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The Loris Police Get Out Into The Community

The Loris Police Department visits the Capture Inc. summer program as their campaign to get out into the community to share with children. They are friendly and ready and willing to help.  Officers Bobby Brush, Keith Massey, Steven Brodey and LPD Chief Gary Buley played kickball with the children.  Each child was given a police officer badge sticker they wore proudly with excitement. 

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Police chief awards one of his own

The city of Loris spotlights employees each month for their hard work and dedication to their job and to the city of Loris.  For the month of July four employees were recognized with a certificate of service. Featured this month are Detective Eric Stevens, Crew Leader Sean Bennett and heavy equipment operator Harrison Ravenell. Stevens has dreamed of becoming a police officer from childhood and accomplished that goal in 2008, two years after graduating from Loris High School.  He surpassed his goal through promotions from road officer to Corporal Stevens in 2017 and Sergeant Detective Stevens in 2018 becoming the …

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Mayor introduces new interim city administrator during meeting

The city of Loris hired an interim city administrator after hours of interviews with the mayor, council members and the city attorney. Dennis Drozdak was introduced at the council meeting after an executive session to discuss personnel issues. Drozdak provided a brief history of his experience and stated that he will begin his duties as interim city administrator on Monday, Aug. 12.  “The first thing that I will focus on is the audits, or lack of,” he said, “and second on my list is the financials.”  He said his top strengths are to receive input from others to make an …

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City mourns loss of a hard worker

Loris mourns the loss of a city worker.  Anthony “Rabbit” Melvin, who worked as a water crew leader, died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 28, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Melvin was traveling south on Highway 701 when he attempted to pass a vehicle that resulted in a head-on collision with a truck. The Loris Fire Department volunteers were the first to arrive on the scene. As they assessed the accident they realized that was a fatality, but not just a fatality in itself, but realizing who the individual was made it more difficult for the LFD volunteers to …

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City Council passes second reading of budget

The Loris City Council met at the American Legion Hall on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. for the second reading of the ordinance Mayor Todd Harrelson opened the meeting with a tapping of the gavel and giving the invocation and leading the pledge of allegiance.  Council members in attendance were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs; Jan Vescovi was absent from the meeting.  Department heads attending the meeting were Brandon Harrelson, Police Chief Gary Buley, Lt. Larry Williams, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright.  Deborah Cannon was present at the meeting for cross-training.  The city is …

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Public hearing held to adopt 2019-20 budget

A public hearing to adopt the fiscal year 2019-20 budget through ordinance number 05-19 was held on Thursday, July 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson and council members, Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent.  Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, attorney Kenneth Moss and city clerk Kenya Wright. Harrelson brought the meeting to order with the tapping of the gavel.  He asked Lewis Hardee to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance.  Wright said, “The …

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Special council meeting held with first reading of budget approval

The Loris city council met on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall after the public hearing on the 2019-20 budget. Present at the meeting were Mayor Todd Harrelson, Council Members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was absent. Department heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley, Tom Cocke, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Mayor Harrelson asked Gause to give the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. In Gause’s prayer she asked for the Lord to guide the council in their leadership and their leadership skills. Harrelson asked for …

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LPD officer spots man inappropriately dressed in public

Facebook is buzzing about the Loris Police Department (LPD) who observed a naked man on the side of the road near Church Street. The officer stopped and spoke with the man and then drove off.  A video is reported showing the man standing in what looks like he is wearing nothing at all.  Lt. Williams with the LPD stated that the officer immediately reported to him after approaching the man in question, stating that the man was wearing a skimpy thong covering the parts of the body which would be considered indecent exposure.  When the officer spoke with the man, …

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Anderson Brothers Bank names Strickland branch operations coordinator

Anderson Brothers Bank announces the promotion of Tammy Strickland as branch operations coordinator of the Loris 701 office located at 302 Hwy 701 N.  She joined Anderson Brothers Bank in 2015 and has advanced progressively through responsible positions. Strickland joined ABB as a Teller then advanced to customer service representative in 2017, where she also played a key role in assisting loan officers. In Strickland’s new role, she will provide administrative and supervisory support within the branch office to ensure effective and efficient customer service and teller operations.  She will manage work activities of branch tellers by overseeing, planning and …

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