Georgetown County

  Police: 1 captured in Georgetown Co. manhunt, 2 others still on the run

Authorities arrest one suspect who fled from Georgetown police, manhunt continues for two more

Six female students charged after assault in Georgetown Co. high school

Deputies: 6 teenagers arrested after assault video circulates on social media

Georgetown police investigating origin of suspicious packages

One killed in Georgetown crash involving tractor trailer

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Georgetown mayor hospitalized for allergic reaction

  Georgetown residents have less than a month to apply for FEMA help

Man charged in Georgetown Co. car break-in

Police investigating after man shot, another stabbed in Georgetown

29th Annual Wooden Boat Show brings needed business to Georgetown

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

  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

Georgetown Co. students return to school Monday

McMaster: Georgetown was lucky once again

McMaster praises SC response to Florence after helicopter tour of flooding

Georgetown Co. doesn’t anticipate worsening flood conditions

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

  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.

Georgetown Co. expecting to see 10 to 15 feet of water in some places

Georgetown county is getting ready for water from the north to flow into their rivers.

Waccamaw River begins overtopping pond at Santee Cooper

The swolen Waccamaw River began overtopping a dike at a Santee Cooper facility in Conway Saturday morning as Georgetown County prepares for flooding.

Plan to keep Hwy 17 bridges open alters traffic

Highway 17 will be reduced to one lane of travel in each direction beginning on Sunday, September 23 to prepare for flooding.

Potential for flooding causes fear, angst for Georgetown residents

Businesses owners on Front street in Georgetown have seen flooding before. But there’s a higher level of anxiety that comes with the expected flooding next week because no one is sure when it will come or how bad it’s going to hit.

Georgetown Co. residents prepare for possible ‘historic’ flooding

People who live in the city of Georgetown and some areas north of the city are bracing for what could be devastating flooding early next week.

Army Corps starts sandbagging operation in Georgetown Co.

Officials in Georgetown County are preparing for flooding in the area.

Georgetown Co. officials: ‘Historic’ flooding could displace 6,000-8,000 next week

Georgetown County leaders will provide an update on anticipated river flooding at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

Georgetown school resource officers coming into new school year with new training

Georgetown County students and faculty aren't the only ones looking forward to a new school year, the Georgetown school resource officers are coming into the year with new training as well.

  One killed in Georgetown County house fire

Investigators are working to determine the cause of a deadly house fire Tuesday morning in Georgetown.

GCSO: Man armed with pellet gun takes alcohol from convenience store

A man has been arrested and is facing armed robbery charges after allegedly taking alcohol from a convenience store while armed with a pellet gun.

Deputies attempting to identify couple who shoplifted steaks from Publix

Deputies are attempting to identify two people who they say shoplifted steaks from a Lowcountry Publix.

NWS issues beach hazard for Coastal Georgetown due to jellyfish

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazard for Coastal Georgetown County for reports of jellyfish in the area.

Deputies arrest man for armed robbery on Pawleys Island

Authorities have arrested a man accused in an armed robbery on Pawleys Island.

Deputies searching for suspect on bicycle who robbed two people on Pawleys Island

Deputies are searching for a suspect on a bicycle who robbed two people on Pawleys Island Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff's office: Man covers up sale of mother's golf cart by reporting armed robbery

Lowcountry deputies say a man sold his mother's golf cart without her permission then covered it up by telling investigators that two men armed with a gun had robbed him.

Man charged with attempted murder after fight leads to shots fired

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office deputies have charged a man with attempted murder after police say a confrontation led to gunfire.

Deputies investigating three assaults involving paintball guns

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is searching for suspects they believe maybe be connected with three assault incidents in which people were shot with paintball guns Sunday.

Coroner: 16-year-old killed in Georgetown County crash

A teen died Friday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Georgetown County.

Deputies investigate shots fired during fight at store

Georgetown County deputies say shots were fired during an argument outside a convenience store.

Georgetown Co. deputies searching for shoplifting suspect

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a shoplifting suspect.

Deputies release image of break-in suspect caught on camera

Georgetown County deputies hope someone recognizes a man captured on surveillance camera Saturday morning during a break-in.

Deputies charge man with murder for Pawleys Island shooting

Georgetown County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested 27-year-old Damien Chevere Grate of Pawleys Island with murder in the death of Lamar Nathan Easterling, 24, also of Pawleys Island.

Georgetown Co. man dies following shooting incident

A man in Georgetown County died Tuesday as a result of a shooting incident that occurred in June, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies investigating report of bicyclist exposing himself to minors

Deputies are investigating following a report of a bicyclist who exposed himself to minors in Georgetown County.

Coroner identifies Georgetown shooting victim found in bushes Thursday night

The Georgetown County Coroner's Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting.

Andrews mayor relieves police chief of his duties

The mayor of Andrews announced he had separated the town from the services of its police chief.

Georgetown County increases property taxes

Property owners in Georgetown County will see higher taxes starting next year.

Georgetown deputies arrest 3 on drug charges

Georgetown County deputies arrested three men following an investigation into heroin sales in the county.