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City Council hears reports

The Loris City Council meeting was held on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at McLeod Loris Center for Health and Fitness with Todd Harrelson, mayor pro-tem, presiding over the meeting. This is the first council meeting held without Mayor Henry L. Nichols in which Harrelson requested a moment of silence in his memory. Terrence Hardee gave the invocation and all stood for the pledge of allegiance. Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi and Todd Harrelson. Department heads Damon Kempski, city administrator; Brandon Harrelson, public works and planning …

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Sea Haven Says Thank You

Sea Haven extends a heart-felt thank you to Publix Super Market Charities for a generous grant of $10,000.  Funding will support the food programs of Sea Haven by meeting the immediate needs of each youth in the Sea Haven Street Outreach Program and the Sea Haven Shelter Home.  Emergency food pantries and hot meals and snacks are located in the programs and food boxes in the Sea Haven Transitional Living Program support youth with moving into safe housing while transitioning to independent living.  Sea Haven is proud to partner with Publix Charities in supporting the mission of the organization to …

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Town Talk

Congratulations to all the CONTESTANTS who took part in this year’s Green Sea Floyds High School Pageant!!! HARDEE’S of Loris now offering Grilled Cheese Bacon Thickburgers… MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH will hold it’s Founder’s Day celebration on Sunday, March 10, at 10 a.m… Congratulations to Brooklyn SAWYER for being selected as the new Miss Green Sea Floyds High Scchool!!! Whitney FORD is having her birthday on Friday, March 8… Lindsey Sarvis BELL is turning a year older on Sunday, March 10… Jeannie Tyler FOX and Hunter Taylor KELLY are both celebrating their birthays on Monday, March 11… Darlene Rabon LOVETT …

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Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend

Set your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night. Tidbit – The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Tidbit – Most areas of the United States observe daylight saving time (DST), the exceptions being Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, and the overseas territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the …

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Loris children celebrate National Reading Month

Loris Elementary School held a parade on Friday, March 1, to celebrate and bring awareness in a fun way for children to want to read books. LES supports the National Reading Month every year with a new way to share interest in reading. This year they celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 114th birthday one day early. Because his birthday landed on a Saturday, all elementary schools promoted the program on Friday. One LES student, Keaton Dew, a fourth grader, showed off his homemade costume of a hot air balloon with the caption “Oh the places you go.” His choice promotes travel, whether …

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Seat to be filled by special election

Voters in Loris will select the successor to the late Mayor Henry L. Nichols in a special election to be held on Tuesday, May 28, with the winner filling the office for only the remainder of this year. According to Dena Huggins of the Horry County Registration & Elections Office, state law requires a special election to fill an unexpired term of office if, when the vacancy occurs, there are more than 180 days left in that term before the next general election. State law further provides that the special election shall be held on the thirteenth Tuesday after the …

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Celebration of Nichols’ life reflects dedication to serving city

A celebration of life and a tribute for Mayor Henry L. “Buck” Nichols was held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Loris First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Timothy L. Osment officiating. The pews were filled to capacity leaving standing room only with family, friends, council members, politicians and personnel who worked closely with Nichols. City workers, Loris Police Department and the Loris Fire Department represented the city’s mourning of a man who was loved by many. More than 300 people shared in remembering Nichols’ life and his love for the city of Loris. Nichols was …

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Loris athletes receive awards at winter banquet

The winter sports include the varsity and junior varsity teams of cheerleading, girls and boys basketball and wrestling. Barry Brooks, athletic director for LHS, hosted the banquet awards dinner at the school cafeteria on Tuesday, Feb. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner was catered by the IGA in Loris with chicken, green beans, macaroni and cheese, a roll and banana pudding. Junetta Doctor, Barbara Philius and Susie Bennett, support staff, helped serve the dinner. Brooks welcomed the athletes, parents and press for attending the banquet which recognizes and honors students who have improved, coach pick and team choice awards. Brooks …

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Hospital celebrates volunteer Kapps’ 100th birthday

A surprise 100th birthday celebration was held on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for a McLeod Health Loris volunteer who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president. Hospital staff, physicians and administration gathered to celebrate Ms. Sallie Kapps with a 100 themed birthday party in the hospital cafeteria. “Mrs. Sallie is an inspiration to us all,” said Scott Montgomery, McLeod Loris Administrator. “She has a true servant’s heart and wonderful spirit.” Mrs. Kapps has been a volunteer at McLeod Health Loris since 1984. Even at 100 years old, she continues to volunteer her time one to two days a week in the …

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Town Talk

MIKE delivering Christmas gifts in February??? Congratulations to Mrs. Sallie KAPPS on celebrating her 100th birthday!!! A happy birthday to Jarrod TODD on Friday… The MISS GREEN SEA FLOYDS High School Pageant will be held in the school’s auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6 p.m… Jessica MAULTSB, John Patrick BOYD Sr. and Brandi D. EDMUND are having birthdays on Friday, March 1… Courtney LEWIS is turning a year older on Satuday, March 2… Destiny Taylor LEWIS and Naomi JENKINS are both celebrating their birthdays on Sunday, March 3… Laymi Grace BECK and Jarodd TODD are both looking forward …

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