to participate, volunteer, or just come out and watch. 

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

The December Newsletter is now available!

Our December 2021 newsletter is now available at https://sc-georgetowncounty.civicplus.com/Archive.aspx?ADID=268.

Happy holidays!

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