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Prince is following in father’s footsteps

Rome Prince, son of current Horry County Councilman W. Paul Prince, is following in his father’s footsteps as he will file to run for the seat for District 9 on the Horry County Council. Although he is seeking election to this seat, he will combine his father’s wisdom with his own fresh and unique perspective to best serve the people of Loris and surrounding areas. Prince said, “I have watched for most of my life the progress that has been made in our county;” he continued, “I will bring a fresh and unique perspective with my own set of leadership …

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Chamber holds talent showcase

The Loris Chamber of Commerce held the 8th Annual Talent Show at the Loris High School auditorium on Saturday, Feb.1, at 3 p.m. Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Queen Logan Knutson and Miss Loris Bog-Off Festival Teen Kaitlyn Courtney were the emcees for the day.  Knutson and Courtney presented the 37 performances of dance, solo dance and singing.  Miss Loris Bog-Off, Carroll Young, was selling tickets for the 50/50 give-away. The three judges were Blair Gasque, Samantha Bryson and Angie Gattis.  Susan Ward was the auditor for the performances. The many talented participants are Youth Division ages 5 to 10 years …

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Municipal Court of Loris hires new clerk

 With a new administration and new mayor and two crucial resignations within the last year the City of Loris is making changes for the better. On Monday, Feb. 3, Keith Massey was at his post ready for training and working with Jenna Winborne to become more familiar with the job. Keith Massey has accepted the position of Clerk of Court for the Municipal Court in Loris.  He has 13 years of experience in law enforcement and has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business Administration from Columbia College and has an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. …

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Grievance Committee members announced

Loris City Hall has announced the six member Grievance Committee to include Tonsheka Wilson, Esau Johnson, James Bellamy, Ken Grate, Rick Green and Gwendolyn Gerald. Council approved the committee members at the Tuesday, Jan. 14, city council meeting. The committee consists of a combination of employees of the city and citizens in Loris who have been appointed by the city administrator to volunteer their time to be a part of the committee. The standing committee is formed to receive grievances from employees who feel they have been wrongfully terminated from their position with the city of Loris. A hearing is …

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A farewell luncheon for Kenya Wright

A farewell luncheon was prepared for Kenya Wright’s last day at city hall. Coworkers spent their lunchtime sharing fun memories spent working together as a team. Wright tendered her resignation effective Friday, Jan. 17. She is exploring a new endeavor using her creative talents.  L-R Kenya Wright, Corey Wright, Joan Griffin, Deborah Cannon, Jenna Winborne, Esau Johnson Amanda Causey and Tonsheka Wilson.

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Edmunds GovTech will provide software to city

The Loris City council unanimously approved the purchase of a new accounting software that will give the city utilization of one software to entire accounting information. Dennis Drozdak, interim city administrator, addressed council to promote the purchase of the software totaling $103,775.20 stating that the software was needed “yesterday”. The software is being provided by Edmunds Gov Tech. The software will be efficient and more user friendly within the departments to better track the expenditures in each department; Drozdak will be able to compile the data entered into one software to provide the city council with more accurate financial reports. …

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Chamber welcomes new members

The Loris Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome its newest members. They are: Carolina Dental Care – Lacey Spiguzza, 4004 Bayboro Street, Loris, S.C.  29569, 843-756-2273 phone. They offer dentistry, oral surgery, cleanings, peno, root canals, cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry. Beach Business Solutions, LLC – Maria Denney, Longs, S.C.  29568, 843-516-2077 phone, beachbusinesssolutions18@gmail.com. Maria offers remote accounting, tax preparation and payroll services.

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