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Georgetown County has full scale emergency exercise with bus crash scenario

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) - Georgetown County held a full scale emergency exercise for a mass casualty incident on Wednesday including more than 10 agencies. The scenario for the training involved a school bus that collided with a train on a field trip. This exercise comes just 11 days after a bus crash


Lowcountry teachers share concern at education hearing

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Lowcountry teachers got the chance to share their thoughts on what needs to be changed in the South Carolina education system. Teachers have been vocal for months, even years, saying that they believe the school systems in the state are flawed and need even some of the most b


Lowcountry man wins $250K after purchasing scratch-off ticket

ANDREWS, SC (WCBD) – A Lowcountry resident is celebrating a $250,000 win!. Officials with the South Carolina Education Lottery on Wednesday said an Andrews man claimed their prize after purchasing a winning scratch-off ticket in Georgetown.


Georgetown County Council faces questions as Beard weighs resignation

Georgetown County Councilman Austin Beard is considering resigning from the District 5 seat he’s held since 2008. But, he said Friday, he’s not ready to do so now. His comment came after a three-hour public hearing by the Georgetown County Board of Voter Registration and Elections that determined Be


Teachers press S.C. senators for classroom size caps and a property tax overhaul

GEORGETOWN — Teachers packed a hearing Thursday evening to hammer home a few key points to a panel of state senators:. Contingents of teachers from Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Horry counties traveled to the Georgetown High auditorium Thursday for the fourth and final Senate panel hearing on


Poll shows South Carolina overwhelmingly supports closing 'Charleston loophole'

Shattering the assumption that America's gun control debate is doomed to political deadlock, a new poll has found an overwhelming majority of South Carolinians — both Republicans and Democrats — support legislation that would require background checks for gun purchases, even if it takes longer than


South Carolina advances tax break bills that could lure Carolina Panthers into moving

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Carolina Panthers have not yet committed to moving to South Carolina, but the state is already moving forward with legislation to clear the way for the move.


VIDEO: South Carolina school bus bursts into flames

Fire engulfed a school bus carrying children on a field trip in Blythewood, S.C. Tuesday just after the students evacuated. Officials say mechanical issues forced the bus to pull over before the blaze began. No one was hurt.


Three vehicle crash on Highway 501 sends four people to the hospital

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Four people were rushed to the hospital Wednesday night after a serious crash on Highway 501 near the Waccamaw River. Horry County Fire and Rescue responded to the crash involving three vehicles just after 7 p.m. in the area of Highway 501 and Wonderland Road.


South Carolina fugitive arrested in Williamsburg, VA on kidnapping, armed robbery charges

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A Yemassee man was arrested in Virginia in connection to a December 2018 home invasion and kidnapping on Riley Street. Officers in Williamsburg, Virginia say they stopped Jeff Basil Chandler, 24, for weaving his bicycle in-and-out of both lanes, and discovered active warran


South Carolina peaches suffer minimal damage from freeze

During the winter, fruit trees can withstand very cold temperatures. As fruit trees develop in the spring and buds start to swell, they lose the ability to withstand cold winter temperatures.


Prescribed burn set for Thursday at Hobcaw Barony

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A prescribed burn will be held at Hobcaw Barony Thursday morning. The burn is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m., according to a news release from the South Carolina Forestry Commission.


Denny’s location near Surfside Beach closes its doors

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – There is one less Denny’s along the Grand Strand. A sign posted on the door of the Denny’s restaurant off Loyola Drive, near the U.S. 17 Bypass and S.C. 544, states:


Georgetown County school board votes against city's special tax district

The Georgetown County Board of Education says the school district will not participate in the city's special tax district meant to promote economic development and fund improvement projects.


Warriors secure first region win over Georgetown

The Waccamaw Warriors secured their first region win of the season March 19, defeating the Georgetown Bulldogs 7-3 at Warrior Field. Waccamaw improved to 6-4 on the season and 1-2 in 3A Region 7 play while Georgetown fell to 3-7 and 1-2 in region play.


Museum Around the Corner: The old fort

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Georgetown Times features the Georgetown County Historical Society’s “Museum Around the Corner” series each Wednesday. You can find the answer to today’s historical question in next Wednesday’s paper.


Fast and Furriest 5K raises money for homeless pets

Saint Frances Animal Center hosted its 6th Annual Fast and Furriest 5K Run/Walk on March 16. In all, 185 people participated in the race along with many of their furry friends.


Waccamaw claims Claude Kirkland Tournament title

All four Georgetown County varsity golf teams met March 12-14 to compete in the Claude Kirkland Tournament. Golfers from Andrews High School, Georgetown High School, Waccamaw High School, and Carvers Bay High School competed for three days in Captain's Choice format.