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Harrelson signs a proclamation to promote American history

Mayor Todd Harrelson signed a Proclamation on Tuesday, Sept. 3, declaring publicly the week of Sept. 15-21 as Constitution Week. America’s Founding Fathers signed the most infamous document in American history on Sept. 17, 1787.  The document established the framework of our government and the rights and freedoms, fundamental laws and guaranteed certain basic rights for citizens of the United States of America.  The Constitution begins with “We the People”. The first 10 amendments were soon passed and are known collectively as the Bill of Rights. Another cluster of amendments was passed following the Civil War and sought to protect …

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City recognizes Police Chief Gary Buley for August spotlight

Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer, announced that in August it was decided to begin an employee spotlight each month.  She said, “What this really does is introduce our employees. We want them to know that we appreciate all that they do and want everyone to know who our employees are and what they do for the city.”  Loris Police Chief Gary Buley was recognized for his dedication to his position and to the city of Loris for the month of August. Wright began, “In early high school Chief Buley knew that a career as a police officer was in …

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City replacing old pipe to help prevent flooding

The hydrology study has proven to be helpful in determining what the water and sewer department director, Brandon Harrelson, will focus on to prevent major flooding.  Last year residents on Forest Drive were disillusioned by the devastating flooding and destruction of their properties from the back-to-back hurricanes last September. This is one of the areas of concern for the city and the recommendations made through the study should bring relief to the residents who live on Forest Drive.  At the regular city council meeting held on Monday, Aug. 5, Brandon Harrelson, director of the public works department, addressed the scheduled …

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Daisy Elementary has new Principal

Daisy Elementary saw a change in leadership at the beginning of the school year. Josh Todd welcomed students and staff as the doors opened for the first day of school for the students arriving on Monday, Aug. 19. He began his career as a classroom teacher at Aynor Elementary School and transitioned over to Palmetto Bay Elementary School as an instructional coach. Todd then moved to Kingston Elementary School as assistant principal. Last spring he applied for and accepted the position of principal at Daisy Elementary School. He said, “And, here I am today.” Todd does not plan for any …

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Lights went out Sunday in Loris

Early Sunday morning, Aug. 25, darkness veiled the entire city of Loris. First the electrical power dimmed lights starting at 2:15 a.m., the power completely went out minutes later. Lights throughout Loris were out, traffic signals were out. The street lights lining Main Street from Broad Street to Railroad Avenue were illuminating the street and stores. Hardee’s, NAPA and the convenience store at Board and Main had emergency lights shining inside the buildings. The generator at Hills Grocery Store was running keeping the power to the freezers going. Mostly darkness plagued the city. The number of vehicles on the road …

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Hundreds of children lined up for school supplies

The Back to School Bash held at the Public Safety Building on Walnut Street on Saturday, was more of a success than expected.  The goal was to provide 180 children with a book bag filled with school supplies.  They gave out 110 book bags and 130 HTC bags filled with supplies listed on the Horry County School District website. Tonsheka Neal, Amanda Hawley-Causey, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne,  Kenya Wright, Esau Johnson, Chief Gary Buley, Officer Keith Massey and Joan Griffith spent their Saturday volunteering from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cloey and Callie Wright worked one of the stations making …

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Sonseekers children present

On Sunday, Aug. 11, the children’s Christian group called the Sonseekers presented an early Christmas program at the 11 a.m. service at Dogwood Hill Baptist Church in Loris.  The Sonseekers presented a country bumpkin Christmas play about gathering together to celebrate traditionally with family and friends, but to also remember the true meaning of Christmas marking the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The children danced and sang, decorated a Christmas tree andchased a turkey through the sanctuary, ending with the angel who appeared before Joseph and Mary walking down the aisle carrying baby Jesus to present to …

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The Loris Police Get Out Into The Community

The Loris Police Department visits the Capture Inc. summer program as their campaign to get out into the community to share with children. They are friendly and ready and willing to help.  Officers Bobby Brush, Keith Massey, Steven Brodey and LPD Chief Gary Buley played kickball with the children.  Each child was given a police officer badge sticker they wore proudly with excitement. 

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Police chief awards one of his own

The city of Loris spotlights employees each month for their hard work and dedication to their job and to the city of Loris.  For the month of July four employees were recognized with a certificate of service. Featured this month are Detective Eric Stevens, Crew Leader Sean Bennett and heavy equipment operator Harrison Ravenell. Stevens has dreamed of becoming a police officer from childhood and accomplished that goal in 2008, two years after graduating from Loris High School.  He surpassed his goal through promotions from road officer to Corporal Stevens in 2017 and Sergeant Detective Stevens in 2018 becoming the …

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Mayor introduces new interim city administrator during meeting

The city of Loris hired an interim city administrator after hours of interviews with the mayor, council members and the city attorney. Dennis Drozdak was introduced at the council meeting after an executive session to discuss personnel issues. Drozdak provided a brief history of his experience and stated that he will begin his duties as interim city administrator on Monday, Aug. 12.  “The first thing that I will focus on is the audits, or lack of,” he said, “and second on my list is the financials.”  He said his top strengths are to receive input from others to make an …

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