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Country Music Summer Concert

The country music singer, The Taylor Richardson Band, played for a light crowd on Sunday, July 7, beginning at 2 p.m.  Jack Murphy, best known as Banana Jack with WLSC Radio, announced the band and listed the sponsors for the Summer Concert Series hosted by the Loris Chamber of Commerce.  Samantha Norris, executive director of the chamber, appreciates the residents who attended the first concert of four, the sponsors and the bands who play.  She also said that the concerts were scheduled on Sunday’s as it was the available dates for the bands to come to play.  The next concert …

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Shorty’s Grill placed its stamp on the map

Shorty’s Grill, owned and operated by Shorty, Betty, Nick, Jennifer Connor and family, has been named number five of the top nine rural restaurants to visit at the online website Only In Your State and can be read at www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/country-restaurants-sc/. Shorty and Betty Conner opened the business 40 years ago this September and through the years Shorty’s has become a popular meeting place for early morning coffee and conversation, breakfast with eggs over easy, fried, scrambled or omelets with toast and grits. Southern style cooking for lunch and dinner includes fried chicken, ham-fried rice, chicken bog, spaghetti and meatloaf, served …

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Child Empowerment program helps promote self esteem

Bethel Zion Ministries located on Main Street in Loris began a new program they call Empowerment Kids Café`. Samone Spain-Farewell and her mother, Pastor Phyllis Spain wanted to create a program that would give the children who need a place to go during the summer daytime hours. The mission is to educate and motivate the children and youth to achieve curriculum standards for their grade level; to help those in resource classes to be academically prepared to enter into a regular classroom setting. As a unit they are working collectively with the Horry County School curriculum specialists to prepare all …

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Buck Creek Foundation is selling fruits, vegetables

The Buck Creek Foundation is a nonprofit organization for teens and adults with special needs.  Their focus is harvesting independence for people with special needs with a long-term goal of building homes for these young people to be able to live on their own with limited supervision.  They would be responsible for their daily care, chores to keep their homes clean and a work schedule to give them the independence to make the decisions that they can.  Of course some of these young adults will need assistance making difficult decisions, if they are able to manage their money, pay bills …

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Dennis, Carroll compete for titles in Columbia

The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen competitions were held in Columbia this past weekend.  Ragan Dennis, Sarah Carroll, Samantha Norris and Jenn Causey traveled to Columbia with the hope of returning with another crown. Miss Loris Bog-Off Teen, Sarah Carroll, climbed to the top 15 contestants in the pageant.  This is Carroll’s second year attending the Miss South Carolina Teen competition.  In 2018 she was presented as Miss Myrtle Beach, also making the semi-finals.  In the 2019 competition she was listed in the top 15.  Carroll has a beautiful voice and presents herself well in competitions. Miss …

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Council approves Kempski’s resignation

The Loris City Council met on Monday, July 1, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m.  Mayor Todd Harrelson tapped the gavel to begin the meeting stating, “Good evening everybody and welcome to the city of Loris regular council meeting.” Present at the meeting were council members Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department directors were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, Lt. Larry Williams, Samantha Norris, Kenneth Moss and Kenya Wright. Harrelson asked Terrence Hardee to present the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance. Harrelson asked for a motion to accept the minutes of …

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Back to school supply drive is underway

The Back to School Supply Drive is a new project created by city of Loris employees Tonsheka Neal, Amanda Hawley-Causey, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne and Kenya Wright.  Wright said, “We would like to do this annually, however, it depends upon the response we get.  We will see what feedback we get and what donations are made and make adjustments to it next year.”  She said, “Our goal is to collect 150 book bags this year, and if we are able to provide just one child with a book bag filled with items we have met the need of that one …

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Main Street repaving is complete

City administrator Damon Kempski announced at the council meetings that Main Street is scheduled for repaving from Broad Street to Loris Elementary School.  On Thursday, June 20, Palmetto Corp. of Conway began scraping the street of the old pavement.  Paving began on Thursday, June 20, and will be complete on Wednesday June 26. Traffic has been redirected and single lanes were open for cars traveling on Main Street.  Residents will be pleased with the results as there will be no more potholes and front-end alignments of their vehicles.

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Part of building collapses

Photos by Trudie’s Treasures This was taken minutes after the collapse showing all the materials located on the sidewalk and in the street.

On Monday shortly after 1 p.m. the awning and side of the building of the former Mystic Motion located on the corner of Main Street and Railroad Avenue collapsed.  The building had been undergoing renovations from damages caused by previous hurricanes when the wall fell.  Main Street was blocked off shortly after the collapse and remained closed until Tuesday afternoon. This was taken minutes after the collapse showing all the materials located on the sidewalk and in the street. Photos By Trudie’s Treasures

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