Coastal Observer


Uncategorized: Council names interim administrator hoping his term will be brief

The former county attorney will serve as Georgetown County’s interim administrator while County Council continues to search for a full-time replacement for Sel Hemingway. That search could end next week, according to the council...
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Education: Consultants compile profile for next superintendent

Reliable. Visible. Confident. Accessible. Able to make hard decisions.  These are some of the traits that people are looking for in the next Georgetown County superintendent of schools. A team of consultants will give...
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Legislature: Lawmakers weigh report’s options for Santee Cooper’s future

Local lawmakers see no clear path forward in three proposals for the future of Santee Cooper that were released last week. The legislature is due to decide sometime this year whether the state-owned utility...
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Pawleys Island: Deal with Corps offers town future beach funds

As a $14.3 million beach renourishment project reaches the halfway mark, the town of Pawleys Island is considering an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers that will help fund future projects. But that...
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Georgetown County: Resolution on comments gets people talking

A resolution affirming Georgetown County Council’s commitment to public comment passed without comment from council members.  But the public had something to say. The resolution by Council Chairman John Thomas was proposed in response...
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Environment: Do wood ducks come home to roost? Study will find out

A local Clemson University researcher is studying whether female wood ducks, like female sea turtles, return to where they were born, or return to the same area over and over, when they are ready...
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Land use: Judge denies injunction to bar building permits for oceanfront lots

Georgetown County could issue a permit this week for construction of a house on a newly-created oceanfront lot in North Litchfield. A Circuit Court judge last week denied a motion to block construction on...
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Environment: DeBordieu files objection to Baruch claim on marshes

Property owners at DeBordieu want to join the state of South Carolina in challenging an effort by the Belle W. Baruch Foundation to claim title to marsh lands in North Inlet. They dispute the...
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Education: Waccamaw Intermediate finds new principal just down the road

Travis Klatka is changing jobs, but it won’t have much of an effect on his commute. After five years as the assistant principal at Waccamaw Middle School, Klatka has been promoted to interim principal...
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Politics: Weaver cruises, but turnout plunges in sheriff’s race

Carter Weaver won election as Georgetown County sheriff with 91 percent of the vote in polling this week. He has less than six weeks to bask in victory before he gears up for the...
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Education: Help wanted: School district seeks input on superintendent

The Georgetown County School Board this week approved a schedule that will have them select a replacement by the end of May for Superintendent Randy Dozier, who will retire June 30. That includes more...
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Sports: Book chronicles couple’s coast-to-coast golf odyssey

Thousands of golfers have dreamed about traveling around the United State and playing the best courses. One couple actually did it. Mike and Marilyn Allen, who split their time between Ohio and Litchfield By...
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Politics: Democrats hit county in final bid for votes

It’s been a mad dash to the finish for local Democrats this week as the presidential primary approaches on Saturday. Candidates and their surrogates, including an Academy Award-winning actress, visited in the county as...
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Georgetown County Parks and Recreation Commission: March 2, 5 p.m., Beck Recreation Center.

Georgetown County School Board: March 3, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center.

Georgetown County Airport Commission: March 3, 6 p.m., airport terminal.

Georgetown County Zoning Board of Appeals: March 5, 5:30 p.m., County Council chambers.

Pawleys Island Town Council: March 9, 5 p.m., Town Hall.

Georgetown County Council: March 10, 5:30 p.m., council chambers.

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