Maryville Power Outage Update

Power outage isolated to problem with underground fault in Oaks subdivision. Power to rest of maryville restored.

Georgetown, South Carolina - Official City Government shared GAB News's album. ...

The parade is organized each year by the Howard Alumni Association. Thank you to Rhonda Green for the photos.

City of Georgetown Electric Utility Department
January 9, 2017

The City of Georgetown’s Electric Utility Department experienced a power outage affecting the Maryville Substation on Sunday morning, January 8, 2017. The outage started at approximately 5:37 am and lasted until approximately 11:08 am. The outage was caused by a downed primary-voltage line on South Island Road which required several hours to repair. Unfortunately, this outage occurred during a morning when temperatures were low and demand on the system was very high.
This was the third extended outage which has affected the Maryville Substation in the past 6 months. The first resulted from a failed lightning arrester on our wholesale provider’s equipment (not City equipment) and required 4 to 5 hours to repair. The second was the result of Hurricane Matthew which caused widespread damage to the electric distribution system throughout the entire City. Both of these were events beyond the City’s control.
The City spends approximately $250,000 annually to make miscellaneous upgrades and improvements to its electric distribution system. These upgrades generally include replacement of old, damaged, or undersized conductors, replacement of poles that are in poor condition, and replacement of unreliable or undersized transformers. These upgrades are designed to improve the safety and reliability of our distribution system. Unfortunately, in spite of these efforts, problems occasionally occur.
The City of Georgetown Electric Department understands and regrets the inconvenience caused by this outage.

Press Release: City Electric Department

Please see the attached press release about the power outage in Maryville on January 8, 2017.  

The Small Business Revolution is coming to Georgetown!

Small Business Revolution – City of Georgetown Main Street Welcome to the City of Georgetown Main Street’s Small Business Revolution page! The Small Business Revolution on Main Street is seeking out America’s most inspiring small towns, and each season, they are awarding a winner with a $500,000 revitalization and featuring the transformation in an eight-episode series. They […]

KGB Christmas Tree Recycling

KEEP GEORGETOWN BEAUTIFUL Christmas Tree Recycling Corner of Front & Dozier Street (next to pump house) December 26th – January 20th Please remove all lights & ornaments For more information call (843)-545-4100

State Gets $1.1 Million for Counseling Hurricane Survivors

Hurricane Matthew | DR-4286-SC NEWS RELEASE 061 For Immediate Release FEMA/State Joint Information Center 803-737-8515 | Social: @SCEMD SCEMD: 803-737-8500 FEMA NEWS DESK: 803-714-1412 State Gets $1.1 Million for Counseling Hurricane Survivors COLUMBIA, S.C. (Friday, Dec. 16)— The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH) has been awarded a grant of more than $1.1 million […]

Set Time for Municipal Court Bond Hearings

The Georgetown Municipal Court now has a set time of 11:00 am each day for bond court. This includes weekends and holidays. There may be some exceptions on holidays. If the time for bond court changes, it will be announced on the Georgetown Municipal Court’s voicemail at 843-545-4020.

News Archive