The Georgetown Christmas Parade was canceled last year because of COVID-19, and reportedly the longtime event almost did not happen again because of insurance issues between the city and its main business group.
Georgetown County is becoming a popular destination despite being sandwiched by its neighbors Myrtle Beach and Charleston.
"It really was clear they did not want to limit the rights of their constituents to speak at all," Georgetown County School District attorney Lindsey Anne Thompson said.
South Carolina's 7th Congressional District candidate, Graham Allen, has rescheduled a campaign event in Myrtle Beach with Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene of Georgia and Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida.
Tuscany Bistro on Front Street in downtown Georgetown will be closed indefinitely after a fire engulfed its kitchen, bar and restroom areas early Nov. 18.
Chris Inglese, Georgetown's director of planning and community development, intends to accept an offer to become Newberry County's new county administrator after only six months with the city of Georgetown, he said.
Before she went to Richland County, Harrison worked as the economic development director in Fairfield County for 11 years, a small, rural community just north of Columbia.
The Waccamaw Neck might be getting a new representative.
Georgetown County has hired Tiffany Harrison, Richland County's deputy director of economic development, as its new economic development director.
Georgetown's 35 foot height limit could soon be increased to 110 feet, or 10 stories. This will hopefully attract new development to blighted areas of the city, the city's planning and community development director said.
The lawsuit estimates that since 2007, Georgetown County has collected an estimated $26 million in it what calls "illegal" road maintenance fees.
U.S. Rep. Tom Rice kicked off his reelection campaign Nov. 8 at several stops throughout the 7th Congressional District, including Canipes Candy Citchen in Longs.
As redevelopment happens all around the historic Black neighborhood, residents fear being priced out of their generational homes, but they said the West End doesn’t need people to come in and tell them how to fix their issues.
U.S. Rep. Tom Rice sponsored the bill to rename the post office after Rainey.
Aggressive community outreach and melting away party lines by focusing on fiscal issues is how the four GOP candidates say they turned a 5-2 Democratic council majority to a 4-3 GOP edge in a single night.
With the election results, Georgetown City Council went from Democratic control with a 5-2 margin to Republican control with a 4-3 edge.
Overlay districts allow cities to tighten or relax zoning rules in certain areas without changing the actual zoning ordinance, a process that can be time-consuming and expensive.
Eleven current and former officers with the Georgetown County Sheriffs Office filed a lawsuit against the office Oct. 26 saying they were not properly paid for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven people spoke to Georgetown County council Oct. 26 in opposition of the rezoning, along with hundreds of emails the county's planning department has received since the ordinance was first presented to council three months ago.
GEORGETOWN — Georgetown's Democrat city council and mayoral candidates raised less than a fifth of what their Republican counterparts raised from July to mid-October.
There is a responsible way to grow the Waccamaw Neck, resident and local nonprofit member Duane Draper said, and it doesn't involve high density housing.
Former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride, one of 12 Republicans planning a primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, is raffling off an AR-15 rifle.
The four Republican Georgetown candidates for city council and mayor raised more than $87,000 combined from July to the end of September.
Rice, who is seeking his sixth term, has raised more than $1.1 million since the beginning of his campaign cycle, with little more than $400,000 of that being raised in the third quarter that ended Sept. 30.
Culberson said he is most excited to educate people on the effects climate change has had not only on the planet, but specifically South Carolina and Georgetown.
With Georgetown trying to rebrand itself as a tourist destination midway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, many private developers see Liberty Steel's more than 50 acres of waterfront land as a golden opportunity.
Through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has been taking turtle hatchlings, raising them in their aquariums and rereleasing them for several years.
Midway Fire Rescue's chief Doug Eggiman announced his retirement at the end of the year Oct. 11, less than two weeks after Georgetown County Fire/EMS's chief Mack Reed retired.
K-9 Liza passed from a terminal medical condition that forced her into retirement after her six years with the department, according to the department's Facebook.
The Waccamaw Neck's Districts 1, 2 and 6 are likely shrink in order to meet suggested district population counts, though creating an entire new district is highly unlikely.
Georgetown County's school board voted unanimously to keep their current policy of encouraging but not requiring masks in place while also eliminating any references to a mask mandate ban inserted into the state budget in June.
Two Georgetown mayoral candidates and six city council candidates answered a variety of resident's questions, including what they believe are the major issues in the city are as well as how they will balance growth with preserving the city.
Georgetown County's emergency management director, Brandon Ellis, said there are 30 vacancies between the two fire departments as of Sept. 29, and that normal staffing is about 120 between the two.
Georgetown County School District parents and board members overwhelmingly have supported a mask mandate for students, with some parents in the past even asking the board to defy state law and enact a mandate anyway.
Rosie's Pizzeria is set to open Nov. 1 on Pawleys Island, and specialize in authentic New York style pizza with fresh ingredients.
Most of the path would be a pavement or asphalt two-way path along the sides of the roads, and would include several rest areas and overlooks for bikers, walkers and others to enjoy.
The project includes the construction of three groins, each hundreds of feet in length, that will be built perpendicular to the beach to reduce the erosion rate of sand through the current moving parallel to the beach.
Readers will have until noon on Oct. 25 to vote once a day for Best Coastal Small Town in USA TODAY's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards.
PLANTERSVILLE — Long-time Plantersville residents expressed concerns Sept. 27 that a proposed development with more 450 homes would only benefit new residents and not those who already live there.
Organizers of the Sept. 25 rally said no flags, banners or clothing supporting a candidate was allowed. The focus, they said, was on pressing state and federal lawmakers to free the nonviolent detainees from Jan. 6.
Jay Watson will replace Wesley Bryant as Georgetown County attorney, who left the position in January.
The district cited ever-rising COVID-19 cases as reason for this plea, specifically the 504 Georgetown schools students and staff who have tested positive so far this year.
The city of Georgetown has proposed the majority of its American Rescue Plan Act funding to go toward Maryville water infrastructure improvements, but residents say the West End needs attention, too.
Reuben-Cooke came to Duke in 1963 as one of the “First Five” Black undergraduates during a time when the university had no Black faculty, administrators or trustees.
Ford served Tidelands Health Board of Trustees for 33 years, with the majority of that time spent as chairman before he retired in 2009.
Berkeley, Horry and Georgetown counties sheriffs will not enforce the Biden administration's vaccine mandate, along with sheriffs across the state.
Full- and part- time employees at Georgetown schools may get a few extra bucks in their pocket, but only if they're vaccinated against COVID-19.
With the election about two months out, here are the candidates for Georgetown city council and their backgrounds, ideas for the city and goals if elected.
Permit-holding firearm owners may soon have to leave their guns at home when going to a public event in the city of Georgetown.
If Georgetown is chosen for a grant in October, the outdoor market could be ready as soon as next spring.