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Education: District gets double-excellent on state report card

The Georgetown County School District was one of seven in the state that received "excellent" overall ratings and "excellent" growth ratings on their annual report cards. Read more...



Bubba Smalls, John Myzick and Clementine Sanders make the county’s $100 million tourism industry work..
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Economy: Making tourism work

Without a core of people willing to work hard for limited pay, officials say Georgetown County’s $100 million tourism industry would not live up to its motto: “Best. Vacation. Ever.” Read more…

Bike the Neck: Lanes planned to connect cyclists with recreation facilities

Bike lanes will run alongside the road to Stables Park when it is finally paved sometime in 2017. Organizers of the Bike the Neck project are working with residents to extend those lanes through the Parkersville community. Read more …

Education: District enrollment grows while Waccamaw schools stay flat

On the first day of class, the Georgetown County School District was short by about 300 students. But they were all back this week, and then some. Read more...

Human trafficking: With new laws in place, officials prepare for crackdown

Human trafficking is a growth industry, according to speakers at a forum Saturday at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church. Read more...

History: Memories of Japan’s surrender still vivid for former Marine

Garth Holmes stood on the front row when history was made 70 years ago on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Read more...


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Midway Fire and Rescue will get a donated Yeti for its new truck. From left, Chris Stier, Will Tayloe, Justin Lenker and Jeff Latig show how the coolers stand up.
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Abominable cooler: It isn’t the Cadillac, the Yeti is more like the Ferarri of cool

Pawleys Island Police Chief Mike Fanning doesn’t like to see a Yeti cooler sitting unattended. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

Startup.SC: Tech incubator turns ideas into reality

Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange. Read more...


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