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Andrews vs. Timberland UPDATED

Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:15 a.m.

Andrews' boys lost to Timberland on Feb. 12. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

Scam Calls and Emails Using IRS as Bait Persist UPDATED

Saturday, February 13, 2016 6:55 a.m.

Scams using the IRS as a lure continue. They take many different forms. The most common scams are phone calls and emails from thieves who pretend to be from the IRS. They use the IRS name, logo or a fake website to try to steal your money. They may try to steal your identity too.

St. James vs. Lake City UPDATED

Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:47 a.m.

St. James' boys closed out the regualr season with a loss to Lake City on Feb. 11. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

SLED: Violent crime rate down 12 percent in SC in 2013 UPDATED

Saturday, February 13, 2016 6:48 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The rate of violent crime dropped more than 12 percent while the rate of property crimes was down almost 6 percent in South Carolina from 2012 to 2013. Assaults on law enforcement officers increased.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:13 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

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Basketball: Bulldogs fall to Seahawks

By Chris Sokoloski

csokoloski@southstrandnews.com

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Georgetown High’s boys basketball team led Myrtle Beach for two-and-a-half quarters on Feb. 9, but struggled to find the basket down the …

Vince Gill detours from country on romantic new album

By Kristin M. Hall

Associated Press

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:54 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Vince Gill is a standard bearer for traditional country music, thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of the …

American Legion Riders announce plans for benefit ride UPDATED

From staff reports

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The American Legion Riders of South Carolina has announced the fifth annual statewide American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund Benefit Run during …

Tara Hayward to wed David Gamble III

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:13 a.m.

Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of David Gamble III and Tara Hayward.

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WHS’ Jessica Preedom signs to play soccer for the College of Charelston

By Eileen Keithly

ekeithly@southstrandnews.com

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

Surrounded by family, coaches and teammates, Waccamaw High School’s Jessica Preedom signed her Division I National Letter of Intent to play …

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Another $500,000 set aside for Georgetown port UPDATED

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

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

U.S. Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC) says that $500,000 set aside by the federal government could help to bring the dredging project for the Port of Georgetown …

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Basketball roundup: Jackets split two in region

By Chris Sokoloski

csokoloski@southstrandnews.com

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

Andrews High’s boys beat Johnsonville on Feb. 5, and then lost to Lee Central on Feb. 9

Locals sent to hospital after ingesting pill UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 2:08 p.m.

At least two local people have been hospitalized in two Florence County hospitals after taking an unknown drug. On the evening of February 11, two people from Williamsburg County became ill after they took what is believed to be Roxy, a nickname given to a type of Oxycodone at a home on Hill Lane in Kingstree, according to news reports. …

Janet Avant to wed Sean O’Clair UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Announcement is made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Janet Avant and Sean O’Clair.

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Pawleys Island couple shares marriage experience with new book

By Clayton Stairs

cstairs@southstrandnews.com

Friday, February 12, 2016 3:39 p.m.

Tom and Sandi Blaylock of Pawleys Island have a strong, loving marriage today, but it wasn’t easy getting there.

Military News UPDATED

From staff reports

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zilcia Elizabeth Bryant graduated from basis military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. …

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Murrells Inlet man charged with robbing BB&T

From staff reports

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:39 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Murrells Inlet resident in connection to an alleged bank robbery that occurred Thursday morning.

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Obituaries Feb. 12, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:26 a.m.

Clarence Gamble

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GOP presidential hopefuls Bush, Kasich visit Georgetown County UPDATED

By Max Hrenda

mhrenda@southstrandnews.com

Friday, February 12, 2016 1:40 p.m.

With the South Carolina Republican primary less than eight days away, GOP candidates have begun descending on the state in a last ditch effort to …

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Andrews police Chief Kaynerra Capers suspended; Mayor McClary stays mum UPDATED

By Eileen Keithly

ekeithly@southstrandnews.com

Friday, February 12, 2016 11:44 a.m.

Andrews Police Chief Kaynerra Capers was suspended Feb. 5, but that news came as a surprise to some members of the town council.

Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

By Kathleen Ronayne and Kathleen Hennessey

Associated Press

Friday, February 12, 2016 12:49 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of blacks and Hispanics on Friday as the race …

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Federal renourishment funds to include Garden City and Surfside beaches

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

Garden City Beach is in line to share in $16 million from the federal government to rebuild dunes in an area stretching from Myrtle Beach State Park south to about a mile into the Georgetown County section of Garden City Beach.

Isabelle learns about a birthday UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

Isabelle noticed the Valentine’s cards on the table. She began to paw through them.

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Column: Spring is near, so batter up!

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:44 a.m.

If doesn’t feel like spring out there, but in the next month, some of the top baseball teams in the state will be in the county for two tournaments.

Porter Airlines returns to Myrtle Beach International Airport

From staff reports

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:11 a.m.

Porter Airlines has kicked-off its seventh year of flight operations at Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Join ‘Heartland’s Six Weeks of Kindness’

From staff reports

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

Technically, Random Acts of Kindness Day is Feb. 17. Makes sense in some ways ... after all, February is American Heart Month, the month of …

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Property transfers UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The following property transfers are taken from public records filed between Jan. 11 and Jan. 15 at the Georgetown County Courthouse. Information will be updated each week.

Knights of Columbus make Opeation Hope donations UPDATED

From staff reports

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The Joseph M. Ros Sr. Council No. 3067 of the Knights of Columbus recently hosted a covered dish dinner at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall in …

R.I.P., Dro Lamb UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 9:01 a.m.

What is it about dogs that is so affecting? Why do we love them so? And why do we grieve so when they die?

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.65 Million to Support Automotive Manufacturing in Berkeley County, South Carolina UPDATED

Friday, February 12, 2016 1:58 p.m.

  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.65 million grant to Berkeley County, South Carolina to construct a new regional sewer system to support automaker Volvo's first U.S. manufacturing facility. According to the grantee, this project will help …

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