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Horry County Fire Rescue to Host Community Safety Day

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Fire Rescue will be holding a Community Safety Day Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center in Bucksport.

This community public education event will feature representatives from Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Police Department, Horry County Emergency Management, Horry County Public Information as well as Grand Strand Health and Molina Healthcare of South Carolina.

There will be demonstrations and information on EMS, Investigations, Volunteer and Career Recruitment, Stop the Bleed, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Preparedness Kits.

“Public safety agencies exist not only to respond to emergencies after the fact but to prevent or reduce the effects of their occurrence in the first place,” said Horry County Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Chris Nash. “The Community Safety Day is a great way for Horry County Fire Rescue EMS to partner with other community organizations, and proactively go out into the community to discuss Community Risk Reduction.”

This family-friendly event will have giveaways as well as offer a chance for members of the community to see Horry County Fire Rescue, Horry County Sheriff’s Office and Horry County Police Department vehicles and officers up close. Media is welcome to attend.

Splash Pad at James R. Frazier Community Center Ribbon Cutting

Conway, South Carolina—Horry County Government will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Splash Pad at the James R. Frazier Community Center on Wednesday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m.

Join Horry County Councilman Harold Phillips and Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus along with members of the Parks and Open Space Board, Keep Horry County Beautiful, and Parks and Recreation to recognize the opening of the new Splash Pad at the James R. Frazier Community Center.

The Splash Pad is part of a larger beautification project at the James R. Frazier Community Center which will include the Splash Pad and a Born Learning Trail. The splash pad is a 707 square foot wet play area for children adding another amenity for families at a beloved community center.

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place at the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road in Bucksport, South Carolina.

Hurricane Matthew Update: Flooding in Bucksport

October 13, 2016

11 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew Update:

A CodeRed message was sent from the Horry County Emergency Operations Center this morning alerting the residents of Bucksport about the flooding.  Please see below for the message:

"Properties near and around Bucksport Road, from the river to the James R. Frazier Recreation Center, are reporting flooding due to the Pee Dee River.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews and the Horry County Police are in your community assisting those that need to evacuate their property.  We encourage people to leave now and report to the James R. Frazier Recreation Center.  Please call Horry County Emergency Management at 843-915-5150 for assistance."


Bucksport Library to Close for Improvements

Conway, South Carolina – The Bucksport branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be closed Wednesday, October 28, 2015, and Thursday, October 29, 2015, for installation of a new mobile carriage to the mobile shelving unit.  This installation will mean shelving space for additional titles and make it less crowded for the resources currently at the library.  The Bucksport Library will reopen Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 9 a.m.

During the closure, patrons are encouraged to visit the Horry County Memorial Library’s other nine locations throughout Horry County.

For a list of locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.

Keep Horry County Beautiful Litter Cleanups

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

Saturday, July 11, 2015, 8 a.m. – Carolina Forest Boulevard – The Carolina Forest Sunrise Rotary will clean up litter along Carolina Forest Boulevard (from Hwy 501 to Carolina Forest Elementary School).  Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. in the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet parking lot located at 2100 Oakheart Rd in Myrtle Beach.  Contact Elizabeth Howland at 843-591-1125 for more information. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8 a.m. – Bucksport Road – The Distinguished Men of Bucksport in partnership with Keep Horry County Beautiful will clean up Bucksport Road in Bucksport.  Please meet at 8 a.m. at the James R. Frazier Community Center located at 1370 Bucksport Road.  Contact Alphonzo Sherman and 843-340-5586 for more information.

The next meeting of the Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee is July 28, 2015, at 2:30 PM in Multi-purpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  If you would like to be involved in keeping our boat landings, waterways, parks and roadsides beautiful and litter free throughout the year, please contact Keep Horry County Beautiful at 843-915-5340 or email Nancy.