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    Turning point: An oak tree at the Waverly-Petigru intersection will be cut down to make way for a roundabout.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Bikeways: Council approves plan, but delays vote on funds

    A master plan for bike and pedestrian paths was approved by Georgetown County Council this week, but there was no move to increase funds for those projects in the county’s capital improvement plan. Read more…

    Traffic: Oak tree will yield to roundabout

    An oak tree that serves as a landmark as well as a community notice board will be cut to make way for a roundabout at the intersection of Waverly Road and Petigru Drive, according to the state Department of Transportation. Read more …

    Roads: County drops Kings River widening from long-range projects

    A proposal to widen Kings River Road to four lanes has been removed from Georgetown County’s list of proposed projects for a long-range regional transportation plan, according to the county planning director. Read more...

    Schools: No tax increase, but there’s a list just in case

    There is no tax increase included in the budget for Georgetown County Schools that starts July 1. But there could be. Read more...

    Courts: Judge affirms county decision on Marlin Quay project

    A Circuit Court judge last week affirmed the decision of the Georgetown County Board of Zoning Appeals that the rebuilding of the Marlin Quay Marina store and restaurant doesn’t require approval from County Council. Read more...


    "Beawuan Britton, right, lifts hand weights as Seth Ellis watches.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

    WHS football: Coach goes by the book – and by the pound

    Waccamaw High football coach Shane Fidler’s creativity and innovation are making an impression on his players. Read more ...


    Growler Chill: For beer startup, froth is only in sales

    Randy Hollister has literally tapped into the growing craft beer industry. Read more...

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