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    Dan Richardson and Dan Stacy talk antlers while sizing up a pronghorn antelope at the Pawleys Outdoor Expo at All Saints Church. The benefit for Tara Hall, Friendship Place and Island Graces Café was put on by the church men’s group.
    Tanya Ackerman/Coastal Observer


    Environment: It’s CSI Murrells Inlet in search for source of bacteria

    Detectives are on the case of a mystery in Murrells Inlet. This one is not “elementary.” Pollution detectives are trying to unravel the source of fecal coliform bacteria that has been closing the shellfish beds in the inlet for decades. Read more...

    Development: In suit over lots, count says blame lies with contractors

    Before the developer of the Harmony tract outside Georgetown filed for bankruptcy in 2008, he asked the county to call in his letter of credit to finish the infrastructure in the 800-acre project. There was about $700,000 available. Read more...

    Charter school: Effort to acquire property includes charm offensive

    The Coastal Montessori Charter School and the University of South Carolina Development Foundation are $400,000 apart on a proposal to buy a permanent site for the school at the Prince George tract, charter board members say. Read more...

    After Sandy Hook: School district plans safety improvements

    A series of planned safety improvements will make it more difficult to get into Georgetown County schools. Read more...

    Port of Georgetown: Rice says dredging permits won’t be an issue

    U.S. 7th District Rep. Tom Rice says the federal government is its own worst enemy when it comes to infrastructure. Read more...



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