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EVERYONE is reminded to get out and vote on Tuesday, June 11, for a new mayor of Loris…BAYBORO BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. nightly…CHERRY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH wil have a Family Fun Day-End of School Bash on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m…Michael LOWMAN getting the rubber bands and labels back in stock…A grand opening for the new Horry County Fire Rescue Aynor STATION was held on Wednesday, June 5…Payton TODD and Breanna BARFIELD are both celebrating their birthdays on Friday, June 7…Alexis STALVEY, Amy SUGGS …

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Harrelson urges residents to vote on Tuesday

Todd Harrelson, acting mayor and mayor pro-tem, is urging registered voters to come to the polls on Tuesday, June 11, to vote in the run-off election between Mike Suggs and himself. Harrelson and Suggs were one vote shy of a tie; Harrelson received 183 votes and Suggs received 182 votes in the Tuesday, May 22, election for mayor. The Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, made the official announcement on Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building. Harrelson stated that his vision for Loris is to grow by bringing in more businesses and continue the …

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Council approves agreement between Loris, Myrtle Beach

The Loris City Council met on Monday, June 3, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department heads present were Damon Kempski, city administrator, Brandon Harrelson, code enforcement and public works director, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, Kenneth Moss, city attorney, and Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer. The meeting was opened by Todd Harrelson, acting mayor, asking for the invocation and the pledge of allegiance.  He then asked to approve the minutes of the Monday, May 6, meeting. The vote …

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Mayoral election continues on June 11

The Loris mayoral election ended at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The candidates and family members as well as their supporters filled the seats at the Public Safety Building where the Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, opened the provisional boxes, tallied the votes for each candidate and announced the absentee votes. The candidates vying for mayor for the city were Jeannie Tyler-Fox, Joan Gause, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson. The West Precinct residents voted as follows, Fox 5, Gause 56, Suggs 31 and Harrelson 58. In the East Precinct the count was Fox 9, Gause 8, Suggs …

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Auditors present their findings

The Loris City Council met on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall for the express purpose to discuss the audit from the year 2015-16. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was not present.  Also present was Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer and Damon Kempski, city administrator.  Department Heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, LPD Chief Gary Buley, LPD Lt. Larry Williams and Samantha Norris. The meeting began with a prayer by Todd Harrelson and the pledge of allegiance.  Harrelson introduced Grant …

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Budget retreat held last Saturday

The annual budget retreat meeting was held on Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. at the Public Safety Building.  Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Kenya Wright, Lewis Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Brandon Harrelson and Damon Kempski.  Not present were Terrence Hardee and Jan Vescovi. The 2019-20 budget considerations and requests have been analyzed and was presented for discussion with a deadline date of July 1 for presentation for the city council’s final approval for the fiscal year of 2019-20. Harrelson, mayor pro-tem and acting mayor for the city, opened the meeting with an invocation and pledge of allegiance before …

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City thanks LPD with special events

National Police week began on Sunday, May 12, recognizing the police officers across the nation for their service and bowing their heads for those who lost their lives in the line of duty.  In Loris the city administration and Loris Police Department gathered at the flags between Railroad Avenue and Meeting Street to lower the flags to half-staff.  Kenya Wright, Damon Kempski, Todd Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley and Officer Allen Oxendine bowed their heads in prayer before lowering the city and state flags and then the American flag. The national holiday began in 1962 with President John F. Kennedy signing …

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Artfields and Artfields Jr. Awards ceremony

Artfields and Artfields Jr. Awards ceremony was held May 4 in Lake City. In the Jr. division, they received 800 pieces of Art and only chose 200 to be in the competition. AAST–the Academy of Arts, Science, and Technology in Myrtle Beach had 3 winners in the 9th-12th grade. From left to right Will Williams, 3rd place; Art teacher from AAST Jamie Franklin;  Noah Williams, Merit Award; and Glenn Courtney, 1st place.

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Green Sea Floyd’s High School Varsity Baseball Team

The Green Sea Floyds High School Varsity baseball team fell short of another state championship Tuesday night when they lost to the McBee High School Panthers by a sscore of 7-3 in the South Carolina Class A Baseball State Champion Series.  The team can be very proud of the Lower State Championship they won with all of their hard work.  Pictured are team members and coaches taken after winning the Lowr State Champion title.

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Amanda Hawley -Causey

The city of Loris welcomes a new employee, Amanda Hawley-Causey, who has been helping process water payments and answer questions when customers visit the office or call on the phone.  She began working for the city on May 8.

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