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Horry County News and Announcements


Local Clean Up Events Scheduled

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will assist with the following community clean ups:

• January 25, 2014-The Chicora Indians of South Carolina will clean the Socastee Park and Boat Landing beginning at 11 a.m.
• February 1, 2014-The Chicora Indians of South Carolina will clean the Huggins Boat Landing (located on Pee Dee Road near Galivants Ferry) beginning at 10 a.m.

Volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Nancy Tindall with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Horry County to Host Operation Coastal Response 2014

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Emergency Management will host a public safety exercise called Operation Coastal Response 2014 on Saturday, February 1, 2014. The exercise will take place in and around the Bucksport Marina in Horry County, Sandy Island and the Wacca Wache Marina in Georgetown County.

Operation Coastal Response 2014 is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess Horry and Georgetown Counties’ ability to respond to a mass casualty/ fatality incident and to coordinate and integrate multi-agency and multi-discipline assets from local, state and federal agencies that would likely provide support and assistance in a large scale incident. Participating agencies include the following: Myrtle Beach International Airport, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Police, Horry County Fire/Rescue, Horry County E911 Dispatch, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Coroner’s Office, Horry County Public Works, Horry County Public Information and Horry County Communications, Georgetown County Emergency Management, Georgetown County Fire/EMS, Georgetown Sheriff’s Office, Georgetown County School District, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire Department, Midway Fire/Rescue, U.S. Coast Guard, SC Army National Guard, SC Emergency Management, SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, the American Red Cross, Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, Conway Hospital, Georgetown Memorial Hospital, Waccamaw Community Hospital, McLeod Loris Hospital, and McLeod Seacoast Hospital.

Missions will mainly take place around the Bucksport Marina, Wacca Wache Marina, and the surrounding bodies of water. The public will see an influx of public safety and military vehicles and personnel in and around those marinas as well as military helicopters beginning on Friday, January 31, through Saturday, February 1. The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations and access in those locations.

The scenario for the exercise is a commercial airliner crashing on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport. There will be numerous casualties and fatalities. The debris field encompasses an area in both Horry and Georgetown Counties. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.

For more information regarding Operation Coastal Response 2014, please call Horry County Emergency Management at (843) 915-5150.

Horry County Emergency Management Co-Sponsors Area Business Disaster Symposium

Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Emergency Managment along with the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a Area Business Disaster Recovery Symposium January 31st from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  Speakers include Rob O'Brian from the Joplin, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Emergency Management, Horry County Emergency Management, SCDHEC, local/County public safety, local/County code enforcement and more!  Pre-registration fee is $25 per person including lunch and breaks or $30 at the door.  Pre-registration deadline is January 27, 2014.  Click HERE for the registration form.

Horry County Animal Care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 28 January 2014, 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 typically holds these clinics monthly.

To help homeless animals in Horry County find loving homes, the Animal Care Center will offer discounted adoptions the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Potential adopters are encouraged to visit and spend time with the animal they are interested in. Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done. The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out. Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.

To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.

Food Truck Survey & Public Meeting

Should Food Trucks be allowed in Horry County? To voice your opinion, please take our brief SURVEY.     

Also,  a Public Input Meeting concerning Food Trucks in Horry County will be held on Thursday, January 23rd at 3:00 pm in Conf. Room B of the Horry County Government and Justice Building.        

For more information, contact Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.