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Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 21-25, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of November 21-25, 2016.

Funeral for Unclaimed Remains to be Held

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Coroner’s Office will host a funeral service for the cremated remains of 72 unclaimed deceased persons on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 12 p.m. at the Rose Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery located at the corner of Highway 378 and Grainger Road in Conway.  The funeral is open to the public. 

The burial of the unclaimed remains was a four-year project of local Girl Scout Ingram Cox.  It was also made possible by the support of the Goldfinch Funeral Home, the McMillian-Small Funeral Home, Bruce & Son Grave Service, Doric Vaults and the City of Conway.  

For more information, contact the Horry County Coroner’s Office at 843-915-5110.

Aynor Library Closed Temporarily (UPDATE-Power has been restored and the library is open)

Conway, South Carolina – Due to a power outage, the Aynor branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
During the closure, patrons are encouraged to visit the Horry County Memorial Library’s other nine locations throughout Horry County.
For a list of locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online at or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.

Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted

Conway, South Carolina –Due to improved conditions and effective immediately, the outdoor burning ban for all unincorporated Horry County has been lifted. Horry County Fire Rescue will continue to monitor conditions and may re-impose the ban at a later date if conditions deteriorate. 

Horry County Government has a policy allowing it to institute an outdoor burning ban whenever there's a statewide red flag alert or if weather conditions appear conducive to wildfires.  

For more information, contact Horry County Fire Rescue at (843) 915-5190.

Horry County IT/GIS to Fly Beaches with Drones

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County IT/GIS Department will begin a project using drones to fly the beach. The project will provide baseline data and contours for the entire length of the beach. The data will be the basis for future erosion/renourishment projects undertaken along the coast. 

The goal of this project will be to fly the beach (dunes to low tide) to provide a baseline for future comparisons. The imagery will be used to create hill shades and extract contours using ArcGIS. After future storm events, the beach areas will be re-flown and comparison models will be done to calculate beach erosion. The data collected will also be used for documentation purposes. 

The current condition of the beach reflects significant erosion as a result of the 2015 storm and 2016 Hurricane Matthew. The baseline data will be collected and processed. When the beach is renourished, the beach will also be re-flown and baseline data will be maintained in the event of future storms.

The County’s flight planning schedules will be posted to the County’s website. 

Horry County anticipates flying the entire beach beginning in the November 2016 timeframe for this project.

Drone Flight Schedule  
Nov 14-17 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nov 28-30 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dec 12-16 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Jan 9-13 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Jan 23-27 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM