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Leaking Lake Waccamaw water line prompts boil water advisory, early dismissal at East Columbus High

September 16, 2021

     A leaking water line in Lake Waccamaw has forced a “System Pressure Advisory” from the town and prompted an early dismissal at East Columbus High School.      Students will be dismissed at noon from the school. See the system advisory here.

Fiber cut disrupts some Columbus County office phones

September 15, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A communications fiber line has been cut, isolating the county’s 911 center and possibly other county offices.      All 911 calls have been routed to a neighboring county, with 911 services and dispatching uninterrupted, Columbus County Staff Attorney and Deputy Clerk Amanda Prince said in a news release just before 2 p.m.…

Pursuit from Loris ends near Green Acres, suspect wanted in Horry, CC

September 15, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      A police pursuit that began in Loris last Saturday and ended in Columbus County resulted in the arrest of man wanted by law enforcement on both sides of the state line.      Thomas Tony Bradley, 50, of Main Street, Loris, was apprehended by deputies from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office after the…

New morning traffic pattern at Williams School Monday

September 10, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      Parents and family of students returning by car to Williams Township School on Monday will encounter a new traffic pattern, apparently designed to reduce back-ups on US 701.      A photo illustration of the new traffic pattern was posted by the school on Facebook Friday.      All vehicles bringing students for drop-off will…

Williams students return to campus Monday

September 9, 2021

By DEUCE NIVEN      It’s back to the classroom for students at Williams Township School effective Monday.      That decision from the Columbus County Schools was made Thursday, spokesperson Kelly Jones said. COVID-19 data at the school, and across the district, is “looking good,” with no expectation of any schools moving to distance learning for the…

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