Georgetown Co.

  New state park plan includes water trail, access to Black River

A proposed state park plan would provide the public with new access to a 70-mile stretch of the Black River in Georgetown and Williamsburg Counties.

  Georgetown Co. faces shortage in paramedics, shuffles crews to cover communities

Sheriff’s office: Missing 13-year-old girl found safe

Sheriff’s office: Hand grenade found in shed in Murrells Inlet was non-explosive replica

  Georgetown considers increasing building permit fees

FIRST ALERT: Crash, fuel spill causing delays on Georgetown Co. bridge

Red Cross helps those displaced by Georgetown fire

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FIRST ALERT: Rain, possible severe storms possible into Saturday evening

  Tidelands Health partners with Georgetown NAACP to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

  Healthcare workers administering vaccines across the Lowcountry

Man facing murder charge after wife dies of gunshot injuries

COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled in the Lowcountry

  FIRST ALERT: Chance of showers, gusty winds late Saturday afternoon, evening

  Data: Georgetown County in desperate need of housing

Bowen National Research put together a housing needs assessment of the area and found over the next five years the county will need 670 rental units and 2,203 for-sale houses.

Georgetown police searching for man missing from assisted living center

Police officers are looking for 72-year-old Johnny Lane who was reported missing from South Island Assisted Living.

Scene cleared after fire at Georgetown assisted living facility

Residents and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

  Georgetown Co. Sheriff’s Office escorts Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is getting some VIP treatment from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office this year.

  Tidelands Health set to reach 50K dose milestone

  Lowcountry healthcare providers expanding access to vaccines

Deputies arrest man suspected of shooting his wife

  Victim dies after early-morning Pawleys Island shooting, deputies confirm

Police search for clues after gunfire damages homes

One person in custody following shooting in Georgetown County

  Hundreds in SC overdue for second COVID-19 vaccine shots

Hundreds of people in our state our overdue for their second dose of one of the coronavirus vaccines, according to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Working Wednesdays: Hire Dynamics filling jobs in warehouse, distribution centers, manufacturing

Hire Dynamics puts approximately 300 people to work each week in the Charleston area.

Lowcountry counties require highest hourly wage in state to afford rent, national report finds

People who live and work in the Tri-County of South Carolina face the biggest struggle in the state to afford a “modest” two-bedroom rental, a new national report finds.

Personal look at getting a COVID-19 vaccine

South Carolina opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments last week to people who qualify in the Phase 1-B category.

Emergency crews working accident involving train, vehicle in Georgetown Co.

Officials with the county’s Emergency Management department said it happened on Highmarket Street near Hilliard Street.

  Tidelands Health offers COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday in Georgetown

Tidelands Health is offering a flexible schedule opportunity for those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Police: Man arrested for burning ex’s house

The Georgetown Police Department says they have arrested a man for stealing from an ex-girlfriend’s house and subsequently burning it down.

Georgetown Co. School District vaccine clinic open to more than just teachers

The Georgetown County School District says that they will be vaccinating their teachers and employees this weekend.

FIRST ALERT: Multiple Lowcountry counties under tornado watch

Much of the Lowcountry is now under a tornado watch ahead of severe storms expected to move through later in the afternoon.

  THE LIST: Closings and cancellations for Thursday

With an increased chance for severe weather Thursday for the Lowcountry, school districts are beginning to announce schedule changes.

  FIRST ALERT: Lowcountry under 2nd-highest severe weather risk for Thursday

For the first time in two years, the storm prediction center is forecasting its second-highest risk of severe weather for most of South Carolina Thursday.

Working Wednesdays: Carolina Youth Development Center hiring for positions to care for children

The organization cares for young people who are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment. It also provides resources and support to area families at risk of having their children removed from their home.

  FIRST ALERT: Storms, strong winds possible Thursday

A cold front forecast to sweep across South Carolina could produce a line of storms Thursday afternoon.

  Cyber experts weigh in after Georgetown County ransomware attack

The last year many have learned how to increase personal hygiene through proper hand washing, wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Just like that physical protection, security experts say we must be diligent about “cyber hygiene.”

  Deputies: New camera technology aided in apprehension

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is crediting new camera technology for the arrests of two men.

Forestry officials declare fire alert for Georgetown, Horry Counties

The South Carolina Forestry Commission declared a Red Flag Fire Alert which took effect Monday morning warning of an elevated wildfire risk.

Police seek help finding man wanted in multi-person shooting

The Walterboro Police Department says they are looking for a man suspected to be responsible for a shooting that sent three to the hospital.

‘Tears of Joy’: Georgetown lottery player wins $1M prize

South Carolina Education Lottery officials say a Georgetown man teared up when he learned he won $1 million prize.

Tidelands Health to help those overdue for 2nd dose of Pfizer vaccine

Tidelands Health said it will allow people who received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and who are overdue for their second to register for that dose.

Georgetown Police charge 3 with selling alcohol to underage customers

The Georgetown Police Department say an operation conducting checks to determine if businesses would sell alcohol to minors resulted in charges against three people.

Report: Man causes $2,500 worth of damage attempting to steal AC units

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office charged 42-year-old John Grover Frasier Jr. with malicious injury to personal property over $2,000.

  Georgetown County returns to 5-day in-person learning

The Georgetown County School District say they are bringing back all middle and high school students registered for face-to-face learning, five days a week.

  Deputies: Woman charged for attempted murder

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a woman after she cut another woman and hit her with a car.

Police investigating after Bluffton shooting ends in car crash

The Bluffton Police Department says they are investigating a fatal car crash that was caused by a shooting.

Deputies searching for driver after stabbing victim hit then dragged by car

Deputies are searching for a driver after a woman was stabbed then dragged by a car in Georgetown County on Friday afternoon. It happened outside a home on Jeremiah Drive in Plantersville.

Deputies: Missing Georgetown County man found safe

Deputies said that the man was found safe in Georgetown.

  Deputies arrest home invasion suspects accused of brutal killing, stealing victim’s truck

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s office arrested 24-year-old Joshua Dylan Leday of Andrews and 49-year-old Phillip Thomas Powers of Georgetown.

  School districts’ vaccination plans for teachers could be delayed

Teachers in South Carolina may now be eligible for the COVI19 vaccines, but it’s still unclear just how quickly some districts are going to be able to provide those shots.

Working Wednesdays: Job Impulse is hiring warehouse workers and many others

Job Impulse is currently trying to fill positions for welders, warehouse selectors, picker/packer, heavy equipment operators, assemblers, environmental housekeepers, and others.

  SC authorities searching for fugitive convicted in drug distribution ring

Authorities are searching for 34-year-old Gabrielle Myers who is wanted for failing to surrender. Myers pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering and was sentenced to 11 years in prison.

Deputies: Man arrested with 5 lbs. of marijuana, nearly $20,000

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man they caught with five pounds of marijuana.

FIRST ALERT: Up to 3 inches of rain possible by Wednesday morning

A storm system moving across the southeast could dump a significant amount of rain over the Lowcountry into Wednesday morning.

  Tidelands Health to mark anniversary of first COVID-19 case with luminary observance

Tidelands Health will mark the first anniversary of the health system’s initial COVID-19 case with a luminary observance.

Sheriff: Man out on bond for trafficking meth arrested for the 3rd time on same charge

Deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a 42-year-old man for the third time in seven months for trafficking methamphetamine.

Summerville man charged with dumping concrete slabs

Charles E. Bunnell Jr., 20, of Summerville was charged with illegal dumping after concrete slabs from a private home were found at a Pawleys Island church, deputies say.

  Georgetown Co. residents anticipating flooding after dam spilling operations

Santee Cooper officials say heavy precipitation throughout the area in addition to the watershed feeding the Santee Cooper Lakes has increased inflows to the Santee Cooper Lakes system.

  Deputies seek men who stole two puppies worth over $10,000

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking for four men who stole two puppies from a Pawleys Island woman.

Old Slave Mart Museum brings to life dark history of Charleston

"You're going to step foot on sacred ground. The museum itself is situated in an historic alleyway that back in the 1850s and 60s was used as an auction location to sell people of African descent."

  Virtual Veterans job fair features employers from across the nation

Industries such as distribution, supply chain, logistics, e-commerce, data storage/broadband, pharmaceuticals, select retail are just a few of the areas of business that are rapidly hiring and in large volume.

Georgetown Police investigate robbery in bank’s parking lot

Police in Georgetown are investigating a strong arm robbery reported Sunday night in a bank parking lot.

  Tidelands Health sets one-week record in COVID vaccinations

Tidelands Health says the 5,200 COVID vaccine doses they will have handed out by the end of Friday at vaccine clinic locations including Murrells Inlet and Georgetown sets a new weekly record.

Georgetown Co. School District moving to 5-days, in person classes in March

All schools for the Georgetown County School District will be moving to full time, in person classes in March.

Deputies investigating after body found in Georgetown County

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office say the body was discovered in the Rose Hill community in woods off Frank Cribb Road.

  More than 60 companies, agencies to take part in virtual hiring event

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, American Job Center and SC Works Veterans Services are coming together to host a statewide, virtual hiring event.

Deputies identify missing woman found dead in marsh

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have identified a woman’s body found in a marsh in early February.

Deputies arrest man in Georgetown Co. for attempted murder

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man who shot a fellow passenger in their car.

Deputies searching for suspect after man shot, left on the side of the road

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, it happened in a car that was on Highway 521 coming from Andrews toward Georgetown.

International African American Museum on track to open early in 2022

"We're honoring the fact that despite the stronghold of slavery, African Americans have been able to transcend and impact the world in really amazing ways."

‘My feeling is relief’: Tidelands Health begins giving those 70 and older second doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Weeks after receiving their initial dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, those aged 70 and older are returning to Tidelands Health for that necessary second shot.

  Deputies investigate man’s death, truck theft

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a stolen truck they say is connected with a man’s killing Wednesday.

Authorities investigating after body found in Georgetown County marsh

Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office reported that the unidentified body was found in a marsh off of Sirfield Road.

  Georgetown County to decide how to spend $10 million in surplus tax funds

The Georgetown County Council is considering 20 projects that could be funded through surplus tax funds. County officials say there is a surplus of $10 million that came from a capital project tax.

Georgetown Co. man charged with drug, weapons crime

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man with several drugs and a gun.

Deputies seek public’s help in locating 3 missing people

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is hoping someone can help them locate three missing people deputies have been searching for.

Georgetown County officials host Polar Plunge, raise funds for Special Olympics

The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office hosted its first Polar Plunge at Litchfield Beach on Saturday.

  Drugs and guns found at nightclub allegedly violating governor’s orders

Authorities arrested Antwan Jamale White, Kadeem Denzal Williams, Edward Tyrone Pipkin III, Tyree Deshawn Gasque and John Demarcus Johnson.

Black History Spotlight: Chubby Checker is still ‘twistin’ after 60 years

His passion for entertaining sparked at a young age.

Tidelands Health’s precise methods expand COVID-19 vaccine supply

Tidelands Health officials have been able to stretch their COVID-19 vaccine supply by 20 percent by using a very precise method to ensure not a single drop is wasted.