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On May 3, 2019
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, and releases for the week of May 6-10, 2019.
On May 3, 2019
Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) will continue the “Secure Your Load” Tarp Giveaway campaign during the month of May. Initiated in 2017 as an effort to reduce the amount of roadside litter and debris the program focused on residents and small business owners who use their personal vehicles for hauling. The campaign is based, in part, on facts gathered from the nationwide 2016 AAA report, which stated that more than 200,000 wrecks, 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths in the previous four years had been caused by trash in the roads and objects flying off vehicles. Additionally, KHCB’s Annual Litter Index revealed and continues to show, consistently littered roadways near Solid Waste Authority Convenience Centers. Accordingly, Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Horry County Police Department will distribute free tarps, courtesy of a PalmettoPride Grant, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations (exact addresses may be found on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's website):
The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will meet May 28, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. For more information in getting involved in keeping the County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, may contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (firstname.lastname@example.org or 915-5340).
On May 1, 2019
in County News
Conway, South Carolina-Horry County will conduct ground mosquito spraying, weather permitting, in following areas on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, Loris, Green Sea, Nichols, Socastee, Burgess, Hwy 57, and Hwy 90. Spraying is typically conducted between dusk and 11 p.m.
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
To keep the honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to identify the location of their colonies by visiting the website or by calling the Horry County Road & Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000.
On April 29, 2019
in Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina (April 29, 2019)-- Effective April 30, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.
We remind our citizens that even in the time when the burn ban is not in place, we ask for their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.
On April 27, 2019
in Emergencies, Weekly Update
Due to Weather Conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and windy conditions. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
For more information on the status of the burn ban, visit horrycounty.org.
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