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Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 16 - December 20, 2013

Click HERE for the Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 16 - December 20, 2013.

Steel Girders To Be Set Over US 17 Bypass/SC 707 Intersection for the Southbound Bridge

Conway, South Carolina – Steel girders for the south bound bridge will be set over the US 17 Bypass/SC 707 and Farrow Parkway intersection starting on Monday, December 16, from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. and continuing the same hours the evening of Tuesday, December 17. If work cannot be completed during this time period, the same operation will continue on Wednesday evening.    

During this time period, motorists will be able to travel north and south bound on US 17 Bypass, however no left turns will be allowed from US 17 Bypass at the intersection of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway. Motorists traveling on SC 707 and Farrow Parkway when approaching the intersection will not be allowed to travel through the intersection or make left turns. Only right turns will be allowed off of SC 707 and Farrow Parkway onto US 17 Bypass.     

The recommended access for south bound US 17 Bypass and SC 707 wanting to go east on Farrow Parkway would be to use the US 17/SC 544 Interchange. The recommended access for north bound US 17 and Farrow Parkway wanting to go west on SC 707 would be to use the Fantasy Harbour/US 17 Interchange. The alternative detours/routes are placed on signage throughout the vicinity of the project.     

Once this work is complete the same operation and traffic patterns will be done when the steel girders are set for the north bound bridge, which will be announced at a later date.


South Carolina Deadline to Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans is December 30

Atlanta, GA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses in South Carolina that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations for damages due to the Windsor Green Condo Complex fire in Myrtle Beach on March 16, 2013. 

“Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest loans from the SBA are urged to do so before the Dec. 30 deadline,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) up to $2 million are available at 2.875 percent for private non-profit organizations of all sizes and 4 percent for small businesses, with terms up to 30 years. The loans are intended to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other expenses that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred.  To be considered for this assistance, eligible entities need to apply by the deadline. 

These EIDLs are available to small businesses and most private non-profit organizations in Dillon, Georgetown, Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina; Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson counties in North Carolina. 

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website

To obtain disaster loan information and application forms, call the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or send an email to  Loan application forms can also be downloaded. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155. 

The deadline for economic injury applications is December 30, 2013.

Food Truck Survey & Public Meeting

Should Food Trucks be allowed in Horry County? To voice your opinion, please take our brief SURVEY.     

Also,  a Public Input Meeting concerning Food Trucks in Horry County will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at 3:00 pm in Conf. Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Building.        

For more information, contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for December 9 - December 13, 2013

Click HERE for Horry County Government's Weekly Update for the week of December 9, 2013.