THE WEEK AHEAD
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Free software available for monitoring online activity
Horry and Georgetown county families will be eligible to receive free computer software to monitor the online activity of their children, according to a news release.
Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson on Wednesday expected to host a news conference at the Carolina Forest Library to introduce the software called: Computer COP. The software can be used by family members to determine how a child is using a computer by examining a computer’s disk drive, looking for images, videos, text files and Internet history containing potentially inappropriate words or phrases.
Georgetown to hear proposed filmed ordinance Tuesday
The Georgetown County Council will hear the second reading of a proposed film ordinance Tuesday, a measure to regulate the manner and content of films and television shows developed in the county.
If passed, the ordinance would require a permit prior to filming, a schedule for the application process and an application fee for the permits. Regulations and restrictions on the time, place and manner of filming would be decided by the council before the cameras start rolling.
The meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the old county courthouse, 129 Screven St., Georgetown.
The proposed law comes after CMT announced a reality show filmed in Murrells Inlet over the summer, shuffling the cast in from all over the south and housing them at Kings Krest, an old waterfront home on the marsh. Residents complained to council about the noise, trash and obscene language coming from the cast and crew, and many pleaded for council’s intervention.
The 17th annual Masters National ProMiniGolf Championship happens Thursday, at Hawaiian Rumble Golf, 3210 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach. For more information, call 458-2585 or 272-7812 or visit www.prominigolf.com.