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Horry County News and Announcements

Upcoming Meetings for September 7-11, 2020

On September 4, 2020 in Weekly Update

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical.


Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 7, 2020

All County government offices, except public safety operations, will be closed in observance of Labor Day.


Public Safety Committee

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


Parks & Open Space Board

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 12 pm.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet


Transportation/Economic Development Committee

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 2 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.


Eddy Lake Cemetery Sign Unveiling Ceremony

Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Join Horry County officials on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. for the Eddy Lake Cemetery Sign Unveiling at the Grand Strand Water & Sewer treatment plant site.

Eddy Lake Cemetery is on the historic register, and with permission from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Authority, the cemetery is in the process of being recovered and restored.

Traffic control signs will be posted along Bucksport Road to provide directions to the ceremony.


Afterschool Programming: Registration Now Open

Starting September 8th, Horry County Parks and Recreation is offering Afterschool programming (AFS) at the following locations: Carolina Forest Recreation Center, South Strand Recreation Center, North Strand Recreation Center, Bucksport Community Center, and the Green Sea Senior Center.

AFS programming will run Monday-Friday from 2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Each site will be limited to 24 total participants, and enhanced safety measures will be put in place.

Alongside Horry County Schools, Horry County Parks and Recreation is following SC DHEC’s Levels of Disease Activity guidelines.

To register or learn more about HCPR's AFS program, please visit or contact the location directly.


Complete the 2020 Census Today

The 2020 Census is more than a count. Census information is used to determine funding for roads and infrastructure, education, housing, health care, public safety, and more. All you have to do is answer a few questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you. This year, you can respond online, by phone, or by mail. If you haven’t already, do your part and complete the census at


Horry County Government COVID19 Operations Update

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with the best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits are set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations are stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Juror selection has resumed with precautions in place.

All local Magistrate Offices are open to the public for filings and court.

Central Traffic Court is open as well as is the Central Jury Court. Central Jury will only be receiving guilty pleas, so the public will not be required to serve jury duty.

Preliminary hearings have been canceled until further notice.