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Senior Night honors the June 2020 graduates

The Loris Lions hosted the Aynor Blue Jackets who are second in the state on Friday, Oct. 25.  The Blue Jackets came out to win swarming the Lions as they tried to take the ball to the end zone. In the first quarter the Blue Jackets scored with an 8-0 lead on the Lions.  In the second quarter the Blue Jackets scored again with a 16-0 lead.  During the third quarter both teams played hot-potato with the ball, with four fumbles with turn-overs in four plays.  Loris took the ball for a touchdown and two-point conversion with the score 16-8. …

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Voters to use new paper voting ballots

Every vote counts and it is every citizen’s right to vote in any election.  On Tuesday, Nov. 5, is the General Election for mayor and three seats on city council and the special election for the unexpired seat that has two candidates vying for the spot.  Voters will visit their assigned precinct in Loris to find the new ballot system.  The easy to use touch screen voting along with a secure paper record is for a secure verification of votes cast.  There are four steps. After verification a poll worker will provide a blank ballot card. The card will be …

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Mayoral General Election is next Tuesday

With the mayoral General Election coming up next Tuesday, Nov. 5, the two candidates, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson, were introduced in a forum hosted by the League of Women’s Voters and the Women’s Coalition. Both candidates were given the opportunity to introduce themselves and produce their history of service to the residents of the city of Loris Opening statements began with Harrelson, “I grew up in the city of Loris.. He stated he worked hard as a child referring to himself as a young entrepreneur working in tobacco. He said, “I am a man of integrity, I love the …

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LHS Marching Band hosts 30th Annual Band Competition at Heniford Field this Saturday

The Loris High School Marching Band will host the 30th band competition beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Heniford Field. All bands will be judged on dress, move and music.  The first high school marching bands in Class A to take the field to compete are Green Sea-Floyds, South Columbus and Myrtle Beach.  Each band will play a 10 minute musical selection with the drum majors leading the band on field and presenting the bands to the visitors and judges. The Class 2A high school marching bands competing include McBee, Conway, Socastee and Charles D. Owen beginning …

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Many units march in Homecoming Parade

All traffic was stopped and crowds gathered on Main Street in Loris on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. for the Loris High School (LHS) Homecoming Parade. Leading the parade was Loris Police Chief Gary Buley driving a patrol car with the blue lights on. Riding along with Buley was the large Loris Lion stuffed animal that was donated to the department. The unnamed lion is waiting for residents to give it a name; a post on their Facebook page requests children give the lion a name. The winner will have their picture taken with the lion and police officers. …

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Church donates land to the city

The Loris First Presbyterian Church donated a plot of land to the city of Loris.  The property across from Forest Drive and Milligan Street is overgrown with foliage and trees and has a culvert along side of the property.  The spokesperson for the church stated that they had approached the city to purchase the property when David Stoudemire was mayor, however at the time the city was not interested in purchasing the land.  The land was donated to the church by an individual and they had no purpose for the property and felt the best solution is to donate the …

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The Little Lions take on Aynor Blue Jackets

The Loris Recreation football season began on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10:15 a.m. with the Little Lions roaring onto the field to take on the Aynor Blue Jackets.  The Little Lions cheerleaders are on the sidelines with pom poms in hand, sporting their uniforms and cheering for the team as the crowd gathered to watch the game. The recreation teams began with the Little Lions, 7-8 year olds, taking the field and the cheerleaders primary concern was to roar up the crowd at the 10:15 a.m. game.  When the field was cleared at 11:30 a.m. the 9-12 year olds football …

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New queens will represent city at 2020 events

The Loris Chamber of Commerce presented the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Pageant on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Loris High School auditorium beginning at 1 p.m. The emcees for the pageant were Greg and Morina Martin.  Greg welcomed everyone to the pageant then turned the program over to Morina.  She introduced the judges giving a brief history of each one.  Greg introduced each contestant, and Morina presented the question to the future queens. The judges were Joyce Waxter from Springdale; Polly Green who is quoted as saying, “Wear your invisible crowns every day.”; and Abigale Smoona, the reigning Miss South …

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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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