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Special council meeting held with first reading of budget approval

The Loris city council met on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall after the public hearing on the 2019-20 budget. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson, Council Members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent. Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Mayor Harrelson asked Gause to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. In Gause’s prayer she asked for the Lord to guide the council in their leadership and their leadership skills. Harrelson asked for …

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LPD officer spots man inappropriately dressed in public

Facebook is buzzing about the Loris Police Department (LPD) who observed a naked man on the side of the road near Church Street. The officer stopped and spoke with the man and then drove off.  A video is reported showing the man standing in what looks like he is wearing nothing at all.  Lt. Williams with the LPD stated that the officer immediately reported to him after approaching the man in question, stating that the man was wearing a skimpy thong covering the parts of the body which would be considered indecent exposure.  When the officer spoke with the man, …

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Anderson Brothers Bank names Strickland branch operations coordinator

Anderson Brothers Bank announces the promotion of Tammy Strickland as branch operations coordinator of the Loris 701 office located at 302 Hwy 701 N.  She joined Anderson Brothers Bank in 2015 and has advanced progressively through responsible positions. Strickland joined ABB as a Teller then advanced to customer service representative in 2017, where she also played a key role in assisting loan officers. In Strickland’s new role, she will provide administrative and supervisory support within the branch office to ensure effective and efficient customer service and teller operations.  She will manage work activities of branch tellers by overseeing, planning and …

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Country Music Summer Concert

The country music singer, The Taylor Richardson Band, played for a light crowd on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 2 p.m.  Jack Murphy, best known as Banana Jack with WLSC Radio, announced the band and listed the sponsors for the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Loris Chamber of Commerce.  Samantha Norris, executive director of the chamber, appreciates the residents who attended the first concert of four, the sponsors and the bands who play.  She also said that the concerts were scheduled on Sunday’s as it was the available dates for the bands to come to play.  The next concert …

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Shorty’s Grill placed its stamp on the map

Shorty’s Grill, owned and operated by Shorty, Betty, Nick, Jennifer Connor and family, has been named number five of the top nine rural restaurants to visit at the online website Only In Your State and can be read at www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/country-restaurants-sc/. Shorty and Betty Conner opened the business 40 years ago this September and through the years Shorty’s has become a popular meeting place for early morning coffee and conversation, breakfast with eggs over easy, fried, scrambled or omelets with toast and grits. Southern style cooking for lunch and dinner includes fried chicken, ham-fried rice, chicken bog, spaghetti and meatloaf, served …

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Child Empowerment program helps promote self esteem

Bethel Zion Ministries located on Main Street in Loris began a new program they call Empowerment Kids Café`. Samone Spain-Farewell and her mother, Pastor Phyllis Spain wanted to create a program that would give the children who need a place to go during the summer daytime hours. The mission is to educate and motivate the children and youth to achieve curriculum standards for their grade level; to help those in resource classes to be academically prepared to enter into a regular classroom setting. As a unit they are working collectively with the Horry County School curriculum specialists to prepare all …

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Buck Creek Foundation is selling fruits, vegetables

The Buck Creek Foundation is a nonprofit organization for teens and adults with special needs.  Their focus is harvesting independence for people with special needs with a long-term goal of building homes for these young people to be able to live on their own with limited supervision.  They would be responsible for their daily care, chores to keep their homes clean and a work schedule to give them the independence to make the decisions that they can.  Of course some of these young adults will need assistance making difficult decisions, if they are able to manage their money, pay bills …

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Dennis, Carroll compete for titles in Columbia

The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competitions were held in Columbia this past weekend.  Ragan Dennis, Sarah Carroll, Samantha Norris and Jenn Causey traveled to Columbia with the hope of returning with another crown. Miss Loris Bog-Off Teen, Sarah Carroll, climbed to the top 15 contestants in the pageant.  This is Carroll’s second year attending the Miss South Carolina Teen competition.  In 2018 she was presented as Miss Myrtle Beach, also making the semi-finals.  In the 2019 competition she was listed in the top 15.  Carroll has a beautiful voice and presents herself well in competitions. Miss …

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Council approves Kempski’s resignation

The Loris City Council met on Monday, July 1, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m.  Mayor Todd Harrelson tapped the gavel to begin the meeting stating, “Good evening everybody and welcome to the city of Loris regular council meeting.” Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department directors were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, Lt. Larry Williams, Samantha Norris, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Harrelson asked Terrence Hardee to present the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. Harrelson asked for a motion to accept the minutes of …

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