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Horry County Government Weekly Update for February 27 - March 3, 2017

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Horry County Legislative Delegation Seeks Applicants for Boards & Commissions

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Legislative Delegation is currently seeking applicants for the following boards/commissions that have vacancies, expired terms, or terms that expire in the near future:

  • Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority
  • Horry County Board of Social Services
  • Horry County Disabilities & Special Needs
  • Horry County Higher Education Commission
  • Horry/Georgetown Commission on Technical Education
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • Murrells Inlet/Garden City Fire District
  • 1% Rural Fire Local Board
  • South Carolina Forestry Commission-Horry County
  • Waccamaw Center for Mental Health Governing Board
  • Waccamaw Regional Council of Governments
  • Waccamaw Regional Transportation Board-CoastRTA

Individuals interested in serving should call the Horry County Legislative Delegation office at (843) 915-5130 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or email to request an application.  The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, March 10, 2017.

Horry County Legacy Business Recognition

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review’s Legacy Business Recognition Program will recognize three Loris businesses on March 17, 2017, with ribbon cutting ceremonies. A ceremony will be held at the Hardwick Funeral Home at 10 a.m., at Graham Brothers Farm Supply at 10:30 a.m., and at the Stevens Law Firm at 11 a.m. The ceremonies are free and open to the public.

In 1921, Jennings Hardwick began selling caskets at Peoples Hardware Store, and used his truck as a funeral coach. In 1948, Harold Hardwick, Jennings' son, began working in the business when he was only 14. After the passing of both father and son, the 3rd generation, Stephen Hardwick, became the owner and operator. Hardwick Funeral Home provides funeral, burial and cremation services as well as life celebration services.

Graham Brothers Farm Supply started in 1948 when Harvey Graham, Sr. began selling fertilizer, fruit, Christmas trees, and hail insurance. In 1951, he and his brother Horace built a feed mill, and then a farm supply store on Railroad Ave. In 1965 Harvey Jr. joined the family business, and Harvey Graham, III, joined in 1986. Today, Harvey and Harvey (Grayson) Graham, IV, continue successfully operating the feed and grain supply store.

In 1948-49, James Stevens enrolled at the University of South Carolina under the GI Bill. He went onto USC's Law School, obtaining his law degree and returned to Loris to set up his law practice.  In addition to his practice, James served in the South Carolina Senate. In 1973, his son Jimmy graduated from USC's Law School and joined the practice. In 1986, James retired from the practice but remained with the law firm as “of counsel.”

The Horry County Legacy Business Recognition Program pays tribute to local businesses that have contributed to the economic heritage of Horry County for more than 50-continuous years.  Hardwick Funeral Home is located at 4831 Main Street in Loris, Graham Brothers Farm Supply is located at 3818 Railroad Avenue in Loris, and the Stevens Law Firm is located at 3341 Broad Street in Loris. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

Horry County Government Weekly Update for February 20-24, 2017

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Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Events

Conway, South Carolina – The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee announces a volunteer opportunity for anyone interested in assisting with upcoming litter cleanups in our community. Trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and trash grabbers will be provided.

  • Saturday, February 18 – Socastee Recreation Center– 10 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 853 in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of the Socastee Recreation Center. Please meet at 10 a.m. at the Socastee Recreation Center located at 7485 Butler Road. 
  • Saturday, February 25, 2016 – Racepath Community Cleanup – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Keep Horry County Beautiful will assist area residents to cleanup roadside litter. Volunteers should meet at the Racepath Community Center located at 1690 Racepath Street in Myrtle Beach. Contact Rev. Gause for more information: 843-283-3864.
  • Saturday, February 25 – Bucksport Road – 9 a.m. The Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will hold a cleanup of Bucksport Road in Bucksport. Please meet at 9 a.m. at the James R Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.  Contact Alphonzo Sherman for more information: 843-340-5586. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS CHANGED)

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is March 28, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. If you would like to get involved in keeping our community beautiful and litter free, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 915-5340 or by email