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Local Teen Convicted of Attempted Murder & Carjacking


Conway, South Carolina—On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, before The Honorable Edward B. Cottingham in Horry County General Sessions Court, 19-year-old Defendant Ancel Ramon Harris (“Harris”) plead guilty to Attempted Murder and Carjacking.    

These charges stem from an incident that occurred on King Street in the Myrtle Beach area of Horry County, South Carolina, on the night of Monday October 15, 2012.  The victim offered to provide Harris and Harris’ accomplice (“codefendant”) a ride to the incident location.  Upon arrival, Harris robbed the victim at gunpoint obtaining his money, cell phone and car.  Harris then ordered the victim to walk towards the wooded area near the incident location.  When the victim refused, Harris fired one shot towards the victim and his gun jammed.  The victim was not injured.  Harris and codefendant then fled the scene in the victim’s car.   

Subsequently, the victim walked to a nearby Carolina Trust bank to call the police.  Around two hours later, responding officers located Harris and codefendant with the victim’s car in Atlantic Beach.  Harris was positively identified by the victim and charged with Attempted Murder and Carjacking.    

Following his guilty plea this past Tuesday, Judge Cottingham sentenced Harris to serve 15 years on each charge concurrently.  Attempted Murder and Carjacking are both considered “violent” and “most serious” offenses under South Carolina law.  That means Harris must be incarcerated for 85% of his sentence before he has any possibility of parole or release.   

For questions, please contact Assistant Solicitor Josh Holford at (843) 915-5460.   



Running Dead 5k Race

Conway, South Carolina - The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department, the Coastal Carolina University Recreation and Sport Management Programming and Event Planning class, and the Grand Strand Running Club present the Running Dead 5k to be held on November 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hulk Trail on Frontage Road B-2 in Myrtle Beach.


The 5k-race, which is planned by Coastal Carolina University students, is set in a zombie apocalyptic world on the Day of the Dead.  Runners will race through a challenging woodland trail trying to “survive” by avoiding zombies and making it to the finish line with their lives.  Their lives will be represented by a flag football belt that they will run with and the zombie will try to snatch.   

The first 100 participants to register will be provided with a t-shirt and a medal.  Prizes will be provided to the top three male and three female finishers who finish with their belts and also the top three male and females finisher who finish as undead.  In addition to the race an after-party will be held at Murphy’s Law in Carolina Forest immediately after the race.  Soft drinks and boneless wings will be provided.  On-line registration and fee information are available HERE.   

For more information, please contact Don Rockey at 843-349-4040 or

Horry County Weekly Update for 10.21.13-10.25.13

Click HERE to download Horry County Government's Weekly Update for October 21-October 25, 2013.

Horry County Fire Rescue First Annual Cup of Joe Event

Conway, South Carolina — Horry County Fire Rescue will host its first ever “Cup of Joe” program on this upcoming Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2013).  The purpose of this program is to reach out into our communities and invite prior service, retirees, and veterans to visit one of the nineteen participating fire stations within our county to meet our crews, share a cup of coffee, and build relationships.


Our staff is excited about this program and we believe it will built strength in our department and communities. Although we respect all those whom we are sworn to serve, what better way to show our appreciation to those in our community who have served our Nation in times of peace and war than to invite them into our buildings and honor them for their enlistment.   

Please come and join us from 7:00am to 9:00am on November 11th for A Cup of Joe at the following locations: 

  • STATION 01 - SOCASTEE 5038 LaFon Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 
  • STATION 02 - LITTLE RIVER 4371 Baker Street Little River, SC 29566 
  • STATION 03 - BUCKSPORT 7657 Highway 701 South Conway, SC 29527   
  • STATION 04 - FORESTBROOK 693 Forestbrook Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29579   
  • STATION 06 - FINKLEA 3471 Highway 917 Loris, SC 29569   
  • STATION 07 - LAKE ARROWHEAD 10228 Kings Road Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   
  • STATION 08 - JUNIPER BAY 6700 Juniper Bay Road Galivants Ferry, SC 29544   
  • STATION 15 - BAYBORO 4368 S. Green Sea Rd Aynor, SC 29511   
  • STATION 18 - STEPHENS 107 Highway 57 North Little River, SC 29566   
  • STATION 20 - SCIPIO 9620 Scipio Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29588   
  • STATION 23 - UNIVERSITY 300 Victory Lane Conway, SC 29526   
  • STATION 24 - AYNOR 640 9TH Avenue Aynor, SC 29511   
  • STATION 27 - ALLENS 2501 Bay Water Drive Aynor, SC 29511   
  • STATION 34 - RED BLUFF 7552 Highway 905 South Longs, SC 29568   
  • STATION 39 - CAROLINA FOREST 671 Carolina Forest Blvd Myrtle Beach, SC 29579   
  • STATION 40 - HICKORY GROVE 3316 Old Reeves Ferry Road Conway, SC 29526   
  • STATION 41 - IRON SPRINGS 2930 Fair Bluff Road Green Sea, SC 29545   
  • STATION 43 - LEES LANDING 2215 Highway 90 Conway, SC 29526   
  • STATION 46 – Pitch Landing 1720 Pitch Landing Road Conway, SC 29527   
  • STATION 45 – CAROLINA BAYS 790 International Drive Myrtle Beach, SC 29579    

Pet Vaccination Clinic November 2013

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 25 November 2013, 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:

            Distemper/Parvo (canine)                              $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Bordatella  (canine)                                       $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Rabies   (canine & feline)                              $10--must be at least 4-months old

            Microchip (canine & feline)                            $15--must be at least 8-weeks old

            Rhinotracheitis/Calici  (feline)                        $10--must be at least 8-weeks old

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 will be holding these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions Friday, November 1, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in.  Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done.  The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out.  For this event, adoption fees will be discounted to just $40 for dogs (normally $80) and $25 (normally $50) for cats which includes spaying/neutering, vaccines including Rabies, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping.  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 clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.