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On March 22, 2019
in County News
Conway, South Carolina-The Horry County Register of Deeds Department will move to new recording software April 1, 2019. This project had its genesis in the fall of 2015 with preliminary budget requests. The new updated software replaces a system that has been in use since 2006.
This update is part of a larger Capitol Improvement Project (CIP) adopted by County Council to modernize the Register of Deeds office. In addition to the new software, a digitization and imaging project was also approved. The initial imaging has been completed and the database of images are having final improvements made with indexing of the images to commence after. When those images are added to our existing database of images, our entire registry of deeds and plats back to 1801 will be available to the public.
Currently, images are only available back to a certain date and users must utilize records in formats like hard copy books, microfilm, and microfiche. These formats are becoming more expensive to provide and must be accessed in person at the office in Conway. Like the existing digital database, the newly digitized records will be available remotely via the internet and the County website which will allow for much wider access to land records.
The new software is named Acclaim and is a product of Harris Recording Solutions. It is more compatible with new computers and is built to include an improved web version for clients. The new software is also streamlined to save time for Register of Deeds staff and to work more efficiently with e-recording software, allowing for the recording of documents without the need to visit the office in person. To prepare for the rollout, the software vendor conducted training classes.
As the conversion is completed the normal schedule will be modified for the business day on Friday, March 29, 2019, and will return with all services available at the start of business on Monday, April 1, 2019.
March 29, 2019, Schedule:
Some remote access services may return over the weekend of March 30-31 with all services, including functioning as normal Monday, April 1, 2019.
It is anticipated that changes noticed by the public will be minimal and that the end result will be a recording process that is more streamlined and better able to function with existing software. New services and access to a larger portion of the registry will also be beneficial as other parts of this improvement project become accessible to the public.
For more information, contact the Horry County Register of Deeds Office at (843) 915-5430.
On March 18, 2019
in County News, Public Safety
Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission, which can be located at http://www.state.sc.us/forest/fire.htm. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.
We remind our citizens that where the burn ban is not in place, we ask their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.
On March 16, 2019
in County News, Public Safety
Due to Weather Conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. This ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity and windy conditions. Any and all outdoor burning, included permitted burns, are strictly prohibited during the ban, and those involved in any open burning would be in violation of the law.
For more information on the status of the burn ban, visit horrycounty.org.
On March 15, 2019
in Weekly Update
Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, releases, and road construction for the week of March 18-22, 2019.
On March 15, 2019
in Animal Care Center, County News, Events
Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center (HCACC) will hold a vaccination clinic, April 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway. The following services will be offered:
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 also holds low-cost spay/neuter clinics, which are open to all residents of Horry County. The cost for cats is $50 and dogs are $80 (discounted fees are available for residents receiving government assistance). Contact the HCACC at for more information or to make an appointment.
To help homeless animals find loving homes, the HCACC offers discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. The discounted fee typically includes spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and microchipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.
To view animals currently available for adoption, stray intakes or for more information on the monthly clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.
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