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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...

Closed to traffic: Jerry Workman paddles down Myrtle Avenue on Pawleys Island after flooding prompted police to close the road. Flooding is forecast through the weekend as Hurricane Joaquin moves up the coast.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


Highway 17: Pastor leads new petition drive against median project

Pastor Mark Wilson is willing to forgive. “If you do something wrong, it’s better to come off of it and make it right,” he said. That’s what Wilson wants Georgetown County to do with the project that has installed a raised median along 1.8 miles of Highway 17 through the Pawleys Island business district. Read more…

Murrells Inlet: County takeover would add options for Business 17

State DOT Commissioner Mike Wooten says improvements to bike lanes and the addition of pedestrian crosswalks on Business 17 are possible if Georgetown County will take over responsibility for the road. Read more …

Petigru Drive: Neighbors want paving to end at park

Neighbors of Stables Park told Georgetown County officials last week they don’t want their road paved. Read more...

Land use: County reviews rules as residents play chicken with zoning

Which comes first, the chicken or the zoning? “We are studying the issue,” said Boyd Johnson, the Georgetown County planning director. “Ninety-three of the 100 largest cities allow chickens. I’m not saying everywhere, but somewhere.” Read more...

Sports: Cross-county rivalry with move up a notch in 2016

Waccamaw High School football coach Tyronne Davis welcomed Georgetown High to Region VI-AAA this week and hoped the schools could arrange their schedules to meet in the last regular season game of the year. Read more...


The audience finds seating on Front Street for a performance by the Squonk Opera that opened the festival last weekend.
Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer

Pawleys Festival of Music and Art opens 25th season

Interviews with the performers. Read more ...


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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