Water Shut off Public Notice- 3/30/2017 on Elizabeth Street

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by sabed





The City of Georgetown Water Utilities will be turning the water off on Elizabeth Street on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.

An existing 2-in water main will be permanently cut, capped and abandoned in place.  The water shutdown is scheduled to take place on Elizabeth Street from South Island Road to Poplar Street between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Fourteen (14) residences will be affected by this work.

If you have any concerns or need additional information, please contact the City Engineer at 843-545-4501 during the office hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Groundbreaking of Fire Station 2

Posted on: March 21st, 2017 by sabed

The groundbreaking of the new Maryville Fire Station will be today, March 21st, at 5pm at the new site located at 2910 S. Fraser Street.

Public Notice – West End Redevelopment Committee Meeting

Posted on: March 14th, 2017 by sabed



MARCH 20, 2017 – 6:00 PM





Traffic Change at Five Point Intersection

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 by sabed


Construction/Work Zone for entire project will encompass roads as outlined below:

  • Fraser Street – Prince Street to Memorial Lane
  • West Highmarket – North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • East Highmarket- Dozier Street to Fraser Street
  • Exchange Street – North Hazard Street to Fraser Street
  • Church Street – North Fraser Street to approximately 200 feet east of Burger King

Traffic re-routing/construction will occur during multiple phases. For the majority of the project duration, single lane/two-way traffic will be maintained on Fraser Street. Single lane/two-way

Traffic will be maintained on the east side of Fraser Street during the initial phasing and will be switched over to the west side during the latter phases of the project.

Access to businesses: Greenwall will coordinate access to all businesses in the construction zone ensuring that business owners will have at least one driveway accessible to all businesses. Greenwall Construction will coordinate same during all phase changes during the construction process.

Greenwall will provide an update a minimum of 7 days prior to each phase change.

During major changes of traffic patterns on Fraser Street, portions of Fraser Street will be closed at night between 6 PM and 6 AM to ensure change of traffic patterns. Generally speaking, Fraser Street closings will be between Front Street and Exchange Street with intermittent closures/flagging north of Exchange Street.


  • Complete the traffic shift for Phase 2, Stage 2 and begin asphalt and concrete demolition in the roadway at Frasier and Church Street.
  • The intersection at Highmarket & Frasier will be opened, including all turning lanes.
  • There will be 2-way traffic at the intersection of Frasier & Church Street consisting of one open lane in each direction.
  • SPECIAL NOTE REF. THRU TRUCK TRAFFIC FOR HIGHWAY 17 NORTH: All Highway 17 north bound truck traffic must use the Front Street to Frasier Street Detour due to the lane restriction at the intersection of Frasier & Church Streets will not allow for a right hand turn. A message Board will be set up prior to the Front Street Detour as well.

Residents should expect traffic throughout the historic district.


Cherry Street Water Shutdown

Posted on: February 28th, 2017 by sabed

Attention Residents: Water Shutdown on Cherry Street

Work will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, March 1st. The contractor is ready to make the final water service tie-ins from the house meters to the new 6-in water main. The existing water main will be permanently shut down and the new main will be activated. The water shutdown is scheduled on Cherry Street between Elizabeth Street and Dunham Avenue between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12 noon and on Cherry Street from Dunham Avenue and Wilkinson Street from 12 noon until 4:00 PM. Twenty-one (21) residences will be affected by this work.

The City will also notify the residents by placing a notice on their door today.


Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by sabed


February 2, 2017

CONTACT: Al Joseph – Chairman, Georgetown Unity Alliance

TEL: 843-442-3682



Georgetown, South Carolina

February 2, 2017

The Georgetown Unity Alliance is a volunteer organization created to discuss and address the racial divide in Georgetown. While we fortunately do not have the violence and overt animosity we see in other communities, there is a very clear gap in our city. Our strong and passionate committee consists of Committee Chairman Al Joseph, Andy Friedman, Tim Chatman, Cynthia Hazel, Talicia McCants, Beth Steadman, Kelvin Waites and Teresa Walker. We are also pleased to be working with the Georgetown County Community Relations Council.

In an effort to start bridging the gap the Georgetown Unity Alliance will have their kickoff event on March 25, 2017. The Melting Pot March will begin at Winyah Auditorium and will end at Howard High School. This symbolic route was deliberately chosen as Winyah was the traditional white high school and Howard was traditionally African American. It showcases that by working together and participating in open impartial dialogue we can become greater by working together for the common good. The March will begin at 1:00pm and we ask that participants meet at 12:00 at Winyah Auditorium. The March is open to all who wish to attend and we will have refreshments, speakers and music at the end.

Registration and the ability to order T-Shirts will be on Event Brite, details on how to register will be forthcoming. Please look for us on Facebook under Melting Pot March, join the event and share the page and please support us by using #OneGeorgetown in your social media posts. Donations to cover the cost of the event will be gratefully accepted and are tax deductible. Checks can be made out to Foundation for a Sustainable Georgetown County, any of our committee members will be happy to accept your donation. We hope to see you on March 25!

ULI Citizen Input Meeting Schedule

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by sabed

Thursday, March 2nd – Screven Baptist Church, 2221 S. Island Road, 6pm

Monday, March 6th – Howard Center, 1610 Hawkins Street, 6pm

Tuesday, March 7th at Duncan United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket Street, 6pm


Please see attached letter that was mailed to all residents.


Council Retreat 2017

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by sabed


Georgetown City Council will conduct its annual planning retreat

February 24-25, 2017 at Santee Cooper’s Wampee Conference

Center, 1274 Chicora Drive, Pinopolis, SC. The retreat which is

opened to the public will begin at 8:30 AM on Friday, February 24

and conclude at 3:00 PM on Saturday, February 25.


Georgetown Named Top 5 Finalist in Small Business Revolution

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 by sabed

The City of Georgetown has advanced to the final round of the Small Business Revolution- Main Street Competition! Now, it’s up to the public to decide which town will win the $500,000 prize and be featured on the next season of the “Main Street” series. The other seven finalists were: Bristol Borough, PA ; Kingsburg, CA; North Adams, MA; Red Wing, MN

Voting will take place from February 9-16. Please vote for the City of Georgetown by clicking here- People can vote once a day from different devices.

Director of Economic Development Position

Posted on: February 8th, 2017 by sabed


February 8, 2017


City of Georgetown

CONTACT: Suzanne Abed-El-Latif

TEL: 843-545-4004


Director of Economic Development Position


GEORGETOWN, S.C. – The City of Georgetown is pleased to announce the selection of its new Director of Economic Development. After a selection process involving 17 candidates, Dr. Gloria Bromell Tinubu was selected to fill this most important position. The City is excited to have her on board and be a part of its management team. Dr. Bromell Tinubu will begin employment with the City on Monday, February 13th.

Dr. Gloria Bromell Tinubu is an applied economist, educator, and former public servant with over 20 years of experience in community economic development and higher education as well as over 35 years of experience in public policy. Born in Georgetown County’s Brookgreen Gardens and raised in Plantersville, Dr. Bromell Tinubu is the seventh of eight children born to the late Beatrice and Charlie Bromell. Dr. Bromell Tinubu graduated second in her class from Choppee High School, earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University, became the first African American woman to earn a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Clemson University, and later the first African American, male or female, to receive a Ph.D. in applied economics from Clemson.  Dr. Bromell Tinubu and her husband Soji, also a graduate of Clemson University with a master’s degree in civil engineering, have been married for over 40 years and have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Former President of Barber-Scotia College and former tenured professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Spelman College, Dr. Bromell Tinubu is a teaching associate in the College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University.   Dr. Bromell Tinubu currently serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of South Carolina, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, Conway Innovation Center, The Mitney Project in Georgetown, and Palmetto Works Community Development Corporation in Conway, and has been working for the past 2 years with Each One Teach One to launch cooperative entrepreneurship education and training for underrepresented youth and under-resourced communities.  She is an associate of the Waccamaw Chapter of the American Leadership Forum and Governor Riley’s Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.  She is a former member of the Georgia General Assembly, the Georgia Board of Education, and the Atlanta City Council.

Dr. Bromell Tinubu’s has extensive experience in community and economic development having served on numerous economic development boards such as the Atlanta Economic Development Corporation, the Atlanta Development Authority, and the Urban Residential Finance Authority. As a city council member, she secured funding, launched, and completed a redevelopment plan for a low-income commercial corridor, created an economic development corporation to implement the redevelopment plan, and organized a business alliance for the corridor.  As the Chair of the Community Development Committee for the City of Atlanta, she provided oversight for three departments (Housing/Community Development, Planning, and Parks and Recreation) with combined budgets totaling over $250 million.  She founded the Atlanta Cooperative Development Corporation, secured $7.5 million for the purchase and rehabilitation of a 200-unit affordable housing complex, provided financial management for a limited partnership with assets of over $8 million, and won a $1 million federal grant to launch a matched savings and asset building program that assisted low-income families in owning a home, starting a business, or going to college.  She founded and developed the Atlanta Neighborhood Deputies Program, a city-wide citizen-driven code enforcement initiative that received national recognition.

For Dr. Bromell Tinubu, serving as Director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Georgetown “is more than a job, it is an opportunity to fulfill my life’s purpose.” She says, “As a young girl, my dream was to go to college, get the education my community needed, and then come back and do the work. As Sam Cooke says in his song ‘I was born by the river’, and it has truly been ‘a long time coming’ for me. This position is giving me the opportunity to do what I’ve always dreamed of doing and for that, I am eternally grateful and look forward, with great anticipation, to working collaboratively with all members of the Georgetown community.”