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City Council passes second reading of budget

The Loris City Council met at the American Legion Hall on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. for the second reading of the ordinance Mayor Todd Harrelson opened the meeting with a tapping of the gavel and giving the invocation and leading the pledge of allegiance.  Council members in attendance were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs; Jan Vescovi was absent from the meeting.  Department heads attending the meeting were Brandon Harrelson, Police Chief Gary Buley, Lt. Larry Williams, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright.  Deborah Cannon was present at the meeting for cross-training.  The city is …

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MASC Conference provides valuable information

Three city leaders attended the annual Municipal Association of South Carolina Conference that was held on Thursday, July 18, through Sunday, July 21, in Greenville.  Mayor Todd Harrelson, Councilwoman Joan Gause and Loris City Clerk and Treasurer Kenya Wright attended meetings with other municipalities from South Carolina to discuss topics ranging from strategic planning, social media, opportunity zones, economic development and public safety. There was an exhibitor showcase featuring goods and services for operating a city successfully. The conference provides information to elected officials and city employees to bring back to share with the city council and the city offices. …

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Public hearing held to adopt 2019-20 budget

A public hearing to adopt the fiscal year 2019-20 budget through ordinance number 05-19 was held on Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson and council members, Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent.  Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, attorney Kenneth Moss and city clerk Kenya Wright. Harrelson brought the meeting to order with the tapping of the gavel.  He asked Lewis Hardee to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance.  Wright said, “The …

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Special council meeting held with first reading of budget approval

The Loris city council met on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall after the public hearing on the 2019-20 budget. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson, Council Members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent. Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Mayor Harrelson asked Gause to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. In Gause’s prayer she asked for the Lord to guide the council in their leadership and their leadership skills. Harrelson asked for …

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LPD officer spots man inappropriately dressed in public

Facebook is buzzing about the Loris Police Department (LPD) who observed a naked man on the side of the road near Church Street. The officer stopped and spoke with the man and then drove off.  A video is reported showing the man standing in what looks like he is wearing nothing at all.  Lt. Williams with the LPD stated that the officer immediately reported to him after approaching the man in question, stating that the man was wearing a skimpy thong covering the parts of the body which would be considered indecent exposure.  When the officer spoke with the man, …

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Country Music Summer Concert

The country music singer, The Taylor Richardson Band, played for a light crowd on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 2 p.m.  Jack Murphy, best known as Banana Jack with WLSC Radio, announced the band and listed the sponsors for the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Loris Chamber of Commerce.  Samantha Norris, executive director of the chamber, appreciates the residents who attended the first concert of four, the sponsors and the bands who play.  She also said that the concerts were scheduled on Sunday’s as it was the available dates for the bands to come to play.  The next concert …

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Shorty’s Grill placed its stamp on the map

Shorty’s Grill, owned and operated by Shorty, Betty, Nick, Jennifer Connor and family, has been named number five of the top nine rural restaurants to visit at the online website Only In Your State and can be read at www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/country-restaurants-sc/. Shorty and Betty Conner opened the business 40 years ago this September and through the years Shorty’s has become a popular meeting place for early morning coffee and conversation, breakfast with eggs over easy, fried, scrambled or omelets with toast and grits. Southern style cooking for lunch and dinner includes fried chicken, ham-fried rice, chicken bog, spaghetti and meatloaf, served …

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Kentucky Fried Chicken To Reopen

The Loris Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant will reopen on Thursday, July 11, after being closed for two weeks remodeling and updating equipment.  Devon Carey, District Manager for KFC, said, “The employees have not had to take time off work as their help with minor work, cleaning and working to prepare the restaurant for the reopening.”  Carey stated the popular Pepsi product, Mountain Dew Sweet Lightning, is now on the menu.  Some menu items have changed, but livers and gizzards are still the most popular items requested by customers and will be served daily.

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Loris Fire Department along with Loris Police Department

Loris Fire Department along with Loris Police Department hosted the Grand Strand Trauma Services Team in updates to our area Trauma Program and in bleeding control training and equipment.  Two dozen responders learned current national trends, refreshed on basic and new bleeding control skills, learned about historical cases to large responses and new program updates.  Several LFD and LPD responders are also now trained in delivering  bleeding control training to our local civic groups, churches, business and general public.

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Child Empowerment program helps promote self esteem

Bethel Zion Ministries located on Main Street in Loris began a new program they call Empowerment Kids Café`. Samone Spain-Farewell and her mother, Pastor Phyllis Spain wanted to create a program that would give the children who need a place to go during the summer daytime hours. The mission is to educate and motivate the children and youth to achieve curriculum standards for their grade level; to help those in resource classes to be academically prepared to enter into a regular classroom setting. As a unit they are working collectively with the Horry County School curriculum specialists to prepare all …

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