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Harrelson puts God first to help run the city well

Todd Harrelson is running for the mayoral seat in the Special Election to be held in May. When Mayor Henry L. Nichols passed away in February the seat of mayor for the city of Loris was considered vacated. Mayor Pro-tem Todd Harrelson took over the duties as mayor of Loris. Harrelson said, “We requested that the Municipal Association of South Carolina in Columbia come help us determine what the procedure is,” he continued. “As Loris has never had a mayor leave office before the end of their term.” The Municipal Association of South Carolina determined Harrelson is now mayor; the …

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Council approves annexations

The Loris City Council meeting was held on Monday, April 1, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion building with Todd Harrelson, mayor pro-tem, presiding. Present were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee and Mike Suggs. Department heads Damon Kempski, city administrator; Brandon Harrelson, public works and planning and zoning director; Gary Buley, Loris police chief; Lt. Williams; Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer; Samantha Norris, Loris Chamber of Commerce and Kenneth Moss, city attorney. Councilwoman Jan Vescovi and recreation director Tom Cocke were not present. Harrelson opened the meeting with an invocation and pledge of allegiance. The …

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Town Talk

Local high school graduate Lora TYLER named new principal at Loris Elementary School… BAYBORO BAPTIST CHURCH will have its revival Sunday, April 7 – Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. nightly… The LORIS CHAMBER of COMMERCE will hold the Loris Community Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 14, starting at 2:30 p.m. at the Loris Nature Park… Kelly Page ANDERS and Whitney Nicole SMALL are both having birthdays on Friday, April 5… Brooke COX, Stephanie WALLER and Kristina BLACKWELL are celebrating their birthdays on Saturday, April 6… Chapin Maria BOYD and Tina TUNNELL are both enjoying their bithdays on …

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Town Talk

It is always great to hear from Donna RHODES at Donna’s Beauty Shop… BAYBORO BAPTIST CHURCH will hold a special singing, Joyful Sound, on Sunday, April 7, at 11 a.m.… GOOD HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Sunday night sing on Sunday, March 31, at 6 p.m.… Justin LUPO is turning a year older on Friday, March 29… Samantha Lea HENSON is having her birthday on Saturday, March 30… Jessica REEVES and Candance BROWN are both celebrating their birthdays on Monday, April 1… Hope René GORE is enjoying her birthday on Tuesday, April 2… Steve PLANTY is turning a year …

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Candidates want to improve city, complete unfinished projects

A special election to select a successor to the late Mayor Henry L. Nichols will be held on Tuesday, May 28, to fill the term of mayor until December 31, 2019. Four residents have filed with the city to be placed on the ballot for the May special election. They are: Joan Gause, council member; Todd Harrelson, council member and mayor pro tem; Michael E. Suggs, council member; and Jeannie Tyler-Fox. Joan Gause began serving the city and residents of Loris in the 1996 election for city council. She said, “I am running for mayor to help complete some projects …

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Luncheon held to discuss future of the city of Loris

A town hall style meeting was hosted by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, Jack Murphy, the Loris Recreation Center and a city official to discuss with business owners and the public the future for Loris. Speakers were Samantha Norris of the chamber, Jack Murphy of WSLC Tiger Radio, recreation director Tom Cocke and Brandon Harrelson, city code enforcement director. Norris welcomed guests saying, “I appreciate you coming out to support the chamber.” She provided a rundown of what the chamber could do to help business owners. She said the chamber works diligently to build relationships with local businesses, promoting a …

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Town Talk

Todd HARRELSON, Joan GAUSE, Michael SUGGS and Jeannie TYLER-FOX putting their names in the hat for Loris mayor with voting taking place on May 28… Tabor City’s “Chamber Lady”, Cynthia NELSON, to join the ranks of retirement the last of March and thanks for a job well done for 22 years… Whitney LEWIS is having her birthday on Saturday, March 23… Nora HEMBREE-BATTLE, Mandy GRAINGER and Lindsey Amanda MARTIN are all celebrating their bithdays on Sunday, March 24… Krytlee SPIVEY and Susan Pardue MacDONALD are both enjoying their birthdays on Monday, March 25… McCall HILBURN and Kelli Ray WILLOUGHBY are …

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Students prepare for technology fair

Twenty-two students at Loris Middle School participated in the school’s Technology Fair held on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium. The students select a category they want to create from a list provided by Amber LaSalle, the school’s media specialist. The projects at the fair included robotics, digital photography, animation, mobile app creation and video editing. They began working on their presentation beginning in November 2018 with the deadline of March 15, 2019. One team made up of three sixth graders, Riley Downey, Kyra McLain and Brenda Sandokal, selected the Stop Motion for their …

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Zoning commission approves properties for annexation to city

The Zoning Commission Committee met on Monday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Loris Chamber of Commerce conference room. Present at the meeting were committee members Linda Morrison, Ruth Ann Jones and Tommy Brogdon, the city code enforcement director Brandon Harrelson, city attorney Kenneth Moss and resident Wendy Barusch. Committee members not present were Brett Powell and Joseph Flesch. Moss said, “It looks like we have a forum, it is time to begin and we can proceed when ready.” The meeting was called to order with Brogdon offering the invocation. The committee nominated and voted to appoint Morrison to …

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Town Talk

GREEN SEA FLOYDS High School is holding “Trojans Take The Town Community Fair” on Thursday, March 14… Tim TEBOW traveled to Loris this past Wednesday to help a familly who received a HVAC system that was much needed by them… MT. LEON BAPTIST CHURCH is having its revival Sunday, March 10 – Saturday, March 16, at 7 p.m. nightly… Maurice “Pop” Graham was honored by the Quilts of Valor Foundation for his service to our nation recently at his home… Jamie D. NAGLE is turning a year older on Sunday, March 17… Courtney Paige GRAINGER and William WHITLOCK are both …

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