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149 LHS Graduates Receive Diplomas

Photo Credit: School Bell Studio

The Loris High School class of 2019 walked into the gymnasium at 6 p.m. to “Pomp & Circumstance” on Thursday, June 6. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tanner Kennedy. Callie Osment sang the National Anthem and the invocation was given by Ashlyn Buffkin.  Ellison Gore welcomed the graduating class of 2019, the parents and families, the teachers and staff witnessing the seniors of Loris High School receiving their diplomas. William Palomares, the class laureate, spoke of memories of the journey to this moment will forever be within the hearts of the graduating class, which was a stepping stone …

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Harrelson takes the oath of office as mayor

Sheila Harrelson holds Todd’s grandmother’s Bible as Todd Harrelson repeats the oath of office that Kenya Wright administers.

The Election Commission met on Thursday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. for the official announcement that Todd Harrelson is the new mayor of Loris.  It was official as Damon Kempski and Kenya Wright placed their signatures executing Election Commissions results. On Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. Kempski welcomed guests present to witness Harrelson taking the oath of office.  After Councilwoman Joan Gause gave the invocation and led the pledge of allegiance, Harrelson and his wife, Sheila, stood by Wright as she read the oath of office.  The Bible that Harrelson used to place his left hand on was his …

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Children make Father’s Day buttons

The Loris Library drew a crowd of children on Thursday, June 13, at 12 noon to make buttons for their dads for Father’s Day.  Tracy Collins provided patterns or blank circles of paper for the children to use vibrant pencils to make a colorful button.  Each child cut out the circle to fit the button, colored it and then Collins helped them to place the circle in the button maker.  There were happy faces and smiles during the event.  Dominique Lay said, “I love my daddy” as he presented his pin that said “Happy Father’s Day” Children from age three …

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Gore speaks at Chamber quarterly meeting

The Loris Chamber of Commerce held their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 18, from Noon to 1 p.m. at the McLeod Loris Health and Fitness Center. Samantha Norris, chamber director, welcomed everyone who came to the meeting and introduced guest speaker Wendy Gore, senior community services coordinator at Sea Haven.  Gore provided a brief background of Sea Haven and introduced the program Safe Place.  What is Safe Place?  It is a national youth outreach and prevention program for young people under the age of 18 in need of immediate help and safety.  As a collaborative community prevention initiative this program …

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Mayor-elect Harrelson to take the oath of office on Thursday

The residents in the city of Loris visited the polls to cast their votes for the run-off election for mayor.  On Tuesday, June 11, the East and West Precincts were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Election Commission met at the Public Safety Building at 7 p.m. awaiting the delivery of the ballots. The West Precinct was delayed stating they were having technical difficulties.  At 7:50 p.m. the delivery of all the ballots was in and Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore read the votes at 7:50 p.m. with Kenya Wright tallying the votes. The East Precinct reported 163 …

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Graduation Class Of Loris High School

Loris High School is saying farewell and best wishes to the talented band and chorus seniors who graduated on Thursday, June 6, with the 149 members of the class of 2019.  Left to right are Mclayley Hardee, Alexis Staub, Rile McCauley, Brantlee Gerald, Rebecca Whisnant and Anna Anderson. Second row are Kacie Mason, Madison Carter, Jameson Ruppe, Mathew Collins, Callie Osment and Madeline Brunson.

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Heritage Festival draws light crowds

A small crowd gathered at the stage to listen to performers sing and to music sponsored by Banana Jack Murphey.

The Loris Heritage Festival began at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, with vendors setting up and the young entrepreneurs set up their pop-up shops in front of Timeless Memories, Harrelson’s Clothing Store and Railroad & Main hair salon.  The Loris Chamber of Commerce discovered that the previous events and dates coincided with other festivals in the surrounding areas and chose to change the event to the first Saturday in June and to rename the festival The Loris Heritage Festival.  In 2013 the chamber had sponsors for the Loris in Bloom Festival bringing in vendors selling many springtime items and …

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Suggs has served city for 26 years

Serving the citizens of Loris is nothing new for veteran city councilman Michael Suggs who is seeking to become the city’s next mayor. First elected in 1993, Suggs is in his 26th year as a member of council and for 10 of those years served as mayor pro-tem, presiding over city council meetings and handling mayoral duties in the absence of the mayor. During his tenure, Suggs has had the opportunity to serve on each of the city council’s standing committees gaining insight into the operation of all city departments. He has also received training through the Municipal Association of …

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Town Talk

EVERYONE is reminded to get out and vote on Tuesday, June 11, for a new mayor of Loris…BAYBORO BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. nightly…CHERRY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH wil have a Family Fun Day-End of School Bash on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m…Michael LOWMAN getting the rubber bands and labels back in stock…A grand opening for the new Horry County Fire Rescue Aynor STATION was held on Wednesday, June 5…Payton TODD and Breanna BARFIELD are both celebrating their birthdays on Friday, June 7…Alexis STALVEY, Amy SUGGS …

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Harrelson urges residents to vote on Tuesday

Todd Harrelson, acting mayor and mayor pro-tem, is urging registered voters to come to the polls on Tuesday, June 11, to vote in the run-off election between Mike Suggs and himself. Harrelson and Suggs were one vote shy of a tie; Harrelson received 183 votes and Suggs received 182 votes in the Tuesday, May 22, election for mayor. The Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, made the official announcement on Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building. Harrelson stated that his vision for Loris is to grow by bringing in more businesses and continue the …

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