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Horry County to Host MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise

Conway, South Carolina – The Myrtle Beach International Airport will host a public safety exercise called MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise on Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. The exercise will take place in and around the airport property as well as the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.
The MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise is a full-scale exercise designed to train and assess the airport’s 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: Horry County Department of Airports, 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, Myrtle Beach Fire Department, and Myrtle Beach Police Department. 
The public will see an influx of public safety vehicles and personnel in and around the airport.  The exercise will not impact the public’s day-to-day operations at the airport or 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 will be contained entirely within the security fence at the Myrtle Beach International Airport. The exercise will take place in the first 24-hours after the crash.   The community should be advised there is no need for concern.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all FAR Part 139 airports to conduct a full-scale emergency exercise every three-years and tabletop exercise every year to maintain the response effectiveness of each agency involved. This exercise will satisfy the triennial requirement.  
For more information regarding MYR 2016 Full Scale Exercise, please call the Horry County Department of Airports at (843) 353-1431.

Horry County Begins Last Sweep to Collect Vegetative Debris

Conway, South Carolina –In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Horry County has collected a total of more than 106,000 cubic yards of storm debris in unincorporated areas.  This includes nearly 90,000 cubic yards of woody debris countywide and over 16,000 cubic yards of bulk debris from flooded areas.  There are 21 trucks throughout unincorporated areas along with tree cutting crews removing hazardous hanging limbs and leaning trees that are in the right-of-way.

The County has established a final set-out date for debris of Monday, November 28th, 2016.  Residents of the county who still have fallen trees or flood debris need to bring it to the right-of-way by that date.  If you set out debris after November 28, Horry County cannot guarantee that the debris will be removed in front of your house by the debris trucks.  This includes bulk debris if you are in a flooded area and woody debris countywide. 

The County’s contractors will begin a final sweep of the County over the next several weeks starting today.

Important Dates to Remember

  • Last Day to Set-out Debris in the Right-of-Way -November 28
  • Last Day of No-Charge to Self-Haul Debris to Landfill-November 28
  • Final Curbside Flood Debris Cleanup Operations-November 28 – December 2
  • Beginning of final sweep for woody debris-November 28

Residents who need assistance with removing flood damaged items or fallen trees can get assistance from volunteer groups by registering at  Your home will be evaluated, and a volunteer group will be assigned to assist you.  The volunteers will help bring the debris to the right-of-way, then the County’s debris trucks will remove it.

It is important that you act now to bring your debris to the curbside. 

Horry County has also set-up a debris management hotline at 843-340-9536.  It is available daily to provide information to residents who have questions or concerns about debris management operations.  The hotline is staffed by a Horry County representative from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 

Horry County Government Weekly Update for November 28-December 2, 2016

Click HERE for Horry County Government's meetings, agendas, events, releases, and road construction for the week of November 28-December 2, 2016.


Keep Horry County Beautiful to Hold Annual Awards

Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful will recognize volunteer groups, individuals, and partners for their efforts to reduce litter and beautify our county Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street in Conway.   

The recipients of the 2016 Awards are as Follows:

Outstanding Business Award                 Gator Bait Adventures

Outstanding Non-Profit Award               Loris Garden Club

                                                                   Wildlife Action Inc.

Outstanding School Award                     Burgess Elementary School

                                                                   River Oaks Elementary School

                                                                   Seaside Elementary School

Outstanding Community Award             City of Conway Parks & Recreation

                                                                   Beautify Carolina Forest

Beautification Award                                Yaupon Garden Club

                                                                   American Rivers

Achievement in Waste Reduction          Dixie Anderson, SCDOT

                                                                   Benjamin’s Bakery & Cafe

Outstanding Litter Prevention               

Program                                                    Waccamaw Riverkeeper – Cleanup Local Waterways Initiative

Outstanding Leadership in

Litter Prevention                                       Gary Logue

                                                                    Horry County Litter Control

For more information on the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee, contact Nancy Tindal at 843-915-5340.

Horry County Participates in US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Campaign

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Government is proud to be a part of the 2016 US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots campaign once again this year.  Drop boxes will be available at the following County offices:

  • C.B. Berry Community & Historical Center, 2250 Hwy 179, Little River
  • Fire Rescue Station 4-693 Forestbrook Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • Fire Rescue Station 7-10228 Kings Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • Government & Justice Center, Sheriff’s Security Desk, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • Government & Justice Center, Planning & Zoning, 1301 Second Ave., Conway
  • Horry County Police West Precinct, 5527 Hwy 9, Longs
  • J. Reuben Long Detention, 4150 J. Reuben Long Ave., Conway
  • L.W. Paul Living History Farm, 2279 Harris Shortcut Rd., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Emergency Management, 2560 Main St., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Fire Rescue Administrative Office, 2560 Main St., Conway
  • M.L. Brown Jr. Public Safety Building, Horry County Police Administrative Offices, 2560 Main St., Conway.
  • Museum, 805 Main St., Conway
  • Myrtle Beach Aviation, 1250 Airdrome Ave., Myrtle Beach
  • Myrtle Beach International Airport, 1100 Jetport Rd., Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach Aviation, 2800 Terminal St., North Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach Library, 910 1st Avenue, North Myrtle Beach
  • North Strand Recreation, 120 Hwy 57 S, Little River
  • South Strand Complex, Magistrate’s Office, 9630 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach
  • South Strand Recreation, 9650 Scipio Ln., Myrtle Beach                 
  • Surfside Library, 410 Surfside Beach Dr., Surfside Beach
  • Veteran’s Affairs, 2830 Oak St., Conway

The US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program distributes new, unwrapped toys to needy children ages 0 -12 years old in Horry County.

Boxes will be in the above locations by November 22, 2016, and Horry County will be collecting toys until December 16, 2016.

Please note that Horry County is NOT a distribution point and cannot take requests for toys.  Requests to receive toys through the program should be directed to the local Toys for Tots website.

For more information on Horry County Government’s involvement in Toys for Tots, contact Kelly Lee Brosky at 843-915-5390