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Loris Lions are preparing for the fall sports

Loris High School Football Head Coach Jamie Snyder along with the other coaches, Brandon Day, Lang Kenlaw, Josh Stevenson, Andre White, Julius Graham, Casey Davis, Michael Buffkin and A. Grady, have worked throughout the summer with the Loris High School varsity and junior varsity teams to prepare for the fall football season.  In preparing for the season the South Carolina National Guard visited to work out with the team.  This year’s quarterbacks for the Loris Lions are Gage Conner and Joseph Flesch, both are seniors this year; Conner is the lead quarterback for the varsity team this year.  Connor said,”This …

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Salvation Army donates school supplies

Salvation Army Captain Carl Melton and Jerry Williams, director of community relations, brought three pallets of school supplies to city hall on Monday, July 29, at 2 p.m. The ladies who created and promoted this program, Amanda Hawley-Causey, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne and Tonsheka Wilson, are overjoyed with the donations they have received during the three week campaign to collect school supplies for needy children in the area.  When the Salvation Army arrived with three pallets of school supplies, they were overwhelmed with emotion at the amount of items donated. Williams said, “I happened to see the flyer and spoke …

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City mourns loss of a hard worker

Loris mourns the loss of a city worker.  Anthony “Rabbit” Melvin, who worked as a water crew leader, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 28, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Melvin was traveling south on Highway 701 when he attempted to pass a vehicle that resulted in a head-on collision with a truck. The Loris Fire Department volunteers were the first to arrive on the scene. As they assessed the accident they realized that was a fatality, but not just a fatality in itself, but realizing who the individual was made it more difficult for the LFD volunteers to …

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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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