Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On August 10, 2020
in County News
The Horry County Board of Registration and Elections will conduct a routine test of the scanner which will be used to count absentee ballots on Election Day, August 18, 2020. The test will be held Friday, August 14, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at the Horry County Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.
For more information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at (843) 915-5440.
On August 7, 2020
in Weekly Update
Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Monday, August 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.
Public Safety Committee
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 9 a.m.
Parks & Open Space Board
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 12 p.m.
Transportation/Economic Development Committee
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 2 p.m.
Keep Horry County Beautiful supports #Grab a Bucket SC
Contact Keep Horry County Beautiful to grab a bucket and pick up litter in your community. You can participate by picking up one bucket of litter in your neighborhood, park, or other public space. Then put that litter in your trash or recycling bin. Date and sign the bucket with a permanent marker and pass it on to someone else who wants to join the challenge or return it to the County. Feel free to post a photo of you holding the bucket full of litter using #GrabABucketSC and #KeepHorryCountyBeautiful. Don’t forget to report your pickup to email@example.com or by calling Katie Moore at (843) 915-5340. You can pick up a bucket at the Horry County Planning & Zoning Office located in the Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue, in Conway.
Palmetto Pride (Keep South Carolina Beautiful) launched the #Grab a Bucket SC program as a statewide litter pick-up challenge. The program will continue until October 18, 2020, as it coincides with the national Great American Cleanup activities of Keep America Beautiful.
#Grab A Bucket brochure
Complete the 2020 Census Today
The 2020 Census is more than a count. Census information is used to determine funding for roads and infrastructure, education, housing, health care, public safety, and more. All you have to do is answer a few questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you. This year, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. If you haven’t already, do your part and complete the census at www.my2020census.gov.
Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:
To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.
Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.
County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.
Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.
All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.
Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.
Preliminary hearings have been canceled until further notice.
On August 6, 2020
in County News
Horry County Government will conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Monday, August 10, 2020, (inclement weather alternate date is Wednesday, August 12, 2020), between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and dusk, weather permitting in the following locations:
The Horry County Stormwater Department operates the mosquito control program and offers regular service to residents in the unincorporated area of Horry County. Anyone in the unincorporated areas can request mosquito spraying by calling the Road and Drainage Hotline at (843) 381-8000 or by using the free HCConnect App on their smartphone. To help keep our honeybee population safe, beekeepers are urged to contact Horry County Stormwater to identify the location of their colonies or fill out a no-spray zone form on our website.
The chemicals used for mosquito control spraying are approved by the EPA and pose minimal risk to humans or animals. Individuals with asthma or other respiratory illness may wish to stay indoors and close windows and doors during spraying. In addition, homegrown fruits and vegetables should be washed, scrubbed, and/or peeled before eating.
On August 4, 2020
in Closings, County News, Emergencies
The Green Sea Library branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will be closed today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020, due to a power outage.
Library patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other branches located throughout Horry County. Locations, hours, and COVID-19 limitations can be found on the Horry County Memeorial Library System's website.
On August 4, 2020
As of 2 a.m. on August 4, 2020, the Horry County Emergency Operations Center will close following Hurricane Isaias and the county will return to OPCON 3, normal daily operations. The emergency phone bank will close at 2 a.m. today as well.
Horry County Government offices will resume normal operations at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, August 4, 2020.
Horry County operates on three OPCON levels:
OPCON THREE- Normal Daily Operations
Agencies plan, train, coordinate and exercise as needed. Incidents are monitored by the county warning point and county emergency management.
OPCON TWO - Enhanced Awareness
A disaster or emergency is likely to affect the county. Emergency operations plans are implemented. The County Emergency Operations Center is partially activated if necessary.
OPCON ONE - Full Alert
A disaster or emergency is imminent or occurring. The County Emergency Operations Center is fully activated. Emergency response personnel are activated.
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