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County to host B.A.S.S. Nation Divisional Championship, Georgetown Boat Expo
April 13, 2015
Local fishing enthusiasts will have an exciting opportunity next week to see some of the latest and greatest products from Georgetown County marine stores and get a look at prize-winning catches from some of the best bass anglers in the South.
Georgetown County’s Carroll A. Campbell Marine Complex will be the site of the 2015 B.A.S.S. Nation Southern Divisional Championship from April 22-24 and the Georgetown Boat Expo on April 23 and 24. The public is welcome to come out for both events and bring the entire family.
“We’re excited to have B.A.S.S. Nation here and there’s no doubt the daily weigh-ins will be worth watching for anybody who has an interest in fishing and the outdoors,” said Georgetown County Administrator Sel Hemingway. “Add to that some great boats and products from three premier marine stores, some great food, and you’ve got a perfect day to be outdoors.”
The Southern Divisional Championship will include anglers from seven states, including youth anglers, all looking for a chance to move on to the next level of competition. They’ll show off their best catch of the day during weigh-in beginning at 2:30 p.m. each day of the competition. All weigh-ins will take place at the Campbell Marine Complex, located at 101 River Walk Dr., Georgetown. The public is also invited to watch daily boat launches, scheduled from the facility at dawn.
The Georgetown Boat Expo will take place on the final two days of the tournament from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature boats and other products from The Boat Shed, Marshall’s Marine and Tailwalker Marine. A variety of food and beverages will also be available for purchase, including perleau, hotdogs and hamburgers.
Admission for all events is free. The marine complex is located at 101 River Walk Dr., Georgetown. For more information, visit www.gtcounty.org.
Hurricane zones easier to identify thanks to recently completed Eagle Scout project
April 2, 2015
Georgetown County residents trying to figure out which hurricane evacuation zone they’re in won’t have to look any further than the nearest street sign, thanks to a recently completed project by Bobby Walters, a member of Boy Scout Troop 360 of Pawleys Island.
A 17-year-old Waccamaw High School student, Walters spent the last three years putting color-coded bands on street signs throughout the county for his Eagle Scout project. He started the project in 2012 at about the same time the Georgetown County Emergency Management Division rolled out a new Know Your Zone campaign. The color-coded bands match up with the colors on the county’s evacuation zone map and indicate the level of risk from storm surge. Red bands indicate Zone A, the area likely to be most impacted by a hurricane. Orange bands indicate Zone B and yellow bands indicate Zone C.
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Public input sought on proposed Litchfield roundabout
March 23, 2015
Conceptual plans for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Willbrook Blvd. and Wildcat Way in Litchfield will be the topic of a public meeting on April 30. The meeting will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the new Waccamaw Library, located at 41 St. Paul Place.
The meeting will provide a review of the newly completed conceptual plans and offer an opportunity for public input. Public comments will be accepted in person at the meeting or in writing through May 7. Comments may be submitted to Mike Illes, project manager at P.O. Box 421270, Georgetown, S.C. 29442.
The roundabout is proposed as a solution for traffic concerns at the intersection and would improve access to Waccamaw Intermediate and Middle schools, as well as the library, which opened near the intersection last month. Roundabouts are generally recognized as a safer means than traditional intersections for moving traffic through busy junctions, and have both functioned well and been wellreceived in other parts of the state where they have been utilized.
After the comment period has closed, Georgetown County will make a decision about how to proceed with addressing traffic concerns at the intersection.
Enter our photo contest!
March 19, 2015
Photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to enter our latest photo contest. We’ve selected “Rural Life in Georgetown County” as the theme. We’re looking for shots that show the more rural areas of Georgetown County. These may include landscapes or images of people going about their daily lives or enjoying recreational activities such as hunting and fishing. Color and black and white photos will be accepted.
Deadline for entires is 5:30 p.m. May 31, 2015. Submit entries to email@example.com.
View rules, terms and prizes
Capital Project Sales Tax to go into effect in 2015
Nov. 5, 2014
In the November 2014 general election, Georgetown County residents voted to implement a 1 percent Capital Project Sales Tax to help fund vital capital projects, including dredging at the Port of Georgetown.
The sales tax will begin being applied to taxable purchases in Georgetown County on May 1, 2015, and will remain in place for exactly four years, disappearing on April 30, 2019.
It is anticipated the tax will generate about $7 million per year, for a total of $28 million during the life of the tax. These funds will be used to pay for projects in three key areas: Dredging, countywide road improvements and enhancements to fire and rescue service.
For more information about the tax and the projects to be funded, see the links below or call (843) 545-3164.
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