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Loris Times

 

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Memorial Day

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Remembrance

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Celebration

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Photo courtesy of Twin City Memorial Gardens
The flag can be seen at half mast as the ceremony got underway. Carroll Padgett and Glenn Hardee accompanied by Southern Harmony performed at the opening Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration. Friends and families attended to honor the fallen soldiers. Members of Loris High School Army Junior ROTC color guard can be seen at Twin City Memorial Gardens where they presented colors this past Saturday morning at the 8th Annual Memorial Day service.

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New fire hydrants now being installed
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Photo by Cheryll Wilbur
The city of Loris and Public Works department purchased and received nine new fire hydrants to be distributed around the city. The Sentinel 250 hydrant is a boltless ductile iron hydrant. The city has plans to purchase more hydrants to better protect residents and businesses around the city.  Shown are eight of the new hydrants to be installed.
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By Cheryll Wilbur
The much needed replacement hydrants have arrived. Now it is the job of Loris Public Works job to strategize the locations that are a priority. As part of the repair and replacement plan of the hydrants, LPW will continue the plan to replace and repair hydrants. Nine brand new USP Sentinel 250 Hydrants were purchased after city council approved the transfer of funds from the general fund for capital improvements. More than half of the allotted amount will be used to replace unusable hydrants. Nine hydrants were purchased to get bulk pricing for cheaper rates on shipping. In addition to the purchase of the hydrants, 12 risers of various heights were purchased as well. Risers are used to raise hydrants.
The true challenge with repairs is the different models used. Every 15 years or so the mechanisms inside the hydrants are updated and this creates a used part scenario. The oldest hydrants still in use date back to 1922, followed by 1949 and 1963 being the most popular ones used in the city. Ultimately all hydrants over 50 years old would need to be replaced or repaired. For budgetary reasons, repairs will be “as we go” and only replace ones we absolutely need to, according to Robert Turner, interim director of Public Works.
The first hydrants to be replaced will be near Loris First Baptist Church, Blanton Supplies, Walnut and Graham Street and Casey and Richardson Street. There are 10 or so that need replacing and will be selected according to priority.
A hydrant located on the corner of Powers and Willow Streets serves a special purpose. It is the automatic blow off for the end of a six-inch waterline. This is a dead end line and the blow off is to insure water quality. There is a lot of sedimentation build-up from old lines throughout the city. The purpose of this is to keep water flowing so sediment is washed into the storm system. The city of Loris pays for this water. Over the years, there has been 14 million gallons of water discharged from this location.
The venue for ideas and discussion of large scale citywide issues is your city council meetings that are held the first Monday night at 7 p.m. each month. Citizens of Loris need to come and voice their opinions to help build better communication between government and the people.


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Garden club hosting breakfast and tour

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We hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. We would like to invite the public to join us this weekend for the Miss Loris Baby-Junior Pageant at Loris High School at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 30. Doors open at 3 p.m. and admission is $7.  Miss Loris Breanna Barfield, Miss Loris Teen Grace Andreucci and Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Hope Richardson will be performing.  It will be a great show you don’t want to miss.
The Loris Garden Club will be hosting a Backyard Breakfast and garden tour on Saturday, June 13. Breakfast will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the garden tours will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at the Loris Chamber of Commerce located at 4242 Main St. in Loris. For more information please call 843-756-2269 or 843-756-4989. Proceeds will be used for Loris civic beautification projects.
The Trophy Shop located at 4004 Railroad Ave. in Loris is offering a free coach’s award with the purchase of team trophies $75 or more. Contact Joe Johnson at 843-756-0736 for more details.
Don’t forget to SHOP LORIS FIRST!



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Town Talk

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Hardee’s of Loris STAFF doing great job promoting new sandwiches... Courtnee Ann FAULK and Savannah Brooke RHODES are both celebrating their birthdays on Friday, May 29... Emily MISHOE will have her birthday on Sunday, May 31... Joni JACKSON, Blake JACKSON, Eddy COX and Cody DUNCAN are all looking forward to birthdays on Monday, June 1... Jonathan HARDEE will be a year older on Tuesday, June 2... Rebecca Revilla EUBANKS, Jeff VEREEN and Chris LONG will enjoy their birthdays on Wednesday, June 3... Ariel Sissell, Candice TURNER and Leslie Gore BLACK are celebrating their birthdays on Thursday, June 4... Dallas COX and Mike LOWMAN finishing the job early last week...


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