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Horry County Government Weekly Update for September 26 - September 30, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of September 26-30, 2016.

Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.

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 encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. 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 other 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) 448-1580.

South Carolina Election Commission Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8th General Election

Contact: Chris Whitmire, (803) 734-9070 or email.

SEC Urges Voters to Prepare for November 8 General Election

Governor Nikki Haley declares September 2016 as Voter Education Month

Columbia, South Carolina (September 21, 2016) – State and local voter registration and elections officials are using the month of September to encourage voters to prepare for the November 8 General Election.

"During the month of September, election officials across the State of South Carolina are focused on encouraging voters to register to vote or update their addresses, educating voters on what they need to bring with them to the polls, and helping voters learn more about what offices and candidates will be on their ballot before they get to the voting booth," Andino said.

"There are approximately 3 million registered voters in South Carolina, however, there are an additional 700,000 citizens who are eligible but not registered," Andino said.  Voters have until October 8 to register so they can vote in the November 8 General Election.  Any eligible citizen with a driver's license or DMV ID card can register to vote online at  Voters can also download a voter registration by mail application or register to vote at their county elections office, or at a number of state and local government agencies.

“We want voters to be ready to vote,” Andino said.  “Updating your address, knowing where to vote, having the right ID, and reviewing your sample ballot are all keys to having a smooth election day process.”  Historically, voter turnout in presidential elections has been as high as 76%.  This will likely to result in lines at polling places.  Andino continued, “Election officials need to be ready to handle high turnout, but voters can also help by doing their part.

Here are some simple steps voters can take to get ready to vote in the General Election:

  • Register to Vote – Online voter registration is available at
  • Check your registration at – Make sure your registration is active and your address is up to date.  
  • Update your address – You can update your address using online voter registration. 
  • Review your sample ballot – Review your sample ballot at so you are ready to vote once you get to the booth 
  • Make sure you bring proper ID

Here's what voters need to know about Photo ID: 

  • If you are registered to vote and already have a driver's license, a DMV ID, a passport, or a federal military ID, you are ready to vote.  Be sure to bring your Photo ID with you to the polls.  
  • If you don't have one of those photo IDs, you can help streamline your voting process by getting one before election day.  You can get a free Photo ID from your county elections office or any DMV location. 
  • If you can't get a Photo ID before election day, be sure to bring your non-photo voter registration card with you to the polls.  This will allow you to sign an affidavit stating you had an impediment to obtaining a Photo ID.  You can then vote a provisional ballot that will count, unless your affidavit is proven to be false.

For more information on Voter Education Month activities and other issues related to voter registration and elections, visit or your county registration and elections office.

Horry County Weekly Update for September 19- 23, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of September 19-23, 2016.


Conway, South Carolina – Due to inclement weather this week, the Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System has rescheduled to have its front (Main Street side) parking lot resealed and striped on Monday, September 19, 2016, and Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  During this period, the parking lot will be inaccessible to patrons.  The rear parking lot (Laurel Street side) will be open but has limited parking.  The Conway Library will be open as normal during the process.

Please contact the Horry County Memorial Library System Administrative Offices at 843-915-5285 for any questions.