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Education: District gets double-excellent on state report card

The Georgetown County School District was one of seven in the state that received "excellent" overall ratings and "excellent" growth ratings on their annual report cards. Read more...

Fish in a sea of books: Nancy Bracken watches as fish tanks at Waccamaw Library are stocked. The tanks were a gift in memory of her late husband John.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Litchfield shooting: In suit, victim’s family says deputies lacked training

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office lacks the training and procedures to deal with people who have mental and emotional problems, according to a suit filed last week by the family of a suicidal Litchfield woman who was shot and killed by a deputy last year. The civil suit against Georgetown County and the sheriff’s office alleges negligence and wrongful death. Read more…

Environment: Offshore drilling benefits exaggerated, opponents say

The oil industry has grossly overestimated the money and jobs that will come to South Carolina with offshore oil and natural gas drilling, a former Chevron drilling crew chef told an overflow crowd at the Waccamaw Neck Library’s auditorium this week. Read more...

Billboards: Sign company seeks permits as county votes on ban

Permit requests for five electronic billboards were filed with Georgetown County last week, days before the Planning Commission gave unanimous approval to a ban on the signs along Highway 17 on Waccamaw Neck. Read more...

Litchfield Beaches: Rusted nails cited as cause of walkway collapse

Repairs were completed Monday on a portion of a walkway at Litchfield Beach that collapsed Friday. The local property owners association was in the middle of its annual inspection of 22 walkways at Litchfield and North Litchfield. Read more...

Highway 17: Panel cuts back funding for landscape projects

Just how much is maintaining and expanding the landscaping on Highway 17’s median along the Waccamaw Neck worth? Read more...


Robert McClary explores a house he used to run past as a boy, when he thought it was home to a witch.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Return to the village

A house on a former slave street holds memories as a childhood home. Read more ...


Supermarkets: Publix joins list of area grocery options

A refurbished Pawleys Island Plaza is nearing reality with the opening this week of its anchor store, a Publix grocery. Read more...

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