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Suggs has served city for 26 years

Serving the citizens of Loris is nothing new for veteran city councilman Michael Suggs who is seeking to become the city’s next mayor. First elected in 1993, Suggs is in his 26th year as a member of council and for 10 of those years served as mayor pro-tem, presiding over city council meetings and handling mayoral duties in the absence of the mayor. During his tenure, Suggs has had the opportunity to serve on each of the city council’s standing committees gaining insight into the operation of all city departments. He has also received training through the Municipal Association of …

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Town Talk

EVERYONE is reminded to get out and vote on Tuesday, June 11, for a new mayor of Loris…BAYBORO BAPTIST CHURCH will hold Vacation Bible School from Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13, at 7 p.m. nightly…CHERRY HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH wil have a Family Fun Day-End of School Bash on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m…Michael LOWMAN getting the rubber bands and labels back in stock…A grand opening for the new Horry County Fire Rescue Aynor STATION was held on Wednesday, June 5…Payton TODD and Breanna BARFIELD are both celebrating their birthdays on Friday, June 7…Alexis STALVEY, Amy SUGGS …

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Harrelson urges residents to vote on Tuesday

Todd Harrelson, acting mayor and mayor pro-tem, is urging registered voters to come to the polls on Tuesday, June 11, to vote in the run-off election between Mike Suggs and himself. Harrelson and Suggs were one vote shy of a tie; Harrelson received 183 votes and Suggs received 182 votes in the Tuesday, May 22, election for mayor. The Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, made the official announcement on Thursday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Building. Harrelson stated that his vision for Loris is to grow by bringing in more businesses and continue the …

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Council approves agreement between Loris, Myrtle Beach

The Loris City Council met on Monday, June 3, at the American Legion Hall at 6 p.m. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Terrence Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi.  Department heads present were Damon Kempski, city administrator, Brandon Harrelson, code enforcement and public works director, Loris Police Chief Gary Buley, Kenneth Moss, city attorney, and Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer. The meeting was opened by Todd Harrelson, acting mayor, asking for the invocation and the pledge of allegiance.  He then asked to approve the minutes of the Monday, May 6, meeting. The vote …

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Mayoral election continues on June 11

The Loris mayoral election ended at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28. The candidates and family members as well as their supporters filled the seats at the Public Safety Building where the Election Committee, Venson Powers and Melzetta Gore, opened the provisional boxes, tallied the votes for each candidate and announced the absentee votes. The candidates vying for mayor for the city were Jeannie Tyler-Fox, Joan Gause, Mike Suggs and Todd Harrelson. The West Precinct residents voted as follows, Fox 5, Gause 56, Suggs 31 and Harrelson 58. In the East Precinct the count was Fox 9, Gause 8, Suggs …

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Auditors present their findings

The Loris City Council met on Wednesday, May 22, at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall for the express purpose to discuss the audit from the year 2015-16. Present at the meeting were Joan Gause, Lewis Hardee, Todd Harrelson, Mike Suggs and Jan Vescovi; Terrence Hardee was not present.  Also present was Kenya Wright, city clerk and treasurer and Damon Kempski, city administrator.  Department Heads present were Brandon Harrelson, Tom Cocke, LPD Chief Gary Buley, LPD Lt. Larry Williams and Samantha Norris. The meeting began with a prayer by Todd Harrelson and the pledge of allegiance.  Harrelson introduced Grant …

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GSF High School honors Army JROTC students

On Friday, May 24 Green Sea Floyds High School held its annual awards ceremony for their students enrolled in the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program. North Myrtle Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10804 has been a part of this awards program for the last few years and has presented VFW awards to deserving students nominated by their Army instructors. This year incoming Post 10804 Commander Kevin Rorer and post member Bill La Monte were on hand to present the post’s annual Outstanding Youth Cadet Award to a student nominated by the school’s Senior Army Instructor, …

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City thanks LPD with special events

National Police week began on Sunday, May 12, recognizing the police officers across the nation for their service and bowing their heads for those who lost their lives in the line of duty.  In Loris the city administration and Loris Police Department gathered at the flags between Railroad Avenue and Meeting Street to lower the flags to half-staff.  Kenya Wright, Damon Kempski, Todd Harrelson, Chief Gary Buley and Officer Allen Oxendine bowed their heads in prayer before lowering the city and state flags and then the American flag. The national holiday began in 1962 with President John F. Kennedy signing …

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Church establishes ‘The Underground’

By Pastor Hunter Johnson About one year ago, the Youth Council met to talk about a donation that had been made to our ministry and how we would like to use it. We began throwing around ideas of how we could accomplish “kingdom work” with the money that had been given to us. As we prayed and sought guidance an amazing idea came into focus. This idea was to take an existing space in our church that had formally been deemed “unusable” and turn it into something that could reach the students of our town. This idea began to pick …

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Artfields and Artfields Jr. Awards ceremony

Artfields and Artfields Jr. Awards ceremony was held May 4 in Lake City. In the Jr. division, they received 800 pieces of Art and only chose 200 to be in the competition. AAST–the Academy of Arts, Science, and Technology in Myrtle Beach had 3 winners in the 9th-12th grade. From left to right Will Williams, 3rd place; Art teacher from AAST Jamie Franklin;  Noah Williams, Merit Award; and Glenn Courtney, 1st place.

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