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Conway Library to Celebrate South Carolina Appreciation Week

Horry County, South Carolina – The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be celebrating South Carolina Appreciation Week, May 20-24, 2013. As part of the celebration, there will be a special visitor or event each day. Below is a schedule of events:
• Monday May 20: “A Taste of South Carolina.” From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the library will showcase South Carolina cookbooks and offer samples of delicious southern recipes.
• Tuesday May 21: At 11:30 a.m. the library will show a movie set in South Carolina (call for the title).
• Wednesday May 22: At 9 a.m., Walter Hill, director of the Horry County Museum, will share a presentation on Horry County history. At 11:00 a.m., Mrs. T. Moise will share a presentation on the Gullah language.
• Thursday May 23: From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., Donna Johnson will share tales of South Carolina ghosts.
• Friday May 24: From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the Conway Library will have a drop-in barbecue tasting and voting for the favorite local barbecue.
Each event will feature typical South Carolina snacks, including boiled peanuts, benne seed wafers, and sweet tea. At the end of the week the library will give away a South Carolina “Home” print. For each event patrons attend, they will receive an entry in the drawing to win the print.
For more information, contact the Conway Library at 843-915-READ (7323).

Swearing-In Ceremony for Council Chairman Scheduled for May 7

Conway, South Carolina – A Swearing-In Ceremony will be held for Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus on Tuesday, May 7, at 4 p.m. in Horry County Council Chambers located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 Second Avenue in Conway. The event is open to the public and a reception will follow.

Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 14 May 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 915-5172.

Registration and Elections to Conduct Scanner Test

Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Election Commission will be conducting a routine test of the 650-Scanner used to count absentee ballots on Election Day April 30, 2013. The test will be conducted on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 9 a.m. in the Registration & Elections Office located at 1515 4th Avenue in Conway.

For further information, contact Horry County Registration & Elections at 843-915-5440.

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.

Jackie Angus, Library Technology Support Specialist for the Horry County Memorial Library System, won the Administration Division Quarterly Award for her innovative creation of statistical reports needed to make better decisions on purchasing and deploying library materials. By creating these reports, Ms. Angus negated the need to purchase a costly subscription service. Her reports will assist the library in utilizing the collections’ budget better by providing usage data. In addition, Ms. Angus helped the library system save money by eliminating Domain Name Servers (DNS) and moving to OPENDNS which is cloud based. This move caused an estimated $7000 savings and also provided for enhanced security and faster communications. Jackie also saved $6000 by obtaining a virtual server and approximately $12,000 for her E-Rate filings. Ms. Angus’ use of trending technology has allowed the Horry County Memorial Library system to run more efficiently and cost effectively.

John Harrelson, Lieutenant at the Horry County Police Department, won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for his outstanding work during the Windsor Green Fire of March 2013. Lt. Harrelson was tasked with accounting for all of the residents of the condominium complex. Along with Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Public Works and other county police officers, Lt. Harrelson was able to account for every condominium by Monday, March 18, 2013. Not only did Lt. Harrelson’s actions save the county tens of thousands of dollars but also greatly reduced the possibility of injuries to county employees while working in a dangerous and unhealthy environment.

Joe McGee, Automotive Mechanic for Horry County Fleet Service, won the Infrastructure & Regulation Division Quarterly Award because he always performs his duties at a level beyond all expectations. He always strives to complete each and every assignment to the best of his abilities in the least amount of time. Out of ten nominees, Mr. McGee recently received the Fleet Service Mechanic of 2012. He is able to adapt to the assignment and always displays a “can do” attitude. He also demonstrates the “Character First” monthly traits of “Orderliness”, “Forgiveness”, and “Sincerity”.

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:
  • Jamel Davis-Sherrif’s Office
  • Wesley Green-Beach & Street
  • Jeannie Jenerette-Assessor’s Office
  • Faye Jones-Community Development Office
  • Rose Joyner-Finance Office
  • Michael Medeiros-Fire Rescue
  • Lori Woods-E911

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.