News and Announcements

Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.


Horry County News and Announcements

rss

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

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, and releases for the week of October 20-24, 2014.



Quarterly Employee Awards Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County announced the three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards, and a winner from each of the three divisions was chosen.

Devan Shelley, Appraiser Analyst for the Horry County Assessor’s Office, won the Administration Division Quarterly Award for invaluable assistance in getting the tax roll built and finalized to allow the assessment notices to be sent out on time.  This is the first reassessment that was finalized under the new system and Ms. Shelley oversaw the scheduling of every aspect of the reassessment.  She coordinated with the various sections of the Assessor’s Office to ensure that everyone was aware of deadlines.  Devan also performed nightly updates, often from home, to ensure that everything remained on schedule.  Ms. Shelley also worked closely with the Horry County Information Technologies & GIS Office to ensure all information technology functions were performed.  Devan’s amazing work ethic and attention to detail guaranteed a successful reassessment.

Cory Bellamy, Environmental Technician for Horry County Beach & Street/Roadside Litter, won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for his consistent willingness to assist however and wherever needed.  Cory started as a custodian for the Horry County Animal Care Center where he cared for the animals and promoted adoptions.  He filled a vacant position at the front desk where his knowledge of the animals and adoption process were invaluable.  When the Roadside Litter program was being developed, Cory rose to the challenge.  Since he had previous experience as a temporary employee, he was an excellent fit for the program.  He transports a team and equipment to the assigned area and cleans the roadway in a safe and efficient manor.  Mr. Bellamy has exceeded all expectations with his flexibility and positive attitude.  He is a model employee and an asset to Horry County.

Tammy Stevens, Business Analyst for Horry County Public Works, won the Infrastructure & Regulation Division Quarterly Award for her effort to collect, interpret and process Horry County Public Works’ disaster response documentation after the 2014 ice storms.  Through her diligence, Tammy has submitted requests for assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for over $697,000 just for Public Works’ response.  Each Public Works employee’s time and equipment use had to be documented in 15 minute increments.  Each piece of equipment utilized had to have its serial number documented along with the hours of use.  Ms. Stevens spent many nights, weekends, and holidays working on this exhaustive document with no complaints.  Tammy exemplifies the ideal employee.

These three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards received $250, a designated parking space, a certificate of achievement, and are eligible for the Employee of the Year Award of $1,000.

Other outstanding nominees were:

  • Tabitha Barfield-Veteran’s Affairs
  • Vicki Bell-Business License
  • Tyrone Graham-Maintenance
  • Maurice Livingston-Detention
  • Hannah Nethken-911
  • Matthew Petty-Airport
  • Kym Wilkerson-Planning
  • Tammy Wilson-Fleet

The Employee Quarterly Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.



Upcoming 2014 General Election Scheduled for November 4

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Registration and Elections would like to remind registered voters that the election date for the 2014 General Election is Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, November 3, 2014. The Horry County Registration and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Keep in mind that there is no EARLY voting in South Carolina.

Voters are encouraged to review their voter registration information to confirm any changes prior to the upcoming General Election by going to www.scvotes.org under the “Voters” tab on the left.  Also, voters unsure of their voting location should contact their county voter registration office at 843-915-5440 or log onto the State Election Commission website.

Voters can now go on www.scvotes.org and pull up their own personal sample ballots. Horry County will feature 51 different ballot styles for the General Election.

  1. Visit scvotes.org and click on "Get My Sample Ballot" in the MyscVOTES Section on the right side of the page.
  2. Enter your county, name, and date of birth to access your voter registration record.
  3. Click "View Sample Ballot."
  4. Select a party (primaries only), then click the button to download your ballot.
  5. Click "OK" to view a .pdf of your ballot.

DIRECT LINK

Polls will open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and registered voters waiting in line at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote. Registered voters will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote. Voters must show a voter’s registration card with a picture, driver’s license, a picture ID issued from the Department of Motor Vehicles, any military ID or passport. All forms of identification must be current.

Curbside voting is also available for any voter, because of a physical handicap or aged 65 or older who cannot enter the polling place may vote outside of the polling place in their car.

Unofficial results from the election will be posted on Horry County’s website immediately after the results are tallied. The results will be on the county’s homepage and will be updated every five minutes. In order to receive the latest information, users will need to hit their “Refresh” or “Reload” button. The polls will close at 7 p.m. and the results will then be tallied. Also, Horry County will be opening the Horry County Government & Justice Center multi-purpose rooms the evening of November 4, 2014, for public viewing of the results as they come in throughout the evening. Keep in mind that the polls close at 7 p.m.

Persons qualified to vote by absentee ballot:

  • Persons who will be on vacation outside their county of residence on Election Day
  • Members of the Uniformed Services or Merchant Marine, and their spouses and dependents residing with them
  • Persons who, for reasons of employment, will not be able to vote on Election Day
  • Physically disabled persons
  • Persons sixty-five (65) years of age or older
  • Persons serving as a juror in state or federal court on Election Day
  • Persons admitted to the hospital as emergency patients on day of election or within a four-day period before the election
  • Persons with a death or funeral in the family within three days before the election
  • Persons confined to a jail or pre-trial facility pending disposition of arrest or trial
  • Persons attending to sick or physically disabled persons
  • Certified poll watchers, poll managers, and county election officials working on Election Day

Procedures for voting by absentee ballot:

  • Qualified voters may vote absentee in person or by mail.
  • In Person - Visit your county voter registration office, complete an application, and cast your ballot.  You may vote absentee in person up until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3, 2014. (Horry County Registrations and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.)
  • By Mail - Step 1: Contact your county voter registration office to request an absentee ballot application.  You may make the request in person or by phone, mail, email, or fax. (Horry County Registration and Elections Office (843) 915-5440, fax (843) 915-6440)
  • Online – Step 1: Voters can also request an absentee ballot application online. Once your print and fill out the application, you can submit it by mail, fax (843) 915-6440, or email it to skipperl@horrycounty.org. Then skip to Step 4.
  • Step 2:  You will be mailed an application.
  • Step 3:  Return the completed application to your county voter registration office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014.  You may return the application in person or by mail, email, or fax. 
  • Step 4:  You will be mailed an absentee ballot.
  • Step 5:  Vote the ballot following ballot instructions and return it to your county voter registration office by 7:00 p.m. on the day of the election.  You may return the ballot in person or by mail. 


Traffic Shift on New US 17/SC 707 Interchange to Begin Sunday

October 16, 2014

 

 

Conway, South Carolina – Contractors will begin shifting traffic on the southbound bridge of the new US17 Bypass/SC707 Interchange on Sunday, October 19 at 8 p.m. The complete traffic shift for the southbound bridge will take approximately three days to complete and will be finalized on Tuesday, October 21, at 6 a.m. Motorists can expect limited nighttime (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.) lane closures southbound on US17 Bypass on October 19 and 20.

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 days 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.



Profile