See the top news stories from Georgetown in 2017

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2017 was a bustling year for the fast-growing Georgetown area. See our top five stories that got the most web hits below for the year below.

1. See which businesses have signed leases at the future Randalls-anchored Oak Meadows Marketplace in Georgetown (published Nov. 29)
Cypress Equities, the Dallas-based developer behind the future Oak Meadows Marketplace at the intersection of Jim Hogg Road and Williams Drive, confirmed to Community Impact Newspaper in November that four tenants signed leases for retail space in the shopping center.

2. Williamson County Sons of Confederate Veterans chapter to stand on Georgetown Square daily through April (published April 19)
The Williamson County Grays, a chapter of the national organization Sons of Confederate Veterans, shared its intention to post outside of the county courthouse each day in the month of April to meet with area residents interested in learning more about Confederate history. April marks Confederate History and Heritage Month by state resolution. The announcement was met with controversy, particularly surrounding the Confederate monument on the grounds of the Williamson County Courthouse.

3. Georgetown City Council gives green light to roadway segment that will help connect Hwy. 29, I-35 (published July 25)
In July, Georgetown City Council has approved a $5.6 million construction contract to help build a new segment of a roadway that will eventually connect Hwy. 29 with I-35 near the south edge of the city. Along with an additional segment that will be built with funding from Williamson County, the project will extend the Southwest Bypass to eventually create a new route to I-35 from both Hwy. 29 and Leander Road, according to city documents. Once completed, the bypass will also connect to S.E. Inner Loop and allow drivers to reach SH 130 via Sam Houston Avenue.

4. 7 things to know from Tuesday’s jam-packed Georgetown ISD meeting (published Feb. 21)
Georgetown ISD trustees had a lot on their plate during the February school board meeting, which covered a community-based accountability system, the new Wagner Middle School, high school schedule changes and approving new attendance zones.

5. Randalls to break ground on Georgetown’s Williams Drive this March (Feb. 23)
In February, Community Impact Newspaper shared the news that construction on the new grocery store would break ground in March.

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Carlie Porterfield

A San Marcos native, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Texas State University. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State’s student paper, the University Star.

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