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Due to COVID-19, Georgetown County offices are open on a limited basis at this time. Residents are asked to call or e-mail the department you have business with before coming to county facilities. Many requests can be met virtually, saving you a trip. Admittance to county facilities is currently on an appointment-only basis. Visit our online newsroom for more information.

Recreational facilities to reopen to the public on June 1
May 29, 2020

The loosening of state restrictions on public recreation facilities will allow Georgetown County Parks and Recreation to begin to reopen facilities to the public on June 1 – but there will be stringent requirements for social distancing and sanitization.

Phase 1 of reopening will include limited reopening and resumption of limited programming at the county’s four regional recreation centers and the Waccamaw Regional Tennis Center at Stables Park.

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Youth baseball/softball season cancelled
May 27, 2020

After discussions with area booster clubs, Georgetown County has announced cancellation of the 2020 youth baseball and softball season. The decision — near unanimous — was made collectively by the leadership of booster clubs from across the county. Organizers will instead start looking ahead to 2021.

This decision was not one that was made lightly, and in fact was extremely tough to make. All parties involved are aware of the need for kids to have a positive outlet to remain active, now more than ever. However, after receiving information regarding the AccelerateSC guidelines for operating youth sports leagues during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the collective decision among all organizations, on a nearly unanimous basis, to forego the 2020 season.

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All registered voters now qualified to vote absentee in June
May 13, 2020

All registered voters in South Carolina can now vote early or vote bymail in the June 2020 primaries and any runoff elections that follow.

The 2020 Statewide Primary Election is set for June 9. With ongoing concerns about COVID-19, many voters are thinking about potential health risks that may come with voting in person at their precinct. As a result, the state has opted to allow all voters to vote absentee in June. For more information, visit our Elections and Voter Registration page.

 

Council halts plans for sales tax referendum
May 12, 2020

Plans for a referendum in November on whether to implement another 1-cent Capital Projects Sales Tax were halted this evening, following a unanimous vote by Georgetown County Council.

Citing financial impacts from circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Council passed a resolution to dissolve the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission established earlier this year. The commission was working on creating a projects list to be included in the referendum. Council expressed its gratitude to the members of the commission "for their detailed and dedicated work thus far in the capital project sales tax process and commended each member for their willingness to participate and serve" county residents during a global crisis.

Council may consider initiating the referendum process again next year.

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Georgetown County Counts campaign encourages census participation
May 1, 2020

Across S.C., census participation numbers have been disappointing. Totals reported by the Census Bureau show only 49 percent of households in the Palmetto State have completed the census, and the totals are even lower in Georgetown County.

South Carolina ranks 40th in the nation for census participation, and Georgetown County ranks 39th in the state. 

“Data from the 2020 census can have a huge impact on our community, and communities across the nation,” said Angela Christian, Georgetown County Administrator. “For the next decade, these numbers will impact the amount of federal funding we receive, how much representation we have in government at the state and national levels, and even where businesses choose to locate. It is imperative that every resident in Georgetown County be counted.”

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Partnership helps bring broadband to rural Georgetown County
April 30, 2020

Georgetown County Economic Development has been working with HTC to bring broadband services to the county’s most rural areas – an action that will provide a powerful movement forward for rural residents and workers.

Broadband is high-speed internet that is used in most of our daily activities. Whether it’s surfing the internet for clothing or trying to pull up lesson plans from schools, broadband has shaped the way we view life today. Areas that don’t have broadband are at a severe disadvantage in many respects. This can cause vast disparities for different parts of the world, and even between communities within the same county.

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Administrator receives credential from international association
April 29, 2020

Angela Christian, Georgetown County Administrator, has received the Angela Christian portraitCredentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Christian, who joined the Georgetown County team on March 30, is one of just 38 county and city managers in South Carolina who have received this credential through the ICMA Voluntary Credentialing Program. To receive the prestigious ICMA credential, a member must have significant experience as a senior management executive in local government; have earned a degree, preferably in public administration or a related field; and demonstrated a commitment to high standards of integrity and to lifelong learning and professional development.

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