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Hundreds of children lined up for school supplies

The Back to School Bash held at the Public Safety Building on Walnut Street on Saturday, was more of a success than expected.  The goal was to provide 180 children with a book bag filled with school supplies.  They gave out 110 book bags and 130 HTC bags filled with supplies listed on the Horry County School District website. Tonsheka Neal, Amanda Hawley-Causey, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne,  Kenya Wright, Esau Johnson, Chief Gary Buley, Officer Keith Massey and Joan Griffith spent their Saturday volunteering from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cloey and Callie Wright worked one of the stations making …

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Sonseekers children present

On Sunday, Aug. 11, the children’s Christian group called the Sonseekers presented an early Christmas program at the 11 a.m. service at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church in Loris.  The Sonseekers presented a country bumpkin Christmas play about gathering together to celebrate traditionally with family and friends, but to also remember the true meaning of Christmas marking the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The children danced and sang, decorated a Christmas tree andchased a turkey through the sanctuary, ending with the angel who appeared before Joseph and Mary walking down the aisle carrying baby Jesus to present to …

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The Loris Police Get Out Into The Community

The Loris Police Department visits the Capture Inc. summer program as their campaign to get out into the community to share with children. They are friendly and ready and willing to help.  Officers Bobby Brush, Keith Massey, Steven Brodey and LPD Chief Gary Buley played kickball with the children.  Each child was given a police officer badge sticker they wore proudly with excitement. 

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Police chief awards one of his own

The city of Loris spotlights employees each month for their hard work and dedication to their job and to the city of Loris.  For the month of July four employees were recognized with a certificate of service. Featured this month are Detective Eric Stevens, Crew Leader Sean Bennett and heavy equipment operator Harrison Ravenell. Stevens has dreamed of becoming a police officer from childhood and accomplished that goal in 2008, two years after graduating from Loris High School.  He surpassed his goal through promotions from road officer to Corporal Stevens in 2017 and Sergeant Detective Stevens in 2018 becoming the …

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Mayor introduces new interim city administrator during meeting

The city of Loris hired an interim city administrator after hours of interviews with the mayor, council members and the city attorney. Dennis Drozdak was introduced at the council meeting after an executive session to discuss personnel issues. Drozdak provided a brief history of his experience and stated that he will begin his duties as interim city administrator on Monday, Aug. 12.  “The first thing that I will focus on is the audits, or lack of,” he said, “and second on my list is the financials.”  He said his top strengths are to receive input from others to make an …

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City mourns loss of a hard worker

Loris mourns the loss of a city worker.  Anthony “Rabbit” Melvin, who worked as a water crew leader, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 28, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Melvin was traveling south on Highway 701 when he attempted to pass a vehicle that resulted in a head-on collision with a truck. The Loris Fire Department volunteers were the first to arrive on the scene. As they assessed the accident they realized that was a fatality, but not just a fatality in itself, but realizing who the individual was made it more difficult for the LFD volunteers to …

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City Council passes second reading of budget

The Loris City Council met at the American Legion Hall on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. for the second reading of the ordinance Mayor Todd Harrelson opened the meeting with a tapping of the gavel and giving the invocation and leading the pledge of allegiance.  Council members in attendance were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs; Jan Vescovi was absent from the meeting.  Department heads attending the meeting were Brandon Harrelson, Police Chief Gary Buley, Lt. Larry Williams, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright.  Deborah Cannon was present at the meeting for cross-training.  The city is …

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Public hearing held to adopt 2019-20 budget

A public hearing to adopt the fiscal year 2019-20 budget through ordinance number 05-19 was held on Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson and council members, Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent.  Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, attorney Kenneth Moss and city clerk Kenya Wright. Harrelson brought the meeting to order with the tapping of the gavel.  He asked Lewis Hardee to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance.  Wright said, “The …

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