Beer, cash stolen from gas station
Police are investigating an early morning robbery Saturday at the Gullies on the 1600 block of North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.
An unknown man went to the store about 3:30 a.m. Saturday claiming to have a weapon but never showed it, according to a city police report.
The man asked the store clerk how much the 40 oz beers cost, grabbed a King Cobra Beer from the cooler and took it to the register when he demanded the clerk open the register. He threatened the clerk with an unidentified weapon, so the employee opened the drawer and stepped back.
The man escaped with an unknown amount of cash then fled down the alley on the north side of the building.
He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt under a green jacket and was wearing a black watch, green belt and a ring. Police believe the man is in his early 40s.
Club shooting injures two
Two people were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning at Club Isis in the Pawleys Island community, said Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.
Terrance Rayon Thompson 28, is wanted on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
One shooting victim was taken to Waccamaw Community Hospital while the other was transported to Georgetown Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, she said.
The shooting occurred about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts can call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office at 546-5101 or send an anonymous tip by texting “GCSOTIP” followed by the message to 274637.
Man wanted in girlfriend’s assault
Police are looking for a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
About 9 p.m. Friday, police went to the 1600 block of South Ocean Boulevard after a neighbor called about a loud disturbance, an incident report said.
A 26-year-old woman told police she had been arguing with her boyfriend when he slapped her in the face then dragged her out of a chair and across the carpet causing rug burns on her elbows. Police also noticed bruising on her face. The man had fled before police arrived.
Police have an arrest warrant for Jeffrey Clarence Dutton, 46, of Myrtle Beach for criminal domestic violence. According to police, Dutton has no prior convictions for criminal domestic violence.
DNR offers free hunting days
Don’t have a hunting permit but want to hunt?
You’re in luck. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources said that hunting without a state license or other permit will be allowed this Friday and Saturday.
DNR said the plan is to make the free hunting days an annual event.
The free hunting days are open for South Carolina residents and only include lands where hunting is already allowed. Federal laws are still applicable including requirements for a Federal Duck Stamp to hunt migratory waterfowl.
All other existing hunting season, bag limits and methods still apply. Those rules can be read at dnr.sc.gov/regulations.html.
For more information, visit dnr.sc.gov.
Job fair set for February
Job hunters will have a chance to connect with businesses looking for workers during a job fair set for February.
The job fair is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 at Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Highway.
Businesses are starting to register for the event, so it’s too soon to know how many employers will participate.
The job fair is sponsored by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and Goodwill.
Goodwill, which sells donated goods at several stores along the Grand Strand, provided 10,351 services to 7,917 residents in the Myrtle Beach, Little River and Florence areas this year. That included help with job searches, resume preparation, GED preparation and Work Keys Training through three area Job Link Centers. About 217 people were placed in jobs, Goodwill said.
Free home buying workshop filling up
About 10 spots are left for a free, first-time homebuyer workshop in Georgetown next month.
The workshop will give information about the steps to take in buying a house, budgeting, preparing to move and going through the closing process.
The workshop, which is free with lunch provided, will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at Georgetown Library, 405 Cleland St.
Registration is required. Call 973-7285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents who complete the workshop can qualify for down payment and other homebuyer assistance programs.
Georgetown County has partnered with the Bunnelle Foundation, Lowcountry Housing Trust and the Charleston Trident Urban League to sponsor the workshops.
The first one was in October in Pawleys Island.
From staff reports