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Georgetown County's emergency manager named top in the state

Sam Hodge, Georgetown County's emergency management director, was named the S.C. Director of Year during last week's S. C. Emergency Management Association workshop, according to a news release.

Hodge, who has been Georgetown County's director since 2008, was nominated by his peers and meet certain criteria to be eligible for the award.

Georgetown County's emergency management team also was awarded certifications as certified emergency managers during the annual conference held in Litchfield Beach.

Hodge and Cindy Grace earned their certification after completing extensive qualifications, training and their experience throughout their careers in emergency management.