Last year, 14 schools met AYP, a measure of progress toward the goal of the No Child Left Behind law that all students to be proficient in English and math by 2014. But the goals rose this year from 58 percent proficiency in elementary and middle schools to 79 percent. For high schools, it's 71 percent.
Waccamaw Elementary met all 17 of its proficiency goals, which evaluate performance by race, income and disability.
Waccamaw High missed proficiency targets in English and math for African-American and low-income students. Waccamaw Intermediate missed the targets for disabled students in both subjects and for black students in math. Waccamaw Middle missed the targets for black and low-income students in English.
The district as a whole missed two of 29 objectives. Those were for progress by disabled students in English and math.
To see the complete state AYP results, click here.
Tellers said they suspected the man's motives when they saw him looking around before he entered the back around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He kept one of his hands behind his back.
When he said he was there to rob them, one teller talked with him to keep him calm while another sent a text message to the sheriff's office.
The man cried as he told the teller he had slept in his car for four nights. He walked out, then returned with the car. But the bank doors were locked.
The man, Elgin Barnard Cohen, 48, waited by his car until deputies arrived. No weapon was found. He was arrested for attempted robbery, according to the sheriff's office.
Five O’Clock Boulevard was proposed as a street name for a proposed development on 2.3 acres behind the Waccamaw Community Foundation office. The project is called Margarita Village.
The Georgetown County Planning Commission turned it down. Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame.
Commission member Glenda Shoulette said she didn’t like it. So did commission member Norma Grant. “It has so many ambiguities,” Grant said.
Shoulette asked the planning staff last month to prepare a revision to the street name policy so food names would be added to the list of proscribed options along with nicknames and proper names.
Commission chairman Brian Henry said that means Salt Shaker Lane wouldn’t be an acceptable alternative to Five O’Clock Boulevard.
Although Henry liked the idea of Five O’Clock, he also had concerns.
“I can envision a call to 911: ‘Where are you?’ ‘It’s Five O’Clock,’ ” he said.
The vote was 6-0.
“It’s five o’clock somewhere,” commission member Larry Fox said.