Georgetown County

  Principal in Georgetown County promotes dressing for success at elementary school with ties and pearls

Monday marked the first day of school for Georgetown County students.The principal at McDonald Elementary School, Mack Burgess, is continuing a tradition he started last year by teaching students more than what’s in a textbook.

  Georgetown County School District using eLearning to prevent school makeup days during inclement weather

Wanted: Man steals purse at MUSC, attempts to use credit card in Georgetown

  Georgetown Co. correctional officer sexually assaulted inmate, lawsuit says

  Deputies release surveillance footage in golf cart theft

  Family sues S.C. funeral home after casket breaks open during funeral

Coroner’s office confirms identity of swimmer recovered on Intracoastal Waterway

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Andrews officers work together to revive apparent drug overdose victim in Food Lion parking lot

Lowcountry school districts release school calendars for 2019-2020 year

Georgetown Co. deputies searching for driver who fled traffic stop

Georgetown police officers working active investigation

  Technical college manufacturing center expected to bring more skilled workers to Georgetown area

Study ranks U.S. 17 as S.C.’s most dangerous highway for summer travel

Early-morning crash kills 25-year-old man in Georgetown County

One person was killed in an early-morning crash Friday in Georgetown County.

  Police: One hospitalized after fight at birthday party leads to shooting in Georgetown

Georgetown police are investigating after a shooting late Thursday night at a birthday party

Warrants: Former S.C. deputy body slammed wife, punched her in the mouth

A former South Carolina deputy is behind bars in the Georgetown County Detention Center, accused in a series of assaults on his wife.

Judge sentences man to 45 years in prison for murder of Murrells Inlet bait shop owner

A man pleaded guilty Monday to murder and third-degree arson in the death of a woman who owned a Murrells Inlet bait shop.

Police search for man wanted for trafficking meth

Coroner’s office: Worker dies after fall at Georgetown High School

  Sheriff’s office: Missing Georgetown County woman found at MUSC

Two people rescued after boat overturns in the Waccamaw River

Coroner: 92-year-old killed in crash on U.S. 17 Business in Murrells Inlet

Goose Creek man accused of embezzling funds from veterans’ organization

  Heavy rains prompt flooding, road hazards

Friday afternoon’s pounding rain could cause headaches for drivers during the afternoon commute.

73-year-old man dies after falling from boat in Georgetown Co.

The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office says a man has died after falling from a boat into the Sampit River Thursday afternoon.

  Lightning strike during July Fourth cookout kills 1, sends 2 to hospital

The Georgetown County Coroner released the identity of the man killed in a lightning strike Thursday afternoon.

New upscale hotel proposed for downtown Georgetown

For several months, Georgetown city leaders have been working with developers to build a 70-room upscale hotel on Front Street.

  Deputies arrest man in connection with Georgetown Co. shooting

Georgetown County deputies arrested a 50-year-old man Wednesday afternoon in connection with a shooting in the Sampit community.

  Georgetown child care director claims son stole from business

A Georgetown County woman says the bookkeeper in charge of her child care center finances was paying himself thousands of dollars for a salary she never approved.

  Georgetown police arrest women accused of defrauding SC Maritime Museum of $43,000

Georgetown police have arrested two women accused of defrauding the South Carolina Maritime Museum of more than $43,000.

Deputies searching for man who stole $200 worth of steaks, shrimp from Publix

Lowcountry deputies are searching for a man who stole $200 worth of steaks and shrimp from a Publix.

Missing Lowcountry couple found safe in Pennsylvania

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said on Saturday afternoon that Rasheedah “Rhodan” Williams and her boyfriend, Marvin Green, were found safe.

  Georgetown first responders combat opioid crisis

The opioid epidemic is affecting all parts of South Carolina. First responders throughout the state are stepping up efforts to combat the crisis.

SCHP: Motorcyclist killed after thrown from bike in crash

A motorcyclist died in a crash Thursday afternoon.

Police post surveillance images of discount store burglary

Georgetown Police hope someone will recognize a man seen in surveillance photos burglarizing a Dollar General store.

  Woman to face additional charges in disappearance of husband in Georgetown County

Investigators say a woman arrested in connection to the disappearance of her husband in Georgetown County will face additional charges.

Wife of missing Murrells Inlet man arrested Saturday, charged with obstruction of justice

The wife of a missing Murrells Inlet man is behind bars Saturday.

Missing 91-year-old Georgetown man found safe

Georgetown police are thanking the public after an extensive search helped in locating a missing senior citizen who suffers from dementia.

  State issues warning after local Portuguese man o’ war sightings

State officials are warning South Carolina residents to be careful after a few sightings of Portuguese man o’ wars in the Lowcountry.

  Andrews man arrested on murder, robbery charges

Georgetown County deputies arrested a 30-year-old man Monday in connection with a January robbery and murder.

Suspect in custody for allegedly robbing, killing Andrews man at his own home

Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of a Georgetown County man in January.

Deputies: Three charged after man robbed at knife point in Murrells Inlet

Three people have been charged in connection to an armed robbery earlier this week in Murrells Inlet.

SLED investigating after one killed in Georgetown County house fire

One person was killed in a house fire Friday morning in Georgetown County.

  Deputies release surveillance images in Georgetown armed robbery

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday afternoon to a reported armed robbery.

  FIRST ALERT: Potentially-dangerous heat continues with slight cooling by weekend

A string of excessive heat will persist throughout the Lowcountry for a few more days.

  Coroner: Man charged with Georgetown teen’s murder after body found in ditch

The Georgetown County Coroner confirmed Monday morning that a body found in a ditch off Walker Road last Friday is that of an 18-year-old

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for Sunday

Temperatures during the Memorial Day weekend will be near record-breaking highs and could hit the century mark.

Deputies: Man charged following Georgetown Co. murder

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office investigators have charged a man Friday following a missing persons investigation.

Boat on trailer catches fire at Pawleys Island boat landing

No injuries were reported after a boat caught fire Friday morning at Hagley Landing in Pawleys Island.

2 dogs rescued, 1 dog missing after three-alarm Pawleys Island house fire

Crews battled a three-alarm fire Thursday afternoon in a three-story home in Pawleys Island.

  Police looking for runaway Lowcountry teen

Police want the public’s help to find a teenager who ran away from home.

Deputies searching for missing 18-year-old

Georgetown County deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen who disappeared Tuesday.

  Classroom Champions: Andrews High Track Team needs gear for traveling

Students on the track and field team of Andrews High School need bags to properly transport their gear when they compete.

Hours before male prisoner escaped, female inmate also ran away from Lowcountry hospital

Just a few hours before a male inmate escaped from Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital last Friday morning, a female inmate also did the same before she was taken back into custody.

  Deputies recapture prisoner who escaped custody at hospital

deputies say an inmate escaped from a hospital Friday morning.

Georgetown a top five ‘Best Coastal Small Town’ in USA Today readers contest

Once again, Georgetown found itself as one of the nation’s best small coastal communities.

Deputies seeking information on stolen 4-wheeler

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating a stolen four-wheeler vehicle.

15 SC counties, entire Lowcountry, now facing drought conditions

State climate and water utility officials are urging people to take steps to conserve water after a state committee declared 15 counties, including all of the Lowcountry, to be under a drought Tuesday.

  Sections of Georgetown’s Harborwalk will be closed during long-term repair project

Crews will work to replace the beams that run underneath the Harborwalk

Deputies looking for thieves who stole pressure washer from Georgetown business

Deputies are looking for thieves who stole a pressure washer from a Georgetown County business.

Deputies warn of scam targeting sex offenders

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam that targets people listed on sex offender registries.

  FIRST ALERT: All severe watches dropped for the Lowcountry

All severe thunderstorm watches for the Lowcountry have ended.This follows after an afternoon of storms that passed through the area Sunday afternoon.

Congressman Tom Rice co-sponsors ‘Daylight Saving Time’ bill

Congressman Tom Rice’s office confirmed he is co-sponsoring the Sunshine Protection Act, which was introduced back in March by Florida Rep. Vern Buchanan.

GCSO: Suspects in stolen vehicle lead officers on pursuit through Pawleys Island

Authorities are searching for suspects involved in a short police pursuit Wednesday night through Pawleys Island.

Deputies searching for man wanted for theft

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office released images of a suspect and his vehicle in connection with multiple thefts.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office terminates deputy over disorderly conduct

A Georgetown County deputy was fired from the sheriff’s office after he was arrested by another agency.

Neighbors, homeowners react to 10-foot gator found in Murrells Inlet yard

Seeing a 10 foot, 4 inch alligator in between two homes in a Murrells Inlet neighborhood was the last thing neighbors expected to see Tuesday afternoon.

  LOOK HERE: 2 Lowcountry districts cancel school ahead of Wednesday teacher rally

Two Lowcountry school districts have announced plans to close schools Wednesday because of the number of teachers they anticipate will travel to Columbia for an education rally.

  Georgetown County Council member accused of living outside district he represents resigns

A three-term Georgetown County Council member has resigned more than a month after the county board of elections decided he had been “deceitful” when he declared his residency on official county council paperwork.

Motorcyclist killed in Friday wreck was Murrells Inlet-Garden City firefighter

Firefighting agencies from around the Grand Strand are coming together Saturday to mourn the loss of one of their own killed during an off-duty wreck.

  Deputies looking for suspects in Pawleys Island vehicle break-ins, thefts

Most of the thefts are happening in the area of Pinehurst Lane

  Suspect wanted for Lowcountry nightclub shooting that killed 2 people captured near Atlanta

A man wanted for a shooting at a Pawleys Island nightclub that killed two people and injured another was captured near Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.

Georgetown man arrested in car break-in spree

Georgetown deputies say they have arrested a man wanted for numerous car break-ins in Pawleys Island.

Deputies ask for help in locating stolen dirt bike

Georgetown County deputies are searching for information leading to the recovery of a dirt bike stolen some time over the past five days.

Guess who’s baaaaaack?! Goats return to Murrells Inlet private island Monday

The official return of Spring?As the weather begins to break around the Grand Strand the famed Goat Island along the Murrells Inlet MarshWalk will soon be filled with namesakes once again.

Deputies: Man sexually assaulted woman during photo shoot at his house

The man has been charged with criminal sexual conduct

  Residents call for closing of Pawleys Island nightclub after double fatal shooting

People who live near a Pawleys Island nightclub want it closed after two men were shot to death there.

Georgetown deputies looking for person involved in car burglary

Georgetown County deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying a person involved in a car burglary in a residential area.

  Sheriff to start legal steps to close business where 3 have been shot to death

Georgetown County’s sheriff says “enough is enough” when it comes to a nightclub on Pawley’s Island where three people were gunned down in the past eight months.

Gun was found near victim in deadly Pawleys Island club shooting, report says

A third person was also injured by gunshots, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Jason Lesley.

  Warrant issued for Georgetown County shooting suspect

Georgetown County deputies named a suspect in a late-night shooting Saturday at Sampit Park.