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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Sheriff's Office Scam Alert

Conway, South Carolina-The Horry County Sheriff's Office has been advised by the Horry County Police about a report that their officers have taken recently about a potential scam that someone is using to get money from residents.  An unknown suspect or suspects is calling residents and telling them that they are a Deputy with the Sheriff's Office and that they have a summons that needs to be paid and are asking the victim to give them a credit card number.  What is interesting to note is that the phone number that is coming up when the suspect(s) are calling is the main line from the Sheriff's Office.  We are aware that there are apps that change phone numbers and make a call look like it is coming from another number.  The call is not coming from the Horry County Sheriff's Office.

The Horry County Sheriff's Office will NEVER ask anyone for money over the telephone.  Payments for summons, traffic tickets, etc. are paid at the local magistrate's office and not the Sheriff's Office.  We are unaware if anyone has actually given any money to the suspect(s).  If this type of incident has happened to you, please call the Horry County Police at 843-915-5350 or your local law enforcment.

HCPD Investigates Missing Person

Conway, South Carolina-Detectives with the Horry County Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit are investigating a missing person case and are seeking information from the public. On yesterday’s date, an investigation was initiated after family members reported 19 year old Zachary Malinowski missing.  Malinowski was last seen on Sunday, August 25th in the area of 7th Avenue in Aynor wearing a red shirt, black gym shorts and either black and white flip flops or a pair of Air Jordans.  Last contact by phone with Malinowski was at approximately 12:15am on Monday, August 26th.  Detectives are asking anyone with information leading to the location of Malinowski to contact them at 915-5350 or 915-TIPS.  


Missing: Zachary Matthew Malinowski (19 YOA W/M) DOB: 12-17-93.  He is further described as being approximately 6ft. 1in. tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.  He has brown hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt, black gym shorts and either black and white flip flops or a pair of Air Jordans.  He should be operating a purple/burgundy 1996 Chevrolet Beretta with a South Carolina tag of IFB 802.   PHOTO

Horry County Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the launch of a new website redesign at The redesign includes technological and aesthetic enhancements with improved navigation, better organization of content that also incorporates current web technologies.

Horry County Information Technology/GIS staff has been working for nine months on the redesign, which is intended to better meet the needs of customers and visitors by making the site more functional, cleaner and appealing for site visitors. In addition, the site has been updated to feature the new branding elements similar to the county’s government access channel that was introduced in 2012.

Enhancements to the website include:

  • Clean, fresh look with easy-to-navigate layout
  • RSS feeds for news items
  • Internal search mechanism
  • Mobile device friendly
  • Trending feature on most accessed/viewed pages

Press Conference to be Held for New Website

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County will hold an interactive press conference for its new website re-design on Tuesday, August 27, at 9 a.m. at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, Room D, at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.

Horry County Offices Close for Labor Day

Conway, South Carolina – All Horry County offices, other than public safety operations, will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013, in observance of Labor Day.  Regular courts may be in operation in the Horry County Government & Justice Center and all jurors, witnesses, etc. will be required to be present.

In addition, both the Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will be closed on Saturday, August 31, 2013, for the Labor Day holiday (both are closed on Mondays).