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On February 17, 2017
in County News, Events, General
Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.
The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email.
On December 12, 2016
in Animal Care Center, Events, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Animal Care Center wants to give all homeless pets in the shelter the best gift of all this Christmas, a Home for the Holidays! From now until December 22, 2016, all adoption fees have been slashed to just $20! Available pets have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, felines have been tested for FELV/FIV and canines over six months have been tested for heartworms. Also, all pets have been microchipped and are on flea and heartworm prevention.
To view homeless animals currently awaiting a Home for the Holidays, visit our webpage and “like” us on Facebook. For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172.
On December 9, 2016
in Animal Care Center, Events, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 10 January 2017, 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:
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 also holds low cost spay/neuter clinics. These clinics are open to all residents of Horry County 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). Contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172 for more information or to have your pet spayed/neutered.
To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.
To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination or spay/neuter clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.
On November 29, 2016
in Airport, Emergencies, Events, General, Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s ability to respond to a mass casualty/fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Horry County Department of Airports, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department.
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport. The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or access in those locations.
The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash. The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.
On November 23, 2016
in Events, General
Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful will recognize volunteer groups, individuals, and partners for their efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street in Conway.
The recipients of the 2016 Awards are as Follows:
Outstanding Business Award Gator Bait Adventures
Outstanding Non-Profit Award Loris Garden Club
Wildlife Action Inc.
Outstanding School Award Burgess Elementary School
River Oaks Elementary School
Seaside Elementary School
Outstanding Community Award City of Conway Parks & Recreation
Beautify Carolina Forest
Beautification Award Yaupon Garden Club
Achievement in Waste Reduction Dixie Anderson, SCDOT
Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe
Outstanding Litter Prevention
Program Waccamaw Riverkeeper – Cleanup Local Waterways Initiative
Outstanding Leadership in
Litter Prevention Gary Logue
Horry County Litter Control
For more information on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, contact Nancy Tindal at 843-915-5340.
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