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Horry County Government Weekly Update for February 23-February 27, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events and releases for the week of February 23-February 27, 2015.

Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeking Applicants for Boards & 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. 

  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Loris Community Hospital Board

Individuals interested in serving should call Connie Turner @ (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM or email her at to request a board application and the South Carolina Governor’s background check application.  The deadline for applications is March 6, 2015.

Notice of Special Election

Conway, South Carolina - A special referendum election for the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.  Below is the referendum question regarding the Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire District:


May the Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District raise its millage cap from 10 mills to 14 mills in order to provide for additional fire protection in the District and to build a fourth fire station?

The following precincts and polling places will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.:

PRECINCTS                                      POLLING PLACES

Burgess #1                                        St. James Elementary School

Burgess #2                                        Burgess Community Center

Burgess #3                                        St. James Middle School

Garden City #1                                 Garden City Baptist Church

Garden City #2                                 Garden City Fire Station

Garden City #3                                 Seaside Elementary School

Garden City #4                                 Magnolia Grove Clubhouse

At 9:00 a.m. on Election Day, the Horry County Election Commission will begin its examination of the absentee ballot return envelopes at 1515 4th Ave, Conway.

On Thursday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m. the Horry County Board of Canvassers will hold a hearing to determine the validity of all provisional ballots cast in this election.  This hearing will be held at the Horry County Elections Office located at 1515 4th Ave, Conway.


RFP Selection to Be Made for Employee Background Checks

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) 2014-15-013 for employee background checks. The recommendation will be made on Tuesday, February 24, at 8:30 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.

Conway Library to Close Temporarily

Conway, South Carolina – The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will close Thursday, February 26, 2015, through Monday, March 2, 2015, for the installation of new carpeting.

During the closure, patrons are encouraged to stop by one of the nine other branches located in Aynor, Bucksport, Carolina Forest, Green Sea/Floyds, Little River, Loris, North Myrtle Beach, Socastee or Surfside.  Patrons can also visit the Horry County Memorial Library's website for times, directions, and more information on the branches.
For more information or questions, please contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administration Office at 843-915-5285.