Waste Pesticide Disposal Collection Dates & Locations Set UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:21 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Waste Pesticide Disposal Program dates and locations are set for February 2016. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) is offering several opportunities to safely dispose of outdated, unusable or unwanted pesticides.

SC county passes resolution against housing Gitmo detainees

Associated Press

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:44 p.m.

Berkeley County is on record opposing the housing of detainees from Guantanamo Bay.

Monsanto Company Makes Donation to Plant it Forward SC UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:54 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Monsanto Company donated $25,000 to Plant it Forward South Carolina, an initiative by South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, on February 1, 2016.  Plant it Forward SC will provide relief funds specifically for covering a portion of seed costs for 2016, as well as hay losses livestock farmers had because of the flood. …

Williamson Honored as State Employee of the Year UPDATED

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 1:03 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The S.C. Association of Regional Councils of Government named James C. “Jimmie” Williamson, Ph.D., president of …


Jeb Bush to speak in Murrells Inlet Wednesday evening

From staff reports

Monday, February 8, 2016 5:02 p.m.

Presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak in Murrells Inlet Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Doodle for Google SC winner revealed

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:27 p.m.

GREENWOOD, SC - A talented student in Greenwood, SC will soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is …

Two Pawleys Island attorneys seeking to succeed Probate Court Judge Waldo Maring UPDATED

By Max Hrenda


Monday, February 8, 2016 11:09 a.m.

Weeks after Georgetown County's sitting Probate Court judge announced his retirement, two Pawleys Island attorneys -- Teresa Bennani and Leigh Powers- …

Almost 600 in SC getting GED after passing score lowered UPDATED

Monday, February 8, 2016 8:25 a.m.

Almost 600 South Carolinians will get their high school diplomas without having to again take the GED test. The South Carolina Education Department has announced that the GED Testing Service has lowered the passing score for the General Educational Development Tests from 150 to 145. That means about 600 people in the state who have taken the test …


Nurturing Neighbors: Queen Stafford

Monday, February 8, 2016 11:11 a.m.

Queen Stafford


South Carolina officers trained on anti-meth technology

Monday, February 8, 2016 12:10 p.m.

South Carolina – February 5, 2016 – This week, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association (SCLEOA), in conjunction with Appriss, conducted three trainings across the state on the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), which is the a real-time, stop-sale technology used to ensure that purchasers of pseudoephedrine (PSE) …


Officials monitor river levels in rain-soaked region UPDATED

By Eileen Keithly


Sunday, February 7, 2016 7:02 p.m.

A flood watch remains in effect for Georgetown County. According to the National Weather Service, the ground is saturated in some areas and any …

UPDATE: 24-hour walk-in clinic opens UPDATED

Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The Williamsburg Regional Hospital, which turns 52 years old this year, was no match for the October historic flood. Severe damage to key areas of …

Carvers Bay vs. Hemingway UPDATED

Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:58 a.m.

Carvers Bay girls beat Hemingway on Feb. 5. The boys lost to the Tigers. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News


Donnie and Frankie Nance try to put their lives back together after devastating fire

By Eileen Keithly


Saturday, February 6, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Frankie Nance sifted through the ashes of her Andrews home Wednesday morning and sighed.


WIS teacher collecting for MUSC UPDATED

From staff reports

Saturday, February 6, 2016 8:57 p.m.

A Waccamaw Intermediate School teacher whose granddaughter was treated at MUSC, is once again collecting donations for the hospital’s current …

Lions Club donation UPDATED

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.

GOP presidential hopeful Gov. John Kasich to visit Pawleys Island

By Max Hrenda


Friday, February 5, 2016 11:50 a.m.

Republican presidential hopeful and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will stop in Georgetown County next week as part of a statewide campaign swing leading up …


Column: Why sports matter

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

I recently met a young man who is an example of why extracurricular activities, especially sports, are so important in school.


19 state, local offices up for election in 2016

By Max Hrenda


Friday, February 5, 2016 10:14 a.m.

Although a lot of attention is going to this year’s presidential race, Georgetown County voters will have no shortage of choices to make …

Anne Marie Braxton named agent at Farm Bureau’s Georgetown office

From staff reports

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:06 a.m.

South Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. has announced that Anne Marie Braxton will serve as an agent in the Georgetown office located at 401 …

Hunting and grocery shopping UPDATED

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but grocery shopping is a lot like hunting.

South Carolina Ballet premieres ‘Aladdin’ UPDATED

From staff reports

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Conceptualized and choreographed by artistic and executive director William Starrett, the South Carolina Ballet will present the premiere of …


Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District breaks ground on new station

By Anita Crone


Friday, February 5, 2016 8:01 a.m.

The shovel hits the ground at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, for the newest fire station in the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District.

Elton John strips off the gloss on ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

By Pablo Gorondi

Associated Press

Friday, February 5, 2016 10:54 a.m.

Elton John puts some pep in his pop on “Wonderful Crazy Night,” a more upbeat, natural-sounding album than recent efforts.


Tidelands Health Community Resource Center in Georgetown set to open in April UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs


Friday, February 5, 2016 9:12 a.m.

A new Tidelands Health Community Resource Center in Georgetown is on track to open this April, officials say.


Georgetown County school board passes first reading of district-wide tobacco ban

By Eileen Keithly


Friday, February 5, 2016 10:15 a.m.

The Georgetown County Board of Education on Feb. 2 approved on first reading a new policy that would ban the use of any tobacco product on all school …

From the drawing board UPDATED

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.


Basketball roundup: Bears throttle Warriors

By Chris Sokoloski


Friday, February 5, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Carvers Bay’s boys dominated Creek Bridge 63-28 on Feb. 2.


Obituaries Feb. 5, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:22 a.m.

Rachel Johnson

Free Ask-A-Lawyer web chats next week UPDATED

From staff reports

Friday, February 5, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The South Carolina Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, …

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