Santee Cooper honored with a national award

Santee Cooper earned the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned first place in the category for utilities with 1,000,000 to 3,999,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “Strong safety programs are essential to ensuring that electric utility employees are informed and trained on safe work procedures,” said Brandon Wylie, chair of the APPA’s Safety Committee and director of training and safety at Electric Cities of Georgia. “The utilities receiving this award have proven that protecting the safety of their employees is a top priority.” More than 335 utilities entered …

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City opened beaches at noon this past Tuesday

“Effective on Tuesday, April 21, at 12 p.m., North Myrtle Beach Opens “Public Beach Crossovers and Accesses, Shower and Bathroom Amenities, and Adjacent Parking Lots”.  This became effective on Tuesday, April 21, at 12 p.m. Gov. Henry McMaster cancelled his March 30 order that closed public beach accesses and adjacent public parking, returning authority for those areas to local governments. During their April 20, 7 p.m. meeting, the North Myrtle Beach City Council passed a resolution opening “public beach crossovers and accesses, shower and bathroom amenities therein and adjacent parking lots”, effective April 21, 2020, at 12 noon. The city …

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Chatterbox

Jan and Norfleet JONES checking on friend during pandemic times…Kayla BRACEY and Jennifer REED two very special and great ladies…Lawrence LANE always there to lend a helping hand and that is very much appreciated by all…Bubby VEREEN looking forward to getting back in the restaurant business soon…Anniversary wishes to Patti and Craig SIMON…Be safe messages sent to Margie DOWLING and Mom Vera TIPTON in Alabama…John “Jimmy” BROWN calling to check on how everyone was doing…Lawrence WILLOUGHBY keeping check on his friends to be sure they are okay and well…Hello to Westie, Tommy and Thomas VAUGHT and belated Easter greetings…Darlene COLLINS …

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Floyd Bennie Stephens

Floyd Bennie Stephens, 86, of Loris passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020, at his home. He was born on May 5, 1933, in Granite City, Ill., to the late Clarence Stephens and the late Della Cumins Stephens. Mr. Stephens served his country with pride, honor and courage in the United States Marine Corps. He worked as a diesel mechanic with Ogden Diesel until his retirement. Survivors include his two sons, Glenn Stephens of Loris and John Stephens of Little River; two daughters, Diana Lynn Mitchel and husband Frank of Missouri and Emm Beals and husband Walter of Concrette, Wash.; …

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Eric Johannes Lubberts

Eric Johannes Lubberts, 61, of Longs died on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at McLeod Seacoast Medical Center in Little River. Born on Jan. 6, 1959, in Passaic, N.J., he was the son of Nelly Bokhorst Lubberts and the late Taeke (Tom) and Carolina Lubberts. Eric spent the majority of his life living near Rochester, N.Y., and retired to Longs in 2018. Eric is survived by his wife of 38 years, Janine Hermenet Lubberts; one son, Eli Lubberts; two daughters, Nisha Schreiber (Chris) and Cori Sigafoos (Randy); two brothers, Roy Lubberts (Cindy) and Dean Lubberts (Kathy); one sister, Ingrid Dowd;  a …

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Richard Wayne ‘Rich’ LeDuc

It is with profound sorrow that we share the passing of Richard Wayne “Rich” LeDuc on Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Myrtle Beach following a long illness. Rich was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Son of the late Lillian E. (Desrochers) and Oliver N. LeDuc, Rich grew up in Naugatuck, Conn., and graduated from Naugatuck High School and from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass. He proudly served in both the Connecticut and Massachusetts Army National Guard for a total of six years while attending school and beginning a lifelong career in the building sciences and …

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Deborah ‘Debbie’ Brown

Deborah “Debbie” Brown, 65, of Loris passed away after a long illness on Friday, April 17, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Debbie was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Conway, a daughter of the late John Brooks Paul Jr. and Mavis Porter Paul.  Debbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whom which her “ Nana “ spoiled and loved to play with. Being a proud tomboy all her life she enjoyed watching her kids and grandchildren in all sports and her great-grandchildren playing outside in the yard. She was frugal and very giving. Debbie …

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Senior Senior athletes receive ‘sign’ recognition

Maddie Cox, Kennley Jackson, Ja’reizz and Kaitlyn pose with their Senior Sport Signs By Annie Rigby Loris High School athletic director Barry Brooks and Jodi Nealey Cox, athletic assistant, put their heads together to find a way to recognize the seniors who participated in spring sports. Brooks said, “We wanted to find some way to recognize the seniors involved in spring sports.” He continued, “We are not able to have Senior Night to share with their parents and fellow teammates during the spring sporting events. Jodi and I came up with a plan to set out signs showing the seniors …

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Mayor signs proclamation proclaiming April as Loss of Limb Awareness Month

By Annie Rigby Loris Mayor Todd Harrelson holds dear and near to his heart the fact that through illness or an accident the loss of a limb is a major event in one’s life. Harrelson lost his lower right leg in a tragic work-related accident on August 14, 2013, and endured several surgeries and a lengthy hospital stay. Harrelson has been an example of the Biblical parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your …

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Capture Inc. provides meals for students while school program is now suspended

Capture Inc. shares ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’. Terry McLean, owner and operator, is providing breakfasts and lunches to students while the HCSD has suspended their 13 pickup sites and bus service to deliver meals. HCSD asked parents to continue to check the county school website for announcements when the meals will be available again. By Annie Rigby Horry County School District suspended the grab-n-go breakfast/lunch program for two weeks after employees tested positive in two locations for COVID-19 disease. Parents would drive to the school locations to pick up the meals. Also school buses were loaded …

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