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How Myrtle Beach’s proposed budget would affect your taxes

Myrtle Beach’s proposed budget would increase water and sewer charges by a maxiumum of 2.8 percent, or about $1.23 per month for the average residential user. The city’s goals for increasing employee salaries could take a hit, however, as the S.C. General Assembly is expected to start charging public employers more for the state’s pension fund.

Crime

Police have almost 800 cameras. They need someone to watch them.

Myrtle Beach police are asking for a quarter of a million dollars to fund a new team in that would be focused on monitoring the city’s hundreds of security cameras more closely. The money--$251,567 in total--would fund two officers at a salary range from about $36,000 to about $56,000, as well as additional software, equipment and licensing costs.

Mugshots

See who spent time behind bars in the Myrtle Beach and Georgetown areas.

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center, the North Myrtle Beach Jail, and the Georgetown County Detention Center. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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Burning of the Socks

Georgetown residents burn their socks, an annual tradition that symbolizes the start of boating season. Bob Turner, now a Pawley's Island resident, claims to have started the Burning of the Socks festival in 1978 in Annapolis, Md. Five years ago, Johnny Weaver started the tradition in Georgetown to help raise funds for the South Carolina Maritime Museum.
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