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Cheer Leading Camp

A cheer camp was held on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Loris High School gymnasium to learn cheering techniques with the Loris High School cheer squad. They showed standing on two other cheerleaders with a spotter behind, how to kick when ending a cheer and much more.  Paiton Todd, coach, made arrangements with LHS for the camp. On Thursday, Sept. 12, cheerleaders for the Loris Recreation Center began practice with Kenya Wright, coach, and assistant coaches Cloey Wright and Desirae Reynolds.  The warm-ups began at 6 p.m. with stretches before lining up to learn the cheers. New uniform tops and …

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Recreation committee looks to future about revenue

The Loris Recreation Center Committee met on Monday, Sept. 16, at the Loris Chamber of Commerce conference room.  Present at the meeting were recreation director Tom Cocke, Jan Vescovi, Terrence Hardee and Todd Harrelson. Hardee provided the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  The meeting began with updates on the baseball and softball fields, uniforms, field conditions, All Stars and reports on the recreation website (www.Loris.Rec.com).  New uniforms are provided to the cheering squads this year.  The uniforms consist of a top and skorts which are similar to what the Loris High School cheering squads wear.  This is exciting …

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City hopes to expand Christmas decorations to bring in crowds

Christmas is just around the corner and thoughts of sugar plums are dancing in the heads of Brandon Harrelson and Tom Cocke.  Both are excited to present council with the possibilities of more twinkling lights and decorations to bring in visitors to Loris with hopes that visitors will come to see, eat and shop locally. Their proposal to council was to utilize the hospitality funds in the amount of $72,000 to upgrade, purchase new decorations, strands of lights and to have a visual of an animated Santa and sleigh. The list includes 9,000 industrial LED cool white lights, 14’x 4’ …

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Two high school students design new police patch

The Loris Police Department (LPD) is sporting a new patch on their uniforms that was designed by two students at Loris High School. Chief Gary Buley presented plaques and a certificate of appreciation for the design for the police patch on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Dakota Kielbon, a junior, and Cierra Bellamy, a senior, were recognized for their design. Kielbon stated that she and Bellamy worked together as a team to design the patch, she said, “I suggested we use the water tower that is near the police department and the design of the state of South Carolina presented as a …

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Hurricane Dorian swept through city with no real major damage

Loris anxiously awaited the ramifications of Hurricane Dorian with expected winds ranging from 55 to 75 mph along with the prediction of 8 to 12 inches of rain.  Late night on Thursday, Sept. 5, Dorian skirted the South Carolina shores as a category 2 storm, but was gentle on the Loris area with minor wind and approximately 6 to 8 inches of rainfall. Residents of Loris were relieved when Dorian did not bring in the winds anticipated. Other than a few areas receiving power outages and a few limbs down, Loris survived without major incident. The city of Loris EOC …

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Harrelson signs a proclamation to promote American history

Mayor Todd Harrelson signed a Proclamation on Tuesday, Sept. 3, declaring publicly the week of Sept. 15-21 as Constitution Week. America’s Founding Fathers signed the most infamous document in American history on Sept. 17, 1787.  The document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms, fundamental laws and guaranteed certain basic rights for citizens of the United States of America.  The Constitution begins with “We the People”. The first 10 amendments were soon passed and are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. Another cluster of amendments was passed following the Civil War and sought to protect …

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City recognizes Police Chief Gary Buley for August spotlight

Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer, announced that in August it was decided to begin an employee spotlight each month.  She said, “What this really does is introduce our employees. We want them to know that we appreciate all that they do and want everyone to know who our employees are and what they do for the city.”  Loris Police Chief Gary Buley was recognized for his dedication to his position and to the city of Loris for the month of August. Wright began, “In early high school Chief Buley knew that a career as a police officer was in …

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City replacing old pipe to help prevent flooding

The hydrology study has proven to be helpful in determining what the water and sewer department director, Brandon Harrelson, will focus on to prevent major flooding.  Last year residents on Forest Drive were disillusioned by the devastating flooding and destruction of their properties from the back-to-back hurricanes last September. This is one of the areas of concern for the city and the recommendations made through the study should bring relief to the residents who live on Forest Drive.  At the regular city council meeting held on Monday, Aug. 5, Brandon Harrelson, director of the public works department, addressed the scheduled …

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Daisy Elementary has new Principal

Daisy Elementary saw a change in leadership at the beginning of the school year. Josh Todd welcomed students and staff as the doors opened for the first day of school for the students arriving on Monday, Aug. 19. He began his career as a classroom teacher at Aynor Elementary School and transitioned over to Palmetto Bay Elementary School as an instructional coach. Todd then moved to Kingston Elementary School as assistant principal. Last spring he applied for and accepted the position of principal at Daisy Elementary School. He said, “And, here I am today.” Todd does not plan for any …

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Candidates file for office

Three candidates have signed to run in the Nov. 5, 2019, general election on Friday, Aug. 23. Councilman Lewis Hardee, Mayor Todd Harrelson and newcomer Veda Nichols visited the Loris City Hall, fi led the proper paperwork and paid the fees. Filing ends at 12 noon on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Lewis Hardee files to run for his seat on the Loris City Council. Newcomer Veda Nichols filed for the open seat on City Council. Todd Harrelson files to run for mayor of Loris as city clerk/treasurer Kenya Wright waits for his signature

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