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GSF Trojans take the state championship

The Green Sea Trojans made history by moving up the ranks to the state championship game that was held on Friday, Dec. 6, at Benedict College. The GSF Trojans traveled to Columbia to face off the Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans for the title for an 8 p.m. kick-off time. With goals realized and the biggest of dreams attained for the GSF varsity football team won the SCHSL Class A state championship for the second year in a row. This is a goal that is shared throughout the state; with only ten teams making it to the championship games each year. The …

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Santa visits children at Loris Library to read story

Santa Claus visited the Loris Library on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. to read a storybook to children visiting the library. Children ages three and four from Grace Christian Academy and a few toddlers visited with Santa to listen to him read “Twas the Nigh Before Christmas”. Each child patiently listened to him go through the routine of reading and showing the pictures in the book. When Santa finished the story the children each took turns sitting on his lap giving him a list of toys they want for Christmas. Two little boys asked for dirt bikes, Santa asked, …

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Christmas came to life Friday in uptown Loris With the afternoon rainfall on Friday, Dec. 6, there was a gloom of doubt the Christmas activities will be delayed or cancelled. However, the Facebook announcement made by the city of Loris and the Loris Chamber of Commerce stated rain or shine the parade will go on as planned. Beginning at 4 p.m. live entertainment was provided filling the air with the sounds of Christmas songs. The gentle rain did not deter families and friends from gathering at the Courtyard on Main to see the 30 foot live Christmas tree, decorations and …

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GSF Trojans play for state championship

The Green Sea Floyds Trojans have made history moving up through the ranks to the state championship game to be held on Friday, Dec. 6, at Benedict College in Columbia. With goals realized and the biggest dream is only a few days away; reaching the state championship game is a goal shared throughout the state. Only ten teams make it each year. The GSF Trojans go against Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans this coming Friday night with a kick-off beginning at 8 p.m. Join the cheerleaders as they rev up the crowd and cheer for the GSF Trojans for the big game. …

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OHCO prepares Thanksgiving dinner for community to gather together

Open Hearts Community Outreach sponsored their 10th annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted at Ernie’s Diner in Loris on Thursday. With 34 volunteers preparing turkey and the fixin’s working from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, doors opened to guests to dine with family, friends and strangers sitting together giving thanks. The Reicherts stated, “We are thankful for this year’s dinner where they, along with Ernie, wanted guests to feel welcome and special, humbly serving the community with a time to gather, eat and share with friends old and new.” Tom Reichert is the director and Carol Reichert is the outreach coordinator for …

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Loris recreation youth football makes history

The Loris Recreation Department has two football teams that have battled their way to the play-offs. On Saturday, Nov. 23, both the 7 & 8U team and the 9 & 10U team won the semi-final district tournament. Tom Cocke, director of the recreation department, said, “History has been made for the Loris Recreation Department.” He stated that this is the first time ever that a Loris Recreation football 7 & 8 team has made it to the District Championship and the first time to have two teams playing. Kevin Gause is the lead coach for the 7 and 8 year …

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LHS inducts 37 students into National Honor Society

Loris High School (LHS) celebrated the 37 students who were inducted into the Nation Honor Society on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the school auditorium. The guest speaker, Shinead James, LHS alumnus, Class of 2009, addressed the students and family members who attended the ceremony. James is a native of Loris graduating from LHS in 2009. She is the daughter of Lillie James. James graduated from Clemson University earning her bachelor of arts in philosophy with a minor in political science. She earned her law degree from Charleston School of Law graduating in the class of 2018. While in law school, …

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City crew installs requested fire hydrant

Last Thursday, city employees installed a six inch pipe at the main waterline at the corner of Broad Street and Thomas Street to place a fire hydrant in front of the apartments on Thomas Street. Fire Chief Jerry Hardee stated he had put in a request for the hydrant. He said, “The main purpose to place the hydrant in this particular location is if there is a fire at the apartments we will be able to run our hoses right there and not block traffic on Main Street or Broad Street.” Hardee has placed another request to install a fire …

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Green Sea Floyds Trojans one game closer to championship

With the lower state 1A championship in sight the Green Sea Floyds Trojans are ready for the big game against Lake View High School Wild Gators on Friday, Nov. 29, with a kick-off time at 7:30 p.m. at Luther Enzor Field. The Trojans played C.E. Murray High School War Eagles scoring 46-6 last Friday night which takes them one game closer to the championship game. The GSF High School Facebook page post states, “It’s known as Black Friday but we are calling it ‘Black Out Friday’. Fill our stands and wear all black to our game Friday night against Lake …

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Residents watch first Thanksgiving Parade

Loris Rehab and Nursing Center residents lined up to watch the first annual Thanksgiving Parade on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Director of Nursing Tracey O’Connell said, “The residents enjoyed the parade and seeing their smiles today was wonderful.”  Participants in the parade were Mayor Todd Harrelson, Loris Fire Department, Loris Police Department, The Loris Chamber of Commerce with Cluck Norris, the nursing staff, Loris High School Marching Lions, chorus, J.R.R.O.T.C. and Santa. Six veterans were recognized with a medal and a veterans hat given by the mayor and the J.R.R.O.T.C. placed an American Flag on each veteran as the chorus sang …

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