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Still Time to Register for the Horry County Community Cleanup Day

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Council, in conjunction with Keep Horry County Beautiful and numerous partners, will host a countywide, volunteer litter cleanup event Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will feature 12-locations around the county where volunteers can choose to participate. Sign-in at each location will begin at 8:30 a.m. with roadside pickup to begin at 9 am to 11:30 am.  A list of the 12 locations are as follows:

  • Little River/NMB – Meeting location is the Johnny Causey Landing on Little River Neck Road
  • Carolina Forest – Meeting location is the Carolina Forest Recreation Center
  • Lake Arrowhead/Arcadian Shores – Meeting location is the Highway 17/SC 22 Interchange Boat Landing
  • Myrtle Beach – Meeting location is the Olin Blanton Building at 1201 21st Avenue North
  • Fantasy Harbour – Meeting location is Medieval Times at 2904 Fantasy Way
  • South Strand – Meeting location is the South Strand Recreation Center at 9650 Scipio Lane
  • Socastee – Meeting location is the Socastee Yacht Basin and Park (544 landing) at 4351 Peachtree Road
  • Bucksport – Meeting location is the James R. Frazier Community Center at 1370 Bucksport Road
  • CCU/Conway – Meeting location is the Baxley Hall Parking lot at CCU on University Boulevard
  • Loris – Meeting location is the Loris Nature Park at 300 Loris Lions Road
  • Green Sea/Floyds – Meeting location is the Green Sea/Floyds Library and Senior Center at 5331 Highway 9
  • Aynor – Meeting location is the Aynor United Methodist Church at 1007 Elm Street

Volunteers are invited to a post celebration party at the Myrtle Beach Speedway from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.  The litter collected at the various locations around the county will be transported and displayed at the Speedway.  There will be lunch, prizes, entertainment provided by the band Cool Hand, public safety displays, animal adoptions, and much more!

Participating agencies and partners for the event include Keep Horry County Beautiful, PalmettoPride, Coastal Carolina University, Horry County Schools, Carolina Forest Civic Association, Greater Burgess Community Association, Chicora Indian Tribe, Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, Myrtle Beach Speedway, Chick-Fil-A, the Jamestown Chefs, Cool Hand, and many more.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website.  Volunteers may follow the link to pre-register online or may download the preregistration form and mail it to Nancy Tindall, Horry County Planning & Zoning, 1301 2nd Ave, Conway, SC 29526.  Walk-ups are also welcome the day of the event and a waiver form will be provided prior to participating in the cleanup event. The public is encouraged to participate as well as church groups, civic organizations, community associations, local businesses, etc. Come out and show your support for a cleaner Horry County!

Volunteers should also download a waiver form to bring to the registration table on the day of the event. One form will be required per individual. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLEANUP EVENT WITHOUT A SIGNED WAIVER FORM!   Please note that participants who are at least 16 years of age, but under 18 years of age, must have a parent or other legal custodian sign the waiver form.  NO PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 16 YEARS WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT PRESENCE OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate and are encouraged to wear long sleeves, long pants, leather shoes or boots, and eye protection.  Trash bags, gloves, a wristband, and a brightly colored t-shirt and safety vest will be provided the day of the event.

For more information on the Horry County Community Cleanup Day, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at or 843-915-5340. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 27 - October 31, 2014

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Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the 650 Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, November 4, 2014.  The test will be held Friday, October 31, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

Traffic Shift on the New US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Interchange Bridges to Begin One Day Later Than Previously Scheduled

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Monday, October 20 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Wednesday, October 22, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass this week.

The ribbon cutting ceremony is still scheduled for Thursday, October 23, at 10 a.m. on the northbound bridge.

The traffic shift for the northbound bridge will begin on Sunday, October 26, at 8 p.m. and will have a similar schedule as the southbound bridge. The complete traffic shift for the northbound bridge will take approximately three day to complete and is expected to be finalized on Tuesday, October 28, at 6 a.m., weather permitting. Motorist can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures northbound on US17 Bypass on October 26 & 27.

The entire project will be substantially completed in November 2014 and landscaping will continue into 2015. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for October 20-24, 2014

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