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Mercom to expand operations, workforce in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County UPDATED

Mercom to expand operations, workforce in Pawleys Island, Georgetown County
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:24 p.m.

A South Carolina-based technology firm has invested millions of dollars to expand its operations — and workforce — in Georgetown County. …

4th Annual Coastal Cultures Conference set for April 30 UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:56 p.m.

The landmark St. Helena Branch Library will be the host site of the "4th Annual Coastal Cultures Conference" which is being sponsored by the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition, Union of Concerned Scientists, United States Fish & Wildlife Service's Coastal Program, Public Health Sciences Department of the Medical University of South Carolina, …

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Spring Tide cleanup in Murrells Inlet brings in three tons of trash

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:01 p.m.

Hundreds of people lent a hand April 24 in Murrells Inlet for the 25th annual Spring Tide cleanup event, bringing in an estimated three tons of trash and debris.

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Softball: Georgetown wins region

Softball: Georgetown wins region
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Georgetown High’s softball team swept a doubleheader against Wilson on Friday to secure it second straight Region VII-AAA title. …

Bill making men in SC wait for Viagra gets another hearing

Bill making men in SC wait for Viagra gets another hearing

By Jeffrey Collins

Associated Press

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:04 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill that would make getting Viagra and other drugs to treat erectile dysfunction nearly as hard to obtain as an …

Dr. Gamble appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit UPDATED

Dr. Gamble appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit

Dr. Janice Murray Gamble was recently appointed to the South Carolina State Board of Education to represent the third judicial circuit. She wor

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:49 p.m.

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County OKs rezoning requests in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet

County OKs rezoning requests in Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7:47 a.m.

Rezoning requests for the Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island areas are one step closer to being granted by Georgetown County leaders.

Members of Williamsburg County Transit System awarded UPDATED

Members of Williamsburg County Transit System awarded
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:21 p.m.

The Annual South Carolina Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure, South Carolina Department of Transportation Transit Bus Maintenance and Van Roadeo was …

March Image Award UPDATED

March Image Award

BY LESLEE SPIVEY

Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:28 a.m.

The Williamsburg HomeTown Chamber presented the Image Award for March to Lawrimore and Lawrimore of Hemingway. The business is owned by Jim Lawrimore …

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Bulldogs end season with loss

Bulldogs end season with loss
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Georgetown High School goal keeper Chuckie Duke gets ready to kick the ball down field against Wilson on Friday night. Duke later switched to offense …

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Georgetown City Council approves firm for Fire Station No. 2

Georgetown City Council approves firm for Fire Station No. 2
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:01 a.m.

Design-build and design-bid. Those were two terms that muddied the waters for Georgetown City Council members while choosing a design firm for City …

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St. Frances 5K continues to grow

St. Frances 5K continues to grow
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

More than 200 people ran and walked through the streets of Georgetown on Saturday morning for the third annual The Fast & The Furriest 5K. …

Emergency room open UPDATED

Emergency room open

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:45 a.m.

The lobby of the Williamsburg Regional Hospital Mobile Emergency Room was filled with people last Friday afternoon, but you could have heard a pin …

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Carvers Bay High students win big at Skills USA competition

Carvers Bay High students win big at Skills USA competition
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:01 p.m.

Carvers Bay High School students in the Building and Construction class won top awards at a recent Skills USA Leadership and Skills competition held …

Library offers workshops on saving old photos and documents UPDATED

Library offers workshops on saving old photos and documents
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The Georgetown County Library system wants to make sure you don’t lose links to your family history, no matter what the future brings. …

Juvenile prisons looking for 45 new officers after riot UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:02 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's main juvenile prison has seen a sharp rise in violence and gang activity, and the leader of the agency said Tuesday she is trying to hire 45 new guards to help. The extra guards are needed in part because the Department of Juvenile Justice is moving away from an earlier policy of making …

USDA Administrator visits county UPDATED

USDA Administrator visits county

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Val Dolcini, USDA Administrator for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), recently paid a visit to South Carolina and one of his stops was the Williamsburg …

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Police Chief Kaynnera Capers’ suspension gets another heated debate for Andrews Council

Police Chief Kaynnera Capers’ suspension gets another heated debate for Andrews Council
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 5:37 p.m.

Members of the Andrews Town Council sat silently on April 21 when Councilman Terrance Middleton requested the town reply to suspended Police Chief …

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Fire damages home on Powell Road UPDATED

Fire damages home on Powell Road
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:38 p.m.

Firefighters say they hope they have a blaze under control at 1335 Powell Road in Georgetown County.

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Tastes at Pawleys UPDATED

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 11:08 a.m.

Thousands enjoyed annual Tastes at Pawleys fundraiser at Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church. Photos by Randy Akers/South Strand News

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Obituaries April 27, 2016

Obituaries April 27, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:39 a.m.

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MELVIN M. BAILEY, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:27 p.m.

MELVIN M. BAILEY, Kingstree - Melvin Melrow “Bo” Bailey, 89, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Carolinas Hospital System of Florence. Mr. Bailey was born April 24, 1926, in Cleveland County, North Carolina, the son of the late General Lee Bailey and Olar Godfrey Bailey. He was a World War II veteran of the US Army. “Colonel Bo …

Pull up or pay up UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:15 a.m.

Wearing baggy pants might get you into trouble now that Kingstree Town Council passed first of two readings amending an ordinance regarding indecent exposure. The town will conduct a six-month trial period where law enforcement will issue a warning. If a parent allows their child (willfully allowed while in their presence) to expose their …

Georgetown Shag Festival Gallery 2 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:55 p.m.

Sponsored annually by the Rotary Club of Georgetown, the 10th annual Georgetown Shag Festival was held April 23, under the moonlight along King …

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Andrews council denies resident’s request for help with sewer problems

Andrews council denies resident’s request for help with sewer problems
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 3:38 p.m.

The Andrews Town Council on April 21 denied assistance to an Andrews resident who told the council that raw sewage is spilling into her yard as a …

Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closure

Gov. Haley heads to Washington to discuss Guantanamo closure

By Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:25 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is going to Washington later this week to voice her concerns over the possible transfer of Guantanamo …

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Georgetown vs. Andrews UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:37 a.m.

Georgetown's varsity baseball team held off Andrews 5-4 on April 25 at Mike Johnson Park. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

CLYDE THOMPSON, JR., Kingstree

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:17 p.m.

CLYDE THOMPSON, JR., Kingstree - Funeral services for Clyde Leroy Thompson, Jr., conducted by the Rev. Terry B. Law, Sr., were held Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Siloam Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Crossroad Cemetery.

Sandra Collins, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:59 p.m.

Sandra Collins, Kingstree - Funeral services for Minister Sandra Victoria Collins, conducted by the Rev. Terry B. Law, Sr., were held Monday, April 11, 2016, at Siloam Missionary Baptist Church of Kingstree. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at Glenwood Memorial Gardens of Broomall, Pennsylvania.

STANLEY CONYERS, SR., Salters

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 11:20 p.m.

STANLEY CONYERS, SR., Salters - Funeral services for Stanley Delane Conyers, Sr., conducted by Elder Naomi Plowden, were held Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Bible Way Temple of Lane. Burial, directed by Henryhand Funeral Home, followed at St. Mary AME Church Cemetery of Salters.

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