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• County Holiday Offices Closed
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Georgetown County offices and facilities will be closed on April 10 to allow staff to observe Good Friday. The only exceptions are recycling centers at Johnson Road, Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet, which will be open April 10 and closed instead on Easter Sunday, April 12. All other recycling centers will be closed on Friday and do not normally operate on Sundays.

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Stay at Home Order in place for State of S.C.
April 6, 2020

On Monday, April 6, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster declared a statewide stay-at-home order. Beginning at 5 p.m. April 7, residents should remain home unless they are participating in "essential business" or "essential activities," such as reporting to work for essential jobs, buying groceries or seeking medical care. Some outdoor recreational activities are also allowed. Read the full order and more from the state at


Sales Tax Commission accepting capital project recommendations
April 6, 2020

The Georgetown County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission is accepting recommendations from the public for projects to be included in the sales tax ordinance. The ordinance will appear on the ballot in November. The deadline for the projects to be submitted is April 24. All suggestions received will be reviewed and considered by the commission, which will prioritize projects utilizing resident input. For more information, call (843) 545-3325.

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County encourages residents to participate in census
April 1, 2020

April 1 is Census Day and Georgetown County government is using the occasion to encourage all residents to participate in the national 2020 census.

The opportunity comes along only once a decade and it is imperative that every Georgetown County resident be counted, said County Administrator Angela Christian. Participation helps ensure our state and our communities receive the appropriate amount of federal funding and grants to help support schools, public safety resources, infrastructure resources, and more.

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Georgetown County limits short-term rentals
March 27, 2020

Georgetown County Council met in emergency session via phone this morning to enact a ban on short-term rentals during the COVID-19 crisis. The ordinance adopted by council bans new short term rentals in all unincorporated areas of the county beginning at 12 a.m. March 28 and lasting until May 1. The action was one requested by many residents of the county over concerns about increased spread of Coronavirus resulting from an influx of visitors from other areas where the infection rate is higher. 

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Georgetown County to Conduct Council, CPST meetings virtually
March 25, 2020

Due to the State of Emergency in Georgetown County surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, Georgetown County will conduct meetings of County Council and of the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission virtually until further notice.

All other upcoming board and commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice, and the county has recommended meetings of state boards and commissions also be cancelled temporarily.

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County to close its buildings to the public beginning Wednesday
March 17, 2020

Georgetown County government will temporarily close the majority of its facilities to the public beginning on Wednesday, March 18. County staff will still report to work to continue serving the public via phone and online. Closures will be in place for an indeterminate amount of time as the county is in a State of Emergency.

The step is part of Georgetown County’s effort to protect residents and employees as jurisdictions across the nation deal with the worldwide threat of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus.

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Georgetown County to declare State of Emergency
March 16, 2020

Georgetown County government will declare a State of Emergency at 5 p.m. today as it works to protect residents and employees from the threat of COVID-19. The highly contagious virus has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization and poses a significant threat to those in the county as it continues to spread across the nation.

Along with the declaration, Georgetown County Emergency Management will elevate its readiness level to OPCON 2, which indicates enhanced awareness surrounding a situation that is likely to affect the county. 

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Council votes to offer County Administrator job to Angela Christian
March 10, 2020

Georgetown County Council voted unanimously following an executive session on March 10 to offer the job of County Administrator to Angela Christian, former town manager for the Town of Newport, N.C. If she accepts the job, she will take over as the county’s top executive on a date to be announced, relieving interim administrator Wesley Bryant, who is providing administrative services under a contract with Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments. Longtime County Administrator Sel Hemingway, who held the position since 2008, retired on Feb. 29.

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South Island Ferry Landing to close for repairs
Feb. 28, 2020

The north and south boat launch and dock at South Island Ferry Landing will be closed from April 6 until May 19 to allow for construction. The County will be replacing two fixed piers and the floating docks adjacent to the ICW channel during this time.


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