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Socastee Library To Close For Inventory

Conway, South Carolina – The Socastee branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Monday, February 11, 2013, and Tuesday, February 12, 2013, in order to conduct an inventory. The Horry County Memorial Library Board of Trustees approves each branch to close once every three years to complete an inventory of all materials. Inventories are necessary to maintain an accurate catalog of materials on hand. Due to the large size of the Library’s collection, it takes at least two days to perform.

Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches. Branch locations, operating hours, and more are available on the website at

For more information, contact the Administrative offices of the Horry County Memorial Library at 843-915-1544.

RFP Selection To Be Made For Repelling Training & Equipment For Swat Team

Conway, South Carolina – Recommendations will be made to County Administrator Chris Eldridge by the Evaluation Committee regarding Request for Proposals (RFP) 2012-13-052 for repelling training and equipment for the Horry County Police Department’s SWAT Team. The recommendation will be made on Monday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. in the Administrator’s Conference Room at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.

Animal Care Center To Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 21 February 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 $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Bordatella $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine)
  • Rabies $10--must be at least 4-months old (canine & feline)
  • Microchip $15--must be at least 8-weeks old (canine & feline)
  • Rhinotracheitis/Calici $10--must be at least 8-weeks old (feline)
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.

For more information, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at (843) 915-5172.

Quarterly Employee Awards Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County announced the three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards and a winner from each of the three divisions was chosen.

Walter J. “WJ” Brown, Library Courier for the Horry County Memorial Library System, won the Administration Division Quarterly Award for his consistent demonstration of integrity, generosity, excellence in performance, and willingness to assist others. Mr. Brown is known for staying until the job is done and is always the first to volunteer to assist others with whatever project they are working on. He regularly displays a very positive and cheerful attitude, which makes everyone that works around him feel good. WJ portrays the “Character First” words of the month for all months of the quarter (Obedience, Gratefulness and Generosity).

Damond Wynn, Custodian at the J. Ruben Long Detention Facility, won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for his exceptionally positive attitude and the obvious pride he takes in each and every task he is assigned. Damond is known for always volunteering to take on tasks that others may not wish to do. He requires minimal supervision and always takes the initiative to find tasks to accomplish when he has his normal duties completed. Mr. Wynn knows that his attitude affects others and always acts accordingly. His work ethic is admirable and he is considered an invaluable member of the staff.

Shirely Pyatt, Custodian II for Horry County Maintenance, won the Infrastructure & Regulation Division Quarterly Award for her demonstration of excellence in the performance of her duties. As lead custodian in the ML Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Ms. Pyatt often faces unique situations with departments that work unusual hours, overcrowding and areas that contain sensitive/confidential materials. Shirley has established an excellent rapport with other County employees in her building and has demonstrated her trustworthiness. She assists in the training of new custodians, as her level of work is always excellent. Her good judgment, excellent work ethic, good attendance, cooperative attitude and dedication to duty make her worthy of recognition.

These three winners of the Horry County Employee Quarterly Awards received $250, a designated parking space, a certificate of achievement, and are eligible for the Employee of the Year Award of $1,000.

Other outstanding nominees were:
David Brinson-Beach Services
Jeffrey Delisio-Register of Deeds
Karen Graham-Assessor’s Office

Sam Jordan-Stormwater

The Employee Quarterly Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.

Keep Horry County Beautiful To Conduct Community Clean Up Of A Portion Of Carolina Forest Boulevard

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) Committee will partner with the Carolina Forest Rotary Club and the Carolina Forest Veterinary Hospital to clean up the stretch of Carolina Forest Boulevard from the intersection with US Hwy 501 to the entrance of Plantation Lakes on Saturday, January 19, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Cleanup group participants will meet in front of Beef O’Brady’s at 1:30 p.m.

The Community Cleanup Program encourages civic, neighborhood and other community groups to adopt county roads, parks, playgrounds and other public areas for regular cleanups. The program is based on a two-year contract, which requires groups to hold six or more cleanups per contract period depending on the level of litter in their area. Community Cleanup groups not only benefit their community but also gain public recognition through placement of a roadside sign acknowledging their efforts.

For more information about the Community Cleanup Program and other projects of Keep Horry County Beautiful, please visit us online at