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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 11-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.  

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 to and displayed at the Speedway.  There will be food, prizes, entertainment, and much more!

Participating agencies and partners for the event include Keep Horry County Beautiful, Palmetto Pride, 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, and many more.

Pre-registration is highly encouraged and available on the Horry County website: www.horrycounty.org.  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.  The public is invited 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 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 tindalln@horrycounty.org or 843-915-5340. 

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Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards and Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future. Individuals interested in serving should call Connie Turner at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and  4 p.m. or email her at turnerc@horrycounty.org to request a board application and the SC Governor’s background check application.  

  • Board of Voter Registration And Elections of Horry County
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities And Special Needs Board
  • Horry County Forestry Commission
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry County Veteran’s Affairs Officer
  • Loris Community Hospital Commission
  • South Carolina Children’s Foster Care Review Board  15-C
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Authority (The Coast RTA)

The deadline to apply is October 20, 2014.

 



Horry County Memorial Library Named 2014 Innovision Award Finalist

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Memorial Library System is the only library amongst seventeen other finalists for the 2014 InnoVision Awards.  The InnoVision Awards Program was founded in 1999 by Deloitte Development and is presented by the McNair Law Firm.  The program is dedicated to the advancement of technology in South Carolina through communication, education and recognition of the spirit of innovation and technological progress.

The Horry County Memorial Library is a finalist in the Technological Application Division that recognizes a company or organization for the innovative application of an existing technology for a product, process or service that may be utilized in the state of South Carolina. The Horry County Memorial Library’s entry involved the revamping of its website by:

  • The use of PHP, Java Script, and MYSQL to create a materials browsing program and a new arrivals wall of images that runs on a virtual webserver.  This enabled users to more easily find library materials.  Also, this allowed the library to make ebooks, selected full-text periodical databases, and their digital collections available in a single, seamless integrated experience. 
  • The creation of an application for library patrons to use on their smart phones and tablets. 
  • An embedded catalog widget on their Facebook pages. 
  • SMS messaging so users could get notices more quickly. 
  • Enhanced telephone messaging for library patrons without computer access. 
  • To assist with the promotion of library events, Google Events was added to the website which also allows staff to put information on the website directly without having to wait for an IT specialist.

Horry County Memorial Library Director, Clifton Boyer, said of being nominated, “It is an honor to be a finalist for this award and extremely satisfying that the high quality of work done by our staff is being recognized by an organization who promotes technological innovations.”

Winners will be announced at the 16th Annual Innovision Awards Dinner on November 11, 2014.

For more information, contact the Horry County Memorial Library at 843-915-5285.



Horry County Treasuers' and Auditors' Offices to Postpone Closure

Conway, South Carolina – The previous announced office closures of all Horry County Treasurer’s and Horry County Auditor’s Offices for Friday, September 12, 2014, to transition to a new tax software system has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future. All offices will be operating on a normal schedule and online internet payments for the Horry County Treasurer’s Office will also be available. 



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