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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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Harriet’s House helps those recovering from addiction

What began as a place for family and horses became more as Christa and Richard Reynolds found the perfect spot in the country outside of Loris.  They purchased 40 acres of farm property with a nice farm-style home on Liberty Church Road so they would be able to raise their four children and have the ability to care for and ride their horses every day of the week. With early retirement from the grueling hours in real estate and management, the Reynolds decided they wanted more of a country atmosphere while saving $700 a month in boarding fees for their …

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Loris recreation baseball season will begin today

The Loris recreation department is holding Baseball Opening Day on Thursday, April 4. The opening ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. On Monday, April 1, Coastal Carolina University mascot Chauncey visited the park during practice for the children to have their pictures made with this special guest. Tom Cocke, director of the recreation center, said, “We have had to change the opening day a couple of times due to rain, we had planned to have the Myrtle Beach Pelicans mascot Splash visit.” Sadly, Splash is not available for Thursday’s game day, but he and Chauncey …

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Harrelson puts God first to help run the city well

Todd Harrelson is running for the mayoral seat in the Special Election to be held in May. When Mayor Henry L. Nichols passed away in February the seat of mayor for the city of Loris was considered vacated. Mayor Pro-tem Todd Harrelson took over the duties as mayor of Loris. Harrelson said, “We requested that the Municipal Association of South Carolina in Columbia come help us determine what the procedure is,” he continued. “As Loris has never had a mayor leave office before the end of their term.” The Municipal Association of South Carolina determined Harrelson is now mayor; the …

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Council approves annexations

The Loris City Council meeting was held on Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building with Todd Harrelson, mayor pro-tem, presiding. Present were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee and Mike Suggs. Department heads Damon Kempski, city administrator; Brandon Harrelson, public works and planning and zoning director; Gary Buley, Loris police chief; Lt. Williams; Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer; Samantha Norris, Loris Chamber of Commerce and Kenneth Moss, city attorney. Councilwoman Jan Vescovi and recreation director Tom Cocke were not present. Harrelson opened the meeting with an invocation and pledge of allegiance. The …

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