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Addie Elliott, Andrews

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:16 p.m.

Addie Elliott, Andrews - Mrs. Addie Mae Thornton Elliott, 76, wife of the late Henry Vernon Elliott, Sr., died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the home of her son.

Where does all that money go? UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The South Carolina Education Lottery reached a historic milestone when it hit $800,000,000 on January 8. A week later it passed a billion dollars. People hoping for a chance at becoming rich wrapped around gas stations in an endless procession. Beating all odds, three winners will share an unimaginable booty. But what happens to the money they …

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Coast RTA to add Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital to route

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 11:01 a.m.

The Coast RTA-Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority’s will add service to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital on its route from …

Joel Player, Jr., Columbia

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:12 p.m.

Joel Player, Jr., Columbia - Services for Joel B. Player, Jr. were held Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. Burial, directed by Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, followed at Southland Memorial Gardens.

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Georgetown County Planners OK rezoning request to replace flooded mobile homes

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 p.m.

Two mobile homes near Andrews that were destroyed by floodwaters after Hurricane Joaquin in October are on track to be replaced, if Georgetown …

GEORGETOWN TIMES

In brief: GHS to honor Mack Alston

From staff reports

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Georgetown High School will honor Mack Alston during halftime of the boys junior varsity basketball game on Jan. 28.

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Baseball: Waccamaw opens season at No. 2 in state UPDATED

By Chris Sokoloski

csokoloski@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Waccamaw High School baseball team has been voted as the No. 2 team in Class AA by the state’s baseball coaches.

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Deputies: Andrews man charged with shooting wife’s car

By Max Hrenda

mhrenda@southstrandnews.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:40 a.m.

An Andrews man was arrested, deputies said, days after he shot his wife’s car to keep her from leaving after an argument.

USC presents local student with plaque UPDATED

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 10:00 a.m.

January 10, 2016 - The University of South Carolina Gamecock Athletics Department presented Jessica Huell with a plaque, Highest Reading Hero for …

Jettie Cannon, Cades

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 5:13 p.m.

Jettie Cannon, Cades - Jettie Mae McClam Cannon, 77, wife of Marion Elwood Cannon, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, at her residence.

Def Leppard to debut new music video in ‘Guitar Hero’ game

By Derrik J. Lang

AP Entertainment Writer

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:47 a.m.

Def Leppard is pouring some video into “Guitar Hero.”

Upcoming Events, Jan. 27

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:53 p.m.

The listed events are separated by date and event type. Upcoming events are near the top and recurring events are further down. All recurring event categories are marked with (RE). To submit an event, call 843-355-6397.

Man exaggerated impairment, scammed government of $1.5M

By Meg Kinnard

Associated Press

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:36 p.m.

A Navy veteran scammed federal agencies out of more than $1.5 million by exaggerating his multiple sclerosis, claiming he needed a wheelchair to get …

SC unemployment rate stayed at 5.5 percent during December

Associated Press

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:42 p.m.

South Carolina’s unemployment rate stayed right where it was last month to end 2015.

Choose Your Tax Preparer Wisely UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 11:28 a.m.

If someone helps you do your taxes, you're not alone. The IRS asks you to choose your tax return preparer wisely – for good reason. You are responsible for the information on your income tax return. That's true no matter who prepares your return. Here are ten tips to keep in mind when choosing a tax preparer:

GEORGETOWN TIMES

2-vehicle crash closes Pleasant Hill Road UPDATED

By Max Hrenda

mhrenda@southstrandnews.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:43 p.m.

Pleasant Hill Road was closed for hours Tuesday morning after a gray Infiniti coupe and white Chevrolet pickup were involved in a head-on collision. …

House measure aims to limit ceremony, keep chamber on task UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:03 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina House members say they’re spending too much time introducing school groups, beauty pageant winners and other constituents who drop by the Statehouse, and they want to increase their productivity by limiting those formalities.

Texas suspect shot by South Carolina police also shot self in head UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 3:59 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Texas murder suspect who was shot by police in South Carolina actually died from a self-inflicted gunshot, according to a determination by the coroner.

South Carolina Senate takes up road money proposals again

By Jeffery Collins

Associated Press

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:36 p.m.

South Carolina senators planned to show this week they are serious about passing a bill to get more money to the state’s roads and bridges. …

WACCAMAW TIMES

S.C. Episcopal bishop to retire this summer

From staff reports

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:14 p.m.

The Right Reverend Charles G. vonRosenberg today announced he will retire as Provisional Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina this summer …

10 tips to keep in mind when choosing a tax preparer UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:21 p.m.

If someone helps you do your taxes, you’re not alone. The IRS asks you to choose your tax return preparer wisely – for good reason. You …

House measure aims to limit ceremony, keep chamber on task

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 7:47 p.m.

A proposal advanced to the House floor Tuesday would create a 15-minute time slot on the calendar for “special introductions,” with each limited to 90 seconds. The measure's sponsor, Rep. Todd Atwater, said he's frustrated by the multiple daily interruptions.   …

GEORGETOWN TIMES

Georgetown police respond to 2 weapons-related incidents within 2 hours UPDATED

From staff reports

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:10 p.m.

Police are investigating two separate weapon-related crimes that occurred within two hours of the other in separate parts of Georgetown.

JK Rowling to receive PEN award for literary service

By Hillel Italie

AP National Writer

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:17 a.m.

J.K. Rowling’s latest honor isn’t only for her writing.

Charleston church where parishioners killed has new pastor

Associated Press

Monday, January 25, 2016 10:10 a.m.

The Charleston church where nine parishioners attending a Bible study were shot and killed has a new pastor.

Horry County police charge Conway man in Bucksport Road shootings

From staff reports

Monday, January 25, 2016 5:35 p.m.

Horry County police have charged a Conway man in two shootings that occurred at a sports bar this past weekend.

14 cadets disciplined at Citadel; some wore KKK-like garb UPDATED

By Bruce Smith

Associated Press

Monday, January 25, 2016 12:49 p.m.

A total of 14 cadets have been dismissed, suspended or are receiving on-campus punishments at The Citadel after several of them appeared in photos …

South Carolina’s record month for gun checks adds to strain of FBI system

Andrew Knapp

The Post and Courier

Monday, January 25, 2016 4:20 p.m.

Nearly 50,000 South Carolinians tried to get guns or permits to carry the weapons in December — more than in any other month in history. …

Georgetown County public meeting to present plans for Petigru/MLK road improvements UPDATED

From staff reports

Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:37 p.m.

The Georgetown County Public Services Department has scheduled a community meeting in the Pawleys Island area to present plans for improvement of …

John Coker Plowden of Kingstree graduates from Clemson University UPDATED

Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:39 p.m.

John Coker Plowden of Kingstree graduated from Clemson University on Thursday, December 17, 2015, with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in Landscape Architecture.

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