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  Family asking for community’s help in solving Georgetown murder

The Georgetown Police Department has been searching for Montrez Cyrus Simmons in connection with the murder since Friday.

Police searching for suspect in Georgetown murder

  Some hospitals seek community members to help administer COVID-19 vaccine doses

Murrells Inlet crews respond to ‘substantial gas leak’

  Deputies seek help identifying Georgetown Co. woman wanted in aggravated assault

Missing Georgetown County woman found safe

Staffing shortages linked to coronavirus in Georgetown County School District

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Georgetown County school nurses receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

Staffing issues force Georgetown County School District to continue remote learning

Deputies searching for thieves who stole 6-foot fiberglass fish sculpture from restaurant

Family files lawsuit against driver, passenger after son killed by runaway utility trailer

Cops: Four behind bars after asking for change, taking off with $100 bill

Georgetown Police looking for three men, one woman involved in robbery

  Thousands in SC wait for broadband internet access as deadline looms

Companies working to install fiber to give more South Carolinians broadband internet access face a deadline this week some may not be able to meet.

Missing 75-year-old man found safe, police say

Authorities say a 75-year-old man reported missing from the Murrells Inlet area has been found.

  Monday is deadline for input on Georgetown’s strategic plan

Georgetown residents are running out of time to have a say in the city’s new strategic plan.

Georgetown strategic plan survey nearing deadline

The City of Georgetown says residents only have a few more days to comment on the city’s new strategic plan.

  CVS to begin vaccinations at S.C. long-term care facilities next week

Georgetown nursing home reports most active Lowcountry COVID-19 cases in last 30 days

  Family wants law strengthened after son killed by runaway utility trailer

  Tri-County hospital bed occupancy above state average as COVID cases rise

Georgetown Co. organizes webinar in preparation for COVID-19 vaccinations

Troopers investigate fatal crash involving pick-up truck, ATV

Firefighters: Crews work Garden City residential fire

The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District says crews are working a residential structure fire in Garden City.

Missing Georgetown teenager found safe in Florida

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office say a teenager reported missing last week has been found safe with family in Florida.

Police: Murder suspect extradited back to S.C.

Police say a man has been extradited to South Carolina for his part in an October Georgetown murder.

  Georgetown County seeking public feedback on US 17 improvement plans

Georgetown County officials say US Highway 17 needs improvements in their county and they want input.

  District: 31 students, staff at Georgetown Middle School have been quarantined

According to the District’s Covid-19 Dashboard, one student and one staff member tested positive for coronavirus.The 31 people in quarantine from the middle school were in close contact with someone who has the virus.

Murrells Inlet man accused of stealing drugs from hospital while visiting dying family member

A Murrells Inlet man was arrested and charged in connection to a theft at the Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.

Remains found in 2018 identified as those of missing Murrells Inlet man

The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office confirmed that human remains found in November 2018 were those of a man reported missing months earlier.

State Treasurer finds money for you during 12 Days of Christmas Cash

South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis is hoping to deliver some holiday green to South Carolinians this year, with the 12 Days of Christmas Cash campaign.

Georgetown County School District rejects COVID test kits

The Georgetown County School District would have qualified for hundreds of rapid covid testing kits but the school board voted to not accept the offer during Tuesday’s board meeting.

Georgetown teen reported missing has been found, deputies say

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said a 17-year-old who walked away from a doctor’s office Wednesday has been found.

Police: Water main break closes lane on north end of Pawleys Island

The Pawleys Island Police Department released a tweet saying a water main has broken on the north end of Pawleys Island.

Deputies search for man missing since February

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information about a man who has not been seen since early this year.

Police make arrest after fight, shots fired incident

Georgetown Police arrested one person Monday who now faces multiple charges in connection to a fight and shots fired incident.

Missing 16-year-old Georgetown girl found safe

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday a missing 16-year-old has been found.

Police: Missing, endangered teen last seen near Murrells Inlet found safe

A teen reported missing from the Murrells Inlet area late Monday night has been found, according to authorities.

  Georgetown man serving life without parole wants new trial

A Georgetown County man sentenced to life in prison without parole for kidnapping, assault and battery with intent to kill and several other crimes wants a new trial.

Deputies arrest correctional officer accusing of taking out gun, pointing weapon

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41-year-old Erica Livingston who authorities said was off-duty when the incident occurred. She bonded out this morning with a $5,000 bond.

  Planning commission denies request that would pave way for apartment complex on Pawleys Island

It is part of the Pawleys Business Commons Planned Development that was originally approved back in 2008. The land was intended to be used by business to help secure job growth, not housing.

School Board: Elementary teacher reprimanded for hitting student with clipboard

The South Carolina State Board of Education says they are ordering a Georgetown County teacher to undergo anger management classes after she hit a student with a clipboard.

  Some parents and school leaders question COVID case reporting

Some parents and private school leaders say they are struggling to trust how positive cases of the coronavirus in classrooms are being reported.

  Georgetown County School District sticking with hybrid model

The Georgetown County School District will continue with their hybrid model after school board members voted down a plan to bring more students back in school buildings.

Man wanted for Georgetown murder found in Georgia

Officials with the Georgetown Police Department said David Denon Tyrone Green was taken into custody outside of Augusta, Georgia and is awaiting extradition back to Georgetown.

2 now face charges in animal cruelty case, skeletons, emaciated dogs and puppies

Georgetown County deputies filed charges against a second person in an animal cruelty case near Andrews.

Skeletons, emaciated dogs and puppies found at Georgetown home

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said their deputies responded to the home after being alerted about dogs being left chained and in cages without food or clean water.

Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade seeking volunteers

Organizers for the Murrells Inlet Christmas Parade say the holiday season is fast approaching and they need participants and volunteers.

  Deputies arrest man accused of stealing, then abandoning deputy’s vehicle

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man they say slipped out of handcuffs and stole a sheriff’s office vehicle.

Tidelands Health to adjust hospital visitation policy

Tidelands Health says they are adjusting their hospital visitation policy to allow one adult support partner.

Georgetown County steel plant notifies employees of end-of-year layoffs

Liberty Steel Georgetown says it will lay off more than 100 workers by the end of the year.

Deputies: Man dies in crash after fleeing traffic stop in Georgetown County

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says a man who fled a traffic stop crashed his vehicle early Sunday morning.

Police: Wanted man connected to Georgetown shooting turns himself in

The Georgetown Police Department says a man involved in a shooting that left one person dead has turned himself in.

Georgetown Police Department searching for murder suspect

Anyone with information on Green’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Georgetown Police Department at 843.545.4300 or the tip line at 843.545.4400.

  Deputies arrest man wanted in connection with shrimp boat theft

Georgetown County deputies say the man wanted in connection with the recent theft of a shrimp boat and as well as an out-of-state vehicle theft is in custody.

Voters to decide 4 Lowcountry sheriff’s races

Four Lowcountry sheriffs are running for reelection and two of the challengers could make history if they are elected.

Officials: Boil water advisory issued for the Town of Andrews

The Georgetown County Emergency Management Division has issued a boil water advisory for the Town of Andrews.

‘Lila Lee has been found!!!!!’ Murrells Inlet business owner reunited with missing shrimp boat

A shrimp boat that went missing from Murrells Inlet over the weekend has been located.

Brookgreen Gardens to host socially-distanced Halloween scavenger hunt

Brookgreen Gardens will host a scavenger hunt Saturday to safely celebrate Halloween.

Coroner names man killed in Georgetown shooting

An investigation is underway after a man was killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Georgetown, according to officials.

Police: 1 dead after shooting in Georgetown

The Georgetown Police Department says they are investigating a shooting that left one person dead in the city of Georgetown.

  Community members seeking police accountability in Charleston riots

Several community members are asking the police department to take accountability and present a better assessment of what happened that weekend.

  Body recovered from river in identified as missing Georgetown County man

The body recovered from a river has been identified as a missing man from Georgetown County.

Georgetown County Council votes in favor of extending face mask ordinance

The face mask ordinance in Georgetown County has been extended.

  Georgetown deputies call marine units in search for missing person

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says their marine patrol units are searching Black River for a missing person.

Players, staff of Andrew High’s football team quarantined after positive COVID-19 test

This is the latest area high school sports team to have a positive COVID-19 test in recent days.

Lowcountry locations participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

A variety of places in the Lowcountry participated in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday.

  Some Lowcountry hospitals near acute bed capacity, worry another COVID surge happening

Officials with Tidelands Health in Georgetown County say they believe parts of the state are entering another surge in COVID-19 cases.

  Salvation Army reopens in Georgetown

The Salvation Army Family store in Georgetown says they are opening back up for the first time since March.

Georgetown votes unanimously to extend city mask ordinance

Georgetown City Council voted Thursday afternoon to extend its ongoing face covering ordinance for another 60 days.

  Georgetown land use plans up for discussion

Georgetown County is now updating their 10-year comprehensive plan, and they are seeking the community’s input.

Troopers: One dead after wrong-way crash in Georgetown County

South Carolina Highway Patrol says one person has died after a two-vehicle crash involving a bus in Georgetown County.

'Brief lapse in judgment’: Georgetown Co. elections board chairman resigns amid political sign stealing investigation

The chairman of the Georgetown County Board of Voter Registration and Elections resigned Wednesday night after being accused of damaging political signs.

  Community groups take issue with Georgetown County land use plan

Georgetown County is working on an update to its comprehensive plan. The plan is a guiding document to future growth and development.

  Report: Boat two men were riding on before drowning was overloaded

A new report from state natural resources officials states the boat two men in Georgetown County were riding in last month before they drowned was overloaded.

Deputies investigating shooting in Murrells Inlet

Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of gunfire at a home on Turntable Road

"It was like, BAM!' Georgetown man learns he has winning lottery ticket

A Georgetown man was having dinner when he said a lottery win prompted him to put down his fork.

  Georgetown County School District to continue hybrid instruction following DHEC report review

The district released a statement on Friday afternoon stating that hybrid instruction would continue for Week 7 which comprises the dates of Oct. 19 through Oct. 23.

  Officials worry some mail-in absentee ballots not valid after court’s reversal on witness signature

Georgetown County election officials are worried some mail-in absentee ballots may not be considered valid because of the US Supreme Court’s late decision to require a witness signature on return envelopes.

Sheriff: Three juveniles who ran away from boys home located

Three juveniles who ran away from a boys home in Georgetown County Tuesday evening have been found.

Fuel spill closes roadway in Georgetown County

Drivers are being asked use alternate routes or avoid the area.