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Dennis, Carroll compete for titles in Columbia

The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competitions were held in Columbia this past weekend.  Ragan Dennis, Sarah Carroll, Samantha Norris and Jenn Causey traveled to Columbia with the hope of returning with another crown. Miss Loris Bog-Off Teen, Sarah Carroll, climbed to the top 15 contestants in the pageant.  This is Carroll’s second year attending the Miss South Carolina Teen competition.  In 2018 she was presented as Miss Myrtle Beach, also making the semi-finals.  In the 2019 competition she was listed in the top 15.  Carroll has a beautiful voice and presents herself well in competitions. Miss …

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Council approves Kempski’s resignation

The Loris City Council met on Monday, July 1, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m.  Mayor Todd Harrelson tapped the gavel to begin the meeting stating, “Good evening everybody and welcome to the city of Loris regular council meeting.” Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department directors were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, Lt. Larry Williams, Samantha Norris, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Harrelson asked Terrence Hardee to present the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. Harrelson asked for a motion to accept the minutes of …

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Back to school supply drive is underway

The Back to School Supply Drive is a new project created by city of Loris employees Tonsheka Neal, Amanda Hawley-Causey, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne and Kenya Wright.  Wright said, “We would like to do this annually, however, it depends upon the response we get.  We will see what feedback we get and what donations are made and make adjustments to it next year.”  She said, “Our goal is to collect 150 book bags this year, and if we are able to provide just one child with a book bag filled with items we have met the need of that one …

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Main Street repaving is complete

City administrator Damon Kempski announced at the council meetings that Main Street is scheduled for repaving from Broad Street to Loris Elementary School.  On Thursday, June 20, Palmetto Corp. of Conway began scraping the street of the old pavement.  Paving began on Thursday, June 20, and will be complete on Wednesday June 26. Traffic has been redirected and single lanes were open for cars traveling on Main Street.  Residents will be pleased with the results as there will be no more potholes and front-end alignments of their vehicles.

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Part of building collapses

Photos by Trudie’s Treasures This was taken minutes after the collapse showing all the materials located on the sidewalk and in the street.

On Monday shortly after 1 p.m. the awning and side of the building of the former Mystic Motion located on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue collapsed.  The building had been undergoing renovations from damages caused by previous hurricanes when the wall fell.  Main Street was blocked off shortly after the collapse and remained closed until Tuesday afternoon. This was taken minutes after the collapse showing all the materials located on the sidewalk and in the street. Photos By Trudie’s Treasures

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Local queens head to Columbia for pageants

The Loris Chamber of Commerce holds the Miss Bog-Off pageant in September each year to promote the October event and to select the Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Queen and Teen who work throughout the year preparing for the Miss South Carolina Pageant that is held in June each year. This week Ragan Dennis, Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Queen, and Sarah Carroll, Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen, headed to Columbia to compete in the two pageants that began on Tuesday, June 25, at the Township Auditorium.  The preliminary competitions will be held each night through Thursday, June 27, when the 2019 …

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Loris Recreation Department

Jordan Waste Management owners Jonathan Powell and Jason Martin presented a check in the amount of $12,000 to Mayor Todd Harrelson on Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m.  The funds are designated to benefit the Loris Recreation Department. This is the first annual contribution made to the city; Jordan Waste donates approximately $1 for each residential garbage tote.  Pictured left to right are Jonathan Powell, Todd Harrelson, Tish Sealy and Jason Martin.

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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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