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Keep Horry County Beautiful's Secure Your Load Tarp Giveaways

Conway, South Carolina – Keep Horry County Beautiful (KHCB) will continue the “Secure Your Load” Tarp Giveaway campaign during the month of May. Initiated in 2017 as an effort to reduce the amount of roadside litter and debris the program focused on residents and small business owners who use their personal vehicles for hauling. The campaign is based, in part, on facts gathered from the nationwide 2016 AAA report, which stated that more than 200,000 wrecks, 39,000 injuries and 500 deaths in the previous four years had been caused by trash in the roads and objects flying off vehicles. Additionally, KHCB’s Annual Litter Index revealed and continues to show, consistently littered roadways near Solid Waste Authority Convenience Centers. Accordingly, Keep Horry County Beautiful and the Horry County Police Department will distribute free tarps, courtesy of a PalmettoPride Grant, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations (exact addresses may be found on the Horry County Solid Waste Authority's website):

  1. May 4, 2019 – Carolina Forest Convenience Center #24– On International Drive between Ocean Bay Elementary and Horry County Fire Station.
  2. May 11, 2019 – Homewood #7– Highway 701- North of Conway in front of SC Department of Highways and Public Transportation.
  3. May 18, 2019 – Browntown #15– Hwy. 548 (Four Mile Road) near Sandy Acres Mobile Home Park (between Highway 501/Juniper Bay Road).
  4. May 18, 2019 – McDowell Shortcut #4– Off Highway 707 between US-17 Bypass, St. James Elementary & Middle Schools (from US-17 Bypass turn at Pelican, turn right when you get to the dirt road).
  5. May 25, 2019 – Jackson Bluff #12– Off of SC 544 on Jackson Bluff Road, across from Grand Strand Water & Sewer Office.

The Keep Horry County Beautiful Committee will meet May 28, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. in Multipurpose Room B of the Government and Justice Center located 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway. For more information in getting involved in keeping the County’s boat landings, waterways, parks, and roadsides beautiful and litter-free throughout the year, may contact Keep Horry County Beautiful (tindalln@horrycounty.org or 915-5340).



April is Fair Housing Month

Conway, South Carolina – To honor April as Fair Housing Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning, Horry County Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), along with partner agencies, will hold five free workshops: 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

Location: New Simpson Creek Holiness Church, 971 Bennett Loop, Loris

Topic: “Heirs Property & Housing Legal Issues & Housing Rental Assistance and Rehab Programs”

Speakers: Jon Ozolins, South Carolina Legal Services; Joey Smoak, ECHO; John Danford, Horry County Planning & Zoning; Chris Sullivan, Horry County Community Development Block Grant

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Racepath Community Center, 1688 Racepath Street, Myrtle Beach

Topic: Community Town Hall Meeting by Horry County Councilman Jimmy Washington and Rev. Gause, Phoenix Renaissance.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location: Carolina Forest Library, 2250 Carolina Forest Boulevard, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “HOAs and Fair Housing”

Speakers: Pat O’Dea, McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O’Dea & Geddie, PA

Thursday, April 21, 2016 @ 6 p.m.

Location: Myrtle Beach Housing Authority, 605 10th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

Topic: “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing-Housing Laws and You”

Speakers: Carol McCall, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Location: City of Aynor Town Hall, 600 South Main Street, Aynor

Event: Housing Rehab “Drop In”

Staff: Horry County Community Development’s Housing Inspector & Specialist, His Hands of Horry County Housing Rehab Team

For more information, contact Horry County Community Development Block Grants at 843-915-7033.

 



Horry County to Hold Housing Fair

Conway, South Carolina – To honor April as Fair Housing Month, Horry County Planning & Zoning and the Horry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Office are holding a Housing Fair. The event will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 Second Avenue in Conway.  Everyone is invited to this free event to learn about state and local programs that serve all income levels.  Exhibitors will include Habitat for Humanity, Mary’s Lighthouse, His Hands of Horry County, Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors, Wells Fargo, Myrtle Beach Housing Authority and more!  There will also be free workshops: 

  • 9 a.m.-SC Legal Services-“Landlord Tenant Disputes”
  • 9:30 a.m.-Coastal Carolina Association of Realtors-“First Time Homeownership”
  • 10 a.m.-Myrtle Beach Housing Authority-“Housing Programs 101”
  • 10:30 a.m.-Horry County CDBG-“Fair Housing Laws” 

For more information, contact John Danford with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-7909 or Diana Seydlorsky with Horry County CDBG at 843-915-7033.



Horry County Sheriff's Office to Co-Host Shred Event to Protect Against Identity Theft

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Sheriff’s Office, along with AARP South Carolina and Shred Alert, is hosting a shred event on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three bags or boxes of your old personal information to a mobile shredding truck that will be located at the Horry County Government & Justice Center, 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway and at the Shred Alert office located at 4727 Northgate Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. The goal this year is to shred 15,000 lbs. of paper!

Identity theft and identity fraud are terms used to refer to all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.

One of the biggest ways to protect you against identity theft is to shred personal information. You can also adopt a “need to know” approach to your personal data. For example, the more information you put on your checks like social security number and home phone number, the more chances that information could land in the hands of a criminal.

If you are traveling, have your mail held at your local post office or ask a trusting neighbor to collect your mail while you are away. Also, check your financial information regularly, and look for what should be there and what shouldn’t.

For more information about identity theft and how to protect yourself, go to the United States Department of Justice website. For more information on the upcoming shred event, contact AARP South Carolina at 866.389.5655.



Horry County Animal Care Center to Host Open House

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Animal Care Center will host a free Open House Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the facilities, meet the staff and learn how the Horry County Animal Care Center works every day to save homeless pets. There will be representatives on hand from local pet rescue groups, the Humane Society, local veterinarians and dog trainers. There will also be dog walking paths, play pools, goodies and much more for families and their pets to have a day of fun!

Our animals will also be available for adoption. Most of the animals are already spayed or neutered and have their shots up to date, however younger animals may need to be returned later to have shots and/or spay/neutering done. The paperwork is easy and only takes a few minutes to fill out. Adoption fees are discounted and typically include spaying/neutering, vaccines, heartworm or leukemia testing, heartworm and flea preventative, intestinal parasite treatment and micro-chipping. Qualifying new pet parents also get 30-days free pet health insurance and coupons from local pet businesses.

To view the animals currently available for adoption or for more information on the monthly vaccination clinics, contact the Horry County Animal Care Center at 843-915-5172, follow us on Facebook, or visit our website.


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