Public news and announcements are brought to you by the Horry County Public Information Office.
On September 10, 2021
in County News
Monday, September 13, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 9 a.m.
Public Safety Committee
Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 2 p.m.
Infrastructure & Regulation Committee
These meetings will also be broadcast on the Horry County Government website, and the Government Access Television Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).
Parks and Recreation Announces Loris Bog-Off 5K
The Horry County Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the addition of a brand-new event to the Race Series—the Loris Bog-Off 5K, happening on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8 a.m. This event is presented in partnership with the Loris Chamber of Commerce.
This 5K race course will take place around Loris High School and will be one of the events happening during the Loris Bog-Off Festival. This event is designed for the whole family to participate, even pets!
Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/Loris/LorisBogOff5k.
Upcoming Road Closures & Construction Updates
Motorists in all road construction areas should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.
Partial Road Closure on Industrial Park Road
A portion of Industrial Park Road in Conway, between Harris Shortcut Road and the curved section of Industrial Park Road in front of the Horry County Animal Care Center, will be closed to all traffic except construction traffic. Motorists in the area should use caution, stay alert for crews working in the area, and pay attention to all signs and traffic control devices.
County Operations Update
Due to the continued rise of COVID-19 cases, Horry County Government has instituted protocols to help in the safety and wellness of our staff and visitors. Safety measures will include:
Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County asks for patience if wait times exist.
Anyone planning to visit to the Horry County Government and Justice Center should be prepared to check in with staff located in the atrium of the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait in the atrium or outside the facility depending on the capacity of the facility.
Please avoid visiting Horry County facilities if you are not feeling well.
On June 12, 2020
in County News, Emergencies
For the protection of our employees and our community members, Horry County Government will be renewing protocols previously put into place to slow the spread of COVID-19. This comes after notification by S.C. DHEC of a significant increase in COVID-19 cases and potential exposures throughout our community.
Horry County Government currently has 36 employees working remotely or utilizing medical leave due to reports of possible exposure to COVID-19. In total, Horry County Government has been notified of 10 positive cases of COVID-19 among our staff. This number includes cases previously announced.
County offices remain operational; however, we encourage community members to conduct business by phone, email, or other electronic means. Call first before visiting any office in person—many departments will be working by appointment-only in an effort to limit the number of people within a given space.
Community members who must visit an office in person will be required to wear a face mask while inside the building. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you.
We ask our community to be patient and practice good hygiene.
County officials are continuing to monitor the impacts of COVID-19 in our community. Please be advised that conditions may change quickly requiring new or additional changes. Any updates will be provided as soon as possible.
On May 13, 2020
in Closings, County News
Horry County Government will reopen its administrative, public safety, and library facilities to the public beginning Monday, May 18, 2020. Horry County recreation centers, the Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will remain closed to the public.
Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:
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.
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.
On April 14, 2020
in County News
Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in our area, the deadline for business personal property taxes has been extended to June 1, 2020. At the request of Horry County Government, the South Carolina Department of Revenue granted this extension for taxpayers filing a tax year 2020 business personal property return with Horry County.
Property subject to business personal property taxes include the furniture, fixtures, and equipment owned and used in business and accommodation type properties not primary residence.
Property owners who have questions about filing business personal property taxes and the e-file e-form PR-26 can call the Horry County Auditor’s Office Business Personal Property Division at (843) 915-5054.
E-filing form PR-26 is available here.
On March 20, 2020
in County News, Emergencies
Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of March 23, 2020. This excludes all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor.
We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.
Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is cancelled the week of March 23. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week.
The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5:00 p.m. today and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.
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