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Appreciation luncheon held in Loris for men in blue

By Annie Rigby Anderson Brothers Bank showed their appreciation for the men in blue with lunch on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Lisa Rife, vice president, and Brent Hardee, assistant vice president, along with the staff at the bank welcomed Horry County Police and Loris Police officers offering a relaxing meal of chicken bog with green beans, sweet potatoes, slaw and a roll catered by Ricky Dew of Dew’s Sugar Shack. Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with blue icing to represent the officers’ colors was the dessert. They planned to serve 50-75 officers for lunch, however, some were …

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Loris area residents hear booms early Sunday morning

By Annie Rigby On Sunday evening, Dec. 13, Loris residents were asking “Did you hear that boom?” Early in the evening two booms were heard inside the city limits. Residents began posting on the Next Door Neighbor app describing the sounds they had heard and asked if anyone else heard the noises. The Horry County Police Department received nearly 100 complaints reporting loud boom sounds near Highway 65 just outside Conway that was heard from Adrian Highway to Carolina Forest areas. An HCPD officer was familiar with complaints in the past of a man shooting high-powered rifles who was using …

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Loris Recreation All Stars Team plays for state championship in Columbia

By Annie Rigby The Loris Recreation All Stars 11 and 12 year olds team met at the center on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. to rev up for the State Championship game in Columbia. At 10:30 a.m. the team, coaches, parents and the recreation staff were led up Main Street by Loris Police Officer Bobby Brush. The streets were lined with cheering friends and families of the players as they cruised through town. The loud whoops of the police cruiser were heard and horns blaring as the team rolled out of town to play against Abbeville. Grandparents Dwayne and …

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Loris Bog-Off Festival crowd smaller but was beautiful day in city

By Annie Rigby The Loris Chamber of Commerce yearly festival celebrated its 41st year on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s festival was smaller in vendors with a limitation of 7,000 attendees to visit; tickets were sold this year to be able to keep a count of visitors and to follow the South Carolina Department of Commerce, CDC and DHEC guidelines. A total count of 4,000 visited the festival; gate-keepers kept a count of visitors paying cash or showing their ticket providing a pink wristband to wear as they walk around the festival. Yellow face …

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LPD Chief Buley receives award for department

By Annie Rigby Loris Police Department Chief Gary Buley accepted the award from the South Carolina of Public Safety for excelling in Driving Under the Influence (DUI), DUI victim services and anti-underage drinking programs in South Carolina. Buley said, “This is an honor to receive the award for an agency our size.” He stated the LPD will continue to make the department better each day. He said, “This hard work could not have been done without the officer’s giving it their all every day that they come in.” Buley stated he appreciates the support from all of the citizens of …

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LHS Senior Night recognizes achievements

By Annie Rigby The Loris High School Lions hosted the Georgetown Bulldogs on Friday, Oct. 9, at Heniford Field. Prior to kick-off the LHS seniors who are football players, cheerleaders or band members were recognized on the field accompanied by their parents or family members. This is a priviledge for the seniors to shine for their accomplishments from kindergarten to 12th grade. Senior Nigh also recognizes the parents of the seniors who have pushed their students to pursue their dreams. The Lions won the coin toss and deferred it to the second half of the game. The Bulldogs received the ball …

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Two winning teams are in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

By Annie Rigby The NCUSSSA softball tournament held Sunday, Oct. 4, ten teams pivoted fields opposing the teams that made the bracket to move on to the next game. The teams consisted of 8U to 14U and two high school teams. The teams wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. The team Revolutions was a hard hitting and strong willed team consisting of 10 players and two coaches. The end game was against The Bandits who also had hard hitting young ladies giving the Revolution a run for the win. One team member of the Bandits hit a …

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Brandon Harrelson tenders resignation at council meeting

By Annie Rigby Brandon Harrelson, interim city administrator for the city of Loris, addressed the council after they returned to the regular council meeting after a lengthy executive session where he confirmed his resignation effective Friday, Oct. 16. Harrelson said, “As you all already know last Monday, Sept. 28, I gave the mayor my resignation;” he continued, “I have received another position at the city of Conway.” He stated that it was a difficult decision, he said, “I love Loris, it’s my home, I wish nothing but the best for the city of Loris.” He stated he is grateful for …

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S.C. Commission approves chamber’s plan for the 2020 Loris Bog-Off Festival

By Annie Rigby After months of meetings to discuss and plan for the 41st Loris Bog-Off Festival the Loris Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors prepared and submitted their proposed plan to the South Carolina Department of Commerce (SCDC). Any event anticipating 250 or more people “must be able to comply with social distancing guidelines and best practices;” and requires the approval from the SCDC. The plan included following the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines to host this year’s festival. Generally the SCDC responds within five …

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Tournaments keep Loris Sports Complex busy

By Annie Rigby The NCUSSSA 10U and 12U tournaments were held on Saturday, Sept. 5, beginning at 3 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m. at the Loris Sports Complex. Each team played two full games. Depending on how the teams score they are placed in a bracket. A bracket is where they place in rank; if they lose one game they go home if they continue they will go to the championship which began at 11:30 p.m. Normally the tournaments begin at 8 to 9 a.m. however this was a night tournament. The Vipers are 8 to 10 years old …

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