Georgetown County

  Georgetown man charged with kidnapping 77-year-old woman, burglarizing home

A Georgetown man faces charges in the kidnapping, assault and burglary of a 77-year-old Sampit woman, deputies say.

  Georgetown Police searching for attempted murder suspect

The Georgetown Police Department is searching for a man wanted for attempted murder.

Georgetown Co. investigator suffers reaction while inspecting evidence

An investigator with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is recovering after suffering an adverse reaction while inspecting evidence from a Tuesday night shooting.

New study seeks to more accurately predict flood threats in Georgetown

Less than a week after Georgetown was expected to have historic flooding, a study to hopes to find out how to accurately predict high water threats in the future. The study, conducted by the Baruch Institute, is made specifically to gather data in areas that don’t already have a lot of information.

Crews work to remove aqua dams in Georgetown

Crews are working on breaking down the 9000 foot aqua dams lining the right sides of Highway 17 between Georgetown and Pawley’s Island since Wednesday, but they are only about halfway done as of Saturday afternoon.

Georgetown Mayor wants studies of waterways after city spared from flooding

The Georgetown mayor hopes to avoid future evacuations if possible.

Georgetown Co. students return to school Monday

Georgetown County schools will reopen to students Monday, the district announced.

McMaster: Georgetown was lucky once again

Gov. Henry McMaster toured Georgetown county Saturday to see for himself any damage done by the high river levels. He says he’s now breathing a sigh of relief for Georgetown but wants people to remember how lucky they are.

McMaster praises SC response to Florence after helicopter tour of flooding

Gov. Henry McMaster plans to meet with reporters Saturday morning after a helicopter tour of Georgetown County.

Georgetown Co. doesn’t anticipate worsening flood conditions

Georgetown County officials say the worst flooding may already be behind them.

Highway Patrol searching for vehicle that struck cyclist in fatal hit-and-run

The South Carolina Highway Patrol and the Georgetown Coroner are investigating a fatal hit-and-run that took the life of a man on Friday.

  Emergency crews in Georgetown remain cautious despite lower flood predictions

Georgetown County officials said on Friday that they are optimistic the water levels will not rise as high as previously predicted, but still remain vigilant.

Georgetown Co. students could return to school Monday, district says

Schools in Georgetown County could reopen for students as early as Monday, according to the school district.

Man accused of stealing property from Georgetown Co. vacation homes

Dallas Ryan Rodrigue allegedly stole from 2 houses.

Georgetown mayor: ‘We still have to be careful’ after improved flood map released

Georgetown officials are subtly optimistic with new flood projections

Georgetown County flood issues bring influx of mosquitoes

Starting Friday, rivers in Georgetown County are expected to crest resulting in flooding across the county.

Hwy. 17 aqua dams in place ahead of potential Georgetown Co. flooding

The aqua dams dams along Highway 17 near the Waccamaw River Bridge are in place and ready for any potential flooding.

SC authorities investigating potentially suspicious sandbag sales

Authorities are looking for more information about potentially suspicious sandbag sales.

DHEC says untreated wastewater is being fed into Waccamaw River

The S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control was notified Wednesday that untreated waste water is now being discharged into a tributary that feeds into the Waccamaw River.

Geogetown Co. leaders cautiously optimistic over new flood projections

The latest projections on potential flooding in Georgetown County have pushed river cresting to between Friday and Saturday.

Front Street empty as Georgetown businesses watch and wait

The historic district, usually full of people shopping and dining on a sunny day, is a ghost town.

  Gov. McMaster declares Georgetown Co. eligible for DUA funds

Gov. McMaster is speaking Wednesday.

Swimmer drowns near Pawleys Island pier

Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says a 28-year-old man died Tuesday evening after going missing in the water.

National Guard builds flood barriers for Georgetown Hospital

The national guard is doing all it can to protect vital services.

Pawleys Island health center to open for residents impacted by flooding

Here are some tips to protect your home from flooding.

Georgetown community bracing for rising flood waters

In Georgetown County thousands of people are encouraged to evacuate their homes as river levels continue to rise.

Georgetown mayor: ‘Don’t wait until the last minute’ to evacuate

Georgetown County officials are urging people to evacuate ahead of major flooding now expected to start Wednesday night into Thursday.

Georgetown Co. offering on-demand rides to evacuation shelters Tuesday

Georgetown County officials are continuing to prepare for flooding.

Charleston, Mt. Pleasant police officers head to Georgetown to help as flood threat nears

Georgetown is entering the beginning stages of the life-threatening flooding expected this weekend, and some of Charleston’s own have gone to help.

Man accused of burglarizing homes during Florence gets hit with more charges

A man is facing more charges in connection with allegations that he burglarized Lowcountry homes during Hurricane Florence.

Georgetown County flooding could displace local marine life

The Department of Natural Resources will be monitoring salt levels in the water as Georgetown County braces for major flooding this week.

  Warnings issued to Georgetown community as more flooding expected this week

Georgetown County officials reported on Monday that they are seeing water level rise in, and as they enter the next few days they could see levels continue to rise.

What you need to know to prepare for flooding in Georgetown

Georgetown officials are strongly urging residents in the City of Georgetown, Plantersville, and areas west of Hwy 17 on Waccamaw Neck to evacuate due to likely flooding.

National Guard soldiers help with flood preparation efforts in Georgetown

More than 100 South Carolina National Guard soldiers are in Georgetown ahead of major flooding events.On Sunday, soldiers from the 125th Multi-role Bridge Company constructed a ferry system that, when connected, will be able to transport equipment, vehicles or emergency resources.

Georgetown pastor preaches on storms ahead of severe flooding expected in area

Some Georgetown County residents are also leaning on their faith to get them through the flooding

‘AquaDam’ installed in Georgetown on Highway 17

On Sunday afternoon, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the National Guard worked together to install an “Aqua-Dam.” It looks like a giant tube filled with water that rises to about three or four feet above the highway.

Georgetown Co. boil water advisory lifted

Some residents in Georgetown County are under a boil water advisory while others are being asked to significantly reduce water consumption before anticipated flooding begins.

Residents fight to keep belongings during flood

On Sunday, trailers full of household items lined Hwy 17 heading out of Georgetown after the county called for those who live in certain areas to evacuate. Between five to ten-fifteen feet of water is expected in widespread areas, so some people say they aren’t taking any chances.

Gov. Henry McMaster visits Georgetown ahead of flood

Governor Henry McMaster visited the city of Georgetown ahead of what officials are calling “historic” and “life-threatening” flooding. Georgetown Mayor Brendan Barber said the governor spent a considerable amount of time speaking with officials and walking the city.

Georgetown Co. School District closes ahead of flooding

Due to local evacuation notices and preparations for the impending flood event resulting from Hurricane Florence, Georgetown County School District will be closed Monday, September 24.

Red Cross relief efforts continuing in areas affected by Hurricane Florence

The American Red Cross is continuing its efforts to help people who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence.