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Gov. Nikki Haley’s Request For FEMA Individual Assistance Extension Granted

Columbia, South Carolina –  Governor Nikki Haley today announced that her request for a 30 day extension of the registration period for Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Individual Assistance was granted.

South Carolinians affected by October's heavy rains and historic flooding now have until January 4, 2016, to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA and the Small Business Administration.
Flood survivors who sustained losses in the designated counties can apply for assistance by registering online at or by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) . Disaster assistance applicants who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability and use a TTY may call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-FEMA (3362). The toll-free telephone numbers will operate 7 AM to 10 PM seven days a week until further notice.

Assistance can include money for temporary rental assistance and essential home repairs for primary homes, low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help survivors recover from the effects of the disaster.

Residents who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding in the following 24 counties have until January 4, to apply for federal disaster assistance: Bamberg, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dorchester, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter and Williamsburg counties.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 30 - December 4, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of November 30-December 4, 2015.

REVISED (Planning Commission agenda was revised)

Horry County Animal care Center to Hold Pet Vaccination Clinic

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic, 17 December 2015, 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 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.  All 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

Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 23 - November 27, 2015

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases and road construction for the week of November 23-27, 2015.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Announces Tree Dedication Ceremony

Conway, South Carolina – The Yaupon Garden Club and the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, along with PalmettoPride, announce an Arbor Day  dedicationtree dedication ceremony December 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Vereen Memorial Gardens located at 2250 Highway 179 in Little River.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Garden Club was awarded a Community Pride grant in 2015 from PalmettoPride for the purpose of purchasing trees to be installed at the gardens.  Members of the Garden Club, staff from Horry County Parks and Recreation and Horry County Planning and Zoning have designed and planted flowering Dogwood, American Holly, Black Cherry and Turkey Oak trees in the gardens in an effort to beautify and recreate the natural character of the Olde Kings Highway.  NOTE:Vereen Memorial Gardens contains a 300-foot segment of the original Olde  The King's Highway, which  was a roughly 1,300-mile colonial road laid out from between 1650 and 1735. in the American colonies.  The highway was ordered built by Charles II of England who directed his colonial governors to link Charleston, South Carolina, and to Boston, Massachusetts. There are few portions of the roadway that remain undeveloped or accessible to the public.

For 20 years, the Yaupon Garden Club has participated with Horry County in the care and maintenance of Vereen Memorial Gardens.  These activities have included planting trees and shrubs and removing litter, weeds, and debris from the 115 acres of coastal forest, tidal marsh and waterfront along the intracoastal Intracoastal Waterway.front.  The Club formally adopted Vereen Memorial Gardens in February 2015.  By adopting the Gardens, the Yaupon Garden Club has agreed to hold six cleanups between February 2015 and February 2017.  Keep Horry County Beautiful, which is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, has agreed to provide the gloves, vests, bags, and grabbers for the cleanups.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is November 24, 2015, at 2:30 PM in Multi-purpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.  If you want to get involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (email or 915-7893).