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Sportourism to begin

Tom Cocke, director of the Loris Recreation Department, has paved a way for Loris to grow through sports tournaments. He has spent the last year accumulating data and information to improve the recreation center fields and buildings and to bring in people from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia to participate in baseball and softball tournaments. The term sportourism is the name that interim city administrator Dennis Drozdak created to promote the tournaments in Loris. Cocke has taken the initiative to collect data and has worked with city council to make tournaments in Loris a success. He stated, “We are …

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McLeod is unveiling new DAC McLeod Health Loris unveils new dialysis access center The new McLeod Health Loris Dialysis Access Center (DAC) was unveiled to staff on Thursday, Jan. 2. The new space will accommodate dialysis patients in need of medical repair of their access area where they receive their dialysis treatments. The Dialysis Access Center at McLeod Health Loris, led by vascular surgeon, Dr. David Bjerken, is the only center in the region specializing in immediate dialysis access repair, creation of new dialysis access, and preservation of existing access.  “This new center is part of McLeod Health Loris’ continued …

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Mayor, members take oath

Three Loris council members and the mayor took the oath of office on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Continuing to serve the city of Loris are council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee and Jan Vescovi. Dennis Drozdak, interim city administrator, read the oath as each repeated it.  Hardee holding his left hand on the family Bible held by Martha Dorman, promised to uphold the position to continue to help the city and the people of the city. Gause and Vescovi held their hand on the Bible and repeated the oath. Each was grateful …

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Loris Santa collects 1,800 toys for children

The Loris Santa, Johnny Lee, has had a busy season from Thanksgiving Day until Sunday, Dec. 22. He visited with many children telling him their wishes for toys to be delivered to their home on Christmas Eve. Age does not matter. With his big generous heart he listens to anyone who is able to speak, gives a kind word or a prayer and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas. Picture opportunities and smiles are his reward for sitting in the cold and rainy weather waving to passersby; some shout out his name and wish him a Merry Christmas.  Lee chuckles and …

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Farm Bureau spreads a little holiday cheer

The Horry County Farm Bureau and local Farm Bureau Insurance agents in Loris are bringing a little more joy to this holiday season by helping those in the community facing hardship. The Loris office presented a $1,000 check to assist a woman who was unable to stay in her home and whose fiancée is now dealing with serious medical issues. The donation is part of a company sponsored holiday community outreach program called Farm Bureau Cares. Through Farm Bureau Cares, county Farm Bureau offices across South Carolina provide a monetary donation during December to help a family or charity of …

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Christmas wishes come to be

Max is a long haired dachshund terrier mix that escaped the back gate of his home in Loris on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. The Rudelitch family searched for their fur baby and companion for days, for weeks and months with no sign of Max anywhere in the area. Fliers with a picture of Max were placed in local business windows and on bulletin boards, Kimberly drove through the neighborhood placing fliers on doorsteps hoping to receive a response to her plea to bring Max home. The last known sighting of Max was at the Ace Hardware parking lot on Main …

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Chamber Awards Banquet nomination forms due

The Loris Chamber of Commerce will hold it’s annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Health and Fitness.  Samantha Norris, the chamber executive director, has nomination forms for the awards banquet in her office available for pick up.  Consider the categories carefully to nominate an individual or business who has not been previously recognized by the Loris Chamber of Commerce, a list of previous winners is available. The categories are Merchant of the Year given to an individual who contributes to the growth of the community.  Community Service Award is given to …

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Breakfast with Santa for the children

On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 8 a.m. children gathered at the Public Safety Building to meet with Santa and eat a hearty breakfast together.  To the surprise of the children another special visitor wanted to help with the breakfast, the Grinch came along with Santa. The breakfast consisted of green pancakes, sausage, green punch and orange juice from the Grinch himself. Not only was the Grinch in on the after breakfast festivities, Cindy Lou Who (Kenya Wright), Martha May Whovier (Amanda Causey) and a festive townsperson (Samantha Norris) led the activities of decorating cookies and ornaments along with a visit …

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