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Horry County News and Announcements


Horry County Budget Retreat Postponed

In light of today’s filings by the South Carolina Supreme Court, the Horry County Government budget retreat scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020 has been postponed to Friday, January 15, 2021. This will give staff time to evaluate what, if any, impacts this decision will have on our FY21 and FY22 budgets. 

As a matter of course, we will not offer any further commentary on substantive matters related to pending litigation.

County Council Standing Committees for 2020

Each January, County Council votes on a vice-chairman. Also, the County Council Chairman appoints members to chair and sit on Council committees as follows:

Chairman: Johnny Gardner

Vice-Chairman: Paul Prince


Public Safety

Danny Hardee, Chairman

Gary Loftus

Al Allen

Orton Bellamy


Transportation/Economic Development

Dennis DiSabato, Chairman

Bill Howard

Gary Loftus

Cam Crawford


Infrastructure & Regulation

Al Allen, Chairman

Bill Howard

Paul Prince

Danny Hardee



Johnny Vaught, Chairman

Harold Worley

Tyler Servant

Orton Bellamy    


Click HERE to view our meeting calendar or HERE to contact County Council.

Upcoming Meetings January 6-10, 2020

Upcoming Meetings

County Council

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6 p.m.

Horry County Government & Justice Center, Council Chambers

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

Horry County Councilman James R. Frazier Resigns from Office

Conway, South Carolina –Horry County Councilman James R. Frazier (Dist. 7) announced his resignation from office effective March 1, 2016. Mr. Frazier has been a Horry County Councilman for 35 years. 

“I rise today to recognize a man of many achievements and talents, whose contributions to the Bucksport Community and our entire county have enriched many lives and contributed to the economic health of our community,” stated Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. “There are not enough words to express his love for Horry County and his dedication to service to the people of this county. He is a man of few, but powerful words. When he speaks, the room will go silent and everyone will listen as his wisdom is what has guided our county into the amazing place it is today. It has truly been an honor to serve with Mr. Frazier.”

Mr. Frazier was first elected to the Horry County Council in 1980. His lasting mark can be seen in the Bucksport Community with the construction of the James R. Frazier Community Center, which was completed in 2008. He was instrumental in helping to develop and implement state policy by serving on the South Carolina Association of Counties Board of Directors since 2006 and was appointed president in 2015. 

Mr. Frazier retired after 23 years of service with the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and was one of five spokesmen nationwide that was invited to the White House by President Jimmy Carter to discuss issues facing American farmers. Mr. Frazier has also been a longtime member of the Horry County Democratic Party and was elected as the first African-American chairman in 1986.

Letter from Councilman Frazier

Horry County Council District 7 filings will open on March 18 and close on March 28. Below is the special election schedule:

May 17 – Primary Election
May 31 – Runoff Election, if necessary
July 5 – General Election

Horry County Council Meeting Rescheduled


Conway, South Carolina –The Horry County Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 8. The meeting will begin at 6 p.