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Georgetown police and sheriff's office involved in police chase

GEORGETOWN, SC (WBTW) - Officers with the Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown County Sheriff's Office are involved in a police chase Friday afternoon. According to a post from the Georgetown Police Department's Facebook page, the chase began after officers were called to the Verizon store on


High speed chase from Georgetown to Williamsburg County ends with driver in custody

A police chase Friday that started in the city of Georgetown has ended in Williamsburg County. The incident began in the Verizon store on North Fraser Street. Employees called police after a man became disorderly. The employees said the man had a gun, according to police.


Police pursuing suspect after incident at Georgetown Verizon store

GEORGETOWN, SC (WMBF) – Law enforcement is pursuing a suspect Friday after receiving a report of a disorderly person with a gun, according to an online post from the Georgetown Police Department.


Shots fired in multi-county pursuit, GPD says; suspect ID'd

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — The man who led law enforcement on a multi-county pursuit where shots were fired is in custody, according to Georgetown Police. The Georgetown Police Dept. says they responded to the Verizon on North Fraser Street on reports of a disorderly customer with a firearm. Capt. Ne


Georgetown County Councilman's residency hearing delayed until March

Concerns about Austin Beard’s residency will have to wait for a resolution for two months. Several groups have made allegations that Beard no longer lives in the district he was elected to represent. The NAACP and two other citizens’ groups filed a formal complaint with the Georgetown County Board o


History made on Capitol Hill has Georgetown roots

When Congress opened a new session in Washington this month, there was history made with a family connection to Georgetown. With the Democrats in the majority, Shuwanza Goff, a top aide to U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), became the first African-American woman to be named floor director in the House


Deputies arrest man accused at firing on them during chase

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Georgetown County deputies arrested a Charlotte man they say fired on them during a pursuit Friday. Rayburn Rashad Scott, 31, fired shots at deputies pursuing him on U.S. 521, according to a release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say they began the chas


Death row inmate Stephen Stanko to appear for hearing in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Stephen Stanko, who is currently sitting on death row after being convicted in two Grand Strand murders, will appear in a Georgetown County courtroom later this month.


More than 400 people leaving South Carolina public housing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 400 people have been ordered to leave a public housing complex in South Carolina because of natural gas leaks. Columbia firefighters began checking for gas leaks after two men were found dead in separate apartments Thursday morning.


Suspect who fired at deputies taken into custody, to be charged with attempted murder

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — On Friday, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office deputies began a vehicle chase of a man who fled Verizon Wireless on North Fraser Street, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office.


Georgetown church to host 'Financial Peace' course beginning in February

The Georgetown Church of Christ will host the nine-week "Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course" beginning Sunday, Feb. 3. The class facilitator is Tony Jordan, a longtime Georgetown businessman and a member of the church. He has facilitated classes over the past several years. Ramsey leads each session


Steve Williams Column: Bodacious mothers and marching children

I'm always amazed at what mothers do to help their children become healthy productive adults — fathers, too, when they're in their children’s lives. As we embark on another MLK weekend, I’d like to share with you what some mothers did for their children in 1963 or should I say what the children did


A vehicle stolen from Georgetown strikes a light pole in Mount Pleasant

On Jan. 16, 2019, at approximately 5:17 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Stockade Lane in reference to a collision involving one vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found that a light pole had been struck by a 2013 Ford Focus. Officers did not locate any occupants at the scene. A check of t


South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer arrested on forgery charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A South Carolina Department of Corrections staffer was arrested by Richland County Sheriff’s Department on Monday for charges of forgery and false pretenses.


Georgetown Co. deputies trying to identify suspect who stole 2 cartons of cigarettes

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WCIV) — Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify the shoplifting suspect accused of stealing two cartons of Newport cigarettes from a Circle K on 3730 Hwy. 17 Bypass near Murrells Inlet on November 29, 2018.


Midway Fire Rescue called after car collides with Pawleys Island home

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WBTW) - Fire crews say no one was seriously injured Thursday after a driver crashed into the side of a house. A tweet from Midway Fire Rescue says they were called to Rosa Parker Lane Thursday afternoon about a vehicle that crashed into a home.


Georgetown Police search for man accused of credit card fraud

GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Georgetown Police are searching for a 57-year-old man wanted for fraudulently using a credit card at several businesses. Kenneth Earl Smalls is wanted on a charge of financial transaction card fraud, according to Georgetown Police.


MLK parade is Saturday in Georgetown

The annual parade marking the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held Saturday in Georgetown. The "Keep the Dream Alive" parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Beck Center on Church Street and will run along Merriman Road to the Howard Center. Parade line up starts at 10 a.m. Following the p


Car crashes into Pawleys Island home

PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC (WPDE) — No one was seriously injured after a car crashed into a home Thursday afternoon in Pawleys Island. Midway Fire Rescue responded to the incident on Rosa Parker Lane.


Arrested: Man accused of throwing hot coffee at South Carolina McDonald's worker

CAMDEN, S.C. (WACH) - A man who allegedly threw hot coffee on a teenage employee at a South Carolina McDonald's drive-thru was arrested, according to police. On Dec. 22, video surveillance captured a man throwing hot coffee on the 16-year-old girl of a Camden McDonald's after he reportedly had to wa