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Loris Times

 

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By Jennifer Boyd
The city of Loris is still mourning the tragic and senseless death of Edy Boudagh, a local businessman who was gunned down during a robbery that ended in murder last Monday, May 16, around 10 am. Two men were arrested around four hours later for “trauma caused by gunshots, which resulted in Boudagh’s murder,” stated Darris Fowler of the coroner’s office. Unfortunately, the nightmare for the friends, family and citizens of the city who cherished and loved Boudagh was not over until a third suspect was arrested.
Two suspects were arrested after the murder that took place at Boudagh’s business, Loris Market and Beverages, which is located at 1044 Hwy. 9 Business on the outskirts of Loris. These two suspects, Jonathan Stefan Vanderhorst of Whiteville, N.C., and Jim Tracy Miller of Tabor City, N.C., were apprehended by the aid of the Horry County Police Department, SLED and bloodhounds. They were each taken to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center in Conway and charged with several crimes, including armed robbery, robbery while armed or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon, assault/assault and battery first degree, murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol. Everyone hoped and prayed the violent rampage was finally over until it was discovered a third suspect, Demetrius Altman, was apprehended and arrested for this crime. Altman, who is 36 years old and resides in Chadbourn, N.C., was apprehended and arrested by the U.S. Marshal Task Force two days after the deadly shooting on May 19. This arrest, which took place in Columbus County, N.C., during a traffic stop, was a culmination of dedicated police officers who refused to allow a person suspected of being an accessory before the fact in connection with armed robbery and murder.
Altman’s arrest warrant states he allegedly planned the armed robbery with the two co-defendants prior to the events and subsequent murder. The records also state he waited for Miller and Vanderhorst in a vehicle during the robbery and murder, which was going to be used during their escape from the scene of the crime. Fortunately, their plan failed because the two suspects were not able to return to their get-away car due to the hundred armed police officers who had infiltrated the area. At the time of the arrest, Altman was found with cocaine on his possession, which resulted in a charge of possession with intent to sell and or deliver cocaine. He has also been accused of being the driver for the two murder suspects that were taken to the area of Loris Market and Beverages to commit armed robbery.
Altman also faces charges of being a fugitive in North Carolina in connection with this incident that occurred in Horry County, along with failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge. He is currently being held at the Columbus County Detention Center on a $22,500 bond.
Last Friday, May 20, Altman fought extradition to Horry County due to the fact he was arrested in North Carolina. On June 16, a full extradition hearing will be conducted in Columbus County to speed up the process of bringing Altman to the state where this robbery and murder occurred.  Miller and Vanderhorst are scheduled to appear in General Session Court in the Conway Courthouse on July 18 stemming from their murder charges.

 

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Grace Baptist Church will.

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The Dixie Melody Boys will be featured at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at Grace Baptist Church located at 1040 Justice Loop Road in Loris.
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One of gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at Grace Baptist Church located at 1040 Justice Loop Road in Loris on Thursday, June 9. The quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during an exciting musical event beginning at 7 p.m.
Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Hit releases have flowed their way in bunches, including recent releases such as “I’ll Be Living That Way,” “I Won’t Compromise,” “Welcome Home,” “Antioch Church Choir” and “I’m One Of Them.” The thrill and excitement of performing experienced by each group member night after night is most evident at each concert. Their goal of delivering a first-class performance filled with excitement, energy and lots of great traditional, Southern Gospel Music are traits which have been instilled in each member by group leader Ed O’Neal, a 50-year gospel music veteran, who was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2004. These characteristics, united with their desire to never compromise their responsibility to spread the gospel through Southern Gospel Music in a professional manner have allowed The Dixie Melody Boys to firmly establish a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music. The group’s energy and excitement, coupled with their exceptional vocal blend, is appealing to audiences of all ages, creating an exciting evening of musical pleasure.
This exciting musical event promises to be enjoyable for the entire family. To obtain additional information,  visit www.dixiemelodyboys.com. Make plans now to join The Dixie Melody Boys at the Grace Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.
 

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Memorial Day event is Saturday

The 9th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. at Twin City Memorial Gardens. Guest speaker will be Dr. Louis Venable with special singing. Also in attendance will be American Legion Honor Guard 186, Boy Scout Troop #525, Loris High School JROTC and American Legion Loris-Post 41. This is a tribute to the True American Heroes. Twin City Memorial Gardens is located at 18330 Hwy. 701 N. in Loris. Please bring lawn chairs and enjoy the service. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Mausoleum Chapel. For more information, call Kevin Braswell at 843-756-1782.
The Loris Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual Talent Showcase again this year. The showcase will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Loris High School. Applications are now available and can be obtained by picking one up at the chamber office, downloading one from our website at www.lorischamber.com, contact the chamber office at 843-756-6030 or email us at loriscoc@sccoast.net.
The talent show will benefit our own Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Samantha Small and Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Blair Gasque on their road to the crown. They both will be competing in the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Scholarship Pageant in Columbia the week of June 20-25. The final night of competition will be televised again this year. Please tune in to WPDE Channel 15 to watch Miss South Carolina celebrate 80 years.
We would like to thank Hartsway Graphics for hosting our Business After Hours this past Friday. We had a great time. If you are looking for promotional items such as pens, notepads, drinkware and apparel please give Hartsway Graphics a call. They are also a full service graphics company providing vehicle graphics, signs, banners and business printing. Please stop by their business located at 2311 Hwy. 701 S. in Loris or call them at 843-756-2173.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and be safe out there. Also, remember to SHOP LORIS FIRST!


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Town Talk...

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Mt. Vernon Baptist Church YOUTH will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, June 3, and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4... Eighth grade student Trevor BLAND participated in Loris Middle School Orchestra Spring Concert last week and family attending that very special event... Happy birthday wishes go to Buffie Edge FOWLER from her family... Kara Springs HOLT and Reeves LOWMAN are both enjoying birthdays on Saturday, May 28... Savannah Brooke RHODES and Courtnee Ann FAULK are celebrating birthdays on Sunday, May 29... Rebecca SIEBER is looking forward to her birthday on Tuesday, May 31... Joni JACKSON, Blake JACKSON and Cody DUNCAN are all having birthdays on Wednesday, June 1...



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