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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.

Public Services Director receives international award

Sept. 14, 2020

Ray Funny receiving award

In a surprise presentation, Georgetown County Public Services Director Ray C. Funnye recently received the Presidential Leadership Award from the American Public Works Association. 

Chosen by the outgoing APWA President, the Presidential Leadership Award is presented to an APWA member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their community. “Ray is not only an outstanding Public Services Director, but he has also fostered a culture within his community that values the giving of one’s time, talent and treasure,” said APWA Immediate Past-President William E. (Bill) Spearman III, P.E. 

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Council extends mask mandate through October

Sept. 8, 2020

Georgetown County Council voted 6-1 tonight to extend the ordinance requiring individuals to wear face coverings in businesses. The ordinance will expire Oct. 27. Council will determine next month whether the ordinance needs to be extended again.

 

County mourns former Council Chairman
July 13, 2020

Johnny Morant, a former longtime chairman of Georgetown County Council passed away on Sunday, July 12. He was 69. He is dearly missed by his family, including his wife, Janice and their two children; countless friends and colleagues; and staff and elected leaders across all of Georgetown County Government.
Mr. Morant was a true public servant who cared deeply about his community and those who call it home. He served on Georgetown County Council for 25 years before retiring at the end of 2018. A retirement party at Choppee Recreation Center, one of the facilities constructed under his tenure, drew a packed house, and a plaque in the facility is dedicated to his leadership.

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County Council passes ordinance requiring face masks
July 2, 2020

Beginning July 3, employees and members of the public will be required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth in Georgetown County businesses, including grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants and retail stores. Restaurant patrons are exempt while dining, but employees must wear a mask at all times while having face-to-face interaction with the public.

Businesses are required to post written notification at their main entrance notifying customers of the new law. One may be downloaded below, or businesses may create their own.

The ordinance will be in place for 60 days, unless terminated sooner by council. Anyone found in violation of the ordinance may be fined for each offense.

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The right way to wear a mask

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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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