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Update: Fire chief says lightning strike caused Huntington Beach State Park fire UPDATED

Update: Fire chief says lightning strike caused Huntington Beach State Park fire
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:57 a.m.

Midway Fire Rescue Chief Doug Eggiman said preliminary information indicates that a lightning strike caused the fire that consumed the nature center …

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Obituaries July 20, 2016

Obituaries July 20, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:39 a.m.

Dr. Hoyt Housand

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Westend Citizens Council holds community meeting to prevent police, gun violence in Georgetown

Westend Citizens Council holds community meeting to prevent police, gun violence in Georgetown
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:51 p.m.

In response to the recent rash of officer-involved shootings that have taken place across the nation, a local civic organization invited local law …

Horry County citizens protest International Drive paving issues in Georgetown UPDATED

Horry County citizens protest International Drive paving issues in Georgetown
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:04 p.m.

Dozens of Horry County residents took to the streets of Georgetown today, picketing opposition by the Coastal Conservation League to the paving of …

Column ideas bound for File 13

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:31 a.m.

Today, I’m asking all my readers, both of them, to bear with me. In the fullness of time, I have accumulated a pile of notes for columns that, …

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:01 a.m.

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Deputies: Murrells Inlet man tried to rob woman at knifepoint

Deputies: Murrells Inlet man tried to rob woman at knifepoint
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:24 a.m.

Sheriff’s deputies said a Murrells Inlet man was arrested after he used a knife to try to rob a woman who was giving him a ride.

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Georgetown businesses show appreciation for law enforcement UPDATED

Georgetown businesses show appreciation for law enforcement
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:17 a.m.

The Georgetown Business Association has declared the month of July as Law Enforcement Appreciation Month.

Dr. Craig Downing joins Georgetown-based Friendship Place board of directors

Dr. Craig Downing joins Georgetown-based Friendship Place board of directors
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 8:31 a.m.

Dr. Craig Downing has joined the board of directors at Friendship Place Inc., a local Christian organization that works in the Georgetown community …

Hospital plans moving forward

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:37 a.m.

Deep two-foot wide grooves cut into the Williamsburg Regional Hospital (WRH) back parking lot hint that something big is about to happen. It’s been six months since the hospital suspended operations due to the October historic rain event that swept across the state. Williamsburg County was one of the hardest hit when nearly two feet of rain …

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WHS student wins national surfing contest UPDATED

WHS student wins national surfing contest
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:41 p.m.

Trip Chandler of Pawleys Island won the explorer division for longboard at this year’s National Scholastic Surf Association’s national …

Courtney Dorsey Gallery UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 3:31 p.m.

A memorial service for Georgetown High School's Courtney Dorsey was held July 14 in the school's auditorium.Photos by Eileen Keithly/South Strand News …

Bears spotted in county UPDATED

Bears spotted in county

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:51 a.m.

There’s been a lot of talk about bears being spotted in Williamsburg County. The reason for the sightings, according to South Carolina …

Voters will choose to create Penny Sales Tax in November

Voters will choose to create Penny Sales Tax in November

BY MICHAELE DUKE

news@kingstreenews.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:44 a.m.

Voters in Williamsburg County may be voting on a penny sales tax this November. The first of six public hearings to receive public input and to …

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:24 a.m.

United Community Foundation’s first basketball camp was a great success. The camp was held from July 7 to July 9, at the Williamsburg County …

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy

WTC hosts second annual Counselors Academy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:32 a.m.

Williamsburg Technical College (WTC) recently hosted its second annual Counselors Academy for secondary counseling and career professionals from …

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Former Georgetown Police Chief Paul Gardner honored at breakfast UPDATED

Former Georgetown Police Chief Paul Gardner honored at breakfast
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 1:06 p.m.

The Georgetown Police Department was joined by other city officials in honoring its former chief during a special breakfast conducted this morning. …

South Carolina residents face a moderate risk of Zika infectionZika Prevention Safety Tips from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:15 a.m.

The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Its most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), muscle pain and headache. Pregnant women with Zika risk passing the virus to their unborn child. There have been cases of babies being born with microcephaly (a smaller-than-normal head). …

Hemingway man charged with raping child

Hemingway man charged with raping child
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:04 a.m.

On Friday, July 8, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Michael Ray Birchmore, Jr., 35, Birchmore Drive, 11 days after they …

Mom charged with drowning infant; family says she loved boy

By Jeffrey Collins

Associated Press

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 2:10 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina woman drowned her 6-week-old baby in a pond at an outlet mall in Myrtle Beach.

Plantersville Protest Gallery UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:09 p.m.

Citizens of Jackson Village in the Plantersville area of Georgetown County gathered on the steps of the state capitol July 15 to protest a yearly …

Florence Campbell Eaddy Gallery UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Georgetown native Florence Campbell Eaddy turned 100 years old July 4. Family and friends gathered at her Maryville home to wish her happy birthday. …

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Ghost tour to benefit Georgetown woman whose husband died two weeks after family home was destroyed by fire UPDATED

Ghost tour to benefit Georgetown woman whose husband died two weeks after family home was destroyed by fire
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:13 a.m.

People who would enjoy a thrilling tour through historic downtown Georgetown to listen to spooky tales of ghosts and legends can now do it for a good …

Lowcountry Food Bank and Partners Kick Off Summer Eats! Program UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:03 p.m.

From July 11th through August 12th, the Lowcountry Food Bank will be offering a special, free “grab-and-go” summer meals program for children in the Greeleyville area. This program is offered as a partnership between Share Our Strength, the Lowcountry Food Bank and Greeleyville Elementary School.

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Georgetown County delays public meeting on Murrells Inlet dredging project

Georgetown County delays public meeting on Murrells Inlet dredging project
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 11:02 a.m.

County officials cited the competitive bidding process as motivation for delaying a public meeting on the proposed dredging of parts of Murrells …

Pawleys Island Cruise In UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:21 p.m.

Coupes, convertibles, classics, collectibles, roadsters and sedans filled the parking lot of Ace Hardware in Pawleys Island on July 16 during the …

Anderson Brothers Bank recognized in ICBA Independent Bankers Magazine

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:12 a.m.

Independent Bankers Magazine has named Anderson Brothers Bank as one of the highest performing banks in the country. In the magazine’s annual survey of community bank performance, Anderson Brothers Bank ranked 14th in Return on Average Equity and 25th in Return on Average Assets of all banks in the country with assets between $500 million …

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Georgetown County’s Public Information Officer Jackie Broach wins national awards

Georgetown County’s Public Information Officer Jackie Broach wins national awards
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:47 p.m.

The National Association of County Information Officers has tapped Jackie Broach, Georgetown County’s public information officer, for several …

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Residents, planners speak out against proposed mobile homes in Georgetown’s West End UPDATED

Residents, planners speak out against proposed mobile homes in Georgetown’s West End
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 7:43 p.m.

Commissioners and residents alike spoke out against a proposal to allow as many as 200 mobile or manufactured homes to be placed in …

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Smith Medical Clinic in Pawleys Island and Georgetown seeking volunteers as it grows

Smith Medical Clinic in Pawleys Island and Georgetown seeking volunteers as it grows
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:41 a.m.

After recently opening a new location in Georgetown and soon moving into a larger building in Pawleys Island, Smith Medical Clinic is seeking more …

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