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Parent: 6-year-old put on wrong bus, unaccounted for three hours

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Monday afternoon was a stressful one for parent Jessica Walker when she learned her 6-year-old was not at her afterschool program where she was supposed to be. “I didn’t know if my child was alive, I didn’t know if she was okay, I didn’t know where...
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Manufacturer bringing new jobs to Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCBD) – A specialty design and manufacturing company is investing $7.4 million into establishing operations in Georgetown County. WingIts designs and produces bathroom accessories, fastening systems, and Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-compliant products. The company plans to open its distribution, fulfillment, and assembly facility at 259 Technology Drive...
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Georgetown County Man Creates Organization Focused on Teen Mentoring

Tyron Wilson is a Georgetown County resident with a passion for helping youth. He serves through an organization he created, called the Tyron Wilson Let Us Mentor (TWLUM) Teens Project. There are various opportunities for youth and volunteers to get involved. Mark your calendars for a fun time at the park event on June 11th and their formal black and white affair gala coming up on June 25th. For more information, click here. You can also request to join the Facebook group.
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Manufacturer to invest $7.4 million in Georgetown County, create more than 40 jobs

ANDREWS, S.C. (WCIV) — More than 40 new jobs are coming to Georgetown County this August thanks to a $7.4 million investment from WingIts -- a specialty designer and manufacturer of bathroom accessories, fastening systems and Americans with Disabilities (ADA)-compliant products. WingIts announced the major investment on Wednesday. The...
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SC lawmaker continues to push for metal detectors in schools

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — How can students stay safe in school? That’s a question school leaders and lawmakers are asking themselves. Representative Wendell Gilliard has been pushing for metal detectors in all South Carolina schools for six years. But, some school districts are ahead of the legislature. Over...
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40+ new jobs coming to Georgetown County with distribution center

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - More than 40 new jobs are coming to Georgetown County with a $7.4 million distribution center for WingIts. “South Carolina has enjoyed record-breaking economic growth over the last few years, and today’s announcement furthers that momentum,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This $7.4 million investment and more than 40 new jobs will make a significant impact in Georgetown County, and we are looking foward to a successful business partnership with WingIts for many years to come.”
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A jailhouse informant’s lie about the Brittanee Drexel case has forever changed Timothy Taylor’s life — Is it time for reform?

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — For years, the public believed that Timothy Taylor was involved in kidnapping, sexually assaulting, killing and dumping a missing teen’s body in an alligator pit. The problem — none of it was true.  “The case of what happened to Timothy Taylor is really tragic, but it is not uncommon,” said […]
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'I can't grieve Heather, they couldn't with Brittanee:' Drexel brings Elvis family hope

HORRY, S.C. (WPDE) — When news of Brittanee Drexel's remains being discovered in Georgetown County reached an Horry County family still searching for their loved one, several emotions moved to the forefront that they weren't necessarily expecting. "I didn’t think it would impact me, because it wasn’t my sister,"...
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Proposal to increase open space aimed at curbing residential density

Development of tracts in the high-density residential zoning districts on the Waccamaw Neck would be required to preserve 50 percent of that property as open space under a proposal up for review today by the Georgetown County Planning Commission. The goal is to reduce future population density, said County Council...
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Georgetown County floats open space requirement to avoid density on Waccamaw Neck

GEORGETOWN — Certain residential developments on the Waccamaw Neck would require at least half of their acreage contain open space if a proposal heard by the Georgetown County Planning Commission on May 26 ultimately clears the county council. Georgetown County Councilman Bob Anderson originally approached county staff regarding ways...
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