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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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Town Talk

Have a happy Flag Day and Father’s Day this week EVERYONE…In honor of Father’s Day all FATHERS and GRANDFATHERS may ride their choice of fixed routes free with Coast RTA on Sunday, June 16…EVERYONE looking forward to getting the big Verdin city clock repaired next week…City of Loris NEWSLETTER getting a new look and being very informative for all…The Loris Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome its newest MEMBER, Mutual of Omaha, which is an insurance and financial planning business…HAPPY HOME BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 17, through Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m…Anthony …

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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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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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Council approves agreement between Loris, Myrtle Beach

The Loris City Council met on Monday, June 3, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department heads present were Damon Kempski, city administrator, Brandon Harrelson, code enforcement and public works director, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, Kenneth Moss, city attorney, and Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer. The meeting was opened by Todd Harrelson, acting mayor, asking for the invocation and the pledge of allegiance.  He then asked to approve the minutes of the Monday, May 6, meeting. The vote …

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Mayoral election continues on June 11

The Loris mayoral election ended at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The candidates and family members as well as their supporters filled the seats at the Public Safety Building where the Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, opened the provisional boxes, tallied the votes for each candidate and announced the absentee votes. The candidates vying for mayor for the city were Jeannie Tyler-Fox, Joan Gause, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson. The West Precinct residents voted as follows, Fox 5, Gause 56, Suggs 31 and Harrelson 58. In the East Precinct the count was Fox 9, Gause 8, Suggs …

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