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LHS cheerleader heads to London

The Loris High School (LHS) cheerleaders attend camp each summer at local colleges to learn new routines to perform during the football and basketball games. This summer Kaitlyn Delvin tried out for a position on the cheerleader squad during the summer camp and was recently notified that she has been selected to be one of the cheerleaders to march in the New Year’s Parade in London, England. She said, “I had to audition for the position and out of many other varsity cheerleaders I was picked as an All American,” she continued, “I am now able to have the opportunity …

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Hardee, Suggs still broadcast football games after 40 years

Loris Broadcasting Radio Sports (LBI) was live from Green Sea Floyds Luther Enzor Field recently.  The pre-game show begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.  LBI Radio owners Glenn Hardee and Mike Suggs provided a play-by-play account of the game, players and action as it takes place.  Both Hardee and Suggs graduated from Loris High School in 1981. After graduation Hardee began working at WLSC Radio in Loris working with Suggs.  Hardee graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 1985 majoring in business administration, with an emphasis in finance. Suggs graduated from USC Coastal Carolina in 1985 and …

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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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Padgett sworn in for the unexpired council seat

A special ceremony was scheduled on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 4:45 p.m. at the American Legion Hall fifteen minutes before the regular monthly city council meeting for Carroll D. Padgett Jr. to take the oath of office. Padgett and his wife, Sandy, stood before interim city administrator, Dennis Drozdak to take the oath for the unexpired seat on the council. As Padgett placed his left hand on the family Bible held by his wife, Drozdak administered the oath. Padgett won the seat in the special election held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, bringing with him 35 plus years of experience of …

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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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