Mean people suck: Points on the curve

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

There are a lot of mean people in the world. I call these people cold and prickly; who wants to cozy up to a person who enjoys spewing hatred and …

Judge sets trial date for bus aide accused of assaulting special needs child

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

On March 26, Georgetown Municipal Court Judge Robert H. O’Donnell set the trial date for Sharon Mouzon McDonald — 46, 140 Barr Road — for May 18.

Thomas Gause, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Thomas Gause, Kingstree - Thomas Raleigh Gause, 85, husband of Mattie Stone Gause, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at his residence. A graveside service was held Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Kingstree First Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery. Mr. Raleigh was born April 25, 1929, the son of the late Hobson R. and Ella Burrows Gause, who died when …

New campaign rules: The Mt. Hope Scrolls

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

The 2016 Presidential Campaign has officially started. I want to change the way we do things. We won’t change the election; we will just change some …

South Carolina unemployment inches upward during March

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 12:43 p.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s unemployment rate has inched upward for the month of March, state officials said Tuesday.

Man sentenced to 25 years in deaths of 2 women in Lowcountry

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:30 p.m.

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — A Berkeley County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the shooting deaths of two women whose bodies were found …

Dr. Morris celebrates opening of office

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Coming home never felt so good; especially when it includes opening a business in your mentor’s office. On April 13, family and friends surrounded Dr. …

WTC Foundation will solicit online on “Cinco de Mayo”

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The Williamsburg Technical College Foundation is participating in the “Big Give Pee Dee” 24-hour online giving challenge presented in cooperation with the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation and Big Give Pee Dee. On Tuesday, May 5, “Cinco de Mayo” to Spanish speakers -- donors may give to the WTC Foundation online from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Nesmith man charged with attempted murder

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

Nathaniel Louis Graham, 53, of Nesmith, has been charged with Attempted Murder. According to a press release issued by the Williamsburg County …

Felician Center experiencing transformation through the arts

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

Felician Center art volunteers, Kathy McCullough and Patty Richardson, have spent the last months developing an art project at Felician Center that …

You can go home again (w/ video)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:02 p.m.

For Teresa Thomas, April 17, started out like any other day. The Kingstree resident went about her normal routine that included a stop at her beloved …

The News announces Easter Coloring Contest winners

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The News would like to congratulate the winners of our annual Easter Coloring Contest. Each winner received an egg-citing Easter bag filled with lots …

Community & Faith, Apr. 22

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Program - Lady Christ-N-Ty Youth Ministry sponsors youth programs every second Sunday of the month. If you are looking for youth to come to your church to perform praise dancing and singing, lifting the name of Jesus. For more information contact TeaTon at ladychrist_n_ty@yahoo. com

Find out how you can help a COTA family

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:55 p.m.

Dear Editor,

Gerald Brown, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Gerald Brown, Kingstree - Gerald “Jerry” Lee Brown, 71, husband of Virginia Ann Wiggins Brown, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Williamsburg Regional Hospital of Kingstree.

Dorothy Tisdale, Kingstree

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:11 p.m.

Dorothy Tisdale, Kingstree - Mrs. Dorothy Osborne Tisdale, 78, widow of S. Wesley Tisdale, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Lake Moultrie Nursing Home of St. Stephen.


Andrews to hold Relay for Life event

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Walkers in Andrews will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the 2015 American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. This celebration of life brings together numerous groups and individuals concerned about cancer in a unified effort to fight back.

Cleanup for the Kingstree canal

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:16 p.m.

The Kingstree Branch, better known as the Kingstree canal has been plagued with issues for decades but efforts are underway to meet the Corps of …


Obituaries April 22, 2014 UPDATED

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Richard McElveen


Georgetown Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for man in connection to alleged Murrells Inlet liquor store burglary UPDATED

Monday, April 20, 2015 4:37 p.m.

Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who may be connected to a reported burglary at a Murrells Inlet liquor store. …


Sheriff’s office offers area law enforcement shot at firearms simulation training

Monday, April 20, 2015 11:54 a.m.

This week, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has been giving themselves and other area law enforcement agencies a shot at honing their skills in …


Conquering cancer: Despite diagnosis, Andrews woman gives hope to others UPDATED

Monday, April 20, 2015 9:51 a.m.

Most people don’t smile while receiving chemotherapy to treat a mysterious stage IV cancer, but Whitney Cox is not most people.

Post and Courier - South Strand sister paper - wins Pulitzer

Monday, April 20, 2015 4:15 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, has won the Pulitzer Prize in public service for a series on domestic abuse in the state.

Georgetown vs. St. James UPDATED

Monday, April 20, 2015 10:24 p.m.

Georgetown beat St. James 6-5 at the Ripken Experience on April 20. Photos by Chris Sokoloski/South Strand News

Update: 4 in custody after Longs teen killed in shooting UPDATED

Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:10 a.m.

LONGS — After arresting two in connection with a weekend shooting that left one teen dead, police said two other men turned themselves in with regard …


Workshop on business security scheduled

Sunday, April 19, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Own a small business or run a non-profit in Georgetown County? Security — both virtual and physical — is a rapidly growing issue that many organizations face.

S.C. roads vote stuns supporters of more income tax relief UPDATED

Sunday, April 19, 2015 9:59 a.m.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After a bill to raise more money for South Carolina roads passed the House by a surprisingly big margin, Gov. Nikki Haley …


Soccer: St. James beats North Myrtle Beach

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

The St. James’ varsity soccer team beat North Myrtle Beach 4-3 on April 11 on penalty kicks.


State, local agencies set stage for police-worn body cams

Saturday, April 18, 2015 12:01 p.m.

While the state Legislature moves closer to making body-worn cameras for law enforcement officers mandatory, another area agency has taken steps that may put it ahead of the curve.


Garden party to benefit Miss Ruby’s Kids

Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:01 a.m.

Miss Ruby’s Kids annual garden party fundraiser will be held April 26 at Kimbels at Wachesaw Plantation Club in Murrells Inlet.

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