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On January 7, 2022
in County News
Monday, January 10, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals
Click here for the agenda and here for the packet.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 10 a.m.
Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee
Click here for the packet.
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).
Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 12 noon
Parks and Open Space Board
Community Safety Day with Horry County Fire Rescue
Horry County Fire Rescue is partnering with other local public safety agencies to participate in a Community Safety Day on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the Target Parking lot located at 140 Sayebrook Parkway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. No registration required.
This event includes:
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.
On March 11, 2021
in County News
Horry County received assurances from SCDHEC that Horry County Fire Rescue is in good standing in the COVID-19 vaccination program and SCDHEC confirmed that vaccine inventory requests for the next delivery cycle could be fulfilled. As directed by SCDHEC, we opened up for public appointments using the VAMS appointment scheduling system. As a result, approximately 800 individuals meeting the Phase 1A and 1B criteria have signed up through the VAMS appointment scheduling system for first dose vaccines.
Yesterday night, a representative of SCDHEC denied that the order for additional first doses would be placed citing “miscommunication” between SCDHEC officials. Despite indicating their commitment to making sure everyone who received a first dose would receive a second dose in future shipments, Horry County Fire Rescue has not received a shipment of vaccine from SCDHEC since February 12, 2021.
Horry County Fire Rescue has reserved enough vaccines to administer to those that have signed up. If you are already scheduled to receive your vaccine with Horry County, you should still come to your scheduled appointment. We are also ensuring that everyone who has received a first dose with Horry County will be able to receive their second dose with us. At this point, the County has suspended appointments through the VAMS appointment scheduling system, and we do not anticipate any further doses from SCDHEC. First dose appointments with our facility will conclude on April 6, 2021 and after all of the second dose appointments have been honored, we will conclude our vaccination program.
We remain frustrated by the lack of ability from SCDHEC to consistently communicate with vaccine providers in the state. We are not alone, and we find it necessary to speak out. We have endeavored to work cooperatively with SCDHEC, but have been thwarted at every turn.
We remain committed to seeing that every person in Horry County that wishes to receive a shot is able to do so. We appreciate the men and women of Horry County Fire Rescue that stepped up to help their community in a time of need and have done a wonderful job administering the vaccine to first responders and the most vulnerable members of our community.
On April 21, 2020
Conway, South Carolina (April 21, 2020)—Effective immediately, Horry County Government has lifted the outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Horry County. We ask that you continue to follow all Burning Regulations set forth by the South Carolina Forestry Commission. All open burning in Horry County requires you to contact the South Carolina Forestry Commission at 1-800-986-5404, before the burn is started.
We remind our citizens that even when the burning ban is not in place, we ask for their consideration and due diligence when actively involved in open burning. Always remember to lean on the side of safety, and do not burn in windy or dry conditions.
On February 11, 2020
in Public Safety
What: Groundbreaking for the new Longs fire station.
When: 2 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020
Where: 801 Hwy. 9 E., Longs, South Carolina 29568
Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner
Horry County Fire Rescue Chaplain John Wayne Tyler
Horry County Councilman Paul Prince
Horry County Councilman Danny Hardee
Horry County Public Safety Assistant Administrator Randy Webster
Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner
On January 23, 2019
in Public Safety
Conway, South Carolina-Horry County Fire Rescue is holding a smoke alarm blitz, this Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This event was previously scheduled in December but was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Firefighters will be going door-to-door installing smoke detectors in four locations around Horry County. Message boards were posted in the communities earlier this week to let local residents know about tomorrow’s event.
“Smoke detectors save lives, and we are committed to ensuring the fire and life safety of Horry County residents,” said Horry County Fire Rescue Chief Joseph Tanner. “The smoke alarm blitz has been a very successful program here, and we will continue to host these and other fire safety events in our community.”
Each of Horry County’s four battalions will be working at four different locations—
Battalion 1: Woodridge Mobile Home Park off Mineola Avenue in Little River
Battalion 2: Backwoods Mobile Home Park off Peachtree Rd. in Socastee
Battalion 3: Saddlebrook Mobile Home Park off Long Avenue Extension
Battalion 4: Chase Street off Hwy 917
Residents who would like to request a smoke alarm can fill out the online request form here.
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