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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...



Vigil for Emanuel AME: Yolanda Holmes and Shelton Blake pray at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in a vigil this week for the nine victims of last week’s church shooting in Charleston.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

THE WEEK’S TOP STORIES

Budgets: Schools hope to follow county in slowing turnover

Turnover had reached about 25 percent at Midway Fire and Rescue before Georgetown County adopted the first in a series of pay raises last year. In the first quarter of this year, “we had no turnover whatsoever,” Fire Chief Doug Eggiman said. Read more…

Sports: District raises coaches’ pay to keep playing field level

Head football coaches will now make as much as athletics directors under salary supplements approved this week by the Georgetown County School Board. Read more ...

Charleston shooting: Nine candles, one prayer at community vigil

Accused mass murderer Dylann Roof has been a miserable failure at starting a race war in South Carolina. Read more...

Land use: Planners approve billboard sign limit

Georgetown County Planning Commission members recommended severe restrictions on any new billboards proposed for the Waccamaw Neck Commercial Corridor Overlay Zone last week. Read more...

Offshore drilling: Rally takes on apathy along with industry

Foes of oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of South Carolina say they love the beach. Read more...


THE WEEK’S FEATURED STORIES

Russell Rauch and his son Ryan, 12, emerge from an obstacle at the Warrior Mud Run.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Iron wills, muddy feet

There were faster runners, but nobody had more fun than the “Cathletes” from Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church at the second annual Warrior Mud Run Saturday morning at Waccamaw High School. Read more ...


BUSINESS NEWS

Startup.SC: Tech incubator turns ideas into reality

Georgetown County is growing its own tech businesses in a program called Startup.SC at the Litchfield Exchange. Read more...


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