Georgetown County

  Body of 2nd missing Georgetown County boater found, deputies say

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said a second man’s body has been recovered from the Sampit River where crews have been searching for a boater who disappeared Sunday.

Crews identify area of interest in search for missing boaters

Department of Revenue arrests 17 in S.C. accused of evading state income taxes

Deputies to resume search for Georgetown County boaters

Deputies seeking man’s last contacts in death investigation

GCSO: No indication of foul play after body found in Pawleys Island

Troopers: Fatal crash in Georgetown County

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Georgetown County sees surge in poll workers

  Georgetown County schools transitioning to hybrid plan

Georgetown County deputies responding to reported shooting incident

Police: Georgetown man arrested for committing fraud at work

  Emergency crews working commercial structure fire in Georgetown

FIRST ALERT: Tornado watch in effect for 21 S.C. counties

Minor injuries reported after deputy’s vehicle collides with motorist in Georgetown Co.

Authorities say there were minor injuries involved after a deputy’s vehicle collided with a motorist in Georgetown County on Wednesday night.

Georgetown County authorities undergo training on enforcing laws without bias

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office employees discussed some difficult topics Tuesday.

Georgetown County crews retrieve missing man’s vehicle near boat landing

Marine units with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office will assist Williamsburg County deputies Tuesday in the search for a man missing for more than two weeks.

  Group holds protest in Pawleys Island, wants mayor to resign

Members of the Georgetown NAACP held a news conference and protest calling for the resignation of Mayor Brian Henry.

Sheriff: SLED called to investigate Georgetown County inmate’s death

Georgetown County man charged with tax evasion

Troopers: 2 die in fatal crash in Georgetown County

Georgetown County Council votes to extend mask ordinance until Oct. 27

Georgetown Co. School District shifting to hybrid learning following DHEC report

  Some Lowcountry school districts to provide free meals through end of 2020

FIRST ALERT: Dangerous heat possible Friday

The Live 5 Weather team declared Friday a First Alert Weather Day because of the possibility of the heat index surpassing 100 degrees.

  Pawleys Island mayor makes statement on Facebook comment backlash

The mayor of Pawleys Island made a brief statement Thursday afternoon on the fallout from what some called “racially-insensitive” remarks on Facebook.

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory in effect through 7 p.m. for 4 Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for four Lowcountry counties where heat indices will likely surpass 110 degrees Thursday.

  Georgetown County Council votes to extend face mask ordinance

he Georgetown County Council approved an extension to its emergency ordinance that requires people to wear face masks in certain businesses.

Deputies alerting residents after chase suspect eludes deputies near Murrells Inlet

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said the incident started when the suspect was fleeing Horry County police and drove to Georgetown County where the suspect abandoned their vehicle off Wesley Road near Murrells Inlet.

‘We’ve lost two precious people’: Community holds vigil for slain Georgetown Co. father, stepdaughter

The vigil will be held for Laura Anderson and Nick Wall, who both died on Aug. 24.

  Georgetown leaders plead for people to take census amid low response rate

Leaders in Georgetown County are pleading for people who haven’t taken the 2020 Census yet, to do so.

Man accused of gunning down father, stepdaughter in Georgetown Co. has October court date

The man accused of gunning down a father and stepdaughter following a traffic crash in Georgetown County earlier this week is due in court in October.

  Lowcountry disability service provider faces challenges due to pandemic

South Carolina agencies offering disability services are facing unique challenges because of the pandemic. Some of them are are expecting lack of funds, protective gear, or staff.

‘It’s just devastating’: Mother deals with tragedy after husband, daughter shot, killed in Georgetown Co.

The Georgetown County Coroner’s Office has named the two people fatally shot Monday during a reported fight over a traffic crash.

  Coroner identifies father, stepdaughter killed in shooting; Moncks Corner man charged

The Georgetown County Coroner released the names of two family members killed Monday afternoon in a shooting authorities say resulted from a traffic accident.

Georgetown County deputies search for missing 15-year-old girl

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to locate a 15-year-old who left her foster home last week.

  Georgetown County woman paid $187K following lawsuit over amputation

The state of South Carolina is paying a Georgetown County woman $187,000 after a lawsuit claimed improper care for a foot injury led to an amputation.

  NAACP questions election integrity in Georgetown County

The Georgetown branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is concerned voters in the county will face problems at the polls in November.

Deputies: 2 face charges after driver flees from Pawleys Island traffic stop

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says two people were taken into custody after a driver fled a traffic stop in Pawleys Island Friday.

  Community activists want county employee fired for displaying noose

Several activist groups took to the streets in Georgetown to protest the decision by Georgetown County administrators to simply suspend a Parks and Recreations Department employee who hung a noose from his city vehicle.

  Georgetown won’t issue special event permits through end of year

The city of Georgetown says it has canceled all special events for the remainder of 2020.

Georgetown County schools plan to start remotely

The Georgetown County School District announced a plan to move to a remote learning phase by September.

Georgetown County Fire/EMS reinstates public programming

Public safety and education programs that have been on hiatus since March have started back up in a limited capacity according to Georgetown County.

Georgetown County deputies searching for domestic violence suspect

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man with an outstanding warrant for domestic violence.

Deputies: Man facing charges after high-speed chase reaches second county

Charleston County deputies arrested a 25-year-old man Monday morning after they say he led them on a chase into Georgetown County.

  Police release surveillance stills in search for gunman

Pawleys Island Police released surveillance images of a vehicle they are searching for in connection with shots fired.

Georgetown Police looking for wanted man

The Georgetown Police Department asked for the public's help in locating a wanted on two charges.

Police seeking information after shooting sends one to the hospital in Georgetown

Investigators are seeking information after a shooting in Georgetown sent one person to the hospital.

  Crews clean up in Georgetown County after Hurricane Isaias

Crews from the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Georgetown County and the City of Georgetown were out early Tuesday morning surveying damage and cleaning up after Hurricane Isaias.

  Portions of Lowcountry escape major flooding from Isaias

Hurricane Isaias made landfall with 85 mph winds in North Carolina late Monday night and its track spared much of the Lowcountry from anticipated flooding.

  Georgetown County under tornado watch; bracing for some of the worst of Isaias

The forecast track for Isaias shows the northern parts of the Lowcountry could see the worst of the storm.

Motorcycle driver dead after collision in Georgetown County

A motorcycle driver is dead after a collision in Georgetown County Sunday morning.

  Georgetown Co. School Board approves reopening recommendations

The Georgetown County School district says they plan to offer in person, hybrid and two virtual options for learning next school year.The school board met on Tuesday at the Georgetown High School.

  Tidelands Health opens additional clinic to assess, test people with COVID-19 symptoms

Tidelands Health opened a temporary clinic on Monday so it can test people who have coronavirus symptoms.

Deputies release surveillance footage of man in trespassing case

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a man caught on security cameras in the backyard of a home.

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for several Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Monday for five Lowcountry counties.

  Georgetown County firefighter fired after making racially insensitive, violent posts

A Georgetown County firefighter was fired on Thursday after making a series of racially insensitive and violent posts on social media.

Georgetown officials: Loud booms likely coming from military training maneuvers offshore

Georgetown County Emergency Management officials say they have received multiple reports of “loud booms” Friday.

Suspects in murder, robbery at Georgetown hotel arrested in Illinois

Georgetown Police say a man and woman wanted in connection with a killing at a hotel in June were arrested in Illinois.

  Tidelands Health testing thousands for COVID-19 at large-scale testing events

Staff at Tidelands Health are hosting mass COVID-19 testing sites about once a week to reach at many South Carolinians as possible.

  Georgetown NAACP push for virtual learning among school safety concerns

The NAACP branches in Georgetown and Andrews are concerned about school reopening plans in the Georgetown County School District. The branch is pushing for virtual learning.

Georgetown ranks in USA Today’s top 10 coastal small town list

USA Today released its latest list of America’s top 10 coastal small towns and Georgetown is the only South Carolina community to make the list.

Spring Bike Rally set to start Monday after being postponed since May

After being postponed for a few months, vendors still worry about business for the rescheduled Spring Bike Rally.

Sheriff: Three people in custody after reported abduction at Georgetown County home

Authorities say three people have been taken into custody after a woman reported that she was abducted from a home in Georgetown County.

S.C hospital group reports increase in younger patients hospitalized with COVID-19

Officials with Tidelands Health say hospitalizations they are seeing from COVID-19 dispels a myth that only elderly people become seriously ill from the coronavirus.

AME Church to host free COVID-19 testing across S.C. this week

The African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a series of free COVID-19 testing sites in South Carolina, including Hemingway, Walterboro and Charleston.

Firefighters battle early morning house fire

Midway Fire Rescue says the responded to a house fire on Pawley’s Island early Monday morning.

‘Salute from Shore’ to continue Saturday with tribute to Shaw AFB pilot killed in crash

A coastal flyover saluting America’s armed forces will continue as planned Saturday, but without F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base.

LIST: Lowcountry communities cancel Fourth of July fireworks over coronavirus concerns

If you’re used to celebrating Independence Day with a big display of fireworks, this year’s Fourth of July will seem pretty quiet.

Georgetown County deputies arrest juvenile in attempted business burglaries

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says a juvenile boy is in custody in connection with a pair of failed attempts at breaking into businesses.

  Georgetown County Council passes face mask ordinance; goes into effect midnight Friday

Georgetown County Council passed an emergency ordinance that will require people to wear face masks in certain businesses.

Police: Suspects wanted for Georgetown hotel murder spotted in Connecticut

The Georgetown Police Department is looking for Latisha D. Evans and Jordan E. Johns wanted on charges for murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, and grand larceny.

Police investigate incident at Georgetown hotel that left man dead, woman injured

Police responded to the Roadway Inn on 600 Church Street at 8:27 a.m. to a report of victims “covered in blood,” Georgetown Police Capt. Nelson Brown said.

Coastal Lab in Murrells Inlet offering drive-thru COVID-19 testing

As cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the state, WMBF News wants to connect you with more opportunities to get tested.

Two pulled from water after boat capsizes in Murrells Inlet

Crews have been called to Murrells Inlet after two people went overboard from a boat Thursday afternoon, first responders said.

Police seek help in finding man wanted in shooting

The Georgetown Police Department is asking the public to help find a man accused of attempted murder.

Deputies on the lookout for stolen truck

Georgetown County deputies are asking for help in finding a pickup truck stolen last Friday.

Fourth of July parade in Pawleys Island canceled over coronavirus concerns

The Pawleys Island Fourth of July parade has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

  Georgetown County School District creates reopening taskforce, survey for parents

Last week, the district's new Superintendent Keith Price announced the school district is creating a reopening taskforce to develop plans for the upcoming school year.

Arrest made in fatal Georgetown County hit-and-run

South Carolina Highway Patrol has made an arrest in connection with a Wednesday hit-and-run in Charleston County.

Georgetown Police find missing cruiser

The Georgetown Police Department has announced that a missing police cruiser has been found.

Murrells Inlet Boat Parade canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

The 37th annual Murrells Inlet Boat Parade has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, officials said Friday.