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2013 County Council Chair General Election Temporary Precinct Move

Conway, South Carolina –To better facilitate voters, Horry County Registration and Elections has, for this election only, moved two precincts as follows:
  • Jackson Bluff Precinct will be moved to Centenary Methodist Church located at 1527 Highway 544, Conway.
  • Ocean Drive Precinct #2 will be moved to Lakeside Baptist Church located at 615 11th Avenue North, North Myrtle Beach.
Voters are reminded that the election date for the 2013 County Council Chair General Election is Tuesday, April 30, 2013, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Registered voters will be required to show any one of five forms of identification in order to vote: South Carolina driver’s license, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles identification card, voter’s registration card with picture, Federal military identification with picture or a United States passport.

The last day to vote absentee in the Horry County Registration and Elections Office is Monday, April 29, 2013. The Horry County Registration and Elections Office is located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway. (Absentee voting requirements are below.) Keep in mind that there is no EARLY voting in South Carolina.

For further information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.



Stormfest 2013 Set For Saturday, April 13th

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management, the City of Myrtle Beach and the National Weather Service will host StormFest 2013 on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ticketreturn.com Field, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. This event is free and open to the public.

This family-fun event will feature storm and safety related displays/booths to include Horry County and Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue, the American Red Cross, the Children’s Museum of South Carolina, Horry County Solid Waste Authority, Horry Electric, and the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and more.

Displays will be located throughout Ticketreturn.com field and will feature apparatus from Horry County and Myrtle Beach Fire Departments, the Horry County Animal Care Center adoption trailer, Myrtle Beach Police Beach Patrol vehicles, the Horry County Bomb Squad and much more!

Kid activities will be scattered throughout the park and will include thumbprint bookmarks, beanbag toss, meet the lineman (children can get in the Horry Electric truck bucket with a hard hat and parents can take their pictures), Myrtle Beach Fire safety room, playground, bounce houses, and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ mascot, Splash, will even make an appearance!


Sheriff's Office To Co-Host Shred Event To Protect Against Identity Theft

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that will be located at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. The goal this year is to shred 12,000 lbs. of paper!

Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

One of the biggest ways to protect you against identity theft is to shred personal information. You can also adopt a “need to know” approach to your personal data. For example, the more information you put on your checks like social security number and home phone number, the more chances that information could land in the hands of a criminal.

If you are traveling, have your mail held at your local post office or ask a trusting neighbor to collect your mail while you are away. Also, check your financial information regularly, and look for what should be there and what shouldn’t.

For more information about identity theft and how to protect yourself, go to the United States Department of Justice website at http://www. justice.gov/criminal. For more information on the upcoming shred event, contact AARP South Carolina at 866.389.5655.


County Invites Softball Teams to Play in Open Bracket During Annual County Employee Softball Tournament

Conway, South Carolina - Horry County Government has created an open bracket for non-county employees to participate in its annual Relay for Life “Swinging for a Cure” County Employee Softball Tournament.

This is the fourth year for this tournament where Horry County Government has held a softball tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Historically, the tournament was open to teams consisting of Horry County employees and their immediate family members. This year, the committee is opening a second bracket consisting of any softball team that wishes to enter. The only requirement is that the players must be at least 18 years of age.

Horry County is looking for six teams to participate in this open bracket. The tournament will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Horry County baseball fields on International Drive in the Carolina Forest area. It is a double elimination tournament and will be an all day event. The entry fee for the tournament is $250 and all proceeds will go towards the American Cancer Society’s Conway/Aynor Relay for Life.

For more information or to secure a spot, please contact Sgt. Robert Kegler of the Horry County Police Department at 915-8085. The deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, April 17.


RFP Selection to be Made for Horry County Museum Mural

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) 2012-13-054 to create a custom hand painted mural for the new Horry County Museum. The recommendation will be made on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.


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