Georgetown County

  Highway Patrol: Driver dies after crash in Georgetown County

driver died after crashing into a utility pole and tree in Georgetown County.

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

Deputies search for leads in camper theft

Picture released of man wanted for stealing trailer from Murrells Inlet restaurant

Walmart will trade old car seats for gift cards

Feds: Georgetown hotel maintenance man pleads guilty to dumping sewage into marsh

Deputies searching for suspect wanted for gun battle at Georgetown birthday party

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  Pawleys Island leaders move forward with beach renourishment project

Lowcountry school districts reopening after Dorian

Georgetown man charged with break-ins during Dorian aftermath

Schools, businesses begin to reopen after Hurricane Dorian

  Georgetown evacuees return home after leaving for Dorian

  FIRST ALERT: Dorian leaves thousands out of power after hurricane skirts coast; breezy conditions continue

  Viewer captures video of water rushing through Georgetown Co. neighborhood

It was quite a sight for one Lowcountry neighborhood as Hurricane Dorian brought significant storm surge to the Georgetown County area.

Police: 5 people decide to stay on Pawleys Island to ride out storm

The causeways onto Pawleys Island are officially closed ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

  Georgetown County preparing for Dorian with sandbags

Georgetown County is in preparation mode for Hurricane Dorian.

  Man claims resort overserved driver before alleged DUI crash in Georgetown Co.

In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Georgetown County, a man claims that a Georgetown County resort overserved a driver who was later involved in a head-on collision with him on US-17.

No injures reported after child shoots pellet gun at school bus

Georgetown County Sheriff’s deputy fired after posting ‘insensitive’ Snapchat photo of hospital patient

  Missing boaters in Georgetown County found

Georgetown police search for missing 16-year-old

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

  Georgetown Co. School District receives upgrades at schools with $165M bond referendum

Trio arrested after deputies find drugs, guns at Georgetown County home

Deputies have arrested three people after investigators found drugs and guns at a Georgetown County home.

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

The school district is part of a program to help avoid makeup days. If school is cancelled for inclement weather students can complete their missed work electronically from home.

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

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who stole a purse at MUSC and attempted to use a credit card in Georgetown.

  Georgetown Co. correctional officer sexually assaulted inmate, lawsuit says

A Georgetown County correctional officer has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a jail inmate.

  Deputies release surveillance footage in golf cart theft

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance footage from a golf course pro shop in hopes someone will recognize a suspect in a golf cart theft.

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

A South Carolina family filed a lawsuit against a Georgetown-based funeral home and a Georgia-based casket distributor after the casket bearing a loved one broke open during his funeral.

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

A body was found Monday night during the search for a missing swimmer on the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Horry County Coroner Office.

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

Two Andrews police officers helped revive a woman who had apparently overdosed on drugs last week, according to an incident report from the department.

Lowcountry school districts release school calendars for 2019-2020 year

School districts across the Lowcountry have released their calendars for the new year.

Georgetown Co. deputies searching for driver who fled traffic stop

Georgetown County deputies are searching for a driver who fled a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.

Georgetown police officers working active investigation

Law enforcement officials say officers are working an active investigation in Georgetown Monday evening.

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

A new Horry-Georgetown Technical College manufacturing center in the Georgetown area is getting closer to completion

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

A new study ranks U.S. 17 as South Carolina’s most dangerous highway for summertime 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

Georgetown Police say they are looking for a man wanted for trafficking methamphetamine.

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

Georgetown police say the man was a worker who fell eight feet to the floor at Georgetown High School and went into cardiac arrest.

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

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office said 71-year-old Mary Elizabeth Jenerette of Hemingway is currently at the hospital for an unspecified medical attention.

Two people rescued after boat overturns in the Waccamaw River

Emergency officials say two people have been rescued after their boat overturned in Georgetown County.

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

At least one person has been killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in the Murrells Inlet area, according to information from the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Goose Creek man accused of embezzling funds from veterans’ organization

A judge set bond Friday for a man accused of embezzling money from a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post.

  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.