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Horry County News and Announcements


County Council Standing Committees for 2020

Each January, County Council votes on a vice-chairman. Also, the County Council Chairman appoints members to chair and sit on Council committees as follows:

Chairman: Johnny Gardner

Vice-Chairman: Paul Prince


Public Safety

Danny Hardee, Chairman

Gary Loftus

Al Allen

Orton Bellamy


Transportation/Economic Development

Dennis DiSabato, Chairman

Bill Howard

Gary Loftus

Cam Crawford


Infrastructure & Regulation

Al Allen, Chairman

Bill Howard

Paul Prince

Danny Hardee



Johnny Vaught, Chairman

Harold Worley

Tyler Servant

Orton Bellamy    


Click HERE to view our meeting calendar or HERE to contact County Council.

Upcoming Meetings for January 20-24, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 20, 2020

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Board of Architectural Review

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 2:30 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


County Council

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


Memorial Libary Board of Trustees

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

Library Administration, 1008 5th Avenue, Conway

Click here to view and download the agenda.

Horry County Offices To Close For Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday. Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

Horry County Board of Registration & Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the tabulator and scanner which will be used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, February 29, 2020. The test will be held Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 8:30 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.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, February 6, 2020, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The Clinic will offer the following services:

  • Distemper/Parvo                $10--dogs at least 8-weeks old
  • Bordatella                           $10--dogs at least 8-weeks old
  • Rabies                                $10--dogs and cats at least 4-months old
  • Microchip                           $15--dogs and cats at least 8-weeks old
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici         $10—cats at least 8-weeks old

Dogs and cats are both welcome; dogs must be on a hand-held leash and cats must be in a pet carrier.

The Animal Care Center holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics that are open to Horry County residents for pet dogs and cats. The cost for cats is $50 ($20 for residents receiving government assistance) and dogs are just $80 ($40 for residents receiving government assistance).

To view animals currently available for adoption or for more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow them on Facebook, or visit the website.