Tinsley is Principal for a
Day at Loris Middle School
Dick Tinsley, left, with Ann Hall, principal of Loris Middle School, discuss the duties of an Horry County school principal as Tinsley serves as Principal for a Day at the school.
By Jenna Cox
The McLeod Loris Seacoast Administrator, Dick Tinsley, stepped into the role of principal at Loris Middle School on Oct. 14. The school’s principal, Ann Hall, offered Tinsley her role for the day to share his ideas from his business experience.
The Horry County School Principal for a Day program offers community and business leaders an authentic perspective of the operations of the area schools and its leaders. A principal in the Horry County School program is the instructional and managerial leader of a specific public school. The interim principal is offered the ability to personally observe the rewards, challenges and satisfaction of the role.
“The level of technological resources the students have available to them at this day and time are remarkable. The students’ ability to conduct their daily classwork on an electronic tablet shows how the educational system in Horry County is preparing its students for the workplace of today. At Loris Middle School, and in all Horry County schools, the students are receiving a world class education. It is now up to us to create an economic climate in Horry County that will provide world class jobs so our graduates can use their skills right here at home,” said Tinsley, administrator of McLeod Loris Seacoast.
The Horry County School Principal of the Day is a familiar program across the nation. The purpose is to create new partnerships in the community.
McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast provide care for residents of northern Horry and southern Brunswick and Columbus counties. Founded in 1950, McLeod Loris is a fully-accredited acute care facility with 105 licensed beds. McLeod Seacoast in Little River opened in 2000 as an outpatient facility. In July 2011, McLeod Seacoast began providing inpatient care as a 50-bed hospital. On Jan. 9, 2012, both facilities became part of the McLeod family of quality healthcare facilities. Another facility located in Horry County affiliated with McLeod Health is the Center for Health and Fitness in Loris.
Litter cleanup is Nov. 8
We would like to welcome our newest members to the Loris Chamber of Commerce. They are: Mullins Chamber of Commerce, Beth Bristow at 1 Main St. in Mullins, Custom Upholstery, Jamie Cartrette at 3945 Main St. in Loris, Backstreet Café, Joey Vaught at 4109 Walnut St. in Loris, Loris Rehab and Nursing Center, Dianne Dennis at 3620 Stevens St. in Loris and Hardee Construction, Jerry Hardee in Loris.
Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature 11 locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The Loris site volunteers will meet at the Loris Nature Park (across from Loris High School on Loris Lions Road).
Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Myrtle Beach Speedway from 12 noon to 3 p.m. The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported to and displayed at the speedway. There will be food, prizes, entertainment and much more.
Preregistration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website: www.horrycounty.org. Volunteers may follow the link to preregister online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave., Conway, S.C. 29526. The public is invited to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!
The Miss Loris Scholarship Pageant will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Loris High School. Age divisions are 0-24 years old. The winners of the Teen division and Miss division will continue on to compete in the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant that will be held in Columbia in June 2015. Applications are now available. Please contact the chamber office for more details.
The Loris Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Downtown Loris beginning at 11 a.m. Applications for the parade are now available. Please contact the chamber office for more information. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held during Christmas on Main on Friday, Dec. 5. More details will be available soon.
We would also like to thank all of our sponsors and the city of Loris for a great day at the 35th Annual Loris Bog-Off Festival. Without you we could not continue this great tradition. And remember to always….SHOP LORIS FIRST!
Bog-Off Festival Chairman Gregory MARTIN getting thanks notes out to all sponsors... Loris Rehab & Nursing Center very fortunate to have Arnold Green serve as their interim executive director... Loris CHAMBER and Bog-Off Festival COMMITTEE thanking sponsors for their support this year... Loris High School KEY CLUB organizing coat drive and donations may be dropped off at the school... Happy Halloween to EVERYONE and have a safe holiday... Congratulations to all the Loris Bog-Off Festival chicken bog WINNERS!!! Loris High School English Teacher Denese TYLER sending “have a great day” message... Bill WARD keeping public informed about church events... Trevor BLAND enjoying the Jamestown Chefs special chicken bog dinner... The city of Loris will officially celebrate Halloween this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.... Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will kick off Zip for Kids Fall Festival from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2... The Waccamaw Pow Wow will be held this weekend in Aynor at the Waccamaw Tribal grounds at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday... The Loris High School Key Club Coat Drive is underway and if you can help call Denese Tyler at 390-6800... Maureen Marion SILLSBURY will be enjoying her birthday on Saturday, Nov. 1... Tiffany COX is looking forward to her birthday on Sunday, Nov. 2... Dennis STANLEY will be having his birthday on Monday, Nov. 3... Kelbey BATTEN and Christie STEVENS are both celebrating their birthdays on Tuesday, Nov. 4... Kaitlin Brooke NEALEY and Benjamin PRINCE are both enjoying their birthdays on Wednesday, Nov. 5... The Southeastern Bible Conference will have the Rev. Mack HUDSON at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3...