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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Georgetown, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Georgetown, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Georgetown native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Georgetown, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Georgetown's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Georgetown.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Georgetown?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Georgetown, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Georgetown, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Georgetown, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Georgetown, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Georgetown, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Latest News in Georgetown, SC

Olympic gold medalist, Georgetown native returns for special dedication ceremony

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — Olympic gold medalist and Georgetown native Anthuan Maybank is returning to his home city this weekend to visit the boys and girls running track at the facility that will soon be named after him.“I’m looking forward to seeing what the kids are like and what their aspirations and goals are,” Maybank said recently from his home in Delaware. “From academics to athletics, I want to know what they want to do and let them know that nothing is impossible with hard work and discipline an...

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — Olympic gold medalist and Georgetown native Anthuan Maybank is returning to his home city this weekend to visit the boys and girls running track at the facility that will soon be named after him.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the kids are like and what their aspirations and goals are,” Maybank said recently from his home in Delaware. “From academics to athletics, I want to know what they want to do and let them know that nothing is impossible with hard work and discipline and follow-through.”

He will share his story and be the guest of honor on Saturday, which has been declared Anthuan Maybank Day in Georgetown County.

On Friday, he will address youth, teens and families during a free program at Howard Auditorium, which starts at 11 a.m. He will talk about smart choices, discipline, goals and the path to success. There will also be opportunities for attendees to take photos with Maybank.

On Saturday, festivities will start with a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. at Beck Recreation Center, where the new track field is being named in Maybank’s honor. A series of family-friendly activities, including youth track meets, is being scheduled at the facility throughout the day. Free food will also be available from the Caribbean Jerk Cuisine food truck, thanks to a sponsorship from Tidelands Health.

Maybank emphasizes the importance of talking to the youth and sharing his experiences of where he has come from and how it helped get him to where he is today.

“One of the most important things for me right now is being able to talk to people – particularly young people – about my experiences from where I started to where I am and the choices that went into it,” Maybank said. “I want to share my experiences and help people make better choices.”

Maybank wond gold at the World University Games in the 200-meter dash and the 4x400 meter relay. A year later, he took home gold again at the 1996 Olympic Games in the 4x400 meter relay. He transitioned from professional sports to a career in public relations in Paris, yet still maintained ties to the Georgetown community. When he returned to the U.S. in 2007, he continued a fast-paced multi-tasking career, while still consulting for the City of Georgetown to improve community health.

Today he owns his own business, Champion BODY (which stands for Building Outgoing Dynamic Youthfulness), works with college and professional athletes to help them achieve their goals and also devotes a lot of time working as a youth mentor.

Georgetown union president files ethics complaint against zoning appeals chairwoman

GEORGETOWN — The president of United Steelworkers Local 7898 filed a complaint with the South Carolina Ethics Commission on April 14, alleging that Georgetown Board of Zoning Appeals chairwoman Ede Graves is biased in the matter of the city’s Liberty Steel mill.The issue of a potential conflict of interest by Graves and another board member was raised during public comments at the April 6 board meeting where many speakers said they supported Liberty Steel in a zoning dispute with the city. By a 4-3 vote, with Graves dissen...

GEORGETOWN — The president of United Steelworkers Local 7898 filed a complaint with the South Carolina Ethics Commission on April 14, alleging that Georgetown Board of Zoning Appeals chairwoman Ede Graves is biased in the matter of the city’s Liberty Steel mill.

The issue of a potential conflict of interest by Graves and another board member was raised during public comments at the April 6 board meeting where many speakers said they supported Liberty Steel in a zoning dispute with the city. By a 4-3 vote, with Graves dissenting, the Zoning Board of Appeals delayed a vote on a zoning change that could force the downtown mill to close.

Union official James Sanderson’s complaint refers to a comment on an August 17, 2020, post by Georgetown resident Tom Rubillo on the Facebook page “That Damn Steel Mill.” A comment from an account for “Ede Graves” stated the following:

“Thanks, Tom. I agree with everything you’ve said. The only problem is that the owner is an Indian multi-billionaire who could care less if this one purchase of his doesn’t make any money. He can just write it off as a loss and leave the rusting hulk for us to enjoy. UNLESS . . . the City of Georgetown holds Liberty to the agreement they signed which REQUIRES them to employ 150 workers. (Unfortunately, our Mayor weakened our position when he convinced his Council to amend the Agreement earlier this year.) But there are still requirements that are not being met by Liberty. Once and for all, it is time to accept it. The steel mill is NOT now and will NEVER again be a major employer in this town.”

The post concludes with ”#SHUT IT DOWN!”

Graves confirmed to Georgetown Times that the Facebook account that replied to Rubillo’s post is hers but did not provide further comment.

In his complaint, Sanderson noted that the post states that the mayor at the time, Brendon Barber, had weakened “our” position, and questioned what was meant by “our.” He also stated that bias was shown against the mill’s owner and that it appeared Graves had her mind made up well before the April 6 hearing.

Sanderson told Georgetown Times he found it “very disturbing and alarming” to know that someone on the appeals board appeared to have their mind made up prior to hearing the facts of the case.

“I want to make sure things are being done in an open and honest manner, and I don’t see how anybody that’s already had their mind made up can really make an honest decision,” Sanderson said April 15.

Beck track dedicated to Olympic gold medalist, Georgetown native Maybank

GEORGETOWN — Before Anthuan Maybank became a Georgetown Bulldog, an Iowa Hawkeye or a member of Team USA, there was the playground down the street on Black River Road.That’s where Maybank, 52, the anchor of the gold medal-winning American men’s 4x400 meter relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, learned he liked to be active.“That’s where I went every day to play basketball, there were swing sets, and I think that’s the start of me being active, overall,” the Georgetown-born Maybank sai...

GEORGETOWN — Before Anthuan Maybank became a Georgetown Bulldog, an Iowa Hawkeye or a member of Team USA, there was the playground down the street on Black River Road.

That’s where Maybank, 52, the anchor of the gold medal-winning American men’s 4x400 meter relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, learned he liked to be active.

“That’s where I went every day to play basketball, there were swing sets, and I think that’s the start of me being active, overall,” the Georgetown-born Maybank said. “Finding my sport, finding my way of what I wanted to do later on.”

Today, Maybank is, per his business card, all at once a mentor, educator, motivational speaker and Olympic champion in Wilmington, Del., where he runs Champion BODY Strength Training — that’s “Building Outgoing Dynamic Youth.”

He gave a speech to Georgetown residents and schoolchildren on April 22 before being showered with awards at an April 23 ceremony where the track at Beck Recreation Center was dedicated in his honor.

“It’s a huge honor,” Maybank said of the track’s dedication. “Especially those kids who want to run track and field, I like the fact that they can come to the track and when they see my name there, they realize that I’m no different than them and the work that they put into what they want to accomplish will pay dividends like it did for me.”

It’s not the track Maybank ran on as a Bulldog in the 1980s; that one, the one at Georgetown High, was back then a blacktop oval that gave Maybank and his teammates a competitive edge when visiting other schools for meets. The Beck track is a much nicer one, he said.

Prior to the track’s dedication April 23, Maybank’s awards included a resolution from the S.C. House of Representatives recognizing his achievements, a key to the city of Georgetown from Mayor Carol Jayroe, and commendations from the Georgetown County Council and Georgetown NAACP.

“There’s only a few in the nation, in the world, that can celebrate and do what Georgetown is doing today,” Marvin Neal, president of the Georgetown NAACP, said. “So don’t take this lightly. Take it home to your children so we can tell our story.”

Maybank’s return home this week was his first visit to Georgetown since the death of his mother, Eugenia, in 2018. She was a constant source of encouragement throughout his childhood and his career, he said.

“She never said I had to do anything specific, but anything that I did, she encouraged me,” Maybank said. “And that’s huge, because that’s what we all need. We need that affirmation from our loved ones in our life.”

Bob Anderson: The Georgetown County Revenue Crisis

We, Georgetown County, have a spending problem. Not the usual borrow and spend type of spending problem. Ours is unique to the way government accounting systems work.Our Balanced Budget is almost $100M per year, but unlike your income at home, we are limited as to how we can spend the revenue that we receive. We receive funds from the Federal Government, the South Carolina State Government and from the Citizens of our county in the form of Property Taxes, Other Taxes and Fees.T...

We, Georgetown County, have a spending problem. Not the usual borrow and spend type of spending problem. Ours is unique to the way government accounting systems work.

Our Balanced Budget is almost $100M per year, but unlike your income at home, we are limited as to how we can spend the revenue that we receive. We receive funds from the Federal Government, the South Carolina State Government and from the Citizens of our county in the form of Property Taxes, Other Taxes and Fees.

The problem we have is that we are constantly struggling with not having enough money to cover the cost of Wages and Salaries for the employees of our county. This is because, by law, the only funds we can use for this purpose is Property Taxes, Other Taxes and Fees.

There are several factors that exacerbate our short fall in Property Taxes, Other Taxes and Fees. By state law, Proposition #388, we are limited by a cap on the Millage Rate which, in turn, sets the property tax burden which can be placed on the citizens of our county. This is a good thing, but it is one of the factors that restrict our ability to hire and retain personnel to operate our county government. Due to the geography of our county, we have two separate demographic areas in our county. They are the Mainland portion and the Waccamaw Neck. The total area of the county is 873 sq. miles. The Waccamaw Neck covers 115 sq. miles or 13% of the total area, but 43% of the population lives there. Because of the population density and economic status of the citizens on the Neck, 80% of all the property taxes, other taxes and fees that are collected to pay, among other things, wages and salaries come from the Neck.

Like every other State, County and Municipality in the U.S., we are subjected to a short supply, and therefore, a high demand for Law Enforcement, Fire & EMS, Commercially Licensed Drivers and Heavy Equipment Operator personal. To make matters worse, our economy is currently in a state of high inflation which makes it even harder for all our county employee’s families to make ends meet regardless of whether they are in a job classification experiencing a high attrition rate or not. I hear these folks working in these services which are in high demand called “Essential”. I consider every employee we have to be essential. If they weren’t I would be the first wanting to know why we were paying them.

I also understand that we have job classifications which require an extraordinary amount of training because these jobs require the employee to assume some personal risk every day that he or she put on the uniform. I am referring to some, but not all, of the folks who work with the Sheriff’s Department and County / Midway Fire. I define them as the “Tip of the Spear” as we call those in the military that are the Front Line Fighters who receive Hazardous Duty Pay. In the military, there are those at the Tip of the Spear and those In the Rear With the Gear! Our employees that work in jobs which can place them in harms way need to be paid Hazardous Duty Pay as soon as we have our tax revenue income problem solved.

I hope that I have framed the root cause of our spending problem, so I will move on to explaining some of our ideas about Corrective Action. At first glance, the long term corrective action is to focus on residential, commercial and industrial development of the Mainland portion of the county. Doing so will help balance out the tax burden to cover wages and salaries. We are currently bringing in approximately $70M which is not enough to properly staff our local government at a competitive wage rate. We will have to deal with the fact that population growth requires a larger government staff to support a larger population which will drive up the wage and salary budget. We will also have to consider the fact that wages and salaries are very rarely decreased. In a normal economy, one can expect the annual cost of living to increase by 3% to 5%. In order to stay ahead of annual wage and salary revenue requirements, including the cost of living increases, we will have to be sure that all new real estate includes a generous portion of structures with a medium to high market value i.e. these properties will produce more revenue per unit.

In the short term, we will continue to explore any and every solution to making the most out of the revenue we collect in order to serve our citizens in the most efficient means possible while maintaining management reserves to cover the cost of funding unexpected issues which may occur.

One last point that I want to make. In our quest to begin to focus on development on the mainland we have run into a problem that we had not considered. Development will bring change and not everyone is an advocate of change, particularly new development. This makes me believe that the folks on the Neck are not the only ones who are concerned about Population Density.

Bob Anderson represents District 2 on the Georgetown County Council.

Inflation factor gives county room to raise taxes over 5%

Georgetown County will be able raise property taxes by at least 5.5 percent this year to cover the cost of operations, according to a budget formula published by the state Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs. That would bring in about $3.3 million at a time when the county is looking for ways to increase pay for employees and respond to an outstanding request from the sheriff for eight more patrol deputies.How much taxes and pay will rise will be the topic of a budget workshop later this month.“The next workshop won&rsqu...

Georgetown County will be able raise property taxes by at least 5.5 percent this year to cover the cost of operations, according to a budget formula published by the state Office of Revenue and Fiscal Affairs. That would bring in about $3.3 million at a time when the county is looking for ways to increase pay for employees and respond to an outstanding request from the sheriff for eight more patrol deputies.

How much taxes and pay will rise will be the topic of a budget workshop later this month.

“The next workshop won’t be as much fun,” Administrator Angela Christian told council members after a workshop this week. “It will be a much more lively discussion.”

This week, the council heard a proposal from the finance director, Karis Langston, to raise the tax rate for debt service by 27 percent to cover the cost of a new jail. The county plans to issue bonds for the project, estimated at $50 million.

The county has a tax rate of 7.5 mills to pay off its current debt. That would rise to 9.5. For an owner-occupied home valued at $100,000, the increase would amount to $8.

Sheriff Carter Weaver told the council in January 2021 that the 24-year-old jail had become unsafe to inmates and staff. The sheriff’s office first presented the council with proposals for a new jail in 2019, when the cost was $36 million. Weaver said last year that he was prepared to turn the responsibility for the jail over to the county if the facility was not made safe.

Langston said the county expects to issue bonds to build a new facility at the end of this year.

The county’s bond advisors recommended a 3.3 mill tax increase, but said 2 mills should cover the debt. (A mill is equal to $1 of tax on every $1,000 of assessed property value.) The county can also use impact fees to cover the cost. The current impact fees are due to expire next year and the county has commissioned an impact fee study.

“We don’t really know what’s going to happen with impact fees,” Langston said.

Also uncertain is the fate of the county’s $50 annual road improvement fee. A similar fee in Greenville County was ruled illegal last year by the state Supreme Court. The court called that fee a tax, which local governments can only levy with approval of the state legislature.

Georgetown County was sued by a property owner seeking a ruling that its road fee was also illegal and seeking repayment of the fees collected and 10 times that amount as damages, a figure estimated at $260 million.

A bill passed the state Senate 32-7 last week that would amend the law on fees. It will now be considered by the House.

“This is good news for us,” Langston said.

The county budget includes $2.99 million for road improvements.

“We’ve budgeted this fund as if the bill will go through,” Langston said.

The Supreme Court ruling did not address what must be done with fees collected in past years. The Senate bill would make the new law retroactive to 1996. Georgetown County had $10.8 million in fee revenue in hand at the start of the current fiscal year.

Langston said the county expects some guidance if the amendment to the fee statute passes the full legislature.

While the law allows local governments to collect property taxes, it limits the amount those taxes can increase in order to fund operations to the combination of the federal Consumer Price Index and local population growth. The inflation factor, based on the 2021 calendar year, is 4.7 percent. Growth in Georgetown County for the same period was .76 percent.

In addition to that 5.46 percent increase, the county can also use the 1.75 percent increase that was allowed in fiscal 2022 but not used.

To raise employee pay by 1 percent would cost the county $500,000 in salaries and another $200,000 in matching taxes and benefits, according to Langston.

Christian told the council earlier this year that she wants to conduct a salary study. She wants to include money in the budget to fund raises, although she said she wouldn’t know how it would be allocated until the study is completed later in the year.

Council members offered no objections.

Georgetown County Board of Education: First and third Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Beck Education Center. For details, go to gcsd.k12.sc.us.

Georgetown County Council: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Howard Auditorium, Hawkins Street, Georgetown. For details, go to georgetowncountysc.org.

Pawleys Island Town Council: Second Mondays, 5 p.m. Virtual meetings.For details, go to townofpawleysisland.com.

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