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Employee of the Year Announced

 

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the winner and two honorable mentions for the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award, which is in memory of Mr. Randy Faulk who received the very first Employee of the Year award in 2006. Mr. Faulk was sadly taken from our world less than three years later after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Faulk worked in the Horry County Maintenance Department and was truly a role model for all county employees, demonstrating that every employee can make a difference.

Horry County awarded three employees at J. Reuben Long Detention Center with the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award and they were Lt. Scott Bower, Corrections Officers Donnell Hargrove and James “Jake” Thompkins. During the floods in October, the officers witnessed a woman caught in the fast-flowing waters and was sucked beneath the roadway through a drainage pipe. She was underwater for approximately two to three minutes. The officers stopped to help rescue the woman and found her floating face down and showing no signs of life. They immediately performed CPR and transported her to a waiting ambulance. The woman was released from the hospital the next day and made a full recovery. As Employees of the Year, each officer received a plaque and a check for $1,000.

Two honorable mentions were also honored for their contributions and were previously Employee of the Quarter winners. They were Kenneth Urban, a Security Control Technician with the Department of Airports and members of the Horry County Technology Team to include Lt. John Harrelson and Officers Catina Hipp and Olaf Jonasson. They each received a check for $500.

The Employee Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.

 

 



Employee of the Year Announced for 2013

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the winner and two runner-ups for the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award, which is in memory of Mr. Randy Faulk who received the very first Employee of the Year award in 2006 and who sadly was taken from our world less than three years later after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Faulk worked in the Horry County Maintenance Department and was truly a role model for all county employees, demonstrating that every employee can make a difference.

Horry County awarded Candy Debusk, with the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award. Ms. Debusk is the 15th Circuit Drug Court Director at the Horry County Solicitor’s Office and won the Public Safety Division Quarterly Award for her work with the 15th Judicial Circuit Drug Court. Since assuming leadership, the program has grown from fewer than ten participants in a single program to two programs in Horry County and one in Georgetown with a total of 90 to 100 participants. Ms. DeBusk often works nights and weekends to ensure the success of the participants and the programs. She implemented vocational rehabilitation and her forward thinking has seen an average unemployment rate amongst participants of less than 5%. She also applied for a Federal grant that allowed the Drug Court to create a program in Georgetown and doubled the capacity of the Horry County programs. As a result of her unending dedication, the programs have graduated over 150 participants that has saved the State of South Carolina nearly $5 million dollars in inmate costs not to mention decreased law enforcement and social service needs. She has saved millions of dollars and improved many lives. As the Employee of the Year, Debusk received a plaque and a check for $1,000.


Two runner-ups were also honored for their contributions and were previously Employee of the Quarter winners. They were Jackie Angus, Library Support Specialist in the Horry County Memorial Library, and Stevie Brown, Chief Plan Reviewer in the Horry County Planning & Zoning Department. They each received a check for $500.

The Employee Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.



Employee Of The Year Announced

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County has announced the winner and two runner-ups for the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award, which is in memory of Mr. Randy Faulk who received the very first Employee of the Year award in 2006 and who sadly was taken from our world less than three years later after a brave battle with cancer. Mr. Faulk worked in the Horry County Maintenance Department and was truly a role model for all county employees, demonstrating that every employee can make a difference.

Horry County awarded Scott Ritchie, with the Randy Faulk Employee of the Year Award. Mr. Ritchie has been with the county since 2005 and is a Network Engineer for the Horry County Information Technology/GIS Department. He is tasked with numerous responsibilities and was instrumental for changing the 365 plus telephone lines from Verizon/Frontier to HTC and has saved the county thousands of dollars since this implementation in 2008. He is also involved in all new construction projects working with maintenance in facilitating the building wiring needs, updating plans and establishing connectivity to the facility. Mr. Ritchie is also responsible for all cell phones and smart phones as he assists county employees with repairs, replacements, training, set-up and new activations. As the Employee of the Year, Ritchie received a plaque and a check for $1,000.

Two runner-ups were also honored for their contributions and were previously Employee of the Quarter winners. They were Alicia Sanders, an Emergency Planner in the Horry County Emergency Management Department, and Vivian Gosnell, an Administrative Assistant in the Horry County Assessor’s Office. They each received a check for $500.

The Employee Award Program focuses on an act or performance accomplished by an employee that is significant or of great value to the department or county organization as a whole and is beyond normal expectations of the employee. Considerations are also given to customer service, cost/time savings, recognized increased efficiency, and/or effectiveness, or revenue generated funds.



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